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So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.

Kissin’ Dynamite – Money, Sex and Power CD review

German sleaze rockers Kissin’ Dynamite released their last record, Addicted to Metal, in 2010 via AFM records and to say it bluntly……. It was a bit of a disappointment. So many different sub-genres of rock and metal mixed together on one album really does not work. But with their new …

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Massive Wagon’s – Fire it Up CD review

The North West of England is home to many an awesome hard rock band, but Carnforth based southern rock band Massive Wagon’s are a band that are a cut above the rest, combining groovy guitar riffs that reek of the 80’s, driving rhythm sections and slick, Black Label Society esque …

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Promethium – Welcome to the Institute CD review

Hailing from Lancaster, Promethium is a super group made up of local North West based bands such as: Skin Crawl, Bodies, Desolate, Natural Thing and Massive Wagons. With a distinctive, outside the box approach to heavy metal, Promethium are a band who hold no punches, especially on their latest album, …

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Aaron Aedy from Paradise Lost, Hammerfest 16th March 2012

Em and I had the pleasure of interviewing Aaron Aedy, the rhythm guitarist from Paradise Lost at Hammerfest. Aaron explains how he landed up becoming a guitarist, his love for playing live on stage, touring and lots more. Paradise Lost are touring around the UK next month ,they will be …

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actions to onslaught /athura /bearfight /mutant lion massacre

This is a Terra Nova promotions event which new revolutions are involved in promoting. to be held on June the 9th at 7.00 till 11.00  in Plymouth bretonside bus depot all directions are on the facebook page Headliners Actions to Onslaught with support from Athura Bearfight and mutant lion massacre …

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Intrepid Fox – Six Hour Sundown, Stormborn & Hollywood Trash

  Lauren Harris and her new band Six Hour Sundown http://www.facebook.com/SixHourSundown have been confirmed to play alongside Heavy Metal hard-hitters from London: http://www.facebook.com/StormbornUK and 80s inspired Glam/Sleaze Rock from Hants: http://www.facebook.com/HollywoodTrashUK

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Chthonic – The Final Battle at the Sing Ling Temple DVD review

After Chthonic’s astounding 2011 release, Takasago Army, it seems only right that these Taiwanese melodic death metal heroes should hold a huge metal concert in one of Taiwan’s most historic buildings and release it on DVD and CD. This is The Final Battle at the Sing Ling Temple, Chthonic’s 3rd …

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Amputated – Gargling With Infected Semen

Bristol based extreme death metal band, Amputated, have made a name for themselves in the metal world in two very different ways. Firstly from their rather obscene, repulsive and downright sick minded song titles and themes and secondly by their appearance on the cheesy BBC Three, fly on the wall …

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Skarlett Riot – Villain CD review

If you want a female fronted rock band who aren’t your typical Paramore wanabee band. A band whose lyrics have so much aggression, anarchy and passion jammed into them. Then Lincolnshire based Skarlett Riot are a band you need to have in your life and their new EP entitled Villain …

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Boddickers, Retro Bar, Manchester

    Boddickers really bring a lively, friendly atmosphere, as their local fans gather round the stage area of Retro Bar. So they get off to a not so good start… first song drummer Jim Cattell snaps his drum stick and everything comes to a halt as he retrieves another.  Jim is …

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Dimmu Borgir – Cardiff – 20/11/2011

As I approached the Great hall in Cardiff, I will admit I was restless but thrilled – I was about to experience a band I’ve waited years to see live, as well as actually about to meet them in person. Upon walking into the venue the thoughts tumbled through my …

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Darkest Era Interview, Moho Live, supporting Alestorm.

    Backstage with Darkest Era getting to know the Celtic Irish Metal band Darkest Era. Darkest Era have set out with Claim The Throne and Alestorm on a full UK tour. Tonight is the night they play Manchester for the first time.   Darkest Era Interview   Picture courtesy …

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Impaled Existence – These Lifeless Plains CD review

There are many bands on the scene at the moment who sound very similar to North Wales’s Impaled Existence, but the fact is, Impaled Existence have the songs to back up the extreme brutality present in their musical assault on the ear. Similar to the likes of Whitechapel, Veil of …

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Running Wild – Shadowmaker CD review

Running Wild is a band that brought the metal world classic metal anthems such as ‘Bad to Bone’, ‘Port Royal’ and ‘Pirate Song’, and it is such a shame to say that their latest effort entitled Shadowmaker is a huge disappointment compared to the rest of their rather epic back …

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Wykked Wytch – The Ultimate Deception CD review

Wykked Wytch is a female fronted, gothic tinged death metal band from Miami, Florida. A band who have been on the scene for a fair few years now, Wykked Wytch have got better and better with each of their albums, progressing their talent as both musicians and song writers. The …

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Opera Diabolicus – 1614 CD review

How can you have symphonic doom metal? Surely both these sub genres of metal cancel each other out; one being slow and heavy and one being fast and more melodic. This is 1614, the new album by Gothenburg based metal super group Opera Diabolicus. Made up of members of Therion, …

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Veil of Maya – Eclipse CD review

 After Veil of Maya’s crushingly brilliant 2010 release entitled, [ID], the world though it was impossible for the band to better this astounding piece of musical aggression. Now in 2012, Veil of Maya is back with their 4th full length album, Eclipse – and yes; you guessed it, they have …

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Nordheim – Lost In the North CD review

Similar to the likes of Turisas and Finntroll who have slightly gone down the path of Alestorm in terms of lyrical topics, Nordheim are your typical alcoholic folk metal band from Québec, Canada; playing fast paced, giddy, party like metal anthems that will get you moving the moment the first …

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Hammer Horde – Vinlander CD review

If you want a Viking metal band that are heavier than the hammer of Thor, more powerful than the mind blowing powers of Loki and who guzzle more ale than Alestorm having a drinking competition with Korpiklaani, then Ohio based folk metal band, Hammer Horde, have a brilliant new album …

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