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!
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Sumo Cyco launch pledge campaign for new album

Dancehall-punk fusionists Sumo Cyco grabbed our attention with their debut ‘Welcome To Cyco City’ this year, so it’s only right they get to work on the next album. In true 21st century style, the band have started a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the album and surrounding material such as videos and merchandise.  You can pledge as little as £7 ($10) ...

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bmth

PVRIS and Neck Deep to support Bring Me The Horizon on UK tour

Steel City metalcore legends Bring Me The Horizon are no doubt the band of the moment. After a stunning performance at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals – Oli Sykes and co. have announced a huge UK tour. If that wasn’t enough, support comes from some of today’s biggest names in rock: PVRIS, Neck Deep and Beartooth PVRIS front-woman Lynn ...

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jettblack

Interview: Jettblack at Bloodstock 2015 (with audio)

Every band is on a festival line-up for a reason. The reason being – the organiser reckons they are good enough to play their festival, and vast amount of fans will want to see said band.  At this year’s Bloodstock-Open-Air we saw Jettblack play the Sophie stage, to a huge crowd. They aren’t the same kind of band you might ...

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halestorm

Watch ‘I Miss The Misery’ by Halestorm sang in 20 different styles

Halestorm have been on the up and up as of lately, following their number one album ‘Into The Wildlife’ they have toured the festival circuit and have a full UK arena tour with Black Stone Cherry and Shinedown planned early 2016. The band have also inspired YouTube sensation Anthony Vincent to cover their track ‘I Miss The Misery’ on his ...

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arnocorps

Interview: ArnoCorps at Bloodstock 2015

Not that many people know that there are bands on at Bloodstock Open Air on Thursday too. This year is no different. So who better to headline Thursday than ‘The Greatest Band Of All Time’ ArnoCorps? We caught up with all five…I mean six members of ArnoCorps to talk about why they haven’t played a festival before, the misconceptions about ...

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Rob Zombie feat

Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Sunday

Sunday  – the last day of the festival. A day where we look back on the best times this weekend and make the most of our last few hours at Bloodstock. But it’s not over yet! We have a full day of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery ahead of us. This morning we are greeted by London groove-metallers Skarthia on the ...

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Photo by Mark Lloyd

Interview: Knock-Out Kaine at Bloodstock 2015

There are more stages at Bloodstock than you probably realised: Of course you have the Ronnie James Dio stage, Sophie Lancaster stage and New Blood stage. There’s also a VIP stage for posh folk and a Jagermeister stage. Yes, that orange bar serving a certain Austrian herbal liquor also hosts several bands each year. One of the bands playing on ...

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Photo by Mark Lloyd

Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Saturday

All photos by Mark Lloyd. Traditionally Saturday is the most ‘fun’ day at a festival, and looking at the line-up for today, Bloodstock 2015 shouldn’t be any different.It’s a bit sunny to be sporting black-metal face-paint but 1349 pull it off well. What a way to wake up! Something completely different on the Dio stage from Finnish folk-metallers Korpiklaani. Who ...

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Raging Speedhorn performing at Bloodstock 2015. Photo by Mark Lloyd.

Interview: Raging Speedhorn at Bloodstock 2015

Cast your mind back to 2001 – metal and punk were coming back big style in the guise of bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Coal Chamber and, to some extent, Limp Bizkit. The UK scene had to make a move and it arrived in the form of Northampton sludge-core crew Raging Speedhorn. Originally the band called it a day in 2008 ...

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piss viper

Interview: Piss Viper at BloodStock 2015 (audio)

One of the best things about Bloodstock Open Air is they embrace new talent in the shape of their Hobgoblin New Blood stage.  One of the acts that stood out this year were Piss Viper – a Southern Rock – inspired metal band who formed mid-2014. You don’t get much newer than that! We caught up with the controversially-named five-piece ...

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