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.

Our Review of Japanese Extreme Metal Band Sigh’s Album ‘INFIDEL ART’

Have you ever heard the term "Japanese Extreme Metal pioneers"? No? Well, if you're curious as to what it means, then take a listen to Infidel Art by Japanese Extreme Metal Band Sigh, due to release on November 18th... Sigh

The Devil Wears Prada – Transit Blues – Album Review

The Devil Wears Prada are back with a new album, ‘Transit Blues’, which fans will definitely enjoy. From the off set, the album is more radio-friendly than previous ones which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’ll keep old fans pleased, and will no doubt bring the band a whole cohort of new fans.

Galactic Empire set to strike the UK

In a galaxy far, far away, the most feared villains of space were bored one day and decided to make a heavy metal band, Galactic Empire!

Icantdie – Transition/Merger EP

Icantdie are an exciting new alternative heavy metal band from Bridgend. So far they have received alot of airplay on radio and have recently released a music video for their debut single "Merger". The band are set to open Throwfest on August 21st and have just recently released their debut EP Transition/Merger which was recorded, mixed and mastered by former Funeral for a Friend guitarist Gav Burrough.

Metal Allegiance announce Fallen Heroes EP

Music is a community and the lovely members of heavy metal band Metal Allegiance have come together to create a special EP. Fallen Heroes is set for release on August 12 and pays respect to musical legends David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Lemmy Kilmister.

Hellions announce Opera Oblivia album

Fresh from their UK visit for Slam Dunk festival, Australian hardcore quintet Hellions have announced that their new album Opera Oblivia is set for release via UNFD on July 29.

Hellyeah – Unden!able

Hellyeah were formed in 2006. Undeniable is the bands fifth release and what a release it is. Undeniable is an album full of heavy guitar riffs with outstanding drums accompanied by a good rhythm and quality of vocals. An album that fans of all forms of metal will love.


I look forward to more tracks to be released from this band, as so far, I'd say judging from this EP they are definitely worth keeping an eye on. I wish the best for the release of EP, and the band itself.

Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

Architects, are a five piece hardcore band from Brighton, formed over a decade ago back in 2004, the band have now finally released their epic seventh album, 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.' And if you're a big fan of their previous album, 'Lost Forever // Lost Together' then you'll definitely be a fan of this eleven track killer.

Upload Festival 2016

Before I start my review I would like to say that the UK needs more festivals like this one. It is rare that you will see such a great line up on a festival bill, especially one that has some of the best unsigned / DIY bands in the UK, so with anticipated excitement I took the long drive down to Wakefield for the first ever Upload Festival at Warehouse23.


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