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Friday, October 29, 2021

Incoming! Unity


Sometimes the seemingly most surprising idea can also be the most obvious: German-Italian melodic metal act The Unity, consisting of Gamma Ray members Henjo Richter (guitar), Michael Ehré (drums) and bandmates Gianbattista Manenti (vocals), Stef (guitar), Jogi Sweers (bass) and Sascha Onnen (keyboards) are set to release their first live album ‘The Devil You Know – The Unity Live’ on Steamhammer/SPV on 12 November 2021, their very own reaction to the lockdown, which has still not been fully lifted. “For months, music fans were denied the most important thing in their lives: live concerts! That's why we decided to give our fans exactly that, The Unity live,” explains Michael Ehré, adding: “Some may feel that it’s a little early to bring out this kind of recording after only three studio releases. But for us, this is both a salute to our fans and a consolation to make up for the many shows that didn't happen.” 

‘The Devil You Know – The Unity Live’ was recorded between 2017 and 2020 during tours through Germany and a number of other European countries, at shows in small, overheated clubs with sweat dripping from the walls, but also at big festivals such as the Masters Of Rock in the Czech Republic and in Germany at the Karlsruhe Knockout Festival and the Bang Your Head in Balingen. The track listing focuses on material from their albums ‘The Unity’ (2017) and ‘Rise’ (2018), but in ‘We Don't Need Them Here’ also includes the single release from their third album ‘Pride’ (2020), a song which was discussed controversially at the time of its release and was one of the highlights of their tour with Rhapsody Of Fire. Talking of which: The Italian band was only one of several renowned groups with whom The Unity have toured extensively. Just as unforgettable were their concert tours alongside Sinner, Edguy and Axel Rudi Pell, where The Unity presented their outstanding skills every night, advertising their subsequent equally acclaimed headlining tours. 

Due to its numerous concerts, it comes as no surprise to experts how rapidly the group has developed during the first four years of its existence. ‘The Devil You Know – The Unity Live’ shows excellently rehearsed musicians, bursting with enthusiasm and proving their impressive live presence not only with their greatest hits ‘No More Lies’, ‘The Storm’, ‘Never Forget’ and ‘The Willow Tree’, but also in direct contact with the audience, thanks in particular to frontman Gianbattista Manenti, who has evolved into a world-class vocalist, forming a tight unit with his technically accomplished band colleagues.

The first single release from ‘The Devil You Know - The Unity Live’ will be a live clip featuring ‘Close To Crazy’, with excerpts from The Unity’s performance at the Masters Of Rock in Vizovice, Czech Republic, in front of an audience of 22,000 and with comedy star Sascha Grammel and his famous puppet, the “eagle pheasant” Frederic Freiherr von Furchensumpf, putting in a guest appearance. The latter has been a self-confessed The Unity fan for years and frequently comes to the band’s shows. The album was mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler, and the front cover courtesy of Felipe Machado (Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Iron Savior) introduces The Unity’s new mascot Dave, who is honoured by the album title. Manenti says: “There is an English saying: ‘Better the devil you know than the devil you don`t’. We think this motto perfectly describes the situation the world currently finds itself in.” 

Last but not least: The booklet, designed by Alexander Mertsch (Deep Purple, Saga etc.), presents an extensive photo collection with lots of live pictures and a number snapshots of fans, who will definitely like to remember the band`s great shows. Looking at it this way, for both band and fans alike, this live album is much more than simply a consolation prize!


