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TOSELAND

Interview with TOSELAND at Ramblin’ Man Fair

Following a premature end to his World Superbike career, James Toseland decided to focus on his first true love – music. After parting company with his first band, Crash, he embarked on a band project known, simply, as TOSELAND. The band’s first single ‘Life is Beautiful’ was released in April 2013 and later it was announced that they had been ...

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Guy Griffin

Interview with QUIREBOYS at Ramblin’ Man Fair

English hard rock band QUIREBOYS have been ultra-busy releasing an album a year since signing with ‘Off Yer Rocka’ and releasing Beautiful Curse in 2013. And in between a teaser EP expected this autumn and a fresh studio album perhaps in 2018, the lads are set to release a collection of iconic blues tunes on an album titled White Trash ...

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ZZ TOP Ramblin Man Fair

Ramblin Man Fair 2017 – The Full Report

FRIDAY After the syrupy Graham Bonnet Band (who got things going early at around 4pm Friday with a great set of recognisable toons — what a fab start!) we careened with sufficient buzziness straight into a sizzling set from the unbelievably-wunderbar! American rockers Last in Line (the original line-up of Dio) with the terrifically cool Viv and Vinnie who brought shouts of joy ...

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Igorrr

Igorrr “From Baroque to Death Metal to Electronic and Balkan”

We sent our friend Mike James to interview Igorrr when they recently played at UK Tech-Fest and as they are a crazy strange band Mike asked them some crazy strange questions check it out… Please introduce yourself, what you do in the band and give us a brief history of the band and your style? I’m Gautier, I created the ...

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Furyborn's Dawn Of Leviathan

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Furyborn

Furyborn class themselves as a ‘Modern Melodic Death Metal’ band that should prick up the ears of anyone, but as you listen more carefully to Dawn of Leviathan I feel it’s more of a crossover as there are very strong resemblances to Trivium fronted by a Howard Jones-esque Killswitch Engage. The vocals from Jut Tabor are strong and monstrously powerful in ...

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GUN

Interview: GUN – Back with new album ‘Favourite Pleasures’

Glasgow hard rock band GUN formed all the way back in 1987, split up and reformed in 2008. They toured with many big names like Bon Jovi, fellow Scots Simple Minds and music idols The Rolling Stones, not to mention sold out many of their own headline shows. Gun’s flame burned brightly with the success of their debut album Taking ...

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

Six bands that absolutely smashed 2000Trees 2017

2000Trees is, without doubt, a community. To use the cliché, like-minded music fans assemble in the Cotswolds countryside every year to see their favourite underground artists and discover some new bands to add to their Spotify playlists and vinyl collections. In the usual festival circles, there was some debate regarding this year’s headline choices – but however you felt about ...

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MetalDays

Are you really living if you are not attending MetalDays this week?

You may well be, but certainly not to your full rock and metal potential. MetalDays is the festival of festivals, it’s a week long, it’s Monday to Friday of music, it’s five headliners and hundreds of bands. And well, just look at it…. This years event will see ‘The Pale Emperor’ himself, Marilyn Manson headline the first night, followed by viking ...

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The Colour Line

UK Tech Fest 2017 Report

After a five hour car journey with two pit stops and sweltering heat we finally made it to UK Tech Fest at Newark Showground. Being my first time at the festival I had absolutely no idea what to expect, I had heard a ton of great reviews, but was wondering if they were over exaggerated by fans of the festival. ...

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Execration

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Execration

This is Execration‘s third album and they have certainly found their sound now although shorter than the previous two, this album builds on the sound and feel of their sophomore album in 2014. There is something for everyone on Return To The Void be that Black, Thrash, Death or in places Heavy Metal. For me, the back bone of this ...

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