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Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.

High Treason – Silver Bullets

Formed in the late 70s, High Treason released their debut single in 1980 and aside from a couple of tracks that appeared on a compilation album, that was their entire recording output despite the band touring until the late 80s. Many years later the Japanese band Gorgon covered one of …

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Robin Trower – Coming closer to the day

Robin Trower has had a long career so far – the 73 year old guitarist first found fame as a member of Procul Harum (he joined shortly after the release of “White shade of pale”, before starting to release music under his own name. He’s also worked with artists including …

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Gary Hoey – Neon highway blues

“Neon Highway Blues” is the 21st album from guitarist Gary Hoey. When you consider that his first albumw was released in 1991 (28 years ago), 21 albums is a seriously impressive work rate. It’s certainly not a case of quantity over quality either as anyone who’s listened to his albums …

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Reese Wynans and friends – Sweet release

Keyboard player Reece Wynans has a career that’s already spanned over 50 years. He was a member of Second Coming in the late 60s, he joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in 1985 and remained with them till Stevie Ray Vaughan’s death. In more recent years he’s played with …

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Bloodstock reveal 7 more bands

Lucky for some, BLOODSTOCK springs into March with news of seven more bands joining this summer’s best metal weekender and a massive thirteen more coach pick-up locations, making it easier than ever to get you, your mates, and all your camping gear to BLOODSTOCK for a very fine metallic time …

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Pink Floyd announce Record Store Day vinyl release

To celebrate Record Store Day 2019 (Saturday 13 April), Pink Floyd will re-release the band’s second album A Saucerful of Secrets on vinyl. Remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman from the original 1968 analogue mono mix, the release is the latest from Pink Floyd Records, which has supported Record …

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Download Festival adds WWE NXT and 17 bands

Download Festival, the champion of rock events, is pleased to welcome WWE NXT UK to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park across 14-16 June 2019, as well as SEVENTEEN further bands including supergroup Simple Creatures, The Wonder Years, and Dinosaur Pile-up. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT UK Women’s Champion …

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Delain – Hunters moon

Delain’s new release, “Hunter’s moon” was orignally envisaged as an EP, but grew to be a lot bigger. The EP part is the four new studio tracks, but what was then added to it is basically a full live album – ten live tracks. The live tracks were recorded at …

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WHITESNAKE – Announce New Album “Flesh & Blood”

Whitesnake has confirmed a May 10th release date for their upcoming studio album “Flesh & Blood” via Frontiers Music Srl. The album will be available on CD/LP/Digital formats. See below for full details of the various configurations available. Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This …

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Suzi Quatro releases new video

The “Queen of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO releases her first new single and video for the song “No Soul/No Control” today! The song is taken from her forthcoming studio album “No Control”. The video was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and …

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Cornerstone announce UK tour

Cornerstone have announced that the band is going to tour the United Kingdom again – for the tenth time ! The highlight will be be for sure the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, one of the traditional English Open Airs, where acts like THE ANIMALS, STARSHIP or BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST appeared over …

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FEVER 333 unveil new video for ‘One Of Us’

The Grammy-nominated FEVER 333 have shared an official music video for ‘One Of Us,’ which is featured on their acclaimed Roadrunner/333 Wreckords crew debut LP, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS.  The video, which is directed by FEVER 333 vocalist Jason Aalon Butler and Djay Brauner, sees the band demonstrating alongside allies on …

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Clutch unveil ‘Ghoul Wrangler’ video, announce US dates

Maryland rockers Clutch have released a new video for the single “Ghoul Wrangler” from their latest album Book Of Bad Decisions. The video was shot in the Old Bedford Village in Pennsylvani. Vinyl fans might remember the Ghoul Wrangler business card that was included in each 12″ jacket. Many of those …

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ALEXISONFIRE release first new music in 10 years, announce shows & live stream

Iconic rock band ALEXISONFIRE debuted a brand new song, “Familiar Drugs” today. Produced by AOF’s long-time friend Karl Bareham (City and Colour) and mixed by Grammy-award winning Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse), the impassioned banger marks the first time the band has released new music as …

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Kill The Lights share new track ‘Watch You Fall’

After launching their new band last month to great fanfare, KILL THE LIGHTS have shared a second new track, titled ‘Watch You Fall’. Featuring drummer Michael ‘Moose’ Thomas [ex-Bullet For My Valentine], singer James Clark [Throw The Fight], guitarists Jordan Whelan [Still Remains] and Travis Montgomery [Threat Signal], and bassist …

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Amplified festival – the interview

We spoke to Chelle Shaw, part of the Amplified festival media team to get her thoughts on the festival and her colleagues… So Miss Shaw, can you introduce yourself and tell us what your role at Amplified is? I’m Chelle, more commonly known as Red, press tent manager, the fluffy …

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