IDLES “Ultra Mono”

IDLES meteoric rise to stardom since their debut album Brutalism (2017) could be seen as somewhat unexpected, given the lack of representation for punk acts in the mainstream, but make no mistake, IDLES reputation as one of the most exciting bands coming out of the UK holds true. Brutalism was an electric sound of fury […]

VANDENBERG “2020”

Back in 1982, Vandenberg were the first support act (when they opened for the Michael Schenker Group on the Assault Attack tour) to capture my attention enough to buy their debut album the very next day! I still listen to that album 38 years later. After two further critically acclaimed albums, guitarist and songwriter Adrian […]

ADRIAN VANDENBERG’s Heart Still Burns

After a 35 year absence, Vandenberg are back with a brand new line-up, featuring Chilean vocalist Ronnie Romero, and a brilliant new album ‘2020’. Best known for their 1982 U.S hit single ‘Burning Heart’ along with three critically acclaimed albums, the band called it a day in 1986 when guitarist, founder, songwriter, and album sleeve […]

Exclusive: FISH In A World Of Pain

I think that’s going to change touring in the next weeks. I think it’s going to change touring forever! It’s going to be a very different ballgame. There are new rules coming in to play now.” – Fish The legendary Scottish singer Fish rose to fame with the band Marillion. Since parting ways with them […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK Announces Major Site Improvements For 2020

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event has announced major site improvement plans for the 2020 festival which takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. Download Festival prides itself on listening to its loyal fanbase. The Village has moved even closer to The Arena […]

THOSE DAMN CROWS at K.K DOWNING’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON, UK on 08/02/2020

For years to come, seeing Those Damn Crows at K.K’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton will go down as an “I was there” moment! After pounding the boards of small venues and smaller festivals for five years, Those Damn Crows are finally enjoying the success they so richly deserve. TDC fever has been building in the […]

JORDAN RED Set To Release Debut Single ‘Beautiful Monsters’ On 21 February 2020

Jordan Red announce that debut single ‘Beautiful Monsters’ will be available worldwide on 21 February 2020. Formed by frontman Dan Leigh and guitarist Dan Baker, the duo set up base in London, UK and developed a powerful, anthemic sound with an emphasis on big riffs and even bigger choruses. They entered Long Wave Studios in Cardiff, Wales with […]

THE INTERRUPTERS at THE RITZ, MANCHESTER, UK on 02/02/2020

What better way for Aimee Interrupter, singer with ska punk titans The Interrupters, to spend her birthday than throwing the ultimate party with fifteen hundred friends having the time of their lives! February in Manchester may be cold windy and wet, but inside the spring floored old ballroom of The Ritz, Aimee’s friends gathered to […]

More Acts Added To This Year’s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK Line Up

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced further acts including ALTER BRIDGE, BOWLING FOR SOUP, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, MASTODON, THE DISTILLERS, SEPULTURA, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, to join headliners IRON MAIDEN (Legacy of the Beast Tour), KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN this summer. NXT UK is returning to deliver more knockout entertainment over the weekend, and Kerrang! […]

THOSE DAMN CROWS – ‘Point Of No Return’

I can’t recall an album I’ve waited for so eagerly in a long time! Those Damn Crows are a band I’ve loved and touted since I heard their debut album ‘Murder and the Motive’ and saw them live for the first time over four years ago. In those days they were raw and still learning […]

SHADES OF GRAY Release Debut Single ‘I Get Up’

Former U.F.O, Jagged Edge, Skin and Red,White & Blues guitarist and songwriter Myke Gray recently announced his new solo project Shades of Gray by releasing the video for ‘I Get Up, his homage to Glam Rock tinged 80’s hair metal. Check out the video here   ‘I Get Up’ was produced by Myke himself, mixed […]

GUN – R3L0ADED

‘R3L0ADED’, released on November 29th via Silver Lining is described as GUN’s celebration of its illustrious past, while it also forcibly underlines that their focus is fixed firmly on the future. What we have are ten of their best singles, handpicked by the band, packaged with ten cover versions that display their eclectic taste. The […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK Announces Second Run Of Bands For 2020

