Day: February 20, 2012

KISS, Queen and Faith No More Confirmed As Sonisphere 2012 UK Headliners

SONISPHERE KNEBWORTH has announced three headliners and the first batch of bands for its 2012 event, with tickets available from from 9am Thursday 23rd February. Shooting rockets. Blood spitting. Face Paint. Shiny Boots and utterly jaw dropping triumphant live shows:  SONISPHERE is proud to announce KISS as Friday’s headliner. With a reputation for being perhaps the most flamboyant and entertaining band on the planet, the American Kings will bring their stage extravaganza to SONISPHERE as their only European performance of 2012. While many bands have been chasing the eye liner shock horror dollar and have come and gone without changing the face of music as we know it, KISS have gone from strength to strength garnering praise, success and too many accolades to mention throughout the years, selling over 100 million albums worldwide and counting as the band is poised to unleash new album ‘Monster’ in June 2012.  Says the band: “You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world, KISS”.  SONISPHERE festival is KISS’ invitation to have the best time of your life with long lost friends such as the anthemic  ‘Rock N Roll All Night’, the jubilant singalong ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ and the rallying cry of ‘God Gave Rock N Roll to You’. We would ask you to lock up your daughters, girlfriends and wives, but with Gene Simmons in town, it’s pretty...

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AGHAST! – Live Dangerously

A band that was inspired to form after a drinking game at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, four men put their minds together and the band AGAHST! was formed. Skip forward a couple of years and they have produced an EP, which is set for release this March, AGAHST! are ready to initiate absolute carnage upon us. Their music style is a mixture of grindcore with a hint of death metal, which is mixed with some surprisingly fast, speedy blast beats and mega chord shredding. The vocals are very powerful and remind me of such bands as: At The Gates, The Rotted (formally known as Gorerotted), The Red Chord and The Black Dahlia Murder. Most of the tracks begin with wild and insane blast chords, which have a first-rate approach to technical styles and variety. Approaching with this style, the band has made sure that nothing is missed and every detail has been carefully understood for the majority of the tracks. The band comprises of four members James ‘Anger’ Anson (Vocals), Christiaan Verheij Van-Wijk, (Guitar), Dan ‘Danthrax’ Henderson (Bass) and last of all Nick Plews (Drums). Each member punishes the sound waves with unbelievable mixes and persistent energy throughout. For example, the track ‘Look Alive’ starts off with a wild drum blast then following along-side are the dominant guitar chords, which gel together to give a penetrating...

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