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Tarja and Sharon: New BBFs

We’re delighted to be giving the UK debut to the brand new Within Temptation video – featuring none other than former Nightwish singer, Tarja Turunen!

Paradise (What About Us?) is taken from the brand new Within Temptation EP of the same name, out today and also featuring three demo versions from the Dutch symphonic metal masters’ new album!

Check out this most royal of heavy metal pairings below:

The new Within Temptation album will land next year via Dramatico. Catch the band at the following UK dates:

April 11, 2014 | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
April 12, 2014 | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
April 14, 2014 | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
April 15, 2014 | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
April 16, 2014 | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY

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Scar The Martyr

Scar The Martyr

Scar The Martyr, the new project from Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, will make their UK debut supporting grunge legends Alice In Chains and occult rock masters, Ghost!

Catch the band – which also features Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), Kris Norris (Darkest Hour), Henry Derek and Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) – on the following dates:

11/09 London, UK – London Alexandra Palace
11/10 Leeds, UK – Leeds O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/13 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham O2 Academy
11/14 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow O2 Academy
11/15 Newport, UK – Newport Centre

Tickets are on sale now from www.kililive.comwww.seetickets.com and 0844 871 8803.

We’re giving away a FREE Scar The Martyr EP with select copies of our brand new issue! Click here to find out where you can get your hands on one.

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‘Hail to the King’ earns the band their first ever No. 1 UK debut.

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Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie‘s much-hyped ‘Twins Of Evil’ tour made its UK debut at the London o2 Arena last night. Our Merl was there to soak it all in. Here’s what went down.

What happens when two of the greatest showmen in the history of rock ‘n’ roll come together for a tour that, on paper, is so mouth-wateringly huge and stacked with amazing songs that it could very well bring about this whole Apocalypse thing that everyone’s been banging on about this year? Well, what happens in the first half kinda depends on your attitude towards Marilyn Manson in 2012.

Three years ago, our Brian turned up on stage at Download and delivered what has become widely recognised as the worst festival performance by an established and once-great metal artist in the history of everything ever. We’ve gone over the scale of that disastrously bobbins showing enough times since to not bore you with the tear-jerking details once again, but when we saw  Manson put on a similarly dodgy performance in Tilburg, Holland earlier this year, it looked for all the world that the man who once presided over the most scintillating and terrifying circus of horrors that alternative music had to offer had about as much chance of matching up to a Rob Zombie arena show as he had of joining the US Olympics squad for Rio 2014.

And yet, there’s a real sense of cautious optimism floating around the o2 tonight as Manson’s set draws near. Sure, there’s also a healthy number of people that are either a) purely here to scoff at the demise of the Antichrist Superstar or b) not really bothered either way, but for the faithful, there seems to be a glimmer of hope that we could be about to finally see Manson get back in the saddle an deliver a great show again.

And, as the lights cut and an intro tape leads into Hey Cruel World, the first track from this year’s solid Born Villain offering, the immediate results are…mixed. Over the first half-hour of Manson’s set, we witness a seriously ropey and out-of-breath Disposable Teens, a much, much more convincing Love Song and an okay but generally unspectacular No Reflection (complete with admittedly pretty cool-looking Pope attire), and there comes a growing sense that Manson can deal with his lairier, more scream-heavy material than anything which requires an ounce of melody.

Yes, this might sound like a ludicrous thing to pick up on given that the man’s vocals have never been regarded as his strongest point, but when a genuinely gorgeous, haunting song like Coma White is producing cringes all over the place because of how off his voice is, you know something’s still not quite clicking. It’s a real shame, especially given some of the brilliant visuals that are reeled out during his set (Manson stood, centre-stage, drenched by sleet falling from the rafters during Coma White would have the potential to be a show-stealer ten years ago), but there are still yet signs that all is far from lost for the God Of Fuck.

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Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie‘s much-hyped ‘Twins Of Evil’ tour made its UK debut at the London o2 Arena last night. Our Merl was there to soak it all in. Here’s what went down.

What happens when two of the greatest showmen in the history of rock ‘n’ roll come together for a tour that, on paper, is so mouth-wateringly huge and stacked with amazing songs that it could very well bring about this whole Apocalypse thing that everyone’s been banging on about this year? Well, what happens in the first half kinda depends on your attitude towards Marilyn Manson in 2012.

