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UK hard rock trio SKAM have announced the release of a new single and video – Take It Or Leave It. The song is the third to be taken from a brand new album, The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard set for release on 17 November. TAMOGG is their third album and...
AMBERIAN DAWN are never at a loss for Symphonic Metal that moves your deepest soul. Lyrically these Finns drift with captivating fantasy stories. Check out a brand new track off of their forthcoming album Darkness of Eternity! AMBERIAN DAWN mastermind Tuomas Seppälä gives a deeper insight to “I’m The One”: “I’M THE...
Hailing from the North Eastern fishing town of Grimsby, UK, THE BREW have gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting live rock acts in Europe today. To date they have released five chart topping albums to their credit, in their unchanged, original lineup, featuring, Tim Smith on bass,...
The Professionals are back! Formed from the ashes of the Sex Pistols, the band is ready to release the brand new studio album What In The World, available October 27 via The End/Automaton Records. The album is available to pre-order on digital, CD and LP formats. Exclusive pre-order bundles are also available...
English feel-good rockers Massive Wagons have signed a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records. Formed in Lancashire by brothers Adam (guitar) and Alex (drums) Thistlethwaite, both in their 20s, Massive Wagons are the newest rock ‘n’ roll hopefuls to sign to Earache.  Rounded out by Barry “Baz” Mills (vocals) and Adam...
Classic Rock icon Adrian Vandenberg will be bringing his Vandenberg’s MoonKings to London on Saturday 17th February 2018 for a night of high octane rock and roll. They will be playing London’s down and dirty rock n roll hub The Underworld to play songs from their new album ‘MK II’ which will be released on 3rd November 2017 via Mascot Records....
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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

Walking onto the platform at Bridge Street had me more excited than I had felt in the past year, not just because it was my first gig in a while, but because I was finally getting to see the mighty Papa Roach! One of Nu-metal’s finest, Papa Roach were...
Glasgow likes to party for the late September bank holiday weekend. The four day weekend tends to see a raucous atmosphere in the city, and with the added bonus of a little known football match thrown in, it’s one of those nights when you try not to make eye...
It feels like a long long time since I last saw Anathema headline in Scotland. The last time they played here, and were the main act, I believe was in 2014, but the last time I managed to catch them headlining was way back in 2008. Since then, I’ve...
Situated within the centre of a bustling Bristol, the Thekla is, ironically, a hidden gem. The boat is, by far, my favourite concert venue in the whole of the UK – and I’ve done a fair bit of travelling! Imagine my delight when I heard that the lovely Ryan...
Festivals seem to get more and more expensive every year. Add together £200+ for a ticket, £100 for camping (in the live-in field, obviously – I’m no spring chicken), another £50 for the Friday night bill, announced after tickets for Friday and Saturday had gone on sale (tut tut,...
Sunday dawns at Steelhouse Festival, and the weather finally looks to be clearing. We are kept waiting at the gate as Saxon’s road crew complete a very meticulous sound check. When we are finally allowed into the arena, the organisers have laid down large piles of hay to try...
For the first ‘proper’ day at Steelhouse Festival, the rain had stopped for a while, and in daylight it was clear just how much the weather had destroyed the site. It also became clear just how beautiful this place is, with views for miles and the biggest sky I...
As enjoyable as the recent Ritchie Blackmore/Rainbow gigs were, it was obvious to all that the band suffered from a lack of time together, and that playing only a handful of gigs had its pitfalls. Massive, on the other hand, have been on the road since what seems like...
Back in 2011, Cheap Trick were on the bill for Download Festival. It was my partner’s first festival, and I told her they were a band we had to see. Great songs, energetic stage presence, cool guitars… what else could you want? The band introduced themselves as a “new band from...
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This is Kiss with all the bells and whistles... and by bells and whistles, I really mean smoke, flash bombs, pyro, and fricken laser beams! There is something strangely reassuring about a massive rock “show”

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ALBUM REVIEWS

I The Mighty have a new album, and boy, was it worth the wait! Entitled ‘Where the Mind Wants To Go/ Where You Let It Go’ it is the third album from the San Francisco quartet. ‘Degenerates’, opens the album with a slow, peaceful riff combined with a layer...
With Vixen taking a little breather after reforming a few years back, the timing is perfect for vocalist/guitarist Janet Gardner to release her debut solo album. Given the fact that Gardner has been in the business of music for decades now, it’s a fair question to ask; why now?.....
On his latest album Jake Smith, aka The White Buffalo, continues with tales of love, loss, redemption, and the darker side of life. What’s different about ‘Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights’ is that it is perhaps the most electrified that Smith has sounded so far. The acoustic driven storytelling is...
In the past, Klogr (pronounced Kay-log-are) have supported Prong. Next month, they are out on the road with The Rasmus. Talk about one extreme to the other, but, in a sense, that merely enhances the widespread appeal of the Italian/American band. The juxtaposition of the melodic aspects of Klogr,...
Jared James Nichols’ new album “Black Magic” is the follow up to his 2015 debut “Old Glory & The Wild Revival.”  Over the past 4 years Jared has built on his solid reputation as a stunning guitarist, having shared stages with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Glenn...
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 bonafide classic that still sits amongst the top...

INTERVIEWS

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....
Female fronted, five piece, Chigurh have just recently released their brand new E.P. “The Struggle”. I caught up with bass player, Marco van der Schans, and asked him about the new E.P. and what’s going on with the band. Hi Marco, you’ve recently just released your E.P, “The Struggle”....

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