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Bloodstock Heavy Metal Festival poster

With 29 days until Bloodstock, tickets are flying, and it looks like the festival will sell out soon. Festival directors Vicky and Adam will go live at 6:30 pm tonight on Facebook Live to share the latest information and cover the COVID-19 safety measures for the event. facebook.com/bloodstock Bloodstock has implemented …
Stonedead 2021 Poster

Black Star Riders, Terrorvision and Gun are set to top this years sold out Stonedead festival at the Newark Showground on 28 August 2021. Massive Wagons, Kris Barras Band, Blaze Bayley, The Treatment, Myke Gray and Dead Man’s Whiskey complete the lineup. There is also a Friday Night Rock Party, …
Photo of '80s UK Heavy Metal band Excalibur

Original New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Excalibur will reissue their 1985 six-track debut album The Bitter End on 24 September 2021, via No Remorse. There is also bonus material, including their 1984 Back Before Dawn demo and their new mix of The Bitter End. Excalibur formed in 1981 …
Glenn Hughes and his Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50

Glenn Hughes and Orange Amplification have launched the limited edition Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50, and it is set in a delightful deep purple and not bright orange. “You can go in the studio, take that bass combo and make your album with something like that,” Hughes says. “It’s …
Cover of Skygazer from Resurrection Kings

Resurrection Kings are back with their second album, Skygazer. With a heavyweight lineup and a strong set of songs, guitarist Craig Goldy’s band continue to set the bar high with this solid release. Resurrection Kings: Skygazer Release Date: 16 July 2021 Words: Marky T Craig played on three Dio albums …
Photo of Mark Tremonti

Tremonti will release their fifth studio album Marching In Time, on 24 September, via Napalm Records. The band will also be touring in the USA from 2 September alongside Sevendust. Led by Alter Bridge and Creed guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti, Marching In Time will see Tremonti deliver twelve charging rock/Metal songs, …
Poster for Most Excellent Jam Night

Following a tough year and a half for bands and venues alike, the UK live music scene is slowly returning to life. One of the best things about this revival is that it’s starting at the grassroots level. With new gigs and nights springing up all over the UK in …
Photo of James Stevenson

I’m blessed to have met James over the years with past bands Chelsea, Gene Loves Jezebel and The Alarm. He is a quality guitarist and has a huge interest in vintage guitars. James Stevenson – The Other Side Of The World (Pink Gun Records) Release Date: 9 July 2021 Words: …
Cover of Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow in the Dark - The Autobiography

In my favourite TV series, White Collar, one of the characters says that if you want a happy ending, it depends on when you end the story. And Rainbow in the Dark, a collection of memoirs by Ronnie James Dio, edited by his wife, Wendy, and renowned music writer Mick …
Photo of GOST

Bound By The Horror is the new video and song by GOST, which, he tells us, “refers to how I started feeling boxed in creatively.” The track is taken from the new album Rites of Love and Reverence, which will be released Friday, 13 August. GOST told us, “Bound by …