Download Festival has announced more bands to join headliners IRON MAIDEN (Legacy of the Beast Tour), KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN next year. The world’s premier rock event takes place 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. Headed to Download are Denmark’s VOLBEAT with their hybrid of rock ‘n’ roll, riffs […]

ALTER BRIDGE ‘Walk The Sky’

It seems like yesterday that Alter Bridge burst onto the scene with ‘One Day Remains’ their 2004 debut album, yet that was fifteen years ago! Having been a big fan of Creed, I took a keen interest from the moment I heard their debut single ‘Open Your Eyes’. Although to be honest, I have a […]

VOLBEAT ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’

Rewind, Replay, Rebound is the best album Volbeat have ever produced any doubt what-so-ever. A bold statement considering the high quality of their six previous studio albums I know, but a statement I stand by after non-stop replays of the three R’s over the past week. It’s definitely their most melodic album to date. ‘The […]

HEAVY TV YouTube video playlist from DOWNLOAD UK 2019

Mike from HEAVY TV, did what he does best again this year at Download Festival UK, 2019, Here’s our photos and review of DOWNLOAD UK 2019: https://heavymag.com.au/download-festival-uk-2019 Here’s our HEAVY YouTube playlist featuring: Halestorm, Amon Amarth, Whitechapel, Stone Temple Pilots, The Hu, Epica, Tesla, Skynd, Twelve Foot Ninja, Deadland Ritual (Steve Stevens, Franky Perez, [Geezer […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK, We’ll See You Next Year!

  The world premier rock and metal event took place as 80,000 rock fans descended to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Leicester every day across the weekend for the 17 th  annual Download Festival. The capacity crowds witnessed the triumphant return of British rock icons Def Leppard playing their multi-platinum album ‘Hysteria’ in full. The sun came out for Saturday, […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Release ‘Sustainability’ Song

Download Festival have today released their sustainability metal song! Download 2019 is looking to be the greenest ever and would love it if you’re able to lend your support and share the message far and wide. Twitter: https://twitter.com/DownloadFest/status/1131903925987057666 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=842107156156287 Watch the video here:     https://downloadfestival.co.uk/info-category/green/ Sustainability remains a priority for Download Festival. Car parking donations […]

SLIPKNOT Announce New Album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’

SLIPKNOT has revealed details of their long-awaited sixth studio album, ‘WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND’, which will be released on 9th August via Roadrunner Records (album art / track listing below). Today the band has shared the album’s first single. ‘Unsainted,’ which is available at all DSPs  (slipknot1.lnk.to/wanyk) along with an official music video streaming on […]

THE VIRGINMARYS Release New Video For ‘S.O.S.4.U.N.I.’

Following on from last month’s successful European tour, The Virginmarys have released ‘S.O.S.4.U.N.I.’, the second video from their critically acclaimed album ‘Northern Sun Sessions’. Vocalist/guitarist Ally Dickaty and drummer Danny Dolan explain the concept behind the video: “We decided we wanted something completely off the wall, very odd and crazy in comparison to our previous videos, […]

One Month Until DOWNLOAD

In just one month, Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, is set to welcome approximately 100,000 music fans to the hallowed grounds of Donington for a jam-packed weekend of legendary bands, entertainment, comedy, WWE wrestling and mindfulness at the UK’s largest single site festival. The three-day extravaganza headlined by Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool takes place 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock […]

VOLBEAT Return With Seventh Studio Album ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’ Via Vertigo Records On August 2nd

Multi-platinum, Danish rock band VOLBEAT confirm their return with their seventh album ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’, set for release via Vertigo Records on August 2nd. VOLBEAT – Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) – have built upon their distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching […]

BURNT OUT WRECK Record Second Album And Announce PETE WAY BAND Tour Dates

Following their successful appearance at this year’s Bonfest, the annual celebration of the life and music of Bon Scott, classic blues rockers Burnt Out Wreck, featuring former Heavy Pettin’ drummer Gary Moat on vocals, have completed the recording of their second album, announced tour dates with the Pete Way Band and signed a worldwide publishing deal […]

