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Tax The Heat

Bristol rock band Tax The Heat release new album Change Your Position

Bristol, UK rock band TAX THE HEAT love creating sounds that bridge the gap between the raw energy of classic British 1960s R&B bands [think Kinks, Yardbirds, The Who] with the riff-oriented, heavy rock of modern proponents such as Them Crooked Vultures or, if you wanna go more bluesy, The Raconteurs. Change Your Position is the follow-up album to their acclaimed ...

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Motionless In White kick off the year right with the ideal goth-rock gig

Venue: Riverside, Newcastle. Date: 23/01/18. Special Guests: Cane Hill, Ice Nine Kills. Every movement in rock has that one band. That one band that all the youngsters love, but their parents HATE. The kind of band they plaster their walls with magazine cuttings of, and they constantly watch YouTube videos of (the latter is more recent of course).  In the ...

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Decrepit Monolith – Road To Bloodstock 2017

Next in our series of interviews on the road to Bloodstock 2017, with the festival starting tomorrow, are Newcastle’s Metal 2 The Masses winners – Decrepit Monolith. We spoke to vocalist Odious and guitarist Baal about their contribution to the M2TM competition, their influences, and their famous ‘Fuck Your Faith’ slogan. … How does it feel to play Bloodstock 2017? ...

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Live: Anthrax / The Raven Age, Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

It’s kind of like an unwritten achievement to see the ‘big four’ thrash bands live on tour quite near to each other. Seeing as Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer are all playing the festival circuits this year – who else can we see headline a UK venue? Anthrax of course. With their vast back catalogue and fingers in many genre pies, ...

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Live: Lordi, O2 Academy, Newcastle

If you are fairly new to the world of Lordi, you would be forgiven for thinking their rise to fame is due to their bizarre appearance. Partly true, but the Finns are best known for the only metal band to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ – proving you can’t beat a great song. The ...

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Live: Ugly Kid Joe, Riverside, Newcastle

Some see Ugly Kid Joe as an oddity of the grungey, post-glam metal scene. A one-hit wonder even. They will for sure be remembered for ‘That song off Wayne’s World’ but a lot of old school, and a few who have been curious know this band have a varied, if not troubled history. Heavily influenced by rock gods Motorhead and ...

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Live Review: Fozzy / Nonpoint / Sumo Cyco, Riverside, Newcastle- Upon-Tyne

“FOZ-ZY! FOZ-ZY! FOZ-ZY!” The crowd are going wild for Jericho tonight. Tonight’s headline event has been a rumble at the Riverside – but we ain’t talkin’ no smack-down. This is the tag-team of Fozzy and Nonpoint with Sumo Cyco in their corner. One thing Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho doesn’t like to do is: mix his wrestling career with his music. ...

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Live Review: Altered Sky, Think Tank?, Newcastle

There’s a lot of talk about ‘female-fronted bands’ these days and the unfair exclusion of them on festival bills. Which, let’s face is old fashioned and just not acceptable. There are a plethora of bands with female members in 2015 – and you just need to look as far as Glasgow for one of the most hard working, charismatic and ...

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Live Review: Skindred, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Skindred are well-known for their live performances. Playing live is the key to a band’s success, and they have been doing this for almost 2 decades. You may have already seen them live at a festival or in support of bands such as Steel Panther or Rob Zombie. Now the Newport lads are on the biggest tour yet, entitled ‘Pump ...

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Live Review: Glenn Hughes, Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

There are very few people who can claim: they have played in several influential rock bands and continue to tour, packing out venues, 40 years on.  Glenn Hughes is one of these people. Tonight Glenn played to the Tyne theatre filled with adoring fans. The way rock music, and the music industry in general has changed in the past four ...

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