U.K. alt metallers Skindred are coming home, for a special headline show in Cwmbran as part of the Stadium Rocks event. Taking place at Cwmbran Stadium on Saturday 26th October 2019, the one-day event also features Those Damn Crows, as well as several others.
Kiefer Sutherland’s second album, the 10-song ‘Reckless & Me’, arrived earlier this year on a wave of praise the album is set for a deluxe release on 27th September 2019 release via BMG. ‘Reckless & Me Special Edition’ includes the original album along with a bonus disc featuring Sutherland’s full concert in Berlin.
Iron Maiden are set to play their largest ever show in Northern Ireland, as part of Belfast's Belsonic Festival. One of only 2 U.K. dates for the band in 2020 along with a headline appearance at Download Festival, the news comes almost 29 years to the day since the occasion of their first Belfast show, on 24th September 1990.
Download Festival has announced Iron Maiden, Kiss and System of a Down as headliners for 2020's event. Joining them are Disturbed, Korn, Black Veil Brides, The Offspring, Deftones, Gojira, Of Mice and Men, Alestorm and Daughtry as the first bands to be announced for the festival that takes place from 12th - 14th June, at Donington Park, UK.
Madfish are set to release the ultimate box set of Gentle Giant music. Highly regarded in the prog-rock world for the 12 albums they released between 1970 and 1980, this comprehensive set sees the band’s catalogue augmented by 15 new concert albums: seven never previously released, and seven never previously officially. A 30-disc collection, 'Unburied' Treasure will be released on 6th December and is limited to 2000 copies.
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing is returning to the stage. Joining Priest alumni Les Binks and Tim 'Ripper' Owens, the trio will perform with David Ellefson, who is bringing his 'More Live With Deth' event to KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on 3rd November 2019. The showcomes as part of a wider European run from the Megadeth bassist.
Norwegian pop mega stars A-ha are set to release their 'millennium comeback' albums on expanded vinyl format. Due for release ahead of their 2019 UK and Ireland dates which start in Dublin on 29th October, 'Major Earth Minor Sky' and 'Lifelines' hit the shelves on 27th September.
There is no need to be as lucky as the regular winners of Spin Palace Casino. When your name is David Hasselhoff and you've become a sort of cult actor thanks to TV shows like Supercar and Baywatch, you'll be in the spotlight whatever you do, let alone if you decide at the age of 67 to make a new album containing some tracks with metal veins!
Van Halen's are to release a box set of their Far East singles discography. Coming on 1st November, 'The Japanese Singles 1978 - 1984' is a 7” Vinyl Collection that features replicas of the 13 singles and b-sides previously released exclusively in Japan, from the band’s first six multi-platinum albums.
Battle for the Lake is back for its 10th edition, and this year’s festival promises to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever. Set on the stunning Achill Island, Keel Lake will provide the most idyllic backdrop for a weekend of surfing, music, and craic. Battle for the Lake takes place from 27th - 29th September 2019.