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In Memory Of Chester Bennington Charity Fundraiser at Underworld This Week

The lovely folks at DISTRICT CAMDEN will be raising money this week for UK based Mental Heath Charity "Mind" following the tragic news of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington on Thursday. District Camden is held every Thursday at the iconic Underworld venue. 

You can find out more information by clicking on the link to the event below.
Linkin Park have also set up a website in Chester's memory, showing pictures and information on where you can get help if you suffer with depression.

The Cruel Knifes Release New Single “Kill The Messenger”

Sid Glover and Rob Ellershaw of Heaven’s Basement, together with Tom Harris and Al Junior, form new band THE CRUEL KNIVES. After supporting The Pretty Reckless on their sold out European tour earlier in the year, the band successfully surpassed their PledgeMusic target and have now announced the release of their long-awaited debut EP “Side One”, out on 28th July 2017 and available to pre-order on Pledge now:

The band says: “After getting the chance to test drive these songs on tour we’ve worked tirelessly to make sure this debut EP is the perfect example of what we’re about. Considering we’re a brand new band that’s only had one song available for most of the Pledge campaign, the support has been awesome.”

The British rockers have also released a stream of new single “Kill The Messenger” which you can check out here:

“Side One” tracklisting:

1. The World We Were Sold
2. Itch
3. Kill The Messenger
4. Squeeze
5. The Promised Land

The Cruel Knives play their first ever Headline show on Wednesday 26th July at Thousand Island (Upstairs at The Garage) in London. The show is 14+ and Doors are 7.30pm.

You can order tickets at the links below:

VIP PledgeMusic:

Fort Fest Cancelled!? 

It is with great regret that the organisers of Fort Fest have had to cancel the 2017 event. 

Despite the strong line up featuring Pulled Apart By HorsesRolo TomassiToploaderFort Hope,Normandie and many more, the three-day festival as Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire will not be taking place on 4-6 August due to low ticket sales.

Jon Hewitt said on behalf of organisers The Fort Records: “We are deeply saddened that we have had to cancel Fort Fest. After a very promising start last year, ticket sales have been extremely disappointing and there was no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival that we had planned or that everyone involved deserves. We would like to apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and to the bands and traders that supported Fort Fest.  Full refunds will, of course, be forthcoming this week.”

All ticket holders will be refunded with the next seven days.

Blogging Powers Activate!

As you may have noticed, as of yesterday I have been active again on this little blog of mine. I plan to stay active for as long as I can, the past month has been a testing one with life getting in the way at every given opportunity. But I will be posting content on this blog daily, consisting of press releases and original content.

Also, I would like to announce that I have very recently joined the team at Fstival. Fstival is a blog which talks about your favourite festivals from all over the world, and I have joined the team solely to represent the world of Metal and Metal festivals.

Expect to hear some news about this in the next few weeks.

New Europe DVD – Live From Directly Above My Radio Studio

With only 10 days to go, on July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band’s new limited edition audio/video release, The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live at the Roundhouse, celebrates the multi-platinum album’s triple-decade success. 
Take a look at a newly released 60 second trailer here:
The DVD and audio CD versions are available for pre-order here:
A limited-edition box set containing BluRay & audio CD’s together with double vinyl disc set, tour laminate, satin scarf and 40 page photo book will be available beginning in early September. Pre-order the box set and BluRay versions here:
The band played the album in its sequential entirety at a series of selected cities in 2016, with London’s most historically venerated venue playing host to an exceptionally special night on November 12, 2016, which was captured by Patric Ullaeus from rEvolver Film Company AB for this set. Preceding the landmark event described above, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe’s latest album War of Kings, a release which re-established Europe as one of the top classic rock bands in the world.
This release concludes an exciting and emotional revisiting of The Final Countdown, with the band recording a brand-new album to follow up War of Kings at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
EUROPE is on the road now overseas. Visit for a full listing.
Stay tuned for more news from EUROPE – always!
EUROPE online:

Last Bullet – New 80-69-64 EP

Influenced by Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and many more, this award-winning, self-made quintet has been part of Canadian hockey history (Video here) in addition to the multiple national tours and festivals they’ve played over the last eight years. Sharing the stage with countless bands such as Aerosmith, Soundgarden, Jane’s Addiction, Bryan Adams, Buckcherry, Monster Truck, One Bad Son, Bleeker, The Wild and more, it can be strongly stated that LAST BULLET can hold their heads high in any company!

Unleashing their self-titled debut EP in 2010 and following up with 2012’s “Love.Lust.Illusion”, LAST BULLET have a dynamic new EP for fans entitled “80-69-64” set for release on July 14, 2017. The new EP was produced and mixed by Brian Moncarz (The Trews, Our Lady Peace, Bleeker, Circa Survive) mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Marilyn Manson, Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood) and is a six track revolver of an EP that is already garnering praise for its previously released singles “Sin” and “Southern Lips”.

Song Stream – Southern Lips –
Music Video – Sin –

Former Iron Maiden Vocalist To Headline Fire & Forge Festival

Fire & Forge began life as Rock Diabetes in 2012, before being rebranded in 2015 and has grown each year, supporting underground rock and metal while at the same time raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The festival combines high profile headliners with an array of underground talent from across the rock and metal spectrum, which means there’s always something to tempt every palette. Superbly run and with a great, friendly atmosphere Fire & Forge is a fantastic event for everyone – and the fact that by supporting the festival you’re supporting such a great cause as well is an added bonus.

Over the years the festival has seen stunning performances from the likes of Diamond Head, Breed 77, Paul Di’Anno and Grim Reaper, but this year promises to top the lot, with an outrageous selection of top quality artists. Held at the Civic Centre in Trowbridge, on the 6th and 7th of October, this year’s event will be headlined by former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane singer, Blaze Bayley and rising stars The Dirty Youth.

Blaze’s latest album, the stunning Endure And Survive, was recently awarded a 99/100 rating by The Metal Mag, who called it ‘a pearl to own in your collection!’ Following on from established classics like Silicon Messiah, Tenth Dimension and The Man Who Would Not Die, Endure And Survive has set new standards for the respected front man; the brilliant title track and lead single perfectly summing up the power and passion of the album.  Previously, in his tenure with Iron Maiden Blaze performed on some classic tracks like the storming ‘Man On The Edge’, taken from the album The X-Factor.

Fellow headliners The Dirty Youth have notched up over 8,000,000 views of their superb video for ‘Fight’ and released an inspired cover of Blondie’s ‘Atomic’ as the third single from their 2015 album Gold Dust.

Blaze’s appearance at Fire & Forge will be the final, climactic date of his Endure And Survive World Tour, so the last chance to see a set list which combines classics from his past career with numbers from the new album. Blaze will also be doing a meet and greet session at the festival, so bring along your Blaze, Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden items for signing!

The rest of the talent packed line-up includes underground heroes like Divine Chaos, Eradikator, Fury, Lifer, Gehtika and a battalion of others. As well as continuous great music there will be a bar (of course!), hot food, stalls, merch stand, a prize draw and a special auction featuring some unique and highly desirable festival related items.

There will also be a very special guest of honour at Fire & Forge 2017 – Steve Grimmett of Grim Reaper. Steve recently lost his leg due to diabetes related problems and has shown incredible bravery in recovery. He will be demonstrating his amazing courage once more by taking to the stage at Fire & Forge to perform a song with one of the bands.

Day and weekend tickets are available now from the Fire & Forge website, and from Raves From The Grave Records

So this October, support the British rock and metal scene, support underground music, support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and enjoy one of the best small festivals in the country.
For more information head to the following pages…