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26th October 2017

wayward sons

Wayward Sons have been added to Steel Panther's UK and Eire dates in January 2018. This comes hot on the heels of the release of their debut album, 'Ghosts Of Yet To Come', and their main support slot to Inglorious across the UK this month.

Wayward Sons - Toby Jepson (Vocals/Guitar), Sam Wood (Guitar), Nic Wastell (Bass), Dave Kemp (Keys) and Phil Martini (Drums) - produced a hugely accomplished debut album in 'Ghosts Of Yet To Come', with Toby Jepson having the basis of songs written when the band formed.

Together they then took these rough song ideas and forged their own sound. Lyrically the album sees Jepson treading a far more personal line than some of his previous output. The album was produced by Wayward Sons (Toby Jepson's previous credits as a songwriter and producer include Katie Melua, The Virgin Marys, The Answer and Toseland) and Chris D'Adda (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds).

The band also had the idea to release four videos to support a single release – with the videos together making one short film. All four videos are right here.

Wayward Sons play Hard Rock Hell in November before the support slot with Steel Panther. Here's all the dates.

Thursday 9th November: North Wales, Hard Rock Hell
Thursday 18th January: Eire, Dublin, Academy
Friday 19th January: Belfast, Academy
Saturday 20th January: Glasgow, Academy
Wednesday 24th January: Manchester, Apollo
Friday 26th January: London, Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets are available right here.

MetalTalk's Mark Taylor caught up with Toby Jepson for a pint and a natter at the Duke Of York pub in London. Toby was in fine talkative mood as he chatted about the Wayward Sons and you can see the full conversation right here:

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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