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Ella McClary

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August Burns Red at Hellfest 17/06/12

I was able to have a quick chat with guitarist Brent Rambler from August Burns Red at this years Hellfest Festival. They had finished playing their set just before the interview so we talked briefly about how their set went, how it compared to the UK’s Download Festival which they …

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Interview with Aborted, Hellfest 16/06/12

A quick chat with bassist J.B. Van Der Wal from Aborted at Hellfest 2012 before playing their set. We talk about how the weekend’s going so far, what we can expect from their set later in the evening, the new Aborted album ‘Global Flatline’ and much more, so take a listen …

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Interview with Luca Turilli at Hellfest 16/06/12

I was lucky enough to chat with Luca Turilli from Rhapsody at Hellfest. (Rhapsody of Fire and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody) As he was not playing the festival himself we had a long conversation about his departure from Rhapsody of Fire, the new ‘Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody’ and the new album which …

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Gorod Interview at Hellfest 15/06/2012

Interview with vocalist Julien from the french technical death band, Gorod. This took place just after they had finished playing their blinding set. We chatted about the current festival, how the show went, future touring plans after Hellfest, the new album ‘A Perfect Absolution’ and much more! Take a listen below.     …

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Hellfest 2012 Review

Walking into the main arena after a hectic 18 hour journey over was a huge relief on it’s own but the sheer impact of the arena set up was far more than anticipated. The beer and merch stalls had interesting and ornate architecture with metal, rusted designs that really made …

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Cannibal Corpse Interview at Hellfest 15/06/12

I was lucky enough to catch up with lead guitarist, Patrick O’Brien from Cannibal Corpse at this years Hellfest Festival in France. We discussed the new album and what it’s like to be playing at Hellfest. Check out the interview below!        

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Nile – At The Gates Of Sethu CD

As expected from the legendary trio from South Carolina, their seventh studio album ’At the Gates of Sethu’ opens with dark orchestral tones, followed by the blistering sound that Nile create so well. ‘Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame‘ is much of the same band as they have been for …

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Meshuggah/Animals as Leaders/We are Knuckle Dragger – Live Review

When you see the names Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders you know you’re in for an evening of intense, mind-blowing music. Tonight’s show took place at the Concorde 2 in Brighton and with a 600 capacity the show was sold out and filled with people in which I can only …

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Caliban, I Am Nemesis Review

 CALIBAN continue to be the pioneers of German metalcore and after sharing the stage and touring with bands such as Slayer, Pantera, Machine Head, Morbid Angel and Kreator you can see why. If that’s not enough however, they also have two split albums with label-mates Heaven Shall Burn  and ‘I Am …

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Chimaira/Revoker/Neosis/Dukes of Agares – 25/03/2012 Southampton

Tonight’s blinding show took place at The Joiners, Southampton. I hadn’t been to this venue before and as I stepped inside, the size was a shock. With only a 150 capacity and a sold out show I thought “fuck, this is going to be a tight squeeze.”   Dukes of …

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Rise to Remain Interview

I was lucky enough to catch up with Austin and new drummer Adam from Rise to Remain. We discussed their current UK tour with Heaven Shall Burn, Adept, Malefice and Cytota and what it’s like to headline as well as their recent signing to major label EMI Records.  

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Malefice Interview

Interview with vocalist, Dale from Malefice. I was lucky enough to have a chat with him before their second show of their current UK tour at The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth. We discuss how the tour’s going and their new album ‘Awaken the Tides’ alongside many other topics such as the arrival …

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Origin, Psycroptic, Leng Tch’e, Dictated 20/02/2012

As I turned up at White Rabbit, Plymouth I noticed there was a quiet turn out for the gig this evening, with bands such as Origin and Psycroptic playing I expected a larger crowd, forgetting it was a Monday (school) night, however even with the turn out, I knew it …

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch and Fleshgod Apocalypse, Southampton 29/01/2012

Live Review: As the bands reached Southampton it was the nineteenth date into their mammoth UK tour. The Cellar, an absolutely rammed tiny venue for such epic bands, with no more than literally a hundred people filling up the venue and more still queuing to get in I thought to …

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Soil Review

It’s always impressive when a band manages to come overseas and bust-out a sell out tour. It became even more impressive when looking upon the droves of rabid fans Soil and Puddle of Mudd brought out onto a pretty damn cold Southampton evening. Then again, is it really that surprising …

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