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Death-grind Veterans Reinfection Are Back!

Following years of silence, brutal death-grind veterans Reinfection are back. The band has signed a deal with Deformeathing Production, that has begun with the reissuing of their now hard-to-find debut album, They Die for Nothing that will be out on 29th June. Polish band Reinfection formed in 1994, self-releasing their debut The Edge of Her Existence four years later on cassette.  It ...

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More Saxon Classics Due 

Innocence Is No Excuse, Rock The Nations and Destiny are the latest Saxon albums to be given some impressive deluxe reissue status as of 27th July through BMG. The CDs will feature 24-page media books containing original lyrics, rare photos and memorabilia, alongside bonus tracks including a selection of early demos – Some that didn’t even make final track listings ...

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Velvet Viper Bites Back

German singer Jutta Weinhold has reformed Velvet Viper, a band she put together back in 1990 to continue her continuing love affair with what she terms “dramatic metal”. Now signed with Swedish record label GMR Music they have a new album due going by the handle of Respice Finem. The seeds of Weinhold’s dramatic metal themes go back to 1985 ...

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The Music Of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour

Paying homage to the music and legacy that was rock’s first super group Cream, the sons of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, along with the nephew of Eric Clapton celebrate 50 years since that band’s farewell UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 26, 1968 with a four date UK tour, starting at the Glasgow O2 Academy on Friday 23rd November. Having already ...

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Clutch announce details of new album ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’

Maryland rockers, Clutch, have announced their twelfth new studio album is to be called Book of Bad Decisions, and will be released worldwide on their own label (Weathermaker Music) on September 7th 2018. The album, consisting of 15 new tracks, was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, was produced by Vance Powell, and whichever format bought on (CD, black vinyl, ...

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The Golden Gods Awards 2018: The annual celebration of metal, talent and community

Each year Metal Hammers’ Golden Gods Awards represents the celebration of the past twelve months of rock and metal from around the world. The O2 Indigo in London is rammed with fans waiting for their idols to come and perform and take to the stage for their well-deserved awards. The full list of winners at the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods ...

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Check out the line-up for the first-ever Fire and Forge Festival

Previously known as Rock Diabetes festival, Fire and Forge Festival is back this September for it’s seventh iteration with a plethora of bands over two day festival in Trowbridge near Bath. The festival raises awareness about type 1 diabetes, hence their previous name, raising funds towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation [JDRF]. This year features the mighty Feed The Rhino, ...

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Don Broco announce 2019 arena tour

Next year Brit-rockers Don Broco will be embarking on a UK arena tour including their biggest headline show yet at Wembley Arena. This is following on from the band’s latest album Technology and to help put the cherry on top Don Broco will be joined by Neck Deep and Issues just to help give that pop-punk and metalcore vibe. Technology was ...

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Byline Festival announces Badly Drawn Boy, Pussy Riot, The Vapors, and more

Badly Drawn Boy is back and will be headlining at the Byline Festival during the weekend of August 24th-27th.  The English indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be performing music from across his eclectic career in the intimate setting of the Media Circus tent. This highly anticipated return on his comeback tour will be welcomed by the Byline crowd, who’re ready ...

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Former Ozzy guitarist, Bernie Torme, announces ‘Final Fling’ tour

“(Bernie) did me a great favour. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be doing it now. I’d have given up” – Ozzy Osbourne. What a career Bernie Torme has had. Playing for Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan, Dee Snider, Atomic Rooster, and many more. Now the legendary guitarist is drawing a line under this career for his ‘Final Fling’ tour. See dates ...

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