Gianbattista Manenti (vocals)
 Michael Ehre (drums)
 Henjo Richter (guitars)
 Stef E (guitar)
 Jogi Sweers (bass)
 Sascha Onnen (keyboards)

Eagles tour news


TThe EAGLES - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – return to the U.K. bringing their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed tour to the U.K. in June 2022. Performing classics spanning across their career, including “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado,” and many more, the tour begins on June 17th in the Netherlands at Arnhem’s, Gelredome Stadium, before making stops at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium, Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium and Dublin’s Aviva Stadium before closing at London’s BST Hyde Park. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 5 November at
In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016. The RIAA recently certified Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977 as the best-selling album in history (38-times Platinum) and Hotel California as the third best-selling album (26-times Platinum).
In Liverpool and Edinburgh, Eagles will be joined by special guests, Little Big Town.  The multi award-winning, Little Big Town has earned more than 45 award show nominations and has taken home nearly 20 awards, including multiple GRAMMY, AMA, People’s Choice, CMA, ACM awards, as well as, an Emmy award. Their most recent critically acclaimed studio Album ‘Nightfall’ has propelled their bands lifetime global streams to a colossal 2.3billion.
Iconic, timeless and unmissable, the Eagles return to the U.K. in Summer 2022. For complete information, visit
General on-sale for Eagles begins 9am Friday 5 November at For complete information, visit
Friday June 17th 2022                Arnhem, Gelredome*
Monday 20th June 2022             Liverpool Anfield Stadium*
Wednesday 22nd June 2022       Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium *
Friday 24th June 2022                Dublin Aviva Stadium*
Sunday 26th June 2022              London BST Hyde Park~
*Joined by special guests Little Big Town
~ London BST show joined by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Armoured Saint - Symbol of Salvation hits 30!


Live album celebrates the 30th Anniversary of "Symbol of Salvation"

ROX Interviews bassist Joey Vera about the album and the band's history. The album is out now on Metalblade Records on CD/DVD, vinyl and digital.

Freakshow - heralding Nu Metal 2.0?


Heralding Nu-Metal 2.0?

Eddie's Reviews: Gamma Ray 30 Years Live


All the Rage!

 All The Rage!

ROX Network interviews metal legends Rage about their new album "Resurrection Act" on Steamhammer Records.

ROX Interview: Ghosts of Sunset find no Saints in the City

 No Saints in the City?

ROX Network interviews Ghosts of Sunset

Halloween thrills and scares with ROX Radio!

Halloween thrills and scares with ROX Radio!

Halloween thrills and scares with ROX Radio!

Brace your souls for the ROX Radio Halloween Spectacular!
Spread across 3 nights, ROX Network brings you 3 shows of scarily good rock n metal. That's nearly 5 hours of music for your Halloween!

Starting with the Roxie Show, Friday 29th at 9pm.
Stream/download 24/7 from our website
or via most media streamers and Podcast players!

These shows...

Friday, October 22, 2021

About ROX Network!


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Magnum roaring back in 2022


New Magnum Album ‘THE MONSTER ROARS’ to be released 14th January 2022

New single (plus video) on 12 November 2021

"I Won’t Let You Down" forerunner to the new album ‘THE MONSTER ROARS’

Tour begins on 28th March 2022

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Fans of British rock band Magnum will have to wait just a little longer before they finally get their hands on the much-anticipated new studio album. Titled ‘THE MONSTER ROARS’ it will be released 14 January 2022.

But there will be new music from the band this year: guitarist Tony Clarkin, singer Bob Catley and their comrades in arms Rick Benton (keyboards), Dennis Ward (bass) and Lee Morris (drums) have already announced a couple of singles: With the forthcoming "I Won’t Let You Down" (including lyric video), out on 12 November 2021, Magnum present a typically deep melodic mid tempo song featuring a memorable chorus with stylish string accompaniment for added lustre. This will be followed five weeks later, on 17 December 2021, by a second pre-release track, 'No Steppin’ Stones", also including a lyric video.
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‘THE MONSTER ROARS’ features twelve new songs in total, with a few little surprises thrown in! On top of the regular disc, Magnum are releasing a limited box set with three extra bonus tracks, including a new version of ‘Days Of No Trust’, the opener of the 1988 album classic ‘Wings Of Heaven’, a new remastered version of ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, the very first single of their career from 1975, and a previously unreleased track from the same era. And from March 2022, the band will finally be returning to Europe for a major tour (see below for dates).

