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Bloodstock 2019 – Thursday

Once again I’m back at a place that feels like home – Catton Hall, or to be precise, Bloodstock festival. It’s my 11th year here and every year it just feels like it’s not been a year since I last left. The Thursday is always a fun night of catching …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 – Sunday.

Here we are for soggy Sunday! Sadly the last day of Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 where (most of) the bands delivered. First band up on the New Blood Stage at the eye rubbingly time of 10.30am were Leicester based tech metal crew Fractions. They created a swirling metal vortex …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 – Friday.

Music wise, 2019 was my favourite Bloodstock Open Air Festival I’ve attended in the last eleven years, weather wise it was the worst as mother nature tested the mettle of the metalheads but came out in second place to a packed out Catton Hall in Alrewas, Walton-On-Trent. First band of …

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Born Zero – Interview

We spoke to newcomers BORN ZERO about their formation and more, see below. What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Iggy Pritchard – 19 – Guitar, Backing Vocals Tom Smith – 18 – Bass Charlie Breasnan – 19 – Drums Levi Louie – 19 …

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InAir – Interview

  Rising UK Alt Rockers  InAir are back with a new single,  Chemicals  and forthcoming sophomore EP, Dreamful, out Friday 13th September. We asked the guys to fill us in about their background and more….   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? We …

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Ramblin Man 2019 – Sunday

The first band of the day for me was Sweet Crisis, opening proceedings on the Blues stage. It’s only a quick visit before I had to head off to see another band, but what I heard sounded very good with a mix of classic and modern influences. Definitely a band …

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Ramblin Man 2019 – Saturday

For me, Saturday at Ramblin Man started with a quick trip to the VIP area to see Bad Touch doing an acoustic session for the VIP ticket holders. They’d got a big crowd and their short set sounded great. Over on the Prog stage, Israeli band Scardust were the first …

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Destroy Planets – Interview

Brit noisemakers DESTROY PLANETS! are set to rise with the release of their new EP, Mass X Gravity, out on Friday 23rd August. The band have also just dropped a new single, Absolution – https://youtu.be/n5rdF-onGb4 , which is out now. We chatted to the fivesome about their beginning and more…. …

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Floorboards – Interview

UK Emo crew FLOORBOARDS are primed to make their mark on proceedings. The ferocious foursome have just dropped their explosive new single, Low. We asked the guys to introduce themselves: What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Jay Mansfield – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar …

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SOS Festival Review 12-14 July 2019

SOS Festival delivered its biggest and best festival to date. Celebrating its 12th year, it took place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Organised by Lynne Hampson and her great team. Lynne has succeeded in creating an amazing family-friendly rock/metal festival. This year SOS Festival delivered one of the best they’ve …

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Ramblin Man 2019 – Friday

The 2019 edition of Ramblin Man kicked off on Friday afternoon with Australian rockers The Lazys. I’d seen them a couple of months ago in a small venue and been impressed, so was looking forward to seeing them again. On the big Ramblin Man main stage they seemed just as …

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Forlorn Hope – Interview

Brit heavy metal quintet FORLORN HOPE release their debut album, Over The Hills, on Friday 26th July. We had a chat with the band about this intriguing new release and more:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument?   Chris Simpson – lead …

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Massive Wagons – Chester Live Rooms – 13/07/2019

I’ve been to many Massive Wagons gigs over the years but this one with my eyes and ears saw them reach their full potential. Whether it comes from opening up recent stadium shows with Status Quo and Lynyrd Skynyrd above them, I’m not sure but this performance at the Live …

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Spring.Fall.Sea – Interview

SPRING.FALL.SEA are a band that you need to hear. Expressing a sound that incorporates post-hardcore, heavy pop and electronica, the hugely energetic rock trio will release their blistering new EP, Time + Tide, out Friday 6th September. The Londoners have also just released a stunning new single, Strangers –   https://youtu.be/JfwnjDWqZeg …

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