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With the outdoor festival season drawing towards a closure, it was the start of the indoor mini-fests and there was no better way than to start that than with a good old fashioned knees up with five names from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement (NWOBHM) at a …

After appearing at the inaugural Les-Fest last year, this Scottish quartet have been busy making quite a name for themselves all over the UK and Europe, so it was no surprise that a warm welcome was in store for them at this year’s Les-Fest. Johnny Main: Photos by Carlan Braid …

STEVE GÖLDBY’S METAL CHRONICLES POWERWOLF/ASHES OF ARES/BATTLE BEAST/MAJESTY Camden Underworld, London Friday 27th September 2013 It’s game on! Four amazing Metal bands in one evening! Majesty, old comrades from hundreds of years ago, Ashes Of Ares, Matt Barlow’s brilliant post-Iced Earth project, both playing their first ever gig in London, …

STEVE GOLDBY’S METAL CHRONICLES MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK/TANK SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE FRIDAY 31st MAY 2013 Pictures by Liz Medhurst The last time Tank officially played London was 28 years (1985), approximately three stone and several drummers ago so tonight was a watershed moment in their illustrious history. There was …

I mistakenly keep thinking of Pig Iron as a new band, but as this album title suggests Pig Iron are now on album number four. Time flies by and it only seems like yesterday when I saw Pig Iron perform their debut show at the Peel in Kingston in 2002 …

I’m sure you are all familiar with Metalcore and hardcore, and I’m sure you have all heard of country music too, even if you don’t like it. But I’m positive you’ve never heard of countrycore. Am I right?                 Countrycore is how the …