Graham Finney

Graham Finney

Deputy Editor, Vice President (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.
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UK hardcore mob Housefires marked the end of an era in 2012 with the release of this live video, a video which features several members who are now no longer members of the band. A new line-up is in the pipeline ahead of UK dates later this year, but for now this video shows the high standard that is expected of Housefires 2013.
on Jan 09, 2013
Slam Dunk Festival organisers have confirmed 7 more acts for their 2013 event including Memphis May Fire and Sleeping With Sirens.
on Jan 09, 2013
Fresh from a two-year hiatus, Eurovision winners Lordi recently signed to the AFM label with a new album due later this year. The band also confirmed UK dates which are as follows below.
on Jan 09, 2013
The first of a three part series, after a few spins of the Mark Of The Beast: Indoctrination portion of the set, you should have a fairly solid impression as to what is going to follow in the coming months. Offering blackened death/black metal from Texas, Sparrows fair better than most who tread down this path simply by producing an output that doesn't sound like, not to put too mild a point on it, dog shit.
on Jan 07, 2013
Hatebreed may have a new home for The Divinity Of Purpose, but as the opening seconds of "Put It To The Torch" smash you in the face it’s crystal clear that little has or will be changing in Camp Hatebreed. Yes, the Connecticut metal heavyweights are back and are bringing with them another slab of brawling "toughcore" metal.
on Jan 04, 2013
Having spent the best part of their career supporting some of America’s finest purveyors of modern hard rock (Papa Roach, Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry), it comes as no surprise that Filthy Empire is a prime slab of pumping, hard rock full of wailing solos and loud choruses.
on Jan 04, 2013
Turbogeist, will be guesting with Pure Love - the band formed by former Gallows front man Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy and Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll - on their 14-date UK tour, commencing early February 2013. The band also has a new EP scheduled for release in March 2013. Check the tour dates below.
on Dec 24, 2012
Biffy Clyro have confirmed that City and Colour – the alias of the Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green – will provide the support on their upcoming UK and Ireland arena tour which commences in March. The tour will follow the release of Biffy Clyro’s eagerly anticipated double-album 'Opposites' which is out on January 28th on 14th Floor Records. The album will be previewed by the January 14th release of the single "Black Chandelier".
on Dec 21, 2012
Ohio's Miss May I have announced that they will be supporting Bullet For My Valentine in the UK and Europe in March 2013. Also on the bill now are US rockers Halestorm. "We're beyond excited to be supporting Bullet For My Valentine next March, we grew up listening to that band, so it's a honour to share a stage with them. We can't wait to get back over to the UK and get you all banging those heads! Stay Metal!" says singer, Levi Benton.
on Dec 21, 2012
We Are The In Crowd have announced a final UK and European co-headline tour with Never Shout Never before the band heads off to begin work on the follow up to their hit album 'Best Intentions'. Speaking of the tour, singer Tay Jardine says, "our upcoming UK/Euro tour is the most exciting and biggest yet! The planning of this tour has me so stoked to be back with you all. As many of you know, our love for the UK and mainland Europe is HUGE and we see how yours grows every time we come back. We couldn't be more grateful! 2013 will bring many exciting things in WATIC world and we are pleased to have this tour be a part of that! This is my warning to you... You do not want to miss this!"
on Dec 21, 2012
Fresh from their European trek with Finnish rockers The Rasmus, highly rated British rock mob The Dirty Youth post the emotionally-charged new video from their Red Light Fix debut album online. Watch the video for "Last Confession" here.
on Dec 21, 2012
Multi platinum icons Kiss have put back the release of their 'The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982' Box Set to 14th January 2013. This limited edition box set includes all 29 singles released on the legendary Casablanca label. Kiss released a total of 29 singles on seven-inch 45-RPM records for the Casablanca label. These were available for sale to the public, used for commercial radio airplay and to promote album sales. Many of these singles had entirely different mixes, edits and material that didn't appear on their vinyl albums. Now for the first time, these musical snapshots of Kiss’ formative years, which have never been available in a commemorative singles edition, will be released in two limited edition box-set configurations entitled 'The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982'.
on Dec 14, 2012
Beholder have released the 'Profit of The Lie' as a free download EP including Toxic Nation live from BOA 2011. As a build up towards their full release of 'The Order of Chaos' they're offering up their very own 12 days of Christmas.
on Dec 14, 2012
Michigan’s Sleeping With Sirens have announced a full UK for May 2013. The band are currently in the studio working on their forthcoming third full-length due out in 2013 via Rise Records and had the following to say: "Get excited for 2013: There are a lot of big things coming, and this acoustic album’s something to tide you over. Listen to it and enjoy. Get ready for the new [full-length] record, because it’s going to be insane. It’s going to be the best thing we've ever done. We’re going to go 100% into next year. We’re excited for our band, and our fans, to be part of it. We’re making music that is still going to be the Sleeping with Sirens that everyone loves, but we’re definitely also growing and maturing. We’re always moving toward bigger and better."
on Dec 12, 2012
Following a one-off London show with La Dispute, Title Fight have confirmed their return to Europe in April 2013 for a full headlining tour. The band will be playing the following dates as listed below. be sure to catch them if they're in your area!
on Dec 12, 2012
Following the release of their new album, 'IV', out on February 4th 2013, The Bronx have confirmed a full UK headline tour. Dates for the tour are as follows. Be sure to check out the band when they hit a town near you!
on Dec 12, 2012
Polish death metal heavyweights Vader have confirmed that US thrashers Bonded By Blood and Belgian grinders Aborted will be joining them on their Back To Black European tour which kicks off in Germany in January. Full details are inside.
on Dec 07, 2012
Maryland pop-punk stars All Time Low have been confirmed as headliners for Slam Dunk Festival 2013. Festival organisers have also confirmed a slew of other acts to join the Hopeless Records stars including the bands listed below. For more ticket information and details on the latest acts as they're confirmed visit www.slamdunkmusic.com.
on Dec 06, 2012

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