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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

Walking Papers Announce 7 Date September UK Tour

Walking Papers are proud to announce a 7 date September UK Tour, for what promises to be one of the essential tours of 2018. Starting in Nottingham at The Bodega on Wednesday 12th September, the UK  tour culminates with a show at The Borderline in London on Friday 18th October. When writing a song, …

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RYAN HAMILTON and the HARLEQUIN GHOSTS Announce 9 Date October UK Tour

announce 9 date October UK Tour with very special guests Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts are proud to announce the Bottoms Up UK Tour, 9 dates with very special guests Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. The two bands join together for what promises to …

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Sunderfeet Premiere New Music Video “Mushroom Fail”

Sunderfeet

Ten months after the official release of their debut full-length album ‘Nigthtmare For Myself’ which is still available for CD & digital formats on Bandcamp, Stoner-grunge power-trio from the East of France Sunderfeet have just premiered a brand new music video for the song “Mushroom Fail”, shot by J.R. Wiener. Watch the music video of …

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deVience Announces New Single – Beyond The Bounds

deVience

deVience are a Hard Rock Band from London. Their Frontman is currently starring in the West Ends Bat out of Hell. Here’s what they have to say: “We are stoked to announce the release of our latest single Beyond the Bounds. It’s a statement of breaking free from any confines …

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GUN – Announce New Single “Take Me Down”

Gun

Single: “Take Me Down” Release: 3rdAugust 2018 UK Dates 2018 GUN are pleased to announce the release of a new single, “Take Me Down”, on the 3rdAugust 2018. The band have a series of festival dates through 2018 and have just added further headline shows to cap off a hugely …

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LEVERAGE – ‘The Devil’s Turn’ : Comeback EP out 27.08.18

Leverage

Leverage landed on Finland’s rock scene in 2006 with the release of their debut album, ‘Tides’, which generated a buzz with its blend of symphonic and progressive metal and melodic hard rock. They were signed by Frontiers in 2008 for the release of a second album, ‘Blind Fire’, with its follow-up, ‘Circus Colossus’, being …

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BULLETS AND OCTANE Release ‘Fuck You Song’ Single and Music Video

Bullets and Octane

US rock band, BULLETS AND OCTANE, have released a new single and music video for ‘Fuck You Song‘, the track is taken from their new album ‘Waking Up Dead‘, which was released May 25th worldwide via Bad MoFo Records/Cargo Records. The video can be viewed here: The Video was directed by Nicholas Iverson and …

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Monstrosity to Release First Album in 11 Years

Monstrosity

MONSTROSITY releases first studio album in 11 years! ‘The Passage Of Existence’ landing page with first single, front art and pre-order is live! On September 7th Metal Blade Records will release ‘The Passage Of Existence’, the brand new studio album by Florida Death Metal legends MONSTROSITY! For a preview of …

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Cokegoat and Barren Heir Stream Entire New Split

Cokegoat/Barren Heir

Chicago sludge metal bands COKEGOAT and BARREN HEIR are streaming the entirety of their new split album over at Doomed and Stoned. The album consists of the four-part “Sunshine” by Cokegoat and two-part “Tracing Light” by Barren Heir. The site commented “Taken as a whole, both sides of the new split represent an impressive …

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SATAN Announces New Album ‘Cruel Magic’

English NWOBHM legends SATAN announces new album ‘Cruel Magic’ for September 7th! Releases video for first single ‘The Doomsday Clock’ and starts pre-order! On September 7th Metal Blade Records will release ‘Cruel Magic’, the brand new studio album by English NWOBHM legends SATAN! For a preview of ‘Cruel Magic’ surf …

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Alice In Chains Announce New Album ‘Rainier Fog’

AIC

ALICE IN CHAINS L-R: WILLIAM DUVALL, SEAN KINNEY, JERRY CANTRELL, MIKE INEZ CREDIT: PAMELA LITTKY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RAINIER FOG THEIR FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS OUT AUGUST 24TH VIA BMG RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘SO FAR UNDER’ LISTEN HERE BAND CURRENTLY ON WORLDWIDE HEADLINE TOUR ALICE IN CHAINS have …

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Return with New LP The Unheavenly Creatures

Coheed and Cambria

COHEED AND CAMBRIA RETURN WITH NEW LP THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER U.S. CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH TAKING BACK SUNDAY BEGINS JULY 6TH THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES ARRIVES OCTOBER 5TH Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have announced details of their long …

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HALESTORM UNLEASH “BLACK VULTURES”

Halestorm - Vicious

Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm have unleashed “Black Vultures” the lead track on their upcoming album, Vicious, out July 27 (see full tracklist below). The song is the second unveiled from the album, following the lead single, “Uncomfortable.” A new companion visual for the song will premiere next Friday, June 29th via …

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MAXXWELL Reveal ‘Metalized’ Album Details, Video Teaser Posted

Maxwell - Metalized

Swiss hardrock/metal band, MAXXWELL, have announced the release of their fourth album ‘Metalized‘ on September 21, 2018. Metalized says it all – many concerts have left their mark. On the new record, the band rocks harder, catchier and a lot more edgier than on their earlier releases. The lyric video for the title track …

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MOTHER’S CAKE To Release ‘Live At Bergisel’ in September and Announce UK/RoI Tour Dates

Mother's Cake

1  Intro 4:25 2  Streetja Man 8:38 3  The Killer 6:38 4  Hide & Seek 5:44 5  Isolation 6:11 6  Blank Soul  4:16 7  Gojira 7:34 video trailer The ancient Greek and Roman amphitheatres were renowned for their sound quality, with claims made about the acoustics being so perfect that spectators watching from …

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CLUTCH Share Second Single from New Album & Release on Vinyl

Clutch Album Cover

CLUTCH RELEASE SECOND SINGLE TRACK FROM THE NEW ALBUM “BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS” VERY LIMITED VINYL OUT 22nd AUGUST “BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS” OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH 2018 Maryland rockers CLUTCH are releasing the second single from their upcoming album Book Of Bad Decisions as an instant gratification track. iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&app=itunes) Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D3CQNTT). Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/album/0uWlwy6wHD7tGV3FfiVBF0) In …

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Heavy Metal Guitar Competition Series Shredders of Metal to Premiere on BangerTV

Shredders of Metal

HEAVY METAL GUITAR COMPETITION SERIES SHREDDERS OF METAL TO PREMIERE ON BANGERTV ON JULY 23. CONTESTANTS AND HOST REVEALED The first talent competition series dedicated to heavy metal guitar. Six episodes to be released daily during “Shredders Week” – July 23-28 BANGER FILMS has announced its original webseries SHREDDERS OF …

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single ‘Dead and Gone’

THE DEAD DAISIES – “DEAD AND GONE” – OR ARE THEY??   “Burn It Down is a five-alarm fire, a strong contender for Album of the Year.” – Brave Words Magazine   THE DEAD DAISIES are releasing a new single and music video this Friday, June 22nd for “DEAD AND GONE”, …

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BLOODSTOCK announces first RAM Gallery exhibit; The Judas Priest Wall

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce the first details of 2018’s onsite RAM Gallery, one of the more unique elements that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other festivals.  Festival founder and globally renowned artist, Paul Raymond Gregory created the onsite RAM Gallery in 2014 and each year the purpose-built structure showcases not …

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