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Download Festival Interview - Toby Jepson of Wayward Sons

Download Festival Interview – Toby Jepson of Wayward Sons

Releasing their debut album, Ghosts of Yet to Come, in 2017 on the Frontiers label, Wayward Sons have already built a strong reputation as a great band to see live. This was more than apparent at Download last weekend when the Midlands Rocks team just about managed to squeeze into the packed out Dogtooth Stage. […]

Download Festival Interview - Von Hertzen Brothers

Download Festival Interview – Von Hertzen Brothers

After a brief hiatus Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers returned late in 2017 with seventh album War Is Over which opens with the stunning twelve minute title track. On the road across Europe this summer and throughout the rest of the year, Midlands Rocks Dean Pedley caught up with the band just after their early […]

Interview with Fauxchisels

Interview with Fauxchisels

Horns. I want horns on it. And harp. Punk harp…

Interview with Magnum @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Thursday 19th April 2018

Interview with Magnum @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Thursday 19th April 2018

Back on home turf………..

We speak to metal/electro guru Kinjiru

We speak to metal/electro guru Kinjiru

Kin Hell…

Countdown to Desertfest - Camden, London, May 4-6

Countdown to Desertfest – Camden, London, May 4-6

Desertfest preview…

Interview with Ryan Hamilton

Interview with Ryan Hamilton

I always bring an extra bag/suitcase full of coffee home with me…

Tony Iommi Interview – Geezer, Ronnie & The End…

Tony Iommi Interview – Geezer, Ronnie & The End…

Interview by Dean Pedley & Images by Rich Ward

Report & Interview as Geezer Butler receives Walk of Stars Award

Report & Interview as Geezer Butler receives Walk of Stars Award

Report by Dean Pedley, Images by Rich Ward

The Very Best and Very Worst of 2017

Lest we forget…

Interview with Virginia Monti of Psychedelic Witchcraft

Interview with Virginia Monti of Psychedelic Witchcraft

Simply Spellbinding…

Interview with Mikee W Goodman of SikTh

Interview with Mikee W Goodman of SikTh

SikTh of the best…

Damnation Fest interview with Aaron Aedy of Paradise Lost

Damnation Fest interview with Aaron Aedy of Paradise Lost

Lost in Paradise…

Bloodstock 2017 interview with Criminal

Bloodstock 2017 interview with Criminal

A hot blast from Chile… Chilean crushers Criminal returned to Bloodstock for the first time since 2011. Paul Castles caught up with vocalist Anton Reisenegger after they had inflicted some Santiago savagery on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Facebook Website

Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Gravil

Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Gravil

The Holy Gravil… One of the early risers on the final day of Bloodstock 2017 was London heavyhitters Gravil. After performing songs from new album No More Forgiveness on the Sophie Lancaster Stage, guitarist Tony Dando spoke with Paul Castles. Gravil on Facebook Website You can catch Gravil in action at Scruffy Murphy’s in Birmingham, next Friday, […]

Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Courtesans

Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Courtesans

Order in Courtesans… Courtesans brought something distinctly unique to Bloodstock 2017. Those crammed into the Sophie Lancaster tent certainly warmed to the female quartet. Afterwards Agnes (bass) and Vikki (drummer) told Paul Castles what they made of it, the social injustices that fire their music, plans for the new album, Brexit and their forthcoming tour […]

Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Na Cruithne

Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Na Cruithne

Irish folk frenzy… Na Cruithne were the nearest thing Bloodstock got to Game of Thrones. The Irish painted warriors were invited to perform at Catton Park by festival guru Simon Hall who was impressed by their performance at Metal 2 The Masses in Dublin. Paul Castles spoke to them before their appearance on the Hobgoblin New Blood Stage, […]

Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Shrouded

Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Shrouded

Shrouded in mystery… It was a case of ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’ for Shrouded. The Belfast death metal quartet triumphed at Belfast Metal 2 The Masses at the third time of asking. With debut EP Ominous Divinty gaining plenty of positive reviews, Paul Castles caught up with the band’s Shane and Dani […]

Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Dakesis

Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Dakesis

Feathers, flags and fabulous… Birmingham prog metal outfit Dakesis were one of the more visually flamboyant bands to appear on the Hobgoblin New Blood Stage. With singer Gemma a vision in pink feathers, the band ensured the crowd responded with equal enthusiasm by distributing flags to transform the tent into a mini Eurovision-style platform. Having […]

Bloodstock 2017 - Interview with Netherhall

Bloodstock 2017 – Interview with Netherhall

We’re off to Nether Netherland… Among a host of up and coming Midlands bands to perform at Bloodstock this year were Netherhall. Paul Castles spoke with the Birmingham Metal 2 The Masses winners prior to their set on the Hobgoblin New Blood Stage. Netherhall are among a host of bands performing at Giff-Fest, this Sunday […]