KarenS

Photographer, lover of books and movies. Can normally be found walking the dog in the rain.

I.C.O.N. to play six Euro shows to promote ‘The Blacklist’

  Following a successful three-week European tour as Special Guests of Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime in December 2015, I.C.O.N are now returning to Europe to play six shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and France to continue promoting their second album ‘The Blacklist’. Metal Bastards in Europe 17 March – Kinky …

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Doomsday Ceremony to release ‘Black Heart’ on April 22nd.

Greyhaze Records has announced the April 22nd worldwide release of Black Heart from Brazil’s DOOMSDAY CEREMONY. Three official videos for tracks from the album are now available for mass consumption below: Black Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_TzhBF3ia0 Slaves of Sin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxndL05KQdM I Am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JggzPyBpbxA DOOMSDAY CEREMONY are a Brazilian band started in the year 2000. The group has …

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Theory of a Deadman, O2 ABC Glasgow, 28/2/16

Arriving at the O2 ABC just before 6pm on Sunday for an interview with bass player Dean Back, I couldn’t help but notice that over an hour before doors there was already a queue forming down the street.  Theory of a Deadman fans are nothing if not keen.  You can …

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Wildfire Festival director Dave Ritchie Interview, 1/3/16.

I caught up with Dave Ritchie for a chat about Wildfire Festival.  Follow the links at the bottom of the page to buy your tickets, they’re selling fast and after yesterday’s announcement that the band creating so much buzz in the rock music world right now, Inglorious, will headline Saturday night at …

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Wildfire Festival announce Saturday headliner Inglorious, more bands added to bill.

Wildfire Festival are gearing up for June’s 5th annual event with another announcement including who will fill the coveted Saturday headline spot. Lining up alongside Wildfire’s exclusive UK performance by Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens on Friday 24th June and New York heavy metal/speed metal legends Riot on Sunday 26th June are fast-rising hard rockers Inglorious. Causing an …

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Theory of a Deadman Interview, O2 ABC Glasgow, 28/2/16

Theory of a Deadman played the O2 ABC in Glasgow on 28/2/16.  Before the show I sat down for a chat with bass player Dean Back.  We talked touring, recording new material, their love for the fans and a duck with a dick.  Yeah, you read that right.      

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Jason Spencer of Wilson Interview, Broadcast Glasgow, 26/2/16

Last week Wilson played their first ever Scottish headline gig and I was there to interview guitarist Jason Spencer before the show.  The bar was busy with people enjoying their Friday night out, so turn up the volume and enjoy our chat about touring, life in Wilson and winning PlanetMosh …

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Wilson – Broadcast, Glasgow, 26/2/16.

It’s just short of a year since Wilson played their first Scottish gigs as support for Halestorm.  Back then they played the legendary Barrowland Ballroom, so tonight’s gig at Broadcast was definitely a change of scenery.  The basement venue, underneath the street level bar, is a tiny hobbit hole of …

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Wolfmother – Victorious

Back in September I reviewed Wolfmother’s 10th anniversary release and commented that it seemed as if they had been around for a lot longer than a single decade.  I also mentioned that the new album to be released early 2016 would be only their fourth studio album in that time.  …

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Wildfire Festival proud to announce Balbex endorsement

Wildfire Festival, Scotland’s ONLY Rock and Metal Festival are delighted to announce their first new endorsement for 2016, Czech Republic’s high quality drum stick manufacturers Balbex. www.balbex.cz/en Supplied exclusively in the UK by Black Cat Drum Distribution! www.blackcatdrum.co.uk Owned and run by experienced drummer John Clelland (Eden’s Curse) the company …

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The Cadillac Three, The Garage Glasgow, 30/01/16

Saturday night saw the arrival of the Night Life Religion tour, with Whiskey Myers and The Cadillac Three bringing a taste of the South to a freezing cold Glasgow.  I had the opportunity to chat to Whiskey Myers’ lead singer Cody Cannon before the show and you can listen to …

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Whiskey Myers Interview – Glasgow, 30/1/16

I had a chat with Cody Cannon, lead singer in Whiskey Myers just before he went on stage in Glasgow.  The band are supporting The Cadillac Three on the Night Life Religion tour and it’s well worth getting down to a show near you.

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Russian Circles completes Desertfest London 2016 lineup

It’s finally here: your complete DESERTFEST LONDON 2016 line-up has arrived! Chicago’s majestic instrumental progsters Russian Circles are set to headline the Saturday night with Pelican as lead support. Not only that, but we have the mighty forefathers of doom Trouble celebrating their 30th anniversary with a very special show …

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Tax the Heat announce debut album ‘Fed to the Lions’

Following a single and a sold-out UK headline tour in December 2015, Tax The Heat are pleased to announce the release of their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, “Fed To The Lions”.   The album shows why there is so much excitement at the release of this record. Previous …

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BLACK RAINBOWS unveil details of new album “Stellar Prophecy”

Italy’s stoner rock torchbearers BLACK RAINBOWS are revealing today the details of their upcoming new album Stellar Prophecy. This new effort from the fuzzy trio follows closely the 2015 release of their fourth full-length “Hawkdope” on Heavy Psych Sounds.     BLACK RAINBOWS‘ frontman Gabriele Fiori comments: “Stellar Prophecy is …

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Stiff Little Fingers announce UK tour dates, launch pledge campaign

After the success of their 2014 studio album release, the critically acclaimed ‘No Going Back’, punk rock legends Stiff Little Fingers are set to tour the UK in February and March 2016, with support from Ricky Warwick and The Fighting Hearts.   The band have also launched a Pledge campaign …

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‘You Can’t Kill Rock n Roll’ compilation to raise funds for Supersuckers’ Eddie Spaghetti

Capacitor Records’ new release “You Can’t Kill Rock ‘N Roll” is a fund-raising compilation for Supersuckers’ frontman Eddie Spaghetti’s fight against stage three oropharynx cancer. It features unreleased tracks from Mudhoney, ZEKE, Jack Endino, John McBain, the first track that The Derelicts have recorded in 25 years and many more! …

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Mohawk release new album, announce LP release in spring.

Four-piece folk/rock/indie/punk outfit from Brest, France, Mohawk released a few weeks ago its brand new full-length record called ‘a.la.li’ still available for CD on Bandcamp / digital on the main legal platforms such as iTunes, Deezer, Amazon…; and just announced an LP release coming out in spring through Bandcamp. In the meantime, the album is available …

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Casket Robbery to release debut album Evolution of Evil on March 4th

Madison, WI Death Metallers CASKET ROBBERY will release its full-length debut album Evolution of Evil March 4 on Mortal Music. CASKET ROBBERY is an up and coming death metal band created by the minds of Cory Scheider (LUNA MORTIS, EPICUREAN, ECHOTERRA) and Dustin Foesch. New Noise Magazine has premiered the official …

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The Temperance Movement – White Bear

We all know the feeling.  Your favourite band announces a new album and you really look forward to hearing it.  Sometimes it’s just quiet anticipation, sometimes we can’t wait and count the minutes.  With this one, I’ve been watching the clock for the last year.  A year past in December I …

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