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Hard Rock Rising 2015

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you ready for carnage? 

Hard Rock Cafes Manchester has called on emerging local talent to rock out for the opportunity to take the stage in Barcelona with Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest and most far-rea...

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Death Ape Disco Sign To Ripple Music

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Trust us when we say this is a band to look out for

Brighton rockers Death Ape Disco are pleased to announce that they have officially inked a deal with the California-based label Ripple Music to release a foll...

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Godsized Return With Heavy Lies The Crown

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Zakk Wylde approved band announce details about their second album

Godsized, who Zakk Wylde told us are "an ass kicking band," - and beleive me, he;s right - are set to return with their second record, Heavy Li...

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The River Versus Announce New Single Gallows

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Manchester prog band to launch the single at Kraak this Friday

"It's like Ben Folds Five having fisty cuffs with NOFX!"

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Triaxis Release Third Album Details

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Album cover, title and track listing revealed

South Wales metallers, Triaxis, announce they will release the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Rage and Retribution’ album, on May 18th 2015 vi...

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Daft Cover Versions Of Thunderstruck

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Flaming bagpipes and bluesgrass: Becuase we all need a reason to slack off work for five

There's no denying the sheer size and velocity of AC/DC, they're a little bit popular. Couple that with the wonderful world wide web...

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The Whitesnake Turns Purple

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

The Whitesnake turns Purple… or is it just a facelift? Anthony Firmin readies his scalpel

Back in the late 70s and into the 80s Whitesnake were my favourite heavy rock and blues band. I first saw them at Rafter...

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The Darkness Return With Last Of Our Kind

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Hear new single Barbarian and check out pre-order details inside

Since rococo rock gods The Darkness first raided the headphones of the world with the heavy metal axes and glam rock wailings of hit single I Believe in a Thing Called Love, their journey ...

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UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars review

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hard rock legends roll back the years & rock it out!


Brian Mclean

Hard rock legends UFO return with their 22nd studio album following 2012’s superb Seven Dead...

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Breakfast With Mummy at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester This Mother's Day

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 This Mother's Day, Sunday 15th March, Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is offering a special morning dedicated to all Mums





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