Metal giants Mastodon are on the road this month in support of the sensational Crack The Skye and we’ll be bringing you a full review of their show this week.

Also under the rushonrock spotlight are reformed rockers Nazareth and Self Made Man will be dispatched to cover their gig in Newcastle this weekend.

We’ve got new interviews with Europe and The Crave as both bands enjoy the recent resurgence in soft metal. And rising stars of the European rock scene, Elvis Jackson, feature on the latest rushonrock Rider. Godfathers of thrash, Metallica, feature on the latest 12@12 and there’s more. We review and rate new releases from Finntroll, Jon Oliva’s Pain, State Of Rock and revisit some classic Thunder. There’s all the latest news and the views of bloggers Self Made Man and Rock O’ The North. If it rocks, it rushonrocks!