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Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett dies aged 62

Steve Grimmett, the vocalist of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Grim Reaper, has died at the age of 62.

Bloodstock 2022 / Heavy Metal community wears pink to honour Sophie and Sylvia

Bloodstock continues to celebrate and elevate the amazing work of Sylvia Lancaster OBE, the pioneering fundraiser and educator who established The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, with Sunday finding plenty of festival fans wearing pink. @sophie_lancaster_foundation @bloodstockopenair #boa22 Photography: @inglisnomad @liz_medhurst @pmonkhouse1

“We wrote instinctively,” says Brian Tatler of Diamond Head

Diamond Head will release Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) on 30 September 2022 via Silver Lining Music. @diamond_head_official

Night Flight Orchestra updated lineup ready for Bloodstock 2022

The Night Flight Orchestra, primed and ready for this year's Bloodstock, have released a video for their single Black Stars And Diamonds, filmed on a trailer ride through Prague. @bloodstockopenair #boa22 @nightflightorchestra @theaeromanticas

Steve and Zhany Hughes tearful as Rockin The Bowl 2022 cancelled

Rockin The Bowl, due to be held from 9-11 September 2022 at the Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield, has been cancelled. The news was broken yesterday evening. @rockinthebowl

Last In Line tease new album with EP A Day In The Life

Now signed with earMUSIC, Last In Line will release their silver-coloured 12" vinyl EP, A Day In The Life, on 11 November. @lastinlineofficial Photo: @rock_pixs

Black Sabbath / Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi close 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham heroes Black Sabbath, led by singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi, closed the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a teased intro to Iron Man leading into Paranoid.

Massive / Brad Marr offering sold out Stonedead charity tickets

Australian rockers Massive and Chris Sumby of Stonedead are offering six tickets to this year's sold-out Stonedead festival in support of Kayla, aged four. @massiveoz

ANTHRAX- 40th Anniversary Livestream Concert XL

Anthrax, the American Heavy Metal band, are still celebrating its 40th anniversary, releasing their live stream concert, which was recorded the day they clocked 40 years, on July 18, 2022.

How to promote your band online in 2022 (on a budget)

Nowadays, everybody has a side hustle. You all want to know the best ways to advertise your band, and how to promote online without spending tens of thousands.

Whitesnake / David Coverdale illness cancels North American tour

David Coverdale has announced that a "persistent upper respiratory infection" has meant that the Whitesnake appearances on the North American tour with the Scorpions has been cancelled.

Twister offer exclusive 30-minute acoustic sets on October tour

Twister to release Only The Strong Survive. They will tour in October, giving fans the chance to watch an exclusive 30-minute acoustic set. @officialtwister

Andrew Scheps / From Metallica, defining ‘heaviness’ in Heavy Metal to honorary doctorate

Andrew Scheps awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for services to international music engineering. Mixed Metallica - Death Magnetic @metallica @ascheps

Michael Schenker releases new video ahead of North American and Japan tour

Michael Schenker and MSG have released a video for the song Fighter, a bonus track on the CD edition of their latest album, Universal, released in May 2022. @michaelschenkerrocks @atomicfirerecords Photo: @aggieanthimidou

The Retaliators movie released worldwide on 14 September

The Retaliators movie, a horror-thriller featuring some of the biggest names in rock and Heavy Metal, will be released worldwide on 14 September 2022, with tickets on sale from 5 August. @retaliatorsfilm

Joanne Shaw Taylor returns for 14-date winter tour

Joanne Shaw Taylor returns for a second UK Tour in 2022, with 14 dates over November and December. @joanneshawtaylor Photography: @yorkshirejohn

Guns N’ Roses Legend Makes Surprise Appetite Admission

Guns N' Roses are currently on a world tour, taking Europe and South America and making plenty of new friends along the way.The band have been plagued with controversy throughout their lifetime,...

Def Leppard / Adrenalize and Euphoria to be released on vinyl

Def Leppard, currently on a North American stadium tour with Mötley Crüe, will release vinyl versions of the albums Adrenalize and Euphoria on 5 August 2022. @defleppard
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