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FEATURE: 50 albums that turn 10 in 2017!

A decade is, especially in the music world, quite a long time, even if it does seem to just flash by and feel like just a month. Ten years ago, back in 2007, things were very different; MySpace was still the kingpin of social media, Bring Me The Horizon were dodging bottles whilst supporting Killswitch Engage night after night, and Give It A Name and Taste Of Chaos were still a thing.

Along with all the nostalgic memories, 2007 was also host to a plethora of great records, some being the first major step for a lot of bands towards the lofty heights of their career that they’re revelling in today.

Of course there are hundreds, but we filtered together 50 great albums that turn 10-years-old this year to remember those modern classics.

NOTE: These albums may bring intense levels and high frequencies of smiles, jumping, involuntary head nodding/banging and limb movements, and uncontrollable happiness.

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NEWS: HIM decide to call it day; announce farewell tour!

After a 26 year along career, forming in Helsinki, Finland back in 1991 and releasing eight studio full-length records, self-proclaimed pioneers of love metal HIM (short for His Infernal Majesty) have announced that they’ll be calling it a day, stating that they feel the band “has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said”.

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LIVE: Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth Park (Friday – 04/07/2014)

Date: July 4th, 2014
Venue: Knebworth Park, Knebworth
Website: www.sonisphere.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonispherefestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonisphere

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After a two year absence following the undoubted success they had back in 2011, Knebworth’s Sonisphere Festival has finally returned, once again hosting a stellar line-up across its three days, including metal giants Iron Maiden and Metallica, and dance/rock hybrid pioneers The Prodigy. We made sure we were a part of it, so we headed down to see if Sonisphere is truly back for good.

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NEWS: Sonisphere UK confirms more acts for 2014, including HIM, Comeback Kid and a special ‘Among The Living’ set from Anthrax!

Returning rock weekender Sonisphere Festival, set to take place July 4th-6th at Knebworth Park, has announced the names of yet more acts for its upcoming 2014 event. You can see the new names and an updated poster below:

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LIVE: HIM @ Koko, London (31/10/2013)

Date: October 31st, 2013
Venue: Koko, London
Support: Caspian
Website: www.heartagram.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theheartagram
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theheartagram

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Halloween is the perfect setting for HIM to play their first of two sold out shows at London’s Koko with fans in full costume flooding in to see Finland’s finest love metal band, touring in support of their 2013 album, ‘Tears On Tape’. These people don’t just like HIM, they live for them. There are heartagrams from wall-to-wall inside the venue, whether they’re shirts, patches, tattoos, or posters, the place is covered.

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VIDEO: HIM – Into The Night

Heavyweight rockers HIM have unveiled the video for their track ‘Into The Night. Check it out below.

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LIVE: Download Festival @ Donington Park – Friday (14/06/2013)

Date: June 14th, 2013
Venue: Donington Park, Derby
Website: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/downloadfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/downloadfest

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Another years means yet another Download Festival weekend, one of the leading British music festivals for all of your needs in rock, metal, punk and everything inbetween. With a stellar line-up which featured what could arguably be their best main stage headliners to date, we of course got stuck in with the mud, beer and fun that the festival is more than known for.

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DOWNLOAD 2013 PREVIEW: Kerrang!-core

Welcome to part six in a series of features previewing this year’s Download Festival. Each week, we shall be looking at a particular genre or scene that will be represented at the festival. You may have heard some of the more established bands, but these previews may introduce you to similar bands that are in the same vain.

In part six, we will be looking at bands that you might often find gracing the pages of Kerrang!, specifically those that play alternative rock and pop-punk.

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VIDEO: HIM – All Lips Go Blue

Finnish love metal outfit HIM have just released a music video for their new single, ‘All Lips Go Blue’, where once again we see Ville Valo ago tell us a tale of love and romance in a gothic setting. You can watch it below:

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ALBUM: HIM – Tears On Tape

Release Date: April 29th, 2013
Label: DoubleCross/Universal Records
Website: www.heartagram.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theheartagram
Twitter: www.twitter.com/heartagramteam

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With perhaps what is the most charismatically recognisable frontman in recent memory (not to mention their perceptible ‘Heartagram’ logo), it’s certainly fair to say that HIM‘s distinctive image has served them well throughout their sixteen year career, an ever growing legion of fans drawn by the band’s morose romanticism. Couple this with a sound that’s seeped in doom and gloom pathos and metallic bluster and the formula, such as it remains in eighth full-length ‘Tears On Tape’, delivers a ruthless charm which is nigh on irresistible.

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