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  • HRH to bring The St Valentine's Day Metal Meltdown to Birmingham in February

    To celebrate their tenth anniversary year, the people behind the hugely successful HARD ROCK HELL franchise have launched yet another specially-themed weekend festival.     Joining their already established HRH, Hammerfest, AOR, Prog, Doom ...
  • IRON MAIDEN confirm UK arena tour dates for 2017

    Following last week’s internet “leak”, IRON MAIDEN have confirmed dates for their first arena tour since 2011.     The metal titans will play:   Thursday 4 May – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena Saturday 6 May – Dublin, 3 Aren...
  • DIAMOND HEAD give ‘All The Reasons You Live’ on new video

    Renascent NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have released a video for the track ‘All The Reasons You Live’, from their recent self-titled “comeback” album.     The video was filmed at Bentwaters Park, a former RAF base in Suffolk.  ...
  • THUNDER announce extensive UK and Ireland tour for March 2017

    British hard rock legends THUNDER have announced details of an extensive UK and Ireland tour for next March.     The run of dates, which is expected to coincide with the release of a new Thunder album, kicks off in Manchester on 17 March an...
  • RICK PARFITT to sit out STATUS QUO tour on health grounds

    STATUS QUO have confirmed that founding member RICK PARFITT will not take part in the forthcoming 'Last Night Of The Electrics' tour. The 67-year old guitarist has been ordered to rest for the remainder of the year at the very least, following his heart a...
  • ANGELS OR KINGS to ‘Go Ask The Moon’ on second album

    Mancunian AORsters ANGELS OR KINGS are to release their second album, ‘Go Ask The Moon’, via the Niva Music Group/AOR Heaven, on 30 October.     The release will follow their appearance on the third and final day of the Rockingham melod...
  • VIXEN added to HARD ROCK HELL tenth anniversary line up

    US hard rock goddesses VIXEN have been added to the line-up of this November’s sold out tenth edition of Hard Rock Hell, which takes place at Pwllheli in north Wales from 10 - 13 November.     They join British blues/rock legend BERNIE MA...
  • NAPALM DEATH announce return to Ireland next March

    The St Patrick’s Day weekend will take on a whole new meaning for metallians on the island of Ireland, when grindcore's apex predators NAPALM DEATH return to lay waste to the Emerald Isle next March.     They will play the following three...
  • GLENN HUGHES to 'Resonate' on new album - out November

    GLENN HUGHES will release his latest solo album, ‘Resonate’, via Frontiers Music on Friday 4 November.     The album, his 12th solo outing, features his current live band of Soren Andersen (guitars), Pontus Engborg (drums) and Lachy Dol...
  • CATS IN SPACE release SLADE cover with DANNY BOWES

    Retro-rockers CATS IN SPACE – a band so rooted in the Seventies they still wear Woolworths-branded underwear – release a new single, a cover of SLADE’s 1975 Top 20 hit ‘How Does It Feel’, on 20 September.     The song features a d...
  • Steve Harris takes his BRITISH LION for a walk around Europe

    Steve Harris has announced that he will be taking his BRITISH LION side project on a comprehensive European club tour towards the end of this year.     The jaunt will kick off in Portugal on Thursday 3 November and finish off in Uber Rock...
  • THE DERELLAS visit the 'Freakshow' with debut release on own label

    THE DERELLAS – who proudly proclaim themselves to be “London’s finest glam-punk band” – have just launched their own record label, the appropriately named ROCKAWAY RECORDS.     The label’s first release, equally appropriately, i...