Tag Archives: newcastle

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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Live Review: 48 Hours, The Dog & Parrot, Newcastle

Last time Kent hard rockers 28 Hours embarked on a UK tour, it was a co-headline tour with Ashestoangels. This was just earlier this year. As you may know Ashestoangels have had a new genre named after them and gone from strength-to-strength. 48 Hours are still on the road and still on a mission to bring their new music to ...

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Live Review: William Control, The Globe, Newcastle

When did this whole scene happen? I’m not talking about the ‘goth’, or the ‘dark-wave’ scene, or even the ‘grave wave’ scene. The current scene of unsigned or non-mainstream rock bands that celebrate all things dark, yet with a sense of great fun? In Newcastle you will see the same faces at these gigs. Gigs by Fearless Vampire Killers, Ashestoangels, ...

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Live Review: Ashestoangels & 48 Hours, Think Tank, Newcastle

Anyone who has been to Think Tank in Newcastle will know it is a unique little venue that attracts all kinds of acts. Just a couple of weeks ago Wednesday 13 played here and in a matter of weeks, so will indie outfit Lisbon. It’s not unusual for Think Tank to have a few bands in one night, and this ...

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Live Review: Steel Panther, Academy, Newcastle

The story of Steel Panther is an unlikely one:  front-man Michael Starr has recorded lead vocals with LA Guns, backing vocals for AFI, and appeared in a movie with Mark Wahlberg. Yet this was years before Steel Panther even existed.  “Four years on, I can’t believe we’re still here” Starr confesses.  Who would think a comedic glam-metal band, whose lyrics ...

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Live Review: Slipknot & KoRn ‘Prepare For Hell’ Tour,Arena, Newcastle

“In many ways Newcastle is like Des Moines,” announces Slipknot frontman Cory Taylor to the crowd “because Newcastle is home of some of the craziest human beings we’ve ever met.”…. We’ll take that as a compliment Corey! We know from various interviews that Corey Taylor is fully behind the live music scene in the UK, even Tweeting about a possible ...

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Live Review: Queen + Adam Lambert, Arena, Newcastle

If there is one band in the history of popular music who have brilliant legacy for playing live – it has to be Queen. Live at the Rainbow in 1974, Montreal in 1981, Live Aid in 1985,  and more recently live at Big Ben on New Year’s Eve 2014. The news that Queen were to tour again with the help ...

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Harlot stream new song, ‘Saviour’

Newcastle metalcore outfit Harlot have begun streaming their brand new single, Saviour. The song is taken from their upcoming debut EP, entitled Wolves, which is due for release this summer. Check out the awesome new track below! Saviour is available to purchase from here and you can pre-order their Wolves EP here. The boys will be playing a hometown show on ...

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