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Doro – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg – 17th November 2018

Fresh from her UK dates supporting Saxon, Doro is doing a handful of headline shows in Germany. As the Hamburg show was on a saturday night and didnt need any time off work to get there, I headed over to see her perform there. The show kicked off early – …

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Skindred – Live At Buckley Tivoli 15/11/18

When a band like Skindred come to town, and when I say ‘town’, I mean literally a five minute drive from my house, it’s an opportunity that would be criminal to miss. I had been looking forward to this one for a long time and had the pleasure of chatting …

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I Saw The World Burn – Buckley Tivoli – 15/11/18

Once in a while a band comes along that just picks you up by the scruff of your neck and carries you away with them on their journey. ‘I Saw The World Burn’ did just that on Thursday night at Buckley’s historic ‘Tivoli’ venue. My primary objectives that night was to …

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Within temptation – Brixton academy, London – 13th November 2018

First up was a support act that was simply the wrong band for the bill – the infinitely forgettable Ego kill talent. They’re one of those generic sounding bands where you can’t remember anything they played once they go off stage, but more importantly they’re just not the right band …

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Nightwish – Accor hotels arena, Paris – 10th November 2018

Tonight’s gig was Nightwish with support from Beast in Black, at the Accor hotels arena in Paris – just next door to Bercy station. The first thing I noticed is that the French fans were very keen – they were queuing outside in the rain long before the doors opened, …

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Pearl Jam UK – Buckley Tivoli – 10/11/18

I’ve never been one for tribute bands. They’ve never interested me. I used to detest even playing a cover song in one of the many bands I’ve been in over the years. It’s not for me. But I go through waves. I’ll get a crush on a band for a …

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Bad Touch – Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent – 8th November 2018

Another fantastic night at Eleven in Stoke as Bad Touch played their finest set I’ve seen from them over the last five years, supported by Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics and Daxx & Roxane making it the best gig I’ve attended so far in 2018. Touring on the back …

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Smoking Martha – Mick Broome Answers Ten Questions for PlanetMosh

Smoking Martha are heading up over from down under this week for a UK Tour which starts in Oxford on Friday, includes an appearance at Hard Rock Hell and finishes in London just over three weeks later. Their debut album ‘In Deep‘ will be released on Friday (9th November) via …

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Saxon – Roundhouse, London – 19th October 2018

After waiting for almost 2 years for them to be back, finally the heavy metal idols Saxon have made it back to their mother country. Celebrating their 40-year anniversary made their show a “not allowed to be missed”, promising two hours of hot flaming action in a marvelous venue, joined …

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MaYaN interview, October 2018

Following the release of the band’s new album, Dhyana, and their album launch shows we asked Mark Jansen and Frank Schiphorst some questions.. Mark & Frank :) Thank you for the interview! Who does the song writing in MaYaN – are you the sole songwriters in MaYaN or are there …

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Gallows Circus – Interview

We had a chat with GALLOWS CIRCUS who have crafted a sound that calls upon the passion of Free, fortified by the snarly riffery of Guns N Roses. GALLOWS CIRCUS release their blistering brand new single, Faith To Believe, via all platforms on Friday 30th November.   What is the full band …

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Glenn Hughes – Electric Ballroom, London – 15th October 2018

Tonight’s gig was relocated from Koko due to the venue closing for urgent structural repairs, and this meant the venue was rather crowded – and hotter than hell with at least one fan collapsing in the heat. First up tonight was Laurence Jones. Wearing a suit he looked far too …

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Vulgore Interview – AoniaFest II – 06/10/18

Kris caught up with Vulgore after their awesome set at AoniaFest II. https://www.facebook.com/The.beast.Vulgore/ Vocals: Ian Bennett Lead Guitar: David Jones Rhythm Guitar: Andy Lovatt Bass: Sam Williams Drums: Hayden Ball

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Gig review Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts at The Brudenell Social Club Leeds

Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – Games Room Weds 10th October 2018. Yew-haw! Rolling, into the small town of Burley, Leeds on their great white steel horse of a tour bus;  American rock n rollers Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts have brought along …

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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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Cauldron and Primitai -The Black Heart, London – 20th September 2018

Thursday night in the heart of Camden and the masses are descending to the Black Heart to see a long promised heavy metal concert and bang their heads with an early start for the weekend. The heavy metal ritual would commence at 8, with UK based Primitai on stage, promising …

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