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MARK TAYLOR'S WEEKLY BLITZ
Monster Magnet, Thunder, The Amorettes And More...
CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN
MATTHEW TRIPPE RIP: Another look at the strange case of the man who would be Nikki Sixx...
LOOPYWORLD: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN
New book review here - 'Outside Iron Maiden' by Erwin Lucas...
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9 December 2014: HeKz: 'Caerus'
8 December 2014: Raunchy: 'Vices. Virtues. Visions'
4 December 2014: Mia Klose: In Conversation About Her Solo Career
4 December 2014: Wretch: 'Warriors'
27 November 2014: Zero Down: 'No Limit To The Evil'
27 November 2014: Radio Alcatraz: 'It's All Coming Up Roses'
27 November 2014: Supernova Plasmajets: 'Reign In Plasma' EP
24 November 2014: Donnie Vie: 'The White Album'
24 November 2014: Harem Scarem: 'Thirteen'
24 November 2014: Bailey: 'Long Way Down'
20 November 2014: Charlie And Ben: In Conversation About Nasty Little Lonely
20 November 2014: Distorted Harmony: 'Chain Reaction'
19 November 2014: Neonfly: 'Strangers In Paradise'
18 November 2014: Crash In Clouds: 'Living On A Tightrope'
17 November 2014: Angels Or Kings: 'Kings Of Nowhere'
11 November 2014: Rated X: 'Rated X'
7 November 2014: Wicked Sensation: 'Adrenaline Rush'
7 November 2014: The Quireboys: 'This Is Rock N' Roll II'
3 November 2014: Vega: 'Stereo Messiah'
31 October 2014: Nubian Rose: 'Mental Revolution'
22 October 2014: Ten: 'Albion'
22 October 2014: Primus: 'Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble'
17 October 2014: Lordi: 'Scare Force One'
10 October 2014: Allen/Lande: 'The Great Divide'
10 October 2014: Wolfborne: 'In The Beginning...'
8 October 2014: Yellowcard: 'Lift A Sail'
8 October 2014: Sixx: A.M.: 'Modern Vintage'
6 October 2014: Last Great Dreamers: 'Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven'
24 September 2014: Work Of Art: 'Framework'
23 September 2014: The Dead Daisies: 'Face I Love' EP
23 September 2014: Midnight Sin: 'Sex First'
18 September 2014: Moonland (Feat. Lenna Kuurmaa): 'Moonland'
18 September 2014: Grand Design: 'Thrill Of The Night'
15 September 2014: The Mojo Gurus: 'Who Asked Ya?'
5 September 2014: The Quireboys: 'Black Eyed Sons' [Deluxe Edition]
5 September 2014: Mono Inc.: 'The Clock Ticks On: 2004 – 2014'
3 September 2014: Blood God: 'Blood Is My Trademark'
3 September 2014: X-Drive: 'Get Your Rock On'
2 September 2014: Kissin' Dynamite: 'Megalomania'
2 September 2014: Evergrey: 'Hymns For The Broken'
4 August 2014: CJ Wildheart In Conversation About His Solo Career And The Wildhearts
4 August 2014: Long John Laundry: 'Voodoo Charm'
1 August 2014: Houston: 'Relaunch II'
1 August 2014: Gregory Lynn Hall: 'Heaven To Earth'
1 August 2014: Big Engine: 'Shot Like A Rocket'
31 July 2014: Adrenaline Rush: 'Adrenaline Rush'
31 July 2014: Asia: 'High Voltage'
30 July 2014: Crystal Eyes: 'Killer'
30 July 2014: Saliva: 'Rise Up'
30 July 2014: Reaper: 'An Atheist Monument'
22 July 2014: 2 Cards Of 25: 'Penumbra'
17 July 2014: Jeff Keith: In Conversation About Tesla
7 July 2014: Acacia Avenue: 'Cold'
7 July 2014: Rich Robinson: 'The Ceaseless Sight'
23 June 2014: The Rocket Dolls: 'Eyes'
13 June 2014: Rob Zombie: 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD
11 June 2014: Rainbows Are Free: 'Waves Ahead Of The Ocean'
