You immediately know you’re in trouble when you walk into a metal gig and not only are you twice as old as the rest of the audience put together but your hair, despite a few (but increasing) grey threads, is longer than same, with the exception of the barmaid. We should have known it was

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D.R.U.G.S. - who visit Belfast this coming Sunday, as support to Black Veil Brides - have released a new single, We’re All Fucking Crazy.
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WELL one of the worst kept secrets in rock in Norn Iron was confirmed tonight when it was said that Foo Fighters would be headlining Tennents Vital Day One at Boucher Road playing fields on August 21st. That's a positive tick in the rock column...

Black Keys as support....nah. Stone Roses Day two, definite no...

Likelihood of

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Swedish hair metal chart-toppers Europe head the list of the latest band’s confirmed for this year’s Download.

Joey

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Like most provincial holiday resorts, Portrush – stuck on a rocky promontory on the Atlantic-facing north-west coast of Northern Ireland – is a pretty dismal place outside of the holiday season, populated by handfuls of hardy locals, manic-depressive transient students and hungry seagulls. And, with this being

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Congratulations to Million Dollar Reload on signing to Frontiers Records.

The Italian label - home to the likes of Whitesnake, Jeff Scott Soto, Mr Big, Crazy Lixx and many, many more - will

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Deluxe re-issues of the classic Thin Lizzy albums Nightlife and Fighting, together with a previously unseen live DVD, were released on Monday March 19.

Both albums come with bonus discs of b-sides, demos and previously unreleased material.

Nightlife,

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Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T are to release their third studio album, Address The Nation, on Edel’s earMUSIC label, distributed by Absolute via Universal, next Monday (March 26).

Address The Nation, produced by Grammy award-winning Tobias Lindell (Europe,

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Belfast ‘genre mongrels’ Bomb City 7 are to release their new single, Paranoia, this Thursday (March 22).

Described as “a storming party anthem in the making”, it is follow up to hip-hop/punk/rock/disco five piece’s debut Songs From The Bomb City EP, which

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Had one fun shoot with Lisburn band Full Rejector.  From some double action in the practise shed and then some casual trespassing, it was good fun!  Can’t wait for their debut E.P. to come out.  :-)

Check them out at:

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WITH the UFO ticket winners drawn (congrats to NJ and SB, thanks to everyone who entered!) there still remains the small matter of Wednesday night.

Ormeau Avenue might just explode as there is so much rock in the Limelight and the Spring and Airbrake.

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