Tag Archives: rock

Hollywood Undead unmask new track ‘Another Level’

Following the release of ‘Gotta Let Go’ just last month, US rap-rockers Hollywood Undead are back at it again, this time the acoustic guitar is replaced by catchy synths in their new release ‘Another Level.’ Their true versatility is shown as the two songs released so close together could not be further apart. One is built on powerful vocals spaced ...

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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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GOO GOO DOLLS Play It Cool In The Heatwave at London’s Brixton Academy

Brixton’s O2 Academy is pretty warm at the best of times. In the midst of a heatwave? It’s probably on a level with a circle of hell. Thankfully, Goo Goo Dolls had arrived to provide a heavenly set in contrast. Even the bar was in on the action, serving up a special ‘Drink Named Goo’ cocktail. Scottish three-piece The Xcerts ...

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Craziest Tour Riders in Rock

Top Ten Craziest Tour Riders in Rock

While recent studies have suggested that there are a number of health benefits associated with rock music, some of the tour riders on this list are about as far away from healthy as you can imagine. From bald, toothless hookers to boa constrictors – not to mention copious amounts of alcohol – some of these tour riders have doubtless driven ...

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Steve Hill The One-Man Blues Rock Band – In Concert

Steve Hill’s Solo Recording series of albums are pretty much all recorded live, so what could an actual album recorded live in front of a Canadian audience offer us that we couldn’t get on the studio ones? Audience participation? How many classic live albums were filled with false applause? And hasn’t the live album been denigrated to little more than ...

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ben poole

Ben Poole… Anytime You Need Him

Ben Poole releases his brand new studio album Anytime You Need Me on Friday 14th September 2018 via Manhaton Records. It follows his acclaimed 2016 album Time Has Come and Live At The Royal Albert Hall that was recorded by the BBC in 2014. Anytime You Need Me was recorded at Superfly Studios in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire and produced  by King King drummer Wayne Proctor. “It was an absolute joy to work again with ...

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Dragonforce

Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce at Download 2018 “We’re working on a new album that we’re releasing next year”

Love them; hate them; flail your body in a sugar rushed category five whirlwind to them; you got to give it to DragonForce – they actually made power metal… well, cool…-ish. Frilly laced shirts and pompous three-disc marathons of operatic guitar wankery does not sit well in the frenzied equation of DragonForce’s hyper speed power/fantasy recipe. Bringing a balls to ...

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Federal Charm Releasing Passenger

‘Choke’ is the first single to be taken from Passenger, Federal Charm’s forthcoming third studio album that will be out Friday 14th September. However, fans who pre-order the album will receive ‘Choke as a digital free instant gratis track. Passenger was recorded, produced and mixed at Willow Terrace Studios in Manchester.  The record was co-produced by the band with John Simms (Hidden Colour Audio) who also ...

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Bad Touch Shake A Leg 

Bad Touch have signed a worldwide album deal with Marshall Records. Their new album, Shake A Leg, will be released on Friday 5th October 2018, after which they will head off on an 18 date UK headline tour. Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale for the tour on Wednesday 20th June that you can access by clicking here. Tickets will then go on sale to ...

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Puppy announce Summer 2018 UK Tour

London indie-metal trio Puppy announced on June 1st their first UK headline tour will take place in early August with support from hardcore five-piece Grove Street Families. The band, who’ve been making waves throughout the rock and metal underground across the UK and Europe, had this to say in light of the announcement: “This is our first proper headline run, ...

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