11 June 2014: Tigers Of Junction Street: 'Tigers Of Junction Street' EP
10 June 2014: Seether: 'Isolate And Medicate'
9 June 2014: Metasoma: 'Mirror Of Life'
9 June 2014: Monuments: 'The Amanuensis'
6 June 2014: Hollywood Monsters: 'Big Trouble'
5 June 2014: Jack Blades: In Conversation About Night Ranger And Damn Yankees
5 June 2014: Tesla: 'Simplicity'
28 May 2014: Uriah Heep: 'Outsider'
28 May 2014: Grog: In Conversation About Die So Fluid
27 May 2014: Unisonic: 'For The Kingdom' EP
26 May 2014: Night Ranger: 'High Road'
21 May 2014: Gloryful: 'Ocean Blade'
21 May 2014: CJ Wildheart: 'Mable' [PledgeMusic Edition]
21 May 2014: Cactus & Cardigan: 'Highland Bastards' EP
19 May 2014: Vicious Rumors: 'Live You To Death 2 – American Punishment'
19 May 2014: Woodbridge: 'The Fire Inside'
19 May 2014: Sylar: 'For Whom It May Concern'
19 May 2014: Sebastian Bach: In Conversation About His Solo Career
14 May 2014: Amaryllis: 'Revolt' EP
13 May 2014: Timo Tolkki's Avalon: 'Angels Of The Apocalypse'
8 May 2014: Lauren Tate: 'My Reflection' EP
8 May 2014: Kip Winger: In Conversation About Winger And His Solo Work
8 May 2014: Temperance: 'Temperance'
7 May 2014: Electric Boys: 'Starflight United' (Swedish Import)
7 May 2014: Bad For Lazarus: 'Life's A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!'
7 May 2014: Deborah Bonham: 'Spirit'
6 May 2014: Edgedown: 'Statues Fall'
6 May 2014: Die So Fluid: 'The Opposites Of Light'
1 May 2014: Neal Schön: 'So U'
1 May 2014: Outloud: 'Let's Get Serious'
29 April 2014: Mother Road: 'Drive'
29 April 2014: Haster: 'Let It Go'
23 April 2014: Bad Company: 'The Official Authorised 40th Anniversary Documentary' DVD
18 April 2014: Dale Hodgkinson: In Conversation About The Peckham Cowboys
16 April 2014: Black Label Society: 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican'
16 April 2014: Xandria: 'Sacrificium'
14 April 2014: Tuomas Holopainen: 'The Life And Times Of Scrooge'
14 April 2014: Vardis: 'Vigilante: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit'
14 April 2014: Arkona: 'Yav'
10 April 2014: Three Lions: 'Three Lions'
9 April 2014: Sebastian Bach: 'Give 'Em Hell'
9 April 2014: Season Of Arrows: 'Season Of Arrows'
7 April 2014: Joe Satriani: In Conversation About His Solo Career, Chickenfoot And Collaborations
7 April 2014: The Black Marquee Los Angeles: 'Sessions From The Hive: Volume 1'
7 April 2014: Primate X: 'A Fool's Game'
4 April 2014: The Fire And I: 'Double Kamikaze'
4 April 2014: Winger: 'Better Days Comin''
2 April 2014: Miko Von Hertzen: In Conversation About Von Hertzen Brothers
30 March 2014: Brainstorm: 'Firesoul'
30 March 2014: Diabulus In Music: 'Argia'
28 March 2014: Gorka Elso And Zuberoa Aznárez: In Conversation About Diabulus In Musica
26 March 2014: The Pat McManus Band: 'Dark Emerald Highway'
25 March 2014: Chuck Garric: In Conversation About Beasto Blanco And Alice Cooper
25 March 2014: Klogr: 'Black Snow'
24 March 2014: Charlotte Wessels: In Conversation About Delain
21 March 2014: Sons Of The Sea: 'Sons Of The Sea'
18 March 2014: Gotthard: 'Bang!'
16 March 2014: Pretty Maids: 'Louder Than Ever'
16 March 2014: L.R.S.: 'Down To The Core'
12 March 2014: James Christian: In Conversation About House Of Lords
12 March 2014: Asia: 'Gravitas'
9 March 2014: Martyr De Mona: 'Impera'
6 March 2014: Seventrain: 'Seventrain'
1 March 2014: Anette Olzon: 'Shine'
1 March 2014: Dark Forest: 'The Awakening'
1 March 2014: Dead By April: 'Let The World Know'
