Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

The Planet Axe Tour Collective Announces US Tour Dates for April 2019

The PLANET AXE Tour collective featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie plus Brandon Gibbs (Devil City Angels), and Joel Kosche (ex-Collective Soul). Other members include Robby Miller (Bass) and Kenny Bailey (Drums,) will embark on their 2nd US tour during the month of April 2019. Following dates are: APRIL: 3rd: Rascal’s, Moline, IL 4th: Tailgator’s Live, Cedar Rapids, IA 5th: Mississippi Moon Bar, Dubuque, IA 6th: …

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FUELED BY FEAR Announced as Main Support to IN FLAMES in St.Petersburg and Moscow!

FUELED BY FEAR Main Support To IN FLAMES in St.Petersburg and Moscow! ALPHA OMEGA Management has a huge pleasure to announce that the Swiss Metalcore act FUELED BY FEAR are confirmed, as main support, for the Swedish death metal heroes, IN FLAMES on their tour in St.Petersburg and Moscow! See …

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF JOHNNY THUNDERS to be released on 21 May 2019

Cleopatra Entertainment To Release ROOM 37 – THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF JOHNNY THUNDERS Worldwide on VOD May 21, 2019 New musical thriller has UK debut on March 24th at the Sound Screen Music & Film Festival Cleopatra Entertainment has set a release date for their production ROOM 37 – THE …

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Pet Virus Set to Release New Single ‘Give’

Pet Virus set to release new single ‘Give’ on Friday, April 5th 2019 via Psycho Boy Recordings   On 05/04/2019 the second single ‘Give’ will be released across Spotify, Apple Music & Google Play Hailing from the suburban Merseyside town of Huyton, Pet Virus are a fuzz-laden rock band who play darkly-tinged, melodious …

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ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE AUTUMN UK TOUR 2019

London born rockers ROCK GODDESS will be hitting the road this coming September as they continue promotion of new album THIS TIME, which charted at number 10 in the official UK rock chart earlier this month. “We were so gutted at having to cancel the last few dates of our recent tour due …

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Hamferð announces new EP ‘Ódn’ and releases video for title track!

Hamferð announces new EP ‘Ódn’ and releases video for title track! Faroese doomsters Hamferð will release a brand new 12″ EP entitled ‘Ódn‘ April 12th via Metal Blade Records. The EP will feature the previously unreleased title track on side A and a bare-bones rendition of ‘Deyðir varðar’ on Side B, both …

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Ketzer launches new single “The Wind Brings Them Horses”: Announces European tour!

Ketzer launches new single “The Wind Brings Them Horses”: Announces European tour! On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, Cloud Collider, via Metal Blade Records. Looking on Ketzer‘s musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has …

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HELLYEAH release ‘333’ ft. Vinnie Paul’s last recordings and announce album

HELLYEAH RELEASE NEW SONG ‘333’ FT. THE LATE VINNIE PAUL’S FINAL RECORDINGS  ONE NIGHT ONLY CONCERT  CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF VINNIE PAUL ABBOTT  MAY 11TH AT HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS A portion of each ticket will be donated to the American Heart Association Hard rock stalwarts HELLYEAH have released the first track …

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Diamond Head – New Video “Belly Of The Beast”

BRITISH HEAVY METAL ICONS DIAMOND HEAD UNLEASH THEIR BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “BELLY OF THE BEAST” TAKEN FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM THE COFFIN TRAIN,  SET FOR RELEASE VIA SILVER LINING MUSIC ON MAY 24, 2019.  Pre-Orders available now  WATCH THE “BELLY OF THE BEAST” VIDEO PREMIERED EXCLUSIVELY ON LOUDERSOUND – https://bit.ly/2EQQefd ‘PIONEER’, an …

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BULLETS AND OCTANE Announce ‘Waking Up Dead’ Vinyl Release And Spring 2019 UK Tour

