1914 (Ghosts Of No Man’s Land)

An intriguing one for me next. Playing Hard Rock Hell’s second stage immediately after Faster Pussycat have finished is Lawless.

Intriguing as they’re from Stoke-on-Trent and I am yet to see them live. I’ve managed to miss them twice so far in the last 12 months or so and I literally found out 5 minutes ago that they supported Y&T in Buckley two days ago AND they arranged a bus to take locals there! D’Oh!

Formed in 2012 by two members of NWOBHM stalwarts Demon – another local band – they gave already released their sophomore record late last year.

If melodic hard rock with nods towards hair metal and the obvious NWOBHM is your thing then you’re not going to go wrong with Lawless.

This track is the opening number from the latest album R.I.S.E. and considering today is Armistice Day very appropriate.