Great new scheme from AFM!!!

Become An ‘E-Card’ Carrying Member Of The Best Free, New Music Club Around
 Hi everyone!!

Welcome to the latest news from M.E.P.R……..

Last week saw the release of a brand new scheme from AFM to increase awareness of new albums and material before the respective albums hit the streets and beyond. Please publish this to your web sites and news feeds asap…

Magazine Editors – if you should want to carry physical cards as part of this promotion, please get in touch.

The AFM Music Club and V.I.P. Area is a new idea from the guys at AFM to give ordinary members of the public free access to downloadable music well in advance of the album being released and beyond.  
Easily accessed by going to and registering with the code MG52K2V, this service aims to give members direct access to the top tracks from bands such as Ministry, Fear Factory, Orden Ogan and Elvenking, straight to the public by means of an email alert or physical membership card which was last in use as part of the labels huge U.D.O. celebrations at this year’s Wacken Festival, and is also backed by this YMLP campaign and a full campaign on Facebook. 

Artists currently included in the first batch of songs in the Music Club include

1. Ministry – Double Tap
2. Fear Factory – Recharger
3. Vore – The Unseen Hand
4. The Murder Of My Sweet – Black September
5. Nightmare – Shattered Hearts
6. Kissin’ Dynamite – I will Be King
7. Ektomorf – The Cross
8. U.D.O. – Hardcore Lover (Remix)
9. Crystal Viper – Witch’s Mark
10. Words Of Farewell – Ever After
 ….amongst many more, but the label with be updating the list monthly with alerts going out in advance to all registered users. Whilst the V.I.P. Area currently allows members free streaming of the brand new At Vance album “Facing Your Enemy”.

Ektomorf’s “Black Flag” album (released here September 3rd), just one of the releases featured in the new AFM Members Music Club now.

Registration Code; MG52K2V

Vega – New Album/Tour Update

Don’t want to say too much, or more importantly, can’t say too much, but after hearing a snippet of their soon to be released 2nd album, the highly accomplished Brit rocker’s Vega have a stunning set of songs that will take them to the top of the pile, and make their peers weep into their cornflakes. I’m almost tempted to offer a money back guarantee myself, I’m that confident of its success. My money’s safe!

Make sure you catch them on tour in November

York Fibbers            Nov 2nd
Nottm Rock City     Nov 3rd

Random Rant (No.2 Ticketmaster) Arrrgggggghh!

Now I dont have much option here as Ticketmaster are probably the best of a bad bunch. I have tried lots of others (Eventim/See Tickets/Ticketline etc) and whilst have all proven to be OK, I have had some nervous periods awaiting my tickets to arrive. Whereas generally with TM I rarely have to wait more than a couple of weeks for my tickets. Which is good.

My real gripes are concerning allocation of tickets, handling fees, postage charges, charges in general

1. Tickets
Usually a group of us travel together to see gigs, and in some instances that can mean 6-10 of us wanting to see the same gig. Rather than all buying separately, I try to purchase the tickets so we can all be together. I’m talking MEN/Apollo here, and not the Manchester academies where the only option is to stand.

Anywho, I wanted 7 tickets recently for Rammstein (I have a big chip regarding Rammstein tickets). The past twice I have received tickets and we have actually been behind the fuckin band! Theres no apologies from MEN or Ticketmaster as I feel that these tickets should only be offered as a last minute and not a early bird offer. At least they should be offered with a warning!

I couldnt buy 7 tickets so I bought in groups of 4 and 3. I opened two tabs on my computer, and bought both sets of tickets within seconds of each other. Both were for the same block but one batch of seats were in Lower Block Row E, the set of 4 in the same block, but row V. What the fuck is that all about

More importantly, why is it not possible to buy the tickets that you actually want. I recently had the best seats ever for Journey recently but this must have been a fluke, as all the other gigs I attend, its a pure lottery for the allocation of your ticket

2. Fees in general
My biggest issue with Ticketmaster. I recently bought 8 tickets for Alter Bridge. Thankfully I could buy 6 for seating, and my son and his mate wanted to be on the floor. The ticket prices were the same, but the handling and postage fees were more expensive for standing tickets than for seated!! WTF!

