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  • ALBUM NEWS: Inglorious to release second album in May

    Inglorious will release their second album – aptly titled ‘Inglorious II’ – via Frontiers Records on 12 May.     Singer Nathan James said of the album:   "It came together very organically after spending time touring together...
  • GIG NEWS: Opeth to play Belfast and Dublin in November

    Swedish prog metallers Opeth have announced two dates on the island of Ireland for November.   They are:   Friday 17 November – Belfast, Limelight 1   Saturday 18 November – Dublin, Academy   Support will come from Enslaved...
  • FESTIVAL NEWS: Monster Truck added to Steelhouse line up

    Canadian hard rockers Monster Truck have been added to the bill for this year’s Steelhouse Festival, which takes place at Hafod-y-Dafal, just outside Ebbw Vale in south Wales, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July.    Steve Kiely of Monster Tr...
  • TOUR NEWS: W.A.S.P. announce ‘The Crimson Idol’ 25th anniversary tour dates

    W.A.S.P. have announced a full UK and Ireland tour to mark the 25th anniversary of the band’s iconic concept album, ‘The Crimson Idol’.     The ‘Re-Idolized’ tour will see the band perform the album – plus three songs intended f...
  • ALBUM NEWS: Vukovi to release debut album and kick off headline tour on 10 March

    Scottish alt-rock outfit Vukovi will release their self-titled debut album via LAB Records on 10 March– the same day on which they kick off a headline tour at Glasgow’s King Tuts.   The album is preceded by a single, ‘La Di Da’. The accompa...
  • GIG NEWS: Rock’n’Roll Circus announce details of annual Christmas fundraiser

    January may still have a few days of life left in her, but the good folk over at the Rock’n’Roll Circus Radio Show have already announced details of their annual Christmas charity show.   It will take place once again at The Doll’s House in A...
  • TOUR NEWS: Thunder confirm support bands for March UK/Ireland tour

    THUNDER have confirmed the support acts for their scheduled March tour of the UK and Ireland.   CATS IN SPACE will support on the dates in England, Scotland and Wales, while TRUCKER DIABLO will fulfil the same duty for the last two shows in Dublin ...
  • HARD ROCK HELL add SLEAZE weekender to growing list of specialist fests

    FASTER PUSSYCAT, VAIN and JIZZY PEARL have been confirmed for the brand new HRH SLEAZE festival, which takes place at the 02 Academy in Sheffield over the weekend of 2/3 September.     Other acts confirmed for this latest addition to the gr...
  • THE CRAWLING to release debut album in April

    Northern Ireland doom/death trio THE CRAWLING are to release their debut full-length album, ‘Anatomy Of Loss’ via Grindscene Records on 7 April.     The band, who hail from Lisburn in County Antrim, have previously released a single, ‘C...
  • We SAWTHIS video and thought we’d string you up…

    Italian thrashers SAWTHIS have released a video for the song ‘This String Is For Your Neck’, taken from their forthcoming fourth album, ‘Babhell’, which is being released via Mighty Music on 24 March.     www.facebook.com/sawthis...
  • THE AGONIST head to church on new video

    Canadian extreme metallers THE AGONIST have released a video for their cover of Hozier’s chart-topping hit ‘Take Me To The Church’.     Guitarist Danny Marino said of the song, which is taken from their current album, ‘Five’, rele...
  • THE QUIREBOYS, FM and GUN head to the Castle for CASTELL ROC FESTIVAL

    THE QUIREBOYS, FM and GUN have been confirmed to appear at the Castell Roc Festival, being held at Chepstow Castle on Saturday 26 August.     Tickets cost £29 and are available HERE....
  • PULLED APART BY HORSES to release new album in March

    PULLED APART BY HORSES will release their new album, ‘The Haze’, on 17 March via Caroline International.   Having recently shared their first new music since 2014’s ‘Blood’ in first single 'The Big What If', the band are now streamin...
  • THE INTERRUPERS announce post-Green Day headline dates

    LA based ska-punk quartet The Interrupters have announced three headline shows following their support slots with Green Day on next month’s arena tour. “We had a couple of free days after the Green Day tour so we thought, why not add a couple of he...
  • ANAAL NATHRAKH head list of final bands confirmed for RITUAL Festival

    The final four bands appearing that this year’s RITUAL Festival, which takes place at Canal Mills in Leeds on Saturday 8 April, have been confirmed.   The announcement is headed by ANAAL NATHRAKH and also includes BOSSK, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION ...
  • KATAKLYSM to play 25th anniversary London show in October

    Canadian hyperblasters KATAKLYSM are to play a one-off UK show at the O2 Academy in Islington on Tuesday 10 October as part of a European tour to mark their 25th anniversary. They will perform their ‘Shadows & Dust’ and ‘Serenity In Fire’ albu...
  • RAGING SPEEDHORN vocalist FRANK REGAN to sit out SKINDRED tour

    RAGING SPEEDHORN have announced that co-vocalist Frank Regan will not be joining them on their upcoming UK run with Skindred, or their appearance at HRH Metal, as he has been ordered by doctors to rest. Regan’s spot will be filled by RSJ vocalist Dan Co...
  • CROWBAR announce March tour dates

    New Orleans sludge metallers CROWBAR have announced up a ten date UK and Ireland tour for March.     “The UK has always been great to us, and it's been too long... Get ready, Crowbar is bringing the HEAVY!!!” states frontman Kirk Windst...
  • TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD to support BONAFIDE on March tour

    TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD have replaced the now defunct Chase The Ace as special guests on BONAFIDE’s upcoming March tour dates.     “It’s a shame about Chase The Ace,” said Bonafide frontman Pontus Snibb. “But I’ve heard lots about thi...
  • MAN DOKI SOULMATES to play first ever London show

    MAN DOKI SOULMATES – the prog rock “supergroup” founded in 1992 by Hungarian-born composer/producer Leslie Mandoki with Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce and Al Di Meola – play their first ever London show at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 3 ...