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By the time Fozzy took the stage at The Electric Ballroom in Camden, Pistols At Dawn and The Hot Damn had fully energised the crowd with two exciting and accomplished sets.

The Hot Damn - Pistols At Dawn

Electric Ballroom, Camden - 22 February 2024

Words And Photography: Razorrhead Productions

The Hot Damn!

Hailing from the UK, The Hot Damn! are an eccentric rock band filled with energy, hype, and non-stop fun.
#PistolsAtDawn #TheHotDamn
The Hot Damn! And Pistols At Dawn At Camden's Electric Ballroom
By the time Fozzy took the stage at The Electric Ballroom in Camden, Pistols At Dawn and The Hot Damn had fully energised the crowd with two exciting and accomplished sets. The Hot Damn - Pistols At Dawn Electric Ballroom, Camden - 22 February 2024 Words And Photography: Razorrhead Productions The Hot Damn! Hailing from the UK, The Hot Damn! are an eccentric rock band filled with energy, hype, and non-stop fun. #PistolsAtDawn #TheHotDamn
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Canadian technical progressive Death Metallers Apogean return with the follow-up to their 2021 debut EP Into Madness. Their first full-length, the forty-three-minute, ten-track Cyberstrictive, is yet another quality offering, but some things are a little different this time.

Apogean – Cyberstrictive (The Artisan Era)

Release Date: 8 March 2024

Words: Jools Green

Apogean: Cyberstrictive delves into the dark
#Apogean #FromTheAbyss
Apogean Dive Into Hazards Of Modern Technology In Cyberstrictive
Canadian technical progressive Death Metallers Apogean return with the follow-up to their 2021 debut EP Into Madness. Their first full-length, the forty-three-minute, ten-track Cyberstrictive, is yet another quality offering, but some things are a little different this time. Apogean – Cyberstrictive (The Artisan Era) Release Date: 8 March 2024 Words: Jools Green Apogean: Cyberstrictive delves into the dark #Apogean #FromTheAbyss
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Bruce Dickinson has never done anything by halves. Throughout his working life, he has launched himself into every endeavour with 1000 per cent passion, intensity and good old-fashioned hard graft. Why would The Mandrake Project be any different?

Bruce Dickinson - The Mandrake Project (BMG)

Release Date: 1 March 2024

Words: Brian Boyle

Rattlingoff his sideline adventures is impressively jaw-dropping but also
#brucedickinson #IronMaiden
Bruce Dickinson / The Mandrake Project: A Resonant Masterpiece Unveiled
Bruce Dickinson has never done anything by halves. Throughout his working life, he has launched himself into every endeavour with 1000 per cent passion, intensity and good old-fashioned hard graft. Why would The Mandrake Project be any different? Bruce Dickinson - The Mandrake Project (BMG) Release Date: 1 March 2024 Words: Brian Boyle Rattlingoff his sideline adventures is impressively jaw-dropping but also #brucedickinson #IronMaiden
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All the way from Texas, Bowling For Soup, your favourite fun-loving, pop-punk guys are back in the UK for a whopping eight dates. These will be the biggest shows the band has ever performed. The band started out back in 1994, and what better way to celebrate the band's immense dedication to music, to themselves and to us, the fans, for their 30th anniversary than an epic, fun-filled tour to remember?
#BowlingForSoup
Classic Bowling For Soup Antics Soar Through Cardiff
All the way from Texas, Bowling For Soup, your favourite fun-loving, pop-punk guys are back in the UK for a whopping eight dates. These will be the biggest shows the band has ever performed. The band started out back in 1994, and what better way to celebrate the band's immense dedication to music, to themselves and to us, the fans, for their 30th anniversary than an epic, fun-filled tour to remember? #BowlingForSoup
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Back in the UK for the first time since 2019, Chicago heavyweights SOiL will play a nine-date UK Tour in November 2024. SOiL will perform an "All Scars" set. (hed) p.e. , NonPoint and The Union Underground join as support.

