Judas Priest

Bloodstock 2020: Judas Priest and Behemoth announced as headline acts

Yes! You read that correctly! The final headliners for Bloodstock Open Air 2020 have been announced as heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest, and modern metal maestros Behemoth. 2020 marks 20 years for Bloodstock as a festival, and 50 years for Judas Priest as a band.  Frontman Rob Halford had this special message for fans (see video below): So Priest are ...

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The Young Knives are back with new track ‘Red Cherries’

Indie-rockers The Young Knives have returned after a four-year hiatus. This time with a track entitled ‘Red Cherries’ . Check out the video below. Being the most experimental track to date, vocalist and bassist, Tom Dartnall (aka ‘The House Of Lords’) had this to say: “It is a lament to something all used up. The song is a simple melody set ...

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Check out Patrick Stump team-up with MAN WITH A MISSION in new track ’86 Missed Calls’

If you read our Download Festival review this year, you will know how impressed we were with Japanese rockers MAN WITH A MISSION. And if you are reading this, you will also be aware of how awesome Fall Out Boy are. Now MWAM has collaborated with Fall Out Boy front-man Patrick Stump on new track ‘86 New Calls’. Check out ...

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Amaranthe sign to Nuclear Blast

Swedish/Danish modern metal six-piece Amaranthe have signed to Nuclear Blast. Amaranthe are currently working on their sixth album. Guitarist and keyboard player, Olof Mörck, had this to say: “It feels amazing to unveil our cooperation with the giants at Nuclear Blast! Ever since we held our shiny new Nuclear Blast CD’s in our teenage hands back in the mid-90’s, they ...

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Bloodstock 2020

Bloodstock 2020: Phil H. Anselmo and more added to line-up

2019 seems to be flying by, best thing about that is that the 2020 festival season is getting closer. Best way to get hyped for one of our favourites is by announcing more bands. Oh, wait Bloodstock Open Air have announced four huge names for the Ronnie James Dio stage. More below. This includes legendary metal frontman Phil H. Anselmo ...

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White Raven Down But Not Alone

Hard rock act White Raven Down has a new single out on EDFD Records going under the handle of ‘’Not Alone (2.0))’. The song previously appeared on their 2018 debut EP Conspiracy with the ‘2.0’ version remixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bullet For My Valentine) also due on appear on their next extended player Explaining why  the Essex band consider the song ...

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Brian Downey Returns to the Underworld

On Thursday 7th November Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS will return the Camden Underworld. The much respected drummer formed the band after concluding 2013’s Thin Lizzy reunion shows and declining to join Black Star Riders. Featuring guitarists Brian Grace and Phil Edgar, alongside vocalist/bass player Matt Wilson they toured the UK last year, appropriately  marking the  40th Anniversary of Thin ...

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Jared James Nichols 2020 UK Tour

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols will fly into the UK next February to headline his first major tour on these shores. Supporting the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd on their 2015 European tour, then playing with several impressive acts in the UK since, ranging from UFO to Glenn Hughes, he opened the main Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair in 2017. Last year ...

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Picture Ann


Picture Ann was spawned back in 2009 with the aim of composing and recording lo-fi metal/ambient/minimalistic rock music rather intuitively and on the spur of the moment. Raw, unfiltered crap, really. A long line of singles, EPs, and abums have seen the light of day since then with the sinister single that is Bloodlines being the latest proper release by ...

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Glenn Hughes Ready for November Shows

Having had to postpone the second part of his Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live UK tour, for health reasons, earlier in the year, the bass player/vocalist is busy preparing for some substantial UK activity this winter. His rescheduled tour takes place this November, with support slots in the form of Dead Sea Skulls and Piston for assorted shows. ...

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