25 February 2014: Richard Sjunnesson: In Conversation About The Unguided
25 February 2014: Feral Sun: 'Evacuate'
21 February 2014: Vanden Plas: 'Chronicles Of The Immortals – Netherworld'
21 February 2014: Vampire: 'Vampire'
18 February 2014: Captain Horizon: 'The Lights Of Distorted Science' [Bonus Edition]
18 February 2014: Daughtry: 'Baptized' [Deluxe Edition]
13 February 2014: Colorstone: 'Steam'
13 February 2014: Engines Of Vengeance: 'Lucky Machine' EP
12 February 2014: Mat Sinner: In Conversation About Primal Fear
11 February 2014: Ginger Wildheart: 'Albion' [PledgeMusic.com Edition]'
6 February 2014: Stefan Schmidt: In Conversation About Van Canto
6 February 2014: Skintrade: 'Refueled'
6 February 2014: W.E.T.: 'One Live – In Stockholm'
5 February 2014: Men Without Armies: 'Men Without Armies'
31 January 2014: House Of Lords: 'Precious Metal'
31 January 2014: The Unguided: 'Fragile Immortality'
29 January 2014: Supersuckers: 'Get The Hell'
28 January 2014: Tom Keifer: In Conversation About His Solo Work And Cinderella
28 January 2014: Martiria: 'R-Evolution'
28 January 2014: Indica: 'Shine'
23 January 2014: Rainbow: 'The Single Box Set 1975-1986'
23 January 2014: Jesse Andrews: In Conversation About Emperors And Elephants
23 January 2014: The Peckham Cowboys: '10 Tales From The Gin Palace'
21 January 2014: 68-75: 'Stay On The Ride'
21 January 2014: Emperors And Elephants: 'Devil In The Lake'
17 January 2014: Primal Fear: 'Delivering The Black'
17 January 2014: Van Canto: 'Dawn Of The Brave'
16 January 2014: Ring Of Fire: 'Battle Of Leningrad'
16 January 2014: The Brew: 'Control'
15 January 2014: Red Dragon Cartel: 'Red Dragon Cartel'
15 January 2014: Chrome Division: 'Infernal Rock Eternal'
13 January 2014: Veronica Freeman: In Conversation About Benedictum
13 January 2014: Tang: 'Dynamite Drug Diamond'
6 January 2014: Kevin Cronin: In Conversation About REO Speedwagon
5 January 2014: The Manic Shine: 'Let Go Or Be Dragged'
5 January 2014: Malice In Wonderland: 'The Royal Brigade'
13 December 2013: Agent: 'Kingdom Of Fear'
13 December 2013: Love/Hate: 'Crucified'
13 December 2013: Christer 'Krunt' Andersson: In Conversation About Tad Morose
10 December 2013: James LaBrie: 'I Will Not Break' EP
10 December 2013: Andi Deris: In Conversation About The Bad Bankers And Helloween
10 December 2013: Badfinger: 'Timeless... The Musical Legacy'
7 December 2013: Andrè Andersen: In Conversation About Royal Hunt
7 December 2013: Andi Deris & The Bad Bankers: 'Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads'
7 December 2013: REO Speedwagon: 'Live At Moondance Jam'
29 November 2013: Dawn Heist: 'Catalyst'
29 November 2013: Silent Force: 'Rising From Ashes'
28 November 2013: The Darkness/ LostAlone/ The River 68's: Inverness Ironworks
22 November 2013: Randy Ellefson: 'Now Weaponized!'
15 November 2013: Angelica: 'Thrive'
15 November 2013: Royal Hunt: 'A Life To Die For'
15 November 2013: Generation Kill: 'We're All Gonna Die'
11 November 2013: Michael Sweet: In Conversation About Stryper
6 November 2013: Benedictum: 'Obey'
6 November 2013: Mad Hatter's Den: 'Welcome To The Den'
6 November 2013: AOR: 'The Secrets Of L.A.'
6 November 2013: Terminal Gods: 'Machine Beat Messiah'
31 October 2013: Various Artists: 'Metal On Ice' EP
31 October 2013: Michael Kiske: In Conversation About Place Vendome And Much More
31 October 2013: Monster Magnet: 'Last Patrol'