SOiL's breakthrough came with their 2001 album Scars, which perfectly captured the angst and the spirit of the era. The album was initially propelled by the hit single Halo, which became a staple
#Soil
SOiL / All Scars Breakthrough Tour Hits UK This Autumn
Back in the UK for the first time since 2019, Chicago heavyweights SOiL will play a nine-date UK Tour in November 2024. SOiL will perform an "All Scars" set. (hed) p.e. , NonPoint and The Union Underground join as support. SOiL's breakthrough came with their 2001 album Scars, which perfectly captured the angst and the spirit of the era. The album was initially propelled by the hit single Halo, which became a staple #Soil
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In today's music industry, streaming has become a tool for artists to reach their audience. Spotify stands out as the leading platform for music streaming that offers artists a gateway to connect with listeners through curated playlists within their genre.

To make an impact on Spotify, understanding how the platform operates is crucial. This article provides guidance for Metal artists on promoting their music
#Spotify
Tips for Promoting Metal Music on Spotify
In today's music industry, streaming has become a tool for artists to reach their audience. Spotify stands out as the leading platform for music streaming that offers artists a gateway to connect with listeners through curated playlists within their genre. To make an impact on Spotify, understanding how the platform operates is crucial. This article provides guidance for Metal artists on promoting their music #Spotify
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Hate To Love, the new feature-length film documentary about Nickelback will have a global cinema release in over 1,350 locations across 30 countries on 27 and 30 March 2024.

The film had its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year and covers the bands beginning in Hanna Alberta, to their explosive global success in 2001 and the highs and lows that followed.
#Nickelback
Hate To Love: Nickelback - A Journey Of Success And Controversy
Hate To Love, the new feature-length film documentary about Nickelback will have a global cinema release in over 1,350 locations across 30 countries on 27 and 30 March 2024. The film had its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year and covers the bands beginning in Hanna Alberta, to their explosive global success in 2001 and the highs and lows that followed. #Nickelback
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Legendary prog rock frontman Fish has been plying his trade on stages for four decades plus. But after all the years of classic albums, memorable gigs and more stories than should reasonably be squeezed into one lifetime, he is calling time on his musical career. MetalTalk caught up with him ahead of the announcement of his final UK tour, culminating in a final farewell at O2 Academy Glasgow in March 2025.
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Exclusive / Fish, As Musical Touring Journey Nears The End
Legendary prog rock frontman Fish has been plying his trade on stages for four decades plus. But after all the years of classic albums, memorable gigs and more stories than should reasonably be squeezed into one lifetime, he is calling time on his musical career. MetalTalk caught up with him ahead of the announcement of his final UK tour, culminating in a final farewell at O2 Academy Glasgow in March 2025. #Fish
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Six years is a long time, but that's the gap between Firepower and Invincible Shield, the 19th album by British Metal Gods Judas Priest. In a world where Modern Metal is almost impossible to define, governed by a mix of aggression, screaming clean vocals and huge breakdowns, are the Priest even relevant anymore?

Judas Priest – Invincible Shield (Epic Records)

Release Date: 8 March 2024

Words: Paul Hutchings

Well,
#judaspriest
Judas Priest Show Their Firepower In An Album Full Of Crunching Metal Anthems
Six years is a long time, but that's the gap between Firepower and Invincible Shield, the 19th album by British Metal Gods Judas Priest. In a world where Modern Metal is almost impossible to define, governed by a mix of aggression, screaming clean vocals and huge breakdowns, are the Priest even relevant anymore? Judas Priest – Invincible Shield (Epic Records) Release Date: 8 March 2024 Words: Paul Hutchings Well, #judaspriest
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Industrial Metal fans were treated to a tripleheader of hard and heavy music Thursday night at the world-famous Cleveland Agora as Static-X, Sevendust, and Dope presented a 4-hour barrage of all their hits to please the sold-out crowd in the theatre.

