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Blackmayne are back 30 years later

Blackmayne are back, and are playing their first gig since 1985 at The Red Lion in Gravesend on February 21st. Blackmayne formed in the 80’s and quickly found success – getting signed, recording an album, and gaining quite a large fanbase. They had a five-album deal, and were preparing for a tour. However, this fell […]

Righteous Vendetta are Cursed

After two long years metalcore rockers Righteous Vendetta are back with the new album Cursed, released next month. “After two years of writing and recording we are beyond excited to finally release this album with Century Media. For anyone that follows us, they know this has been a long process. But patience has paid off, […]

Bloodstock announce MORE awesome bands!

The festival line-up announcements just keep rolling (rolling, rolling, rolling) in this week don’t they! Today we have the news that Bloodstock festival have announced four more awesome bands for their 2017 lineup. Swedish metallers Soilwork are set for an appearance on Catton Park’s main stage. Frontman Bjorn “Speed” Strid says; “We are really thrilled […]

Monster Download festival lineup announcement!

Download festival has announced a mammoth 48 bands to it’s already incredible lineup! Festival organiser Andy Copping says; “We’re committed to delivering the best in rock and metal year on year for the Download fans, and this year is no exception. We’re thrilled to have core acts in the likes of Steel Panther, A Day […]

Galactic Empire – Galactic Empire

When most people think of Star Wars they think of sci-fi loving nerds, some light sabers or that video of a woman enjoying her Chewbacca mask a little too much. Turns out what we all should have been thinking all along was rock music. Galactic Empire are here with their self titled debut album to […]

2017’s Ones To Watch

Here at Alt Corner we love discovering new bands and artists. A month into 2017 and there are already some great bands making waves in the music world and setting themselves up to have a great year. Here are just a few of the bands we think you should be keeping an eye on this […]

Galactic Empire on their out of this world music

Galactic Empire are are releasing their debut self-titled album on February 3rd, and are preparing for a tour full of insane, energetic performances. The band combine pieces from the Star Wars soundtracks with heavy metal elements to create a whole new genre which really is out of this world. We caught up with Galactic Empire […]

Beyond The Black – ‘Lost In Forever’

Beyond The Black are unarguably on the rise in popularity, and with that comes more music being put out. Their new album Lost In Forever is perfect for people who like symphonic metal female fronted bands. They are similar to bands such as Lucana Coil, Evanesence and Epica. Their new album has everything you could want […]

Galactic Empire announce debut album!

In a galaxy far, far away, a band of the most fearful villains in the universe joined forces… to make one hell of a super group! Fed up of the Rebel Alliance always winning, Galactic Empire came together to tempt the metal-heads of Earth to the dark side (they have assured us, they have cookies!) […]

Heavy Scotland announce next wave of bands!

We’re starting the week as we mean to go on with the new lineup announcement for Heavy Scotland! Edinburgh Corn Exchange is set to be the go-to for all you metal-heads out there between April 1-2 2017! The latest acts to be announced are *drum roll* Finntroll, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Destruction and Ingested! They join the […]

Battle Beast announce UK tour for 2017!

Finnish heavy metal group Battle Beast have announced that they will be hitting the UK on their Bringer of Pain tour! This will be the band’s first headline UK run! The tour comes in support of their latest record Bringer of Pain which is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on February 17, 2017. […]

Alter Bridge @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Alter Bridge are a band that you can be sure will put on a good show. After releasing latest album The Last Hero in October, anticipation was high for their UK tour. We hit up the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff to see if the quartet can still live up to the hype. First up is […]

Heavy Scotland announce two new bands!

The UK's newest festival Heavy Scotland may only be in it's first year but it is sure to pack a punch! Just aded to the inaugural line-up is US thrashers Havok and heavy metal legend Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane). The festival is set to take place at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange on April 1-2, 2017.

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