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Festivals 2015, Rock and Metal Festivals Poll?

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With the New Year of Twenty Fifteen on our doorsteps, days are lengthening, nights are growing shorter and festival organisers are trickle feeding the metallian populus with lineup appetisers. It is now time for heavy metallers and rock fans from all over the world to begin the annual hatching of …

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Mair interview with Del – August 2014

I check in with Del Wilson, vocalist from Mair about what they have been up to since I last spoke to them and about their next gig at Ivory Blacks on the 13th September. We last spoke to you at Bloodstock last year. Looking back how was the full Metal …

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Wildfire Festival (Les-Fest) launch a Kickstarter Campaign!

With a new name and new location, the Les-Fest organisers have launched a kickstarter campaign. Keen to push the newly branded Wildfire Festival, the campaign is primarily aimed at investing in infrastructure, main bands and advertising projects. Launched only 2 days ago it has already superseded it’s initial target. Wildfire …

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Dave Ritchie – WildFire Festival interview at Bloodstock 2014

I spoke to Dave Ritchie festival organiser of WildFire Festival, which is the new name for Les-Fest at this year’s Bloodstock. Les-Fest- WildFire, now in its fourth year,welcome to Scotland’s award winning, Classic Rock and Metal Festival. Next Festival to be held from Friday 26th June until Sunday 28th June …

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION pro-shot footage from Wacken Open Air 2014

Pro-shot footage of Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection’s performance at Wacken Open Air is available on the band’s youtube channel. The band performed at the 25th Anniversary edition of the festival on the WET Stage on Saturday 2nd of August. The footage includes two new tracks ‘The Demon King’ and …

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Cambion interview at Bloodstock 2014

I had the pleasure of chatting with the guys from Cambion at this year’s Bloodstock. We discuss their set, the band, what they have been up to since the last time we spoke to them in Glasgow in April,Les-Fest,  music scene, what their plans are for the future and more… …

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Demonic Resurrection interview with Demonstealer – Wacken 2014

I had the pleasure of chat with vocal/guitarist Demonstealer  from Demonic Resurrection at this year’s Wacken after they played their superb set on W.E.T Stage. We discuss what they’ve been up to since I last spoke to them at Les-Fest(now being renamed Wildfire Fest), their set at Sonisphere also how …

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Onslaught interview with Sy Keeler, ABC Glasgow 17th July 2014

I had the pleasure of chatting with Sy Keeler, vocalist from Onslaught before their stunning set in Glasgow. With the sounds of sound checking in the background we discuss the band, what’s in store for us tonight, the tour, festivals and US Tour, today’s metal scene, stage divers, future plans …

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Falling Red interview at Les Fest 3 – 29 June 2014

The penultimate band for Les Fest this year was Falling Red.  Not long after they arrived I caught up with them for another entertaining interview (be warned). For those of you that enjoyed their set or didn’t get up to Les Fest this year you can catch them live at …

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DEMONIC RESURRECTION release new live footage from Les-Fest 3

Footage of Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection’s performance from Les-Fest in Scotland is now posted online. The footage features 3 new songs from the band’s upcoming album ‘The Demon King’. The band were special guests on the 27th of June at the festival. Watch the footage below Demonic Resurrection is …

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15 Times Dead interview with Big C & Rab at Les-Fest 3

I chat with Big C & Rab (the newbies) from 15 Times Dead at this years Les-Fest.  After some abuse being directed at Scotti ;) (this is why we tell the children never to talk to strangers – Scotti) we discuss the band and the changes since they have joined, …

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LES-FEST 3 release Main Stage Times

LES-FEST release third announcement for 2014 event

The festival season has well and truly begun and one of the festival delights awaiting many this month is Les Fest in Scotland.  Having already announced their final line up, we can now confirm the set times for each of the bands. If you haven’t yet been to Les Fest, …

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Savage Messiah’s Lead singer Dave Silver embarks on 161 mile bike ride for Charity!

Savage Messiah’s front man David Silver is taking part in this years Heavy Metal Truant Bike ride in aid of the Nordoff Robbins Charity! The bike ride idea started in 2012, where manager of IRON MAIDEN, RON SMALLWOOD, and Metal Hammer Editor-in-Chief ALEXANDER MILAS started the idea of influential people …

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Fede Valls interview, Glasgow, 30th May 2014

After a super night at Fede’s Free Balls Charity Show at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow as part of his Hairy Balls Challenge. I spoke to Fede about how & why he chose each song the the bands sets to sing that night, about the Hairy Balls Challenge, will he be shaving …

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LES-FEST 3 – Six more bands announced

Les-Fest are at it again with a further 6 acts confirmed for their 3rd annual festival to be held at larger venue, Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire. First up and confirmed to headline the Cackblabbath.com stage on Sunday is Irish Power Trio led by former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist,singer and songwriter …

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LES-FEST release third announcement for 2014 event

LES-FEST release third announcement for 2014 event

Keeping things hard, fast and heavy for Friday night Les-Fest announce a handful of bands for their 3rd event in 2014. First up are Manchester based hard groove Metallers Incassum, signed to Rocksector records and with a very successful Bloodstock Festival under their belts in 2013, this again shows, Les-Fest …

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LES-FEST 2014 – The Second Announcement

Les-Fest, Scotland’s award winning Rock and Metal Festival make their second announcement for the third annual event in 2014. With tickets already selling fast, Festival Organiser Dave Ritchie has this to say “Continuing our growth and development as well as our commitment to the rock and metal scene in Scotland, …

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Achren interview with Callum, Bloodstock 2013

I caught up with Callum Kirk, lead guitarist from Achren at this years Bloodstock. We discuss what they have been up to, their set at Les-Fest, their new drummer Ryan Shepherd and what their plans are and so on. Achren interview BOA 2013   Links: http://www.achren.com/ https://www.facebook.com/achrenmetal https://twitter.com/achrenmetal/    

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Karybdis interview Bloodstock 2013

We chatted with vocalist Rich, guitarist Pierre and bassist Jay from Karybdis at this years Bloodstock. We discuss the band, their Les-Fest set, new album launch, Bloodstock and what their plans are and so on. Karybdis interview BOA2013   Links: http://www.karybdis.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Karybdis.band https://twitter.com/karybdisband

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