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!

Tragedy turn disco bangers in to metal anthems in Newcastle

When you pay for a cover or tribute band, you pretty much know what you’re going to get… all your favourite tracks from the band they are emulating. But this is not the case with Tragedy! The bands full title is ‘Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees & Beyond’, yes you read that right… an METAL tribute to ...

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Download 2019: Simple Creatures, The Wonder Years, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and many more join line-up

If the line-up for this year’s epic Download Festival wasn’t eye-poppingly outstanding already, they’ve only gone and announced 17 more awesome bands. Headlining the Avalanche Stage on Saturday, are super-group Simple Creatures, featuring Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. This is a UK festival exclusive. They had this to say about their appearance: “An evening of Trash-Pop ...

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Scott Stapp signs to Napalm Records

The multi-platinum selling vocalist, known best for his work with Creed, has signed a deal with Napalm Records. Stapp has already released two solo records and looks to start his next one soon. He recently was awarded ‘Person Of The Year’ by MusiCares. Stapp had this to say on the matter: “I still have a lot of music ahead of ...

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Mortiis returns with video for ‘Visions Of Ancient Future’

The godfather of ‘dungeon synth’, Mortiis, is back with new material ahead of his North American tour. Check out the video for ‘Visions Of Ancient Future‘, taken from his upcoming album Spirit Of Rebellion, below: The video was directed by Finnish visionary Ari Savonen. Mortiis had this to say about his new material: “I had to fend off a lot of ...

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Tragedy unleash epic metal cover of ‘Aquarius/ Let The Sun Shine’ from Hair

Tragedy, who describe themselves as “A metal tribute to The Bee Gees and beyond”, have released their new video for ‘Aquarius/ Let The Sun Shine’ – a cover of the songs from the musical Hair. Check it out below: This is taken from their new album Tragedy Go To The Movies released later this month. This also includes tracks covered from other ...

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Iron Maiden to release second set of Digipak CDs

Parlophone records will continue to release albums from Iron Maiden’s back catalogue on Digipak CD as part of  The Studio Collection -Remastered. This will now include Powerslave, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, and No Prayer For The Dying. These titles will be released on March 22nd. These re-masters supersede all previous versions and all titles will now ...

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The Sunday Sadness: “I didn’t even meet my band mate until the video shoot, now we are best friends”

French four-piece The Sunday Sadness are the very definition of an ‘en trend’ band in 2019. They mix influences of electronic music, emo, pop, and hip-hop and they look very cool. Formed through social media, the band have just released their self-titled EP and look to release an album in the summer. We caught up with vocalist and writer Matthieu Kirby ...

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Corey Taylor shares sneak peek of his new SlipKnot mask for Download 2019

Appearing on the ‘Let There Be Talk’ podcast, Corey Taylor, vocalist of Download headliners Slipknot, talked about working with special effects wizard Tom Savini on his brand new mask for his upcoming performances. Corey commented: “He’s the godfather to me.”..“[I] got to hang out with him, got to talk with him. Met him through a friend who actually works with him. And ...

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Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space

Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space may have crossed over with ‘All These Fiendish Things’

With Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space (or BZFOS for short), it’s hard to judge if they have truly ‘made it’ or not. Not that it matters to them I assume, nor does it affect their music one bit, yet it’s hard to gauge if people know them as a band or just heard the name and thought ‘What the hell ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE

Ozzy Osbourne postpones 3 UK arena dates

Due to ill health the Prince Of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne has had to postpone several European dates including three on the UK leg of the tour. These are the dates in Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on the new dates will be announced soon. Dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and London are still due to go ahead. Special guests of ...

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