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Opeth

Live: Opeth and Enslaved, Manchester Ritz

Over the past few years progressive rock has changed significantly, with most of the smaller bands opting to take a heavier approach with each album however, Swedish Prog outfit Opeth have taken the opposite approach and have gotten softer and in some ways sound closer to the classic prog rock bands like Yes and Jethro Tull, joining them was Norwegian ...

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Alice Cooper reunites with original band for a show that will be hard to forget.

Someone call him a legend, others a shock-rocker. The 69 years old rock ‘n roll hero keeps leaving his fans wanting more and tonight it’s no different. Alice Cooper is reuniting his original band for what will be a brilliant gig we won’t be able to forget easily. In the 70’s he could have been compared to a modern Marilyn ...

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Mr Big

Mr. BIG ‘Defying Gravity’ at Shepherd’s Bush Empire with three sets!

There’s an excited crowd waiting for Mr. Big in a packed Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Everybody is ready to give them a very warm welcome back after their fourth album, nine years after their reunion.This tour is in support of their new album, Defying Gravity, which was released in July. Coming out into the darkness of the stage, light then blasting on ...

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stray train

Exclusive: Stray Train stream new album Blues From Hell!

Blues From Hell – The Legend of the Courageous Five is the new album from blues rock machine Stray Train. The Slovenian band have been grabbing our attention over the past few years at various European Festivals and just last week with the release of their debut video ‘Heading for the Sun’. Vocalist Luka Lamut tells us: “We began writing songs for ...

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Airborne

A night of intense no frills rock ‘n roll with Airbourne, Phil Campbell and The Wild.

The queue at the Roundhouse started quite early with hundreds of fans ready to get their rock ‘n roll dose. This eventful evening starts around 7.30 pm with The Wild, a brilliant Canadian band I have never had the pleasure to listen to or see live before. And what a great energy! From the very first moment they get on ...

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HRH Awards

Review: The First Annual Hard Rock Hell Awards

Glitz, blitz, glamour and more kilts than an SNP convention, tonight marks the very first Hard Rock Hell Annual Awards ceremony in all its glory. After 10 years of building the HRH empire, this seems to be the next logical step for the monsters of rock. Rubbing shoulders with rock’s finest with fully unrestrained access to industrial levels of alcohol, ...

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stray train

Exclusive: Heading for the Sun with Stray Train!

Last year Stray Train were out on tour with blues rock favourites Blues Pills before playing various festivals around Europe including Resurrectino Festival (Spain) and Motörcity (Slovenia) in support of their critically acclaimed album Monkey; which RAMzine described as defiant and bold Blues Rock! After a successful year Stray Train now bring to us their first official video, in the form of ‘Heading for the Sun‘ taken ...

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marillion

MARILLION very much at the top of their game | London Palladium

Marillion are now almost certainly the Grateful Dead of the prog world, in that they play lots of people around the world, but largely the same people. Asked by Steve Hoggarth how many in the packed Palladium audience were at the band’s recent Albert Hall gig, the majority responded in the affirmative. Given there was also a sizeable number who’d ...

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Rise Against

Live: Rise Against, Manchester Apollo

Some may argue that punk rock in recent years has become stagnant and lost all of the edge it once had, however, bands like Rise Against still exist. Sleeping With Sirens acted as direct support and while from a musical standpoint they fit in with Rise Against it was clear that the audience was divided, with many just tolerating them ...

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cro mags

Cro-Mags Destroy The Camden Underworld In a Triumphant Return To The UK

It has been a while since legendary NYHC crew Cro-Mags have performed in London. Only having done one-off appearances here and there (most notably at Outbreak Festival in Leeds this year) over the course of time in the UK, this is the first time that Cro-Mags have played London in what seems like forever – and yours truly was beyond ...

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