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BUTCHER BABIES will return to the UK and Europe in February and March 2018 to crush stages and eardrums with their vicious live performances and explosive energy. Here are all dates of the upcoming headline tour: 20.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rescue Rooms 21.02.2018 Bristol (UK) – Thekla 22.02.2018 Chester (UK)...
German thrash titans KREATOR have released an official video for ‘Hail To The Hordes’, taken from their latest album, Gods Of Violence. The video highlights the bands hometown show at Grugahalle in Essen in March and can be watched above. The video was directed by Matthias Kollek of Vault Video, who also directed KREATOR’s Dying Alive DVD....
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the second webisode for their upcoming debut album, The Age Of Absurdity. Get to know more about the album’s title, artwork and concept. The album is now available for pre-order in various formats here The Age Of...
With a new album in the works for 2018, Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King give a taster of the forthcoming studio release with new single, ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’, out on 8th December on Golden Robot Records. The track hurtles along the rock & roll tracks; think a mix of...
Something old, something new, something stoner, and heavy blues. Yes, Wildfire Festival is back in 2018 with 3 stages, over 70 acts and a host of great new, established and emerging rock, metal talent. Tonight we give you our first 20 names for 2018, and start with NWOBHM legends LIONHEART!...
Straight off the back of their album launch and own headline UK tour, Leicester power-trio SKAM, are thrilled to be announced as Special Guests to RavenEye on their UK tour, throughout January & February 2018. Sat 20 Jan – The Waterfront, Norwich Sun 21 Jan – The Slade Room,...
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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

It takes something a bit special to tempt us out from our rural idyll in Devon to the hustle and bustle of London, but when we heard that the closest Nothing More were coming to the South West was Dingwalls in Camden, we had no hesitation in making the trip to...
Hard to believe that Kerrang! has been around in many different guises now for four decades. When Geoff Barton coined the phrase back in 1981, he could never have imagined in his wildest dreams that 36 years later Kerrang! would be a multimedia byword for music to piss your...
One of the problems being a music fan living in the far South West is that there are so few live music venues, so it was a pleasant surprise to see Kobra And The Lotus playing an independent pub venue not that far up the road, in the backwater town of Bridgwater,...
If you’ve got tickets for the Gun show, you ought to make it to one in their native Glasgow, and if it’s Glasgow, it needs to be the Barrowland Ballroom (or ‘The Barras’). A venue that any self-respecting music fan HAS to visit at least once in their lifetime, it...
From humble beginnings, practising in a soundproofed shipping container in a dingy London car park, Hunter And The Bear have gone from strength to strength. Releasing their debut album, ‘Paper Heart’, in May this year, making fans all over the country – particularly after their remarkable stint supporting Eric...
As the old football cliché goes, “form is temporary, class is permanent”. Not quite as snappy as “jumpers for goalposts”, but still it paints a vivid picture. The same could be applied to American rock “supergroup” Mr Big, a classic bend of commercial hard rock and staggering musicianship that...
For The Cadillac Three, it was the last date on their ‘Long Hair Don’t Care’ tour. For the Brothers Osborne, it was the chance to add a few numbers to their headlining tour in May 2018. For everyone else, it was the perfect excuse to turn a Monday night...
Tonight, Bad Touch passed through Bristol as part of their first headline tour. I was intrigued to see how one of the elite group of always-busy, much-admired support acts seeming to constantly tour the UK would step up to the demands of a full set.  First up tonight were...
Another gig, another multi band line-up, another early doors, and sadly another band taking to the stage with a handful of people in attendance. This time H.E.A.T were in town, along with fellow Swedes Degreed, and Swiss rockers Black Diamonds. Through the TV monitor at the top of the...
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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

Often overlooked when it comes to arguments about what album should be considered the finest hour of Rush, ‘A Farewell To Kings’ sometimes suffers from the “2112 or Moving Pictures” debate. There’s no denying it is a class album, and here it celebrates forty candles on the birthday cake...
Upon hearing Stray Train for the first time, you could be forgiven for thinking that they were another fine band in the ever-bulging bag of new British rock bands bubbling under. Or that they were another fine band coming out of Sweden, Germany, or one of the other hotbeds...
It’s not until you line them all up in a collection like this that you remember just how many bangers Five Finger Death Punch have in their arsenal. “Arena sized anthems” is an often over-used phrase, but the platinum-selling Americans have them by the bucketload. Exhibit A – ‘Wash...
Now that halloween, bonfire night, thanksgiving, and black Friday have passed, is it safe to mention the C-word? Now that family packs of mince pies are being devoured with ease on a regular basis, can we talk about December 25th without risk of a slap? ‘From Spirits And Ghosts...
Schoolboy crushes: Olivia Newton-John when she had that makeover in Grease, and Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family. Lily Munster ran a close third. Whereas memories of Newton-John faded, Morticia Addams is still rattling around in my head five decades later. Give me the French speaking...
After the release of their last album, ‘M.A.D (Middle Aged Debauchery)’, tragic circumstances dictated the path that Welsh trio Sonny Jim would journey down. ‘Dead Man Walking’ is the end result of Sonny Jim guitarist/songwriter Lloyd Jenkins wearing his heart on his sleeve and dealing with personal tragedy through...

INTERVIEWS

False Hearts are a new four piece band from Cambridge that caught our ear with ‘Cynical Love’, so we thought we’d get the lowdown on the band for you. False Hearts have only been together for a relatively short time, how did you all meet? “Adi (drummer) and Emma...
Prior to the final gig on their European tour, I was lucky enough to grab the ‘warriors of the frozen north’, Unleash The Archers, for a chat before they took to the stage in Edinburgh. Trying to make sense of my inane gibberish were Brittney Slayes (vocals), Scott Buchanan...
After warming up the crowd gathered round the bar waiting on Seether to appear, I grabbed Mark Morales from Sons Of Texas for a chat. Drinks were drunk, tales were told, and interruptions were made by fans looking for a selfie (with Mark I should add, not me). “Do...
Leicester trio SKAM are ramping up proceedings as they prepare to ‘chocks away’ for album number three, ‘The Amazing Memoirs Of Geoffrey Goddard’. The concept album, based on the story of a time travelling RAF pilot, is due next month. I caught up with guitarist/vocalist Steve Hill, his brother...

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