1. The Monster Roars 3:57
2. Remember 5:05
3. All You Believe In 5:01
4. I Won't Let You Down 3:57
5. The Present Not The Past 5:27
6. No Steppin' Stones 3:57
7. That Freedom Word 4:52
8. Your Blood Is Violence 6:44
9. Walk The Silent Hours 4:51
10. The Day After The Night Before 4:23
11. Come Holy Men 5:01
12. Can't Buy Yourself Heaven 5:00

"The Monster Roars" will be released on January 14th, 2022 through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:

=> CD DigiPak
=> Limited Box Set
=> 2LP Gatefold, 140 g, red vinyl, printed inner sleeves
=> Download / Streaming
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=> Exclusive CD/LP Bundle with a shirt only at the Steamhammer shop
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=> 2LP Gatefold exclusive coloured edition only at the Napalm shop
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Exclusive 2LP Gatefold exclusive coloured edition only for the UK
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Truckfighters gig news

 FUZZLETTER Oct 19th 2021

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This newsletter is all about our

Debaser + Bar Brooklyn Nov 19th + 20th

One day passes / Schedule / New bands

The last additions to the line up are:

Probably the best band from Ukraine, ever, will enlighten our festival!
Heavy rock with focused in the doom field. 🤘
Probably the best rock band out of Romaina!
A new fuzzy garage rock duo will do their debut show!

Tickets at TICKSTER and 
FUZZORAMASTORE (weekend tickets only)


🤘 = Debaser , 🌵 = Bar Brooklyn
🤘22:40 - 00:00 TRUCKFIGHTERS
🌵22:00 - 22:40 VOKONIS
🤘21:05 - 22:00 STONED JESUS
🌵20:35 - 21:05 STEAK
🤘19:45 - 20:35 ASTEROID
🌵19:15 - 19:45 FIRESTONE 
🤘18:45 - 19:15 ROADKILLSODA 
🌵18:15 - 18:45 THE GRISTLE
🤘22:40 - 00:00 SKRAECKOEDLAN
🌵21:55 - 22:40 SWAN VALLEY HEIGHTS
🤘20:55 - 21:55 LOWRIDER
🌵20:20 - 20:55 KINGS DESTROY
🤘19:45 - 20:20 ENIGMA EXPERENCE
🌵19:15 - 19:45 BESVÄRJELSEN
🤘18:45 - 19:15 ELDEN
🌵18:15 - 18:45 THE DUNES

Upcoming live shows

19/11 2021
 Fuzz Festival, Stockholm, 
29/4 2022 Desertfest London, England
30/4 2022 Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
1/5 2022 Voodoo, Belfast, North Ireland 

26-29/05 2022 Desertfest Berlin, Germany



20/11 2021 Fuzz Festival, Stockholm, 

Enigma Experience 
20/11 2021 Fuzz Festival, Stockholm, 
26-29/05 2022 Desertfest Berlin, Germany

Swan Valley Heights
20/11 2021 
Fuzz Festival, Stockholm, 

20/11 2021
Fuzz Festival, Stockholm, 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ROX Network interviews Ron Tippin from Widetrack

 ROX Network interviews Ron Tippon from US rockers Widetrack, October 2021.

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ROX Interviews Peavey Wagner from Rage


Eddie from ROX Network interviews Rage founder member Peavey Wagner about the band's new album "Ressurection Day".

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Rage in My Eyes


Out Now! Brazilian Heavy Metal Rage In My Eyes New EP “Spiral”

L - R - Magnus Wichmann (Guitar), Francis Cassol (Drums),Jonathas Pozo (Vocals), Pedro Fauth (Bass)

Photo Credit: Tiemy Saito

Rage In My Eyes has been working on their second release under this name over the past year and are excited to finally bring it  to fruition. “Spiral” will join the 2019 full length “Ice Cell” under this current band name, however, the musicians also released 3 full length albums “The Sniper” (2012), “Skeletons Domination” (2008) and “Darkness & Light” (2006) under the name Scelerata, which ran from 2002-2018. The band explains the new EP:

“This EP was written and made during a pandemic. All band members suffered losses of loved ones during the pandemic, some directly related to covid, some not. Also due to covid, the band couldn’t get together in a practice room to jam to the tracks. Each member had to work on their part separately, which was something new within the band. Plus, some songs were being written and arranged during the recording sessions, so we felt it was being made in real-time. All of the above impacted lyrics and the songwriting. We like to think of this EP as a way to say farewell to our dear loved ones and as a spiral of emotions that keeps coming and going.”

