Monthly Archives: June 2012


Full Moon Dog Festival band announcements – Orange Goblin and more

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Full Moon Dog Festival takes place this year on Saturday 13th October at the Cockpit in Leeds.  The line up is already looking amazing with a headliner yet to be announced playing after Orange Goblin.


Here's the press release details, definitely one to get yourselves to.


Full Moon Dog Festival’ was launched last year; the festival was created 

By |2012-06-28T00:00:00+01:00June 28th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Win SIX tickets for Hard Rock Hell 6

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Well holy crap have we got a prize for you!  The very lovely people at Hard Rock Hell have a competition for you and 5 mates to attend this year's Hard Rock Hell festival!!!  Now that's what i call a party in the waiting, so get on it!!

Also not listed on the poster yet, Sebastian Bach has been announced as the Friday headliner.  There are also loads more bands yet to be confirmed. Check out the details from the organisers below and GOOD LUCK!!

By |2012-06-27T00:00:00+01:00June 27th, 2012|Competitions|0 Comments

Sebastian Bach confirmed as Friday headliner for Hard Rock Hell 6

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Legendary Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach has been confirmed to headline Friday night at Hard Rock Hell 6 which this year takes place at Haven Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Dec 29th – Dec 3rd.


We caught Bach live at this years Download festival, and he's still got it.  Playing a belter set with loads of classic Skid Row tracks he can still wail.  If my memory serves me correctly we got Slave to the Grind, Monkey Business, I Remember You, 18 and Life, and Youth Gone Wild as well as a few tracks from his new solo album.  


Acts confirmed so far for this year’s event include 

By |2012-06-26T00:00:00+01:00June 26th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

The Sun Smasher alldayer in Birmingham with Conan, Black Magician and more

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Bloody hell is it me or are alldayers getting cheaper and cheaper?  £4 (£5 on the door) is the price announced for the upcoming Sun Smasher alldayer put on by the good people at Scruffy Murphy's.  With 7 bands already announced and another band still yet to be confirmed, that's 50 pence a band!!


Here's all the spiel from the promoters, support this shit, this is one hell of a line up even if it was 3 times the price:


Heretic Promotions brings forth another mighty alldayer for all you Doom heads and Sludge/Stoner freaks featuring some of the heaviest, dirtiest artists the UK has to offer!! Headlining Slot from the mighty Liverpudlians CONAN which will literally shake foundations as well as a stunning bill consisting of Black Magician, Wizards Beard, Dead Existence, Alunah, Gringo & Moghul + 1 TBC!! 


Facebook Event:

Advance ticket link (now live) is on the metalgigs event page.  Further bands/info will be added as soon as it becomes available:

By |2012-06-25T00:00:00+01:00June 25th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Integrity at the Haunt, Brighton 18th June 2012

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Words and photos by Antony Roberts 


On Monday 18th June Brighton played host to legendary metallic hardcore band Integrity from Ohio.


First band Strike The Bear played to a practically empty room of 26 people.  It would have been nice if the local crowd had actually made the effort to get there early, and support the up and coming bands but c'est la vie!  They are a very young band

By |2012-06-21T00:00:00+01:00June 21st, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 round up

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Trolls, Booze and Videotapes  – Golden Gods Awards 2012 Review

Words by Nicholas Holmes

Photos by Tess Donohoe


After the mud-bath that was 10th Download Festival 2012, hundreds of crazy metal-heads made the annual pilgrimage down the M1 to top off the weekend at Metal Hammer magazine's infamous Golden Gods Awards, which also celebrated its 10th event. Held once more at London O2's Indigo2 venue, the ceremony included incredible live performances, occasionally ludicrous acceptance speeches, and lots and lots of booze.

By |2012-06-17T00:00:00+01:00June 17th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Half Price (2 for 1) tickets for Hard Rock Calling Festival Soundgarden day

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Soundgarden came and showed they've still got it this last weekend at Download Festival.

They are headlining on Friday 13th at Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park this July.  

The line up on the Friday also features Mars Volta, Iggy and The Stooges, Skindred, Black Stone Cherry and many more.

You can currently get 2 for 1 on tickets for the Friday.  This offer is only valid until Monday 25th June and can be found here.


By |2012-06-12T00:00:00+01:00June 12th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Saint Vitus UK Tour with Acid King and Sardonis, London, Manchester and Bristol

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Saint Vitus hit the UK next week and if you still want to go ACT QUICK tickets are almost sold out for the London date, with Manchester and Bristol not far behind.

Ticketweb has sold out of London tickets, but See tickets still have a few limited tickets left

Whilst you're on it check out 

By |2012-06-06T00:00:00+01:00June 6th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Serpent Venom and Black Magician UK Tour

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Serpent Venom and Black Magician have announced a UK tour for July.  4 dates are confirmed for London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Birmingham

The final 2 dates for the SERPENT VENOM & BLACK MAGICIAN UK Tour have now been confirmed and will now be playing The Pilgrim Pub inLiverpool on Friday 6th April, support for the night comes from Iron Witch and Sunday 8th July will take in Scruffy Murphys in Birminghamwith support still to be confirmed.

By |2012-06-06T00:00:00+01:00June 6th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Do you have a question for Devin Townsend?

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 This Bank Holiday Monday Devin Townsend plays in Bournemouth for the first of 3 acoustic shows in the UK (tickets at £12 on sale here).

We are interviewing the great man himself, so if you have a question you've always wanted answered, head over to our facebook page and let us know.  The best 2 questions will be added to ours. 


Following the Bournemouth date he will

By |2012-06-02T00:00:00+01:00June 2nd, 2012|Featured Bands|0 Comments