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!

Aiden announce 2016 UK tour

After the release of their fantastic new album, and reissue of their back catalogue, Aiden have announced several live dates around the UK to celebrate. The Seattle goth-punks will be joined by ‘New Grave’ pioneers Ashestoangels and newcomers Never Found on the following dates: January 16th Manchester – Sound Control 17th Newcastle – Think Tank? 18th Glasgow – Cat House ...

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock release ‘Communion’/ ‘Saviour Machine’ double A-side

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker’s latest project, Temple Of Rock,  have released their new single which is a double a-side of ‘Communion’ and ‘Saviour Machine’. Released on November 6th, this is a taste of what you can expect from Michael’s new DVD – which will be filmed in Madrid later this month. Schenker had this to say about the live DVD: ...

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Jaret Reddick launches new podcast

You might have heard Jaret’s voice in the world of rock via Bowling For Soup or People On Vacation, or even by being the voice of Chuck E. Cheese. You may also know Jaret is a big cinefile, and loves talking movies – he has put this in to action and launched the brand new podcast: Jaret Goes To The ...

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Whitby Goth Weekend Spring 2016 details announced

Just as Whitby Goth Winter Weekend has finished this year, the Spring 2016 line-up has just been announced. The dates for Spring have been confirmed as April 22nd- 24th, 2016. A trailer was also released earlier today: The trailer reveals the Spring 2016 line-up including: Irish alt-rock legends Therapy?, surreal art group The Red Paintings, pastel-haired girl-grungers Hands Off Gretyl and new wave ...

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Review: Aiden – Aiden

Aiden seemed to be the right kind of band to soundtrack the mid-00s with a punk rock revival, the ’emo’/ ‘scene’ culture and MySpace making sure unknown bands got heard. However the likes of My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco and even Green Day seemed to rule the rock charts. Aiden were always the band you had more cred ...

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Aiden release new tracks ahead of new album release

We were as shocked as everyone else when a brand new Aiden album was announced this year. We were even more thrilled to hear that the Seattle goth-punks have released 3 new tracks ahead of the album’s release on October 30th. The tracks released are ‘Violence and Devotion’ featuring Ash Costello of  New Year’s Day, ‘Animals’ featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless ...

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Bloodstock 2016: DragonForce, Rotting Christ and Paradise Lost announced

Following the exciting news that Twisted Sister and Mastodon are headlining next year’s Bloodstock-Open-Air, more great bands have been added to the bill. Multi-national space-metallers DragonForce, Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ and UK dark rockers Paradise Lost. Rotting Christ front-man, Sakis, had this to say: “We’re very proud to be coming back to the biggest metal festival in the ...

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Live Review: Glenn Hughes, Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

There are very few people who can claim: they have played in several influential rock bands and continue to tour, packing out venues, 40 years on.  Glenn Hughes is one of these people. Tonight Glenn played to the Tyne theatre filled with adoring fans. The way rock music, and the music industry in general has changed in the past four ...

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Black Sabbath as headliners for Download 2016

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have been announced as Saturday headliners for next year’s Download festival. This follows the news the mighty Iron Maiden are to headline the festival on Sunday the 12th of June. Ozzy and and co have headlined the festival previously in 2005 and 2012. Check out this classic performance of ‘Snow Blind’ from 1978: This is ...

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(hed) PE hit the road with Skindred

Next month Californian nu-metal/punk fusion band (hed) PE are about to tour the UK along with Japanese experimentalists Crossfaith, Glasgow’s own Yashin, and head-liners ragga-punk icons SkinDred – as part of their ‘Pump Up The Volume’ tour. This follow’s (hed) PE’s hugely successful UK dates with Soil and American Head Charge. Date’s for Skindred’s ‘Pump Up The Volume’ tour are ...

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