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Twin Atlantic Competition Winner

Congratulations Yasmin Boyle, you have won a pair of tickets to watch Twin Atlantic at Sin City Swansea on Wednesday 31st March 🤘🏻

Just ten more weekends before BLOODSTOCK!

Just ten more weekends before BLOODSTOCK! Time is zipping past and there are now just ten more weekends before BLOODSTOCK! Have you planned your travel and dusted off your tent? BOA HQ is busy with preparations, site visits are underway and we’ve confirmed nine more bands and a whopping 26 more club nights! Lining up for a Sunday slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage are PUPPY. Freshly signed to Spinefarm, the hotly tipped band were recently chosen to open for CKY on their comeback tour. The band tell us "We're beyond excited to be playing Bloodstock. Every year we're in awe of how good the line up is, so for them to ask us to jump on board is a real privilege. See you guys in the pit f

New ALESTORM Record “No Grave But The Sea” Out Now, Video For “Fu*ked With An Anchor" Released

A pirate's life is simple; they drink, steal and kill. But lead by the one & only heavy metal pirates, ALESTORM will be also killing it with their new and 5th studio album 'No Grave But The Sea', which is available today on Napalm Records! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, do it now HERE before you are forced to walk the plank! In support of the new album ALESTORM will be on the road across North America this summer as part of the Vans Warped Tour. Today is also the day that the foul-mouthed rocking pirates will take over all of the Vans Warped Tour Social Media Accounts. The social media takeover will also feature an exclusive premiere of ALESTORM’s new video “Fucked With An Anchor”!

ADRENALINE MOB reveal new lyric video & single for 'Chasing Dragons'

Hard rock icons ADRENALINE MOB have revealed a lyric video for their new single, 'Chasing Dragons', taken from their upcoming album, 'We The People' which is out on 2nd June 2017 via Century Media Records. Check out the song here: https://youtu.be/YwE8t-q4z8w Download 'Chasing Dragons' instantly when you pre-order their new album via all digital platforms, reserve your copy today at: http://smarturl.it/AMOB-WeThePeople ADRENALINE MOB was formed by guitar aficionado Mike Orlando and iconic vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Star One, Allen-Lande) in 2012 with support from acclaimed drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and bassist John Moyer on their critically-

BITERS Unveil Official "Stone Cold Love" Music Video

BITERS UNVEIL OFFICIAL "STONE COLD LOVE" MUSIC VIDEO Atlanta's rock n' roll punks BITERS, whose new studio album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used to Be' was released Friday, have unveiled a brand new video for lead single, "Stone Cold Love". Watch the clip, directed by long time collaborator Video Rahim, here - https://youtu.be/slBjGh00Yec BITERS recently returned home after blazing a trail across the UK and Europe with their electrifying live shows. Their 24-date tour supporting label mates BLACKBERRY SMOKE saw them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse. BITERS frontman Tuk tells us about how "Stone Cold Love" came to be; "I sat down with my budd

Win "Twin Atlantic" Tickets

🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻COMPETITION TIME 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻 In association with Sin City Swansea we have a pair of tickets to give away for the "TWIN ATLANTIC" gig on Wednesday 31st May 2017 @ Sin City Swansea. Simply head to our website and send us a message with "TWIN ATLANTIC" as the subject. The competition ends at 9pm on Monday 29th and the winner will be announced live on the show. Good luck & ciao for now 👊🏻 www.thertrockshow.com/contact

MR. BIG 'Defying Gravity' New Album out 07.07.17 [Frontiers Records]

OK, we’re rolling…. The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. Recorded in Los Angeles in under a week, the boundless result of the undoubted musical talent within the group is ‘Defying Gravity, Their ninth original studio album. Its release will also signal the start of a world tour. Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who also helmed the band’’s 1989 self- titled debut, 1991’’s ‘Lean Into It’ and 1993’’s ‘Bump Ahead’) for an intensive six day recording session in LA. Torpey was unable to perform on some songs due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, with Matt St

New Helldown Video & Competition

Check out Helldown's new video "Arise" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qs2ybrR2Oxs&feature=youtu.be Published on 31 May 2017ARISE! ... Official Helldown Music Video for The Watchers. Recorded by Boneyard Studios & Dark North Media, taken in Hayes Studios. Message from Helldown - "We have been keeping this a secret for quite a while now, we wanted to surprise all those who have supported us. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, this would not of happened without you! We hope you like it?" Win a signed copy of Helldown's debut ep. Simply click the link and send us a message with HELLDOWN as the subject. The competition closes on Sunday 25th June 2017. Good luck

