ricky-warwickWorkaholic Almighty frontman Ricky Warwick is back in the region this week as support for US sleaze rock heroes Love/Hate and rushonrock will be on hand to run the rule over both acts at Newcastle’s Academy! 

Another band heading our way very soon are the brilliant Blackhole and we’ve grabbed an exclusive chat with frontman Richard Carter. With their debut album due for release next month and a 19-date UK headline tour to come expect big things from the hard rocking Brit kids.

Maintaining the heavy feel of this week’s content we welcome Judas Priest to The Vinyl Countdown and we’re even hoping to catch up with Venom‘s Cronos following the band’s latest stint in the studio.

There’s all the latest news and views from the world of rock and metal plus blogs by friends and rivals Rock O’ The North and Self Made Man. And later in the week we’ll be casting an eye over new releases by Casino Brawl, Frank Turner and the aformentioned Blackhole. Enjoy.