Managing Editor, UK/EU (London, England, UK)
- Living an almost hermit like existence these days, when not sleeping, slaving over a laptop or at a gig, my time is spent between photographing mixed martial arts, watching shit horror movies and learning to play my slightly battered acoustic guitar. The reason I still do this? Obviously the money, hookers and fast cars, but mainly because Chris lets me indulge my passion for music that sounds like elephants fucking.
Seven new acts added to Takedown Festival line-up including metalcore outfit Confessions Of A Traitor and Devil Sold His Soul.
Marmozets finish up a phenomenal year with a free download for fans and details of their biggest headline tour so far. Full dates and download details inside.
King 810 might have been labelled "the fury of the future" in certain quarters but, on the evidence of Soulless Hymns, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life might have something to say about that.
Following on from their free download of "Silver Scene," rising Southampton rockers Circle Of Reason are now giving away their new single, "Sea Of Voices" ahead of a new EP release penned in for 2015.
First acts confirmed for the first rock and metal festival of the UK calendar. Mallory Knox and Charlie Simpson announced with more to follow shortly.
Florida metalheads Trivium are confirmed as the final headliner for Bloodstock 2015. Also announced are Sabaton and Agalloch.
D 'n' B metal outfit Issues have been confirmed to support Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens on their March/April 2015 UK tour.
Asking Alexandria are teaming up with BitTorrent for the digital release of their upcoming Live From Brixton And Beyond DVD package.
Death Angel, Alestorm and Nuclear Assault are the first three names to be confirmed for the all-new Dynamo Festival scheduled for July 2015 in Eindhoven.
Experimental rock from the Ukraine that rarely does anything except hit the mark.
Slipknot and heavy music brought into question as inquest looks into the tragic death of a teenage fan.
Dates and venues confirmed for the 2015 Slam Dunk Festival. On-street stages also announced to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of the punk and rock weekender.
Flint metallers King 810 confirmed as the opening act on the Slipknot/Korn 'Prepare For Hell' UK tour in January 2015.
Brazilian progressive modern metal outfit Siriun deliver an album that will reward you with something different every time you listen to it.
Schizophrenic metal outfit Vulture Industries have announced a string of tour dates in the Baltic area in early February next year. The tour is in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 album 'The Tower'.
Following their controversial headlining billing at Glastonbury 2014, metal giants Metallica are returning to the UK to headline the Reading/Leeds Festivals in August 2015. The metal titans are the first headline act to be announced for the festival which will take place in Reading and Leeds over the weekend of August 28-30 2015. Tickets are on sale now from www.readingfestival.com
No Fixed Address is no different. It's got fun rock anthems, it's got some stuff we can well do without, and it sounds exactly like a Nickelback record should.
Royal Blood are two friends from Brighton, England and they're making a right noise on the rock scene at the moment with their raucous rock n' roll.
Three rock and metal heavyweights confirmed for Download 2015 along with a raft of other additions to the line-up.
Released in dedication to the memory of Relapse Records' Pat Egan, Mass & Volume is a two-track EP comprising songs recorded at the end of Pig Destroyer's recording sessions for their crushing Phantom Limb EP back in 2006.