HRH Announce The Exciting HRH Blues 2018 Line-up

Listen up blues fans, HRH have announced the line-up for HRH Blues 2018: a heady swig of the Brandy of the Damned, to be held up at the O2 Academy in Sheffield between Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April, 2018. Bernie Marsden and King King will be headlining the event, which boasts a talent-packed line-up. Best-known as founder member of the iconic Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden wrote or co-wrote many of the group’s hits, such as ‘Fool For Your Loving’ and ‘Here I Go Again’. To call Bernie a major player in rock and blues is an understatement. “There are only two men can play the blues, Eric Clapton and that bloke from Whitesnake,” said B.B. King in a 90s radio interview. High praise indeed! “Ki

STONE SOUR Announce UK Tour, Reveal New Video For 'Song #3'

STONE SOUR have unveiled a new video for 'Song #3' to coincide with the announcement of a major UK tour this winter. 'Song #3' is taken from STONE SOUR's long awaited sixth studio album, 'Hydrograd' which is set for release on 30th June via Roadrunner Records. Recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA with producer Jay Ruston, 'Hydrograd' also features lead single, 'Fabuless' (https://youtu.be/Jwglgn1mo3M) and pre-orders of the album come with instant downloads of both tracks. Secure your copy or stream the new songs over at https://stonesour.lnk.to/Hydrograd. Full UK tour dates run as follows: ​​ Wed 29th Nov - BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena Thu 30th Nov - LEEDS First Direct Arena F

ARCH ENEMY - Announce New Album

In March 2017, extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY finished the 'War Eternal' album cycle with the highly successful 'As The Stages Burn!' live release, which was filmed and recorded at the band’s massive headlining show at Wacken Open Air 2016: Now, it is time for the next chapter in the band’s history as ARCH ENEMY hereby announce the title and release date of their forthcoming tenth studio album! 'Will To Power' will celebrate its worldwide release on September 8th 2017 through Century Media Records. Michael Amott comments: "After many months of writing and recording in the studio we are delighted to have finally completed work on our 10th studio album, ‘Will To Power’. We are looking forward

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY RELEASE STUDIO DIARIES FOR BRAND NEW ALBUM!

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY ANNOUNCE STUDIO TEASERS 'THE CONSPIRACY DIARIES'! Brand New Album Coming in Fall 2017! The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with SEPULTURA and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY! Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right HERE! Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the reco

BLOODSTOCK reveal ten more bands for 2017

As Spring creeps into Summer, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals are well under way and plans are on track for 2017 being the biggest and best BLOODSTOCK yet! Here’s ten more bands for starters... BLOODSTOCK is delighted to now reveal that nefarious Nuclear Blast group DEVILMENT will join the bill at Catton Park this Summer. Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, catch the band on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. DEVILMENT declare, “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out t

JD Music’s Unsigned Spotlight

Nuclear Lullaby, Cardiff. This month’s blog is a few days late as I’ve been planning my very first gig, which is a fundraiser for children with cancer. I’ll tell you all about that closer to the time, but I will say it features 3 very exciting Welsh rock bands (including this month’s spotlight band), so watch this space. So, who do we have this month? Well I’m going to introduce you to Cardiff’s Nuclear Lullaby. “This is an album that showcases a band that has so much to offer and will not disappoint” so says James Wilson on myrandomjukebox.com and other reviews are equally as complimentary. Nuclear Lullaby consists of: Brad Hunter – Vocals/lead guitar Charlie Sale – Guitar Le

GIG GUIDE - MAY 2017

Welcome to The RT Rock Show Gig Guide. Here you will find a comprehensive guide of whats going on in South Wales in May. If there is a show that's not listed or you want to add a show to upcoming gig guides click here and send us a message. When I began to write May's gig guide I learned of the sad news that The Scene Club in Swansea will be closing it's doors and calling it a day. The scene has been providing Swansea with great live bands for a number of years and I have fond memories of fantastic nights out there. The last band I had the privalige to see was "Ross The Boss" on April 1st. Martyn and I caught up with Ross and discussed all things Manowar, Ross The Boss and the UK metal

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