News Updates
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS cancel Irish shows due to illness Print E-mail
Monday, 19 December 2016 19:56

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have been forced to cancel the last two dates of their European tour, which were due to take place in Dublin tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday.




In a statement on both their Facebook page and official website, the band said:


"We are so sorry that we cannot come to Dublin as planned for the next few days. Anthony has been fighting off the flu all week and after the show last night it was clear that he has to stop touring and recover, hence the decision to push back the shows to next year."


Both shows have been rescheduled, to September 20 and 21.  Tickets for tomorrow's show, which was sold out, will be valid for the first date, and tickets for Wednesday's show valid for the second one.


IMMOLATION and VADER to co-headline Bristol Deathfest 2017 Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 December 2016 21:45

IMMOLATION and VADER have been confirmed as the headliners for the first day of BRISTOL DEATHFEST.


Bristol Deathfest is a two day indoor festival held at The Bierkeller over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April.  Details of other bands appearing are on the poster below. Tickets are available HERE.


Bristol Deathfest Poster

Immolation vocalist & bassist Ross Dolan commented: "We are very excited to be part of this year's Bristol Death Fest. It looks like it is going to be a great show with a lot of killer bands, and we are really looking forward to getting back on the road in April to support our new release!  We will be touring with our long-time friends and brothers in Vader, so it should be a great tour with great people.  We will see everyone on tour in 2017! "


Vader drummer James Stewart added: Vader are so excited to be bringing our punishing show to next year's Bristol Deathfest!!! 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Vader's first full-length 'The Ultimate Incantation', so you can expect some older material alongside a selection of hits and new songs from our record the 'The Empire'.”


HRH add more acts to 2017 events Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:11

The boys and girls at Hard Rock Hell HQ have been busy making lots of lovely pre-Christmas announcements around their various events next year.


HRH Ibiza Dec Update


First up is the confirmation that British blues rock legend Bernie Marsden, German hard rockers Bonfire and revitalized NWOBHM-ers Grim Reaper will be undertaking the annual HRH Ibiza Road Trip in May, alongside the already announced line up that includes The Quireboys, Reckless Love, Wolf, Gun and Phil Campbell And His Bastard Sons.


An extra hotel, the Galfi, also has been added, and can be booked at


Next up are more additions to HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner Chapter II, which takes place at the O2 Academy, Sheffield, on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October 2017. They are TruckfightersDeville, Steak and Grave Lines. They join a line-up that already features My Dying Bride, Orange Goblin, Kadavar, Black Moth, Ten Foot Wizard, Boss Kelloid, Regulus, Serpent Venom, Blind Haze, Bast, Kurokuma, Hogslayer, Pist, Barbarian Hermit, Gurt, King Goat and Witch Tripper.


Tickets can be booked online at


Finally, further great acts have added to the line-up of HRH NWOBHM II - The Xmas Rocka, again at the O2 Acadamy in Sheffield, on 2 and 3 December 2017.  They are Satan, Grim Reaper, Rogue Male, Desolation Angels, Nightmare, White LightningJameson Raid and Spartan Warrior. They join the already-confirmed Raven, Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Avenger, Holocaust, Gaskin, Mick  Underwoods ‘Glory Road’, Lionheart, Airrace, Salem, Traitors Gate, Blackmayne, Seventh Son and Toledo Steel.


Once again, tickets can be booked online, this time via


STEVE HARRIS’ BRITISH LION added to STEELHOUSE 2017 bill Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 December 2016 15:18

Iron Maiden bassist STEVE HARRIS’ “side project”, BRITISH LION, are the latest addition to the bill for the 2017 STEELHOUSE festival, which takes place at Hafod-y-Dafal, just outside Ebbw Vale in south Wales, over the weekend of 29/30 July.


They join headliners SAXON – who will be bringing their full ‘Eagle’ show to the mountain-top location – and SKINDRED, as well as INGLORIOUS, KING KING, BROKEN WITT REBELS, STONE BROKEN and FLORENCE BLACK, with more acts to be announced.


Day, weekend and camping passes for Steelhouse 2017 are available from


Steelhouse - British Lion

RAVEN and DIAMOND HEAD to lead HRH NWOBHM 2017 bill Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 December 2016 14:49

RAVEN, DIAMOND HEAD and PRAYING MANTIS are among the acts who will be leading the charge at the second annual HRH NWOBHM fest, to be held at the O2 Academy in Sheffield on 2/3 December 2017.



With this year’s inaugural event still in full swing, the second instalment of this latest addition to the HRH franchise is already almost sold out.




For further information, including ticketing details, visit



GREEN DAY announce summer open air shows in Belfast, Dublin and London Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:13

GREEN DAY have announced details of three open air shows in the UK and Ireland next summer.


Green Day


They are:


Wednesday 28 June – Belfast, Ormeau Park

Thursday 29 June – Dublin, Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Saturday 1 July – London, Hyde Park

GLENN HUGHES announces re-scheduled tour dates Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:39

GLENN HUGHES has announced re-scheduled tour dates for this coming January.


Glenn Hughes


They are:


Friday 20 January - Newcastle, Riverside
Saturday 21 January - London, Islington Assembly Hall
Monday 23 January - Bilston, The Robin 2
Tuesday 24 January -Glasgow, The Garage
Thursday 26 January -Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Friday 27 January - Manchester, O2 Academy2
Sunday 29 January - Reading, SUB89
Monday 30 January -Cambridge, The Junction
Wednesday 1 February -Leeds, The Church
Thursday 2 February - Bristol, The Fleece


Support will come from Stone Broken.  Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday (25 November).


Hughes’ latest album, ‘Resonate’, was released via Frontiers Music earlier this month.


PHOTO CREDIT: Photo © Laurence Harvey.

