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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 4 – Wednesday March 19th – Another Day Off!

Woke up to the smell of bacon cooking as our good host served us up a full English breakfast and a pint of tea! Before we left Colchester we stopped off to pick up some sleeping bags (essential touring kit) and debated going to visit a zoo or a castle but everyone decided to get to the hotel in London and get some much needed rest. In no time we were back in the smoke and the band got some sleep whilst I managed to go home and do some laundry. Later that evening we all met up for some food at possibly the worst Chinese restaurant in the world before heading to The Red Lion in Leytonstone for beers.

We were joined by a few friends including Joe, the guitar player from Orange Goblin, and the night soon started to get messy as everyone started sampling the wide range of guest ales. We ended up back at a friends house drinking whiskey, wine, cider, more beers and whatever else was going whilst rocking out in the kitchen to Captain Beyond and Budgie. I don’t remember leaving but I must’ve staggered home at some point and the band jumped in a cab for the hotel. Days off RULE!

Day 5 – Thursday March 20th – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

Off to the birthplace of Heavy Metal! The home of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest amongst many others. Everyone was feeling a little sceptical about this show as we knew that Red Fang, The Shrine and Lord Dying were playing across town and could seriously affect the turn out. With this in mind I did what anyone in my position would do……….I got in touch with my friends in Red Fang and arranged for them to put us all on their guest list for after Scorpion Child had finished!! We rolled into Brum around 3pm, found a place to eat and did some press before the doors opened. The turn out in the small room was great and all the bands put on a fantastic show. A fan arrived with an awesome cake for the bands (see pic) which I was amazed remained intact throughout the entire evening.

Unfortunately due to the timings of both shows we didn’t make it across town to catch up with Red Fang but we all considered the night another massive success for all involved. After the van got loaded we headed to a friends house, drank some beers and played the cheesy band name game, which involves trying to incorporate different cheeses into band names. I can’t take the credit for it but the best was ‘Crosby, Stilton Nash’!!! Tomorrow, the Lords of The Riff head north!

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 www.seetickets.com (Sheffield shows),www.livenation.co.uk (Newcastle, London, Manchester), www.gigsinscotland.com(Glasgow) and www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Nottingham). See you at the front.

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Wintersun

We have a pair of tickets to see mighty Finnish melodic death metallers Wintersun at the London Garage tomorrow (Tuesday July 16), and all you have to do to stand a chance of winning is answer one very easy question.

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We also recently asked Jari to chat to us about some of his most important influences as an artist. Check it out:

Catch Jari and the boys on the following UK dates…

July 16th – London, Highbury Garage
July 17th – Manchester, Club Academy
July 18th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
July 19th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
July 20th – Belfast, Limelight 2
July 21st – Dublin, The Pint
July 22nd – Bristol, O2 Academy 2

Buy tickets for the tour: http://bit.ly/WintersunUKTour

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Wintersun

We know that melodic death metal heavyweights Wintersun love the heavy shit, so we thought we’d give them a chance to grab some national pride and make frontman Jari Mäenpäa do a Finnish Metal Quiz! We do these things so you don’t have to, ladies and gents…

Catch Jari and the boys on the following UK dates…

July 16th – London, Highbury Garage
July 17th – Manchester, Club Academy
July 18th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
July 19th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
July 20th – Belfast, Limelight 2
July 21st – Dublin, The Pint
July 22nd – Bristol, O2 Academy 2

Buy tickets for the tour: http://bit.ly/WintersunUKTour

 

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According to The Drinks Business, Robinsons Brewery has announced the production of the one millionth pint of IRON MAIDEN’s Trooper beer.

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Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with Norwegian psychedelic quartet SAHG, which specializes in doom-infused ’70s rock, on April 30 at The Pint in Dublin, Ireland.

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Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION on May 16 at The Pint in Dublin, Ireland You can now watch the chat below.

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We’ve got a new lyric video from ace Israeli progressive folk metallers Orphaned Land!

Our Own Messiah is taken from upcoming new Orphaned Land opus All Is One, out June 24 via Century Media.

Orphaned Land play the following UK dates later this year:

11.11. Norwich – Waterfront / UK

12.11. Bilston – Robin 2 / UK

13.11. London – The Garage / UK

14.11. Manchester – Sound Control / UK

15.11. Dublin – The Pint / IRE

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DRINK FOR ME, DONINGTON!

Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer was officially launched last night at a special event at Robinsons Brewery in Cheshire, with esteemed brewing trade representatives from around the globe in attendance.

Taken from www.ironmaiden.com

Check out some pics from the event over on the official Iron Maiden website, and stay glued to http://www.ironmaidenbeer.com/ for more updates on when and where you can expect to lay your grubby mitts on a pint or two of the stuff.

Over a quarter of a million pints have been pre-sold in the UK so far, with over 100 countries set to stock the ale.

“I’m a lifelong fan of traditional English ale; I thought I’d died and gone to heaven when we were asked to create our own beer,” says Bruce Dickinson, who took a hands (and, we suspect, taste)-on approach to the creation of the drink. “I have to say that I was very nervous: Robinsons are the only people I have had to audition for in 30 years. Their magic has been to create the alchemical wedding of flavour and texture that is Trooper. I love it.”

Iron Maiden play Download in June.

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Suffocation: death metal heavyweights

Suffocation are metal as fuck, but are they metal enough for our totally difficult Metal Hammer Death Metal Quiz?

Only one way to find out….

Suffocation hit the following UK venues this month. Expect mayhem:

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

Buy tickets: http://on.fb.me/10X28Hf 
Buy the new Suffocation album Pinnacle Of Bedlamhttp://smarturl.it/Suffocation

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suffocation

Suffocation have set the scene for their upcoming UK tour – by sharing what little they can remember of their last visit.

View the guys talking about cancelled shows, meeting Winger and a crowdsurfing midget below.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, and Suffocation’s recent album Pinnacle Of Bedlam is also on sale.

Suffocation UK tour

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

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