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!
birthday-massacre

The Birthday Massacre announced for WGW and number of UK dates

It doesn’t seem like yesterday since we saw The Birthday Massacre on UK shores, and now they have announced a string of UK tours for this October, including the Winter edition of Whitby Goth Weekend. The band announced the tour on their Facebook page yesterday: “We’re crossing the pond again this fall for our Under Your Spell UK Tour! Kicking ...

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boyjumpsship

Boy Jumps Ship and more perform at North-East music showcase

North East music fanzine NE Volume have announced a 7 hour live music showcase at ARC, in Stockton-On-Tees. The event takes place on September, and will including many acts in the North East rock and indie scene including Sunderland’s own Frankie & The Heartstrings, Wearside’s answer to Frank Turner – The Lake Poets, Newcastle rockers Boy Jumps Ship (below), Yorkshire ...

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damned

The Damned announce 2018 UK tour

Smash it up… Quick quiz: Which punk-rock band were the first to release a UK single, UK album, and officially first British band to be called ‘punk’? If you answered ‘Sex Pistols’ – you are wrong. The Damned aren’t only the original British punk rockers, but the orignal goth punks, and they have just announced a lengthy UK tour for ...

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Slipknot Day of the Gusano

SlipKnot tease new documentary ‘Day of the Gusano’

Legendary masked monsters of metal, SlipKnot,  have teased their new movie Day of The Gusano by uploading a clip of classic track ‘Vermilion’ on their YouTube page. Check out the video below: This documentary film is based around the Des Moines nine’s first trip to Mexico City and will be premiered on over a thousand screens across the world – including ...

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Bloodstock

Havok and many more bands added to Bloodstock 2017

When you thought Bloodstock’s stages were already bleeding with enough talent, we hear 18 more bands are added to the fray. Most notably Denver thrashers Havok in celebration of their new album ‘Conformicide’ . Check out this Live version of ‘Claiming Certainty’ below: Joining them on the main stage are San Francisco tech-death outfit, Fallujah, playing on Saturday: Also added to ...

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in this moment

In This Moment reveal lyric video for ‘Roots’

Taken from their sixth studio album ‘Ritual’, LA nu-metallers In This Moment have released the lyric video for ‘Roots’. Maria Brink and co. are set to release ‘Ritual’ on July 21st via Atlantic Records, which also features the track ‘Oh Lord’, a re-imagining of Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’, and a collaboration with Rob Halford. Check out the lyric ...

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Download Festival 2017

Download 2017: The Highlights

Another fantastic and historical year of Download Festival has sadly been and gone. It’s a bit like the rock and metal Christmas in a way. Think of this week as being a 7-day boxing day. For once we had very minimal rain (not great for goths and gingers like me!) but bringing an extra sheen to the weekend – plus ...

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Download Festival 2016

Download 2017 begins, and will be one for the ages.

This year’s Download may be the most unpredictable and important yet. With live music being targetted by attacks earlier this year in Manchester, Rock AM Ring being evacuated, and not forgetting the Paris attacks in 2015. Security is being extra vigilant, which means we will be extra safe. No matter what happens – they can’t bring stop the Download crowd ...

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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 lives out his own funeral in the video for ‘Condolences’

Some of you may be looking forward to the horror-punk icon Wednesday 13 at Download next weekend, in the mean time we get to see his funeral. Or at least what it might look like in Wednesday 13’s new video ‘Condolences’. This is the title track from the new album released on June 2nd, via Nuclear Blast. Check out the ...

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Bloodstock

Bloodstock 2017: 10 more bands added to line up

With 10 more weeks to go, it’s only right that even more bands are added to the Bloodstock-Open-Air 2017 line-up. On Sunday -the hotly tipped Puppy will be playing on the Sophie Lancaster Stage The band tell us: “We’re beyond excited to be playing Bloodstock. Every year we’re in awe of how good the line up is, so for them ...

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