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Download Festival Preview: Part 2

Mon 22 May 2017 20:58:41 GMT

The second part of our preview coverage this year focuses on the three headliners including some of your own views!

Download Festival Preview: Part 1

Sun 14 May 2017 21:27:58 GMT

The first of four previews as we gear towards the best festival on the calendar every year. DONINGTON we're coming for you!

Desertfest 2017 Review: Part 2

Sun 14 May 2017 20:16:08 GMT

Sunday at Desertfest this year proved to be a very special occasion for more than one reason. Arguably the biggest day in the history of this event.

Desertfest 2017 Review: Part 1

Sun 14 May 2017 16:59:35 GMT

We run through all the bands we checked out across both the Friday and Saturday at Desertfest 2017. Riffs riffs and riffs.

Desertfest 2017 Preview: Part Three

Wed 26 Apr 2017 22:06:15 GMT

Our third and final instalment of our Desertfest preview coverage. Here we take a look at bands across both Saturday and Sunday. RIFFS.

Desertfest 2017 Preview: Part Two

Mon 24 Apr 2017 22:22:19 GMT

We give you a rundown of our top picks from the Friday of this year's Desertfest including coverage on headliners across all stages!

Desertfest 2017 Preview: Part One

Wed 05 Apr 2017 17:23:54 GMT

Our first of three very special Desertfest Preview features kicks things off in style. Warm up those neck muscles and embrace the riff.

Heavy Scotland 2017 Preview

Thu 30 Mar 2017 11:23:31 GMT

With mere days to go to we give you our picks across the Heavy Scotland line-up. Get these bands loaded up in your playlist for travelling down!

Ten Years On... March 07-17

Tue 28 Mar 2017 16:18:40 GMT

We take a very special (and welcome) trip down memory lane to revisit one of the finest Metal albums ever made. The Blackening - Machine Head.

HRH Prog V Review

Mon 27 Mar 2017 06:48:54 GMT

HRH Prog returns for its fifth instalment and another weekend crammed full of progadelic goodness.

Taking On The Touts

Tue 07 Mar 2017 15:34:03 GMT

Latest facts provided by Iron Maiden give an insight in the ongoing battle tackling the exploitative online markets. Here's our take on it all.

Unknown Pleasures... Provoker

Mon 06 Mar 2017 21:12:03 GMT

Welcome to our (newly named) feature introducing you to the very best up and coming bands. First up we have a hard hitting five-piece from Portsmouth!

EMP Persistence 2017 Review

Tue 07 Feb 2017 17:16:49 GMT

There were plenty of sore necks after this unbelievable swathe of US Hardcore ripped through The Forum in Kentish Town. Here's our take on the day!

EMP Persistence 2017 Preview

Fri 27 Jan 2017 16:42:50 GMT

With the EMP Persistence tour set to roll in to London this weekend we give a rundown of all the bands part of the 2017 line-up!

2016 In Review

Thu 22 Dec 2016 13:53:22 GMT

We review what has been a spectacular year as far as the Rock and Metal world is concerned. Take a nice little trip down memory lane with us!

Never Say Die Tour 2016 Review

Sun 20 Nov 2016 22:37:13 GMT

We headed down to the sold out London leg of this giant tour and were treated to Sunday evening filled to the brim with chaotic live music.

Ten Years On... October 2006-2016

Tue 18 Oct 2016 16:57:30 GMT

We've brought back our monthly Ten Years On... Feature in a bigger and better way. This time round we discuss THREE records released a decade ago.

Leeds Festival Review 2016

Tue 13 Sep 2016 23:13:32 GMT

We ventured up to Leeds Festival to check out some excellent performances alongside some which were less than impressive (ahem... California).

Bloodstock Festival 2016 Review: Part 2

Fri 02 Sep 2016 10:31:03 GMT

A vintage Bloodstock Festival! How will the organisers top it in 2017!

Bloodstock Festival 2016 Review: Part 1

Fri 02 Sep 2016 10:23:22 GMT

Bloodstock 2016 brings with it a killer line up perfect weather and three days of metal madness!

Reading & Leeds Fest 2016 Preview: Part 2

Tue 23 Aug 2016 23:09:34 GMT

We go IN on the awesome looking Pit/Lock Up Stage at Reading and Leeds this year giving you a run down of our must see acts.

Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 Preview: Part 1

Sun 21 Aug 2016 22:37:38 GMT

First of two features in which we dive in to the highlights across the Main Stage as well as giving you our picks from across the rest of the fest.

Bloodstock 2016 Preview

Tue 09 Aug 2016 21:59:48 GMT

With Bloodstock on the horizon we implore you to get those neck muscles and vocal chords warmed up as we run through our TOP TEN picks on the line up.

Stone Free Festival Review - Saturday

Tue 21 Jun 2016 21:04:17 GMT

London’s newest festival; Stone Free rolled into the O2 at the weekend.

Duff McKagan - Its So Easy And Other Lies DVD

Tue 21 Jun 2016 20:56:53 GMT

A glimpse into the life of the musician who became a rock superstar and all the highs and lows that come with that mantle

Download Festival Review: Part 2

Mon 20 Jun 2016 18:29:26 GMT

Picking up from where we left off in Part 1 here's the full lowdown on everything from both Saturday and Sunday. The Mud The Sweat The Beers.

Download Festival Review: Part 1

Mon 20 Jun 2016 18:12:32 GMT

We braved the rain and the mud to give you the best in depth Download Festival review around. Here we go deep on Friday's carnage.

Camden Rocks Festival 2016 Review

Tue 14 Jun 2016 15:35:52 GMT

We headed down to one of our favourite events on the festival calendar and once again were treated to a day of top performances.

Download Festival 2016 Preview: Part 4

Tue 07 Jun 2016 23:24:09 GMT

We give you our top picks from the Main Stage and Second Stage at this year's Download Festival. The fourth and final Preview for 2016!

Download Festival 2016 Preview: Part 3

Tue 07 Jun 2016 00:20:49 GMT

We're nearly there! In Part Three we delve in to the Third and Fourth stages and give you our picks on who to check out each day.