The Dirty Youth for next week’s Kerrang Cover

Today we need your help. Kerrang magazine in the UK are looking for a brand new band (!) for their front cover next week and we of course think that this accolade should naturally go to the best new band in the UK. For our money, there is no better band for the bill than Wales’ finest, The Dirty Youth. These guys are the best of breed and deserve a shot at the big time. As many of you may know, we have been supporters of these guys since the early days and they are pretty hot right now after Continue Reading

The Dirty Youth release long anticipated new Album

‘Red Light Fix’ finally hits the stores Hot on the heels of their recent appearances at Sweden Rock and Download Festival, Wales’ finest, The Dirty Youth have finally released their long awaited new album – ‘Red Light Fix’. The album was mixed by Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford and Colin Richardson, both of whom who have recently worked with such bands as Slipknot, Trivium and Bullet for my Valentine. The album was mastered at the famous Sterling Sound in New York. Heady stuff indeed for a band that six months ago were drawing huge crowds at sell-out gigs but incredibly remained unsigned. Continue Reading

The Dirty Youth – Unplugged

The Dirty Youth – Exclusive Download Festival Preview Special Download Festival Acoustic Preview Tipped to be one of the hottest break-through acts of the year, our good friends The Dirty Youth have released, exclusively to you today, video footage of a track from their forthcoming album RED LIGHT FIX. ‘THIS IS FOR YOU’ is one of 10 astounding tracks on their debut album, due for release on September 19th, 2011. The Dirty Youth are packed full of energy and Danni, Matt, Luke, Leon and Tom have been found tearing up stages across Europe in the last year alone. Normally pushing Continue Reading

New Slipknot Exhibition by photographer Paul Harries

SLIPKNOT EXHIBITION TO TAKE PLACE IN LONDON JULY 12TH-24TH To commemorate 30 years of Kerrang! Magazine as the World’s biggest music weekly and in celebration of the 12 years in which freelance photographer, Paul Harries, has photographed the mighty Slipknot, there will be a photographic exhibition running for two weeks next month at The Strand Gallery in Central London. This is the perfect opportunity to display Paul Harries’ fascinating work that has taken him all over the world. This includes Slipknot’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and as far away as Australia. Over sixty photographs will be on display, including Continue Reading

Enda Madden Photography on Bloodbath Over Bloodstock DVD

Enda Madden Photography on new Bloodbath DVD Swedish extreme metal band Bloodbath release a new DVD featuring their recent live show from Bloodstock Festival 2011. The DVD has been produced with deluxe mediabook packaging and a 16 page booklet which features photography by Enda Madden. As long time fans of the band, we are very pleased to be associated with this project. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for the glory days of death metal, the band’s core line-up has remained mostly solid through the years since their ‘Breeding Death’ EP was unleashed back in 2000.Bloodbath features prominent members Continue Reading

Tank Storming Europe

War Machine is released to rave reviews It’s another busy week in The War Office as ‘War Machine’ was released in the USA last week. The album that has taken Europe by storm is now available throughout stores across the States and online at MVD. The War Cabinet have issued the following statement to all Tank fans in Europe. "Mick, Cliff, Doogie, Chris and Grav would like to say a very special thanks to all our fans in Europe who have helped make ‘War Machine’ the success that it has become. The album has exceeded all of our expectations in Continue Reading

John Pilger on ITV tonight

The War You Don’t See John Pilger’s new film, ‘The War You Don’t See’, will broadcast tonight, Tuesday 14 December, on ITV1 at 10.35pm GMT. Having premiered at the Barbican on Tuesday 7 December 2010, the first Pilger film since 2007 is also currently showing at the Curzon Soho in London and at cinemas nationally. Find out more Watch the trailer Read New Internationalist interview with John Pilger about the film BBC Radio 4 interview with John Pilger about the film

The Price Of Freedom

  The Price of Freedom Although the sole purpose of this site is to showcase my work and share with you the immense pleasure I get from both rock music and photography, I cannot do so today. Today there are darker matters to be addressed. This will be the first time I have deviated from the music related format of this site but recent events have taken a sinister turn and I must speak out against what can only be described as international orchestrated bullying and intimidation. I am of course referring to the pursuit and intimidation of WikiLeaks founder Continue Reading

Judas Priest farewell to UK at High voltage 2011

Judas Priest announce final world tour Judas Priest are one of the true classic heavy metal bands, who for three decades have travelled the world putting on spectacular stage shows and thrilling audiences worldwide. They have been making music that over the years has influenced many (including such bands as Metallica and Pantera) and have sold over 30 million albums worldwide. They are a band who have shaped the music of generations with such landmark, genre defining albums as “British Steel”, “Painkiller” and “Screaming For Vengeance”. Thirty one years after Judas Priest sealed their reputation as one of the world’s Continue Reading