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  DUTCH MICHAELS' GIG OF THE WEEK

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Gig Of The Week appears here regularly...

12th/13th December 2014: Wildfire And Ice: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
5th/6th/7th December 2014: Derby Demolition 5 Plus The Peckham Cowboys: The Hairy Dog And The Sitwell Tavern, Derby
Saturday 22nd November 2014: Black State Highway: Merton Manor Club
Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th November 2014: Hard Rock Hell
Sunday 9th November 2014: Billy Idol: Hammersmith Odeon (Apollo)
31st October 2014: Y & T: 40th Anniversary Tour, The Globe, Cardiff
16th-19th October 2014: Classic Rock Tours Presents 'Legends Of Rock - The Originals'
12th October 2014: Crucified Barbara, The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
5th October 2014: Kobra And The Lotus, 02 Academy, Birmingham
27th September 2014: Steve Grimmet's Grim Reaper/Amulet/Dark Forest, Boston Music Room, London
19th September 2014: Dragonforce/Neon Fly, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
6th/7th September 2014: Highway To Hell 5, Glasgow Classic Grand 2014
29th August 2014: Amulet/Flight: The Black Heart, Camden, London
21st August 2014: The Graveltones, The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
4th August 2014: Cambridge Rock Festival, Haggis Farm Polo Club, August 7th to 10th 2014
2nd August 2014: Machine Head/Hostile: Newcastle University Student Union
26th July 2014: New Device/Agent/Ded Orse: The Borderline, London
19th July 2014: House Of X, Borderline, London
11th July 2014: Snakecharmer, Islington Assembly Hall
4th July 2014: Black Sabbath, Friday 4th July, Hyde Park, London
28th/29th June 2014: Ghost Fest, Leeds University
21st June 2014: Winger, 02 Academy Islington
12th June 2014: Tesla, 02 Academy Islington
6th June 2014: Red Dragon Cartel, 02 Academy Islington
29th May 2014: Angel Witch/ Satan's Satyrs: The Black Heart, Camden, London
24th May 2014: UDO: The Crew And Queens Hall, Nuneaton
12th May 2014: H.E.A.T.: The Garage, London
7th May 2014: Clutch, O2 ABC, Glasgow
1st May 2014: Absolva, The Garage, London
29th March 2014: Cat Scratch Fever 2, The White Lion, Streatham, Sarf London
12th March 2014: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin, Borderline, London
4th March 2014: Uriah Heep, Koko, London
21st February 2014: The Answer: The Empire, Middlesbrough
10th February 2014: Behemoth/Cradle Of Filth: London Forum
27th January 2014: Lost Society: Camden Underworld, London
18th January 2014: Lamb Of God/Decapitated/Huntress, Brixton Academy
12th January 2014: Iced Earth/Warbringer/Elm Street: Birmingham O2 Academy
31st December 2013: Paddy Goes To Holyhead, Merton Manor Club, London
18th December 2013: Monument, The Garage, London
14th December 2013: The Damned - Roundhouse, London
6th/7th December 2013: Les-Festive: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
28th November - Sunday 1st December 2013: Hard Rock Hell 7
17th November 2013: The Temperance Movement, Koko, London
7th November 2013: Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe - Waterfront, Norwich
2nd November 2013: Les-Fest Is Ready To Rock The North West
25th October 2013: The Von Hertzen Brothers And Touchstone, The Garage, London
4th October 2013: Hostile, The Garage, London
28th September 2013: Warrior Soul, Nambucca, North London
19th September 2013: Y&T, O2 ABC Glasgow
13th September 2013: Sweet/Paddy Goes To Holyhead/Weapon (UK)
5th September 2013: Hornet/ Motherload/ Death Valley Knights
1st September 2013: Steve Vai - St David's Hall, Cardiff
23rd-25th August 2013: Beermageddon, Stoke Prior
17th August 2013: NWOBHM Manorfest 17th August
8th to 11th August 2013: Bloodstock Open Air Festival
1st to 4th August 2013: Cambridge Rock Festival
28th/29th July 2013: Steelhouse Festival. Ebbw Vale, Wales
19th July 2013: Wintersun/Bloodshot Dawn/Savage Messiah, O2 Academy Newcastle
13th July 2013: Clutch, Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, Greece
