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!

Black Star Riders Release Fifth Trailer for ‘Heavy Fire’

Black Star Riders Release Fifth Trailer for ‘Heavy Fire’   BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band unveil the fifth video trailer in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss some of their early influences and favourite bands and …

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HRH Launches HRH Sleaze

HRH (Europe’s leading residential festival provider) Launches HRH Sleaze Often described as “heavy metal’s bastard child”, Sleaze is as much about the attitude and pose as the music: music full of rebellion, aggro, and downright nastiness, not to mention more tight black leather and tattoos than most can comfortably dream …

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Ruts DC New Single & Tour Announced

RUTS DC NEW SINGLE TO BE RELEASED MARCH 3 UK TOUR WITH THE STRANGLERS NOW ON SALE Following hot on the heels of the band’s critically acclaimed late 2016 album Music Must Destroy, RUTS DC are gearing up to take 2017 by storm with a new single ‘Kill The Pain.’ …

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Annihilator – Announce “Triple Threat” Out On 27th January Via UDR

Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator will release “Triple Threat” via UDR Music on January 27th, 2017 Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator have lacerated many senses over the years with their supreme, aggressive metal mastery, and on January, 27th, 2017, their legion of loyal fans can look forward to …

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Chrome Molly – New Album “Hoodoo Voodoo” – Out On January 27th 2017 via EARMUSIC

Chrome Molly – New Album “Hoodoo Voodoo” – Out On January 27th 2017 via EARMUSIC Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980’s, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining the CBGB …

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Pogo Playlist – 20 British Punk Songs

This one has been so hard to limit to twenty songs! I’m not even a Punk, per se, I’m a Rock Chick although my taste in music leans more towards the harder, sleazier element than the soft! Every time I think I’ve got the list finalised I think of another …

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Black Star Riders Release Fourth Trailer for ‘Heavy Fire’

Black Star Riders Release Fourth Trailer for ‘Heavy Fire’ BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In anticipation of this release, the band have unveiled a fourth video in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss how the album’s title track …

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Zonetripper Release ‘Disconnected’ Music Video

Zonetripper Release ‘Disconnected’ Music Video Swedish metal band ZONETRIPPER released a music video for ‘Disconnected‘, it’s the first single out of their debut album, due for release later this year. ZONETRIPPER was formed by metal and rock producer Fredrik Reinedahl (Solstafir, Peter Dolving, Opeth, In Flames). The video can be viewed here: …

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Black Star Riders Premiere New Video ‘Testify Or Say Goodbye’

Black Star Riders Premiere New Video ‘Testify Or Say Goodbye’ BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band premiere the new video for second single, ‘Testify Or Say Goodbye‘. Frontman Ricky Warwick comments on the track: “Power, glory, rock n …

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Iron Bastards Unleash New Music Video

French Fast & Dirty Rockers Iron Bastards Unleash New Music Video ‘Vintage Riders’ A few days afer the official release of their second full-length album, French fast & dirty rock’n’roll power trio Iron Bastards just unleashed a brand new music video illustrating the song “Vintage Riders” from their filthy ‘Fast & Dangerous’ still available …

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UK Subs – Endangered Species (Deluxe Reissue)

With 2016 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary, Cleopatra Records released a special deluxe reissue of their 1982 Punk Rock classic album Endangered Species (more information about the band and album can be found in the press release here). Formed by Charlie Harper in 1976 and originally called The Subversives the …

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Born To Destruct – Devasteight With Destruction

Some great punk rock anthems on here which will make terrific sing along at the top of your voice songs at live shows. Should appeal to fans of Dirt Box Disco, Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions, The Exploited and Sandie Shaw! Ok maybe not the latter, but I'd love to see Born To Destruct's Eufuckinphoric as the UK's entry for The Eurovision Song Contest 2017!

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Metal Blade Records to be inducted into “The Hall of Heavy Metal History”!

Metal Blade Records to be inducted into “The Hall of Heavy Metal History”! As part of Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary celebration in 2017, “The Hall of Heavy Metal History” will induct the label at an all-star ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday, January 18th at the Anaheim Expo Center …

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Cult of Luna “Years In A Day” – Announcement

Cult of Luna “Years In A Day” – Announcement   A few years ago we took the decision to keep touring to a minimum. The sole reason was to prevent us from burning out, to keep the flame and the passion burning. But the experiences on the road that we’ve …

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Bloodstock Releases Remaining VIP Tix & Announces 2017 Payment Plan

Bloodstock Releases Remaining VIP Tix & Announces 2017 Payment Plan   With Christmas almost upon us, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a-buzz with 2017 planning.  The remaining VIP ticket allocation is now available for purchase, as well as VIP upgrades for those who’ve already purchased their weekend ticket.  Don’t hang around to …

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Toseland – Announce New Double A Side ‘Fingers Burned/Bullet’

Double A Side Single: “Fingers Burned/Bullet” Release Date: 31st March 2017 UK Tour Dates April 2017 Headline At Planet Rock’s Winter’s End Festival – Feb 2017 Toseland is pleased to announce the release of double A side “Fingers Burned/Bullet” on March 31st 2017. The release will feature “Fingers Burned”, taken …

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Esprit D’Air Releases Comeback Single “Rebirth”

Esprit D’Air Releases Comeback Single “Rebirth” London-based space metal band Esprit D’Air release their comeback single, “Rebirth”, performing in Paris and London to celebrate. Esprit D’Air have just dropped their new single, “Rebirth” on their new official VEVO channel. “Rebirth” is now out worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, …

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Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics Release ‘This is Creep’ Video

Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics unveil This is Creep video a homage to Scott Weiland  “The Man With Stars On His Knees” is coming out very soon, and a huge influence on the record came from 90’s rock. Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam amongst others all played …

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Ginger Wildheart Release Charity Single ‘Fuck You Brain’

Ginger Wildheart Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention & Releases Charity Single ‘Fuck You Brain’ Ginger Wildheart is releasing a single for Suicide Prevention at Christmas to promote Mental Health Awareness and the proceeds will go to The Samaritans. The lead track is called Fuck You Brain, recorded with Ginger’s friend Ryan Hamilton.  Along with Fuck You Brain, the single includes …

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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein of Misfits Announces European Tour Dates

Coming off the heels of one of the most celebrated reunions in Musical history, Legendary MISFITS guitarist DOYLE WOLFGANG VON FRANKENSTEIN heads back out with his eponymous solo band, featuring vocalist Alex “Wolfman” Story (Cancerslug), bassist Brandon Strate, and drummer Brandon Pertzborn, this time for a massive European expedition, playing songs from their skull-crushing debut LP ABOMINATOR, (released in 2013 on Doyle‘s own MONSTERMAN RECORDS) …

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