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  • TOUR NEWS: Metal Church announce June dates

    Metal Church have announced a run of five dates in the UK and Ireland this coming June.   They are detailed in the poster below.   Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said of the announcement:  "The Metal Church fans over there have...
  • GIG NEWS: Alter Bridge announce Belfast and Dublin headline shows

    Alter Bridge have announced two headline shows in Belfast and Dublin this summer, as part of their European tour in support of last year’s ‘The Last Hero’ album.     They will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Tuesday 20 June, and Be...
  • Ruts DC to ‘Kill The Pain’ on new single

    The Ruts DC are to release a new single, ‘Kill The Pain’, next week.     Released via Westworld/Sosumi Recordings on Friday 3 March, the single – taken from last year’s “comeback” album, ‘Music Must Destroy’ – features bac...
  • FESTIVAL NEWS: Bloodstock confirms Arch Enemy for Sunday night slot

    Arch Enemy have been confirmed as special guests, playing immediately before headliners Megadeth, on the Sunday night (13 August) of this year’s Bloodstock Open Air.         Chelsea Grin have also been confirmed for an early m...
  • ALBUM NEWS: Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to release solo country album

    Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett is to release his latest solo album, ‘West Coast Town’, on 14 April via SideOneDummy Records.   His third solo album, it once more sees Shiflett moving away from heavy rock for which he is best kn...
  • FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE: Vince Neil, Loverboy and Kix to headline Rockingham 2017

    Former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, Canadian AOR legends Loverboy and sleaze rock survivors Kix are to headline this year's Rockingham, which takes place at Trent University in Nottingham over the weekend of 20 - 22 October.  For full details of ...
  • TOUR NEWS: Prong announce July tour dates

    Prong have announced a short run of UK and Irish tour dates for July, in support of their forthcoming new album, ‘Zero Days’, which is due for release via Steamhammer/SPV over the summer.   Photo © Tim Tronckoe   Dates are as fol...
  • ALBUM NEWS: The Dollyrots to release new album in March

    Californian bubblegum punks The Dollyrots – who toured the UK with Bowling For Soup last year - will release their sixth album, Whiplash Splash, via Arrested Youth Records on Friday 24 March.     It will be the band’s first new album si...
  • FESTIVAL NEWS: First acts confirmed for 2000trees

    The first acts have been confirmed for this year’s 2000trees Festival, which takes place at Upcote Farm in Withington (just outside Cheltenham) over the weekend of 6 – 8 July.   Slaves will headline on the closing night, with the weekend’s bi...
  • FESTIVAL NEWS: Dee Snider, Lynch Mob and Tyketto added to HRH XI line-up

    Legendary Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider has been confirmed as the second of the headline acts for HRH XI, which takes place at Hafan y Môr, outside Pwllheli in north Wales, over the weekend of 9 – 12 November.   It will be the outspoken ...
  • FESTIVAL NEWS: Four more acts to bring the noise at Bloodstock 2017

    As 2017 settles in, four more bands have been locked in for August’s Bloodstock festival, which takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, on 10th - 13th August.   Soilwork have been confirmed for the main stage.        Fron...
  • DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCES A MAMMOTH 48 BANDS!

    Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event has made an unprecedented announcement, adding over forty of the world’s biggest bands to an unparalled bill including Steel Panther, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Esca...
  • TOUR NEWS: Y&T confirm tour dates for October and November

    Y&T have confirmed details of their annual autumn/winter UK tour, which also sees them returning to the island of Ireland for the first time since 2015.     Dates are as follows:   Tuesday 24 October – Colchester, Arts Centre ...