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Ella McClary

Music/gig/festival fanatic.. \m/

Tesseract / Animals as Leaders – The Talking Heads, Southampton – 03/11/2014

Crammed as tight as canned sardines, people forgot about the cold and miserable weather outside. They intended to generate a lot of heat and energy at tonight’s sell-out show in Southampton’s 260 capacity venue ‘The Talking Heads’. The night kicked off to an impressive start as Navene Koperweis – the …

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Entrails interview with Jimmy Lundqvist

Guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist from the death metal band Entrails, takes the time out to fill in our email interview about the bands style, their new release, the death metal scene and more! Hey there! How’s it all going? Before we start the interview, for our readers who don’t know, can …

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After the Burial / Monuments / Circles – 18/10/2014

Tonight’s show marked the first night in the UK of this monolithic tour. With After the Burial headlining the show, supported by Circles and Monuments; you know it’s going to be a night of pure, unrelenting energy and sauna rooms. It’s fair to say that, ‘The Joiners’, is one of Southampton’s …

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Crimson Shadows interview with Morgan Rider

Bassist Morgan Rider from Crimson Shadows takes the time out to fill in our email interview about the bands style, their new release, their future plans and more! Hello there! How’re you? For our readers who don’t know, can you tell me about Crimson Shadows? Morgan – Doing great, thank …

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Decapitated – Blood Mantra

Polish Death Metal juggernauts, Decapitated, are back on the scene and this time they’ve upp-ed their game. Blood Mantra is the band’s sixth full-length studio album, the first to feature the bands new blast-beating machine, Michal Lysejko and they’ve never sounded better! The album highlights Decapitated’s ever-evolving sound and it’s …

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Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

Imagine “Game of Thrones”; Season 4; “The Mountain and the Viper” episode; or for the poor souls deprived of fantasy, chaos and mayhem I shall try to describe it succinctly. The “Mountain” and Prince Oberyn are fighting to the death and you witness Oberyn’s crazy kick spins. By kicking all …

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Crimson Shadows – Kings Among Men

Toronto’s metallers, Crimson Shadows, seem to be a band on the “up and up”. One almost has to take a deep breath before running off their list of achievements, for example; an album release, an EP, performing countless shows with some of metal’s biggest names, a successful signing with Napalm …

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Brimstone Coven interview with Andrew and Corey

Guitarist, Corey Roth and Bassist, Andrew D’Cagna from Brimstone Coven take the time out to fill in our email interview about their new (re-released) release via Metal Blade Records, their future plans and more! Hi there! How’re things going at the Coven?  Andrew – Hello Ella! Things are goin’ great …

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Brimstone Coven – Brimstone Coven

Since forming in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, retro-rock/doom metallers, Brimstone Coven, continue to develop their personal fusion of “Dark Occult Rock”.  Up ‘til now, Brimstone Coven has been busy, with scores of shows, a couple of album releases (with drummer, Dan Hercules, joining the band before the release their …

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Burden of Grief – Unchained

German melodic-thrash-death-doom… (or however you want to call them!) metaller’s, Burden of Grief have been doing well over the last few years with positive reviews global-wide, European festival appearances and headlining tours.  This year also sees the band celebrating their 20th anniversary, and what better way is there to celebrate …

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Entrails – Resurrected from the Grave (Demo Collection)

In 2009, Swedish death metaller’s, Entrails, self-released two demos, “Reborn” and “Human Decay”. Now, in 2014 these demos have officially been re-pressed, combined into one album, and released under the title, “Resurrected from the Grave (Demo Collection)” via Metal Blade Records. Despite being a complete death metal nut, there are …

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Sonic Syndicate – Sonic Syndicate

Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate have gone through a barrage of criticism from their fans and music critics, and yet they continue to show us that they’re not going to go down without a fight. These guys draw from a number of influences within the metalcore genre such as Killswitch Engage, …

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(Həd) p.e – Evolution

With their infusion of groove-ridden metal, interspersed with salvos of rap, punk, reggae and rock into their very precise sound –oh, and not overlooking their 19 years of experience and previous ten releases, means that American rap rockers (Həd) p.e really need no introduction. This year is an exciting time …

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Equilibrium – Erdentempel

Bavarian pioneers of black/folk metal, Equilibrium have so far provided us with three brilliant albums, 2005’s Turis Fratyr, 2008’s Sagas and 2010’s Rekreatur (as well as an EP released in 2013) and 2014 brings us Erdentempel. The band combine a number of influences such as folk metal, “Viking” metal and …

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Tief. Tiefer.

This year, German metallers, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (translated as The Apocalyptic Riders), present us with Tief. Tiefer, their ninth and mega-20 track studio album.  For those of you who have yet to get your hands on one of their albums, then I would broadly describe Die Apokalyptischen Reiter as having …

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Drowning Pool – Resilience

It’s almost impossible to look at Drowning Pool as the same band they were in 2002. A lot has changed since then and five albums and four vocalists later Resilience is Drowning Pools latest studio album with new vocalist Jasen Moreno, and you can’t deny that Resilience is a great …

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Thy Art Is Murder – Hate

  Albeit the death-core genre wouldn’t normally be one’s preferred choice in the world of Metal and having not heard previously of Thy Art is Murder, an open mind was needed before attempting to write this review. Needless to say if you like your technical, fast-paced death metal, incorporated with …

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Gojira, Mo Club, Southampton review 15/11/12

Walking into the Southampton venue, ‘Mo’Club’ I found myself confused as I approached. The venue is situated in between two car companies and in the middle of an industrial estate. The front of the venue includes a large image of a roller-skating disco venue with ‘Jiving’ and ‘Bollywood’ as themed …

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Gojira Interview with Joe Duplantier

I was lucky enough to catch up with vocalist and guitarist, Joe for Gojira before their gig at Southampton’s Mo’Club. We discuss their current tour in the UK and the new album L’Enfant Sauvage.

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Interview with Hatebreed, Hellfest 17/06/12

I caught up with Frank from Hatebreed just after their show at Hellfest. We talked about the current festival, the band, how they go about building a set list and their preparations for a show, a new album to be released next year and much more. Tune in below!  

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