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Gang – All For One

Once again it’s time to bang our heads with the five French lunatics Gang and their latest studio release All For One, recently released via Underground Investigation. The press release statement of “Old school heavy metal” is reinforced by the CD inlay of “The flame of heavy metal is still …

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Absolva – Defiance

Guitars GUITARS GUITARRRRRRS! I’ve never heard an album so drenched in axe work since The Power Of Rock And Roll by Frank Marino way back in 1981 as British heavy metallers Absolva launch a 180gm vinyl format of Defiance that is packaged in a gatefold cover and printed inner sleeves. …

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Screaming Eagles Announced as Support to US Rockers Buckcherry

SCREAMING EAGLES ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT TO BUCKCHERRY – BELFAST & DUBLIN – OCTOBER 2016 Screaming Eagles will be special guests of top US rockers Buckcherry on the Irish leg of their 15th Anniversary World Tour. The shows will take in Belfast (Limelight 2) and Dublin (Whelans) on October 12th & 13th …

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SOS Festival 2017 Announces First Bands

SOS Festival is thrilled to announce the first 9 bands for our 2017 edition, the 10th in our history. Headlining Friday we’re delighted to announce Kill II This. It’s great for us that another Manchester band has the kudos to headline, just as Absolva did us proud on our Friday …

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SOS Festival 2016 Day 2 16th July. The Longfield Suite, Prestwich

Saturday dawned hot and sunny for SOS festival day two and I made it back just in time to catch openers Soma Dark who were another thrash band with shouty vocals but also some melody. They powered through a short set that finished with what appeared to be a metal …

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SOS Festival, final line up and day splits announced

The final running order and day splits have finally been announced for this years SOS festival, held in Manchester. All the details can be found here www.mwaweb.com/sos_2016_info. FRIDAY (Dean Hocking Stage) Absolva 10.20pm (80 mins) Babylon Fire 9.20pm (40 mins) Pythia 8.20pm (40 mins) Strain 7.20pm (40 mins) Beyond Salvation 6.20pm …

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Lynne Hampson – Partner in Rocksector Records and SOS Festival Promoter – Interview

Lynne, this will be the 9th SOS festival, can you give us the reason why you started it; was it purely to showcase Rocksector signed bands. The festival was started to showcase local , Rocksector and up and coming bands. Manchester at that time didn’t have its own summer festival and …

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Five more bands announced for SOS Festival

SOS Festival has announced five more bands for their next event which takes place in Radcliffe, North Manchester on 15-17th July 2016…. CRIMES OF PASSION CONTROL THE STORM GANG DENDERA DIGGETH   To read more about these bands please visit the online version of this announcement here http://www.mwaweb.com/sos_announcement_9sep2015.html These bands join …

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SOS Festival, Radcliffe Civic Centre, Manchester – Day 1 Friday 17th July 2015

What do we know about SOS Festival then? Sponsored by Rocksector records and organised by them and Chris Appleton (founder member of Fury UK and now playing with Absolva amongst other things) who also compered it, it’s now in its 8th year and showcases some of the label’s talent, along …

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Captain Horizon – Imitation Sun

The second full length album from Birmingham based Captain Horizon sees them stretching their musical boundaries even more. Released on May 11th 2015 via Rocksector Records and a well attended album launch/gig in Birmingham on May 22nd shows the leaps and bounds they are making since they were formed by …

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6 more bands for SOS Festival

SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 6 MORE BANDS…. SKARLETT RIOT, THE RAVEN AGE, 13 STARS, HEARTBREAK REMEDY, LIZ OWEN & CHARLOTTE HACKETT Formed in 2010 SKARLETT RIOT have quickly earned an enviable reputation on the UK live circuit whilst their debut release has earned glorious praise from Powerplay, Kerrang, Fireworks, Big Cheese, …

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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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LORD VOLTURE confirmed For ‘Rock In Schroth Festival 2014’

Dutch power metallers LORD VOLTURE to be confirmed for the 17th edition of Rock In Schroth Festival, which takes place in Gondsroth, Germany, on 5/6 September 2014. Other bands confirmed include WIZARD, ODIUM, DIMELESS and ACID DEATH, headliners to be announced soon. LORD VOLTURE is a heavy metal band hailing …

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LORD VOLTURE announce ‘Pure Evil Hides In Slovakia Tour’

LORD VOLTURE have announced a Slovakia headlining tour ‘Pure Evil Hides In Slovakia Tour‘ with support of Austria’s heavy metallers DIAMOND FALCON, which is due to kick off on October 8th in Bratislava, Slovakia. Tour dates as follow: 08.10.2014 SK Bratislava – British Rock Stars 09.10.2014 SK Trnava – Art …

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More bands announced for SOS Festival

Not long into the new year & we have yet more exciting news of additions to our line-up for the Dean Hocking (main) Stage. We’re joined by London thrash metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH, LORD VOLTURE bringing the classic metal from the Netherlands, whilst Fahran & SKAM bring a welcome dose of …

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Win Tickets to the S.O.S Festival, Plus Dave Evans cd’s.

SOS is a 2-day indoor rock and metal event now in its’ 6th year and the organisers are giving two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of weekend tickets each to attend the event and also the winners will receive a copy of Dave Evans Judgement Day CD. …

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Interview with Velvet Star 21/07/2012

Sleaze/Punk rockers Velvet Star did an interview with Matthew Seddon at the latest SOS festival in Radcliffe, Bury. Although only a catch up interview – talking to the new lineup of the band about their upcoming EP release, what they have been up to since December and why the band …

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Win Tickets to the S.O.S. Festival.

To win a pair of guest passes for the SOS festival, just answer this simple question. Name the band Chris Appleton played in, before forming Absolva. The winner will be drawn at random after the closing date, which is the 15th July 2012.

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