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2016 BEST OF THE BEST -CRITICS’ PICK

HRH Mag Editor Simon Rushworth wasn’t expecting much from 2016 as far as new music was concerned but his pessimism was wildly misplaced. Here he wraps up a vintage year for rock and metal.

2016 BEST OF THE BEST -CRITICS’ PICK

HRH Mag's Andy Spoors has rarely experienced a more enlightening year as far as new (and reimagined) rock and roll is concerned: here he brings you his top picks from 2016.

2016 BEST OF THE BEST -CRITICS’ PICK

He's a fan of all things dark and heavy and HRH Mag's Richard Holmes has picked out a plethora of mind-bending metal to bring 2016 to a suitably gloomy close.

2016 BEST OF THE BEST

Another endearing female lead. Another respectful nod to the franchise's rich yet occasionally predictable past. Another chance to catch Vader in all of his black-cloaked glory. But in this case familiarity couldn't possibly breed contempt.

2016 BEST OF THE BEST

Everyone loves merch. And here at HRH Mag we love it more than most. But one of our favourite collections of the year just happened to come across via one of our favourite bands of 2016: the brilliant Black Stone Cherry!

2016 BEST OF THE BEST

Ramblin' Man Fair Looking for a more grown up and downsized alternative to Download? In its second year, Kent's Ramblin' Man Fair had it all: the big names, the rising stars and the wall-to-wall sunshine. Our favourite new summer destination rocked and this is what HRH Mag's Simon Rushworth had to say about Day One:

2016 BEST OF THE BEST

Marillion Marillion are seamlessly morphing into the godfathers of progressive rock but that's not to say they've lost the ability to shock as a compelling...

2016 BEST OF THE BEST

Exodus If Metallica stole a march on their metal brethren by releasing a first studio album in eight years towards the end of 2016, then...

2016 BEST OF THE BEST

The Temperance Movement For some time now The Temperance Movement's warming blend of retro goodness and bold ambition have made the Anglo-Scots the band to...

ON THE ROAD WITH THE QUIREBOYS -PT6

The Quireboys have been stripping it down and ramping it up across the UK this month on a must-see acoustic tour. On stage and...