KIM JENNETT Releases Her Third Single Ahead Of Download Festival Appearance

Following a personal endorsement by Andy Copping (see Download Press Day video below) ahead of her appearance at this years Download Festival, Kim Jennett releases the third single from her upcoming debut LP.  ‘Unbroken’  was written and produced by legendary guitarist Myke Gray. Check out the video for ‘Unbroken’ here:   Live dates: 11th May […]

BOKASSA Unveil New Single & Album Plans Ahead Of METALLICA Tour

Norwegian rock trio BOKASSA are thrilled toannounce the release of new album, ‘Crimson Riders’ on June 21st, via a freshly inked deal with Brighton-based record label, MVKA (home to Zeal & Ardor). BOKASSA fuse stoner rock riffs and groove with the energy and volatility of punk and hardcore, into their own unique brand of stoner punk. […]

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announce New Album, Reveal Two New Tracks!

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have unveiled details of their new studio album, ‘Disguise’ which is set for release on 7th June (album art / track listing below).  Today the band has shared two new songs from the forthcoming LP, the title track ‘Disguise’ and ‘Brand New Numb,’ which are both available to listen to via streaming platforms […]

EXCLUSIVE (Australian) interview with DOUG ALDRICH

  Doug Aldrich chats to Mike Brierly about music, growing up, records and bands, along with his career spanning work with Dio, Whitesnake, The Dead Daisies and his current project Burning Rain. BURNING RAIN was established in 1998 by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith St. John. After meeting through mutual friends, Aldrich and St. […]

SACRED REICH Finishes Recording Album And Reveals Split 7”

Thrash icons SACRED REICH have wrapped recording on ‘Awakening’, their first studio album in 23 years, which is set for release later this Summer via Metal Blade.   A taste of new music comes via brand new track, ‘Don’t Do It Donnie’, available via a limited edition split 7” vinyl on 19th April, featuring a […]

BURNING RAIN – Acoustic UK Tour To Promote Brand New Album ‘Face The Music’

Burning Rain is the hard rock band founded by guitarist Doug Aldrich (Revolution Saints, The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, Dio) and vocalist Keith St. John (Montrose, Kingdom Come). Also featuring bassist Brad Lang and drummer Blas Elias, the fourth studio album by the group, ‘Face The Music’, was released on 22nd March 2019, while its title track has […]

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Reveals This Year’s Stage Splits!

With a lineup bursting with the very best names in alternative music, Slam Dunk Festivalis thrilled to reveal stage splits for the May bank holiday weekender, which is set to touch down in Leeds Temple Newsam Park for the very first time and return to Hatfield Park after the success of last year’s greenfield event. In […]

AT THE SUN Release Their Debut Album ‘Leave Before The Light’

With their debut album, ‘Leave Before The Light’, being released today (March 8th), 2019 looks to be a big year for rising rockers AT THE SUN! The band are also sharing the brand-new video for the single, Only A Fool. Check out Only A Fool here  Formed in 2016, Harry (Vocals), Kieron (Guitars), Alex (Bass), Chet (Guitar) and […]

AT THE SUN Release Their Debut Album ‘Leave Before The Light’

With their debut album, ‘Leave Before The Light’, being released today (March 8th), 2019 looks to be a big year for rising rockers AT THE SUN! The band are also sharing the brand-new video for the single, Only A Fool. Check out Only A Fool here Formed in 2016, Harry (Vocals), Kieron (Guitars), Alex (Bass), Chet (Guitar) and […]

KIM JENNETT Releases Video For Second Single

Photo credit: Sam Fenton Following the announcement that she will appear at this year’s Download Festival, rising star Kim Jennett has released the second single from her upcoming debut album. ‘Let Me Be The One’ is, once again, written and produced by former Jagged Edge/Skin/Red, White & Blues main man Myke Gray, who also plays all […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK Adds WWE NXT And 17 Bands

Download Festival, the champion of rock events, is pleased to welcome WWE NXT UK to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park across 14-16 June 2019, as well as SEVENTEEN further bands including supergroup Simple Creatures, The Wonder Years, and Dinosaur Pile-up.   WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm, and Tyler […]

