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  • Michael Sweet - One Sided War

    In what promises to be Stryper front-man Michael Sweet’s most intense solo release to date, “One Sided War” showcases a full plate of hard rock & classic metal riffs from start to finish. One Sided War marks Michael’s 7th studio solo album and it clearly proves that he is still at the very top of his game! “I’ll tell you about it”, says Michael, “Musically it’s my heaviest solo album.   Go to the article ›

  • King Of The North – Get Out Of Your World

    Get Out Of Your World is the second album from Australian rock act King Of The North, set for release on August 5, in twenty two countries, through Dirty Rock in Australia and N.Z. and Rodeostar in Europe/U.K. Singer-guitarist/ songwriter/ co producer and inventor of the guitar pedal that gives King Of The North their huge sound, Andrew Higgs took deliberate measures to ensure this record had different flavours to the band’s critically acclaimed debut record ‘Sound The Underground’.   Go to the article ›

  • The Jelly Jam - New Album Profit Out Now via Mascot Label Group

    The Jelly Jam have released their epic new album Profit OUT NOW via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group (Flying Colors, Gov’t Mule, Teramaze, Crippled Black Phoenix, Black Stone Cherry, Joe Bonamassa). The Jelly Jam featuring DREAM THEATER’s John Myung, WINGER’s Rod Morgenstein, and KING’S X Ty Tabor, will return in 2016 with a new album and their first ever world tour.   Go to the article ›

  • Absolutely Fabulous- The Movie Soundtrack

    Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.   Go to the article ›

  • The Monkees - 50th Anniversary Tour

    On September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking “4 insane boys,” they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that’s exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of “THE MONKEES” debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966.   Go to the article ›

Archives

The Ink Toupee

With all of the technological leaps, medical strides and social progress that we have made in the last few decades it is no surprise that the tattoo industry is evolving in tow.  

Off The Beaten Track (Ep 1)

2015 is here, the pro tours have kicked off and I couldn't be further from the beaten track and the well ridden waves. 

Eco Tattoo Removal

Whatever Happened To...? Now you may all recognise this phrase from mainstream television, a glimpse into the current lives of stars and starlets of past. Today I play this game, or rather ask the questions of an evolution in the tattoo industry from back in 2008. 

The Best Of 2015's New Surf Tech

The Board: The Surrator - Laird StandUp We've all liked a bit of Laird Hamilton and, more recently, some of us have been liking his range of boards and other kit. But if you haven't, now is the time to stand up and take notice (pun intended) as Laird et al. have made it to the cutting edge. 

So You Want To Play Truant With The Big Boys?

THEN GET ON YA BIKE, SONNY! Heavy metal rockers in Lycra? Maybe! But Lycra bike pants? WTF!! But yes, there is a place where you can see some of the greatest heavy metallers in the world, dressed in the stretchy stuff, and tell them to “get on their bike” WITHOUT getting smashed in the gob!  

Stephanie Gilmore: The ASP World Championship's Last Minute Winner

The surfing world looked on in amazement last month as Stephanie Gilmore just pipped Tyler Wright to the post to take the ASP women's World Championship crown, but Wright didn't go down without a fight. It was drama till the last at the Target Maui Pro, with the ASP women's World Championship Tour title up for grabs right up until the very last surf off of the tour's last event.  

The cold of the frontier

A chill wind, a brash and clear dawn, some hot coffee beside a high energy breakfast, then off out to hit some of the coldest, emptiest waves on earth. This is what is attracting an increasing number of inquisitive travellers away from the warmer, overcrowded surf resorts of Australia, The US and Central America.  

Tattooing - In Slow Motion

Have you ever wondered what tattooing would look like in slow motion as Steel and Ink collide to create some beautiful Art? 

The Birth of Surf Style - Pre 60s surf fashion

The closest thing to surfing's Ark of Covenant is on display at the Sydney Freshwater Surf Club and it's one of the oldest examples of surfing style still around today.  

The Tattoo Oscars

It is finally happening! In 2015, tattoo culture will hit a new and very prominent milestone, the Tattoo Oscars! Little has been publicized as to the when and where but word is that it will follow a loosely similar format to the original Oscars, with a much more colorful venue and host...  

Starting from the beggining: Why do I Surf and why should you?

I want to answer this question because I think it's for the same reason that everyone should try surfing at least once in their lives and I hope that by telling you I might inspire you to give it a go. Also I've said a lot about the pros and the big events, which are awesome, but I want to get down to the brilliant act of just getting out and getting on a board.  

The New Wave of "Cover Up Tattoos"

I would like to think of it as more of a celebration tattoo, but in essence this new age of ink is to cover the scars left from Mastectomy.  

Girl Surf Network Paves the Way for Female Frothers

It’s about time the surf industry exercised a little girl power. The establishment of the Girl Surf Network (GSN) answers worldwide calls for such a thing, created and managed by professional women that live and breathe the wave riding lifestyle. Armed with a solid company mission, a sassy logo and a passionate team of experts, GSN is set to take the surfing industry by storm!  

Artist Profile: Joe Fenton

Joe Fenton is a London based artist that works mainly in monochrome. His large drawings are produced using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper. 

The Tattoo Hunter - Dr Lars Krutak

What do tattoos and anthropology have in common? If you are the average, there isn't too much of a connection there. However, if you are anthropologist Dr.Lars Krutak, the relation between the two is fascinating. Tattoo hunting has become synonymous with the name Dr. Lars Krutak, and follows a plethora of research and field studies by this genius Anthropologist.  

The Aftermath - Tattoo Aftercare

You have done your due diligence prior to getting inked, chosen the right artist, the perfect design and pulled together your nerves to sit through it all. What now?   

Just Passing Through

No one knows Just Passing Through like Cyrus Sutton. 

Artist Profile - Troy Denning

A special insight into Tattoo Artist Troy Denning's world in this special 3 part series by Tattoo Age. 

Artist Profile - Grime

A special 3 part video series on the legendary artist Grime courtesy of Tattoo Age. A very candid insight into a legend of the Modern Tattoo world as we know it today. 

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