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stone-godsAnother week and another dose of all that’s hot and heavy in the wacky world of rock and metal. If live music’s your bag then check out ska-punk-sleaze rock hybrids Sonic Boom Six at Trillians tomorrow night. But if you can’t be arsed to get off your arse then stay right here for another feast of musical delights.

Brit rock heroes Stone Gods (pictured) are the latest band to get The ‘Load Down treatment as we continue our exclusive guide to the greatest acts at Download 2009. And the delightful Robin Beck  returns to these pages as we discover exactly what makes the pop rock queen tick in the rushonrock Rider. But that’s not all folks…

There’s some Self Made Man and a cheeky bit of classic thrash from Anthrax, plus a look ahead to a raft of must-hear new releases in essential reviews section Rock Solid. Enjoy the ride and rock on.