This week we can’t help but go Kerrang! kerrazy as the rock mag’s annual showcase of upcoming metal heroes rolls into town. Not surprisingly rushonrock will be sweating it out with the rest of a capacity o2 Academy crowd in Newcastle this Wednesday and we’ll be bringing previews, reviews – the lot!

Of course the band we’re most looking forward to moshing along to is the brilliant Black Tide (pictured) but we’re expecting great things from Japanese crazies Dir En Grey and headliners Mindless Self Indulgence (they’ve got to better than their Leeds Festival show, surely?). Plus there’s the usual mixed bag of blogs, reviews, news and previews as we wrap up your rock world in a week. Enjoy!