Archive for North Wales

Gloryhammer announced for Hammerfest VI

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 28th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Gloryhammer – the new power metal band spearheaded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes – have been announced for Hammerfest VI next year in Wales. They will be joining a host of other bands that includes KreatorOverkillSoilwork and Unleashed.

Hammerfest VI takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th March 2014. Further details can be found at the Hammerfest official website.

Gloryhammer online:

http://gloryhammer.com
http://facebook.com/gloryhammer

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Irish rock band Sweet Taste join Rocksector family

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 21st February 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The Irish rock outfit Sweet Taste have joined the Rocksector Records roster and have also announced details about their new EP Hit The Spot which will be released on 22nd April 2013.

With a genuine exuberance this Belfast-born classic rock sounds fresh and exciting, with songs beautifully crafted and played. Audiences at a Sweet Taste show will testify to the band’s skills in the live arena and with Hit The Spot the band has fine-tuned its recording to combine the energy of a live feel with a modern clarity of sound.

Formed in 2009, the band self-released a 3-track EP in September of that year and via a true commitment to live shows soon forged a place as one of Ireland’s most sought-after live acts. They’ve appeared at some of Ireland’s premier venues such as The Limelight, Spring and Airbrake, and The Empire Music Hall.

In 2011 Sweet Taste crossed the waters to appear at Hard Rock Hell in North Wales, appearing alongside bands such as Black Stone Cherry, Quireboys, Therapy? and Crash Diet.

Sweet Taste were just recently confirmed for an acoustic set at SOS Festival in North Manchester on 20th July and further tour dates are anticipated around the same time. Meanwhile, they launch the new EP with a Belfast show at The Empire Music Hall on 18th April.

The band is offering a free MP3 download of the song Get Your Groove On from the EP. Go to this location for the MP3, together with a sampler video.

 

Huntress confirm first ever UK shows plus Hammerfest 5 appearance

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Huntress will play their first ever UK shows in October 2012 including a London appearance at Metal Hammer’s Halloween party.

The LA outfit will play Bournemouth and Cardiff before joining Black Spiders at Islington Academy on October 29, 2012.

All proceeds from the London show will go to two awesome charities – Childline and Health Partnership Nepal – and with tickets coming in at just £3.50 and shots of Kraken and pints of Hobgoblin at recession-slaying prices; you really have no excuse not to be there. Huntress will be on stage at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now – click here to purchase tickets.

October 2012
26th         BOURNEMOUTH – Sound Circus
27th         CARDIFF – Bogiez
29th         LONDON – O2 Academy Islington

And Hammerfest 5 (In Fear of the Dragon) have just announced Huntress will grace the event now in its new location at Haven in Pwllheli in North Wales.

They’ll be joined by Candlemass, Hatebreed, Destruction, Napalm Death, Enslaved, Senser, 4Arm, Stuka Squadron and Winterfylleth with many more to still be confirmed.

Hammerfest 5 (In Fear Of the Dragon) takes place between March 14-17, 2012 in it’s new location of Haven. Hafan y Môr Holiday Park,Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.

For more information & tickets click here.

The event is already close to fifty percent sold and we have a ton of great acts still to announce so grab your tickets fast .

Jettblack announce special guests for UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 3rd September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Night By Night – the five-piece hard rock band from London – will be guest support for Jettblack’s debut UK headline tour, set to take place in October of this year.

This run of dates is something we’re 100% geared up for, as it’s our first ‘proper’ headline tour of the UK; meaning we can deliver a set which represents both albums, ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ [2010] and ‘Raining Rock’ [2012]. We’ve got more flexibility to put on a show, and not fire through the set at 100mph! It’s all about entertaining and leaving (hopefully) with a smile ear to ear, sweaty locks, and a stiff head-bangin neck! The last London date was a sell-out, so get in there quick! Hands shall be Dirtied & Rock will Rain! Can’t wait to see ya!” comments Matt Oliver, drummer of Jettblack.

Night By Night guitarist Ben Christo adds “We’re absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road with the mighty Jettblack. It’s gonna be a challenge to match their super-polished, high-octane melodic metal, but we’re ready to rise to it!

Tickets can be purchased here

UK TOUR – OCTOBER 2012

10th – The George, Andover
11th – Bristol, Exchange
12th – Joiners, Southampton
13th – Bogiez, Cardiff
14th – Rock City, Nottingham
16th – The Stereo, York
17th – Trillians, Newcastle
18th – Voodoo, Belfast
19th – The Pint, Dublin
20th –Eric’s, Liverpool
21st – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
26th – The Underworld, London
28th – Exeter, Cavern

Jettblack are also confirmed to play Hard Rock Hell 2012, which takes place in North Wales from 29th November – 3rd December.