Static-X - Sevendust - Dope

Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 22 February 2024

Words And Photography: JimBalentine

Static-X

Static-X, who returned to the Heavy Metal scene
#Dope #Sevendust #StaticX
Static-X, Sevendust, Dope Industrial Metal Triple Bill Melts Cleveland
Industrial Metal fans were treated to a tripleheader of hard and heavy music Thursday night at the world-famous Cleveland Agora as Static-X, Sevendust, and Dope presented a 4-hour barrage of all their hits to please the sold-out crowd in the theatre. Static-X - Sevendust - Dope Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 22 February 2024 Words And Photography: JimBalentine Static-X Static-X, who returned to the Heavy Metal scene #Dope #Sevendust #StaticX
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Local girl made good, Joanne Shaw Taylor, returned home to Wolverhampton, bringing a fantastic evening featuring something old, something new, some borrowed and lots of blues. Joining her at the Wulfrun Hall was Connor Selby

Joanne Shaw Taylor – Connor Selby

Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton – 23 February 2024

Words And Photography: Andy Shaw

Joanne Shaw Taylor is one of the best exponents of blues around at the moment.
#ConnorSelby #JoanneShawTaylor
Joanne Shaw Taylor / The blues brilliance of Wolverhampton hometown show
Local girl made good, Joanne Shaw Taylor, returned home to Wolverhampton, bringing a fantastic evening featuring something old, something new, some borrowed and lots of blues. Joining her at the Wulfrun Hall was Connor Selby Joanne Shaw Taylor – Connor Selby Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton – 23 February 2024 Words And Photography: Andy Shaw Joanne Shaw Taylor is one of the best exponents of blues around at the moment. #ConnorSelby #JoanneShawTaylor
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It's hard to argue with the theme running through the latest release by Firewind, the band led since 1998 by guitar virtuoso Gus G. "This world seems to be getting more and more out of balance," Gus says, "what with environmental disasters, the pandemic, the wars currently raging all over the globe. In such times, it's more important than ever for mankind to stand close together instead of fighting each other.
#Firewind #GusG
Album Review: Firewind - Stand United - An Anthem for Unity
It's hard to argue with the theme running through the latest release by Firewind, the band led since 1998 by guitar virtuoso Gus G. "This world seems to be getting more and more out of balance," Gus says, "what with environmental disasters, the pandemic, the wars currently raging all over the globe. In such times, it's more important than ever for mankind to stand close together instead of fighting each other. #Firewind #GusG
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Originating from Atlanta in 1999, Fozzy has built a healthy fan base and grown in popularity throughout the last 25 years. A number of fantastic releases have helped, along with the profile of lead vocalist Chris Jericho. His wrestling days have been far from over since joining AEW, and he has been able to keep this band going at the same time. Both are heavy-duty tasks.
#Fozzy
Fozzy puts the Electric in Camden's Ballroom
Originating from Atlanta in 1999, Fozzy has built a healthy fan base and grown in popularity throughout the last 25 years. A number of fantastic releases have helped, along with the profile of lead vocalist Chris Jericho. His wrestling days have been far from over since joining AEW, and he has been able to keep this band going at the same time. Both are heavy-duty tasks. #Fozzy
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With the news that a new album is on the way from Gypsy's Kiss and the official release today of their new single We've Come To Play, thoughts turn towards The Cart & Horses on 27 April 2024. With former Iron Maiden members guesting, the 50th Anniversary show will be a night of Heavy Metal history at The Cart & Horses. It's not just a celebration. It's a gathering of the clan.
#Cart&ampHorses #gypsyskiss #IronMaiden
Gypsy's Kiss / Future Plans And The Wine Tour Of Europe?
With the news that a new album is on the way from Gypsy's Kiss and the official release today of their new single We've Come To Play, thoughts turn towards The Cart & Horses on 27 April 2024. With former Iron Maiden members guesting, the 50th Anniversary show will be a night of Heavy Metal history at The Cart & Horses. It's not just a celebration. It's a gathering of the clan. #Cart&ampHorses #gypsyskiss #IronMaiden
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It’s a delicate balance to provide rock music that not only provides an escape into a feeling of shared euphoria and letting yourself go but can also offer razor-sharp and heartfelt commentary on the world outside. South Wales quartet The Now have unlocked that magic kingdom, making music that makes you dance and think, often at the same time.