31 October 2013: Almah: 'Unfold'
31 October 2013: Dogface: 'Back On The Streets'
31 October 2013: Zodiac: 'A Hiding Place'
29 October 2013: Monkey3: 'The 5th Sun'
29 October 2013: Iron Mask: 'Fifth Son Of Winterdoom'
27 October 2013: Rory Gallagher: 'Kickback City' Box-Set
21 October 2013: Place Vendome: 'Thunder In The Distance'
21 October 2013: Stryper: 'No More Hell To Pay'
17 October 2013: Seventh Key: 'I Will Survive'
1 October 2013: Lita Ford: 'The Bitch Is Back... Live'
25 September 2013: Cold Feet Controll: 'Tales Of The Brokenhearted Pt.II' EP
25 September 2013: Blues Pills: 'Devil Man' EP
23 September 2013: Big Guns: 'Down But Not Out'
19 September 2013: The Answer: 'New Horizon'
19 September 2013: Introducing... Cecile Monique
11 September 2013: Harem Scarem: 'Mood Swings II'
9 September 2013: Eden's Curse: 'Symphony Of Sin'
9 September 2013: Tigertailz: 'Knives' EP
5 September 2013: Coney Hatch: 'Four'
5 September 2013: Ministry: 'From Beer To Eternity'
29 August 2013: Sinheresy: 'Paint The World'
29 August 2013: Jesse Damon: 'Temptation In The Garden Of Eve'
29 August 2013: Siren's Cry: 'Scattered Horizons'
23 August 2013: Argus: 'Beyond The Martyrs'
12 August 2013: Arc Angel: 'Harlequins Of Light'
12 August 2013: Skinny Puppy: 'Weapon'
9 August 2013: Fergie Frederiksen: 'Any Given Moment'
DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE/BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER UK TOUR
Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 1st April from Live Nation UK with pre-sale and VIP ticketing information coming soon...
DORO CONFIRMED FOR ROCK IN RIO AND ANNOUNCES HUGE EUROPEAN TOUR
"This is amazing and a dream coming true. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are'."...
W.A.S.P. SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE THIS AUGUST
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal icons W.A.S.P...
EVIL SCARECROW SET OFF FOR 'ROAD TO DOWNLOAD' TOUR
Grab the chance to catch the Nottingham maestros of Metal around the UK before their appearance at Download...
BAND OF FRIENDS ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN APRIL AND MAY
Celebrate the music of Rory Gallagher delivered by the men who helped define it...
IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...
VAN HALEN ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES, LIVE TV APPEARANCES AND LIVE AND STUDIO ALBUM RELEASES
Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ellen shows...
IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...
THE DARKNESS REVEAL FIRST SINGLE 'OPEN FIRE'
The single and the forthcoming album 'Last Of Our Kind' promise an explosion of rock following the band's break ...
THUNDER APPEAR ON WEEKEND WOGAN BBC RADIO SHOW
Thunder's new album 'Wonder Days' went straight into the Top Ten of the UK album charts and they have just completed a highly successful UK tour...
BANDMATES AND STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO TWISTED SISTER AND ADRENALINE MOB DRUMMER AJ PERO
Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when members of that band were unable to rouse him on their bus on Friday morning...
RED DRAGON CARTEL NAME MICHAEL THOMAS BECK IN LEAD VOCALIST CHANGE UP
Darren James Smith is out, and a new era begins. The saga continues...
WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...
DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...
