ALBUM REVIEW: Delain – Apocalypse and Chill

The fifth full-length release from Delain finds the Dutch symphonic metal act looking towards the future with a combined sense of fear and optimism. Appearing to presage dark, dystopian times, the riffs and beats on the latest album Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records) are countered (for the most part) by the uplifting vocal melodies of singer Charlotte Wessels as they suggest a more hopeful future. Continue reading

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Metallica, Tool, and Queen Top The Lists of Most Consumed Rock and Metal Artists

According to a newly published report by music industry data leader BuzzAngle Music’s and their 2019 year-end report, Metallica is the biggest selling band for the last five years when compared with any other rock group. Queen was the top-selling rock artist of 2019, while Tool’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album was the best selling rock album of the last calendar year. Continue reading

Queen and Adam Lambert World Tour Adds Five More Shows to London Residency

Due to overwhelming demand, Queen + Adam Lambert have added five additional shows to their June 2020 hugely anticipated “Rhapsody” residency at London’s O2 Arena — bringing the total of London performances to 10. The extra shows will take place on June 8, 17, 18, 20 and 21. In what will be their first European dates since the worldwide box office sensation that was the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, They new tour follows their run of dates across the USA and played to sold-out audiences totaling close to 400,000 spectators. The all-new “Rhapsody” show, already hailed as “a marvel of technical advances,” will kick off the new year of 2020 with 17 giant arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The mega-show will then arrive in Europe in late spring, as Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with longtime frontman Adam Lambert on lead vocals to perform shows across nine countries from late May into early July. The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Madrid with two shows on July 7 and July 8. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as the U.K., where dates will center around the 10 London shows at The O2 beginning on June 2 June. Tickets for the U.K. dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today (December 11), at 10 a.m. local time. There are no pre-sales. Tickets are available at the following link. Continue reading

Queen is Nominated for American Music Award For “Bohemian Rhapsody” Soundtrack

Riding high on the success of the epic Bohemian Rhapsody film, a new sold-out and more, Queen continues to ride high late in their career. The band has been nominated for Favorite Album for the American Music Awards. Other nominees include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born and the soundtrack to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. You can vote at the link below.

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Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Perform Hits at Global Citizen Festival 2019

Queen + Adam Lambert headlined the recent 2019 Global Citizen Festival, which took place on September 28 in New York City’s Central Park. Watch them perform ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ live at the festival. Continue reading

Queen + Adam Lambert Books 2020 European Tour

Queen + Adam Lambert have booked a European tour for 2020, a version “Rhapsody” concert experience they toured in the USA this year. The announcement comes on the eve of one of the biggest North American concerts in Queen’s illustrious history. They will take to the stage as headliners this Saturday, September 28, for this year’s annual Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, playing to an expected audience of 60,000. The all-star event has been staged each year since 2012 by the Global Poverty Project, which has set the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Queen +Adam Lambert will star alongside artists such as Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, ONE REPUBLIC and Carole King. The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Denmark on July 1. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the U.K., where dates will center around five London shows at the O2 Arena beginning on June 2. Tickets for the U.K. dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. local time. There are no pre-sales. Tickets (maximum of six tickets per booking) are priced from £45.00 and available at the links below. Continue reading

MY FAVOURITE CONCERT MEMORY: Mikey Page of THECITYISOURS

Modern Metal band THECITYISOURS just released their new album Low and its full of bangers! We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Mikey Page over email to find out about his most cherished concert memory ever! Continue reading