Already making tsunami-sized waves, The Now have opened for Reef and
#TheNow
The Now: South Wales Quartet Making Waves With Debut Album
It’s a delicate balance to provide rock music that not only provides an escape into a feeling of shared euphoria and letting yourself go but can also offer razor-sharp and heartfelt commentary on the world outside. South Wales quartet The Now have unlocked that magic kingdom, making music that makes you dance and think, often at the same time. Already making tsunami-sized waves, The Now have opened for Reef and #TheNow
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There was never going to be a band big enough to truly hold and control the talent of Michael Schenker, the German axe hero, a master of his craft and chooser of his own destiny. Not since Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck had any guitarist arguably created such a seismic impact on the music world. Stints with both Scorpions and UFO turned both from well-respected and successful acts into global titans.
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Michael Schenker Group / New boxset is an embarrassment of riches
There was never going to be a band big enough to truly hold and control the talent of Michael Schenker, the German axe hero, a master of his craft and chooser of his own destiny. Not since Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck had any guitarist arguably created such a seismic impact on the music world. Stints with both Scorpions and UFO turned both from well-respected and successful acts into global titans. #MichaelSchenker
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Brace yourselves for incoming. Groundbreaking Swiss Death/Thrash Metal legends Messiah are set to unleash their latest extreme offering, Christus Hypercubus, the follow-up to 2020's Fracmont and their seventh studio full length in their on/off forty-year existence.

Messiah - Christus Hypercubus (High Roller Records)

Release Date: 1 March 2024

Words: Jools Green

Founded in 1984 by guitarist Remo Brögi, Messiah
#Messiah
Messiah / A new wind is blowing with Christus Hypercubus
Brace yourselves for incoming. Groundbreaking Swiss Death/Thrash Metal legends Messiah are set to unleash their latest extreme offering, Christus Hypercubus, the follow-up to 2020's Fracmont and their seventh studio full length in their on/off forty-year existence. Messiah - Christus Hypercubus (High Roller Records) Release Date: 1 March 2024 Words: Jools Green Founded in 1984 by guitarist Remo Brögi, Messiah #Messiah
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Back in the day, a third album was often considered a last-chance saloon if your previous two didn't exactly touch the sides regarding sales. In the case of Royal Tusk, they're far from a global household name. But three releases in, they are still breathing healthily and have not yet been chewed up and spat out by this unforgiving industry.

Royal Tusk - Altruistic (MNRK
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Royal Tusk / The Arena Rock Aggression Of Altruistic
Back in the day, a third album was often considered a last-chance saloon if your previous two didn't exactly touch the sides regarding sales. In the case of Royal Tusk, they're far from a global household name. But three releases in, they are still breathing healthily and have not yet been chewed up and spat out by this unforgiving industry. Royal Tusk - Altruistic (MNRK #RoyalTusk
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With the news that Standon Calling and another eight UK festivals have either cancelled their 2024 shows or finished for good, the news that Hella Rock Festival will launch this year is music to MetalTalk's ears. Eight bands for £20, this is a grassroots phoenix rising from the flames.

Gorilla Riot, The Soul Revival, Tattoo Molly, King Kraken, Bang Bang Firecracker, New Generation Superstars, Luna Kiss and The Black
#HellaRockFestival
Hella Rock Festival 2024: Eight Bands, One Day, £20
With the news that Standon Calling and another eight UK festivals have either cancelled their 2024 shows or finished for good, the news that Hella Rock Festival will launch this year is music to MetalTalk's ears. Eight bands for £20, this is a grassroots phoenix rising from the flames. Gorilla Riot, The Soul Revival, Tattoo Molly, King Kraken, Bang Bang Firecracker, New Generation Superstars, Luna Kiss and The Black #HellaRockFestival
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Thrxnes, pronounced Thrones, have exclusively released their debut single, Atom Bomb, today at MetalTalk. Atom Bomb is a sonic explosion and a tremendous temptation of the future fruits from singer/guitarist Danny Dela Cruz, guitarist Dan Stevens, multi-instrumentalist/Producer Josiah Manning and drummer Will Richards.

"We've had this idea for a couple of years now," Danny Dela Cruz told MetalTalk's Steve Ritchie.
#Thrxnes
Announcing Thrxnes: Atom Bomb Debut A Sonic Explosion
Thrxnes, pronounced Thrones, have exclusively released their debut single, Atom Bomb, today at MetalTalk. Atom Bomb is a sonic explosion and a tremendous temptation of the future fruits from singer/guitarist Danny Dela Cruz, guitarist Dan Stevens, multi-instrumentalist/Producer Josiah Manning and drummer Will Richards. "We've had this idea for a couple of years now," Danny Dela Cruz told MetalTalk's Steve Ritchie. #Thrxnes
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Breed 77 are back with a new single and news of some live dates. The Flamenco Metal outfit rose to fame in the early noughties after cutting their teeth on the UK and European live circuit, playing with the likes of Black Sabbath, Machine Head, The Melvins and Korn.

