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Black Velvet Magazine
UK Independent Rock Music Magazine
UK Independent Rock Music Magazine

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Black Velvet Issue 87 is online now and includes:

Interviews with Hardcore Superstar, Delain, Michael Monroe, Zebrahead, Fozzy, Nothing More, Lynam/Adler, The Struts, Light You Up, Jake Johnson and Stuart Woolfenden.

Concert reviews of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard/Whitesnake, Lifehouse, Tremonti, Mallory Knox, Backyard Babies, We Are The Ocean, Delain, Michael Monroe, Against The Current, Light You Up, Fozzy, Nothing More, The Struts and Zebrahead.

Album, Single and EP reviews of Zebrahead, The Jokers, Escape The Fate, Sons Of Texas, Patent Pending, Devil Strip, DirtbagRepublic, Mayday Parade, Girlschool, Fearless Vampire Killers and more.

Column by CK Gillon of The King Lot.

DVD Reviews of Twisted Sister, Black Veil Brides and Rage Against The Machine, Fansite Focus, BV CV, Eatin' Ain't Cheatin' and more.

The issue is now online over at

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Black Velvet Issue 86 Out Now includes:

Interviews with Lifehouse, Shinedown, Don Broco, We Are The Ocean, Wilson, BITERS, The Dirty Youth, Estrella and Liberty Lies.
Concert reviews of Havoc Festival (featuring Fearless Vampire Killers), Don Broco and The New Blacks.
Birmingham Zombie Walk 2015.
Column By Ryan Lilly (Screaming Eagles)
Album, Single and EP reviews of Lifehouse, Bon Jovi, Heartbreak Remedy, Jupiter Falls, Stone Angels, Set It Off, Blacklist Union, Elasea, Shinedown, Backyard Babies, Don Broco, BITERS, Screaming Eagles, City Of Thieves, Motion City Soundtrack, Eat The Gun, Calm For The Restless, Osukaru, Whitemoor and more.
Fansite Focus, BV CV, Supersonic Future Superstars (featuring Kodiak Jack and The Endeavour) and more.
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Black Velvet Issue 85 includes:
Interviews with Ginger Wildheart, Papa Roach, Sleeping With Sirens, Nothing More, Fearless Vampire Killers, Skarlett Riot, Light You Up and This Legend.
Concert reviews of Jon Bon Jovi, Pierce The Veil / Sleeping With Sirens, The Subways, Set It Off, Ginger Wildheart and Fearless Vampire Killers.
Slam Dunk Festival (South) Report.
Column by Brian Kroll (My Son The Bum).
Album, Single and EP reviews of All Time Low, The Maine, The Dirty Youth, Circa Waves, Eureka Machines, Nashville Pussy, Soley Mourning, InMe, We Are The Ocean, Trucker Diablo, Wilson, Zebrahead, Three Days Grace, Bellevue Days and more.
Fansite Focus, BV CV, Supersonic Future Superstars (featuring Phoenix Calling, Sirens In The Delta and Monster Sound) and more.
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Black Velvet Issue 84 has 56 pages and features: 
Interviews with Set It Off, Halestorm, We Are Harlot, Seether, Danko Jones, Bumblefoot, The Answer, The Subways and EofE.
There are concert reviews of Gerard Way, The Used, Steel Panther, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Yellowcard, Less Than Jake, You Me At Six
An article on the disappearance of Richey Manic and a ‘No Manifesto DVD review
Column by Michael Campbell of Symmetry
Album, single and EP reviews of The Subways, Skarlett Riot, Danko Jones, Bonafide, Light You Up, The King Lot, Halestorm, Thunder, Bumblefoot, The Veronicas, Hardcore Superstar, Gun, The Answer, Alien Ant Farm, We Are Harlot, The Amsterdam Red Light District, Uli Jon Roth, The Val and more.
The Amorettes and Pryti are featured in our Supersonic Future Superstars section.
The issue is up online for everyone else to read at

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Issue 81 of Black Velvet Zine is out now and is the final printed issue of Black Velvet (before we go fully online!)

It includes:

Interviews with The Summer Set, Halestorm, Chevelle, Delain, Toseland, Lit, Reachback, Lacey, Twister, My Favourite Runner Up and Everybody Looks Famous.

Concert reviews of Within Temptation, Richie Sambora, Lit and The Summer Set.

Jon Bon Jovi in Mexico.

2 page Slam Dunk Midlands Report.

Album, single and EP reviews such as Saliva, Chevelle, Seether, Reachback, Zoltar Speaks, Heavy Honey, The Cringe, Diaries Of A Hero, The Tripdown Project, MisterNothing, Matty James, Martyr De Mona, Fahran, My Favourite Runner Up, A New Day, Sevendaze and more

'A (Musical) Note From...' - Mitchel Emms of MisterNothing. Read a regular column which is written by a different musician every issue. In a band and want to write a column? Get in touch.

'Me, Me, Me & My Rock CV' - If you have a job in the music industry you get to tell us what you do and why you do it. This issue featuring metal DJ Emidio Vaz.

All the usuals such as DVD Reviews & Supersonic Future Superstars (this issue featuring Casino Thieves and Carson).

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Black Velvet - Issue 80.

Includes interviews with MisterNothing (featuring Mitchel Emms), Within Temptation (Sharon den Adel), Less Than Jake (Chris Demakes), Taking Back Sunday (Adam Lazzara and John Nolan), Brandon Boyd/Sons Of The Sea, We Are The In Crowd (Jordan Eckes & Mike Ferri), Tom Keifer, Room 94, Decade (Joe Marriner), Rat Attack, Jet Pack, Will Black, In depth interviews, talking about interesting subjects, discussing themselves, their music and their lives. Concert reviews. Album, single reviews. And more. Order at
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