I.C.O.N SIGN TO METALBOX RECORDINGS
With a follow up album to 'New Born Lie' on the way and an extensive touring schedule, 2015 sees I.C.O.N in full flow...
SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...
SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...
EUROPE/BLACK STAR RIDERS EXTEND SET TIMES AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH SHOWS
The show has been so well received and due to fan requests, both bands will play longer sets at the two upcoming London shows...
RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...
STYX RELEASE 'LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS'
The definitive live show is available on DVD, CD, Blu-ray and digital formats...
ELECTRIC WIZARD CONFIRM FULL SUPPORTING CAST FOR HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON
The Cosmic Dead, Purson and Moss are added to the May 15th bill...
ANGRA'S KIKO LOUREIRO FAVOURED TO JOIN MEGADETH AS NEW GUITARIST
Kiko has left a Twitter trail of tweets that would seem to confirm this...
MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...
JOE BONAMASSA & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY VINYLS
A chance to get your hands on 180g vinyl pressings from the blues rock giants...
SWEDISH METAL ACT LANCER RETURN WITH 'SECOND STORM'
Another helping of European power Metal is served up on April 12th...
SICK OF IT ALL LAUNCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'GET BRONX'
"This video serves to show people across the world that as gritty and unpretentious as hardcore music is, it still translates to the big stage and doesn't need a tiny, intimate atmosphere to work..."
DAN REED RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'TRANSMISSION' ON 30TH MARCH
Dan will tour the UK in March and April 2015 with Danny Vaughn...
STEVE HACKETT LAUNCHES 'THE WHEEL'S TURNING' LYRIC VIDEO
"In contrast to the primal and gothic nature of much of the album, 'The Wheel's Turning' has a fun and nostalgic vibe..."
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...
VAN HALEN TO RELEASE DEFINITIVE LIVE ALBUM 'TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT'
Listen to 'Runnin' With The Devil' from this electrifying release...
FRONTIERS ANNOUNCE STARZ SIGNING ON EVE OF UK APPEARANCE
American hard rockers Starz will appear live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales on March 13th...
ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...
BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'SAVE ME NOW'
Idol will tour the UK and Europe in the summer of 2015 ...
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT SUFFERS HEART SCARE
Fans of Rigor Mortis and Warbeast were shocked yesterday to read a Facebook update from lead singer Bruce Corbitt...
TONY IOMMI, NAPALM DEATH AND LAMB OF GOD APPEAL TO INDONESIAN PRESIDENT FOR BALI NINE DUO CLEMENCY
All artists are hopeful that their words will be persuasive and encourage President Widodo to grant clemency...
MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...
TANK REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK FOR 'VALLEY OF TEARS'
"He's injected so much new energy and inspiration into the band since joining us in 2013..."
TRAGEDY - THE HEAVY METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND BEYOND RELEASE UK TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE
Tragedy hit the UK for another fun filled tour starting on March 11th...
MIKE PORTNOY IN MEGA "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM" MOMENT AFTER HAVING TO WAIT AT HOSPITAL
However well intended, the post comes across as though he is expecting to jump the queue due to his "status"...
ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER
"There's everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep deliver something special..."
DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...
PETER GABRIEL TO RELEASE 'PLAY' DVD ON 18th MAY
This fantastic DVD release features 23 original promotional videos and offers great value for money with a running time of over 2½ hours...
THE GRAVELTONES WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LOVE LIES DYING' IN MAY 2015
"Recording this album felt so right, we had the right producer and engineer and the sounds just fell out of us..."
STATUS QUO TO RELEASE TRIUMPHANT FIRST ACOUSTIC GIG 'AQUOSTIC! LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE'
This sensational recording features the new pared-back side of Quo, as revealed on 2014's 'Aquostic! (Stripped Bare)'...
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS GET INTO 'TROUBLE' IN NEW VIDEO
"This song is about the chains. The heaviness we carry. The constant struggle we face. It's a song about the enemy we all have inside of us..."
KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'THE ALCHEMIST'
The remarkable track is from the upcoming album 'Salem's Wounds'...