7th July 2013: Suicidal Tendencies, London Electric Ballroom
28t - 30th June 2013: Les-Fest
19th June 2013: Danzig/Misfits/Doyle, Manchester Academy Wednesday June 19th
14th-16th June 2013: Download Festival
8th June 2013: Tracer, Sheffield Plug
29th May 2013: Rush: SECC, Glasgow
24th May 2013: Cage The Gods at Judas Priest 'Epitaph' Screening: The Forum, Kentish Town
18th May 2013: Absolva/Exit State/Babylon Fire, Birmingham Asylum
3rd May 2013: Meshuggah/Devin Townsend Project/Periphery, Brixton Academy
26th April 2013: Dirty Rose, Severenth, Dana O'Hara, Dreadnought Rock Club, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
20th April 2013: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Nottingham Rock City
13th April 2013: Rival Sons, Leeds University
6th April 2013: H.E.A.T. Rock City, Nottingham
31st March 2013: The Treatment, Rock City, Nottingham
23rd March 2013: FM With Special Guests IT Bites, Shepherds Bush Theatre, London
17th March 2013: Bullet for My Valentine/Halestorm, Round House, London
10th March 2013: Dan Reed The ABC Glasgow
27th February 2013: Uriah Heep Islington Assembally Halls London
23rd February 2013: Snakecharmer, Islington Assembly Hall
11th February 2013: Orange Goblin Plus Guests, Islington Academy, London
7th February 2013: The Formula, The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham
1st February 2013: Paul Raymond Project/Pig Iron, Borderline, London
22 January 2013: Clutch, Koko, London
7 January 2013: The Sword/The Amorettes, Glasgow ABC
31 December 2012: Paddy Goes To Holyhead New Year's Eve Knees Up In London
29 December 2012: The Pretty Things, Borderline, London
21 December 2012: Touchstone Christmas Show At The Borderline With Special Guests Romeos Daughter
17 December 2012: Thin Lizzy/Quireboys, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
8 December 2012: Evil Scarecrow/Pure Negative/Oaf And The MetalTalk.net Christmas Party
23 November 2012: More/Wretched Soul, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Kent
17 November 2012: Motörhead, Brixton Academy
9 November 2012: Soundgarden, Shepherd's Bush Empire
3 November 2012: Damnation Festival 2012, Leeds University Union
28 October 2012: Alice Cooper's Halloween Night Of Fear, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Ugly Kid Joe at Wembley Arena
20 October 2012: The Gallows At The Camden Underworld
11 October 2012: City Showcase Brings Rock Night Back To London
4 October 2012: Reckless Love/Voodoo Six, Camden Barfly
29 September 2012: Denim And Leather NWOBHM Festival, Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
27 September 2012: Warrior Soul/Generation Graveyard, Islington Academy
10 September 2012: The Cult/Gun, Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
8 September 2012: An Evening With Magenta, Borderline, London
28 August 2012: Jack Russell's Great White, Underworld, London
25 August 2012: Tokyo Blade, Borderline, London
13 August 2012: Kobra And The Lotus, The Mercy House, Hornet, Borderline
9-12 August 2012: Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Catton Hall, Derbyshire
31 July 2012: Dio Disciples/Hostile/Monument, Islington Academy
27 July 2012: Tony Martin's Headless Cross, The Asylum, Birmingham
22/23 July 2012: The Tubes: Leicester Square Theatre, London
15 July 2012: Jon Oliva's Pain, The Garage, London
4 July 2012: Kiss, Forum, London
30 June 2012: Pythia/Mortad, Borderline, London
27 June 2012: Gojira, Islington Academy, London
20 June 2012: Godsmack, HMV Forum, London
12 June 2012: Megadeth, Electric Ballroom, London
8-10 June 2012: 10th Anniversary Of The Download Festival
1 June 2012: Guns N' Roses/Thin Lizzy/Kobra And The Lotus, London
27 May 2012: I AM I/Primitai/Achilla, O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
26 May 2012: Six Hour Sundown, Pacific Rock Clergy, Paris, France
16 May 2012: No Dice, Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
6 May 2012: Michael Schenker/Exit State, Shepherd's Bush Empire
1 May 2012: The Quireboys/Pat McManus Band, London Borderline
29 April 2012: Paradise Lost, Scala, London
