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Live review: Megadeth / Lamb of God co-headline tour, O2 academy, Birmingham

Sunday November 15th saw a few awesome things come my way, my birthday, free beer, and a night out at a small gig with a few small bands like Megadeth, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Sylosis! The sold out gig itself was held at the O2 academy, Birmingham, and was the final of a 5 date UK/Ireland co-headline ...

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Hard Rock Hell A Hard Rocker’s Heaven

Hosted at Hafan Y Mor holiday park in North Wales, Hard Rock Hell is on the more glamorous side of the rock and metal festival events calendar, with either a holiday home caravan or apartment as accommodation for the weekend. Given the weather, not only in Wales but for the time of year in general, the solid abode was welcome; ...

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Live Review: Damnation Festival 2015

Finally, the greatest time of the year was upon us. Damnation Festival 2015, based up in Leeds University. A day chocked so full of music that it’s hard to make any time to see the light of day, or rain (this is England after all). Damnation have done everything right, this is a real day long festival for the fans, ...

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Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor dies aged 61

  The British-born Phil Taylor, or Filthy Animal as he was known by Motorhead fans, died yesterday 11th November 2015. He had been ill for some considerable time. The who was ‘Born to raise Hell’ has left us, aged just 61. Born on 21 September 1954, in Hasland, Chesterfield, England, Taylor replaced Motörhead’s first drummer, Lucas Fox, during the recording of ...

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Alice Cooper

Photoset: Alice Cooper at Genting Arena in Birmingham

Motley Crue may be on their final tour, but Alice Cooper certainly isn’t slowing down anytime soon judging by his support slot. We were invited to photograph him in all his glory this week in Birmingham. See the photoset here: [huge_it_gallery id=”26″]

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Breaking Bands Festival: Final Main Stage Line-up!

Right, it’s time to start thinking about which festivals we are attending next year! A new one that we are recommending is Breaking Bands Festival in Bromsgrove. The festival recently got short-listed for ‘Best New Festival’ by the UK Festival Awards. This was for their efforts at the first event, that we attended last year. Seeing the progression of interest ...

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Classic Rock Tours – Legends Of Rock The Originals 2015

Vauxhall 5* Holiday Park In Great Yarmouth How quickly twelve months passes when you’re having fun. Once again, Elaine and Eddie Yates have worked like Trojans to bring thirty-eight bands to the table for the annual LoR Originals music feast here in Great Yarmouth. A little down on band numbers this year and later start times, but some awesome sounds ...

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Review: Vans Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace

As another year comes closer to the end, so does the Vans Warped tour UK. This year saw many bands, both old and new, come together for one of the best days of the year! With such a huge offering, we were only able to catch a fraction of the bands, but we did however catch the cream of the ...

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Interview: Kim McAuliffe of Girlschool

Girlschool are a British heavy metal band. They formed in 1975 in Wandsworth, South London and are named after the ‘B’ side of the Wings single ‘Mull of Kintyre’. Nowadays they are closely associated with their contemporaries, Motörhead. The classic line-up of Kim McAuliffe (rhythm guitar and vocals), Enid Williams (bass guitar and vocals) and Denise Dufort (drums and vocals) ...

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Interview: Fynn Claus Grabke of The Picturebooks

The Picturebooks hail from Gütersloh in Germany, consisting of two musicians Fynn (Vocals/Guitar), Phillip (drums). They have been on the scene a lot longer than people would imagine, supporting the likes of The Answer earlier this year in the UK. They are now ona  headline tour across the UK, then off to Europe for another 60 dates. Their life revolves ...

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