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Demons & Wizards – ‘Demons & Wizards’/’Touched By The Crimson King’ (Century Media)

Demons & Wizards, the power metal supergroup led by Hansi Kirsch and Jon Schaffer, haven’t had the most prolific recording career; in the 21 years since they formed, they’ve only managed to get two records out. Blind Guardian and Iced Earth have kept both guys busy, but they’ve finally got back together, are heading out on tour this summer across Europe and there’s a third album on the way. As it’s been a while since we last heard from them, it’s not surprising that Century Media have decided now is a good time to reissue their previous output, giving us a chance to shine a spotlight on them once again.

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Slam Dunk – Leeds, Temple Newsam Park – 25 May 2019

Long revered as the home for all things pop-punk and alternative, Slam Dunk has made itself a flagship brand in the festival market, putting on the kinds of line-ups that seem to have featured every single up-and-coming hot act that could possibly fit within the brackets of punk, hardcore or metalcore. For all of its differences from its predecessors (most notably in the lack of a Midlands date which sees a lot of familiar faces from the heartlands plonked up North, and in the larger festival site of Temple Newsam Park), Slam Dunk 2019 is still doing its damndest to champion acts old and new that represent the best of alternative culture with the likes of Angel Du$t, Milk Teeth and Anti-Flag all on early in the day as if to prove just how stacked this year’s line-up is.

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