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Denver doomed heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS have issued the first details and lead single for their anxiously-anticipated third album, Desolation. Confirmed for release on 22nd June, Desolation will see release via 20 Buck Spin in North America and via Nuclear Blast Entertainment throughout the rest of the world. The...
SCOTTISH heavy rock band ATTICA RAGE have announced that Lawrence O’Brien has joined as lead guitarist, following the recent departure of long-term guitarist Stevie Bell. Lawrence, 22, is originally from Dunfermline, Fife and has been playing guitar since he was six years old. He teaches guitar and also writes...
MARDUK will release their new album “Viktoria” on 22 June 2018 via Century Media Records. The pre-order starts today. Click here for various purchase options “Viktoria” will be available in the following versions: Ltd. CD box set (with CD, woven patch, metal pin, three stickers) LP (with inlay and...
British five piece Ryders Creed are thrilled to announce the release of their self-titled debut album on 1st June 2018, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. Hailing from The Midlands, Ryders Creed formed in May 2017 and immediately caught the industry’s attention, winning the Hard Rock Hell’s Highway To Hell...
Intense, sensual and arcane, Diamond Black are a dark-rock quartet based in London. Founded by Ben Christo (guitarist, The Sisters of Mercy), the band deliver crushing riffs, mesmerising electronica and cinematic choruses: a dark fusion of irreverence, intrigue and isolation. Inspired by the heaviness of Katatonia, the passion of Depeche Mode,...
Nashville based rock band Hogan’s Goat has released the Official Music Video for their single “Shit Kicker”. Originally premiered on The Gauntlet, “Shit Kicker” is off of Hogan’s Goat’s self titled, debut album. “We went out to Montana, fucked around, and summoned the spirit of the ‘Shit Kicker.’ No...
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Drummer Deen Castronovo has had the pleasure of playing on some cracking albums. The Bad English self-titled debut was a belter, the last few studio albums from Journey were also pretty damn good too, but ‘Double Eclipse’ by Hardline was/is a

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Leicester trio SKAM are ramping up proceedings as they prepare to 'chocks away' for album number three, 'The Amazing Memoirs Of Geoffrey Goddard'.

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LIVE REVIEWS

“The King Billy” is a great pub in Northampton that has a long history in putting on great nights of live rock music. The venue is relatively large and has the performance area in the corner opposite the bar. This makes it a very up close and personal gig,...
Glasgow on Old Firm Sunday is not really for the faint hearted. When navigating the pissed up jokers on each corner, it’s best to keep the head down and avoid eye contact… unless you are dressed as Jesus that is. Not just a beard like Jesus, I’m talking white...
When asked to review the recent tour from Epica I was intrigued from the start. Three bands, all female fronted, all completely different, and all from outside the UK. The O2 was quieter than usual, Sunday night never really being party night, but those who ventured out certainly wanted...
With The Dead Daisies playing a sold out show just up the road, the initial concern about tonight was that many people would have opted for some Daisies instead of some Wagons, but fear ye not, for tonight when Massive Wagons pulled up outside for the last night of...
Evanescence are back in Glasgow supporting their fourth studio album, “Synthesis”. Essentially, the new release is an electro-orchestral reworking, and re-imagining, of their previous material, but with a couple of new songs thrown in. While there have been many rock/metal bands in the past that have utilised orchestras live...
I remember my first reaction to seeing the announcement for this tour “Wow, am I reading this right?”. It’s not often a touring bill like this comes around, and if you were a thrash fan back in the 80’s, then you couldn’t help but get excited. Testament, Annihilator, and...
The usual busy evening of live entertainment in Glasgow saw queues forming outside numerous venues in the city centre. Joining the line outside Audio for Cellar Darling, it was clear that either we, or the fresh-faced teenyboppers, were in the wrong place. A quick scan of the remainder of...
It was a case of South meeting North when Ryan Hamilton jumped on a jet from Texas for his latest jaunt to these shores. This time it was a full-on band tour by Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors. The Northern part of the equation? That would be Newcastle’s finest;...
For anyone who hasn’t been following Stevie Nimmo on Facebook, the sight of a quartet taking to the stage, rather than the usual trio, will possibly come as a bit of a surprise. Perhaps more shocking is that Mr Nimmo appears to be without a guitar. Most bands, when...
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There are not many bands that can play a venue the size of the Glasgow Hydro (with a capacity of 13,000), there are even less bands from the metal world that can do it, and from the thrash scene there’s only one: Metallica.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Award winning Country Rock duo the Brothers Osborne return with their sophomore album ‘Port Saint Joe’, and instantly the sun comes out to play. Recorded in the small Florida coastal town of Port Saint Joe, the ten track follow up to the acclaimed debut ‘Pawn Shop’ is really just...
Last Great Dreamers pulled one out of the (bowler) hat when they released their comeback album ‘Transmissions From Oblivion’ in 2016. A British glam-tinged power pop band showing our cousins from across the water how to do it. Cheap Trick manage to combine all the elements of making memorable...
Replicating the force of a live performance from Black Stone Cherry into a studio setting has always proved to be similar to capturing lightning in a bottle. With the exception of the self-titled debut from 2006 (12 years? really?), each studio album has only hinted at what you would...
This is the first live release for Grammy nominated Beth Hart for 13 years, and was recorded and filmed at an intimate show in New York’s Iridium Jazz Club. The scene is set with blues drums and guitar tones before Beth Hart breezes in with her warm and rich...
‘I Am Human’ is the first album from Escape The Fate since 2015’s ‘Hate Me’. people change in three years, they evolve and mature (or not), and in general, grow. ‘I Am Human’ is perhaps Escape the Fate at their most mature, the metalcore sound from the early days...
True story; trying to park up in Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow a few years back, just before Blackberry Smoke made their Scottish debut, noticed half a space just after their tour bus and figured that I could squeeze in there no problem. I started doing the reversing-at-speed-trick, just at...

INTERVIEWS

Looking for a new band to prove further that Rock ain’t dead? Familiarise yourself with KilliT, a five piece that are making people lift their heads up from their pints. Here, drummer Pete Jean provides the answers to the questions asked by Fat Dave… For those unfamiliar with KilliT,...
Flight Of Fire are an award winning four piece based in Boston. Highly impressed with their recent album ‘Path Of The Phoenix’, I reached out to Maverick, Tanya, Tia, and Maddie for some background on the band. The obvious starting place would have to be with ‘My Last Gamble’...
Prior to their recent visit to Glasgow I sat down for a chat with Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors, The Traitors being drummer Mickey Richards and bassist Rob Lane. Part one of the chat can be found here. You are all very pro-active online and on social media. Ryan...
Prior to their recent visit to Glasgow, I had the chance to sit down with Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors, The Traitors would be drummer Mickey Richards and bassist Rob Lane. Here’s part one of our chat where they discuss the latest release ‘Traitors Club Year 1’. The latest...

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