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8th July 2017

pro pain

Pro-Pain frontman Gary Meskil has been the victim of a robbery and attempted murder in Brussels, Belgium.

Gary's bandmates have released a statement saying that the singer was pick-pocketed of cash, credit card, and passport, struck on the head with an ice pick and then subsequently attacked by a gang of individuals last Monday night, July 3rd 2017.

The police have established the identities of some of the suspects and confiscated more than one weapon.

Gary was quickly admitted to ICU after suffering head trauma which included several fractures to his face and jaw and significant blood loss. Since then he has stabilized and is trying his best to recover, but future surgery may be necessary.

As a result of Gary's injuries, Pro-Pain have been forced to cancel their scheduled concerts in Roeselare, Belgium last night, July 7th, and Osnabrück, Germany tonight, July 8th.

According to, he left the hospital yesterday and is now recovering at a friend's house in Belgium and said to have been put on "heavy pain medication".

The current Pro-Pain tour is in support of their latest album, 'Voice Of Rebellion', which was released in June 2015 through SPV/Steamhammer.

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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