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Bastions – ‘Bedfellows Part One: The Bastard Son’ EP

Bastions are a four-piece band who play unmerciless, in-your-face, hardcore which pulls very few punches and has even less pretensions in its ambition – which is to drive a hole straight through your chest, up through your neck (with the objective of getting this particular part of your anatomy snapping …

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Waves Like Walls – ‘Brain As A Weapon’

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What is it with fucking metalcore bands and references to water in their name?  It seems to be that one band picks a theme and every other mutha on the scene tries to come up with the least imaginative variation thereupon… While this German five piece may wish their name …

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Inhale The Fall – ‘Inhale The Fall’ EP

Inhale The Fall Artwork

Cork may be Ireland’s second city but it easily rivals capital Dublin as a hotbed of talent. The latest outfit to emerge from the south-west of the island, Inhale The Fall are a complete contrast to the more well known offerings at the darker, denser end of the spectrum which …

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Rough Cut – Rollin’ Thunder EP

Back in the early to mid-1980s, a band called Rough Cutt had everything that it could possibly to take to become the then “next big thing” – big hair, big tunes, a big record deal (with Warner Brothers) and big management (in the shape of one Wendy Dio).  However, despite …

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Serpent – ‘Fear’ EP

Serpent are a young – make that ridiculously so – thrash band from the historic market town of Cookstown (best known for its amazing sausages and having the widest high street in the British Isles!), in that part of Norn Iron known as being “west of the Bann”, and therefore …

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The Resistance – Interview with Jesper Strömblad

In 2010, In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad quit the band he had formed 20 years earlier, in order to, as he said myself, “fight my demons once and for all” – a reference to his battle with alcohol. Now, two years later, he is back and fighting fit, with a new …

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The Resistance – ‘Rise From Treason’ EP

The name The Resistance may be a relatively new and unknown one to those not “in the know” on the underground scene – but it’s constituent members are certainly no strangers to the extreme metal scene, being, as they are, former In Flames stalwarts Jesper Strömblad and Glenn Ljungström, ex-The …

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Dead Aeon – Interview

When ‘Apotheosis’, the debut EP from Monaghan’s Dead Aeon, found its way onto the stereo at PM’s recently established Ireland HQ, we found ourselves suitably impressed by what we referred to as their “brutally effective brand of blackened death metal”, and praised it as one of the best new death …

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Mourning of the Heretic (MOTH) – ‘Wonderer From the Nightly Shore’ EP

Hailing from Londonderry in Northern Ireland, MOTH have built a decent following on the local live scene. Unfortunately they have not been able to transfer this energy and theatricality to tape. There are very obvious My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost and Cradle of Filth influences from the image down to …

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Interview with Whippz of The Burning Crows

With their self-released debut EP, ‘Never Had It So Good’, receiving great acclaim – we at PM awarded it 9/10 – and a ten-date UK and Ireland tour looming, we catch up with Whippz, frontman with The Burning Crows, to find out a bit more about the band, their close …

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The Burning Crows – ‘Never Had It So Good’

The Burning Crows plough a rich vein of good-time, old-fashioned sleazy, snarling rock ‘n’f’n’ roll that traces its roots back to the likes of Mott The Hoople, Slade and Bad Company and, more especially, latterday reprobates such as Dogs d’Amour, The Quireboys and The Wildhearts. Indeed, mention of the quintessential …

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Three Hour Ceasefire – ‘Cry Havoc’ EP

Located in Ireland’s mid-west, the city of Limerick has endured more than its fair share of economic hardship as a result of the collapse of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ in recent years – a situation that has had the simultaneous effect of breeding an invigorated and angry underground music scene, as …

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Seven Deadly – The Allegience EP

Since the sad end of Panic Cell in 2011 it’s been quite amazing watching the phoenix like birth and growth of Seven Deadly online, driven in particular by Bobby T as he documented and entertained us with the creation of this new band with former Panic Cell members Harj Virdee …

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Interview with Hellhog and Wez4 from Dripback at Hammerfest IV, 17 March 2012

I caught up with Hellhog and Wez4 from the band Dripback after their set on stage at Hammerfest IV to talk about their debut EP ‘Inhaling the Ashes’, their video for ‘Kick out time’, touring with Biohazard and playing at Hammerfest IV.   Check out their video for ‘Kick Out …

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