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Following the monstrous success of their December 2016 UK tour, – which saw Bullet for My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists all over the UK, in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end – BFMV have released a very special multi-format summation of their two...
We are proud to announce the first batch of bands for Graspop Metal Meeting 2018! Many more names will be added, but it promises to have an especially strong line-up this year. Have you noticed that Graspop Metal Meeting goes XL in 2018? That means four days of partying on the Stenehei in Dessel, from...
Gothenburg-based metal heavyweights IN FLAMES surprise fans with a four-track covers EP ‘Down, Wicked & No Good’ out today on streaming platforms worldwide! The band shared the news during their SOLD OUT hometown show at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Get your download here: To debut their cover of DEPECHE MODE’s 1997 hit...
Let’s go! AUDREY HORNE will be back on the road with their new beauty “Blackout” in January 2018 – as a brand new release and for a tour throughout Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland as well. Today the band delivers a kick-ass live video for the first song from...
Following on from the successful release of her debut album ‘Recovery is Learning’ via White Star Records, prog rock solo artist Kim Seviour has just launched a new music video for the track ‘Call To Action’, taken from her debut. Formerly the front woman of progressive rock band Touchstone, Kim...
Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES have begun recordings of their upcoming studio album with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK, which follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release “At War With Reality”. The band has checked in...
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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

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...
At face value, this seemed like a dream gig, as along with headliners Black Star Riders, there were three other great bands on the bill with a ticket price of only £27.50. However, with this came the issue of early entry, meaning that the crowd did not really begin...
Unleash The Archers rounded off a trek through Europe with Orden Ogan and Rhapsody Of Fire by adding a few headline gigs of their own in the UK. Before flying home to Canada, the metal outfit had one last stop, the ever popular Bannermans Bar in Edinburgh. Think of...
A brisk evening in Glasgow couldn’t hold back the throng of blues fans descending on Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, where Dan Patlansky and his battered old Fender Strat thoroughly entertained the crowd prior to headline act Joanne Shaw Taylor. Patlansky has been around for over a decade, but has really...
Not many bands will kick off a gig with a brand new track from an album released just a week earlier… especially a twelve minute long track… but then again, Von Hertzen Brothers are not like many other bands. Prog or not prog? Classic rock or not classic rock? They...
As sure as the sun rises in the morning and sets at night, you know that come November the gig diary will be rammed, and clashes are inevitable. Spare a thought though for those that live in backwater places like say… Plymouth. Starved of gigs, I tell you. Starved....
Supporting live music, running a business, and keeping punters happy is a juggling act for promoters these days. It seems that every other week there is an online petition to save an iconic venue from being closed down and turned into a poncey wine bar. Having a club night...
Plymouth’s underground music scene has been on a bit of a downer since the ‘legendary’ White Rabbit closed its doors some time ago, so it was nice to be able to review a home gig for a change when The Picturebooks bought their unique sound and style to ‘Britain’s...
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. Their contemporaries – the rest of...
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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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Focused around the genres of Metal, heavy/hard Rock, and Blues, Devils Gate Media is currently expanding its team of reviewers and photographers across the UK. If you enjoy discovering new music, going to gigs, and are willing and able to write a constructive review of both recorded and live performances, we want to hear from you! If you are a photographer that enjoys the buzz of being in a photo pit, and can capture the atmosphere and performance at a gig, with all the challenges it presents, we want to here from you too!

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Anette Olzon was always on to a hiding to nothing when she was announced as the replacement for Tarja in Nightwish. Not quite on the same scale of the catcalls Blaze Bayley received when he replaced Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden, but pretty damn close. The two albums that...
Not afraid to think outside the box, Blues Pills have released their second live album in only a few years. Not bad for a band with only two studio albums to their name, but the psychedelic free-flowing brand of blues that they play is tailor made for the live...
New outfit Samarkind are made up of multiple nationalities that I would not like to get into a drinking contest with. Historically, the Irish duo of vocalist David Paul Byrne and Mark Dempsey on bass, South African born drummer Marius Appelgryn, and Polish guitarist Michal Kulbaka should be able...
The debut album from Kent based bruisers Spreading The Disease is a lengthy affair. Eleven tracks in total with a running time of just under fifty minutes. Strangely enough, I had just been discussing with a friend how disappointing it was that the current state of affairs in the...
The impending arrival of Christmas is usually heralded by various occurrences. Mince pies on sale before Halloween, skint councils paying 10 grand to get some Z-lister to turn the lights on, “hilarious” gifs counting down how many Fridays until the big day, and the plethora of box sets get...
Based in London, but featuring a fair dinkum Aussie connection in vocalist John Drake, The Dust Coda might just be the next band to brag about. “The Dust Coda? Saw them when they played to one man and a dog down the local pub, mate”. This, their self-titled debut,...

INTERVIEWS

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...
Before Ryan Hamilton and his merry men, The Traitors, played an incredible gig in Bristol, I was dispatched to find out what makes them tick. As well as Ryan himself, drummer Mickey Richards was also on hand to fill in the blanks… Hi guys! Thanks for taking some time...
After splitting from Eluveitie, Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter, and Ivo Henzi formed Cellar Darling, and have recently released ‘This Is The Sound’, their stunning debut album. I chatted with Anna about the album, getting used to life as a trio, and paying homage to a certain Mr Freddie Mercury....

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