Headline Act: Nightblade

Time for another of our Headline Act features where we delve under the skin of an up-and-coming band from somewhere in the rock and metal world. We're staying UK-based for today's interview. Thanks to the guys from Nightblade for telling us a bit more about themselves in the runup to the September release of their … Continue reading Headline Act: Nightblade

After Smoke Clears release new video and tell us their top six influential songs

Fast rising UK heavyweights After Smoke Clears will drop their enthralling new single and video, "The Fear" (scroll down to watch). This powerful new cut marks a fresh sound that is heavier, darker and harder-hitting than their previous work. The track also features the vocal prowess of CJ McMahon from Thy Art Is Murder. With … Continue reading After Smoke Clears release new video and tell us their top six influential songs

Classic Cover: Punk Rock Factory – “You’re The Voice” (original by John Farnham) and some tour dates

They've only gone and done it again! Punk Rock Factory may be the typical fun pop punk band, but these covers are serious and respectful of the originals. This time, taking a classic 80's banger and making it a dance floor filler! Raising the tempo to hard rock and solid punk beats is going to … Continue reading Classic Cover: Punk Rock Factory – “You’re The Voice” (original by John Farnham) and some tour dates

Exclusive Track-by-Track: Ruled By Raptors – ‘Silent Sound’ EP

Ruled By Raptors release their outstanding new EP, Silent Sound, on Friday 15th July. The highly praised alternative quartet will also unveil a new single and video, "Cleftones", in tandem with the EP. With that in mind, we asked the UK riff slingers to give us this exclusive track by track breakdown of the EP: … Continue reading Exclusive Track-by-Track: Ruled By Raptors – ‘Silent Sound’ EP

Headline Act: Erebor

All the best things in the world come from the North East of England - stotties, Newcastle Brown Ale, Alan Shearer, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, me... I have a feeling we should be adding Erebor to that list. Here's the band to tell us why! And if their words don't convince you then maybe Big Man Tyrone … Continue reading Headline Act: Erebor

Classic Cover Double Bill: Glen Campbell / Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) [original by Green Day]

This is a bit of an oldie, coming as it does from a 2008 album, but it just happened to fly by on a random shuffle play and I realised that we'd not featured it before. We frequently publish rock / metal bands covering other genres, but only very rarely flipping the tables. In this … Continue reading Classic Cover Double Bill: Glen Campbell / Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) [original by Green Day]