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Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward is currently hanging with the amazing trio of bands on this year’s Lords Of The Riff tour! Here’s how it’s going so far…

Day 3 – Tuesday March 18th – The Arts Centre, Colchester

Everyone was surprisingly refreshed after the Crobar last night and after some pub grub we were on the road from East London for the short drive up to Colchester. We arrived at the venue, which is stunning. It’s an old converted church set within the old roman wall of Colchester complete with it’s own ancient graveyard. As stunning as it is, it’s a pain in the arse to get a van and trailer to in order to unload and load equipment!

The band set up in quick time so that they could go for the obligatory photo shoot in the said graveyard. Scorpion Child were headlining the night and the stage looked great with the backdrop in front of a huge stained-glass window! Dinner was a delicious vegetarian Chilli that I probably ate too much of and soon the venue was filling up nicely. Again, Buffalo Summer kicked things off and they were soon followed by Monster Truck. I was half expecting the Monster Truck keyboard player to set up in the pulpit at the side of the stage! By the time Scorpion Child hit the stage the crowd had swelled and everyone was ready for the rock! Scorpion Child definitely brought it too! An hour of high energy, high volume rock and roll and again all the punters went home happy! After the show we headed off to get pizza and kebabs (again!) before having a few beers and discussing horror movies back at a friends house. And the tour rolls on…

Catch Lords Of The Riff on the following dates:


Thu 20 Mar – BIRMINGHAM Academy 3 (MT closes)
Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)


Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit (Sheffield shows), (Newcastle, London, Manchester), and (Nottingham). See you at the front.


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Reptilian Death

More additions for Hammerfest 6! Indian grindcore/death metal act Reptilian Death, French deathcore mob Nightshade, UK brutal death metallers Warpath, Stormbringer, Blackstorm, Idiom, To the Bones and Shrapnel all join the party!

The full lineup is now as follows:

Corrosion of Conformity
Grand Magus
Monster Truck
Earthtone 9
Breed 77
Black Moth
Sound Storm
Reptilian Death
Dead Existence
To the Bones
The Bastard Sons

Hammerfest 6 takes place March 14-15 at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Grab your tickets at

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Razor & Tie has announced the addition of the Southern California rock trio KYNG to its worldwide label and publishing rosters. The band is currently well into the writing and recording of its forthcoming studio album, with a single expected later this year.

KYNG will hit the road in late August with SEVENDUST, 10 YEARS, MONSTER TRUCK and AMERICAN FANGS and will join the Hellpop Tour with IN THIS MOMENT, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and ALL HAIL THE YETI beginning October 24.

KYNG comments: “We are very excited to announce that we have signed a record deal with the illustrious Razor & Tie. We are over the moon about being on such a great label and being a part of an incredible roster of bands, including our brothers THE SWORD! We will have new music out for you soon. The world will know…”

Formed in 2008 in Southern California, KYNG‘s sound features a unique and universally appealing combination of heavy and captivating concepts, channeling influences from BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN to the FOO FIGHTERS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. KYNG‘s versatile approach of a sweet devastation bleeds from an artistic drive toward a momentum described as “California Heavy.”

The band’s well-received first album, “Trampled Sun”, was released independently in 2011 with Loudwire calling it “a hard-hitting fusion of rocking goodness,” and Ultimate-Guitar stating, “if they keep churning out records as good as ‘Trampled Sun’, they will be mentioned right up there with MASTODON and the like.”

KYNG is singer/songwriter Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke Magana.

KYNG is managed by Bill McGathy and John Bambino at IndieGoot and booked by Anthony Paolercio at The Agency Group.

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Monster Truck: riffs and beards. No complaints

We’re just a bit pleased to be debuting the brand new album from Ontario riffers, Monster Truck!

Furiosity is officially out may 27, but we’ve got the whole thing right here, mainly because they have amazing tunes and amazing beards, which is always a winning formula with us. Get that head banging below…

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Maryland rockers Clutch are kicking off their summer tour tonight in Fayetteville, AR at George’s Majestic Lounge. Support will be provided by Prong and Lionize. The tour also features festival appearances at the “Forecastle Festival” in Louisville, KY and the “Artscape Festival” in Baltimore, MD. The run is scheduled to wrap up July 22nd in Richmond, VA at The National.

Clutch will also be playing select dates in August with Lionize as well as performing at WWBN’s “Dirt Fest” this August. These shows are scheduled for August 9th – August 12th. Opening these dates will be the band Monster Truck from Toronto, ON.

The band has now rescheduled the two shows that were postponed this May. These dates are now scheduled for November 1st through 3rd; Lionize will be providing direct support and MonstrO will open these dates.

7/11: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge – Tickets
7/12: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater – Tickets
7/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue – Tickets
7/14: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill – Tickets
7/15: Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park (Forecastle Festival)* – Tickets
7/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Tickets
7/18: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall – Tickets
7/19: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club – Tickets
7/20: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend – Tickets
7/21: Baltimore, MD @ Artscape Festival* – Free Festival
7/22: Richmond, VA @ The National – Tickets

8/9: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance – Tickets
8/10: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom – Tickets
8/11: Birch Run, MI @ Birch Run Expo Center (WWBN Dirt Fest)* – Tickets
8/12: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues – Tickets

11/1: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (Sold Out – Rescheduled from 5/13)
11/2: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes – Tickets
11/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out – Rescheduled from 5/12)

*CLUTCH only

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As the Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Slash gears up for the May 22 release of his second solo studio album, “Apocalyptic Love”, he’s announced a run of headlining shows in North America kicking off July 12 and wrapping August 4 with up-and-coming Canadian group MONSTER TRUCK supporting.

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According to the Las Vegas Sun, KISS arrived at the 47th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday afternoon (Sunday, April 1) in a monster truck and full makeup, stealing the spotlight from the nominees, presenters and performers walking the arrivals carpet.

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