Author Archives: Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

Hands Off Gretel are the well-oiled alt-rock machine you never knew you needed

Venue: The Globe, Newcastle If you read a lot about newer bands, or bands ‘on the rise’, it might mention something to do with this fictional ‘new wave of classic rock’. Something I don’t really subscribe to. When did the ‘classic’ style of rock go away? Also, how can something be ‘new’ and ‘classic’ at the same time? It’s like ...

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Def Leppard, Slipknot, and more announced for Download 2019

It’s that time of the year, for some better than Christmas. That’s right it’s the first announcement for Download Festival next year. After this year’s star-studded line-up, 2019 looks just as epic. The first announcement includes: Brit-metal icons – Def Leppard. Playing their classic album Hysteria (in full) and more. nine-headed alt metal beast, and Download legends – Slipknot Returning experimental ...

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Amaranthe “You need to be both humble and tough in this industry” Interview (audio)

So many metal bands today blur the boundaries with other genres, Swedish melodic metalheads Amaranthe are a great example of this. Elize Ryd and co. fuse metal, pop, Swedish folk, EDM and pretty much every other genre they can squeeze in there. Amaranthe have just released their new album ‘Helix’  via Spinefarm / Universal. Watch this space for a review ...

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New Music Mondays: Hands Off Gretel ‘S.A.S.S.’

Yorkshire grungers Hands Off Gretel have been making a name for themselves on the live scene recently, and their new video for ‘S.A.S.S.’ is a testament to why they are attracting such positive attention. Check the video out below: The track is taken from their upcoming debut album, due out next year. The video was directed and edited by front-woman Lauren ...

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Black Stone Cherry unveil video for ‘Carry Me On Down The Road’

Kentucky’s finest blues-rockers, Black Stone Cherry, have unveiled the video for their latest single ‘Carry Me On Down The Road’. Check out the clip below: The track is taken from their latest album, Family Tree, which got to #7 in the UK album charts. BSC bassist Jon Lawhon had this to say: “If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like or wanted ...

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Venom, Inc. “We’re probably the only band with a real zombie” Bloodstock 2018 Interview (Audio)

In 2014 former members of the iconic metal band Venom came together to form Venom, Inc. This included original guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn, former vocalist  Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan, and drummer Anthony ‘Abbadon’ Bray. Having toured the world playing the Venom back-catalogue, they started writing new material and in 2017 were signed to Nuclear Blast. This lead to the instant ...

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Chris Jericho “I don’t juggle my careers – Fozzy is my priority” Bloodstock 2018 Interview

Chris Jericho really is a man with his fingers in a lot of pies lately: He is touring the world with his band Fozzy, who have a major hit album on their hands in ‘Judas’. He is still one of the most talked about names in the world of wrestling and recently captured the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in Japan. He ...

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Avenged Sevenfold reveal ‘Mad Hatter’ from Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

California hard-rockers Avenged Sevenfold have revealed their latest track, ‘Mad Hatter’, that will be featured in Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4  The track will also be featured on their EP, Black Reign, out today (Friday 21st). Check out a trailer for Black Ops 4, featuring the track, below: This is the fourth occasion Avenged Sevenfold has collaborated with developers ...

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Ozzy Osbourne announces UK arena dates as part of farewell tour

As announced earlier this year –  Ozzy Osbourne’s current tour will be his last. This included headlining Download Festival in June, and now he has announced several UK arena dates for February 2019. The Prince Of Darkness will be accompanied by fellow metal legends Judas Priest as special guests. Dates are below: January 30th: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland February 1st: Nottingham ...

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Doro “Seeing more women in metal makes me happy” Bloodstock 2018 Interview

Dorothee Pesch, better known as Doro, has been on the rock and metal scene for decades. She first caught the world’s attention by way of her band Warlock, one of the most successful German metal bands of the 1980s. After they disbanded in 1989, Doro continued performing as a solo artist. She also performed at Bloodstock Festival, headlining the Sophie ...

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