In 2004, Breed 77 broke through with their seminal album Cultura, spawning hits oncharts around the globe and starting a long run of triumphant
#Breed77
Breed 77 / Colossal End Of The Line Marks Bands Return
Breed 77 are back with a new single and news of some live dates. The Flamenco Metal outfit rose to fame in the early noughties after cutting their teeth on the UK and European live circuit, playing with the likes of Black Sabbath, Machine Head, The Melvins and Korn. In 2004, Breed 77 broke through with their seminal album Cultura, spawning hits oncharts around the globe and starting a long run of triumphant #Breed77
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Having recently seen a solo Rick Wakeman one-man show, it was interesting to compare the solitary man in a live environment playing again with a full eight-piece band back around him. This is what we were delighted to experience at the Brighton Dome.

Rick Wakeman

Brighton Dome - 19 February 2024

Words: Adrian Stonley

Photography: Robert Sutton

Rick Wakeman - Brighton Dome - 19 February 2024.
#rickwakeman
An Evening With Rick Wakeman: Brighton Dome Highlights
Having recently seen a solo Rick Wakeman one-man show, it was interesting to compare the solitary man in a live environment playing again with a full eight-piece band back around him. This is what we were delighted to experience at the Brighton Dome. Rick Wakeman Brighton Dome - 19 February 2024 Words: Adrian Stonley Photography: Robert Sutton Rick Wakeman - Brighton Dome - 19 February 2024. #rickwakeman
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Australian Progressive Metalcore band Reliqa have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for all territories outside of Australia, where the band have signed to Greyscale Records. To celebrate the news, the band have released a new single Terminal.

"Terminal feels like the perfect re-introduction of Reliqa to the world," Vocalist Monique Pym told MetalTalk.
#Reliqa
Reliqa Sign To Nuclear Blast Records And Release Terminal
Australian Progressive Metalcore band Reliqa have signed to Nuclear Blast Records for all territories outside of Australia, where the band have signed to Greyscale Records. To celebrate the news, the band have released a new single Terminal. "Terminal feels like the perfect re-introduction of Reliqa to the world," Vocalist Monique Pym told MetalTalk. #Reliqa
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The plans for the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Gypsy's Kiss continue to build with the news today that 2024 will see a new Gypsy's Kiss album released. The single We've Come To Play will be officially released tomorrow, but you can see this today at MetalTalk below, including a video partially recorded at The Cart & Horses.

Few bands hold the cult status of Gypsy's Kiss, the outfit famously the first band
We've Come To Play - Gypsy's Kiss Launching New Album
The plans for the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Gypsy's Kiss continue to build with the news today that 2024 will see a new Gypsy's Kiss album released. The single We've Come To Play will be officially released tomorrow, but you can see this today at MetalTalk below, including a video partially recorded at The Cart & Horses. Few bands hold the cult status of Gypsy's Kiss, the outfit famously the first band
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Still recovering from all the Valentine's indulgence, it is another packed-out show at the London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire to see Texan sensation Nothing More unleash earthshaking fury. The excitement is palpable, and the audience participation remains at a fever pitch throughout.