20 April 2012: Evil Scarecrow, Nambucca, London
15 April 2012: Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, The Garage/G2, Glasgow
11 April 2012: The Gypsy Pistoleros, Soho's St Moritz Club
6/7/8 April 2012: Desertfest, Camden, London
30/31 March 2012: Spoilt For Choice In London
25 March 2012: UFO/Heavy Metal Kids, Bristol Acadamy
17 March 2012: Paddy Goes To Holyhead, Purple Turtle, Camden
10 March 2012: FM, Shepherd's Bush Empire
5 March 2012: Van Halen, Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
25-28 February 2012: Monsters Of Rock Cruise
19 February 2012: Alestorm, Norwich Waterfront
15 February 2012: Dragonforce, 100 Club, London
12 February 2012: Rich Robinson, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow
4 February 2012: Argent/Wishbone Ash, Shepherd's Bush Empire
27 January 2012: A Pale Horse Named Death, London Borderline
20 January 2012: Thin Lizzy/Clutch, The Ironworks, Inverness
14 January 2012: Chickenfoot, Brixton Academy
5 January 2012: Danny And Ben From Thunder, The Sage, Newcastle
31 December 2011: Guns 'n Roses/Sebastian Bach, Las Vegas
23 December 2011: Guns 2 Roses, Swansea
12 December 2011: St Jude, Glasgow
5 December 2011: Christmas Metal Festival Part II
29 November 2011: Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn
25 November 2011: Christmas Metal Festival Part I
18 November 2011: Mötorhead, Manchester O2 Apollo
10 November 2011: Manowar, Belfast
4 November 2011: Iced Earth/White Wizzard/Fury UK, Islington
23 October 2011: Faster Pussycat/Pink Cigar, London Underworld
21 October 2011: The Union, Islington Academy
14 October 2011: Y&T/Stampede, Highbury Garage
12 October 2011: Smokehead Rocks Tour, Islington Academy
9 October 2011: LA Guns, Camden Underworld
1 October 2011: Balaam And The Angel, Islington Academy
23 September 2011: Rise To Remain, Camden Underworld
20 September 2011: Mr Big, Shepherd's Bush Empire
14 September 2011: Slam Cartel, London Water Rats
10 September 2011: Heavy Metal Kids, Pink Cigar
5 September 2011: The Treatment, Six Hour Sundown, No Americana
28 August 2011: Evil Scarecrow, Nottingham Rock City
15 August 2011: Blaze Bayley, Monto Water Rats
8 August 2011: Bloodstock Open Air
1 August 2011: Tank/Blitzkrieg
25 July 2011: Airbourne, Black Spiders
18 July 2011: High Voltage Festival
13 July 2011: Crimson Glory
4 July 2011: Anvil, Stampede
30 June 2011: Sepultura, Nightlord, Revoker
26 June 2011: Kobra And The Lotus, Praying Mantis, Triaxis
17 June 2011: Dio Disciples, Islington Academy
6 June 2011: D.R.U.G.S., Camden Barfly
30 May 2011: Journey, Foreigner, Styx
9 May 2011: Heavy Metal Kids, Featuring Phil Lewis
2 May 2011: John Waite, Borderline
26 April/1 May 2011: Corrosion Of Conformity, Magnum, Pink Cigar
18 April 2011: Saxon, Wolfsbane
16 April 2011: Paul Rodgers Down 'N Outz
2 April 2011: Vain, Michael Monroe, Wolfsbane
29 March 2011: Paradise Lost, Kentish Town Forum
27 March 2011: Manowar, England
17 March 2011: Paddy Goes To Holyhead, Purple Turtle
10 March 2011: D.R.U.G.S., Camden Underworld
5 March 2011: Touchstone, O2 Islington Academy
27 February 2011: Heavy Metal Kids, 100 Club
23 February 2011: Metal Hammer Razor Tour, Camden Underworld
17 February 2011: St Jude, Half Moon, Putney
13 February 2011: Rob Zombie, Skindred, Revoker, O2 Academy Brixton, London
6 February 2011: Murderdolls, Black Veil Brides, The Defiles, HMV Forum
31 January 2011: Pallas, Kingston Peel
24 January 2011: Little Caesar, London Underworld
10 January 2011: Four Wheel Drive, London Water Rats
3 January 2011: Big Country, London Islington Academy
30 December 2010: Black Country Communion, London Shepherd's Bush Empire
18 December 2010: Glen Matlock, London Monto Water Rats
11 December 2010: Tigertailz, London Scala
6 December 2010: Enuff Z'Nuff, London Borderline
29 November 2010: Five Free Bands Including Dangerous Breed
28 November 2010: FM, Four Wheel Drive, Airrace, Islington Academy
22 November 2010: Motorhead/Michael Monroe, Brixton Academy
15 November 2010: NWOBHM 30th Anniversary Concert At London Gatwick


