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'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!
sumo cyco

Live: Sumo Cyco / Devilskin / Eva Plays Dead, Think Tank, Newcastle

It was only two years ago when the line-up of UK festivals were criticised for not representing female musicians in the rock scene. One of the excuses thrown about was ‘Not enough women in bands’. This is frankly BS. Not only has there been, but there still is (more than ever) women in rock bands. Nothing new but here we ...

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patent

Patent Pending reveal covers album ‘Other People’s Greatest Hits’

Just as the New York Pop-punks, Patent Pending, head out for their UK tour they go ahead and announce a huge covers album. The record is entitled Other People’s Greatest Hits which features 10 cover versions ranging from Ed Sheeran and Little Mix to Rick Astly and Ricky Martin. The first track from the album, ‘Spice Up Your Life’ (originally ...

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birthday-massacre

The Birthday Massacre announce new album, Under Your Spell

Canadian darkwave heroes The Birthday Massacre have revealed details on their 7th studio album – Under Your Spell. The album will be released on May 9th. Below is the first track taken from Under Your Spell entitled ‘Counterpane’. The artwork carries on the ‘violet’ theme that all releases by The Birthday Massacre have had. The band have recently commented on ...

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die so fluid

Die So Fluid make themselves known with new track ‘Bittersweet’

Although their upcoming album, ‘One Bullet From Paradise’, is their fifth – London rockers Die So Fluid have just released their first single ‘Bittersweet’. Check out a stream of the track below: Vocalist and bassist Grog had this to say: Bittersweet is an alter ego who came to life as I wrote the song … Part me, part fictional, she ...

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Ghost confirmed as final Bloodstock 2017 headliner

Although it was dismissed as an April’s Fool joke this weekend – Sweden’s finest, Ghost, have been announced as the final headliner of this year’s Bloodstock festival for Saturday night. This is Ghost’s first ‘ritual’ at Bloodstock. A Nameless Ghoul said: “We are absolutely chuffed to finally be playing at the classic BLOODSTOCK.  Over the years we have heard so ...

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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 unveils video for ‘What The Night Brings’

The super hero of horror-punk, Wednesday 13, has released the first video from his eagerly awaited upcoming album ‘Condolences’. The track is entitled ‘What The Night Brings’ , check out the video below. I think you will agree it’s classic Wednesday 13: Wednesday himself had this to say: “I’m really excited to unveil the new video … It kicks off our ...

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vampire

Vampire reveal details on upcoming album ‘With Primeval Force’

Swedish death metallers Vampire have revealed information on their upcoming new album ‘With Primeval Force’ , which will be released on April 21st. Those who pre-order the album will get the new track ‘Revenants’. Check it out below: “With Primeval Force” is going to be released as limited deluxe CD Digipak (unfolding to cross shape), deluxe LP (with Gatefold sleeve, ...

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courtesans

Bloodstock 2017 adds 6 more bands including Winterfylleth and Courtesans

As festival season draws closer – more and more bands are being announced for various festivals across the board.  Bloodstock is no different adding one more band to the main stage and five to it’s famous Sophie Lancaster stage. On the main stage are anthemic black-metallers Winterfylleth While classic metallers Dendera join the Friday line up for the Sophie stage ...

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danzig

Danzig reveals details on new album ‘Black Laden Crown’

Following a legendary set with the classic Misfits line-up last year, Danzig has revealed details on his first album of original material in 7 years – ‘Black Laden Crown’ Artwork for the new album is below: The album will be released on May 12th, confirmed to be 50 minutes of new material. June 2017 also marks the 25th Anniversary of ...

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courtesans

Live: Courtesans, Think Tank, Newcastle

July last year we covered Courtesans at a venue on the other side of Newcastle, their first gig in the city. They have returned playing a more central venue – with more fans and materials behind them. Leading up to the release of their EP ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ EP this tour is a a live taster of what’s to ...

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