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Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day Two

Words & photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

UFO & Jared James Nichols @ Birmingham Town Hall – 27 July 2017

Review by Dean Pedley, Photos by Rich Ward

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day One

Words and photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

Dead Cross – S/T

The proof of the shit pudding is in the shit-eating grin it produces…

Prong – Zero Days

Not resting on their laurels…

Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death

A double album of two halves…

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  • Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Black Moth

    Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Black Moth

    Into the Mothpit!… Black Moth have played Download, Desertfest and Damnation. Now it’s time to tick Bloodstock off the list! Paul Castles spoke with Jim and Federica just prior to Black Moth’s scintillating performance on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Black Moth on Facebook Website

  • Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Embodiment

    Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Embodiment

    Bristol fashion … Bristol Metal 2 The Masses winners Embodiment were one of the first bands to play on the Hobgoblin New Blood Stage at Bloodstock 2017. They barely had time to towel down before Paul Castles stopped the tech metal quartet in their tracks for a few words for Midlands Rocks. Embodiment on Facebook  […]

  • Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Devil's Playground

    Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Devil’s Playground

    Hell’s Bells… Winning the Coventry leg of Metal 2 The Masses secured a Bloodstock slot for Birmingham outfit Devil’s Playground. With a new single out called Unlost, plans are already under way for a debut album. Forthcoming gigs include a slot at Scruffy Murphy’s in Birmingham on September 1 alongside fellow Bloodstockers’ GraViL. Just prior to […]

  • Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Ashen Crown

    Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Ashen Crown

    Crowning glory As always, Midlands bands were flowing like the beer taps at Bloodstock where Paul Castles did his utmost to speak with most of them. First to face the Midlands Rocks inquisition were Birmingham newcomers Ashen Crown. The death metal outfit secured their ticket to Catton Park in Derbyshire by winning the Wolverhampton leg of […]

  • Cats In Space – Scarecrow

    Cats In Space – Scarecrow

    Songs that put a massive smile on your face

  • Eagles Of Death Metal - I Love You All The Time (Live At The Olympia In Paris) CD/DVD

    Eagles Of Death Metal – I Love You All The Time (Live At The Olympia In Paris) CD/DVD

    Much More Than Just A Show…

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    Jyrki 69 – Helsinki Vampire

    Be afraid…

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