Review: Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

Every few years, there is an album that is released, that is considered so near perfect it will go down in music history as a record that defined that era. Examples being: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Nirvana’s Nevermind and Metallica’s Master of Puppets. Alter Bridges fifth outing The Last Hero, could well fit in that category too. ...

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ACM LONDON Richard Shaw Guitar Masterclass

The new Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) London campus [based in Clapham] just opened its doors to new students in the past few weeks. The school differs from other traditional music academies by focussing on rock, pop and E.D.M. The Academy is justifiably proud of its professional approach and how it provides valuable networking events, workshops, showcases and audition opportunities ...

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Interview: Rich Ward of Stuck Mojo / Fozzy – Bloodstock 2016 (audio)

Known as ‘The Duke’ due to his innovative playing style – guitarist Rich Ward has had a glittering career in the world over the past three decades. Starting with rap-rock pioneers Stuck Mojo in the 90s and more recently with Fozzy and a few other projects in between – there’s no denying Ward hasn’t put the eg-work in. We caught ...

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Live Review: Brutal Assault Festival 2016, Czech Republic

We were very fortunate to have access to this years Brutal Assault Festival which is considered one of the best for the extreme metal scene in Europe. With killer bands across four whole days, Cheap Czech lager and a wonderful selection of food (also very cheap) what more could we possibly ask for? With the festival held within the confines ...

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Interview: DragonForce guitarist Herman Li – Bloodstock 2016 (Podcast & Gallery)

Anyone who has even dabbled in rock and metal in the past decade has surely heard the anthem that is ‘Fire and The Flames’ known for its intricate guitar work and power-metal vocals. By popular demand the track was even featured on Guitar Hero III and usually seen as the most challenging track to master. Since then the five-piece have ...

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Interview: Anthrax guitarist Jon Donais – Bloodstock 2016

Imagine being in an amazing band like Shadows Fall, now imagine being chosen to be the guitarist of one of your favourite bands growing up. This kinda happened to Jon Donais, who has been a full-time member of iconic thrash band Anthrax since 2013. Earlier this year Anthrax released ‘For All Kings’ featuring Donais. We caught up with Jon at ...

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Interview: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons – Bloodstock 2016

No stranger to Bloodstock having played here in 2014 on the  Jagermeister stage, not to say he is fresh to this as he played in the legendary Motorhead for 30 years (as you may know) as well as many other bands. Sadly at the end of 2015 we lost the legend that is Lemmy. Dedicating his set to the great ...

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Interview: Dez Fafara of DevilDriver at MetalDays

Victoria Purcell caught up with Dez Fafara of DevilDriver at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. The band played an outstanding set on the main stage which saw many a head bang along to new tracks from their new album. The festival was the start of DevilDrivers Trust No One Tour, which they are currently on. In this interview Victoria talks to ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Sunday

Last day of a fantastic weekend full of metal and good times. This has been the biggest Bloodstock to date, and what better way to end it with two of the big four: Anthrax and Slayer! Check out our highlights of Thursday / Friday and Saturday here. Through many confusing ‘Harambe’ lines, black rum ice cream, nacho bowls and real ...

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METALLICA are back baby! You can already pre-order their forthcoming album HARDWIRED…TO SELF-DESTRUCT now at METALLICA.COM. Their new studio album is set for release on November 18th 2016 on their own label Blackened Recordings. The internet exploded last night when Metallica released a new music video for track ‘Hardwired‘. ‘Hardwired’ will be delivered as an instant download to fans who preorder the ...

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