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Image of Wacken 2018 festival poster

2018 saw the first ever Wacken that we can think of which didn’t see a single drop of rain. The sun was turned up to eleven the whole weekend. Words: Nikki Rohlfing Pictures: Wacken.TV, with thanks to Liz Medhurst and Kahmel Farahani This wasn’t going to stop Heavy Metal though, …
Les Binks Priesthood at the Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth

Former Judas Priest drummer Les Binks has been active lately with two Priest related projects. Earlier this year he unveiled his new band, Les Binks’ Priesthood, who played a couple of shows in the UK with a set featuring his time with the band between 1976-79, performing tracks from the …
Photo of Lemmy's shrine

The world paid tribute to Lemmy as the legend was laid to rest in Los Angeles late Saturday night (9th January 2016) UK time. The service, held at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, was broadcast live on YouTube and watched by 280,000 people all over the world. Motörhead manager Todd Singerman …

We knew it was coming, it was inevitable, as much as Lemmy had built up an indestructible image of himself as the man who could calmly walk out of the mushroom cloud of Armageddon with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand and a Marlboro hanging from his mouth, …
Photo of Lemmy - RIP

The first word I ever wrote about Motörhead was “WOOOOOARRRRGHHH!!!” (give or take a few Gs, Hs and !!!!). I was young, a mere fledgling journalist writing for fold-out poster mag Metal Fury in the early eighties and, well, devoid of verbally elegant equivalents, this explosive string of letters seemed …
Photo of Lemmy

Life changed forever yesterday and it is very difficult to find words for this. “I wlll be the watcher, and I will never sleep…” Lemmy, 1993 Words: Steve Göldby At 1.30am on the morning of Tuesday 29th December 2015 the biggest Motörhead fan I have ever known, Ripsaw, burst into my …

When you find yourself before absolute rock’n’roll royalty, with a group that can be defined as ‘super’ in every acception of the term, you realise that you are experiencing a totally different league altogether. Words: Dany Jones Pictures: Steve Ritchie With a pedigree as kingly as Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, …

On a dark Sunday night at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton the faithful gathered at the temple of the MegaPriest to witness a truly unique night of Heavy Metal. Beyond The Realms Of Deth Words: Johnny Churchill, Pictures: Steve Ritchie KK Downing, David Ellefson, Les Binks, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and …
Glenn Hughes, The Garage, Glasgow, October 2015

I knew very little about Jared James Nichols prior to the gig, so a quick bit of research in the pub beforehand was required. It transpires that this Wisconsin kid is just twenty six years old but is already cementing his place in the annals of Rock N’ Roll history …
DragonForce at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, 2017

Six months on from the ‘Reaching into Infinity’ album launch party at the Black Heart in Camden London and DragonForce are back in town on the European leg of their seven month world tour promoting said album, taking them through twelve different countries and five continents to date, culminating in …