It’s evident that creating a journey for the listener is of utmost importance for the band; they explain that the tracklist was carefully thought out and placed in particular order and the EP is best enjoyed from beginning to end. The EP is five songs long with a total running time of under 20 minutes for a nice succinct burst of Brazilian heavy metal flavour that will leave listeners wanting more from this long-running and highly talented group of musicians.

Lightly proggy, and technically approachable, Rage In My Eyes brings a South American flair to traditional heavy metal. They are recommended for fans of Symphony X, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

The new EP is out as of October 15, 2021 and available on Rageinmyeyes.bandcamp.comSpotify.

Music Video “And Then Came The Storm” -

Track Listing:
1. Farewell (1:32)
2. And Then Came The Storm (5:01)
3. Dare To Defy (3:40)
4. Spark Of Hope (5:06)
5. Spiral Seasons (3:54)
EP Length: 19:20

EP Band Line Up:
Jonathas Pozo - Vocals
Magnus Wichmann - Guitar
Pedro Fauth - Bass
Francis Cassol - Drums

Live Band Line Up:
Jonathas Pozo - Vocals
Magnus Wichmann - Guitar
Pedro Fauth - Bass
Francis Cassol - Drums
Matheus Kléber - Accordion (special guest)

For more info:

RAGE IN MY EYES introduces to the world a unique kind of music. Being from southern Brazil, the band shows a side of the country most people don’t know about. Blending heavy/prog metal with elements of milonga – which is a music genre from southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina – the band presents new sound to the metal genre.

The band’s first album “Ice Cell” was recorded in 2017 and 2018, partially in Los Angeles due to drummer Francis Cassol’s move to the city and partially in their native Porto Alegre, Brazil.

For 16 years the band went under the name Scelerata, which had a huge history in the Brazilian heavy metal scene. The band had three albums released worldwide, including the internationally acclaimed album The Sniper – partially recorded in Germany, at the Blind Guardian studio – that featured guest appearances from Paul DiAnno (former Iron Maiden) and Andi Deris (Helloween).

Scelerata was also Paul DiAnno’s official Brazilian backing band from 2009 to 2014, playing 50+ shows with this heavy metal icon. With this huge background, the musicians are now aiming for the future.

RAGE IN MY EYES have teamed up with some of the best professionals in the heavy metal business to deliver a head-turning EP in 2021 entitled “Spiral” to follow the success of their 2019 full-length “Ice Cell”. The new EP will feature plenty of material for all different types of metal lovers. It has great guitar riffs, fast drum parts, intricate instrumental parts plus powerful yet melodic vocals.

The EP was written and made during a Covid pandemic. All band members suffered losses of loved ones during the pandemic, some directly related to Covid, some not. Also due to Covid, the band couldn’t get together in a practice room to jam the material. Each member had to work on their part separately, which was something new within the band. Plus, some songs were being written and arranged during the recording sessions, so they felt it was being made in real time. All of the above impacted the EP’s lyrics and songwriting. They like to think of this record as a way to say farewell to their dear loved ones and as a spiral of emotions that keeps coming and going during Covid times.

RAGE IN MY EYES’ new EP “Spiral” is due out October 15th, 2021.

Shared Stage with:
Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Kamelot, Gamma Ray, Angra, Edguy







Stepping into the brand-new Marshall Studio with legendary producer Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Gun, Feeder), Bad Touch have recorded a rocking cover of Allman Brothers classic Midnight Rider.

