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!
New Years Day

Have New Year’s Day crossed-over with new album, Unbreakable?

It’s hard to pinpoint where bands like New Year’s Day (NYD) sit in terms of audience or even genre. On the one hand, they appeal to a wide audience with their poppy appeal accompanied by metal influence, but ask a lot of people about NYD and they might not even have listened to them, yet.  I suppose they sit with the ...

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Download 2019: Bands you NEED to see as chosen by the fans

Now in its 16th year, Download Festival is the biggest and most anticipated weekend in the rock music calendar. Not only does the festival live up to its hype in it’s UK home but the Download name is now being used around the world. in 2019, is it an honour for bands to grace the stage at Donnington Park, as ...

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Skarlett Riot and Sertraline give a boundary-breaking performance in Newcastle

Venue: Head Of Steam Even though the UK is no doubt going through some very challenging times politically and socially in 2019 – we are also known for our ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ attitude, and looking at the bigger picture positively. Especially in the live music scene. One great thing about this country in 2019 is the thriving rock ...

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Hands Off Gretel may have an album of the year contender with ‘I Want The World’

If you have never listened to Hands Off Gretel – you need to start now. Start with this record. No kidding. Let me explain… Hands Off Gretel were a bunch of grunge-loving guys and girls in Yorkshire in 2015 and decided to form a band making music you just don’t hear anymore. Fronted by songwriter Lauren Tate, with a clear ...

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Mushroomhead

Mushroomhead sign worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Masked alternative metal icons Mushroomhead have just signed the dotted line for a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band will be playing European dates in July, including their headline slot at Amplified Festival. Mushroomhead drummer, Skinny, had this to say about their deal: “We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Napalm roster! None of this ...

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Skindred share lyric video for ‘Loud and Clear’ and update on band’s activity

‘Ragga metal’ masters Skindred have shared the lyric video for ‘Loud and Clear’ ahead of their dates with Disturbed and Summer festivals. The track is taken from their top 40 album, Big Tings, and can be viewed below: Skindred sticksman Ayra Goggins had this to say on the band’s status: “We are currently gearing up for a very heavy year of ...

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Possessed reveal new album ‘Revelations Of Oblivion’

One of the pioneering names in death-metal, Possessed, has revealed more information on their new album ‘Revelations Of Oblivion’. This is their first album in 3 decades and will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast. To mark the release, Possessed have also revealed the video for their new track ‘No More Room In Hell’. (below): Jeff Becerra, the ...

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Hellyeah release ‘333’ featuring Vinnie Paul’s final recordings

Alt-metal super-group Hellyeah have revealed the video for their new track, ‘333’, which features on their upcoming album – the last performance by late drummer Vinnie Paul. Check out the video below: Vocalist Chad Gray had this to say: “Vinnie originally came up with the idea for ‘333’”, says singer Chad Gray. “A lot of people may think Vinnie was just a ...

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Hands Off Gretel “[Music] saved me in many ways and I’d love to do that for someone else”

Yorkshire alt-rockers Hands Off Gretel (HOG) are in a sweet spot right now. Their album has just been released with a bit of help from their expanding fanbase, they have many festival appearances booked and this is just the beginning. We talked to HOG about their new album, their style and why they released their latest album on cassette… RAMzine: ...

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NXT

Download 2019: NXT UK tapings come to Donnington Park

As well as the amazing bands on offer, the stars of WWE are now a staple of Download Festival weekend. This year sees the superstars of the NXT UK roster duke it out in June.  This will also be the first time episodes of NXT UK will be recorded, on-site, for the WWE Network. NXT UK is a branch of ...

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