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Simon Bower

Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.

MIST – Free Me Of The Sun

MIST at last release their Doom filled debut ‘Free Me Of The Sun’, following on from the well received E.P.’s that caught the attention of many a pair of ears Having already played such hallowed events as Bloodstock, Metal Days, Doom Over Malta and others, there can be no question …

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De Profundis – The Blinding Light Of Faith

De Profundis return to batter your senses with their new album ‘The Blinding Light Of Faith’, the fifth full length offering of the bands career Having steadily honed their sound over the years, the band are probably at that point now where the style of music is practically instantly recognisable …

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Witch Mountain – Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain return from a three year break with their spellbinding new album ‘Witch Mountain’ The band not only return with new material but also with fresh blood amongst the ranks in the form of vocalist Kayla Dixon and bass player Justin Brown, a decision that has certainly given an …

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Soom – Djebars

Soom push the boundaries of Stoner Doom with the excellent ‘Djebars’ Hailing from the Ukraine, Soom are a band that many of you may be completely unfamiliar with, especially if you don’t delve into the Stoner scene that often. The band formed in 2013, and ‘Djebars’ represents their second full …

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69 Chambers – Machine

69 Chambers return after a six year absence with their new album ‘Machine’ Can you believe that it’s six long years since ‘Torque’ burst through your speakers, what an album that was, storming Rock/Metal at its best, and an album that I still listen to regularly. Frustratingly however, time dragged …

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Circle Of Silence – The Crimson Throne

The German quintet Circle Of Silence return with ‘The Crimson Throne’, their first release since 2013’s ‘The Rise Of Resistance’ Right from the off this album simply grabs you by the throat, the mission is plain and simple, to conquer all before it. Track three, ‘Destroyers Of The Earth’ is …

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Robespierre – Garden Of Hell

Robespierre announce themselves with NWOBHM debut ‘Garden Of Hell’ There are many events throughout history that take time to come to fruition, the universe as we know it is roughly 13.8 billion years old, the Earth, a mere 4.543 billion years. In that time many civilisations have risen and faded …

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Burden Of Grief – Eye Of The Storm

Burden Of Grief return after a four year wait with their thunder charged new album ‘Eye Of The Storm’ Great to have these guys back armed with new material, ‘Eye Of The Storm’ being their first offering since 2014’s ‘Unchained’. Obviously re invigorated and fully charged, this album certainly knows …

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Et Moriemur – Epigrammata

Et Moriemur  break the mould with this stunning collection of tracks that together form the album ‘Epigrammata’ For those of us not previously overly familiar with the Czech Republic Doom scene, this is as good a way as any to get your feet wet. Drawing from the rich and plentiful …

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Towards Atlantis Lights – Dust Of Aeons

        Doom Metal supergroup Towards Atlantis Lights take us on a dark historical journey deep into the past with ‘Dust Of Aeons’ With only four tracks but coming in at just under the hour mark, the first of which, ‘The Bunker Of Life’ lasting a mind boggling …

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Lonewolf – Raised On Metal

      Lonewolf come howling from your speakers with new album ‘Raised On Metal’   If it’s one thing Lonewolf know how to do, it’s how to write a classic metal tune. ‘Raised On Metal’ represents the bands ninth studio album, and is a rip roaring, no holds barred …

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Criminal interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

    Criminal are famed for their live shows, and this year’s set at Bloodstock festival was no exception I caught up with Dan Biggin and talked about the show, current album ‘Fear Itself’, the South American metal scene and lots more https://www.facebook.com/Criminal.Band          

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Wolfheart interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

    Wolfheart always give 100%, Bloodstock festival was their third show in just one weekend I talked to the guys about the difficulties in making it to Bloodstock, the vinyl release ‘Winterborn’, plans for new material and much more https://www.facebook.com/WolfheartRealm    

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Teemu Mäntysaari of Wintersun interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

    Wintersun had the honour of closing the festival at this year’s Bloodstock, and what a way to round things off, with a packed Sophie tent and a killer set I chatted to Teemu prior to the show to ask about the festival circuit, current album ‘Forest Seasons’, life …

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Prognosis interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

  Prognosis played the New Blood stage at this year’s Bloodstock festival, and left it shaking I talked to the guys after their set to talk about the performance, what their up to in general, future plans etc https://www.facebook.com/Prognosis1      

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Seething Akira interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

  Seething Akira were like a breath of fresh air at this year’s Bloodstock festival I managed to have a chat with the band about Bloodstock , current and new material, future plans etc https://www.facebook.com/seethingakira    

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Emilio Marquez of Possessed interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

  Possessed are true icons of the metal world I was lucky enough to chat with Emilio about their main stage set at Bloodstock, signing to Nuclear Blast records, the long awaited new album, and much more photo by https://www.facebook.com/fotomadebyroma https://www.facebook.com/possessedofficial/    

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Courtesans interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

    Courtesans played to a huge crowd in the Sophie tent at this year’s Bloodstock festival, proving just why they are one of the hottest bands around at the minute I caught them (or they caught me) in the media area post set for a talk about…well everything really …

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K-Lacura interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

    K-Lacura are living proof that perseverance pays off, finally making it to Bloodstock after their seventh attempt I caught the band basking in the glory of their success to talk about material, Bloodstock and playing at a wedding party https://www.facebook.com/KLacura/?fref=ts    

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ONI interviewed at Bloodstock 2017

  ONI played the Sophie tent at this year’s Bloodstock festival I caught the band before they hit the stage to talk about the current album, writing new material, influences and future plans etc https://www.facebook.com/TheOniBand      

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