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THE MENZINGERS

American Punk-rockers The Menzingers open up on Hello Exile

American Punk-rockers The Menzingers bring the punk with their latest release Hello Exile, which welcomes us to the various human connections they’ve felt, and makes us feel them, too.  ‘America (You’re Freaking and Out)’, either introduces strangers to The Menzingers’ sound or reintroduces old friends. With a welcoming beat on the drums and catchy lyrics, which actually have meaning, it’s ...

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Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls unleash new album Miracle Pill

Goo Goo Dolls have a predictable formula when it comes to their music. The softest rock, meaning the lightest taps on the drums, the same few piano chords echoing in the background, pop rock guitar styling, added to the most inoffensive lyrics, with not a curse word in sight…well, sound, and you have one of their records. Their latest albums ...

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Inspector Cluzo’s Ideologies

France’s The Inspector Cluzo will play the Download Festival on Saturday 15th June at, on the Zippo Encore Stage. They will be sharing the stage with renowned hard rock acts such as Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots and Three Days Grace. The Gascon duo toured the UK with Clutch at the tail-end of last year and followed this with dates in ...

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Interpol indulges the ear with new EP, ‘A Fine Mess’

Interpol’s latest EP, A Fine Mess, serves as a robust and worthy successor to last summer’s album, Marauder. What is perhaps the most notable aspect of A Fine Mess is that it is consistent in its strength; it exists without choppy transitions, nor does it attempt to infuse each track with any musical element it does not need. Interpol has ...

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The Xcerts

The Xcerts at The Garage, London

With a supporting tour, a headlining tour, and dates in between, The Xcerts have not only kept themselves busy, but everyone else involved, including the fans. Tonight, they’re headlining tour reaches The Garage in London, and it’s obvious that the dedicated fans have gathered. But no fan looks alike. These days, it’s rare to see the older and younger generation ...

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The Xcerts

The Xcerts – Wildheart Dreaming

With both a supporting tour and a massive headlining tour coming up, Scottish rockers The Xcerts are a band we’ll hopefully hear a lot from in 2019. The first thing we get is a four track EP titled Wildheart Dreaming, a lyric taken from their hit song ‘Feels Like Falling In Love.’ What is Wildheart Dreaming exactly? To The Xcerts, it ...

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Uriah Heep

Return To Fantasy – The Legendary Uriah Heep Still Reign Supreme

Progressive hard rock lords Uriah Heep are still a musical force to be reckoned with as evidenced by last night‘s glorious performance at USF in Bergen, Norway. On the back of their excellent Living the Dream album, which is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year, the band ploughed through an exhilarating 90-minute set in front of an ecstatic ...

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Review: Otep – Kult 45

Like a bat call to Batman, the disasters of 2018 are used to signal political warrior Otep Shamaya. Metal band Otep could not have picked a better time to return, with issues like Trump and consent being as prevalent as ever. Otep attempts to be the voice speaking against these issues in their new album, Kult 45. Although the album ...

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Review: Halestorm – Vicious

Grammy-winning US rockers Halestorm have successfully crossed the pond, with every date on their 2018 UK headline tour sold out. So they certainly have a lot to measure up to upon the release of their new album, Vicious, which has already charted at #10 in the UK. Opener ‘Black Vultures’ sees Lzzy use every hard rock vocal technique in the ...

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Ministry prove they can still do it with ‘AmeriKKKant’

Still Brimming with Al Jorgensen’s signature scathing political satire we have become accustomed too on the most recent releases. The brand new album AmeriKKKant is a breath of fresh air in their catalogue it still has plenty of the razor sharp riffs and fast paced frenzy but this album has what in my opinion they have lacked on a lot ...

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