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Ross The Boss Band – Eleven, Stoke

Jeez. Where do you start to capture in words just how momentous this Ross The Boss Band gig was at Eleven last night? It was to be the last leg of the UK tour before heading off to Spain today and a totally over the top set contained a few …

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Diamond Head – Eleven, Stoke

This gig proved that diamonds really are forever as veteran NWOBHM band Diamond Head delivered a gem of a set to a packed out Eleven in Stoke including super-fan Mike Lace from Macclesfield which made it his 260th gig by them! This was one of the biggest and loudest crowds …

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Slaughter II – Video Interview

. Slaughter II features Brian Grantham the original drummer from Manchester punk rock band Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena Banger, who was in the rebranded Slaughter. For a more detailed history see here. Ahead of their show at the Star in Garter in Manchester on 29th September I sat …

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ALL THAT REMAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM VICTIM OF THE NEW DISEASE OUT NOVEMBER 9TH VIA FEARLESS RECORDS

ALL THAT REMAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM  VICTIM OF THE NEW DISEASE OUT NOVEMBER 9TH VIA FEARLESS RECORDS AND DECEMBER UK TOUR WITH SEVENDUST WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘FUCK LOVE’ HERE Clinging to airtight songcraft, knifepoint precise metallic instrumentation and stadium-size hard rock hooks, ALL THAT REMAINS are cutting right to …

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Villainous – Interview

Next Wednesday, Brit UK beasts VILLAINOUS drop their all-consuming self-titled debut EP. We had the prog-metallers down for a chat…..   First up, what is the full band line-up, who plays what? Sean Stakim – Vocals, Neil MacCallum – Guitar/Vocals, Nick Read – Bass/Vocals, Callum Armitage – Drums. How and when …

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HRH CROWS 2018 – Sunday

Stonewire were first to play in the VIP sessions and it was a great start to the day – Sky has a great voice and the acoustic set showed off the gentler side of her vocals whereas the later main stage set showed off the power she’s got in her …

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HRH CROWS 2018 – Saturday

This was the first day of the first HRH Crows – Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock. Held in the O2 Academy in Sheffield there was a fairly diverse lineup to look forward to over the weekend. Before the main event started, there were two bands doing acoustic sets …

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Bigfoot + The New Breed – Eleven, Stoke

On only the second date of an extensive UK tour (following five European gigs) it looked like a baptism by fire for new Bigfoot lead vocalist Sean Seabrook but he made it look effortless with a confident delivery and stage persona point proven by set opener ‘Eat Your Words’ from …

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Dead Ground – Interview

Dispatching a sound that is a controlling, raw, and immersing, DEAD GROUND deliver music that expresses real value built upon integrity and honesty. The alternative crew release their stunning new single, We All Feel The Same, on Friday 12th October. We asked the band to introduce themselves:     What …

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Siblings Of Us – Interview

  UK threesome SIBLINGS OF US make a powerful statement with their brand new track, A Gang Called Wonder. The song is taken from the band’s genre bending new EP, Gargantua, which hits all outlets on 2nd November, via RetroSynth Records. We had the band along for a chat…… What is the …

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Arkdown – Interview

  If you are fresh to ARKDOWN , the band are a formidable modern metal quintet hailing from Sheffield. The emerging metallers draw from contemporary metalcore and deathcore influences, framed by their own melodic but heavy riff-based style. The Steel City riff beasts have just revealed a new track, Mirrors, which …

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An Evening in the Company of Mick Rossi – Event Review

. An Evening in the Company of Mick Rossi The Peer Hat, Manchester: 18th August 2018 Following a UK Tour which included a show at Rebellion Punk Music Festival in Blackpool. Mick Rossi, guitarist from one of the most underrated bands ever (in my humble opinion) Slaughter and the Dogs …

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ENGLOMANATIC GLITCH – INTERVIEW

If you are yet to hear ENGLOMANATIC GLITCH then you soon will. The band avoid digital sounds and samples, and look to utilise analogue equipment of all kinds, from guitar pedals and old mixing desks to cooking pots. The experimental prog rockers are now geared up for the release of …

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L.A Guns – Craufurd arms, Milton Keynes – 5th September 2018

First up tonight was Stone trigger from Dublin. They’re a great fit for the tour with their sleaze/hard rock sound. Despite being on quite early there’s already a good sized crowd before they start, and It got busier and busier as their set went on. It’s a sign of how …

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Raven – Boston Music Room, London – 5th September 2018

The autumn gig season of 2018 has already started and after a while, the NWOBHM fathers of Thrash Raven came for a show, on a Wednesday afternoon in north London. Support bands for them are the Thrash metallers from San Fransisco Hatchet and the punk-Motorhead-metallers Heavy Sentence. The Boston Music …

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DIRTY OL’ CROW – INTERVIEW

We reached out to rock n rollers DIRTY OL’ CROW, who dispatch an engulfing cocktail of rock & roll, mixing classic heavy metal with the danger of punk. The Londoners release their debut single, Sex Dictator, on 14th September. We talked about their background and more….   What is the …

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Pirate Copy – Interview

Rowdy punk rockers crew PIRATE COPY unveil their forthcoming album, Swashbuckle & Swagger, out on Friday 26th October, via Black Sail Records. We nailed the pirate punks down for a chat over a glass of rum…. What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Captain Kernow – Vocals; Johnny …

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