The seated tickets cost £2 (std Post Office price). I didnt think my tickets were made of a precious metal to attain a cost of £2. The standing tickets postage charge was a whopping £5 recorded delivery. WHY? What is so fucking different to charge £3 more for standing ticket postage over seated. I was expecting a team of naked vestal virgins to deliver the ticket on a velvet cushion whilst sat on white Arabian Stallions, and get a BJ out of my £5

Also why do they charge you £2 to do all of their bastard work for them and print your own tickets out at home.

Pearl Jam were right…FUCK Ticketmaster!

Random Rants (No.1)

So I went to see Judas Priest last night, and they were pretty damn good. Theres not many bands that serve you a big dollop of cheese with your metal and get away with it, but JP can. I go to shitloads of gigs but last night a few things got up my tits

1. If your guitar (you know who you are Richie Faulkner) doesnt work after 4 songs, go old school and use a fuckin lead and not a radio transmitter.

2. I dont know if its because I was sat near an exit in the circle, but I have never seen so many middle aged blokes get up and go for a piss. Go to your doctors and get your prostates checked out. They have tablets for that sort of thing. One bloke in the row in front of me got up 6 bastard times, That really took the piss!

3. Rob, you are a Metal God ‘an all, but Cher changes outfits less times than you did last night

4. Rob, When I pay £45 for a ticket, I want to hear YOU sing it. Its Judas FUCKING Priest, and NOT a Robbie Williams gig

5. Oh yeah, finally. If you have paid a lot for a ticket, I expect to hear a band, and not the twat sat next but one to me trying to have a converstion with his missus (sat next to me). He even kept on trying to engage the bloke in the row in front into conversations throughout the evening

Apart from that, they fucking rocked. I am assuming that most of my rants happen at all the gigs I attend but last night somthing struck a chord, and it wasn’t Richie Faulkner (for four songs anyway)

Next in the series……Ticketmaster!!

Alter Bridge announce UK arena tour!

Following their awe-inspiring slot at the Download Festival this past weekend, ALTER BRIDGE are delighted to announce they will return to the UK this Winter for their first arena tour here.
Since ALTER BRIDGE formed in 2004, the band have built a diehard fanbase through relentless touring and stellar live performances, selling more than a million albums and in the process becoming one of the most respected rock bands in the world. Their third studio album, AB III, released last October and rocketing up to #9 in the UK album chart, was phenomenally received by critics and fans alike, blasting away any preconceptions and firmly lodging itself in many ‘Top 10 “end of year” lists.
Special guests on the trek will be none other than their Southern rockin’ labelmates BLACK STONE CHERRY, who just two weeks ago released their brand new album ‘Between The Devil And the Deep Blue Sea’, crashing into the UK national album chart at an impressive #13.
An additional opening band is yet to be announced. Tickets are £24.50 regionally and £26 for London and will go on general sale from 9am on Friday 17th June from
Get your rocks off at:
Tue 22nd Nov – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Wed 23rd Nov – CARDIFF Motor Point Arena
Thu 24th Nov – MANCHESTER Evening News Arena
Sat 26th Nov – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Sun 27th Nov – GLASGOW SECC
Tue 29th Nov – LONDON Wembley Arena

Highlight of my day! James Durbin rocks with Judas Priest

James Durbin, 4th placed on American Idol and set for mega-stardom, perfoms with the current God Of Metal, Rob Halford and Judas Priest

PS. A 17 yrs old lad with a voice that has the depth of Jordans clunge won the comp overall, Scotty McCreery (a bona fide one-trick-pony if ever I heard one!!) He definitely put the C*nt into Country