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Bloodstock: The Evolution

Starting out in 2001 as a one-day indoor event and seeing numbers of roughly 700 people, Bloodstock has become a household name amongst rock and metal fans. Now seeing numbers of 15,000 people, it has evolved to a full blown outdoor metal festival (Bloodstock Open Air – BOA), having seen acts such as Lacuna Coil, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Lamb of God and ...

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Alex Marshall from Miss Vincent talks EP’s, Touring with FVK and their charity single!

We caught up with Alex Marshall, front man of South coast Punk rockers, Miss Vincent to discuss the upcoming tour with Fearless Vampire Killers in March, the new video for their EP and the new tracks in the pipeline. Hi Alex! Hello! Let’s jump straight in and talk about the video you’ve recently released for your track ‘Disparate, Desperate’, who ...

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Has digitisation killed the music industry?

With today’s technology and dwindling music sales, I can’t help but wonder if our technological advances have hindered many musicians. NO! I can hear many new budding musicians saying. However, let’s go back to basics. Back in the 70’s/80’s we saw the birth of some of the biggest names to date in the rock and metal world – Metallica, Guns ...

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Sumo Cyco: “Bands need to learn how to multi-task, or they will drown”

Candian dancehall-core band Sumo Cyco seem to just appear from nowhere in 2014, after a successful debut album release and support slot with Fozzy and Nonpoint, SEVER and the boys are working on album number two with the help of YOU! That’s right – dontate to their pledge campaign and you can be credited as an executive producer, provide backing ...

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Live: The Black Dahlia Murder

It’s an incredibly early start for the night gigs at the Camden Underworld in London which tonight, showcases three quality acts of death metal from around the world. With doors opening at 6pm, this doesn’t deter even the most die hard fans of UK death metal titans Ingested who requests that the crowd turn the place into “slamden town”. The crowd not ...

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Interview: Alan Cassidy, Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder are currently on a tour across Europe in support of their latest album Abysmal which was released back in September 2015. We caught up with drummer Alan Cassidy prior to the doors opening for what was to be a fantastic night of quality metal in one of London’s most iconic music venues The Underworld in Camden. ...

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Michael Schenker and the Temple of Rock — Live at the Robin 2 Bilston

The “Blonde Bomber” burst onto the Robin 2 Bilston stage last night (20 January 2016) to impress and excite fans on the first leg of his “Spirit” mission in the UK. He’s a modern evangelical white-priest … Armed only with his trusty flying V and a superlative talent … He is spreading the joy of music (through pure expression) from ...

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Interview: Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG, Temple of Rock) on 2015’s success with Temple of Rock and more. Interviewed by Paul H Birch Part 3, filmed by Martin Tierney. The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour with his band Temple of Rock starting at the Bilston Robin in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20th January 2016. MICHAEL ...

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Reading: Metal To The Masses – Warm Up Show

We showed up to Readipop for the warm up to Readings Metal To The Masses. The night was a taster of whats to come over the next few months, as we see 25 bands play across 5 heats, and 3 semi finals before the crowning night. Metal To The Masses is a UK-wide competition to get unsigned bands in front ...

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Review: Megadeth – Dystopia

Another album, another line up change, at least that’s par for the course for Mustaine & Co these days. Joining Megadave and bassist Ellefson this time around is guitarist Kiko Loureiro from Brazilian band Angra & Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. Now in their 34th year and on their 15th album, one does wonder how much life is left ...

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