Nothing More

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - 15 February 2024

Words:Dany Jones

Photography: Manuela Langotsch

Gone are the days of the
#nothingmore
Nothing More Unleash Earthshaking Fury In Shepherd's Bush
Still recovering from all the Valentine's indulgence, it is another packed-out show at the London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire to see Texan sensation Nothing More unleash earthshaking fury. The excitement is palpable, and the audience participation remains at a fever pitch throughout. Nothing More O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - 15 February 2024 Words:Dany Jones Photography: Manuela Langotsch Gone are the days of the #nothingmore
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Gypsy's Kiss, at the top of the Iron Maiden family tree, celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2024. This is a band that is an essential cog in the Iron Maiden lineage wheel. Yesterday, MetalTalk covered the history of the Gypsy's Kiss, with some details new to even the most die-hard fans. Today, we speak with band founder David Smith about the early days, along with guitarists Jonathan Morley and Fraser Marr, about
#gypsyskiss #IronMaiden
Gypsy's Kiss / Steve Harris, David Smith And The Cart & Horses
Gypsy's Kiss, at the top of the Iron Maiden family tree, celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2024. This is a band that is an essential cog in the Iron Maiden lineage wheel. Yesterday, MetalTalk covered the history of the Gypsy's Kiss, with some details new to even the most die-hard fans. Today, we speak with band founder David Smith about the early days, along with guitarists Jonathan Morley and Fraser Marr, about #gypsyskiss #IronMaiden
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London Shepherd's Bush Empire was packed to the rafters for Nothing More, but before the Texan sensations took the stage, we were treated to Danish metallers Siamese and the extravagant SiM from Japan.

SiM - Siamese

Shepherd's Bush Empire - 15 February 2024

Words: Dany Jones

Photography: Manuela Langotsch

SiM

Second up are SiM, who have come all the way from Japan. 

SiM
#Siamese #SiM
SiM Deliver The Perfect Barrage On First-ever European Tour
London Shepherd's Bush Empire was packed to the rafters for Nothing More, but before the Texan sensations took the stage, we were treated to Danish metallers Siamese and the extravagant SiM from Japan. SiM - Siamese Shepherd's Bush Empire - 15 February 2024 Words: Dany Jones Photography: Manuela Langotsch SiM Second up are SiM, who have come all the way from Japan. SiM #Siamese #SiM
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If you’ve seen Derby’s These Wicked Rivers live, you will know how powerful and captivating they are. There’s something about their live show that wasn’t fully represented on the debut album Eden. However, sophomore record Force Of Nature goes a long way to catching the band’s full live sound.

These Wicked Rivers – Force Of Nature (Fat Earth Records)

Release Date: 1 March 2024

Words: Paul Hutchings

These Wicked
#TheseWickedRivers
These Wicked Rivers / Force Of Nature as classy as you get
If you’ve seen Derby’s These Wicked Rivers live, you will know how powerful and captivating they are. There’s something about their live show that wasn’t fully represented on the debut album Eden. However, sophomore record Force Of Nature goes a long way to catching the band’s full live sound. These Wicked Rivers – Force Of Nature (Fat Earth Records) Release Date: 1 March 2024 Words: Paul Hutchings These Wicked #TheseWickedRivers
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper will be back in the UK this autumn for six shows. Cooper last brought his always-impressive shows here in May 2022. This time, he will play arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, while in London, you can see him up close and personal at the Eventim Apollo.

The Too Close For Comfort tour brings fans closer than ever to Alice with giant video screens
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Alice Cooper / October UK Tour Includes Two Nights In Hammersmith
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper will be back in the UK this autumn for six shows. Cooper last brought his always-impressive shows here in May 2022. This time, he will play arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, while in London, you can see him up close and personal at the Eventim Apollo. The Too Close For Comfort tour brings fans closer than ever to Alice with giant video screens #alicecooper
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Gypsy's Kiss, the band at the very top of the Iron Maiden Family Tree, celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year. Formed by David Smith and Steve Harris, this was the band that Steve Harris would cut his teeth in before forming Iron Maiden. It is a story that encapsulates the grassroots nature of the Heavy Metal movement in the UK.

Gypsy's Kiss: The Story

Words: Alex Eruptor

"Would you hold on to my pint?
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Gypsy's Kiss - Top Of The Iron Maiden Family Tree
Gypsy's Kiss, the band at the very top of the Iron Maiden Family Tree, celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year. Formed by David Smith and Steve Harris, this was the band that Steve Harris would cut his teeth in before forming Iron Maiden. It is a story that encapsulates the grassroots nature of the Heavy Metal movement in the UK. Gypsy's Kiss: The Story Words: Alex Eruptor "Would you hold on to my pint? #gypsyskiss #IronMaiden
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The Catalyst sees the arrival of the seventh full-length album from Amaranthe, and it is not unreasonable to say that all the usual ingredients of a great Amaranthe album are contained within. It's a particularly strong album, and though it carries that familiar Amaranthe sound, there are enough enhancements to their sound and songwriting approach to make this an interesting and fruitful listen. 

