Ireland's legendary Sunstroke Festival has been revived for 2020. Taking place over 2 days at Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare from Sat 13th - Sun 14th June, the alternative fest will feature Faith No More, Deftones, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and host of others.
Ghost’s ‘Ultimate Tour Named Death’ finally rolled into Dublin on Wednesday night (20th November 2019), bringing with it a gothic metal spectacle unlike any other. Marking the band’s first ever headline show in Ireland, the set at the 3Arena proved just why the Swedish outfit are on the rise to becoming one of the biggest acts in the genre.
Download Festival has announced more bands to join headliners Iron Maiden, who are continuing their Legacy of the Beast tour, Kiss on their 'End of the Road' run, and System of a Down. The world’s premier rock event takes place form 12th - 14th June 2020, at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.
Two years after their greatest triumph, Marillion returned to the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night (18th Nov 2019), to begin a two-night stint at the iconic London venue. Billed as 'Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra', the five-piece were augmented by a string section, flute and French horn for the shows which marked the end of their two and a half week U.K. run.
BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996 - 2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002), and Master Of The Moon (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks.
Guitar wizard Joe Satriani has announced a string of May 2020 UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”. The six-date UK run will start at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, finishing up at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Canadian luminary Tim Baker, lead singer of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! has released a new solo single and EP ‘The Eighteenth Hole Variations’ via AWAL. The track is taken from his debut critically acclaimed solo album ‘Forever Overhead’, which was released earlier this year.
K.K Downing returned to the stage on Sunday night (3rd November 2019) for a blistering performance that marked his first full live show in almost a decade. Backed by a stellar band that included fellow former Judas Priest members Les Binks and Tim 'Ripper' Owens, the one-off event took place at K.K's venue, the Steel Mill, in Wolverhampton.