Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

Upstairs at the O2 Academy 3 Sheffield where beer flows at a mere £4 a pint and access is via a ramrod-steep staircase that is more treacherous than a razor-lined phosphate conveyor-belt that drops into a tank of irate killer-whales [more of that later] — we had the pleasure, this weekend, of watching fifteen aspiring …

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Babajack played their notoriously and biologically essential rhythms desperately — and earnestly — on cigar-box guitar and well-slapped cajon…. With Becky’s flame-hair swishing through the thin-air and the carefree indifference of Trevor — well, hell … It kinda made us feel as if the whole world was actually OK… And — If only for a moment — we could still all have a good time…

Symphonic power metal band KAMELOT – with Thomas Youngblood – are set to bring their unique blend of monstrously epic metal to HAMMERFEST 12-15 MARCH 2015. Hammerfest promises to be yet another cracking edition as it celebrates its seventh year – this time with a pirate metal themed event Hammerfest – now in its regular home at …

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HRH AOR, Europe’s biggest AOR residential festival, has announced the first 10 bands for 2015. Included in this early announcement is Starz– the power pop band from New Jersey, United States. Starz has a cult following. Several 1980’s glam metal artists have cited this band as a major influence. This band rose from the ashes …

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Perhaps the only problem with the Great Escape in Brighton is that all stages seem to be scattered casually around the hilly town. You tend to walk miles around the twisting maze of lanes – squeezing through narrow alleys – just to hunt down your favourite artists that are hiding in tiny venues. So, armed …

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Down in the Bonga Wonga Show Room things were warm and sultry. Perhaps the hottest place around the Hafan y Môr Holiday Holiday Park in Pwllheli – the Bonga Wonga area – next to the boating lake – was the setting for the latest venture from those wonderful guys at Chic Festivals ( they have …

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Hard Rock Hell, Europe’s leading residential rock festival, is pleased to announce Blue Öyster Cult, Krokus and Vardis for its 8th cycle. Joining BOC after a 7 year absence from the UK are Swiss multi-platinum selling rockers, Krokus. With 14 million album sales and over 17 studio albums, it’s about time they get back onto …

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Hammerfest 6 (Book of the Dead) on 13th/16th March 2014 at Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd,North Wales boasts an immense line-up including Kreator, Over Kill, Soilwork and Grand Magus. I have now added MORE PICKS to my earlier piece. 1: IDIOM HF Riffage Stage Friday 7:55 New album ‘Movement’ to be released on ‘Dirt Track Records’ on 10 March 2014 …

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This year’s HARD ROCK HELL 7 – billed as the “Cirque du Rock” became a series of exciting discoveries and largely unexpected unearthings – especially for those thrill-seekers (like me) who enjoy the adventure of experimenting with new sounds and discovering new sensations. So, for example, newcomers the ‘Screaming Eagles’ gained tremendous recognition for their …

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