New Melodic Rock Festival at Nottingham – Rockingham


The First few bands have been announced for the new festival “Rockingham” which will take place at Nottingham Rock City at the end of Octbober. Please note that this is nothing to do with the much revered “Firefest”, although it certainly would be easy to assume so given the date, genre, location.

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Iron Mask and Mark Boals split

Belgian guitar maestro Dilshan Petrossi has sadly announced this week that singer Mark Boals is no longer part of the line up.

Says the guitarist in a statement, “I’ve come a long way since Iron Mask was founded, but the love for the music and band will never fade. The fifth album (“Fifth Son Of Winterdoom”) has been released, again by AFM Records, and has received super reviews and a lot of promotion. For the last two albums Mark Boals and I worked together many times, and he gave me the vocals I heard in my head, whilst composing the songs.” Read more »

COMPETITION: WIN a Limited Edition copy of Vandenberg’s Moonkings

Adrian Vandenberg (former WHITESNAKE guitarist) has put together his new band Vandenberg’s Moonkings and their first album is now out! The album has 13 songs, which includes “Sailing Ships” featuring David Coverdale. Excitingly, we have a Limited Edition copy of this album to give away.

There are 2 ways to enter this competition:

1) email: with your name and address and the subject MOONKINGS (if you’re on facebook it wouldn’t hurt to leave a comment below either – just in case your email ends up in the spam folder)

2) Facebook: We’ll advertise this competition on our facebook page. Simply click share on the post and if you are the winner we’ll contact you!

It’s that easy! Meantime, check out the EPK for the  new album below… Read more »

Iron Saviour to release Rise Of The Hero

German power metal stalwarts Iron Savior will be returning to the album fray at the beginning of March, just two years after the success of their first album back after a four year break, “The Landing” (2011), which saw the band grace the stage of Hammerfest in 2013.

Based around singer and guitarist Piet Sielck, the Hamburg based legends have been busy of late, and have quite a few surprises up their sleeve for the new record, now entitled “Rise Of The Hero”.  Read more »

Elvenking Prepare For UK Tour

Italian metal pioneers Elvenking have been an active part of the European scene since 1997, steadily building a rapidly growing, cult fan-base and performing widely, not only in their home country, but also in European settings such as Budapest and the UK, where the band appeared at the legendary Bloodstock Festival with ex-Skyclad singer Martin Walkyier (in 2002), and at Metalfest in Dudley (2009), where the band walked away with the joint ‘Band Of The Festival’ prize.  Read more »

Frontiers Rock Festival 2014

Wow what a line up! I don’t really need to say anymore than that.




Within Temptation will be returning to the UK for five shows in April

April 11, 2014  | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
April 12, 2014  | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
April 14, 2014  | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
April 15, 2014  | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
April 16, 2014  | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY

Tickets are available now.

Brainstorm set to release “Firesoul” on April 7th

German highly-acclaimed Power Metal masters Brainstorm have set “Firesoul” as the title for their new album which will be released in early April.

The band has just entered the House Of Audio studios with Achim Köhler (who worked on their classic albums “Soul Temptation” and “Liquid Monster”), and the band’s Facebook page will bring everyone up to date on all the latest information and details of the first ‘making of’ videos, which will be available exclusively there-in.  Read more »

Frederic Slama Talks About His New Album “The Secrets Of L.A.”

French AOR guru Frederic Slama has been speaking about his new album “The Secrets Of L.A.”.

Once again utilising the incredible talents of guitarist Tommy Denander and a veritable who’s who of the AOR vocalist scene, Frederic returns to the format that spawned the wonderful music of “L.A. Temptation”, but this time with a heavier slant that brings Denander’s talents further to the fore.

Now he’s working on the fans of classic bands like Whitesnake, Foreigner and Survivor. Read the interview here  Read more »

Heart Set To Release “Fanatic Live From Caesars Colosseum”

Frontiers Records are set to release Heart’s concert FANATIC LIVE FROM CAESARS COLOSSEUMon CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 24th February 2014.

The history behind this recording began in 2012, which was a year of major achievements for Heart. In addition to Ann and Nancy’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and news that they had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the year was filed with musical accomplishments.   Watch the EPK with Ann Wilson on YouTube HERERead more »