IRON MAIDEN GIVE BRUCE DICKINSON CANCER UPDATE
Bruce is expected to make a full recovery and Rod expects to be able to provide another update after an MRI scan, probably in late May...
MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...
HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR MAY, 'MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT'
"We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the 'classical Helloween' elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other..."
MICHAEL SCHENKER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'LIVE AND LET LIVE'
'Spirit On A Mission', the explosive and celebratory album of all new material is released on March 23rd...
THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...
NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GIG AND LONDON PREMIERE OF 'JOE STRUMMER ON THE RUN'
The film premieres at Koko on 25th March with more special guests including Norman Watt-Roy announced today...
Y&T ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2015
Still rocking on and as ready as ever, Y&T return to Europe this autumn, with special festival dates in July...
SPACE ELEVATOR ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
Following their strong live debut last year, the band return for a select handful of dates...
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...
FEMME METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
Lacuna Coil and Therion wil headline the international line-up for the October event in Eindhoven...
DIMEBAG DARRELL'S GRAVE DESECRATED BY FORMER NUCLEAR HELLFROST VOCALIST REECE EBER
Inevitably, Nuclear Hellfrost's social media pages were bombarded by understandably angry and outraged Pantera fans...
NICKO McBRAIN GIVES IRON MAIDEN UPDATE - NEW ALBUM IS READY BUT ON HOLD
"Bruce is in great hands back home in England, not only with his family, but his oncologists and all the people that are working with him..."
FOUNDING MEMBER ANTON KABANEN FORCED OUT OF BATTLE BEAST
"I did not want to leave. The initiative came from the rest of the band, and I am now forced to leave..."
IAN ANDERSON CELEBRATES JETHRO TULL WITH NEW SHOW - UK DATES ANNOUNCED
Ian Anderson has announced six dates of a 2015 UK tour, titled 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera'...
FM PREMIERE 'DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT' VIDEO
Check out the new single from 'Heroes and Villains' right here. FM will be touring the UK in May with Romeos Daughter as special guests...
IAN PAICE'S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2012' IS RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...
UFO AND MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9
UFO, Toseland, The Screaming Eagles and Trucker Diablo are just some of the acts in today's announcement, joining Saxon this November in Wales...
STEVE HACKETT REVEALS NEW BASS/12 STRING PLAYER FOR UPCOMING TOURO
Multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt joins the line-up. "It's marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows..."
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
"We're pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production..."
KROKUS ANNOUNCE FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
Following the Monsters Of Rock cruise the tour continues through several US cities, ending at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....
THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UNVEIL NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....
JIM CREGAN POSTPONES MARCH CREGAN & CO TOUR FOLLOWING CANCER NEWS
Soon I'll start treatment which I'm hopeful will lead to a full recovery and I'll be back doing what I enjoy most, performing with this great band in May and on tour in October..."
HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & UK HEADLINE DATES
"It's gonna be heavy and it's gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!..."
17 YEAR OLD GUITAR HERO AARON KEYLOCK SIGNS TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
One of the most exciting and brightest young talents in the UK, Aaron is a mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name...
DANKO JONES RETURN TO LONDON ON MARCH 18th
The band bring their own brand of bare-bones hard rock that fits well into the paths paved by such bands as Motörhead, and The Ramones...
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...
ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE FIRST LONDON DATE IN OVER THIRTY YEARS
The waiting is over. The reformed South London hard rock trio have announced details of their first London concert in over 30 years...
SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER PRONOUNCED 100% RECOVERED WITH ZERO DAMAGE
"This means that I am okay to get back to work, but I am told to ease back into it and on my own timeframe..."
SCORPIONS STREAMING PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK FROM 'RETURN TO FOREVER', PLUS NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
The new Scorpions album, 'Return To Forever' is just days away from its European release now...
CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN TURNER PLAYS THE MUSIC OF WISHBONE ASH AND THE STRAWBS ON SUPER TOUR 2015
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman...
MetalTalk COLUMNIST ROGER FAUSKE HEADS OFF ON A TREK ACROSS FROZEN NORWAY
Our heroic voyager will travel over 100km on skis raising money for three worthy charities...
