FREE ALESTORM track download from HMV available NOW!!

FREE ALESTORM track download from HMV available NOW!!

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If ye can’t be waitin’ to get your ears around some new material by those crazy Pirate Metallers, Alestorm, worry ye not me hearties… OK I’ll stop.

Alestorm are giving away a free track from their soon to be released album ‘Sunset On The Golden Age‘. All you need to do is follow the link to download the band’s fantastic version of Taio Cruz‘s ‘Hangover‘! https://www.hmvdigital.com/releases/368…

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Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCLXXXVI

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCLXXXVI

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCLXXXVI

Back in the saddle again with a new edition of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show.  This week, we’re casting our minds back to Italy’s Total Metal Open Air Festival in Bari.  That means music from 4Bitten, Annihilator, Moonspell and Kreator.  You’ll also be hearing the second part of the Led Zeppelin documentary we started last time.

What else is in this week’s show?  You’ll be getting new material from…

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Nugent Casino Gigs Cancelled

Nugent Casino Gigs Cancelled

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A Tacoma, Washington casino run by the Puyallup Native American Tribe announced on Wednesday that it is cancelling two scheduled concerts by racist gun-nut, Ted Nugent.

Seattle’s Channel 5 reported that the Emerald Queen Casino cancelled Nugent’s Aug. 2 and 3 shows, citing his history of “racist remarks.”

The First Amendmentgives people the right free speech, but I think racism is intolerable…

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Blaze Bayley Added To SOS Festival 2015 Bill

Blaze Bayley Added To SOS Festival 2015 Bill

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FORMER-IRON MAIDEN FRONTMAN BLAZE BAYLEY TO PLAY EXCLUSIVE “SILICON MESSIAH” 15TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT SOS FESTIVAL 2015. OTHER BANDS CONFIRMED INCLUDE NWOBHM HEROES AVENGER AS WELL AS BLACK WHISKEY, FRONTED BY FORMER-XENTRIX VOCALIST SIMON GORDON

SOS Festival, in Radcliffe, North Manchester, adds a third day to it’s 2015 schedule & proudly announces that former-Iron Maidenfrontman BLAZE BAYLEY…

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Fates Warning – Darkness in a Different Light

Fates Warning – Darkness in a Different Light

Fates Warning – Darkness in a Different Light
Review by Dave Smiles
Fates Warning are back with their first album since 2004’s FWX and the eleventh in their catalogue. Where FWX took an approach stripped down of many of the Fates Warning traits, Darkness in a Different Light brings the band back to full strength. FWX also felt dark in overall tone; Darkness in a Different Lightmaintains this, but…

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BLOODSTOCK rolls out final band additions!

BLOODSTOCK rolls out final band additions!

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BLOODSTOCK is a little over two weeks away and activity is at fever pitch over at BLOODSTOCK HQ.  The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there’s a few last additions for the Sophie and Jägermeister stages.

BALLS DEEP bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancasterstage.  The

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BLOODSTOCK announces after-hours Sophie Stage fun!

BLOODSTOCK announces after-hours Sophie Stage fun!

With BLOODSTOCK just over two weeks away, the festival goblins have been hard at work locking in all the party fun for your annual metal weekender.  Once the bands are done each day, the after-hours entertainment in the big top Sophie Stage borders on legendary, so be sure to rock up to Catton Park early on Thursday 7th, pitch your tent and get your beer on in time for the evening’s proceedings.

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Onslaught @ O2 Academy 2 Sheffield, 18/7/2014

Onslaught @ O2 Academy 2 Sheffield, 18/7/2014

On a very pleasant Friday night in the middle of July, at the behest of Mike Exley, I trekked down the M1 to the O2 Academy 2 in Sheffield to see a band I’ve somehow managed to miss at every single opportunity: the mighty Onslaught! The Academy2 is nice, intimate club-sized venue, so is something of a sweatbox, especially on the kind of day we’d just had.
Unfortunately, I missed seeing last…

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Tysondog Sign With Rocksector Records

Tysondog Sign With Rocksector Records

News just in: At SOS 2014, North Eastern NWOBHM band Tysondog have signed with Manchester-based independent label, Rocksector Records.

More information and photos later.

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Tysondog Sign With Rocksector Records

Tysondog Sign With Rocksector Records

News just in: At SOS 2014, North Eastern NWOBHM band Tysondog have signed with Manchester-based independent label, Rocksector Records.

More information and photos later.

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