Author Archives: Sean Rafferty

A metalhead residing the birthplace of metal - Birmingham!
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Interview with Dick Valentine of Electric Six

You think you’ve interviewed interesting band members, and then you get to interview Dick Valentine. The lead singer of the ever-prevailing Electric Six gave us a raw, unfiltered insight into the unforgiving realities of the music industry and coping with being an artist for a career. But we also spoke about underwater rollercoasters. Completely standard stuff for an interview with ...

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Live: Electric Six, O2 Academy, Birmingham

When Blank Parody come on stage, we don’t know what to expect. Some members are looking relaxed in their jeans and tees but their frontman is dressed to impress in a sharp blazer. They belt out loud and proud alternative rock, providing a decent spectacle to the crowd. They don’t let those ‘opening band blues’ hold them back one bit, ...

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Review: Devilment – II – The Mephisto Waltzes

Devilment have made it to a stage very few bands of their breed do: the second album. Countless times we have seen the ‘other band’ of recognisable names (in this case Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth) get no further than the release of the first record and maybe a small nationwide tour. Their first record, The Great and Secret ...

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Alter Bridge lead UK charts with ‘The Last Hero’

American rocking kings Alter Bridge have experienced their most successful UK release to date with their latest record, The Last Hero. See our full review here. The new album has placed highly in no less than four British charts as well as high reaches across Europe and the rest of the world. The Last Hero scored #1, #2 and #3 positions in the ...

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Killswitch Engage release new track ‘Cut Me Loose’

American metalcore favourites Killswitch Engage have announced a new single from their new album, Incarnate. Cut Me Loose is the third single taken from the album which received rave reviews upon release. Check out the video for the new track here: Killswitch Engage will also be making a welcome return to UK shores this November as they provide main support to our very ...

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Johnny Deathshadow reveal debut album and UK dates

Hamburg industrial metallers Johnny Deathshow have announced their debut album and a run of UK shows. Bleed With Me is due for release November 25th on Make It Big records; hot on the heals of a brief UK tour in the same month which will mark the band’s second visit to British shores. The new album was recorded in close collaboration ...

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Review: Electric Six – Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres

SEX! DISCO! GORE! MORE SEX! GUITAR SOLOS! NEAR-EXTRATERRESTRIAL KEYBOARDS! That’s right ladies and gents, the only band to convincingly replicate the sound of a LSD-fuelled-disco-rock-orgy are back. Electric Six return with their twelfth studio album, Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres. The ever blunt-yet-witty Dick Valentine shows us they are the same lovably, crazy bunch that we came to adore all ...

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Ghost reveal brand new song, ‘Square Hammer’

Everyone’s favourite Swedish-satanic-rock-crew Ghost have revealed a brand new track. Square Hammer is widely thought to be our first taste of a promised new EP by the band that will feature “mostly covers”and due for release later this year. One of Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls commented: “We’re very proud of it. We’re obviously thrilled to be able to play something new. ...

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Clutch announce Winter UK tour

Groove-rock kings Clutch have revealed a bunch of UK dates for this December. On the heels of their Reading and Leeds Festival apperance, the group have announced they will be playing four UK shows bringing some killer supports with them. Valient Thorr will act as main support for the dates with Lionize as openers. Check out the dates below: 15.12.16 ...

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Alter Bridge post new video for ‘Show Me A Leader’

Alter Bridge have revealed a brand new video for their latest track, Show Me A Leader. Show Me A Leader is the lead single from their upcoming album, The Last Hero, due for release October 7th. The video reflects the song’s political motif with director Zev Deans‘ unique style. Check out the clip below: Alter Bridge will also be bringing ...

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