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16th June 2017

rock meets classic

This summer, Canada's hard rock road warriors Diemonds are making their first trip across the Atlantic.

In August, the band takes their third album, 'Never Wanna Die', to the United Kingdom and Europe to unite for the very first time with the die-hard misfits, outcasts, and wild childs across the pond.

rock meets classic

The band will meet up with Sweden's Screamer (HR Recordings) for the European leg of the tour. All UK dates are solo headline shows except for the appearance at the Hair Metal Heaven festival.

Here's Diemonds' latest video for the single 'Secret' and the list of UK dates:

27th August: Hull, Hair Metal Heaven Festival
29th August: Birmingham, Subside Bar
30th August: Glasgow, Bloc+
31st August: Perty, The Green Room
1st September: Edinburgh, Bannermans
2nd September: London, Camden Underworld

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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