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EMP Persistence Tour 2018 Preview

Fri 26 Jan 2018 20:34:44 GMT

The EMP Persistence Tour is scheduled to crash its way through the Kentish Town Forum again this weekend here's our rundown of the bill!

2017 In Review

Sun 31 Dec 2017 13:43:19 GMT

We take you through our top ten records for the year as well as giving you some thoughts on records we may have missed along the way!

Desertscene Apparel Launch

Mon 11 Dec 2017 20:11:29 GMT

The team behind Desertscene unveil their exciting new venture at an excellent launch party in the heart of London Bridge. Here's our report!

HRH Prog 6 Review Part 2

Mon 27 Nov 2017 15:00:45 GMT

Our take on day two of HRH Prog Festival in Wales featuring Focus Magnum Carl Palmer and Magenta amongst others.

HRH Prog 6 Review Part 1

Sat 25 Nov 2017 10:43:16 GMT

Europe's biggest dedicated prog music festival returns for the second time this year and features another great and varied line up.

Lenmania Review

Sun 19 Nov 2017 20:30:08 GMT

Jamie Lenman rounds up some pals and invades Tufnell Park for a mini festival filled with fun and heaviness in equal measure!

Mutation Interview

Thu 02 Nov 2017 12:12:09 GMT

As Mutation prepared to embark on their first ever tour Scott Lee Andrews spoke to R13 about turning a studio project into a touring band.

Bloodstock Festival 2017

Tue 15 Aug 2017 15:55:47 GMT

Bloodstock 2017 smashes it with epic performances and Bloodstock 2018 announcements are just killer!

Arctangent Festival 2017 Preview

Mon 14 Aug 2017 20:57:05 GMT

Another weekend another top quality festival boasting an unbelievably stacked line-up of heavy music. RIFFS all over the place here.

Download Festival 17 Review: Part 2

Thu 29 Jun 2017 23:28:13 GMT

We reach the conclusion of this year's Download Festival and an incredibly busy and packed out Sunday.

Download Festival Review: Part 1

Wed 28 Jun 2017 22:07:13 GMT

We kick off our biggest EVER Download Festival review segment with a run through of bands from across both Friday and Saturday. DONINGTOOON!

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 Review

Wed 14 Jun 2017 21:41:53 GMT

Another HUGE year for Camden Rocks Festival as we bounced from venue to venue in the blazing sun. All of the riffs.

Download Festival Preview: Part 4

Tue 06 Jun 2017 23:14:30 GMT

The final segment of our Download Festival coverage this year gives you some of our top picks across the main two stages. DONINGTOOON!!

Download Festival Preview: Part 3

Fri 02 Jun 2017 12:30:09 GMT

Part three of our Download Festival coverage kicks us off in to the nitty gritty of picking apart this year's line-up and giving you our top picks!

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 Preview

Mon 29 May 2017 15:20:52 GMT

We've cast our eye over the 2017 line-up and given you some of our top picks to see across the day including some of our old R13 favourites!

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!