Tag Archives: The Darkness

News: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Black Stone Cherry are Saturday headliner (19-21 July 2019)

Black Stone Cherry - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL - Donington Park, 8-10 June 2018

Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced their Saturday main stage headliner at this year’s event (19-21 July 2019). Black Stone Cherry (pictured) will bring their southern-edged hard rock style, promoting their acclaimed current album ‘Family Tree’. They join the previously announced … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – The Source

Ayreon - The Source

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 28.04.17] It’s 12 years since Ayreon’s first album ‘The Final Experiment’ and the key elements of a conceptual sci-fi story with prog rock underpinnings remain at the heart of the new album ‘The Source.’ It’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST- Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey, 19-21 August 2016

Weyfest celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Rural Life Centre, a rustic setting that suits its ambience as one of the more laid back of festivals. Situated on the Surrey/Hampshire borders in what was once known as the stockbroker belt, … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 24 July 2016 (Day 2)

The Darkness - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 24 July 2016

After the success of the previous day and coupled with great weather, arriving on site on the Sunday morning to damp and drizzly conditions soon brought us back down to earth with a bump. Sunday’s line up for myself was … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 1 – 02 Arena, London, 18 June 2016

Alice Cooper - STONE FREE FESTIVAL DAY 1 - 02 Arena, London, 18 June 2016

Once upon a time, gigs took place indoors, or in football stadiums for the very largest acts, and festivals in a muddy field. While rock festival demographics have gradually got older, the havoc wreaked by the vagaries of the English … Continue reading

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Gig review: PLANET ROCKSTOCK – Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4-6 December 2015

FM - Planet Rockstock - Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4 December 2015

Friday 4 December This is the third year for the Planet Rock annual festival and the second year at Porthcawl. I thought last year’s line-up would take some beating and, although thinking 2015 was a weak bill by comparison, I … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, LEMMY, TRIXTER – Sunday 26 April 2015

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

The Darkness drummer Emily Dolan Davies has left the band, after only joining the band in March. Iron Savior release ‘Live At The Final Frontier’ in June on AFM Records. Soulfly release their new album ‘Archangel’ in August on Nuclear … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, KROKUS, ROGER HODGSON – Tuesday 24 February 2015

The Darkness, Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

The Darkness release their new album ‘Last Of Our Breed’ on June 1st. KROKUS April 18-22 Miami, FL — Monsters of Rock Cruise April 24 Houston, TX — Concert Pub North April 25 San Antonio, TX — 210 Kapone’s April … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TOI – Water Into Wine

The Toi - Water Into Wine

Sushi Roll [Released 02.03.15] Glaswegian three piece rock band the Toi consist of Pol Healy (vocals/guitar), Andy Carr (bass/guitar/vocals) and Stevie Mclay (drums/vocals). They also have Dan Hawkins of the Darkness involved in helping out on the arrangements along with … Continue reading

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Album review: SPACE ELEVATOR – S/t plus interview with the Duchess

DY Music www.spaceelevatoronline.com  [Released March 2014] Debut album by a band formed by guitarist David Young, who plays in the West End musical ‘We Will Rock You’ house band along with female vocalist called the Duchess. The band is completed … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE DARKNESS – Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

The Darkness, Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

Two years into their reformation and on the back of a  comeback album ‘Hot Cakes’ that is perhaps their most satisfying work yet,  perhaps time has lent some perspective to the Darkness phenomenon. A decade ago they divided opinion like … Continue reading

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Rising Stars – GENE THE WEREWOLF

Gene the Werewolf have just released their debut album ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal’ on Frontiers. It is a perfect album if you love bands like Kiss, the Darkness and Van Halen… What are you currently up to? As odd as … Continue reading

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Voodoo Vegas start recording their debut album in July

Voodoo Vegas announce producer for debut album and hit Pledge Music campaign target in 24 hours. Voodoo Vegas have announced that they will be recording their debut album this coming July with producer Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Toyko Dragons, Enter … Continue reading

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