Vocalist Stevie Westwood said “The original is one of mine and Chris Sheldon’s all-time favourite songs, and I’m thrilled with how our version came out. It’s got harmonies out the wazoo, it’s heavy, dirty and Rob’s guitar solo is a belter. It might bother the Allman Brothers purists, but hopefully everyone loves it one eighth of as much as I do.” Speaking on the upcoming tour, he added “I honestly cannot describe to you the feeling of being back at it with my brothers, we’re overjoyed. We’re fired up and cannot wait to be playing to all of you.”

Stream ‘Midnight Rider’ now:

Released ahead of their November 2021 tour, Bad Touch were one of the first bands to enter the new state of the art Marshall Studio recording studio.

Photo Credit: © Will Ireland

The Marshall Studio is a state-of-the-art recording facility located at Marshall Amplification’s global headquarters in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire built around a 70’s Neve 8048, heavily modified and customised for Marshall by Neve specialist Blake Devitt. Stevie Westwood described working there as “an amazing opportunity. After such an awful 18 months for the music business, to be invited to such a space was a real gift… and we thank Chris for making our tunes sound interstellar.”

Bad Touch will tour the UK in November and December 2021, previously rescheduled from April 2021 (all original tickets remain valid). Special guests on all shows except Leo’s Red Lion are PISTON.

Tickets are now available from

Photo Credit: © Joby Sessions

The 15-date tour includes their hometown Norwich (Nov 17), Newcastle (Nov 19), Glasgow (Nov 20), Southampton (Dec 1) and London (Dec 2), plus many more dates.

Bad Touch will perform songs from their critically acclaimed current studio album “Kiss the Sky”, as well as songs from their vast catalogue. Known for having a reputation as one of the UK’s hardest working bands, Bad Touch are looking forward to performing live for their UK fans in November and December.

Bad Touch are Stevie Westwood (Vocals), Rob Glendinning (Guitar), Daniel Seekings (Guitar), Michael Bailey (Bass) and George Drewry (Drums).

"Bad Touch's performance is headlining status"

- Planet Mosh

"Bad Touch know their music and their music knows no bounds"

- Rush On Rock

"Bad Touch are infectious."

- This Is Not A Scene

"Soaring riffs...powerful vocals...Bad Touch win over the crowd with ease, thanks to a refreshingly modern sound."

- Unknown Press

"Bad Touch are growing into one of the UK's best new bands."

- Rock Gig Reviews




Norwich, The Waterfront Studio

Wednesday 7th November 2021


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The Waterfront, 139-141 King St, Norwich NR1 1QH

Newcastle, The Cluny

Friday 19th November 2021

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36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

Glasgow, King Tut's

Saturday 20th November 2021

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272A St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RL

Dundee, Beat Generator Live!

Sunday 21st November 2021

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70 N Lindsay St, Dundee DD1 1PS

Manchester, The Bread Shed

Monday 22nd November 2021

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126 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HL

Nottingham, The Bodega

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

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23 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED

Wolverhampton, KK's Steel Mill

Wednesday 24th November 2021

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Starworks Warehouse, Frederick St WV2 4DU

Leeds, The Key Club

Friday 26th November 2021

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66 Merrion St, Leeds LS2 8LW

Buckley, The Tivoli

Saturday 27th November 2021

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Brunswick Rd, Buckley CH7 2EF

Newport, The Patriot

Sunday 28th November 2021

Main St, Crumlin, Newport, NP11 4PT

Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Monday 29th November 2021

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11 Womanby St, Cardiff CF10 1BR

Exeter, The Cavern

Tuesday 30th November 2021

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83-84 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RP

Southampton, The Joiners

Wednesday 1st December 2021

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141 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NS

London, O2 Academy Islington 2

Thursday 2nd December 2021

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16 Parkfield St, The Angel, London N1 0PS

Gravesend, The Red Lion

Saturday 4th December 2021


Crete Hall Rd, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 9AA


God Is An Astronaut release new album Embers

  GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT  has mesmerized audiences worldwide with their distinctive sonic tapestry both in dynamic live performances and throug...