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#CutTheCrap Sexual Harassment on Social Media Needs to Stop!

Today, something happened to me on Facebook that is a far too common an occurrence for women on social media. Being a music publicist, having unsolicited messages sent to me is quite a common thing. I don’t mind at all and think nothing of it. So when I was approached by a musician and asked for advice, I replied that ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – GWAR

Riffs followed by riffs followed by riffs and more riffs is one way to describe the new album from GWAR. From the off, the opening track is straight out of the Tony Iommi school of dark sounding bone crushing chords creating just the beginning to the new look and feel GWAR. If you strip away all the costumes and history ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE

OZZY OSBOURNE Announced As First Download Headliner!

Download Festival has announced their first headliner for next years festival! The Price of Darkness, Ozzy Osborne will be gracing the famous stage at Donington once again. We knew that wouldn’t be the last we saw of Ozzy as he played for the last time as Black Sabbath, just last year! This year Ozzy will headline the Sunday night. The ...

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So you want a Record Deal?

As a publicist, I am constantly facing the same scenario over and over again with regards to record labels. So I wanted to throw in my two cents and actively invite people to share their opinions. Because I specialise in Rock and Metal, I will be using these genres for my examples. So you want a record deal? There’s a ...

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Klogr

Klogr… Keystone to rock!

The number of Italian rock bands who’ve come to notice outside of their home country could be counted on the fingers of one hand. But one band working towards making a name for themselves outside of their native land is Klogr (Key-log-ar), whose name derives from a psycho-physical law (S= KlogR) developed in the 19th century by Ernst Weber and ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Spreading The Disease

Brash, harsh and in your face are just some of things that come to mind on first listening to the heavy new album by Spreading The Disease. Having built their name up on the underground live circuit on the back of the first release Viral, this new album is a step up and fully encapsulates the energy you’d expect to see ...

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Stone Sour

Stone Sour: “We’re not going to be holding back. That’s what you can expect.”

It’s really hard to compete with the likes of Stone Sour in 2017. Though we’ve had a jam-fucking-packed year of decade-defining albums, the Iowans just go and drop their first record in four years, simply eliminating the competition with its megaton impact on the metal world. Cheers for that, guys! Their sixth album Hydrograd is a return to form in ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Coburg

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Coburg

This is the first full-length album by symphonic gothic act Coburg, based in London. The Enchantress perfectly sums up the frontwoman Anastasia who the band are named after. This album is a melting pot of synth soundscapes couple with her full vocal range be that haunting and gentle to full of power and gusto. Releasing The Enchantress around this time ...

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Tony Palermo

Papa Roach “We don’t want to become a different band but we wanted to create something new”

Papa Roach’s new album Crooked Teeth is off to a hot start and just before their gig in the UK capital we had the chance to sit down with drummer Tony Palermo. We got to talk about past and future of this band that after nearly 25 years doesn’t seem to stop nor disappoint their fans. Find out all the ...

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Jacoby Shaddix

Papa Roach – A gig that took us on a rock journey of nearly a quarter of a century

After 24 years together as a band, Papa Roach showed London no signs of letting up anytime soon. Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance, and Tony Palermo returned to our fair city in support of their recently released new album Crooked Teeth. This is their ninth studio album and it has already scored them their 4th consecutive Top 20 entry ...

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