November News Updates
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.



GRAND MAGUS announce Spring invasion of UK and Ireland Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:24

GRAND MAGUS are returning to the UK and Ireland in March and April for a run of eight headline shows. They follow their already-announced appearance at Hammerfest 2017.


Grand Magus


Frontman Janne ‘JB’ Christoffersson commented:


"By Odin's beard! The Magus will be returning to the British Isles for a headline tour with all that it entails in 2017. We will bring the metal without compromise, forged in iron - crowned in steel!”


The eight day run is as follows:


Saturday 25 March - Dublin, Voodoo Lounge

Sunday 26 March - Belfast, Limelight 2

Tuesday 28 March - Glasgow, Classic Grand

Wednesday 29 March - Manchester, Sound Control

Thursday 30 March - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms

Friday 31 March - Southampton, Talking Heads

Saturday 1 April - Cardiff, The Globe

Sunday 2 April - London, Underworld


Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday (11 November) at 10am.


Grand Magus 2017 tour poster

RIVAL SONS announce 2017 club dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:43

Californian retro rockers RIVAL SONS have announced a series of club dates to co-incide with their support slot on Black Sabbath’s farewell tour.


Rival Sons 3 

They will play:


Saturday 21 January – Belfast, Limelight

Wednesday 25 January – Liverpool, O2 Academy

Saturday 28 January Sheffield, The Leadmill

Wednesday 1 February - Cambridge, Junction


Tickets will go on sale from all usual outlets this coming Thursday (10 November).



SKINDRED to headline 2017 STEELHOUSE festival Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2016 09:44

Steelhouse First AnnouncementSouth Wales ragga punk rockers SKINDRED are to headline next summer's STEELHOUSE festival, on Saturday 29 July.


Rising young hard rock crew STONE BROKEN also have been confirmed for the 2017 edition of the two-day fest, which takes place at Hafod-y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale.


Early bird tickets are available HERE.



AMON AMARTH to headline BLOODSTOCK 2017 Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 November 2016 10:44

AMON AMARTH are the first headliners to be confirmed for next summer's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR festival, which takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August.


Also confirmed in today's first announcement are BLIND GUARDIAN, thrash legends TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, POSSESSED, WHITECHAPEL and HELL.


Early bird tickets for BOA17 are on sale now.


Bloodstock First Announcment

THE BOYS announce 40th anniversary London show Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:15

THE BOYS will play a special 40th Anniversary show at London's legendary 100 Club on Friday 6 January, as part of the Resolution Festival. 


100dates copy


It will be their only UK appearance of 2017. 

Tickets are now available from

Meanwhile, Matt Dangerfield and Casino Steel are among the many punks interviewed for the new movie ‘Sad Vacation’, directed by Danny Garcia, which tells the story of Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen's fateful trip to New York in 1978.  The movie, which also features five songs by The Boys, gets its premiere in London tomorrow (Thursday 3 November).


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