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Lita Ford – Islington academy, London – 12th March 2017

Rock Goddess opened the night with a set based around songs from their 80s albums.  The band reformed a few years ago with the original lineup, and are yet to release a new album although they do feature a new song tonight, “Back off”, to which they got the crowd …

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Monster Truck, Limelight 2, Belfast, 13/3/17

Opening the show tonight are German duo The Picturebooks.  A few technical issues do nothing to dampen the band’s enthusiasm. Supporting Monster Truck will help gain them a new following. After a short set, highlights were ‘Bad Habits Die Hard’ and ‘Your Kisses Burn Like Fire’. If they seem like an …

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Triverse Massacre – Interview

Brit riff beasts Triverse Massacre make their mark with the release of their new EP Hades, out 26th May. We sat down for a chat and got the guys to fill us in on their background….   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? We have Liam Stark on …

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The Parallax Method – interview

UK modern instrumental prog crew drop their captivating new concept EP, The Squid, on Friday 12th May. We got the guys to fill us in on their background: What is the full band line-up? Instrumental Prog Rock trio: Danny Beardsley – guitars, Dave Wright – drums and Ben Edis – bass.   How …

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Tarja – Koko, London – 10th March 2017

Tonight was the second UK date for Tarja, and the attendance was good – by the time she came on stage moving around the venue was difficult due to the packed crowd.  The support act on this leg of her European tour is My Own Ghost, a band from Luxembourg. …

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Bad Ass Bash – Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield, 4/3/17.

An earlier start with almost twice as many bands as the previous day saw a mad dash for a Wetherspoons fry up before heading off once again to the Snooty Fox Club. On arrival a line up change saw planned third band Cadence Noir opening proceedings as they were two …

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Bad Ass Bash – Snooty Fox Club,Wakefield, 3/3/17.

A welcome return for me to Wakefield for the annual Bad Ass Bash saw all the bands booked by event organiser Martin Short playing for free with the proceeds once again going to Ian’s Chain and chART charities. Seventeen bands for only £14.50 was a sure fire bargain with proceedings …

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Matter Of Mind Interview

Up and coming rock crew MATTER OF MIND have set loose their firecracker of a video Far Too Wrong (https://youtu.be/2N7VrWDxZG8) . With comparisons to Biffy Clyro and The Foo Fighters, Matter Of Mind are sure to rise. We sat down for a talk about their beginnings and more:   What is the full …

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Dan Reed Network – Chester Live Rooms, March 4, 2017

Spontaneous fizz, crackle and sparkle – along with superb musicianship – are definitely the order of the day on Dan Reed Network’s Fight Another Day tour.   With Special Guests, VEGA, storming onto stage in support with as tight a 45 minute set as anybody could hope for, the stunning …

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HRH Metal – O2 academy, Birmingham- 11-12 February 2017

This was the first HRH event to be held in Birmingham, and was the first HRH metal.  One of many HRH events, it’s clearly aimed at the same fans as Hammerfest, but in a location far more convenient for many people. Saturday The event has three stages, with the main …

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Megacone interview, Holyhead (Dublin Packet) 28/02/17

It was a pleasure to get to chat with the five lads from Megacone on the eve of their first ever tour away from Dublin A really talented group of musicians who are out on a mission to bring something fresh and different to the table. Be sure to catch …

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2far2jump – Get grilled

UK pop-punkers ‘2far2jump‘ release their debut EP ‘First Attempts At Everything’ in May. We had a chat with the band about their background and more…..  What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Alistair Hynes – Lead singer, Rupert Barker – Lead Guitar, Aaron Mann – Drums, Matt Munday …

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Interviews: Auraelis and Myst, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol

Last week, the second heat of Bristol’s Metal 2 the Masses took place with another two spots in the semi-finals up for grabs. Have a read of the show here and then proceed below to find out a little bit more on Auraelis and Myst, the winners of the night in question. Auraelis For people …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 2, 23/02/17

With Storm Doris battering the country and Leicester City sacking title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the UK was descending into madness. Luckily, there’s none of that in Bristol tonight – or at least, not at the Exchange. Instead, it’s time for the second heat of …

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All Ears Avow – interview

UK Alt Rockers ALL EARS AVOW release their new EP ‘Edge Of This’ On 28th April. We had a talk with the band about their background…. What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Claire Sutton – Vocals and guitar, Jake Willcock – Guitar, Joe Bishop – Bass, Sean …

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The Crawling ‘Anatomy of Loss’ Album Pre-release Interview

If you remember Bloodstock last year (it’s okay we were all drunk too) you will know I had the pleasure of interviewing the most un-miserable bunch of Irishmen in existence to play the Newblood Stage, The Crawling. At that point they hinted of exciting things to come, so let’s find …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 3 – Summary & Interviews – 18/02/2017

PlanetMosh dropped into Fibber Magees on Saturday night for the latest round of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. On paper it was an interesting prospect with a few genres being represented, from Black Metal through to Rock n Roll. Drawing the opening slot (by choice) was Horrenda. This extreme metal …

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