Author Archives: Luke Milne

London-based music junkie Luke Milne has worked in the journalism industry for a number of years, having been fortunate enough to have been closely exposed to a broad range of musical influences in his early youth. Though he picked up a guitar in his early teens, Luke found his real passion lay in observing and inderstanding the culture, history and social buzz that surrounds the rock and roll lifestyle. Also, he couldn't play triplets to save his life.

UK Tech-Fest returns to Nottingham’s Newark Showground

If you’re a fan of the complex and intelligent designs of technical death metal (often shortened to just “tech metal”), then no doubt there’s one festival in particular this year you’ll be keeping your eye on…and it’s right around the corner. With a small army of sponsors (including Carillion Guitars, Strandberg and Stay Close Clothing),UK Tech-Fest returns from 6th-10th July ...

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Daryl Palumbo’s Color Film sign to Epitaph and reveal album “Living Arrangements”

Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw) and Richard Penzone (Men, Women and Children) joined forces in 2012 to create Color Film, a New York-based art pop act signed to Epitaph Records. The label, founded by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, proudly represents the duo as they explore “a brave progression [with a] collective musical resume including a myriad of culture-driving projects”. Commenting on ...

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Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand hits #1 in US Album Charts

Following the release of their eighth studio album Emperor of Sand, American heavy metal act Mastodon have enjoyed their largest international record sales figures to date. Entering Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart at the #1 position, Mastodon have also topped the Billboard Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, Hard Music Albums and Physical Albums charts with their latest studio release. Emperor of ...

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Biters release new track ‘Chasin’ The Feeling’ from their upcoming album

Following the earlier release of lead single ‘Stone Cold Love’, Atlanta rock act Biters have unveiled a second single from their upcoming studio release ‘he Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ The album, set for release on 19th May via Earache Records, has been produced by Dan Dixon, and is the follow-up to their 2015 release “Electric Blood”. Biters ...

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HRH AOR 2018 announces first acts!

Though this year’s summer festival hype is drawing ever closer, the minds behind Hard Rock Hell AOR festival in Pwllheli, North Wales have already begun casting their eyes to the horizon of 2018. With the recent announcement that includes a clamour of fantastic acts confirmed for the festival next March, festival CEO Jonni Davis advises “we can’t take all the ...

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Misfits donate memorabilia to Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Museum

New York. April 18th, 1977. What’s so important about this location and date, you ask? For one particular band, it marks the beginning of a long road now commemorated some forty years, seven studio albums and 25+ band members later. No two ways about it, Misfits have captivated young punk audiences all over the world for four decades straight. To ...

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The Sword announce new live album, Greetings From…

From their 2006 début album Age Of Winters to 2015’s High Country, Texas heavy metal act The Sword have moved from strength to strength over the course of their ten years of activity in the music industry. Historically, the band have shared the stage with the likes of Lamb Of God and Clutch and were hand-picked by Metallica to support ...

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Review: Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Three years on from the release of Once More ‘Round The Sun, American heavy metal act Mastodon have returned to the front lines of the industry with the arrival of their seventh studio album, Emperor Of Sand. Their latest record hit physical and online stores on 31st March, and it’s fair to say that Atlanta’s furious four piece have delivered ...

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Black Stone Cherry reveal video for ‘Cheaper To Drink Alone’

Following the 2016 release of their highly successful fifth studio album ‘Kentucky’, southern rock act Black Stone Cherry have recently unveiled a brand new music video for the single ‘Cheaper To Drink Alone’. The video sees the band taking part in a speed dating scenario, with each band member switching between male and female roles. Amid the hilarious scene, you’ll ...

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Beauty In the Suffering’s Dietrich Thrall to join Madlife for European Tour

Having recently toured with Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s solo project DOYLE, Beauty In The Suffering producer Dietrich Thrall is set to join industrial hard rockers Madlife during their remaining performances supporting Ill Nino’s ‘15 Years Of Revolution’ tour. The horror-themed music and video producer will be picking up a bass guitar and taking to the stage with the ...

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