Gig reviews and other articles...

25 July 2013: Night By Night: Borderline, London, 17th July 2014
13 March 2013: FM Album Launch, Islington Academy
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
23 June 2011: Kobra And The Lotus, Triaxis, Swansea Garage
14 June 2011: Nirvana 2011 Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.), Camden Barfly
14 March 2011: D.R.U.G.S., Camden Underworld, London
6 January 2011: Pink Cigar at the St Moritz, London



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eluveitie ELUVEITIE PARTS WAYS WITH PATRICK KISTLER
"After six years and four albums, he leaves big shoes to fill..."

heat H.E.A.T ANNOUNCE 'LIVE IN LONDON' ALBUM
The powerful performance of the Swedish rock sensations is captured here, from their date at The Garage in May 2014...

revolution saints REVOLUTION SAINTS TO RELEASE EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM
Put three rock titans together - Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich - and you have the new exciting supergroup of melodic rock...

ufo UFO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS AND 2015 TOUR DATES
"A Conspiracy Of Stars is another successful combination of those typical UFO elements with fresh, contemporary ideas..."

battle beast BATTLE BEAST RELEASE NEW TRACK 'TOUCH IN THE NIGHT' - LISTEN HERE
"'Touch In The Night' is probably the farthest away from typical Battle Beast sound we've ever gone..."

sebastien SEBASTIEN RELEASE NEW LIVE VIDEO FROM MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL
The track is a version of Black Sabbath's 'Headless Cross', recorded earlier this year...

napalm death NAPALM DEATH DEBUT FIRST SONG FROM 'APEX PREDATOR - EASY MEAT' ALBUM
A first online teaser from the new album is now available. Napalm Death are currently on tour in Europe...

audrey horne AUDREY HORNE ARE NOW ON TOUR
'Pure Heavy' comes to Europe with an extensive run of dates..."

peckham cowboys THE PECKHAM COWBOYS UNWRAP VIDEO FOR 'BROMLEY GIRLS'
The song is a tale of "a young aristocratic lady of high breeding, led astray by a terrible man. Only the names have been changed, because we forgot them..."

abgott ABGOTT PLAY ONLY UK SHOW OF 2014 IN DECEMBER
The Black Metal heroes will play the Boston Music Rooms on December 5th...

fear factory FEAR FACTORY CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Fear Factory will be concentrating on finishing their new studio album and will return in the Summer of 2015...

