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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!

FM : UK co-headlining tour with The Quireboys in April 2019

FM CO-HEADLINING UK TOUR WITH THE QUIREBOYS APRIL 2019   The UK’s finest melodic rock band FM will join forces with hard rock group The Quireboys in early April for seven tour dates that celebrate 35 years since both acts started out. These two venerable institutions will be joined by Bad …

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Peter118 Release New Single ‘Money and Lies’

Stoke-based punk rockers, Peter118 have just released their new single “Money and Lies” with an accompanying video. Originally the solo project of Peter Field, formerly of punk bands Senseless and Ambassadors of Shalom, Peter118 stormed onto the scene with the release ‘Make It Or Break It’ EP in 2014, when Field …

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HRH Vikings Festival II 2019 Headliner Announced:

The Norse Wind is Rising: HRH Vikings Festival II Announces Their Initial Shield Wall. The Second Coming is upon us: All hail HRH Vikings II. HRH – Europe’s leading residential provider – debuted HRH Vikings last weekend: a stage-storming, genre-crossing, alloy of five – count ’em: FIVE! – forms of …

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King Diamond announces new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Songs For The Dead Live’

  King Diamond announces new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Songs For The Dead Live’; new video “Sleepless Nights (Live at The Fillmore)” now online On January 25th, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, Songs For The Dead Live, via Metal Blade Records. There is only one King Diamond, and for more than …

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Babylon Shakes Announces New Lineup

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Call Of The Wild Festival Announces Sunday Headliner

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Black Sabbath tribute Ninth Star by Emerald Sabbath

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Two New Holiday Songs From The Tossers

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Vomitory: ‘Raped In Their Own Blood’ and ‘Redemption’ now available as vinyl and digipak CD re-issues with bonus tracks!

Metal Blade Records will re-issue the first two albums by Swedish Death Metal legends Vomitory on January 11th, 2019. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the band – expect more releases and live shows next year! Both albums will be re-mastered and released on spinesleeve vinyl in the best quality possible – …

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The Crown Announces Vinyl Re-issues and European Tour Dates

The Crown announces vinyl re-issues for ‘Crowned In Terror’, ‘Crowned Unholy’ and ‘Possessed 13’; European tour to kick off in December Unholy Swedish Deathrace Kings The Crown have just announced vinyl re-issues for three of their classic albums: Crowned In Terror, Crowned Unholy, and Possessed 13. Available January 11th, fans can pre-order copies now from Indie …

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Hate from Poland enter the studio

Polish Death Metal squadron Hate is preparing to head to the studio in December to record the follow-up to 2017’s Tremendum. The new opus, bearing the working title Salve Ignis, is tentatively slated for summer 2019 and will be the band’s debut collaboration with the legendary Metal Blade Records. Details are still surfacing, but the band …

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LAST UNION Release ‘Most Beautiful Day’ Music Video

Italian progressive metal band, LAST UNION have released a new music video and single for ‘Most Beautiful Day‘ featuring Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass and Uli Kusch (ex-HELLOWEEN, ex-MASTERPLAN) on drums. The track is taken from their debut album ‘Twelve‘, which also features DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie on three songs, and will be releaed on December 21, 2018 through ROAR! Rock …

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BLOODY TIMES Release ‘Alliance’ Single Feat. ROSS THE BOSS

German heavy metal band, BLOODY TIMES, have released a 100 copies limited single CD + 2 bonus tracks and a free sticker for ‘Alliance‘ feat. ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and JOHN GREELY (ex-ICED EARTH). The track is taken from the forthcoming album ‘On A Mission‘. A video trailer feat. ROSS …

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Jawbreaker announce first UK show in 25 years

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A Joker’s Rage release tribute to Freddie Mercury

York unsigned band A Joker’s Rage have released the first single from their forthcoming debut album. ‘Ballet to the masses’ is a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and is has received over 40,000+ views and 1700+ likes in just 4 days. Impressive figures for an unsigned act. The song …

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The Wildhearts – 25th Anniversary of ‘Earth vs the Wildhearts’

THE WILDHEARTS 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH VERSUS THE WILDHEARTS Playing the album in full on UK tour Twenty five years in and the Wildhearts are ready for more – originally formed in late 1989 in the depths of Newcastle, the group are returning to the big stage to perform their debut …

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Tax The Heat – Announce UK Date As Special Guest To Mott The Hoople ’74 Tour

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Iron Maiden Announce 2019 Legacy Of The Beast Tour Dates

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Hard Rock Hell are excited to announce a huge part of next years event!

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BULLETS AND OCTANE Release ‘When We Were Young’

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