Author Archives: Natalie Conway

Absolute Rock demon hiding under the guise of respectable Mummy / PR. When I'm not playing air guitar whilst cleaning with my two toddlers, I tend to be working in Rock / Metal PR. I've recently discovered the love of interviewing and it's something I'm determined to get better at!
Download Festival 2016

Download Festival: The Evolution of Rock

After the infamous ‘Monsters Of Rock’ festival ceased in 1996, there was a huge void in the UK rock festival scene. That was until 2003 when Stuart Galbraith, Tom Pyke and Andy Copping came up with an idea to use the same location for a new rock and metal festival, this festival was to be known as ‘Download’. The name ...

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Vagabond Specter – Mirrors

Reviews: Vagabond Specter – Mirrors

Well when I first pressed play on the new Vagabond Specter album Mirrors I must admit, it’s not the kind of thing I’d usually listen to. But I’m glad I did! It’s got a unique blend of indie /pop fusion and feels really fanciful. The album whisks your mind off to another dimension with its use of synths, soft vocals ...

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Interview with Aussie rock band Massive at Hard Rock Hell

“So massive, is it ironic?” We caught up with the wonderful frontman Brad Marr from Aussie rock band Massive to ask some random questions, to discuss the ‘tour war’ they have going on and to see Brad’s wonderful interpretive dancing for Game of Thrones. What could go wrong? We can honestly say that it was a real pleasure to talk ...

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RIP Team Rock, another claimed in 2016

Yesterday evening the sad news that the collapse of the notorious Team Rock brand, responsible for Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Team Rock Radio and The Golden God awards started spreading through the music industry. I for one am gutted to say farewell to such an infamous brand that has sculpted many of our lives through new music or celebrating ...

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Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics

Interview with Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics – Hard Rock Hell

Since leaving Heavens Basement, Aaron Buchanan had been working on a new project, one we are very excited to see emerging and take off before our eyes. We caught up with Aaron and Kev to discuss the new venture that is Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics. We talk about what it’s like to work in a band with siblings, what ...

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The worlds best or worst interview with SOiL!? – Hard Rock Hell

“Donald Trump looks like he’d give a mean Blowjob!” We caught up with stateside legends SOiL at Hard Rock Hell 10 to ask if they have any plans for future musical projects. However the interview ended up as the funniest and rudest interview to date. Watch the full interview to see who’s guilty pleasure is Madonna, why Ryan wants to knife ...

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Dani Filth discusses new Devilment album ‘The Mephisto Waltzes’

Fiendishly vivacious Ipswich metallers ‘Devilment’ have released their second studio album The Mephisto Waltzes following the success of their debut The Great and Secret Show. On a dark and stormy Monday night, I battled my way through the forest of imps and goblins to catch up with the notorious front man Dani Filth to discuss the next chapter that he’s ...

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Review: Art of Dying – Nevermore

My first impressions of this EP was that it holds no punches, first track ‘All or Nothing’ jumps straight in with hard hitting riffs, crunching guitars and strong vocals from front man Jonny Hetherington. This EP reminded me of why I love American rock, it took me straight back to my youth and had me tapping my foot within seconds. ...

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SOiL Announce UK + European Tour

Chicago based heavy rockers ‘SOil’ have announced that they will be doing and extensive UK and European tour in October / November 2016. The tour kicks off in Utrecht, Netherlands on October 27th and will finish on the 26th of November in Milton Keynes, UK. This tour will see ‘SOil’ playing some of the cities that they have previously never ...

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The Virginmarys

The Virginmarys set to play a UK headline tour in June

Having recently returned from a successful US tour, The Virginmarys have confirmed that they will be doing a run of headline UK shows in June following the release of their new album Divides. The new album will be released under Spinefarm Records and is expected to be out on 6th May. Vocalist /Guitarist Ally Dicktay says “This is an incredibly ...

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