Three years ago, our Brian turned up on stage at Download and delivered what has become widely recognised as the worst festival performance by an established and once-great metal artist in the history of everything ever. We’ve gone over the scale of that disastrously bobbins showing enough times since to not bore you with the tear-jerking details once again, but when we saw  Manson put on a similarly dodgy performance in Tilburg, Holland earlier this year, it looked for all the world that the man who once presided over the most scintillating and terrifying circus of horrors that alternative music had to offer had about as much chance of matching up to a Rob Zombie arena show as he had of joining the US Olympics squad for Rio 2014.

And yet, there’s a real sense of cautious optimism floating around the o2 tonight as Manson’s set draws near. Sure, there’s also a healthy number of people that are either a) purely here to scoff at the demise of the Antichrist Superstar or b) not really bothered either way, but for the faithful, there seems to be a glimmer of hope that we could be about to finally see Manson get back in the saddle an deliver a great show again.

And, as the lights cut and an intro tape leads into Hey Cruel World, the first track from this year’s solid Born Villain offering, the immediate results are…mixed. Over the first half-hour of Manson’s set, we witness a seriously ropey and out-of-breath Disposable Teens, a much, much more convincing Love Song and an okay but generally unspectacular No Reflection (complete with admittedly pretty cool-looking Pope attire), and there comes a growing sense that Manson can deal with his lairier, more scream-heavy material than anything which requires an ounce of melody.

Yes, this might sound like a ludicrous thing to pick up on given that the man’s vocals have never been regarded as his strongest point, but when a genuinely gorgeous, haunting song like Coma White is producing cringes all over the place because of how off his voice is, you know something’s still not quite clicking. It’s a real shame, especially given some of the brilliant visuals that are reeled out during his set (Manson stood, centre-stage, drenched by sleet falling from the rafters during Coma White would have the potential to be a show-stealer ten years ago), but there are still yet signs that all is far from lost for the God Of Fuck.

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The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have announced a further three acts for the Sophie stage at this year’s festival.

Returning to Catton Hall, Witchsorrow threatens the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull: “We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed. God curse us, every one!”

Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts Dripback take a break from the studio to come back to the Sophie stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal. The band commented, “For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with Crowbar, Hatebreed, Testament and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival.”

Finally, Swiss thrashers Battalion make their UK debut at Bloodstock. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say: “It’s the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We’re looking forward to kick some ass there!!! See ya Bloodstock! Cheers from Zurich, the Battalion-Bastards.”

For more details on Bloodstock Open Air, head over to this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE

ALICE COOPER – BEHEMOTH – TESTAMENT – DIMMU BORGIR – DIO DISCIPLES – ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – HATEBREED – SANCTUARY – ICED EARTH – SEPULTURA – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – DEICIDE – MAYHEM – NILE – MOONSORROW – GRAND MAGUS – FREEDOM CALL – BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – CHTHONIC – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I

SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE

ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH – DEMONIC RESURRECTION – EASTERN FRONT – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – SIGHT OF EMPTINESS – PRIMITAI – PYTHIA – CRIMES OF PASSION – SATURNIAN – BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE-ARMED – GONOREAS – COMMANDER IN CHIEF – RISING DREAM – INFERNAL TENEBRA – NOCTEFERIA- EVILE – MARIONETTE – FURYON – DERISION – BATALLION – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK

NEW BLOOD STAGE

DOOMED – GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY – DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION

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American Idol woman + bloke that co-wrote all of the tunes for Evanescence’s first album = ? Make your mind up inside! (Warning: contains an Iron Maiden cover!) Get Download 2010 tickets here! (more…)

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The Bronx’s mariachi alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx, will be making their UK debut as support to (you guessed it) The Bronx in London. (more…)

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The reunited Verve delivered a No. 1 U.K. album for Parlophone/EMI yesterday (Aug. 31) as “Forth” debuted at the top. In a double for EMI labels, Virgin’s Katy Perry started a fourth week at the singles chart summit with “I Kissed a Girl.”

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