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!

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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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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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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