Xtaster Sponsors Award!

Best Newcomer at Metal Hammer Awards

Xtaster Supports the Scene…

The forthcoming Metal Hammer Awards for all the best in rock music today, will feature an award exclusively sponsored by the nice people here at hotel Xtaster. As we’re always on the hunt for the best new music, scenes and events we thought the ‘Best Newcomer’ award deserved our attention!

The award is a public one which means YOU get to decide who wins. Simply text the voting line with the letters MH, your age and the first part of your postcode to the number 87148 eg MH 23 N1. Voting will also enter you into a comp to win tix to the event, for more details see the Metal Hammer feature linked below…

Ok so the choices for Metal Hammer best new act, sponsored by Xtaster are:


Obviously we cannot be biased or attempt to influence your vote. However, vote Finch or The Used.…

Results just in!

Chris Cornell nips it….


Results in for the Xtaster Poll – Best Facial Hair:

James Hetfield – The Handlebars – 13%
Chris Cornell – The Soul Patch – 38%
Chino Deftones – The Chin Warmer – 35%
David Disturbed – The Egg – 14%

So there you have it folks!

It seems all of you out there in  Xtaster land are into some face fuzz , Chris Cornell the 007 of rock smoothes his way into the lead , narrowly beating Chino Deftones the Vin Diesel of rock and hammering David Disturbed  the Dr. Evil of rock! with James Hetfield the Easy Rider of rock bringing up the rear!

Well done Chris  , Xtaster will be sending you  a new chin strimmer on behalf of the Xtaster crew!
He’s a ssssoull man!..Indeed…

More a wake than a funeral…

F4AF new tour

Our Best Friend Is On Tour

Funeral For A Friend are to play the following shows: (supports are the Movielife with openers being Hondo Maclean from 6th – 16th October and Million Dead 16th – 29th October)


7th  : Wolves Wulfrun Hall
8th  : bristol university
9th  : exeter lemongrove
10th : reading university
12th : manchester mdh
13th : leeds met uni
14th : northampton roadmender
16th : london astoria
17th : wrexham newi
18th : bangor uni
21st : glasgow garage
22nd : aberdeen lemongrove
23rd : edinburgh liquid rooms
26th : newcastle uni
27th : cambridge junction
29th : southampton uni…