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Holocaust – Elder Gods.

Holocaust - Elder Gods

Since founding Holocaust in Edinburgh 1977, guitarist/lead vocalist John Mortimer has released some impressive music to say the least and the bar has been raised even higher with current studio album Elder Gods. The trio is completed by Mark McGrath on bass guitar/vocals and Scott Wallace on drums. A shift …

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Grimm Up North Fest – Bury, September 30th/October 1st 2017. Day two.

After a hearty cooked breakfast, we wobbled over the road to the Elizabethan Suite for day two of Grimm Up North Fest. Even at 13.00pm a dedicated number of rockers had assembled for opening act SYZ. Formed in 1981 and fronted by the perpetually entertaining Roy Hinson, they rocked out …

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Holocaust – Predator

Before the luxury of the internet, the only way I could listen to new hard rock/metal music in my mid teens would be from Chris Tetley on Piccadilly Radio and Tommy Vance on the Friday Rock Show on Radio 1, so from the latter in 1980 I heard a single …

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Wildfire Festival – Wiston Lodge, Wiston, Scotland. Friday 26/06/2015

Wildfire Festival, previously known as Les-Fest in recent years returned in 2015 with an extra stage with over fifty bands spread out over three days, thus making the event in Wiston the place to be! The brain child of Dave Ritchie, his towering presence could be seen throughout the weekend …

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Wildfire festival 2015 preview

It barely seems almost a year ago since I attended Les-fest, now renamed Wildfire, an annual 3 day classic rock & metal festival situated in the picturesque setting of Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire in Scotland. Now in it’s 4th year it has gone from strength to strength and organiser Dave …

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Wildfire announces main stage line-up and the return of the CackBlabbath.com stage for a second year

Wildfire, Scotland’s premier three day rock and metal festival announces main stage line-up and the return of the CackBlabbath.com stage for a second year.  The country may be in the grip of winter, but what better time for some warming information from Wildfire H.Q. Topping the main stage bill we …

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Dave Ritchie – WildFire Festival interview at Bloodstock 2014

I spoke to Dave Ritchie festival organiser of WildFire Festival, which is the new name for Les-Fest at this year’s Bloodstock. Les-Fest- WildFire, now in its fourth year,welcome to Scotland’s award winning, Classic Rock and Metal Festival. Next Festival to be held from Friday 26th June until Sunday 28th June …

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LES-FEST 4 Announces New Name & First Bands for 2015

The temperature is rising, and the Les-Fest 4 anticipation is spreading like Wildfire. Already established with a formidable reputation, Scotland’s premier rock and metal festival is back for 2015 with a new name, and a promise that it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Returning to the picturesque …

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Toxic Holocaust – From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction (Relapse)

Toxic Holocaust formed in 1999 in the USA originally as a one man project in the shape of Joel Grind. The band were picked up on their third album by Relapse and to date have released four lps, four eps and contributed more tracks to splits and compilations that collecting …

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R-Mine Metalfest 2013 – Confirmed Festival Line-Up

R-MINE METALFEST 2013 takes place on the  21th – 23th June in Tongeren, Belgium. SYMPHONY X recently annouced as headliner with RHAPSODY OF FIRE and HELL. Acts confirmed for the festival include: Friday 21/06 – RHAPSODY OF FIRE, JORN, NIGHTMARE, EVIL MASQUERADE, FATE, VOODOO HIGHWAY, EX LIBRIS, ETHERNITY, AZYLYA (tickets …

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