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News: Mott the Hoople to release Mental Train (The Island Years 1969-71) six CD box set

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News: Bloodstock – New Bands Added

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Ginger Wildheart proudly announces he is recording a new solo album, and he wants you to join him on the journey!  Ginger is arguably the UK’s most prolific song-writer and rather than just write, record and produce this album behind closed doors, Ginger wants to share with you the whole process from start to finish.  Go …

The old adage informs that good things come to those who wait but it’s just as relevant to those whowork their balls off; those who have absolute faith and commitment in what they do as they createsomething that’s as beautiful as it is dangerous, as joyous as it is deafening. Leeds four-piece FUDGE. after the …

Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame to release his first ever solo album – The Fantasy of Reality. After playing guitar, lap steel and vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, appearing on the ground breaking album Trout Mask Replica (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on Strictly Personal & Mirror …

Two international metal heavyweights celebrate an extension of their alliance: Swedish metal legends In Flames have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records –extending their partnership on a worldwide level. As one of the most influential metal bands of all time, the news foreshadows some exciting plans for the Gothenburg legends, soon to be rolled out. Marcus Hammer, the managing director …

Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts. As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality …

LAMB OF GOD return with a vicious new testament. Riding high on the creative renaissance of 2020’s self-titled opus, saluted by critics all over the globe including Rolling Stone and NME, the Grammy-nominated goliaths offer up the gloriously unhinged Omens, produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth). The first single, “Nevermore,” arrives on Friday, June 10. Album Omens follows on October 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. Densely …

US rock fourpiece Tempt are set to tour Europe through May and June 2022. The band will play a number of major European rock festivals, support both Tremonti and Shinedown and also play a series of headline shows. Signed to Better Noise Music (5FDP, Papa Roach, Tommy Lee, SIXX:A.M.) the band were discovered by manager …

Groove rock masters CLUTCH have announced the second release of their Collector’s Series vinyl reissues today. Getting the reimagined treatment this time is the band’s 2005 classic ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’, curated by band bassist, Dan Maines. The vinyl release is remastered and manufactured on 180-gram coloured vinyl, stored in extra heavy sleeves and limited to only 7,500 units worldwide. The gatefold jacket is printed on metallised …

July 18th 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of thrash metal pioneers Anthrax. The celebration began in May of last year and culminated on that July 16th/17th with a global livestream event, shot at the Los Angeles soundstage/studio The Den. For two-plus hours, Anthrax performed an extensive set of hits and deep cuts pulled from their vast catalogue. Today, Anthrax announces that …

KNOTFEST.COM has today announced the inaugural UK ‘Pulse of the Maggots Fest’, as the KNOTFEST brand expands into the UK for the very first time. The debut event’s international bill features some of the hottest in developing heavy artists and finds its first UK base at The Mill in Birmingham, the city internationally renowned as the global ‘Home Of …