Ugly Kid Joe – Stage 1 – Saturday Team RAM went down to Hard Rock Hell in Hafan Y Mor, Pwhelli (Wales) to check out the headliners of Saturday night’s antics, Ugly Kid Joe. From what we witnessed, there was not a better choice than the Californian rockers who have graced us with head banging tunes for the past twenty ...Read More »
Sounding like someone’s banging on a dustbin lid while a hoary old voice calls out, I’m expecting something avant garde here but then a regular rhythm...
Drive were a five-piece progressive, power metal band formed on the north side of Houston, Texas by guitarist Rick Chavez. They released two albums, C...
Tonight’s the launch party for The Bad Flowers debut album Starting Gun. The Asylum 2 is sold out; we’re packed in like sardines and the heat is swelt...
Wisconsin-born guitar-slinger Jared James Nichols is a throwback to when rock was wild, young and free. His latest album is a collection of song that ...
British rock four piece DON BROCO released their third album Technology this month. The new album finds the band filtering their post-hardcore rock th...
36 years back an Australian radio station played this live show from the Bombay Bicycle Club across the Antipodean airwaves. It’s hard to believe. Har...
Venue: Academy, Newcastle. Support: Army Of Freshmen, The Aquabats. Way back in 2013, Bowling For Soup announced they were calling it a day in terms o...
Lechery were formed in 2006 by Martin Bengtsson (former Arch Enemy bass player). After a couple of years of playing small clubs and festivals, Lechery...
Probably the most underrated band in the world, Testament hit the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Saturday evening and proceeded to utterly tear the place apart with their high octane thrash metal. Opening song “Rise Up”, with its amazing main riff and stunning guitar work really brought the festival to life. The band’s enigmatic frontman Chuck Billy was ...Read More »
If you’re looking for a band with sleaze, blues and attitude, then The Dogs D’Amour are the band for you. They took the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Friday evening to an expectant crowd, who were waiting for their heroes to perform. The band were indeed filled with sleaze and blues and attitude, however something seemed to be ...Read More »
Southern rock may be led by bands like Black Stone Cherry these days, however along with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet started it all. This legendary band were a wonderful addition to the bill, and always deliver live. This night was no exception. The synchronicity between the members of the band was just simply amazing. The way they moved around the ...Read More »
One of the most original bands around today, Breed 77 took the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Sunday afternoon with a serious point to prove. They experienced a peak in popularity in 2004 with their seminal record “Cultura”, and it looks as if their 2013 release “The Evil Inside” is just as highly anticipated. Taking the stage with ...Read More »
Stage 1 was buzzing with anticipation as Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy were taking the stage. Their unique brand of classic metal with a modern twist has been a massive hit with the metal press here, and latest album Sin and Bones has had good reviews all round. Now was the time for them to deliver in the live ...Read More »
Legends. Icons. Heroes. These monikers are thrown around needlessly these days, but every so often, a band comes along that truly deserves them. Dr Feelgood are one of these bands. These legendary blues rock and rollers have been going for over 40 years now, and judging from their show at Hard Rock Hell on the Sunday night, they show no ...Read More »
Little Caesar – Stage 1 – Saturday After the sterling performance by Blackfoot, the next group had a lot to live up to. Little Caesar hit the stage with a mass of energy and charisma. Their raucous, raunchy sound blared through the speakers making it near impossible not to stand up and move to the beat. The reception was warm ...Read More »
With frontman Will Stapleton away on the War of the Worlds tour, many thought JettBlack may pull out of Hard Rock Hell 2012. However, they stuck to their guns and enlisted the help of Liam Lever to fill in for Will for this show. What a sterling job they did. Launching into opening number “Get Your Hands Dirty”, JettBlack showed ...Read More »
The Quireboys – Stage 1 – Saturday The Quireboys we welcomed back to Hard Rock Hell with open arms after their last performance at the festival was such a blast. Their hit songs ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ and ‘It’s 7 o’ Clock’ engaged the biggest reaction from the crowd and got everyone off their seats. Frontman Spike danced around in a ...Read More »