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!

Stone Free announces Sweet, Blue Oyster Cult, and more

After the success of the last year’s Stone Free Festival it looks like 2017 will be just as great with already announced headliner Ritchie Blacmore’s Rainbow… Now that many more classic and contemporary bands have been announced we know it will rock just as hard. Just announced are: Support act, glam rock icons Sweet Sweet had this to say about ...

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Courtesans reveal video for ‘Mesmerise’

In the run-up to their forthcoming EP ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ doom-pop four-piece Courtesans have revealed the new video for ‘Mesmerise’. Check it out below: The band premiered the video via Kerrang! and had this to say: “‘Mesmerise’ is about being entranced so deeply that you lose yourself and forget who you are … You want this. You believe you need ...

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Watch Metallica perform with Lady Gaga at The Grammys

Some loved it, some hated it, either way below is a video of Metallica performing ‘Moth In To The Flame’ with Lady Gaga on vocals. Despite the technical difficulties, it’s safe to say Metallica put on a great show.Speaking of Metallica … Megadeth won the award for  ‘Best Metal Performance’ for their album ‘Dystopia’ beating Korn, Gojira, Baroness, and Periphery. ...

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Review: Grave Digger – Healed By Metal

The past few years have seen an increase in returning metal legends from every corner of the genre and all over the globe. One of the most notable is Grave Digger. Along with Scorpions, they represented  Germany when metal ruled the world in the 80s. As metal fans are as loyal as newly-born puppies to their favourite bands – new ...

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Wednesday 13 sign to Nuclear Blast and announce details of new album ‘Condolences’

Ink is still settling on the deal between horror-punk superstar Wednesday 13 and Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This co-insides with 13’s seventh solo studio album Condolences which is released on June 2nd. Wednesday himself had this to say about the signing: “We’re so excited to finally announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!  It’s an honour for us to ...

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Metallica to perform with Lady Gaga at The Grammys

After an album with Lou Reed and team-ups with Ray Davies and even Ja Rule – it’s no secret Metallica aren’t afraid of collaborations. Now Lady Gaga herself has announced she will be performing with the thrash metal legends at the 59th annual Grammy awards this weekend. The news came about when a Gaga fan account posted a supposed trailer ...

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Body Count’s Ice-T stars as an ancient vampire in ‘Bloodrunners’

You may recognise Ice-T from his band Body Count, his solo career as a rapper, or even his role in Law & Order. So what if I told you: his latest appearance is as an ancient vampire in prohibition-era  horror Bloodrunners? The latest feature by writer-director Dan Lantz, Bloodrunners is now available as a DVD/Blu-ray pack and Digital HD download ...

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Sumo Cyco reveal collaboration with Skindred’s Benji ‘Moving Mountains’

Return to Cyco City When Canadian dancehall-punks announced their second album ‘Opus Mar’ – one thing that pricked up a lot of people’s ears was the appearance by Skindred front man Benji Webbe. This was on a track ‘Moving Mountains’ which was performed live by Cyco whilst on tour with Butcher Babies and Alien Ant Farm. This week the finished ...

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Amplified Festival 2017 line-up revealed

Alive and amplified. It seems independent British festivals are getting better every year, Amplified in Gloucestershire in no exception to this. This festival will take place on July 21-23 in the Cotswold countryside, and 2017 is the first year Amplified will take place. Organiser Gary Paterson had this to say: “I can’t quite believe Amplified is almost here… I guess ...

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Motionless In White reveal new track ‘Eternally Yours’

Pennsylvanian goth-core heroes have returned with the second track from the upcoming album ‘Graveyard Shift’ entitled ‘Eternally Yours’. The artwork for the single is designed by fans. ‘Eternally Yours’ can be streamed below: This follows the hugely successful track ‘570’ which achieved 2.6 million views on YouTube. The album ‘Graveyard Shift’ is released May 5th. Chris Motionless and co. are ...

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