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In what is now almost becoming an annual event, Steel Panther returned to Dublin on their Heavy Metal Rules Tour and just as they did back in 2018, they’ve brought along Wayward Sons to moisten up the crowd. Steel Panther /Wayward Sons Words: Brian Boyle, Photos: Dan Butler The last time …

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 North American ‘No More Tours 2’ dates, to allow him to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. A statement says this decision was made to accommodate fans who have been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and …

The music business never fails to surprise. You can never tell which band it is that’s going to hit a nerve, and the rise in UK popularity of The Hu is a case in point. A group of guys from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia merging their traditions with modern rock into …

Biff, bash, bosh – the school of hard knocks! When you hear Biff’s iconic voice you inevitably think of Saxon, given that’s where Biff’s vocals have featured for over 40 years. No doubt Biff will want to see this very much as a separate entity, but the comparisons are inevitable; …

A prominent member of AC/DC’s touring company has given us a remarkable insight into what is going on behind the scenes after the band appointed Axl Rose as vocalist in the wake of Brian Johnson’s sad departure from the band. Axl will play 22 dates with AC/DC, the first being …

‘Rebirth By Blasphemy’ is the fourth full length from Midnight, which sits alongside a huge number of demos, EPs, compilations and splits. The Abyss: Jools Green It is in many ways, a rebirth for Athenar, the mastermind and sole driving force behind the Cleveland Ohio, Black/Speed Metal project ‘Midnight’ as he rears …

A Gretsch guitar, hand painted by Tyla from The Dogs D’Amour and signed by musicians including Keith Richards, Slash, Myles Kennedy, Michael Monroe, Faster Pussycat and Jizzy Pearl, is being auctioned to support New York Dolls’ legend Sylvain Sylvain. In April 2019 Sylvain confirmed that he had spent most of the previous year …

It’s finally here. ‘Firepower’, the most hotly anticipated Metal album of 2018 has arrived and it lives up to and surpasses all expectations. Judas Priest: ‘Firepower’ Released: 9th March 2018 (Columbia) Words: Johnny Churchill Judas Priest’s eighteenth studio album brings together the sound and fury of classic albums past into …

Established in 1984, Candlemass have certainly had a big influence on the genre of Doom Metal. Since Johan Langquist returned to the fold in 2018, the five piece have been in resurgent form, first with the 2019 release ‘The Door to Doom’ and more recently gaining a Grammy nomination as well as …

On the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Black Sabbath’s debut album, Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease way back in 2003. The original Black Sabbath frontman appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ last month to tell the world about his condition and has now …