Wakfield venue, The Snooty Fox, in survival plea

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A West Yorkshire music venue is struggling for survival.

Owner Malcolm Shipman says that Wakefield’s The Snooty Fox needs a £15,000 cash injection to secure its future, and hopes to raise the money via a crowdsourcing campaign.

Says Shipman: “Live music venues all over the country are closing down. People can’t afford to go out as often as they used to – but venues are needed for when people do want to go out.”

“The Snooty Fox is an internationally-known venue thanks to its innovative streaming of all gigs on the internet. Despite that, surviving his getting harder and harder. The venue is in debt. But I don’t just want to get out of debt; I want the Snooty Fox to be better.”

If the funding campaign is successful, the £15,000 will go towards ensuring The Snooty Fox’s financial stability, upgrading the sound system and improving the live streaming service.

TeamRock Radio presenter Dewsbury has a longstanding connection with the venue and said today: “We have plenty of arenas and mid-sized venues, but bands don’t start out playing there. They start in the Snooty Foxes – and for young bands to have video of their early gigs, so they can evaluate their own performance, is invaluable.”

“Malc is one of the good guys in the industry and the passion with which he runs the place is unreal. The UK needs places like the Snooty Fox.”

You can make a donation to help secure the future of The Snooty Fox via Malcolm Shipman’s GoFundMe page.

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Anthrax to record new drum tracks on Game Of Thrones set

Scott Ian Throne Room PicThrash fans partial to a bit of HBO smash hit series Game Of Thrones rejoice! Sort of…

Scott Ian, guitarist with thrash metal legends Anthrax, has revealed that they are planning on recording drums for the band’s new album on the Belfast throne room set of the hit TV show.

Speaking to the Metal Hammer Magazine Show on Team Rock Radio, Ian explained: “I asked Dan Weiss ‘Hey man, what would be the possibility of us recording the drums for the next album in the throne room?’ Like we bring a mobile studio and set up the drums, mic everything and record in here. He says ‘Oh my God that would be the sickest thing ever. We know the guys that can make that possible.’

“All of you out there who watch Game Of Thrones, much like me, probably think it is a very metal TV show. And just know, the reason for that is that one of the creators of it is a huge metalhead.”

Ian has previously indicated that Anthrax will release a new album in 2015.

You can hear the entire interview with the Anthrax axeman on this week’s Metal Hammer Magazine Show at 9pm, on TeamRock Radio starting at 9pm BST.

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Huntress pay tribute to Lamb Of God at Download festival

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Jill Janus, frontwoman with Huntress, says that her band are being seen as “legit” thanks to thanks to Lamb Of God.

Huntress will play a set on the Red Bull Stage at Download festival this weekend, something which Janus puts down to their supporting Lamb Of God on their US and UK tours.

Speaking to TeamRock Radio at Download, Janus said: “We toured pretty extensively last year with with Lamb Of God in North America, and came over for their UK run. We were able to expose ourselves to a new fanbase. A lot of people were really excited to see us at Download, so we’re looking forward to meeting them again.”

And Janus vows that they’ll be making the most of the Download exposure: ““Stepping into such a massive tour with Lamb Of God, a really legit metal tour, we won them over,” she says.

“What’s really exciting is seeing people come around and become true fans. Being here at Download, that’s going to trickle over.”

You can list to Huntress’ interview with TeamRock Radio below.


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