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!
ugly kid joe

Live: Ugly Kid Joe, Riverside, Newcastle

Some see Ugly Kid Joe as an oddity of the grungey, post-glam metal scene. A one-hit wonder even. They will for sure be remembered for ‘That song off Wayne’s World’ but a lot of old school, and a few who have been curious know this band have a varied, if not troubled history. Heavily influenced by rock gods Motorhead and ...

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Candlebox reveal video for ‘Supernova’

Heroes of the 90s Seattle alt-rock scene, Candlebox, are back with an upcoming album and UK tour. To give you a taste of their new material here is the video for their latest track ‘Supernova’: This track is taken from their upcoming album ‘Disappearing In Airports’. This is what vocalist Kevin Martin  had to say about the video: “We wanted ...

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Trivium re-release rare debut album ‘Ember To Inferno’

You may know Trivium as one of the biggest names in metal today but back in 2003 they had only released their debut ‘Ember To Inferno’. Fast forward to today, the band have teamed up with 5B management and Cooking Vinyl to re-release the album. Also a deluxe version with 13 previously unreleased early versions Front-man Matt Heafy had this ...

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Voodoo Vegas unleash the video for ‘Killing Joke’

Why so Vegas? Halloween is coming and with the popularity  of the DC movies everyone wants to be the famous ‘Clown Prince of Crime’ and his girlfriend. Hard-rockers Voodoo Vegas are no different in their new video ‘Killing Joke’. Inspired by by The Joker: This is taken from their new album ‘Freak Show Candy Floss’. “I’ve always been a big ...

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Trivium announce huge UK and Ireland tour for 2017

US metal titans Trivium have announced an 11-date tour across the UK and Ireland. Dates are as follows: Sat 11th Feb – DUBLIN Academy, Ireland Sun 12th Feb – BELFAST Limelight, Northern Ireland Tue 14th Feb – BIRMINGHAM Institute, England Wed 15th Feb – MANCHESTER Academy, England Thu 16th Feb – GLASGOW Barrowlands, Scotland Fri 17th Feb – LONDON Roundhouse, ...

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blackberry smoke

Blackberry Smoke announce UK tour

You have just caught their stormming set on the latest Later…with Jools Holland. Now you can catch Blackberry Smoke live on their next UK tour. The blues rockers are playing a 10-date tour in support of their upcoming album ‘Like An Arrow’ released on October 14th via Earache records. Dates are below: Mon 27th Mar – OXFORD O2 Academy Tue 28th ...

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Green Day announced as first headliner for BST 2017 in Hyde Park

Following in the footsteps of The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and …Taylor Swift – Green Day are headlining Barclaycard’s British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park in 2017. Billie Joe Armstrong told NME: “London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world’s most legendary venues,” said frontman Billie Joe ...

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Anti-Clone unleash the freaky video for ‘Astaroth’

Following a storming set at this year’s Bloodstock, Lincolnshire masked mu-metallers Anti-Clone have revealed their beastly new video for ‘Astaroth’. check it out below: This track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘The Root Of Man’. Frontman Mr Clone had this to say:  “The lesser key of Solomon states that he giveth true answers of things past, present, and ...

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KoRn team up with Corey Taylor on ‘A Different World’

Nu metal giants KoRn and SlipKnot toured together last year and now their worlds collide on the new track ‘A Different World’. This is taken from KoRn’s upcoming album The Serenity of Suffering, featuring guest vocals from Corey Taylor. Listen to the tracke below: The Serenity of Suffering was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Deftones) and due for release on October ...

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Live: Feeder, Mensbar, Newcastle University

Grant Nicholas and Feeder have had one of the most up-and-down careers in rock history. They started as a respectable indie/brit-rock band in the 90s in the aftermath of grunge, rose up the charts with mega-hits like ‘Buck Rogers’, sadly faced with the death of their original drummer Jon Lee, mellowed out and got critical acclaim with albums like ‘Comfort ...

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