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Soldierfield Unveil Video For The Only War

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments ()


New video taken from the Manchester band's record, Catharsis

British metal band Soldierfield today release the official video for The Only War, the single is taken from the highly acclaimed 20...

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Win Tickets To See Karnivool At The Ritz

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments ()

Come join us to see a damn find Australian prog band take The Ritz by storm

Read on to find out how you can win a pair of tickets for their show at The Ritz on Tuesday, 28th March.

Not only are Karnivool phenomenal...

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Sense and Saleability: The Commercialisation of Rock

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments ()

A look at how the composition and consumption of music has changed over time, with the burgeoning industrialisation of music the major catalyst

Ever since some greedy, green eyed and besuited businessman realised there was m...

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The Tattoo Tea Party

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments ()

The Rock Fairy pays a visit to Manchester’s biggest independent tattoo convention

Inked folk (and folk not so inked) from all walks of life descended on Event City last weekend for Manchester’s biggest indep...

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Dark Stares - Soul Contract

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:25 PM Comments comments ()

Dark, Queens of the Stone Age inspired rock

Dark Stares; hailing from St Albans the British Rockers have steadily been building a name for themselves since their inception in 2011. From requests to s...

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R.I.P Sir Terry Pratchett

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments ()

Neil Mclean pens a heartfelt tribute to the most rock n' roll of writers

Here at Manchester Rocks we are very proud of to be shouting about the music, both new and old and from infamous bands and unearthing un...

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Spires and Agonyst Announce Tour

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments ()

 Progressive death metal co-headline tour announced for April



Artist collective and home-grown label Eulogy Media present one of ...

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What If: The Rise of Iron Maiden, Neal Kay and Urchin

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments ()

 We look at the impact DJ Neal Kay and Urchin, a band once home to Dave Murray and Adrian Smith had on Iron Maiden's ascent to legendary status

There are peo...

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Revival Sign With Holier Than Thou Records

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments ()

Manchester metal band score a deserved record deal

"We are proud and delighted to announce that Revival have Signed to Holier Than Thou Records," reads an official announcement from the band.

"It's been very dif...

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Yes - Progeny: Seven From Seventy-Two

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 7:40 PM Comments comments ()

 Anthony Firmin is less than affirmative about a Yes live boxset

Prog fans and box sets seem to go together these days. In October 2013 King Crimson released their Road To Red box set containing 24 CDs at the eye wa...

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