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Blaze Bayley on stage at Burr Fest 2020

Now in it’s fourth year, Burr Fest returned to The Dome in Tufnell Park for a packed night celebrating the best of NWOBHM and all for a great charity cause. The event was sold out, with old-school metalheads having come far and wide to enjoy what often feels like an extended …
Papa Roach. Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki Greece

Having toured the UK and festivals last year, Papa Roach return to Europe a year after the album’s “Who Do You Trust?” release. With sold out shows in most cities the band is having a big moment. The tour includes new territories such as Greece; a country never previously included …
Heavy Metal band Anvil, Bannermans, Edinburgh

There are some Metal shows that you go to where the people up on stage have carefully crafted their image, their sound, their on stage moves to create something they want to present to the world. Then there’s an Anvil show. Just three guys delighted to be on a stage …
The Goo Goo Dolls at The Roundhouse, Camden

The term ‘cult band’ is a funny one. Whilst some can be niche in their appeal, others have hugely impressive material that should bring them massive success globally. Words: Paul Monkhouse Photos: Steve Ritchie It could be argued that the Goo Goo Dolls fall into the latter category, absolutely huge in …
Dream Theatre - Hammersmith Apollo - February 2020

Tonight the line of fans snakes its way around the fabled Hammersmith Apollo as Dream Theater begin their first night of a two day run of shows on their ‘Distance Over Time’ tour. Words: Kahmel Farahani As the lights go down inside, Dream Theater kick off their set with the …

In what is now almost becoming an annual event, Steel Panther returned to Dublin on their Heavy Metal Rules Tour and just as they did back in 2018, they’ve brought along Wayward Sons to moisten up the crowd. Steel Panther /Wayward Sons Words: Brian Boyle, Photos: Dan Butler The last time …

The music business never fails to surprise. You can never tell which band it is that’s going to hit a nerve, and the rise in UK popularity of The Hu is a case in point. A group of guys from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia merging their traditions with modern rock into …

There’s nothing better than a Friday night gig and a few beers with friends to look forward after a hard week at work and it’s certainly enhanced if the bands are guaranteed solid gold-plated British hard rock in a venue that’s perfectly sized to get up close and personal. Words: …

The Big 3-0 tour sees Gun, FM and Dan Reed Network join forces to celebrate the thirtieth anniversaries of the ‘Taking On The World’, ‘Tough It Out’ and ‘Slam’ albums. Words and Pictures: Trudi Knight The headline slot is rotating, with the running order announced on the day of each …

Spirits are high at London’s O2 Arena as local Metallers The Raven Age pave the way for two of America’s biggest and best in Alter Bridge and Shinedown. Last minute replacements for originally scheduled openers Sevendust, they don’t let the occasion get to them and kick off the evening in …