Thunderstick Announces First Show In Thirty Years In Gravesend, Followed By Festival Appearances

On the back of the phenomenally positive reaction to last year’s album the eponymously named Thunderstick hit the stage in July for the first Thunderstick gig in over 30 years. Taking the stage at Gravesend’s infamous rock venue, itself celebrating 40 years of live music, Leo’s Red Lion will host a unique Thunderstick “showcase” gig a week before their performance at A New Day festival, after which the band will do select gigs through until the Autumn culminating at the Hard Rock Hell festival in November. The Gravesend gig will see Thunderstick performing their full festival set coupled with a post-gig Q&A session with Thunderstick creator Barry Graham Purkis and his band-mates.

Thunderstick aka Barry Graham Purkis comments:

“Energy, power, theatrics and outrage have always been present in the Thunderstick shows of old. We will ramp up those components considerably for the forthcoming New-NWOBHM 2018 stage shows. For those who were there first time round in the ‘80s welcome back we have missed you so much. For those about to experience us for the first time prepare yourselves for a journey. Viixen, Lee, Rex, Baz, and Thunderstick will steal your ‘rock ‘n’ roll heart’…”

On returning to this prized venue he reflects:

“The Red Lion in Northfleet has always been a ‘musical basecamp’ for me, both with Samson and with Thunderstick. Iron Maiden have their ‘Cart and Horses’…I have the ‘Red Lion’ Northfleet. Can’t wait to play there this summer.”

Lead vocalist Viixen adds:

“The sky drew dark and low with ominous clouds, the winds shriek, howl, cry, baying wolf like into the black, the first crack of lightening announces the reverberated boom of the overhead Thunder, in the eye of the savage storm thirty years plus in the coming, I will stand centre stage resolute in my ability to control, do not fear I am here for you…”

The Leo’s Red Lion gig will be followed up by a number of festival appearances including A New Day Festival (August 3rd-5th), Hard Rock Hell (November 8th-11th) and Mearfest (November).

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Lychgate Premiere New Track “Republic”

Black metal unit Lychgate have released another haunting new track off their new album, “The Contagion in Nine Steps”. The track, a sprawling take on the band’s trademark black metal/funeral doom crossover titled “Republic” is streaming below.

Regarding “Republic”, Lychgate guitarist Vortigern states:

“‘Republic’ is the intro track of the album. Organ introduces a rhythmic/percussive motif which continues throughout, ending in a frenzied conclusion as the track draws to an end. Lyrically it also sets the stage for the album’s idea of the contagion and the crowd throughout history, beginning here with Plato”

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Fleshworks Sign With Apostasy Records

The meat grinding machine Fleshworks was founded in 2008 to create hard-line death metal without flourish, but in consideration of modern standards of the metal-processing industry. Besides their great debut “The Deadventure”, it was the live presentation of the band, which impressed audiences the most.

They left, quite literally, scorched earth as they shared the stage with Krisiun, Vader, Disbelief, Exhumed or Cephalic Carnage. After a longer break, the Fleshworks are relaunched. With the assistance of its new fuel named Apostasy Records, the five-piece destruction command will present its next product in short.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2018 Adds Doro, Septicflesh And More To Lineup

The organisers of Britain’s Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year’s edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest
Emperor
Bloodbath
Memoriam

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Doro

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Gojira
Combichrist
Septicflesh
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Nightwish
Devildriver
Fozzy

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Watain

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Bloodstock Open Air 2018 Adds Doro, Septicflesh And More To Lineup

The organisers of Britain’s Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year’s edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest
Emperor
Bloodbath
Memoriam

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Doro

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Gojira
Combichrist
Septicflesh
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Nightwish
Devildriver
Fozzy

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Watain

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New EP “Eyes On The Prize” Streaming In Full From Jupiter Zeus

Australia’s Jupiter Zeus is streaming the entire new EP “Eyes On The Prize” via the band’s Bandcamp page, which you can access via the player below.

Tucked away in Perth, Western Australia, Jupiter Zeus are the very definition of a band who seem to have come from nowhere… but its arrival – laden with walls of guitar, hypnotic rhythms and almost psychedelic vocals – is far from quiet.

From the stage or simply blasting in your car; the sound of Jupiter Zeus is as monolithic and grand as its namesakes.

Check out “Eyes On The Prize” here:

Eyes on the Prize by Jupiter Zeus

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New Video “Eyes On The Prize” Issued By Jupiter Zeus

Australia’s Jupiter Zeus issued a video clip for “Eyes On The Prize,” the title track of the new EP issued earlier this month.

Tucked away in Perth, Western Australia, Jupiter Zeus are the very definition of a band who seem to have come from nowhere… but its arrival – laden with walls of guitar, hypnotic rhythms and almost psychedelic vocals – is far from quiet.

From the stage or simply blasting in your car; the sound of Jupiter Zeus is as monolithic and grand as its namesakes. Check out “Eyes On The Prize” here:

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TOOTHGRINDER + METAL INJECTION PREMIERE TITLE TRACK FROM “PHANTOM AMOUR” NEW ALBUM OUT 10/10 BAND TOURING w/BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Toothgrinder and Metal Injection have premiered the title track from the band’s upcoming album Phantom Amour. Listen here. The new album arrives November 10 via Spinefarm Records. It follows Nocturnal Masquerade, the band’s 2015 debut. That album set the stage for Toothgrinder and allowed them to join New Jersey’s long and elite lineage of game-changing metal acts. The band is touring with Between the Buried and Me, Polyphia, and The […]

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TOOTHGRINDER + METAL INJECTION PREMIERE TITLE TRACK FROM “PHANTOM AMOUR” NEW ALBUM OUT 10/10 BAND TOURING w/BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

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Pro-Shot Live Footage Of Napalm Death’s 2017 ‘Glastonbury’ Festival Set Posted

Pro-shot live footage of Napalm Death’s full set at this year’s edition of the “Glastonbury” festival in the UK is streaming below. The band was among the first grindcore acts to ever hit the stage at this prestigious festival.

Check it out below:

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Steve Grimmet Returns To The Stage For 1st Live Show Since Amputation

Following an unexpected leg amputation early this year to prevent the spread of a deadly infection, Steve Grimmet began to learn to walk again after being fitted with a metal prosthetic several months later.

Now Steve has returned to the stage for his first live music appearance following those devastating medical events. Grimmett took the stage on July 14th in Balingen, Germany, at the Bang Your Head Festival. Check out footage of the event below with Steve belting out Grim Reaper’s “Fear No Evil.”

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