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Amaranthe / An Impressive Evolution With Latest Album The Catalyst
The Catalyst sees the arrival of the seventh full-length album from Amaranthe, and it is not unreasonable to say that all the usual ingredients of a great Amaranthe album are contained within. It's a particularly strong album, and though it carries that familiar Amaranthe sound, there are enough enhancements to their sound and songwriting approach to make this an interesting and fruitful listen. Amaranthe
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Three incredible bands, one inexplicably electric night. OVO Arena Wembley played host to FEVER 333 and Noahfinnce, who were on the bill with Enter Shikari on their first UK arena tour.

FEVER 333 - Noahfinnce

OVO Arena, Wembley - 17 February 2024

Words: Lacey Wait

Photography: Robert Sutton

FEVER 333

FEVER 333 - OVO Arena, Wembley - 17 February 2024.
#Fever333 #Noahfinnce
FEVER 333 And Noahfinnce Set Wembley Alight In Epic Showdown
Three incredible bands, one inexplicably electric night. OVO Arena Wembley played host to FEVER 333 and Noahfinnce, who were on the bill with Enter Shikari on their first UK arena tour. FEVER 333 - Noahfinnce OVO Arena, Wembley - 17 February 2024 Words: Lacey Wait Photography: Robert Sutton FEVER 333 FEVER 333 - OVO Arena, Wembley - 17 February 2024. #Fever333 #Noahfinnce
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From St Albans to OVO Arena Wembley, Enter Shikari have spent the last twenty years honing the immense cross-genre sound that they have become globally renowned for. Now, in a monumental pinnacle, the quartet embarked on their first UK arena tour, joined by FEVER 333 and Noahfinnce.

Enter Shikari

OVO Arena Wembley - 17 February 2024

Words: LaceyWait

Photography: Robert Sutton

Enter Shikari - OVO Arena, Wembley
#EnterShikari
Enter Shikari / Monumental UK Arena Tour Hits Wembley
From St Albans to OVO Arena Wembley, Enter Shikari have spent the last twenty years honing the immense cross-genre sound that they have become globally renowned for. Now, in a monumental pinnacle, the quartet embarked on their first UK arena tour, joined by FEVER 333 and Noahfinnce. Enter Shikari OVO Arena Wembley - 17 February 2024 Words: LaceyWait Photography: Robert Sutton Enter Shikari - OVO Arena, Wembley #EnterShikari
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The Harp Twins. The dark bowels of The Underworld is usually the home to a wide selection of black-clad individuals, wielding electric guitars and laying waste to eardrums as rabid audiences throw themselves around with wild abandon. The fact that those in the North London venue were witnessing two identical and demurely dressed young women in red dresses wielding harps was something of an about-face for the usual
#HarpTwins #Tezaura
Wonderful Harp Twins Enchant The Underworld
The Harp Twins. The dark bowels of The Underworld is usually the home to a wide selection of black-clad individuals, wielding electric guitars and laying waste to eardrums as rabid audiences throw themselves around with wild abandon. The fact that those in the North London venue were witnessing two identical and demurely dressed young women in red dresses wielding harps was something of an about-face for the usual #HarpTwins #Tezaura
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In 2021, on a special day at The Cart & Horses, the birthplace of Iron Maiden, Paul Mario Day took the stage to celebrate the deep legacy and early years of one of Heavy Metal's most iconic bands.

The festivities of Super Mario Day paid homage not just to the legendary British Heavy Metal band but also to the deep connections and brotherhood formed during Iron Maiden's early days.
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Paul Mario Day - Iron Maiden and Wrathchild at The Cart & Horses
In 2021, on a special day at The Cart & Horses, the birthplace of Iron Maiden, Paul Mario Day took the stage to celebrate the deep legacy and early years of one of Heavy Metal's most iconic bands. The festivities of Super Mario Day paid homage not just to the legendary British Heavy Metal band but also to the deep connections and brotherhood formed during Iron Maiden's early days. #IronMaiden #paulmarioday
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Toby Jepson, British rock’s most underrated and compulsive songwriter, will perform his solo acoustic tour through the UK in May and June. My Life In Words - Acoustic Live - will find Jepson bringing a retrospective of songs and stories from the music business. 

