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Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan Quinn–The Voice Season 10–has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single “Say Hello to Heaven” in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn’s stunning tribute was a complete take, including...
On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic debut ‘PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS’, a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. APOCALYPTICA created their very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has lasted over 21 years so far...
Macclesfield rockers The Virginmarys have announced their new EP’Sitting Ducks’ will be released 22nd September 2017. A collection of four new songs including ‘Sweet Loretta’ (previous Classic Rock Magazine ‘Tracks Of the Week’ winner + Team Rock featured ‘Singles Club’), this self-produced release carries the mantra of ‘Peace, Love, Truth, Music’. ‘Sitting...
“With alter-ego names that could have come from a defunct line-up of Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction Machine, (a bass player called Boozus anyone?) and a set of hip-shaking hard rock tunes designed for both arenas and air guitars, there’s plenty to get excited about on The Wild!’s...
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD have announced their return to the UK. The Los Angeles five piece kick off their tour in Glasgow, Scotland on 24th Jan 2018, before hitting England for shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich and London. Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from...
In support of their forthcoming album ‘Will To Power’, out on 8th September via Century Media Records, melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY have added a string of further dates to their world headline tour which is kicking off this Fall in Eastern Europe. The second run for the “Will To Power...
Featured Album Review

After their departure from Eluveitie the trio of Murphy, Sutter and Henzi have formed Cellar Darling with this, their debut album, making quite an impression already.

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I have been impressed with Sonny Jim for some time now, so I set out to discover what makes this Welsh trio tick... Hi guys, thanks for agreeing to chat with me. Sonny Jim's latest album, 'M.A.D' is such an ...

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LIVE REVIEWS

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...
How can you talk about Blue Öyster Cult without mentioning the C-word? With great difficulty. No matter how many times you see it, the Saturday Night Live skit with Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken still hits the spot. Someone posts on social media that they are under the weather...
So, after a feverish run through South America, Rob Zombie turns his attention to Europe for a string of festival appearances, with some headline shows thrown into the mix. The Zombieheads were out in force as John 5, Piggy D, Ginger Fish, and Rob Zombie hitched their wagons outside...
As Monty Python used to say, “and now for something completely different”. A few weeks ago, a call went out for someone to review Vintage Trouble on their newly announced tour. The photo with the request looked fun, but listening to a few tracks, I wasn’t sure how they fit with...
The Marble Factory has always been a rather ominous building; the barbed wire adorning its exterior has always seemed to signify a point of no return. Luckily, such appearances are thoroughly deceiving! The Marble Factory, in truth, is amongst the most popular music venues in Bristol. Musical icons like...
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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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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

Jakob Samuel has been a busy lad of late. A new album from his day job in The Poodles is due later this year, but in the meantime, fans of his velvet vocals can make do with Kryptonite. The band Kryptonite, the side project Kryptonite, the purveyors of lush...
Although there are many bands out in the world that hail under the ‘Pop Punk’ genre, there is something about SHADED that ushers in a pleasurable new sound. The quartet’s EP, ‘The Better Man In Me’ is their first release, and is reminiscent of all things Pop Punk. ‘Better with...
While folk metal is far from a new concept, Eluveitie are a ‘lore’ unto themselves. It’s hard to perceive the notion of other folk metal bands being able to headline a folk music festival, yet Eluveitie could, more so after listening their latest offering, ‘Evocation II – Pantheon’, 18...
The first thing about ‘The War Within’ that captures your attention is the stunning cover art. I was  impressed before a note was played or a line uttered. An album cover that is open to many interpretations… destruction, ruin and despair, be it on a personal level or a...
Exit Eden? Exhilarating, bombastic, totally over the top, and lastly but most importantly… fun. That sound? That’s the sound of a hammer hitting a nail square on the head. Take four like-minded female powerhouse vocalists with strong links to the world of symphonic metal, stick them in a studio...
Dirty Thrills are a bluesy hard rock quartet from London, UK. Fronted by the son of ex-Moody Blues singer Nicky James, they are bringing back old school rock ‘n’ roll, whilst applying their own spin on proceedings. Dirty Thrills formed after a successful drunken jam night in a quiet village pub...

INTERVIEWS

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”....
New Jersey rock n’ roll outfit Colossal Street Jam recently got the band back together for another trip around the block. I spoke to vocalist Gene Potts about all things New Jersey, as well as talking about the latest album ‘Living Free’. Hi there Gene, thanks for taking the...
Brighton four piece Reckless Intentions are on the verge of releasing their debut EP ‘Lights’, Amy grabbed frontman Matty Halliwell for a chat about what’s going on in the world of Reckless Intentions. Hi Matty, thanks for taking the time to have a word. At the risk of starting...
A Plea, A Promise! So, finally! You’ve released a new single, ‘Grief’. How stoked are you all about the new release?! Has it lifted any pressure? Ben – “I’m so happy it’s finally out for people to hear. This is the most heart felt song we have written and...

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