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Interview with Dick Valentine of Electric Six

You think you’ve interviewed interesting band members, and then you get to interview Dick Valentine. The lead singer of the ever-prevailing Electric Six gave us a raw, unfiltered insight into the unforgiving realities of the music industry and coping with being an artist for a career. But we also spoke about underwater rollercoasters. Completely standard stuff for an interview with ...

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Live: Electric Six, O2 Academy, Birmingham

When Blank Parody come on stage, we don’t know what to expect. Some members are looking relaxed in their jeans and tees but their frontman is dressed to impress in a sharp blazer. They belt out loud and proud alternative rock, providing a decent spectacle to the crowd. They don’t let those ‘opening band blues’ hold them back one bit, ...

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SHVPES release third single from upcoming album, ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair.’

Underground brummy metal crew SHVPES have revealed a third song from their upcoming debut album, Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair.. If you’re a fan of Bring Me The Horizon or Bullet For My Valentine you’ll probably know SHVPES as the boys who opened their recent shows. Two Minutes of Hate follows previous tracks False Teeth and God Warrior as a further ...

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British Death Metal royalty join forces for new band Memoriam.

Deep in the heart of Birmingham stirs a new force in the British death metal scene has come about as they set to take up arms and make everyone stand to attention in Memoriam. Members include: Karl Willetts – vocals (Bolt Thrower) Frank Healy – bass (Benediction/Sacrilege) Scott Fairfax – guitar (ex-Cerebral Fix) Andy Whale – drums (ex-Bolt Thrower) Starting ...

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Live review: Megadeth / Lamb of God co-headline tour, O2 academy, Birmingham

Sunday November 15th saw a few awesome things come my way, my birthday, free beer, and a night out at a small gig with a few small bands like Megadeth, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Sylosis! The sold out gig itself was held at the O2 academy, Birmingham, and was the final of a 5 date UK/Ireland co-headline ...

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Black Star Riders, Tax The Heat @ The Asylum, Birmingham

Finally, the much anticipated Birmingham and final leg of the Black Star Riders & Tax The Heat mini-tour had arrived. The almost oppressively warm Asylum was about to get even warmer judging by the packed venue. The good people at Planet Rock Live had assembled two of the finest bands currently on the circuit, the awesome Black Star Riders and ...

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Silent Jack announce Hard Roxx events

Birmingham rockers Silent Jack have announced a series of concerts, dubbed Hard Roxx, in their hometown to showcase the best of live rock music. Each show will take place at Eddie’s Rock Club in Birmingham and see various acts from up-and-coming local bands to some of the best tribute acts in the UK perform. The first event, set to take place ...

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Io ‘Our Disintegrating Museum’ Album Review

Ios own individual mixture of post-hardcore and progressive music gained them enough local success (in Birmingham) to record a self released EP which triggered a career spawning two full length albums since. The dawn of 2013 saw the release of Io’s 3rd album, Our Disintegrating Museum which is set to continue their amazing run so far. Firstly, Our Disintegrating Museum ...

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Sonata Arctica Announce UK Tour Dates

Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica have announced the UK dates for their Stone Grow Her Name tour. The album was released last May and has gone gold with every other album released by Sonata Arctica. Not having performed here for two years means that people should be excited to see them in April. Henrik Klingenberg (Keyboard and Vocals) says, “It’s ...

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Dying Fetus @ O2 Academy3, Birmingham

Dying Fetus. The mere mention of their name is enough to put most people off. However to those who can see the beauty in death metal they are the top dogs, exceeded only by perhaps their New York brothers Cannibal Corpse. As if the simple aspect of their presence wasn’t enough, following them on their European tour are an entourage ...

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