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Bailey – “Long Way Down”

David Wilson

I am not going to apologise for this one. Yet another staggeringly amazing melodic rock album for 2014 …. and yet again from a BRITISH (who knew?) artist. It is almost getting embarrassing at the moment – the quality coming from the British Isles is truly unbelievable and, just when you think ...


House of X – “House of X”

David Wilson

“House of who?” I hear you cry! Well you might not recognise the name, but you have certainly heard of these guys. The last two years saw House of X honing their sound, touring all over Britain and Europe with a set made up of songs from their many and various “past ...


Lawless – “R.I.S.E.”

David Wilson

Alright, enough already! How many more albums can be released this year? Even more amazingly, how many of them have been completely mind blowing melodic rock/AOR? Yet, the biggest surprise for some will be the amount of pure quality from British bands! Yeah, you read that right … British! Not Swedish or ...

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Daylight Robbery – “Falling Back to Earth”

David Wilson

Regular readers will know that Rock-Zone UK (and I in particular) were big supporters of Daylight Robbery’s first album “Cross Your Heart” ( and we have been pleased to see them gain wider audiences with their appearaces at the inaugral Hard Rock Hell AOR in 2013, Sonisphere this year and, of course, ...


BATTLEAXE – POWER FROM THE UNIVERSE Album Re-Released December 1st on SPV


Steamhammer / SPV Records are set to re-release legendary NWOBHM band Battleaxe’s second album, ‘Power From The Universe’, originally issued in 1984, as a 30th Anniversary high class digipak CD, on December 1st. ‘Power From The Universe’, which has been digitally re-mastered, will include four rare bonus tracks, recorded at Neat Studios ...


Black Veil Brides drop big news about a new live DVD


On the heels of their new self-titled album, Black Veil Brides have revealed plans for their first live DVD. The disc will be released next June, and it’s taken from their sold-out Nov. 1 Halloween-themed show in Los Angeles, which was part of their current ‘Black Mass Tour.’ The DVD was directed ...


Five Finger Death Punch to Join Judas Priest for 2015 European Jaunt


For those of you who’ve been waiting for that ultimate onstage pairing of Rob Halford with Five Finger Death Punch on ‘Lift Me Up,’ you’re now one step closer as Five Finger Death Punch have signed on to be Judas Priest‘s special guests on the European leg of the ‘Redeemer of Souls’ ...


Not Enough Evidence To Charge ACDC Drummer, Rudd


A major development in the rock story that has dominated the headlines over the past 24 hours, as the shocking murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC‘s Phil Rudd have now been dropped due to “insufficient evidence.” However, the drummer is not out of the woods yet as he still faces charges of “threatening to ...

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Vega and Newman at The Railway Venue, Bolton – 6th November 2014

David Wilson

Now here’s a strange one! I normally ruminate on my gig visits prior to putting finger tip to keyboard and do them a couple of days fter the event – yet here I am, typing away 30 minutes after leaving The Railway (yeah, I know there are other venues but, really, when ...


AC/DC Issue Statement on Drummer Phil Rudd’s Murder-for-Hire Charges


In one of this year’s most shocking rock stories, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill two men. He’s also been charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. During this shocking time, we’ve been waiting for an official statement from AC/DC, and earlier ...


Wayne Static Dead at 48


We’re shocked and saddened to report that Wayne Static has died at the age of 48. While no details were given, the longtime Static-X frontman’s death was reported in a press statement by his representatives at FIXT Publicity. Static, born Wayne Richard Wells, formed the industrial metal band Static-X in 1994 after ...

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Convicted Of Cannabis Possession

ACDC Drummer Facing Charges


Absolutely shocking news coming out of New Zealand, where AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is being charged with attempting to procure a murder. The veteran rocker apparently tried to have two men killed. According to a report by, the 60-year-old rock drummer’s home in New Zealand was raided Thursday morning (Nov. 6), ...


Vega – “Stereo Messiah”

David Wilson

The third album from these British giants of melodic rock sees them return to their first home, Frontiers Records. Not only that “Stereo Messiah sees Vega ( Nick Workman, James and Tom Martin, Daniel Chantry and Marcus Thurston) really up the ante. With a sound that takes the power of 2013′s “What ...


Nick Cave UK & Europe Tour 2015


Nick Cave will tour the UK and Europe, including Russia in April and May 2015 to play a series of rare solo concerts. The tour kicks off in the UK at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 26th April. Nick Cave will be joined on stage by Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler ...


From The Jam – The Public Gets What The Public Wants Tour


 Fresh from their three month ‘Setting Sons’ tour Mod legends From The Jam have announced a special and intimate four-date tour in January 2015, with special guests Nine Below Zero. The shows will see the band performing classic The Jam hits such as ‘Down in the Tube Station at Midnight’, ‘Going Underground’, ...


The Crimson Star Release No Ordinary Love EP


The Crimson Star has reconfirmed confirmed its status as one on the hottest new rock bands to come out of the West Midlands with the release of their new EP ‘No Ordinary Love’. The three track collection which follows last years debut EP ‘New Road’ showcases all of the talents that make ...




Salford musical activists Shoshin have announced the long awaited release of single ‘All For U.S’, which will be available as a free download and limited 7” vinyl with “b” side track Ridiculous from  24th November 2014. The single confirms rumors that after months of European guerilla gigging, thousands of euros in police ...


Dumbjaw to release debut single – Dissociative


Dumbjaw is pleased to announce the release of their debut single  “Dissociative”, on November 24th 2014 via Maybe Records. ‘Dissociative’ is high octane, groove heavy with stacks of attitude. Crunching riffs and raucous drums create a solid feel that echo the likes of The Butthole Surfers. Taking influences and sounding in the ...


The Microdance – Making Plans For The End


East London pedlars of kaleidoscopic alt rock, The Microdance (TMD) will release ‘Making Plans for the End’, the first single from their long awaited debut album ‘New Waves of Hope’ (NWOH) on the 6th of November. The single features Nicole Fiorentino (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, The Cold & Lovely) on backing vocals ...


HOUNDS release new single ‘Monster’ out Dec 1st & unveil devastating video


HOUNDS release their new single ‘Monster’ on December 1st, accompanied by a ferocious new video 2014 has been a busy year for  HOUNDS slaying the audience at Sonisphere and touring  with Rob Zombie and Turbowolf. HOUNDS state ‘Monster is probably the best example of how we like to fuse genres and clash sounds. Its edited, ...

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