Mark Dean

I'm a 40+ music fan. Fond mostly of rock and metal - my staple musical food delights. Originally from Northern Ireland, I am now based in the UK-Manchester. I have a hectic musical existence with regular shows and interviews. Been writing freelance for five years now with several international websites. Passionate about what I do, I have been fortunate already to interview many of my all-time musical heroes. My music passion was first created by seeing Status Quo at the tender age of 15. While I still am passionate about my rock and metal, I have found that with age my taste has diversified so that now I am actually dipping into different musical genres and styles for the first time.Photo: Mark Dean with Jeff Kendrick of Devildriver - Photography by Olga Kuzmenko
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: CKY and SUMO CYKO in Manchester, UK

Another evening out and rocking with a diverse three band bill in a less than sunny Manchester. All were bands…
Interviews

Interview: Doug Aldrich of THE DEAD DAISIES

I first became aware of the music of Doug Aldrich when he played guitar in a band called Lion in…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: ALL THAT REMAINS in Manchester, UK

All That Remains, despite having a long musical history, were a new name to me personally. I generally tend to…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GRETA VAN FLEET in Manchester, UK

Last time around Greta Van Fleet were tarred with a negative label, that they were mere clones of another great…
Interviews

Interview: JAKE E LEE of Red Dragon Cartel

Jake E Lee was the flash kid that Ozzy picked up during his successful Bark at the Moon and Ultimate Sin…
Interviews

Interview: Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE

Three Days Grace are a band that seem to be a regular yearly touring stop in Manchester. I have been…
Interviews

Interview: Tommy Vext of BAD WOLVES

Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal group formed in 2017. They are best known for their 2018 cover of…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in Manchester, UK

Four band bills always appear to offer fans value for money and help to shift ticket sales, but the reality…
Interviews

Interview: Denis Bélanger (Snake) of VOIVOD

Industrial innovators Voivod have been blasting out their powerful brand of noise for over 35 years. Despite this, I have…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: THREE DAYS GRACE with BAD WOLVES in Manchester, UK

Arriving early afternoon for my interview with the headliners it was clear that many had got the day off work/school…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: VOIVOD in Manchester, UK

Noise innovators and legends Voivod recently celebrated 35 years together as a band by releasing a new album, The Wake.…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: SONS OF APOLLO in Manchester, UK

The combined musical pedigree of the band members is unsurpassed. Quality is guaranteed along with technical virtuosity although with only…
Interviews

Interview: RICH ROBINSON of THE MAGPIE SALUTE

The former Black Crowes guitarist talks about his band, The Magpie Salute, and the release of their latest album, High…
Interviews

Interview: Jon Harvey of MONSTER TRUCK

Don’t tell Monster Truck that Rock is dead. Rock isn’t dead, it’s alive and burning a trail across the globe. Don’t fuck with…
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with CHRIS SLADE

Chris Slade is a Welsh rock musician and drummer, best known for playing for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He…
Film/DVD Reviews

THE ROLLING STONES – FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY SAN JOSE ’99

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ROLLING STONES FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY – SAN JOSE 1999 CONCERT FILM OUT 13…
British Summer Time

Festival Review: British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park – London

British Summer Time has been a regular part of London’s gig schedule since Bon Jovi headlined the first night back…
Interviews

Interview: Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES at Manchester Arena

A very eclectic mixed three band tour rolled into Manchester Arena. Headliners the Hollywood Vampires – with a couple of…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: MONSTER MAGNET at Gorilla Manchester

I have not seen Monster Magnet for several years, I think it was actually at a festival on a sunny…