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Saltlake return with thunderous new track

UK alt-rockers SALTLAKE make a triumphant return with their engrossing new single, Bitter Pill – https://youtu.be/vuR5soLuMHk   SALTLAKE have engineered a sound that merges hooky choruses with expansive and soaring guitar work, and a beefy rhythm section that will blow the roof right off. The Sussex rockers are a trio …

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Quella – Interview

British progressive punk metallers QUELLA put down a marker in the sand with their stunning new EP, Donor Fatigue, out now. The band have also just unleashed a spanking new video, Crown Of Flies – https://youtu.be/Li3iNAtjScc . With all of this in mind, we had a chat with the guys …

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Only the Righteous – Interview

Fast rising metalcore unit, ONLY THE RIGHTEOUS (https://www.facebook.com/OTRBANDUK/ ), have just dropped their explosive debut EP, Severance, as well as a new video for Betrayal – https://youtu.be/mdRkXuU_ETw . With this in mind, we asked the guys some probing background questions:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and …

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The Agonist, Academy 2, Manchester – 3rd December 2019

When I reviewed The Agonists new album Orphans earlier in the year I was totally blown away. The song writing was thoughtful and thought provoking, the vocals ranged from angelic to demonic and the complex musicianship kept me going back to listen to each song over and over again. I …

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Nightlives – Interview

UK electro punks NIGHTLIVES (https://www.facebook.com/NGHTLVS/ )continue their rise with the release of their explosive and all-consuming new single, Ways Of Making You Talk – https://youtu.be/VVCkXnrfNak , out now. We spoke with the band to find out more about them:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who …

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Primes – Interview

PRIMES (https://www.facebook.com/primesbandofficial/ ) showcase a sound that pitches dirty rock groove with contagious melodies and earnest energy. They are now set to plough their way to the upper echelons of the UK music scene armed with their new single, Dreamer And I, – https://youtu.be/hcV4E6VZTjw . With this in mind, we …

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Skid Row at Warehouse 23, Wakefield, 30 November

Skid Row

Skid Row, The Quireboys, Hollowstar and Matt Mitchell ascend to Wakefield’s biggest venue Warehouse 23 for an unforgettable night. 100’s of eager rock fans queued patiently from the door entrance of Warehouse 23, lining up almost around the block for tonight’s ‘Sold Out’ show . Joining Skid Row for their  …

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Anneke van Giersbergen & Kamerata zuid – Theaters Tilburg – 6th December 2019

Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen celebrated her 25th anniversary in music with two special shows last month. Most singers would probably have a few weeks off after something like that but Anneke van Giersbergen is already back on tour, this time with an orchestra. Over the years Anneke has released …

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Sacred Reich – Rebellion, Manchester – 28/11/19

Rebellion in Manchester is a fantastic little venue that catches some great bands and tonight is a prime example. Sacred Reich are touring their new album “awakening”, and have stopped off in rainy Manchester to remind us all how good they really are. I arrived a little late and missed …

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Cascade – Interview

UK rockers CASCADE continue their climb with the release of their brand new single, Angels Path – https://youtu.be/IVvjCNZzSf8 , out now via all platforms. With this in mind, we asked the emerging rock crew a few probing questions:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays …

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Youth Illusion – Interview

Rising UK melodic punks YOUTH ILLUSION have just dropped their debut EP, Terms Of Submission. We had a chat with the guys to find out more:   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Youth Illusion is: Zach Almond – Vocals and Guitar Matt …

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The Wildhearts – The Tivoli, Buckley.

Wildhearts

When is a gig not a gig? When it’s an event and I can honestly say that every Wildhearts gig I’ve been to since the early 90’s has been an event as they are a rare breed of band who have never let me down. I’ve always wondered how they …

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Born Zero – Quiz

Rising metallers BORN ZERO have just released their captivating new single, Raise The Dead, via all platforms and here – https://youtu.be/gNo-YMu9lQ4  . We put the band to the sword with this A-Z quiz: A song that made you want to make music? Levi – Rolling by Limp Bizkit Charlie – …

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Periphery – O2 Ritz Manchester – 14th November 2019

Periphery

Periphery are, what I would call, a snowball band. Let me explain, formed in 2005 they have got bigger and bigger until one day they bowled me over (imagine arms and legs flailing as a giant ball of snow rolls down a hill). Joking aside, I first heard Periphery on …

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D-A-D Review Academy 3, Manchester: 20th November 2019

D-A-D

D-A-D and Hangarvain Review at Academy 3, Manchester, 20th November 2019 There was a chill in the air as I headed into Manchester to see D-A-D, the Great Danes formerly known as Disneyland After Dark, before changing their name to avoid legal action from Mickey Mouse creator Disney. Read a …

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NEPHILIM – Interview

UK Newcomers, NEPHILIM, take from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Asking Alexandria. The emerging fivesome have just released their stunning debut album, Demonic Society. With this in mind, we asked the band for a little background detail:   What is the full band line-up, who sings …

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Element X – Interview

Rising Irish Hard Rockers ELEMENT X have just released their engrossing new EP, All Or Nothing, via all streaming sites. With this in mind, we asked the Dubliners about their background and more: What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Dave Cullen – Lead …

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Gloryhammer & Powerwolf – 013, Tilburg – 10th November 2019

Powerwolf tour poster

In June 2013 a brand new band played their first gig anywhere at the Little Devil – a tiny bar in Tilburg that holds barely more than 100 people. That band was Gloryhammer and tonight saw them make a triumphant return to Tilburg (their first gig here since that first …

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Earthbound – Interview

Brit melodic death metallers EARTHBOUND have just released their stunning sophomore EP, Desolate, to much acclaim. We asked the UK riff merchants about their background and more……   What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument? Vocals: Tom Watson Guitar and Backing Vocals: Louie Penfold …

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