Author Archives: Sean Rafferty

A metalhead residing the birthplace of metal - Birmingham!
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Enter Shikari post Koven remix of ‘Anaesthetist’

British genre-hopping favourites Enter Shikari have posted a remix of Anaesthetist by Koven Anaesthetist comes from the band’s latest record The Mindsweep and confronts the ongoing privatisation of the NHS. Check out the drum’n’bass duo’s remix below! Download the track here. The Mindsweep is available now via Ambush Reality.

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W.A.S.P move to Naplam Records

Legendary metal group W.A.S.P have announced their signing with Napalm Records. The band have also revealed they are in the process of recording a new album, titled Golgotha, for release later this year. Frontman Blackie Lawless stated: “W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records.  We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional ...

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Bloodstock 2015 announce Thursday line-up

The Thursday night party line-up for Bloodstock 2015 has been revealed. Arnold Schwarzenegger themed act Arnocorps will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the night. The band said: “We’re so pumped to be bringing our action adventure, audio assault to the ballsiest of all metal festivals!  As far back as our first UK tour in ‘06, our fans have ...

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Superheaven reveal new album ‘Ours Is Chrome’

US rockers Superheaven have revealed the details for their second album. Ours Is Chrome is due for release on May 4th via Sideonedummy records. The album follows the group’s 2013 debut release, Jar. Check out the video for the lead single I’ve Been Bored below! The band will be embarking on a massive headlining tour of US with guests Diamond ...

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Takedown Festival 2015

It’s not scorching here at Southampton Uni today, but the rain is keeping off and the sun is just resting behind the clouds. Optimum festival weather. For regulars to the festival there’s a feeling of being reunited with an old friend. For newcomers, there’s almost awe at the intimacy this festival holds. Either way, everyone is eager to begin… (District ...

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Bleed From Within at Takedown Festival

It’s an exciting time for Bleed From Within. They returned to Takedown Festival sub-headlining the UPRAWR stage, on the cusp of releasing new material. We caught up with Scott Kennedy (vocals) and Craig ‘Goonzi’ Gowans (guitars) about them about what we can expect why they chose to go with crowd funding for the new EP ‘Death Walk‘ (available digitally). The band are ...

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InMe at Takedown Festival

When we met InMe, they were just a few hours away from taking the stage to play Overgrown Eden in full. We spoke to them about how it felt to play the album in full yet again, their THREE upcoming new albums and looking back on their career to date. Overgrown Eden – It’s quite a moody album lyrically, but when we ...

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Toseland reveals new EP and 2015 UK tour

Toseland has revealed their latest Pledgemusic campaign for a new EP and an extensive UK tour. The group, lead by double world superbike world champion James Toseland, hope to release Hearts and Bones on April 5th followed up by a huge trek of the UK. Check out the dates below! April 7 – Brightion – Green Door Stone 8 – ...

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Von Hertzen Brothers post ‘Trouble’ lyric video

Finnish ‘epic rockers’ Von Hertzen Brothers have released a new song from their upcoming album, New Day Rising. Vocalist Mikko von Hertzen commented on how the lyric video for Trouble reflects the album artwork: “On the cover of the forthcoming album, there are birds of prey trying to break the chains they carry in their claws… This song is about ...

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Primus announce three 2015 UK dates

Rock legends Primus have announced their first UK shows since 2012. The trio will be returning with a special show born of their new album Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble where they will be playing the album in its entirity as well as a regular set. The tour will also be the first UK tour in ...

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