MY DYING BRIDE and ORANGE GOBLIN among first bands confirmed for HRH DOOM v STONER II Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:26

MY DYING BRIDE and ORANGE GOBLIN are among the very impressive first tranche of bands to be confirmed for the second instalment of HRH DOOM v STONER, which takes place at the O2 Academy in Sheffield over the weekend of Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October.


Also heading up this must-see line up are KADAVAR, SLABDRAGGER and TEN FOOT WIZARD.




Tickets can be booked online at or by ringing Rebecca on 0207 193 9564.


HRH DvS First Poster


BLOODSTOCK gets brutal with addition of OBITUARY, DECAPITATED and BRUJERIA Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:23

Next summer’s BLOODSTOCK festival has just got a lot louder – and a helluva lot more brutal, with the addition of OBITUARY, DECAPITATED and BRUJERIA to the bill.


They join already announced headliners AMON AMARTH, as well as BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, WHITECHAPEL, POSSESSED and HELL.


Bloodstock Obituary Announcment

Bloodstock takes place from Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 August at Catton Hall, Walton on Trent, South Derbyshire.


Early bird tickets, costing just £120 for the weekend, are still available, but for a limited time only.  You can get yours HERE.

LAWNMOWER DETH and ONSLAUGHT confirmed for UPRISING 2017 line up Print E-mail
Monday, 21 November 2016 21:21

LAWNMOWER DETH and ONSLAUGHT are among the first tranche of bands to be confirmed for the second UPRISING one-dayer, which will take place at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Saturday 27 May.


Uprising 2017 First Poster


Also confirmed at KILL II THIS, InMe’s DAVE McPHERSON – who will be doing an acoustic set, BOSS KELOID and HAERKEN.


Early bird tickets, costing £20, are available HERE.


As last year, Uprising will also feature the Leicester final of the annual Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition.


Keep up to date with the latest info on Uprising's official website


Former HEAVY PETTIN’ drummer GARY MOAT out to prove he’s no BURNT OUT WRECK with “comeback” album Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 November 2016 17:04

Hands up who remembers HEAVY PETTIN’? And we don’t mean the sort of nonsense you used to get up to in the back row of the cinema when dating your first boyfriend/girlfriend (delete as appropriate)!


Gary Moat


Uber Rockers of a certain generation no doubt will have fond memories of the Glaswegian combo who promised much but didn’t quite deliver over the course of the mid- to late-80s, despite three fantastic albums – 1983’s ‘Lettin Loose’, ‘Rock Ain’t Dead’ two years later and ‘Big Bang’ another four years after that – and a brace of glorious singles, in the shape of ‘In And Out Of Love’ and ‘Love Times Love’.


Well, now, 27 years after the band sadly passed off the UK rock scene’s radar, drummer Gary Moat is back in business, this time fronting his own band. Yes, the sticksman has stepped out from behind the kit to behind the mic instead!


BURNT OUT WRECK – we are sure this will prove to be a highly inappropriate name – will release their debut album via The Right Honourable Recording Company in February. The album was co-produced by Moat and Steve Rispin, known for his work with Asia and, more recently, Inglorious.


Burnt Out Wreck

THE QUIREBOYS announce 15-date UK tour for March/April Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 November 2016 14:36

One of Uber Rock's favourite groups of rock 'n' rolling renegades, THE QUIREBOYS, have announced a run of 15 headline dates across the UK for next April and March.


The dates will follow their appearance at HRH AOR in Hafan y Mor on Thursday 9 March, with the run including two back-to-back shows at one of UR's favourite venues, the Diamond Rock Club in Northern Ireland, which will see them play two completely different sets over two nights.


Quireboys March 2017 Tour Poster


The Quireboys released their latest album, 'Twisted Love', via Off Yer Rocka Recordings in September.  It was proclaimed by Uber Rock's Dom Daley as "a mighty fine long player that is and will continue to get plenty of air time ‘round this gaff".  You can read his full review HERE


'Breaking Rocks' has just been released as the latest single from the album:


Y&T, AIRBOURNE and GUN confirmed for Hard Rock Hell XI Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:17

With the dust having barely settled on the tenth anniversary celebration of Hard Rock Hell this past weekend, Y&T and AIRBOURNE have already been confirmed for next year’s event, which takes place at Hafan y Môr from 9 – 12 November 2017.


HRHXI First Poster


Also in the first tranche of bands to be announced are GUN, SYTERIA and THE NEW ROSES.


"We're not resting on our laurels or anything else: 2017 is going to be the biggest adventure yet!"  HRH CEO Jonni Davis said of his plans for the brand as it enters its second decade.


"We're taking the HRH experience out to Australia, NZ and Singapore; meanwhile some fresh new branches are growing from the HRH tree here in the U.K. - new genres and niches of rock and metal that our community want us to add into the mix. It's going to be a Hell of a year, and of course we'll still be delivering our core events. HRH XI is going to be the best yet! Bring it on!"


For further details, ongoing updates, or, most importantly, to book your tickets, visit



FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES announce UK and Ireland tour for March 2017 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:40

Fresh off the road from a sellout tour, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES have announced that they’ll be doing it all over again next March.


Dates are as follows:


Frank Carter poster 

The band release their new album, ‘Modern Ruin’ on 27 January.  You can pre-order your copy HERE.

AEROSMITH announce details of farewell European tour Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2016 11:18

AEROSMITH have announced details of what is being billed as their farewell European tour.


Aerosmith Aero-Vederci Tour


In addition to their previously announced headline performance at Download on Sunday 11 June, the Aerovederci Baby! tour includes a date at the 3 Arena in Dublin three nights later, on Wednesday 14 June.


Tickets go on sale at 9am this coming Friday (14 November) from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets.


The full European tour dates can be found HERE.




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