At last, if you are reading this then Demon Records have probably just made your day, hell, probably even your year, yes that’s right we now have access to all six original releases from Frank Black and the Catholics on lush 180g clear vinyl, even albums that have previously been unavailable on vinyl. The box …

After what has seemed like an eternity, Download had finally opened its gates once more on the hallowed turf of Donington Park and armed with my trusty homemade grid, complete with various highlighting and tactical notes on my must sees and plans for the days, I completed the monumental hike from the car park to …

A little over four weeks now until the UK’S premier rock festival returns to the legendary Donington Park in the guise of the Download Festival. The mammoth five-day event, housed in the spiritual home of rock and metal, will be headlined by a triple whammy of metal and rock royalty with Iron Maiden joining us …

So, my annual expedition down to old London town for the mighty Incineration Fest had been thwarted in recent years for obvious reasons, although this year it was back, billed to be bigger and better than ever and with the addition of The Roundhouse to the venue list, it had all the makings to live …

As is becoming an annoying tradition of late, the traffic over the Pennines to Manchester was ridiculous, and this coupled together with an early door time meant that I arrived at the Academy with Hammerfall in full flow.  On entering the Academy I was hit with a wall of bodies, it was well and truly …

Its Friday night in Barnsley and what better way to spend it than in an ex working men’s club with a bunch of lads from Bradford and about 450 of their closest ‘friends’. That’s right, Terrorvision at the Birdwell Venue and I could not wait, and judging by the queue outside, decorated with varying styles …

The fact that Ghost have now become a worldwide phenomenon is testament to the diversity of the Ghost brand, and the pop laden rock riffs and catchy sing along make up of their hits and back catalogue. First night of the Imperatour sees the Swedish rock machine descend upon Manchester along with about nine thousand …

As I arrived at the venue at what I thought was 30 minutes late for the 18.00 door time, I wasgreeted by security informing the long snaking queue that the bands had been delayed arriving intoManchester and were all still setting up inside the venue so the doors would be opening late, butjust how late, …

I seem to find myself getting down to South Yorkshire for gigs less and less these days, they all seem to be further north or across the Pennines for some reason, but this one was not to be missed. The mighty Polish Death Metal stalwarts, Decapitated, are celebrating 25 years in existence and this planned …

Due to the early door times of 18.00 and the notorious Trans Pennine traffic, I disappointingly got toRebellion just to hear the closing chords of the opening band on this monstrous tour package dyingout inside as I was stood in the queue outside, annoying. Anyway, when I got into the venue, I quickly scoped out …