Bach in Hardbach

Jez Fielder | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

When the dustjacket of your autobiography reverses to present a large colour poster of your semi-naked self, you KNOW you're hot. The wild, irrepres...

Why Hevy is the Perfect Antidote to the UK's Festival Apathy

Olly Hunter | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

It's very easy to be cynical about festivals. It's becoming ever more popular to criticise the expensive glut of weekend music party's in fields than to appreciate exactly how vital they are to the culture of the UK.

A New Breed: The Best Breaking Bands in 2014- Calling All Cars & Shrine

Olly Hunter | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This is the first in a series of New Breed blogs introducing some of my favourite breaking bands that have passed by my radar in 2014. Every summer ha...

An Interview With Babymetal - Bow Down to Your Kitsune

Colin McQuistan | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Colin McQuistan

You must be familiar with Babymetal. They are the most absurd fairy tale to hit recorded music in recent memory; a smashing together of two mutually exclusive musical genres. A cartoon with 35million Youtube hits. And I am about to sit down with them, if I'm being brutally honest, to see if they actually exist.

WATCH: This Head-Banging Construction Worker Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Comedy

The music genre, we mean. Not the material. Being a construction worker, we imagine he prefers cement. Possibly. Either way, it's utterly hypnot...

The Return of Sonisphere Festival- 4 Unmissable Bands On Knebworth's 40th Birthday

Olly Hunter | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

Whilst Glastonbury dominates the headlines and thousands of muddy revellers still try to get their heads around Metallica headlining, back towards London metal horns are emerging on the horizon. Knebworth House is hallowed turf...

Download Festival 2014

Rebecca Hobbs | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Hobbs

Before a foot had trodden on the hallowed Donington turf, many an armchair promoter and naysayer wailed at the 2014 offerings. With competition from other festivals and the memory of 2013 there was always the expectation that this year would be a quieter one for Download. Well as quiet as a rock and metal festival can be.

The Tent Is King- A Download Festival Guide Featuring letlive, Marmozets and Arcane Roots

Olly Hunter | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This weekend the hallowed fields of Donington Park will welcome 120,000 metal heads to bang their heads, throw their horns and lose their minds to a who's who of metal, rock and alternative music.

In Praise of Metal

Horace Trubridge | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Wikipedia used to list 34 subgenres of heavy metal. These included everything from Christian Metal to Neo-Classical Metal - I'm particularly intrigued by Nintendocore and Viking Metal - so this is indeed a rich and diverse underworld of music that most of us have not been exposed to.

Download Festival 2013: Firing On All Cylinders

Rebecca Hobbs | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Hobbs

The 2013 offering of rock and metal always looked good on paper. In an odd way it almost looked too good, a tantalising smorgasbord of music whose taste would never quite live up to the presentation.

Download Festival: Mud, Metal and SCREAMing

Will Stubbs | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Will Stubbs

These are my people. They just don't know it yet. I'm on a packed train out of London, surrounded by black-shirted music fans; all of us bound for Castle Donington and a weekend of the heaviest of all metals.

WATCH: Metal Cover Of Super Mario Is Unbelievably Good

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Tech

This one doesn't take too much explaining - Eric Calderone is an incredible guitarist, who makes metal covers of various nerdy songs, tunes and pop so...

London Olympics: All That Glitters May Not Be, but Every Medal Is Still Pure Gold

William Rhind | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
William Rhind

It is the object of desire, the point of all the sacrifice, the endless hours of training, the steely resolve - the gold medal. It is a thing of beauty - but, I'm afraid, not actually gold.

WATCH: The Ultimate Heavy Metal 'Doctor Who' Theme Cover

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Comedy

It turns out that the Doctor Who theme has been covered in a heavy metal way a number of times, but never has it ever been covered so heavily, so meta...

New 5p And 10p Pieces 'Could Cause Skin Disease'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

New nickel 5p and 10p coins should be investigated over the possibility they may cause disease, a group of skin experts has said. The dermatologist...

Metallica: The Lost Tapes

Mike Peake | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Mike Peake

Oh bother. It was the headline, wasn't it? You popped in because you thought I'd unearthed evidence that Master Of Puppets was only one third of an in...

Captain SIB's Musical Discoveries 2nd Edition - Fozzy

Iain Fraser | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Iain Fraser

Originating from Texas but now mainly based out of Georgia, this group of metal infused musicians comprise of Chris Irvine(Jericho), former WWE wrestler and actor, Rich Ward, Frank Fontsere, Sean B. Delson (all part of underground metal-rap band Stuck MoJo) and Billy Grey.

Iron Maiden Rock Glasgow

Iain Fraser | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Iain Fraser

Well here we are, Iron Maiden live in Glasgow, tonight!! This is indeed going to be an awesome event for any fan of the Iron's.