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With a new album and new personnel, the mighty Black Star Riders saunter into town for their much anticipated Dublin return. Words: Brian Boyle Pictures: Olga Kuzmenko In tow to open the night was the effervescent punch of Stone Broken, and if you’re an avid follower of the so called …

Getting the chance to support a major act like Volbeat on a tour isn’t always the guilt-edged opportunity it might seem. Canadian rocker Danko Jones comes out on stage at the early hour of 6.30pm with the hall still slowly filling and with a tiny space at the front for …

It’s late Spring and over at MetalTalk Towers the list of gigs available for review for the upcoming season has landed. Among the standout names, Bonnie Tyler’s 50th anniversary show was shining brightest of all. Of course, there was the small matter of getting this past the Editor in Chief …

The wait for Maiden had seemed like forever when ‘The Legacy Of The Beast’ tour finally rolled into Los Angeles a little over two years since their last visit to the city. On a steamy Saturday night their presence had attracted a sell out crowd of 23,000 uniformed fanatics to …

Michael Andrew ‘Duff’ McKagan may be best known from his time as the bass player in what was once called the most dangerous band in the world but as well as the albums and tours with Guns ‘N’ Roses he’s been a solo artist for more than twenty five years. …

Whenever you hear a band or see them live, one inevitably thinks “oh, they sound a bit like so and so” or perhaps “their look reminds me of so and so”, but with Skunk Anansie you can only really say they sound and look like Skunk Anansie – there is …

Stonedeaf festival returned, following its inaugural triumph last year, and raised the bar considerably. After a summer of great and impressive festivals it claimed its place right up there among the high spots. Words: Liz Medhurst, Pictures: Mark Ellis Some tweaks to the layout and facilities consigned last year’s teething …

The Concorde 2 is a sell out tonight for Killing Joke and, despite counting a perhaps slightly more mature audience, spirits are high and still ready for absolute mayhem. Words: Dany Jones, Pictures: Robert Sutton The mighty four, with the addition of Roi M.Cabaret on keyboards, enter the stage to …

Bloodstock Sunday is here, and overnight the Ronnie James Dio stage has sprouted a considerable extension arm. It’s all ready for the Scorpions tonight, although everyone will be having a go on it through the course of the day. Words: Liz Medhurst Pictures: John Inglis Our day started at the …

Saturday at a festival always holds high expectations, and fortunately these were being met on all counts here. Words: Liz Medhurst Pictures: John Inglis The quality of the new bands coming up through the ranks is always good to see, and the Metal 2 The Masses platform comes up trumps …