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Revoker announce UK dates with Drowning Pool and Fozzy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 16th January 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Following their 2011 Roadrunner Records debut album Revenge For The Ruthless, Welsh rockers Revoker are set to return this new year and prove to the heavy metal masses that the number 13 is lucky for some!

Revoker, who release their 2nd album in 2013, take a break from the studio in April to tour the UK as main support to co-headliners Drowning Pool and Fozzy (featuring WWE wrestler Chris Jericho).

New blood with fresh ideas to push boundaries but with roots steeped in metal legacy, Wales’ finest 4 piece metal band have already featured on the hotlists of Metal Hammer, Kerrang! and Rocksound magazines.

Revoker have spared no time in laying waste to an abundance of live shows across the globe, baring their teeth at prestigious festivals Download, Ozzfest, Grasspop, Sonisphere and Hammerfest as well as sharing stages with top artists Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb Of God, Skindred, Anthrax and many more.

Drowning Pool & Fozzy UK Tour April 2013

Thu 11th Southampton – The Cellar
Fri 12th Plymouth – White Rabbit
Sat 13th Brighton – Concorde 2
Sun 14th Norwich – Waterfront
Tue 16th Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Wed 17th Rugby – The Vault
Thu 18th Stoke – Underground
Fri 19th York – Fibbers
Sat 20th Manchester – NQ Live
Sun 21st Wrexham – Central Station
Tue 23rd Bristol – The Fleece
Wed 24th London – Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available from the following locations:
See Tickets
Ticket Web



New Found Glory to perform Sticks & Stones in full on Road To Warped Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 19th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Having last week announced their “Sticks & Stones” US Anniversary tour, melodic punk heroes New Found Glory now reveal that UK fans are in for a similar treat this winter.

The Florida fivesome will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their fan-favourite album by performing it in full during the Road To Warped Tour shows ahead of the one off Vans Warped Tour show at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 10th(which will be a regular “hits” set). Expect other familiar faves as well as tracks from their latest album “Radiosurgery” which is out now on Epitaph Records.
The anniversary serves as a trip down memory lane for frontman Jordan Pundik, who recalls in a recent interview with Kerrang! Magazine: “When we recorded that album I was in my early 20s and I hadn’t really experienced life all that much. We all moved out of our homes to California to record it. Before Sticks And Stones, I was still living at home!”

Road To Warped tour featuring New Found Glory & Less Than Jake with support from The Story So Far and Man Overboard.

4th     Nottingham Rock City
5th     Manchester Academy
6th     Leeds University
7th     Glasgow Barrowland
8th     Norwich UEA
9th     Cardiff University Great Hall
10th   London Alexandra Palace – Vans Warped Tour UK (Featuring Lostprophets, Bring Me The Horizon and many more – Please note the NFG will NOT be performing “Sticks & Stones” in full at this show.)

Knock Out Kaine – House of Sins

Posted in Review with tags , , on 25th June 2012 by izaforestspirit

Knock Out Kaine
House of Sins
Released May 2012
Sleaze Rock / Classic Rock
Released via Dust on The Tracks Records

‘House of Sins’ is the debut album from the Midlands-based, British rock band Knock Out Kaine. The band first caught the attention of the crowds and record labels after winning Kerrang’s ‘Best Unsigned Live Act’ award back in 2008.

So after the circus-themed intro ‘The Welcome’, it’s straight into sleaze rock territory with the title track ‘House of Sins’ which sounds like a bastard child of Guns’N’Roses and Mötley Crüe. ‘Liquor Up’ has this catchy feel to it mostly due to the groovy guitars. Then there’s the Guns’N’Roses style ‘Set the Night on Fire’ where the guitar solos and the catchy chorus ensure that you won’t forget it.

‘Backstreet Romeo’ sounds like one of those songs which people like to practice when learning to play the guitar. It’s catchy enough to make it memorable and the lyrics are easy to follow so I’m guessing the difficulty lies in mastering the guitar riffs as well as these guys. Anyway, back to the music… ‘Coming Home’ is the main ballad on here complete with mix of electric and acoustic guitars along with melodic, classic rock style vocals. Then it’s back to the catchy sleaze rock with ‘Going Down (She Goes)’, ‘Somebody Save Me’ and the somewhat cheesy sounding ‘Time’.

4/5 – Sleaze rock at its finest!

Iza Raittila

Weak of Wanting [Band Review]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 11th March 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Band: Weak of Wanting
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Alternative
Site: Weak of Wanting @ VF

One can find many jewels of alternative music when searching the internet and that is certainly the case with Milton Keynes-based alternative band “Weak of Wanting”. The band are influenced by a wide range of bands from Slipknot and Led Zeppelin to Bowling For Soup, Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails. Despite the varied influences, Weak Of Wanting certainly have achieved their own unique sound. The vocals themselves bring a lot to the unique sound that the band has worked hard at creating. The guitars have a very raw sound to them, which perfectly demonstrated on their songs “Bruised” and “North of Misery”. A lot of their songs are very laid-back sounding, aside from “North of Misery” which sounds like an old-skool punk anthem crossed with a Darkthrone due to the aggressiveness of the vocals and the raw guitar riff. The sound quality of their tracks isn’t brilliant but that adds to the immensity of Weak of Wanting’s music.

Weak of Wanting are clearly a very talented band with a lot in store for them. With enough hard work and dedication, combined with their raw guitar riffs, laid back acoustic sections and unique sounding vocals, they could easily become as big as Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails or Bowling For Soup. So, keep an eye out for them on Kerrang and Scuzz.