US hard rock band, BULLETS AND OCTANE, have announced the vinyl release of their latest album “Waking Up Dead“, with two exclusive unreleased bonus tracks – as a limited edition of 300 pieces in red vinyl, signed by the band and hand numbered, which will be released on May 24, 2019 via Bad MoFo …

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FAHRAN | New Single & Video “Pyre”

New Single & Video “Pyre” Nottingham based Alternative Rock / Metal group Fahran release their third single “Pyre” 14.03.19 from the long awaited new album V-A-P-O-U-R-S which is set for release 28.06.19. Bassist Josh Ballantyne had this to say “Pyre is one of two tracks we wrote in the latter …

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STONE BROKEN ANNOUNCE TO TOUR WITH BLACK STONE CHERRY (EUROPE) THEN BLACK STAR RIDERS (UK)

STONE BROKEN ANNOUNCE MULTIPLE SUMMER SHOWS IN GERMANY & HOLLAND AS SPECIAL GUESTS TOBLACK STONE CHERRY OCTOBER TOUR OF UK / IRELAND IN SUPPORT OF BLACK STAR RIDERS – tickets on sale now   CURRENT STUDIO ALBUM, AIN’T ALWAYS EASY, OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS     Following the recent success of their biggest UK headline tour to date, with many of the shows selling out and Kerrang! remarking in …

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THEIA Announce Their Support Shows with MAGNUM in June

THEIA are very proud to announce that they have been selected to support rock legends MAGNUM on 4 dates in June. Magnum are enjoying a fully-deserved resurgence and it will be a privilege to play to their fans, singer/guitarist Kyle Lamley said “>We are very grateful for the opportunity and …

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At The Sun – Leave Before The Light

At The Sun

London based five-piece AT THE SUN (ATS) have just released their debut album Leave Before The Light. They started off with a Pledge Music Campaign then decided to open the merchandise store on their website, having agreed to honour all pledges. This album follows their debut 4-track EP which was released in …

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Call of the Wild Festival add Those Damn Crows & Hands Off Gretel to Kilmister main stage!

Those Damn Crows & Hands Off Gretel added to Kilmister main stage at Call of the Wild Festival. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Lincolnshire’s Biggest Rock Festival, Call of the Wild, add, arguably the hottest british breakthrough rock band since massive wagons took the UK by …

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Rattlesnake release and stream new EP ‘Rock You All’

“From AC/DC to Slash passing through Motörhead, Airbourne or Ted Nugent” It’s the story of a “comeback”. After being active in the 90’s, Swiss hard-rockers from Geneva Rattlesnake relaunched their band a few years ago in the same Hard rock / Kick ass Rock ‘n’ roll way and the aim to release …

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Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION release ‘Left Alive’ video

‘LEFT ALIVE’ VIDEO RELEASED WATCH HERE COMMERCIAL SONG FOR LEFT ALIVE  VIDEO GAME WATCH THE TRAILER HEREPLAYING DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have released the video for their new single, ‘Left Alive’, following their sold out show at London’s ULU last week. The song is the commercial track …

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AT THE SUN: Debut Album Released Today

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Scuttlers storm out of Manchester with new garage-rock single

  Visceral Manchester indie-punks Scuttlers storm out of the traps  with their new single Lies In The Sky. The new track offers up garage-rock guitars, frenetic drums and urgent post-punk vocals alongside the young band’s in-yer-face energy. It’s on Spotify and Apple Music now, and you can watch the stylish …

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Diamond Head – Announce New Record Deal With Silver Lining & New Album Later This Year

NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL ICONS DIAMOND HEAD  SIGN RECORD DEAL WITH SILVER LINING MUSIC.  THE UPCOMING ALBUM “THE COFFIN TRAIN” IS SET FOR RELEASE  MAY 24th, 2019 NWOBHM pioneers Diamond Head are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label: Silver Lining Music. “We’re delighted to be bringing …

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