Black Stone Cherry / Out Of Pocket studio debut of new bass player Steve Jewell

Black Stone Cherry, who are currently on the road with The Darkness, have released a video for the new trademark rocker from their locker, Out Of Pocket.

Overkill / New Jersey thrash legends to release album number 20

New Jersey thrash legends Overkill will release their new album Scorched on 14 April 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. The first track, The Surgeon, is out now. @overkillofficial @nuclearblastrecords


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Generation Landslide / Everything you love about late ’80s/early ’90s hard rock

A strong album from start to finish, in Ruling The Street Scene, Generation Landslide have created something both old and new Hair Metal fans can enjoy. Words: @taylorcamphotos #GenerationLandslide


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Apocalyptica – Epica – Wheel – O2 Academy, Bristol

Apocalyptica / Epica / Wheel - O2 Academy, Bristol. 30 January 2023. Crisscrossing through Europe, the Epic Apocalypse tour is one rescheduled from the pandemic. Words: @hutchie224 Photo: @photos.bygeoo @apocalypticaofficial @epicaofficial @resident.wheel

Kris Barras Band / This freight train has no intention of stopping

Live Review: Kris Barras Band - Dea Matrona - The Apex, Bury St Edmunds - 26 January 2023. The crowds get bigger as Barras and co continue to grow in stature. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photo: @stuartisteed_photography @krisbarrasband @deamatronaband


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Memoriam | Karl Willetts, ‘it’s important for me to stand up and make a point’

Memoriam - Karl Willets Interview Part Two. Important "to stand up and make a point, make a stand, and say something important about things that I think need to be said." Interview: @hutchie224 @memoriamuk @willettsio


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Frozen Dawn / The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods is bone-chillingly good

Frozen Dawn - The Decline Of The Enlightened Gods (Transcending Obscurity Records) - Definitely as good as Those Of The Cursed Light, possibly even better. @frozendawn_official @transcendingobscurity

Necromantia to release The Official Chronicles biography

The Serpent and the Pentagram: The Official Chronicles of Necromantia is written by The Magnus and Aris Shock. Released by by Pagan Records on 17 March 2023. @necromantia_band @pagan.records

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Lordi / New ‘Eerie horror movie theme’ song released from Screem Writers Guild

Hard rock monsters Lordi will release their 18th studio album Screem Writers Guild, on 31 March 2023 via Atomic Fire Records. Lucyfer Prime Evil single out now. Photo: Eero Kokko @lordiofficial @atomicfirerecords

Glen Matlock / New record deal and new album for Sex Pistol bassist

Glen Matlock, Sex Pistols bassist has signed a new worldwide record deal with Cooking Vinyl and will release his new album Consequences Coming on 27 April 2023.

Acres to celebrate Burning Throne in March UK shows

South coast four-piece Acres will release their sophomore studio album Burning Throne on 3 March 2023 via A Wolf At Your Door Records. The band will also play eight UK shows, starting at The Black Prince, Northampton, on 10 March 2023. @acres_uk Photo: Ashlea Bea @awolfatyourdoor

Foo Fighters Chris Shiflett returns to the UK ahead of Lost At Sea

Chris Shiflett, guitarist with Foo Fighters, will return to the UK for a six-date headline tour in March 2023, supporting his new solo album Lost At Sea. @shifty71

Connor Selby joins Beth Hart on upcoming UK tour

Multi-award-winning Connor Selby will join Beth Hart for her right-date UK tour, which includes two shows at London's iconic Palladium venue.

Last In Line / New album Jericho ready for March

Last In Line have released their new single, Ghost Town, taken from the band's third album Jericho, which will be released on 31 March 2023 via earMUSIC. Photo:@rock_pixs @lastinlineofficial @earmusic

Grammy-nominated Ghost release Spillways single with Joe Elliott

Ghost, who have been Grammy-nominated for Best Metal Performance for Call Me Little Sunshine, have released the Spillways, featuring Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

Dirty Honey / Marc LaBelle: ‘I think that was a great way to kick off the tour’

Dirty Honey - Marc LaBelle - Interview. The Dirty Honey show at the Waterfront in Norwich was the opening of the band's first headline tour of the UK. Photo: @rock_pixs Words: @pmonkhouse1 @dirtyhoneyband @campmoto

John Wetton / Official book about legendary singer and bass player announced

With contributions from over seventy people who knew and worked with John Wetton, An Extraordinary Life promises tales of friendship, music and sometimes craziness. @johnwettonlegacy

Metallica to host global 72 Seasons premiere on 13 April 2023

Metallica worldwide premiere of their new album 72 Seasons in cinemas across the globe for one night only, on 13 April 2023. 72 Seasons will be played in full. #Metallica

The Inspector Cluzo deserve all the love with Horizon

Album Review - The Inspector Cluzo - Horizon (F.thebassplayer Records). The Rock Farmer's latest album is an organic feast fit for a king. Words: @hutchie224 @theinspectorcluzo

W.A.S.P / Blackie Lawless talks of ‘joy I’ve not felt since the first tour’

Blackie Lawless and W.A.S.P hit Europe in March for their 40 Years Live tour. The US Tour had "been a joy I've not felt since the first tour we did in '84-'85." @waspnationofficial Photo: @shannonwilk_

Steve Vai / Gash is an album full of thrilling sounds and honesty

Steve Vai - Gash - A very worthy and heartfelt tribute to his fallen friend Johnny Sombrotto, this release stands as something both men could be truly proud of. Words: @pmonkhouse1 @stevevaihimself @mascotlabelgroup

Drew Davies issues a call to arms on new single The Comeback

Drew Davies has released new single, The Comeback. Vocalist for The Mercy House and Big Mono, Davies is working on his sophomore solo album, Holloway Nights. @drewdaviesmusic

John Notto / ‘it’s very important’ for Dirty Honey to break into the UK

John Notto Interview with MetalTalk.Saturday afternoon in Norwich and Dirty Honey were preparing for the opening night of their first headline UK Tour. Photo: @rock_pixs Interview: @pmonkhouse1 @the_john_notto @dirtyhoneyband

Motörhead / New video for previously unreleased Greedy Bastards

Motörhead - Greedy Bastards has been released along with an animated video by Natalia Jonderko Śmiechowicz. Taken from new Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC

Necromantia to release The Official Chronicles biography

The Serpent and the Pentagram: The Official Chronicles of Necromantia is written by The Magnus and Aris Shock. Released by by Pagan Records on 17 March 2023. @necromantia_band @pagan.records

Europe celebrate debut album anniversary with Time Capsule Tour

To celebrate 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album, Europe embark on an Autumn Time Capsule Tour, with two nights at London's Palladium.

Join Iron Maiden in Germany with Wacken Metal Battle USA

Wacken Metal Battle USA will begin in February 2023, giving one independent Heavy Metal a chance to perform at this year's Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. Photo: @rock_pixs @metalbattleusa

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