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Steve Hackett releases Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Steve Hackett releases Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

On 26th January 2018, Inside Out Music release Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett. Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. Available as Special Edition 2DVD + 2CD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album and Blu-Ray in stereo & surround sound, this is a […]

Excalibur IV - The Dark Age Of The Dragon album announced

Excalibur IV – The Dark Age Of The Dragon album announced

Excalibur IV – The Dark Age Of The Dragon  – The rock opera album featuring members of Jethro Tull, Saga, Uriah Heep, Curved Air, Clannad, Supertramp and others is out now!

Guns 'N' Roses announced as third and final headliner for Download 2018

Guns ‘N’ Roses announced as third and final headliner for Download 2018

Rock Legends Guns N’ Roses complete Download 2018 headliners alongside Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold at the UK’s premier rock event. Download Festival has today announced its final headliner as the legendary Guns N’ Roses, alongside the previously announced Ozzy Osbourne, and Avenged Sevenfold. The three day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington […]

Saxon announce new album Thunderbolt

Saxon announce new album Thunderbolt

Saxon isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music). The new album Thunderbolt will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul […]

Watain's new studio album 'Trident Wolf Eclipse' due January 2018

Watain’s new studio album ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ due January 2018

Watain’s new studio album Trident Wolf Eclipse will be released on January 5th, 2018. The pre-sale starts today. The album is available as LP, Standard CD, limited CD Digipak, digitally as well as in a limited deluxe box set of 3000 copies. Check the links below for detailed information on the different formats and their […]

The Icicle Works & Ian McNabb announce Birmingham dates

The Icicle Works & Ian McNabb announce Birmingham dates

The Icicle Works winter tour kicks off in November which sees a date at Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2, and Ian McNabb follows up with some solo dates including a visit to The Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath a month later.

Bloodstock announce four more bands for 2018 line up

Bloodstock announce four more bands for 2018 line up

Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock have announced four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store. Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive.  Frontman Erik Danielsson tells us, “Our last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also […]

Testament announce UK & Ireland tour dates for 2018

Testament announce UK & Ireland tour dates for 2018

Bay Area thrash giants Testament are thrilled to announced their return to our UK and Irish shores in March/April 2018!

Five Finger Death Punch announce  A Decade Of Destruction greatest hits album

Five Finger Death Punch announce A Decade Of Destruction greatest hits album

Los Angeles-based multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch are excited to reveal that they will be releasing a greatest hits album, A Decade of Destruction, on December 1st. The compilation will include two new tracks – the first new music the band has released in over 2 years. Pre-order the collection now!

Operation Mindcrime: The New Reality - Geoff Tate's new album and tour

Operation Mindcrime: The New Reality – Geoff Tate’s new album and tour

Operation Mindcrime: The New Reality – the new album by group featuring Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) out 01.12.17 includes the single ‘Wake Me Up’.

Big Business return to the UK for their 'Command Your Weather' Autumn dates

Big Business return to the UK for their ‘Command Your Weather’ Autumn dates

Bass-drum rascals, Big Business return to the UK for their ‘Command Your Weather’ Autumn tour. Full dates can be found below…

DeadPig Project release charity single

DeadPig Project release charity single

The Deadpig Project, an acoustic band put together by ex-Crowsaw frontman Rob Lomax, has released a debut single in aid of Dementia UK and Birmingham based charity Dementia Awareness Fest. The track, ‘Ghosts’, was written by Lomax in tribute to his late father whom he lost to dementia in 2001 and features his wife, Mandy […]

Skindred announce 'Start The Machine' Tour for 2018

Skindred announce ‘Start The Machine’ Tour for 2018

UK Ragga Metal legends Skindred are pleased to announce The “Start the Machine” UK Headline Tour for April 2018 ahead of their forthcoming Seventh album on Napalm Records. Skindred are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on a Major UK Headline tour next April to promote their Seventh album due out on […]

Rush celebrate 40th anniversary of 'A Farewell To Kings' with lavish re-issue

Rush celebrate 40th anniversary of ‘A Farewell To Kings’ with lavish re-issue

On December 1, UMe/Anthem/ole label group continues its Rush 40th anniversary album celebrations with a lavish new expanded edition of the band’s landmark album A Farewell to Kings.

Annihilator set to release 'For The Demented' on 3rd November

Annihilator set to release ‘For The Demented’ on 3rd November

Canadian Heavy Metal/Thrash band Annihilator  will release their 16th studio album, “For The Demented”, on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music.

Bad Touch release new single featuring Mollie Marriott

Bad Touch release new single featuring Mollie Marriott

Bad Touch have released their new single “Baby Get It On” featuring guest vocals from Mollie Marriott as a free MP3 download. 

The Dark Element debut album sees a November release

The Dark Element debut album sees a November release

The Dark Element, featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimateinen (ex-Sonata Arctica) release their debut album on 10th November.

Down 'N' Outz announce “The Further Live Adventures Of….” album

Down ‘N’ Outz announce “The Further Live Adventures Of….” album

Down ‘n’ Outz have announced the release of a brand new live album “The Further Live Adventures Of …”

Black Sabbath release The End

Black Sabbath release The End

Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged.  The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as “the most incredible adventure you could think of”, a journey that would go on to […]

Kroh stream new EP "Pyres" in full

Kroh stream new EP “Pyres” in full

Birmingham’s stoner/doom metal collective KROH are now streaming their new EP “Pyres”.