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Straight off the back of releasing a new single, UK hard rock trio SKAM have announced that they will be heading out on the road with fellow Brit-rockers, Voodoo Six. The dates run throughout September and take in cities across England, Scotland & Wales in what is sure to...
King King have released the video for new single (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ which you can check out above, download or stream the single from itunes here  King King are pleased to announce their biggest UK tour to date. The band will play a series of high profile...
With their latest masterpiece, EPICA set new standards. 2016’s The Holographic Principle is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. Accordingly, all the tracks written for the album process are high-quality, but...
Metal powerhouse ARCH ENEMY are ready to bring their fierce brand of metal to audiences worldwide as they announce details on their upcoming album, “Will To Power”, out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records. The band are excited to reveal the album’s captivating cover artwork, as shown above,...
ALTER BRIDGE are on a mission across Europe right now – to prove they are one of the best, top notch live acts of our time. Just recently they announced the release of a new live album and rarities collection called “Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities” which captures one...
Buckcherry’s Josh Todd and Stevie D. have launched a new band – JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT and revealed a powerful new music video for the title track off their debut album, “Year of the Tiger”, out September 15th on Century Media Records. The clip, directed by the renowned Chris...
Featured Album Review

Album number two for hotly-tipped Atlanta natives - Biters. With an acclaimed debut album under their belts, and plaudits ringing in their ears from the recent shows opening for Blackberry Smoke...

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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

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...
The opening night of the short UK leg of the Kissworld 2017 tour was tinged with sadness after the recent tragic events in Manchester. Tonight’s gig was made all the more poignant by the amount of young children in attendance. Watching so many happy, excited kids, wearing Kiss make...
This latest set of dates will mark the fourth visit to these shores in eighteen months for Whiskey Myers. Since making their UK debut in January 2016 opening for The Cadillac Three, the East Texans have graced festivals, completed their debut headlining tour, and are now back for an...
There are some venues that are synonymous with Rock and Roll. Donington Park, Budokan, The Electric Ballroom, but I suspect The Wharf, Tavistock, on the Devon/Cornwall border rarely features on any list of must-play towns. Tonight though, it is hosting Snakecharmer, a “supergroup” made up of musicians that have graced...
I seem to find myself waiting for doors at the Thekla in Bristol quite often of late and judging by the sea of excited faces in the queue for tonight’s show, it seems that this is a universal, wonderful, ‘problem’ to have. Tonight, Wheatus were to grace the intimate stage aboard...
The Exchange is an obscure, but wonderful venue. Hidden in plain sight within the centre of Bristol, only seasoned music lovers know to head to this tiny venue. As a result of both the venue’s size and obscurity, I knew I was in for a real treat when I...
Not only is it the weekend, it’s a bank holiday weekend. It’s also pay-day weekend, and there’s only one band to provide the soundtrack for the impending chaos – Hayseed Dixie. Tonight’s gig took place in the band’s “favourite venue in the world” (as declared on the official Hayseed...
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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

Frontiers Music are quickly becoming one of my favourite labels at the moment. They’re producing a vast amount of high quality releases and this debut album from The Ferrymen is the latest addition to their growing catalogue. The songs on here were written by the legendary multi-instrumentalist, and incredibly...
Four reissues from the early stages in the long, illustrious career of much respected German thrash band, Kreator. Often credited as being forerunners of both death and black metal, the early days of the band’s history produced a savage, aggressive sound that influenced many fledgling musicians. Featuring the original...
A band’s choice of cover versions can usually be a good indicator of what the rest of an album might sound like. So midway through ‘Living Free’, the new album from New Jersey’s Colossal Street Jam, the familiar strains of Frankie Miller’s ‘Be Good To Yourself’ gave me a...
‘Life On Death Road’ is the latest album in the long, illustrious career of Norwegian vocal powerhouse Jorn Lande. Whether or not it’s collaborations with Tobias Sammet on Avantasia, working with Russell Allen on Allen/Lande, or “solo” as Jorn, the common denominator is his powerful vocal range. Often mentioned...
German trio, Nitrogods, are back with their latest slab of raw and dirty rock n’ roll. Nothing fancy or intricate, just simple music played the way that Lemmy would have loved – loud! Motörhead are a great starting point if you are looking for a clue to what Nitrogods...
Sometimes an album will just pass you by and go undetected, then your paths cross and it becomes an instant facepalm moment. ‘Wade Waist Deep’ from Thomas Wynn And The Believers is a perfect example. Feeling in a southern kinda mood after paying respects to the late Gregg Allman,...

INTERVIEWS

Hi Steven, how are you and the From Sorrow To Serenity guys doing? Hopefully not too burnt out from touring! “Hi Carol. I’m good thanks! We’re all a bit ill on this run, but plodding on.” Aw, I feel for you all. Aside from the illness, how has the Golden Age UK tour...
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 eclectic album, it makes the head spin! No two tracks...
The Planet Rock Roadstars Tour has just commenced, and we caught up with Daniel from co-headliners Bad Touch for a quick chat. Hi there Daniel, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions. The Planet Rock Roadstars Tour is looming on the horizon. How are preparations coming along? And...
On the eve of the opening gig of this years Planet Rock Roadstars Tour, we grabbed five minutes with Danny Core, vocalist with co-headliners Broken Witt Rebels. Opening question was an obvious one… We have to begin by offering our congratulations on winning the Best Rock Act at the...

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