download KISS AND MUSE ANNOUNCED AS DOWNLOAD 2015 HEADLINERS
British rock trio Muse will headline the Saturday night of next year's event, which runs between June 12th and 14th...

magnum MAGNUM RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'ON CHRISTMAS DAY' ON DECEMBER 1ST
The poignant song is based on a true life incident in the WW1 trenches...

sonata arctica SONATA ARCTICA DANCE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA IN HILARIOUS NEW VIDEO FOR GENESIS COVER 'I CAN'T DANCE'
"The experience ranged from no one even paid too much attention to us to people looking a little scared..."

manowar MANOWAR ANNOUNCE GERMAN DATES FOR 2016 WORLD TOUR
The German dates are just the first of many live appearances, with plenty more to be announced. "And for 2016, we will have more surprises and an even bigger production..."

ensiferum ENSIFERUM ANNOUNCE ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE FOR 2015
"Kippo kicked our asses to make us do the very best, and you can hear that in this album. It's a killer album with killer sound. I'm very proud to a part of this masterpiece..."

hellfest BREAKING NEWS: HELLFEST ANNOUNCE MOTORHEAD, SCORPIONS, ALESTORM, SLASH, ZZ TOP, VENOM AND MANY, MANY MORE FOR 2015
Hellfest have announced a stellar line-up for the 2015 edition of the festival which will take place at on June 19th to 21st 2015...

download BREAKING NEWS: JUDAS PRIEST, SLIPKNOT AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR DOWNLOAD 2015
Slipknot will play the main stage at Donington on Friday June 12th, following Judas Priest...

chris appleton CHRIS APPLETON ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC ALBUM & TOUR
In the downtime between Absolva projects, Chris Appleton applies his skills to solo album 'Restless'...

out and loud NAPALM RECORDS ANNOUNCE LABEL NIGHT AT OUT & LOUD FESTIVAL 2015
The German festival gets off to a quality start with the warm up night on July 3rd featuring a fine cross-section of the label repertoire...

jeff loomis ARCH ENEMY WELCOME JEFF LOOMIS AS NEW GUITARIST
The ex-Nevermore guitarist will debut for Arch Enemy on the European tour starting November 26th as Nick Cordle's replacement...

wildfire WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE
The two day showcase promises to give Glasgow a Rock and Metal party to remember...

periphery PERIPHERY ANNOUNCE DUAL ALBUMS FOR 2015
There will also be plenty of touring in next year, including a stint on the road with Devin Townsend Project...

anathema ANATHEMA ANNOUNCE 'RESONANCE' SHOW AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE IN APRIL 2015
This special show will be a celebration of the entire history of Anathema music...

cradle of filth CRADLE OF FILTH SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
"For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of COF's dark, enigmatic history..."

yardbirds THE YARDBIRDS RETURN TO LONDON WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SOME VELVET MORNING
The Yardbirds will play Bush Hall on November 21st, fifty years after the release of the seminal 'Five Live Yardbirds'...

marilyn manson NEW MARILYN MANSON ALBUM 'THE PALE EMPEROR' COMING JANUARY 19th
The album is available for pre-orders now...

udo UDO, ONE OF GERMAN CLASSIC ROCK'S GREATEST, ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
'Decadent' is mastered and due for release in January 2015...

fozzy FOZZY LAUNCH VIDEO CLIP FOR 'DO YOU WANNA START A WAR'
"Fog, slow motion camera shots, and chicks in military uniforms. Touchdown!..."

phil rudd 'PROCURE TO KILL' CHARGE AGAINST AC/DC DRUMMER PHIL RUDD DROPPED BUT OTHER CHARGES REMAIN
Rudd is on bail and is scheduled to reappear in court on November 27th and still faces one charge of threatening to kill...

blind guardian BLIND GUARDIAN TO RELEASE 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR' IN FEBRUARY 2015
"A story between science fiction and fantasy. While there used to be several passages between the worlds, there is only one gate left now: The Red Mirror. It has to be found at any cost..."

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