Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2018 – Day 3

Yesterday was soggy meteorologically but wonderful musically. Today the weather forecast was sunny and cool, so I was determined to photograph more bands than I managed the previous days. First to hit the tent stage were Skybrudd, winners of a competition to play the festival. The band’s name means “rainstorm” in English, so perhaps they … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2018 – Day 3

We’ll Be There: Tons of Rock (20-22 June)

With Norway's largest open-air festival Tons of Rock just over a month away, Katie has put together a list of the bands she is most looking forward to watching at this year’s festival… This will be my fourth year at Tons of Rock festival, which takes place within the walls of Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, … Continue reading We’ll Be There: Tons of Rock (20-22 June)

Video Roundup: Smothered Bowels, Wednesday 13, The Dollyrots, Hollywood Undead, Mallen, Helloween

Here we go with a weekend roundup of some of the top videos we've received over the last few days... Smothered Bowels - "U.S. Butcher" Smothered Bowels are most definitely not for everyone, but if beneath that smiling facade you wear every day lurks the soul of a cackling, caged lunatic...then they might just be … Continue reading Video Roundup: Smothered Bowels, Wednesday 13, The Dollyrots, Hollywood Undead, Mallen, Helloween

Noise Records to relaunch with classic compilations

BMG purchased Noise’s holding company Sanctuary records from Universal Music in 2013, and will re-launch Noise Records in 2016. Noise's early releases - including the seminal 1984 Death Metal compilation - would lay the groundwork for future European metal mainstays such as Grave Digger, Hellhammer (who became Celtic Frost), Helloween, Kreator, Running Wild, and Tankard. These acts would … Continue reading Noise Records to relaunch with classic compilations

Videos: More of today’s new ones (Thunder, Helloween, Wildways and more)

We do seem to get a lot of PR emails telling us about new videos each day! Check out this second batch including Thunder, Helloween and Votum... Thunder - "Wonder Days" From their recent comeback album, featuring a live recording from their intimate show at the 1oo Club in January (as featured on the All … Continue reading Videos: More of today’s new ones (Thunder, Helloween, Wildways and more)

Helloween announce London date

German melodic speed metal pioneers Helloween have announced a headline show at London's The Forum on February 3rd. Tickets go on sale today and are available from TicketBastard and probably other places which won't screw you so hard on "fees" and support legalised touting. Michael Weikath states: We feel pleased and honoured to yet again … Continue reading Helloween announce London date