Toby Jepson received great applause for his Digital Busker Facebook shows, which were broadcast live from his kitchen during lockdown.
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Toby Jepson Announces Summer My Life In Words Acoustic Tour
Toby Jepson, British rock’s most underrated and compulsive songwriter, will perform his solo acoustic tour through the UK in May and June. My Life In Words - Acoustic Live - will find Jepson bringing a retrospective of songs and stories from the music business. Toby Jepson received great applause for his Digital Busker Facebook shows, which were broadcast live from his kitchen during lockdown. #TobyJepson
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Vegard Sverre Tveitan, otherwise known as Ihsahn, has released album number eight. The self-titled album is his most ambitious album to date.

Ihsahn – Ihsahn (Candlelight Records)

Release Date: Out Now

Words: Robert Adams

Known predominantly as the founder and leader of Norwegian Black Metal masters Emperor, Ihsahn has been ploughing his own furrow for quite some time now.
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Ihsahn / This Is His Most Ambitious Album To Date
Vegard Sverre Tveitan, otherwise known as Ihsahn, has released album number eight. The self-titled album is his most ambitious album to date. Ihsahn – Ihsahn (Candlelight Records) Release Date: Out Now Words: Robert Adams Known predominantly as the founder and leader of Norwegian Black Metal masters Emperor, Ihsahn has been ploughing his own furrow for quite some time now. #Ihsahn
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Progressive Death Metal outfit Job For A Cowboy have been rather silent for the last nine years. But as frontman and band co-founder Jonny Davy explains, "I had to take a step back in the band for family."

Job For A Cowboy - Moon Healer (Metal Blade Records)

Release Date: 23 February 2024

Words: Jools Green

"It was the catalyst that eventually created a fork in the road for all of us," Davy said.
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Job For A Cowboy / Excellent Moon Healer Worth The Wait
Progressive Death Metal outfit Job For A Cowboy have been rather silent for the last nine years. But as frontman and band co-founder Jonny Davy explains, "I had to take a step back in the band for family." Job For A Cowboy - Moon Healer (Metal Blade Records) Release Date: 23 February 2024 Words: Jools Green "It was the catalyst that eventually created a fork in the road for all of us," Davy said. #JobforaCowboy
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Canadian hard rockers Honeymoon Suite are back with their first studio album in sixteen years, and it is one you do not want to miss. Known for their AOR sound, which consists of catchy riffs and melodies, Alive encapsulates the energy of their '80s discography while staying new and exciting. Alive is an upbeat collection of tracks that will have you smiling from ear to ear. Honeymoon Suite - Alive (Frontiers #HoneymoonSuite Honeymoon Suite, Riffs, Guitar Solo, Aor, Upbeat, Rockers, Quintessential, Studio Album
Honeymoon Suite / Alive Is The Perfect Comeback Album
Canadian hard rockers Honeymoon Suite are back with their first studio album in sixteen years, and it is one you do not want to miss. Known for their AOR sound, which consists of catchy riffs and melodies, Alive encapsulates the energy of their '80s discography while staying new and exciting. Alive is an upbeat collection of tracks that will have you smiling from ear to ear. Honeymoon Suite - Alive (Frontiers #HoneymoonSuite
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When you open your career with one of the best and most beautifully crafted pop songs of the era, there is always a risk that you may have peaked too soon. Fortunately for The Dream Academy, there was a lot more to come. Whilst Life In A Northern Town was an incandescent and atmospheric slice of perfection, the rest of their career shone with other gems too. The Dream Academy – Religion, Revolution & Railways ( #TheDreamAcademy Things We Said Today, Revolution, Little Big Town, Japanese Singles, Religion, Musical Director, Pop Rock Music, John Hughes
The Dream Academy / Gilmour Inspired And Made For Absorbing
When you open your career with one of the best and most beautifully crafted pop songs of the era, there is always a risk that you may have peaked too soon. Fortunately for The Dream Academy, there was a lot more to come. Whilst Life In A Northern Town was an incandescent and atmospheric slice of perfection, the rest of their career shone with other gems too. The Dream Academy – Religion, Revolution & Railways ( #TheDreamAcademy
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