And it should be a cracker as the likes of Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Lostprophets, Him, Cinderella, Airbourne and The Gaslight Anthem all prepare to unleash new rock in 2010.

We’re already looking forward to catching Kiss on their UK arena tour, AC/DC at Download and a whole load of other loud and proud rock and roll heroes strutting their stuff.

And we’ve got plenty of new ideas and features lined up for your favourite independent rock and metal website. For now we focus on the records to look out for this year.



The Gaslight Anthem – Rock and roll Springsteen style

Iron Maiden – Metal, plain metal

Fables Last Stand – Sleaze-soaked rock from the Toon

Cinderella – Hair metal given a new shine

The Glitterati – Back from the dead rock madness

Lostprophets – Have a Wales of a time

Voodoo Johnson – New kids on the rock block

HIM – Yes, him

Airbourne – Aussie excess

Hot Leg – More hot stuff from Hawkins