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Hot on the heels of their recent sell out reunion tour with ex-members John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster, Status Quo stalwarts Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are set to star in their debut feature film due for release in July 2013. Titled ‘Bula Quo’ the film, which was produced and …

CHOSEN Resolution (Independent Release) Words: Jools Green The debut full length release ‘Resolution’, from Irish death metal duo ‘Chosen’ follows a series of well received EP’s since their inception in 2005. The album stands as a testament to their sheer perseverance which has paid off against the odds. The band moved …

With the recent passing of Clive Burr, I thought it would be a good opportunity to shed a little light on the disease he lived with for the past 25 years, Multiple Sclerosis. I could have researched an article and presented you with a bunch of facts and figures, but …

STEVE GÖLDBY’S METAL CHRONICLES HOSTILE: The Garage, London Brummie bruisers Hostile hit town on what should have been a busy Friday night for them but unfortunately the band were let down by promoters and agents meaning that their latest London appearance was blighted by a poor attendance. So a massive …

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 …

For many years, the members of Blind Guardian have talked about it, and finally lead singer Hansi Kürsch provides a proper update about it: the orchestral CD! Hansi posted the following statement online: “first a late, but still fresh, Happy New Year to everyone. After getting rid of some bonus …

I’ve spent ten years spinning the discs on Total Rock Radio, or Bloodstock Radio as its now known. It’s been great fun. Words: Chris Dale My career as a DJ started while quietly having a pint with the landlord, John McKibbin and some friends at the old Kings Head in …

In my youth I would do anything rather than having a proper job. I tried all manner of low life occupations from toilet cleaning to bass playing. Somewhere between the two on the social scale came being a film extra. An extra is like being an actor but you don’t …

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 …