Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.

Levellers release new single ‘Generation Fear’

The Levellers have released the brand new single ‘Generation Fear’, taken from their upcoming studio album Peace, which will be released on the 14th August via On The Fiddle recordings. Pre-order the album here.Written during the album recording process, the track evolved as a full band collaboration and its immediacy …

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Saxon postpone UK Shows Till 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions in force, Saxon have had to once again, postpone the three UK shows that were to take place August 8th(Glasgow), September 5th(London) & September 6th(Manchester).The New Show dates are in MAY 2021, as follows: Saturday May 1st– London Eventim ApolloSunday May 2nd– Glasgow …

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Def Leppard – Hysteria at the O2

If like me, you remember “Hysteria” being released then you’re officially old – it’s over 30 years ago. It’s an album that saw Def Leppard’s popularity explode and they were constantly in the charts and on TV as the album spawned seven singles. To celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2017 …

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ELZ AND THE CULT new album “BLOODLINE” out now

BLOODLINE is the second studio album by the Istanbul based industrial goth band ELZ AND THE CULT. The album consists of 12 tracks mixing industrial music with dark wave and pop elements and is produced and mixed by Taner Yucel and mastered by Gorkem Karabudak. The album will be released …

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Blind Channel to release new single, Gun

Finnish rock band Blind Channel are back with a brand new single ‘Gun’ on 3rd July via the Ranka Kustannus label. The single is taken from their 3rd album ‘Violent Pop’ and has been produced by Jonas Olsson.  The track has been mixed by the man behind the biggest Volbeat …

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Epica postpone European tour to 2021

The ‘Epic Apocalypse Tour’ with Apocalyptica has been postponed till Spring 2021.‘As we were awaiting our tour with Apocalyptica with great anticipation, we are now forced to have a little bit more patience. This might not come as a surprise, as you have all seen our colleagues in the music …

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Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed

Powerwolf release their first greatest hits album in July. Entitled “Best of the blessed” it’s a mixture of original versions and re-recorded versions of songs, and to make it even more appealing, the second disc is “The live sacrament” – a live album recorded on the Wolfsnächte tour in 2018, …

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Beyond the black – Horizons

German band Beyond the black are back with a new album – Horizons. It’s their second release since a major lineup change in 2016 shortly after the release of their second album. Since that time though the band has gone from strength to strength and the linup has remained stable. …

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Vega – Grit your teeth

British band Vega have been around for over a decade now and have released five studio albums in that time as well as playing plenty of gigs and festivals. I first saw them live in 2011 and was very impressed, and their next album (What the hell) wasexcellent. Sadly for …

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Alestorm – Curse of the crystal coconut

Pirate metallers Alestorm are back with their sixth studio album. While critics will no doubt moan about how they must be scraping the bottom of the barrel for pirate themes to sing about, the band won’t care and nor will their fans, and if you’ve seen the crowds they attract …

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Dion – Blues with friends

Dion has been making music since the 50s having had 39 top 40 hits in the late 50s and early 60s including “The Wanderer” and “Runaround Sue”. He’s not stopped making music and now aged 80 he’s releasing his latest album. For this album as the title suggests, Dion has …

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Samantha Fish releases Dream Girl music video

Taken from Samantha’s latest studio album “Kill Or Be Kind”, which received rave reviews when released in September 2019, “Dream Girl” is a sublime track that showcases the more downtempo side of Samantha’s eclectic musical palate. “The “Dream Girl “ single was released on Friday 15, May 2020. “Dream Girl is about trying to …

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Clutch to perform virtual concert on May 27th, ‘Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1’

Clutch will perform a streamed concert titled “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1” on May 27th. They will be supported remotely by Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. This unique online concert format has been produced in conjunction with Sound Talent Group (STG), and LiveFrom Events and will use cutting-edge streaming technology to close …

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Gojira to debut stream of Live At Red Rocks concert on May 20 for 24 hours only

For the first time ever, twice Grammy®-nominated band Gojira will host an official stream of their previously unreleased Live At Red Rocks concert on May 20, 2020. The show broadcasts exclusively from the band’s official site (www.gojira-music.com) for 24 hours only, beginning at 9pm BST (4pm ET) May 20 until …

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Dropkick Murphys to be joined by Bruce Springsteen For Free Live Stream Performance

Dropkick Murphys return Friday, 29th May for their Streaming Outta Fenway free live stream performance. The band will be joined (remotely) by longtime friend Bruce Springsteen for a special “double play” of one DKM song and one Springsteen song. The full electric performance–with no live audience–will be simulcast worldwide from Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, May 29 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time / 3:00 PM Pacific Time on the …

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Dakesis – Fractures

At the end of March Dakesis released their latest album Fractures. As such this review is a bit overdue but I’m going to take the view that April didnt happen (if it did then surely we’d remember doing stuff), so that means the album has only been out a couple …

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Rammstein announce postponement of their 2020 stadium tour

Following restrictions being put in place banning large events in a number of countries for the next few months, Rammstein have bowed to the inevitable and announced their tour will not go ahead…   Due to local event restrictions related to COVID-19, which now affect almost all planned dates, the …

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Bloodstock festival announces cancellation for 2020

Sadly the inevitable has happened and this years Bloodstock festival is cancelled.  Read the official statement here….   Following the ongoing government guidance on mass gatherings and social distancing, we are extremely disappointed to announce that this year’s BLOODSTOCK will no longer be going ahead. We respect the government’s mandate …

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