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Slipknot to headline Download 2015

Here we go again: the mighty cogs of Europe’s biggest rock and metal music festival are turning and the production line of epic live performances is thundering into life once more. Download 2015 is underway. And what a Friday headliner it has produced… The biggest, angriest monster of a metal …

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WACKEN 2015 announce five new bands.

The Hamburg Metal Dayz are running and we just presented five new names for the 26th W:O:A. We think it was worth the wait! Judas Priest – Judas Priest have just released their 17th studio album in July, which proofs that the band isn’t outdated at all. We´re looking forward …

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Judas Priest – ‘Redeemer Of Souls’

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls Artwork

The over-riding question which immediately springs to mind – as it inevitably does with any act with a pedigree stretching back some 45 years, plus a back catalogue which is one of the most iconic and influential in heavy metal – is “are Judas Priest still relevant today?”.  It is …

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Halestorm – Reanimate 2.0 – The covers EP

Alongside their normal studio albums, Halestorm released a covers EP (Reanimate) in 2011, and then in October 2013 released a second one, (Reanimate 2.0) .  At the time it was only released in the US, but happily Atlantic are giving it a long overdue release in the UK to coincide …

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Argus at Voodoo, Belfast – Sunday 13 October 2013

While I’ve often bemoaned poor attendances at gigs on ‘school nights’, it always pleasing to see some shows buck the trend, as it were, and so it is a genuine pleasure to be able to report, right at the outset, that, despite it being a Sunday, there was a very …

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Primitai – ‘Rise Again’

Primitai - Rise Again

Berkshire five piece Primitai have been honing their particular brand of 80s-inspired traditional heavy metal riffery for a little over a decade years now, and this, their third album, is further consolidation of their position of the best young bands purveying this particular style of metal-foolery. While their 2007 debut …

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Ashes Of Ares – ‘Ashes Of Ares’

Artwork for Ashes For Ares' self-titled debut album

Ashes Of Ares‘ credentials are just about as impeccable as they come,  with the the band being made up of former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and bassist Freddie Vidales, and ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams. With the meeting of two such strong forces of nature, you would expect something special to …

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Iron Knights – New Sound of War

You can’t help but feel sympathy for the Iron Knights, formerly Stuka Squadron. Just on the cusp of the release of their new album everything went to hell in a handbasket as a major fallout in the band saw the departure of co-founder Lord Pyre and subsequent mud slinging led …

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Judas Priest ‘The Chosen Few’ cd

Some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world picked their favorite Judas Priest songs for the band’s forthcoming compilation album, The Chosen Few (out October 10th via Legacy/Sony) – and the result is one of the more interesting Priest tracklistings ever put together. Artists who took part …

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Katana – Heads Will Roll (CD)

Dig out the spandex, fluff out your hair and dust off that denim cut off as we have another Swedish NWOTHM band. With sounds reminding you of the best of the late 70s and early 80s NWOBHM scene Katana’s debut album is released. This is a back to basics old …

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