THE QUIREBOYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'ST CECILIA AND THE GYPSY SOUL' ON 30TH MARCH 2015
The album will be part of a luxurious 4CD set, which includes 'Halfpenny Dancer' in the package...
RICK SPRINGFIELD TO RELEASE NEW CD/DVD 'STRIPPED DOWN' ON 9th MARCH 2015
"Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room...naked, if you want..."
TURBOWOLF RELEASE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE 'NINE LIVES'
"Nine Lives is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life..."
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES FOR 2015
European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band are coming back with support from US Metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany...
TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'HOLY WAR'
Toto have announced a March 20th release date for their new studio album 'Toto XIV' in Europe...
MOTLEY CRUE PAY TRIBUTE TO GARY GLITTER ON THE FINAL TOUR
Debauched rockers Motley Crue are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour...
LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL LABEL MUSIC FOR NATIONS IS BACK
As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade...
SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD
"It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band..."
ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...
TYTAN AND FRIENDS TO PLAY AT THE WEDFEST
Joining them will also be Midnight Messiah plus the promising young rocking sounds of Bad Touch, Knock Out Kaine and Piston...
RIVAL SONS WITHDRAW FROM SOUNDWAVE 2015
Australia will have to wait a little longer to see Rival Sons in the flesh as family matters take priority...
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'HCSS' ON 20TH APRIL 2015
"This is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in..."
THE ANSWER RELEASE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LONG LIVE THE RENEGADES'
"The song is about just doing what you do best and having a bit of a bunker mentality..."
DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR FOR JUNE 2015
US punk pioneers will bring their distincitve sound to four countries over ten dates...
CARL SENTANCE ANNOUNCED AS NEW VOCALIST FOR NAZARETH
Persian Risk vocalist Carl Sentance replaces Linton Osbourne to start the next chapter for the Scottish hard rockers...
ROCKINGHAM RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...
U.D.O. ANNOUNCE DIRKSCHNEIDER'S SON AS NEW DRUMMER
"His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O..."
PENTAGRAM RE-SIGNS WITH PEACEVILLE RECORDS - ALBUM RECORDING UNDERWAY
Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram have become a legendary international act...
URIAH HEEP 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...
GODSMACK VOCALIST SULLY ERNA TO MAKE AN ONLINE POKER COMEBACK
For Godsmack fans this could be disheartening as Erna shifts his attention from music to poker...
HEIDEVOLK LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'WINTER WOEDE'; NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
The album and video mark the debut of the band's newest members, Kevin Vruchtbaert on guitar and Lars Vogel on vocals...
FIRST EVER STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
There will be live music, very special guests and a packed programme this October for this very special celebration...
THUNDER CONFIRMED AS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO ZZ TOP AT WEMBLEY ARENA PLUS MINI UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The group's first studio album in six years, 'Wonder Days', reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before...
QUEENSRŸCHE TO TOUR EUROPE AND RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015
It's a busy year for Queensrÿche with headline shows and festival appearances before the new album release...
dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...
SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC' ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG IN APRIL
This is the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of Roundhouse in October...
MONUMENT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
You want great British Metal? You've got it with Monument's headline tour this Spring...
SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...
LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS FM RETURN WITH 'HEROES & VILLAINS' ON APRIL 17TH
"We're on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve's voice is as good as ever..."
NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE THIS YEAR WITH ARCH ENEMY SUPPORTING
"Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history..."
THE QUIREBOYS GO UNPLUGGED AND PERSONAL: ACOUSTIC DATES ANNOUNCED
After last year's highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015...
KILLIT UNLEASH DEBUT VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
'Shut It Down' is the first single from the album and is out now and available...
STATE VILLAINS TO RELEASE SECOND EP IN SPRING
State Villains have an honesty that harkens back to an era of integrity and a distinct lack of gimmicks...
CHRIS SLADE IS BACK IN AC/DC
Chris will rejoin the legendary hard rockers for their appearance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well as the band's upcoming tour...
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