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!
BLACK STAR RIDERS

Black Star Riders reveal details on new album ‘Another State Of Grace’

Ahead of their UK tour, Irish hard-rockers Black Star Riders have given us more details on their upcoming album Another State Of Grace. Released September 6th via Nuclear Blast, Another State Of Grace is the first album to feature new drummer Chad Szeliga (best known for his work with Black Label Society) and former Stone Sour guitarist Christian Martucci. The ...

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Download Festival 2019: Epica, Elvana, NXT Stars & Side-Splitter Stage Added To Line-Up

Only a month to go until the world’s premier rock event, Download Festival, welcomes 100,000 fans to Donington Park. This year’s line-up is certainly one for the ages with headliners Slipknot, Def Leppard, and Tool – as well as legends such as Slash, Whitesnake, The Smashing Pumpkins, and the final UK performance of Slayer. If the already stacked card wasn’t ...

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SlipKnot unveil new masks in video for ‘Unsainted’

Iowa metal icons SlipKnot teased this generation of masks this year… and now the wait is over. Corey Taylor and co. show off their new headgear in the video for their latest track ‘Unsainted’ – directed by the band’s percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (aka ‘The Clown’).  Check out the video below: ‘Unsainted’ is taken from SlipKnot’s upcoming album We Are ...

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Sister Shotgun “Having a female vocalist shouldn’t be a gimmick anymore” Interview

Hailing from the West Midlands,  Sister Shotgun have been making music together since 2011. Their latest album ‘Fragments’  could be their ticket to the ‘big time’. But what is the bigger picture for a talented band like Sister Shotgun? We caught up with guitarist Niall Wills to talk about women in rock, the current UK music scene, and writing unique ...

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Sumo Cyco unleash new video for ‘Love You Wrong’

With great new tunes from Sumo Cyco, comes great new videos! And their new single ‘Lov You Wrong’ is no exception. The track is taken from their upcoming third album, which is now being funded via their website (click here for more) Check out the sexy-yet-spooky video below: The band had this to say about the video: “Love You Wrong ...

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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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