Features

Flashfires @ Lennons, Southampton

Flashfires are a relative new indie-disco band coming from Basingstoke. They’ve just returned from recording their debut album alongside Telsa bassist, Brian Wheat, in the USA which is due for release in early 2014 on Angry Badger Records. With new material to add to their set and a hoard of loyal fans packing the venue we are certainly expecting great ...

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Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’

1000s of rock fans have ascended upon Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’. A festival in November is a cold festival, but you don’t have to worry about that here. The festival that takes place in Hafan Y More, Pwllheli – A Haven holiday park, where festival-goers stay in caravans and chalets. After a fun filled night of circus ...

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Interview with Biff from Saxon

English heavy metal band Saxon are considered to be one of the front-runners of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The band had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980’s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe’s biggest metal acts. They are still ...

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Coheed and Cambria @ Kashbah, Coventry

Coheed and Cambria are a band that have been around since the early 90s – they have released 7 amazing and different studio albums – and they have played with Iron Maiden, Slipknot and Trivium. All of Coheed’s albums are concept albums, they all tell a story called The Amory Wars, all written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez. In the ...

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Interview with Arjen Anthony Lucassen of Ayreon

The Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon) writes and produces complex “rock operas” with disconcerting and intriguing story-lines. These invariably include a series of interesting characters, each one of which is represented by an individual singer. Lucassen plays many of the instruments in each of his works, but he also encourages other guest musicians to participate. Ayreon’s music ...

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Ayreon ‘The Theory Of Everything’

Ayreon is the flagship musical project by Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen. As with every Ayreon album, ‘The Theory Of Everything’ is a concept album with each character being portrayed by one singer. Singers on this project include former King Crimson and current Asia member John Wetton, Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot, Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, ...

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The One Hundred – New Breed, New Generation

We are at The Boilerroom in Guildford and it’s The One Hundreds, first ever gig!  “What’s up Guildford! It feels good to be on stage after two years” says lead vocalist Jacob Field. You see, this is a band formed from the ashes of Collapse The Control, a metalcore band that toured abundantly. The One Hundred introduce new drummer Joe ...

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Nirvana ‘In Utero’ 20th Anniversary

Nirvana’s In Utero album has been perceived in two drastically different ways since it’s original release on September 21st 1993. The first was that it was a kind of preemptive suicide note from Cobain to the rest if the world. This view was only strengthened upon the news of Kurt Cobain’s untimely death in April of 1994. The second perspective, ...

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Hard Rock Hell ‘Cirque Du Rock’ Preview

Hard Rock Hell is back! With the excellent reviews from last year and a mega line-up booked for 2013! Hard Rock Hell is rising and becoming more and more popular each time round! If you was at Hard Rock Hell last year im sure that you already have your ticket, because Hard Rock Hell isn’t just a festival, its more ...

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Marc Bolan at the BBC – 6 CD Box Set

Marc Bolan, what a chancer. He played the fame game time and time again, but once he’d struck gold stayed too close to a formula that worked and it proved to be his creative downfall. The fact that he actually had talent wrapped up in his precocious elfin frame would have made him the envy of today’s X-Factor wannabes. A ...

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