THE VIRGINMARYS. Think Tank, Newcastle, UK – 15/2/19

Review by Joanne Marsland Macclesfield’s finest, The Virginmarys, are currently on tour throughout February and we were in Newcastle on their 3rd night to see them along with support from As Sirens Fall from Yorkshire and Welsh rock band Florence Black. I was pleasantly surprised by As Sirens Fall as I had heard a few […]

STEEL PANTHER And GUS G At Manchester Academy UK On 11/2/19

Billed as the ‘Sunset Strip Live’ tour, a cold February evening on the outskirts of Manchester UK is about as far detached from L.A’s famous thoroughfare as possibly can be. Yet the 2,600 punters, with huge grins on their faces throughout Steel Panther’s 90 minute set for their second sold-out Academy show this week, would […]

DECAPITATED, DYSCARNATE And BAEST At Academy 3, Manchester UK On 12/2/19

BAEST from Central Denmark kick off the Manchester leg of the ‘Killing The European Cult!’ tour,. Old school death metal has strong reigns within this group. Barbaric energy is unleashed on stage, that the thickening crowd responds to like screaming prey. Big hair and even bigger sounds are going to be a constant theme of […]

KIM JENNETT Launches Debut Video

Kim Jennett, the singer with blues rock band Voodoo Blood releases her debut video today! “Love Like Suicide” is taken from her solo album, to be released later this year. The single and album are written and produced by the legendary SKIN guitarist Myke Gray, who also plays all guitar parts on the album. They […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK Announces Next Wave Of Acts For 2019

SLAYER (final UK show) THE SMASHING PUMPKINS DREAM THEATER | LAMB OF GOD EAGLES OF DEATH METAL ALIEN WEAPONRY | ANTHRAX | BADFLOWER BLACK FUTURES | BLACKBERRY SMOKE | I PREVAIL THE INTERRUPTERS | JINJER | MAN WITH A MISSION NOTHING,NOWHERE. | OUR LAST NIGHT | RIDING THE LOW ROYAL REPUBLIC | STATE CHAMPS | […]

DOWNLOAD UK 2019 Headliners Revealed | DEF LEPPARD | SLIPKNOT | TOOL

#DL2019   14-16 JUNE 2019   ANNOUNCED AS 2019 DOWNLOAD HEADLINERS   PLUS SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, WHITESNAKE, ROB ZOMBIE, TRIVIUM, AMON AMARTH, CARCASS, DELAIN, DIE ANTWOORD, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, OPETH, POWER TRIP, REEL BIG FISH,  SKINDRED, STARSET, TESLA, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, UNDEROATH   MANY MORE TO BE REVEALED […]

Living The Dream with URIAH HEEP

Bernie Shaw, lead singer with the legendary Uriah Heep, took the time to chat with HEAVY mag about the band’s brand new album Living The Dream, their upcoming European tour, their recent visit to the Faroe Islands and his favourite Uriah Heep song from before he joined the band over 30 years ago.

GUN at The Foundry, Sheffield, UK on 29/6/18

The legendary GUN made a short stopover at Sheffield’s Foundry for a warm-up show on their way down south for their now lauded main stage appearance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair festival. Tonight’s enthusiastic crowd welcome the band on stage to cheers akin to a throng much bigger in size. The band in turn look […]

THE FEVER 333 Announce Debut London Demonstration

Hot on the heels of their incendiary, festival-stealing, debut UK performance at Download on Saturday, THE FEVER 333 have announced their first UK headline show in London, two days prior to their previously announced set at Reading Festival on Friday.  Dates rack up as follows: Wed 22nd Aug – LONDON’s O2 Islington Academy Fri 24th […]

VOLBEAT at O2 Ritz, Manchester on 29/5/18

Coming off the back of a U.S stadium tour last summer with Metallica, and then their own stadium tour of Europe and Scandinavia, Michael Poulsen described playing at the 1,500 capacity O2 Ritz as “A different kind of fun”. And not only was that plain to see, but the band made sure every single punter […]