Author Archives: Martin durrant

Whitechapel confirmed for Bloodstock 2013

US deathcore titans Whitechapel have been announced for this year’s Bloodstock festival! The band will be playing on the Sunday of the four day festival, on a bill that includes Slayer and Metal Blade label mates, Anthrax. Whitechapel have just come off the Mayhem Festival tour with Slipknot and Motorhead, in support of their fourth album, the self-titled “Whitechapel”. Watch the ...

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Skid Row – Slave to the Grind

Underrated and underappreciated, Skid Row are one of those bands that everyone just enjoys listening to. Their first album yielded such legendary songs as “Youth Gone Wild”, “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”. However, singer Sebastian Bach promised to sing “notes only dogs could hear” on the follow up album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. This ...

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Live Review: Testament @ Hard Rock Hell

Probably the most underrated band in the world, Testament hit the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Saturday evening and proceeded to utterly tear the place apart with their high octane thrash metal. Opening song “Rise Up”, with its amazing main riff and stunning guitar work really brought the festival to life. The band’s enigmatic frontman Chuck Billy was ...

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Live Review: The Dogs D’Amour @ Hard Rock Hell

If you’re looking for a band with sleaze, blues and attitude, then The Dogs D’Amour are the band for you. They took the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Friday evening to an expectant crowd, who were waiting for their heroes to perform. The band were indeed filled with sleaze and blues and attitude, however something seemed to be ...

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Live Review: Molly Hatchet @ Hard Rock Hell

Southern rock may be led by bands like Black Stone Cherry these days, however along with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet started it all. This legendary band were a wonderful addition to the bill, and always deliver live. This night was no exception. The synchronicity between the members of the band was just simply amazing. The way they moved around the ...

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Live Review: Breed 77 @ Hard Rock Hell

One of the most original bands around today, Breed 77 took the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Sunday afternoon with a serious point to prove. They experienced a peak in popularity in 2004 with their seminal record “Cultura”, and it looks as if their 2013 release “The Evil Inside” is just as highly anticipated. Taking the stage with ...

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Live Review: Fozzy @ Hard Rock Hell

Stage 1 was buzzing with anticipation as Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy were taking the stage. Their unique brand of classic metal with a modern twist has been a massive hit with the metal press here, and latest album Sin and Bones has had good reviews all round. Now was the time for them to deliver in the live ...

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Live Review: Dr Feelgood @ Hard Rock Hell

Legends. Icons. Heroes. These monikers are thrown around needlessly these days, but every so often, a band comes along that truly deserves them. Dr Feelgood are one of these bands. These legendary blues rock and rollers have been going for over 40 years now, and judging from their show at Hard Rock Hell on the Sunday night, they show no ...

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Live Review: JettBlack @ Hard Rock Hell

With frontman Will Stapleton away on the War of the Worlds tour, many thought JettBlack may pull out of Hard Rock Hell 2012. However, they stuck to their guns and enlisted the help of Liam Lever to fill in for Will for this show. What a sterling job they did. Launching into opening number “Get Your Hands Dirty”, JettBlack showed ...

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Live Review: SOiL @ Hard Rock Hell

Taking the stage as the penultimate band of the weekend, SOiL really had to step their game due to the high calibre of performances across the whole weekend on both stages. Opening with “Break It Down”, the band show that they have still got the fire they had when they first broke through 10 years ago. Frontman Ryan McCombs was ...

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