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Interviews: Auraelis and Myst, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol

Last week, the second heat of Bristol’s Metal 2 the Masses took place with another two spots in the semi-finals up for grabs. Have a read of the show here and then proceed below to find out a little bit more on Auraelis and Myst, the winners of the night in question. Auraelis For people …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 2, 23/02/17

With Storm Doris battering the country and Leicester City sacking title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the UK was descending into madness. Luckily, there’s none of that in Bristol tonight – or at least, not at the Exchange. Instead, it’s time for the second heat of …

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All Ears Avow – interview

UK Alt Rockers ALL EARS AVOW release their new EP ‘Edge Of This’ On 28th April. We had a talk with the band about their background…. What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Claire Sutton – Vocals and guitar, Jake Willcock – Guitar, Joe Bishop – Bass, Sean …

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The Crawling ‘Anatomy of Loss’ Album Pre-release Interview

If you remember Bloodstock last year (it’s okay we were all drunk too) you will know I had the pleasure of interviewing the most un-miserable bunch of Irishmen in existence to play the Newblood Stage, The Crawling. At that point they hinted of exciting things to come, so let’s find …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 3 – Summary & Interviews – 18/02/2017

PlanetMosh dropped into Fibber Magees on Saturday night for the latest round of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. On paper it was an interesting prospect with a few genres being represented, from Black Metal through to Rock n Roll. Drawing the opening slot (by choice) was Horrenda. This extreme metal …

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Wille & The Bandits – Liverpool Philharmonic Music Rooms – February 18, 2017

Reputation has it that Wille & The Bandits are even better live than they are recorded. Having already listened to – and reviewed – the band’s latest album, Steal, that’s a pretty big claim. Now, having seen their gig at The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Music Rooms, ‘better’ is a quantifiable …

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Interviews: Awakening Hyperia and Ylem Darkul, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol

With Metal 2 the Masses underway in Bristol again – the review of which you can read here – I had a chat with qualifying bands Awakening Hyperia and Ylem Darkul after the show to find out a little bit more about them! Awakening Hyperia For people hearing about Awakening Hyperia …

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Air Drawn Dagger get grilled – interview

Self-proclaimed ‘Sasscore’ unit Air Drawn Dagger mark their arrival with the release of  their new video single, The Banshee, which is taken from the Alt-rockers’ current EP Ours For The Taking….Theirs For The Breaking, out now on Animal Farm. We grilled the band and got to know them……   What is …

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Epica – Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 3rd February 2017

Tonight’s show is the penultimate date on the current Epica European tour.  It’s a co-headline tour with Powerwolf, with Powerwolf closing some shows and Epica closing others.  In London it’s Epica who is top of the bill which makes sense as they have a bigger fanbase here than Powerwolf (Epica …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 1, 09/02/2017

Just as the Royal Rumble kickstarts the road to Wrestlemania, so Metal 2 the Masses begins the journey to Bloodstock. A microscopic Eurovision Song Contest of sorts, the competition to perform on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air has given exposure to some of the country’s hottest underground …

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Anthrax – O2 Institute, Birmingham – 9th February 2017

Tonight was the first night of Anthrax’s UK “Among the kings” tour.  The tour features Anthrax playing two sets, one of which is them playing the entire “Among the living” album in full and in order, with the other set being voted on by fans online. Before Anthrax though it …

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Those Who Knew – Interview

UK Alternative Rockers THOSE WHO KNEW introduce themselves, ahead of the release of their new EP ‘New Perspective’, out 28th April.   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Danny Graves: Vocals, Danny Peet: Lead Guitar, Jordan Toal: Rhythm Guitar, Joe Miller: Bass Guitar, Emily Hall: Drums.   …

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Carnival Club – interview

Newcomers CARNIVAL CLUB plan to make waves across the UK this Spring. The youthful rock ‘n’ rockers have just signed to new imprint Demolition Diner Records and the band will release their new mini-album ‘Magdalena Cape’ on 12th May – we had a chat with the guys about their history …

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Evil Scarecrow – Thekla, Bristol, 04/02/17

It doesn’t matter how many times you attend, there’s something special about watching a gig in the belly of a boat. Bristol’s Thekla is one of the city’s most renowned venues and anticipation is high; it’s the last night of the headliner’s tour and sold out to boot. As the …

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Black Peaks – Moles, Bath, 03/02/17

So goes the age-old joke: “I wonder what it would be like to live in Bath…” “Well, probably rather wet.” Thing is, the city lives up to its name tonight as the South West is caught up in a sharp, heavy shower that leaves everything soggier than your favourite digestive when …

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Mohawk radio interview, January 2017

I spoke to Mia, singer with Mohawk radio to talk about the band’s new EP and plans for the year.. Mohawk Radio are probably a new name for most music fans in the UK.  Can you tell us a bit about the band? We started when I moved over here …

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Nashville Pussy – Craufurd arms, Milton Keynes – 26th January 2017

First up on tonight’s varied bill was Long John and the killer blues collective.  As the name suggests, they’re a Blues act, and I have to say they’re a damn good one.  They’ve got good strong tunes and great vocals, so it’s a really good start to the night. Next …

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