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Hammerfest 2014 Review

Hammerfest now a long established festival. Which this year took place in Pwhelli, Wales. We have heard rumours of the location changing, but nothing has yet been confirmed. The festival takes place at a Haven holiday site – so festival goers get to enjoy comfortable beds to sleep in, warm showers, and a kitchen. This is a whole new world ...

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Introducing: Foundry

Andy Slade (ex Gravil, Collapse, and Echovirus guitarist) has released new EP ‘Machine City’ under the name of Foundry. The EP has been put together by Slade completely on his own – a one-man band. If you want to hear something new and different in the form of dark melodic metal then the talented Mr Slade provides you with just ...

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Hammerfest VI ‘Book of The Dead’ Preview

Hammerfest is a festival that sells out year-on-year. It’s held at the home of Hard Rock Hell – Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales. This isn’t your standard Rock Festival for at this festival you don’t stay in a tent, but in a warm caravan or chalet with showers, kitchens, and very comfortable beds. This adds to comfort of ...

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Heaven’s Basement Set To Tour the UK Once Again

English rockers Heaven’s Basement have taken the world by storm since forming in 2009. Even though there have been some line up changes over the years the band has still managed to go from strength to strength, proving that hard work really does pay off. They have toured across Europe playing hundreds upon hundreds of shows alongside bands such as ...

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Rock & Punk Acts to Play Rewind The 80s Festivals

Rewind The 80s Festival, the biggest of its kind in the world is set to expand to three festivals in the UK over the summer of 2014, with a number of established artists with certified rock and punk credentials putting in live appearances ranging from Mike + The Mechanics to The Boomtown Rats. Returning for a fourth year is Rewind ...

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Interview with The Quireboys

The English band the Quireboys are probably the hardest working – yet most unpretentious – hard rock exponents to come out of the United Kingdom in years. They are also, probably, the most underrated band in rock history. Their blotched story dates back to 1984 when they were once described as “Britain’s answer to Poison” – and very great things ...

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Above The Underground ‘Sonder’ Track By Track

Chester pop-rock quartet Above The Underground are set to release their storming Debut ‘Sonder’ on 17th Feb. Awash with crisp but warm, driving guitars, and iced with instantly familiar vocal refrains, Sonder is much more than just a disposable offering from a dime-a-dozen local act, but rather a potential-loaded leap forward for a band that could easily become leaders of the national scene and beyond. Vocalist Will ...

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As It Is ‘This Mind Of Mine’ Track By Track

Transatlantic pop-punkers As It Is get nostalgic on their forthcoming fan-funded E.P ‘This Mind Of Mine’, which sees release on the 17th March 2014. Creatively inspired by the days when emo wasn’t a dirty word and the rose tinted spirit of the late, great John Hughes’ celluloids, As It Is have spent 18 months moulding, melding and meddling with their craft, steadily building a reputation as ...

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Get Ready for the Rock ’n’ Roll Tour of 2014

Foreigner with special guests Europe and FM will be performing nine dates across the UK throughout April this year, with it all kicking off on Thursday 3rd of that month at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. “I’m thrilled to be coming back home to England and touring with Europe and FM,” says Foreigner’s founding British member and lead guitarist, Mick ...

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Hype Theory – Southampton Preview

Hype Theory are best described as a full on assault of loud guitar, fans of raw rock presence get that but singer Katy’s sweet & sincere vocals make a few hearts flutter in the meantime. The band are touring off the back of their great 2013 album ‘Captives’ (which you can see a review for in our top albums of ...

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