Tag Archives: metal

Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman

@planetmosh reviews Condition Hüman by .@Queensryche on .@centurymedia Over the course of their career Queensrÿche, like the rest of us, have had their ups and downs.  Some of the well publicised downs have been long, drawn out and no doubt painful for those involved.  However, with their issues resolved they …

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Stryper – Fallen

To say that the guys from the “Christian Metal” group Styrper have been busy since the release of ‘No More Hell To Pay‘ nearly two years ago is an understatement.  With most of the members participating in a variety of side projects.rom – Oz Fox working on Bloodgood’s ‘Dangerously Close‘ …

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Meltdown Release Début Album ‘Boobs are for Heroes’

Meltdown Release Début Full-Length Album ‘Boobs are for Heroes’ “Riffs as religion. Boobs as obsession. Cervical destruction. For a world domination !” -Four knights of sound. 4-piece metal band from Lausanne, Switzerland, Meltdown has just released its début full-length album called “Boobs are for Heroes”. On CD right now in local stores. In …

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Massive Wagons/Skam – Lancaster: 17th July 2015

Massive Wagons/Skam – The Yorkshire House, Lancaster: 17th July 2015 The Seventh night of the Out of Our Rocka’s tour (usually two of ‘Off Yer Rocka’ bands Massive Wagons, Skam, Texas Flood and Pig Iron with local support) saw Massive Wagons and Skam playing The Yorkshire House in Lancaster, conveniently …

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Shrouded – ‘Inception of Inhumanity’

Inception of Inhumanity is the debut offering from melodic death metal group Shrouded. Based in Lisburn and Antrim in Northern Ireland, their cd has a lot that I like. There is the bones and most of the flesh of some outstanding tracks but it has more elements that took me a little while to …

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Balls Deep interview – Wildfire 2015

We chat to the guys from Balls Deep after their blistering set. We discuss what they had been up to since I last spoke to them at Bloodstock last year, their set, crowd reaction and the festival, what their plans are and much more. We also sneakily talk about their …

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Methane Release New Single ‘Spit On Your Grave’

Methane Release New Single ‘Spit On Your Grave’ Methane formed in 2012 by brothers Tim Scott (Revenant/HatePlow) and Dylan Campbell and Tim’s long time friend and guitarist Jimi Masterbo. They quickly recruited drummer Andreas Strom and released E.P. single ‘Southern Metal‘  in 2014. Methane spent 2014 touring both Scandinavia and …

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Constant Source of Disappointment (CSOD) – Final Insult

Constant Source of Disappointment, often shortened to the initials C.S.O.D. are a  four piece Thrash Punk Metal band formed in Blackpool in 2004. Final Insult, released in May 2015, is the third and final E.P. in their ‘666 Trilogy’. Lead vocalist Ligzig Rightguard said “Since we formed as this line up in …

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Stormzone To Release Fifth Album “Seven Sins”

Northern Irish heavy metal sensations Stormzone have just released news of their upcoming fifth instalment entitled ‘Seven Sins’. The band released the following statement via Facebook: “And so it begins! There’s no movie trailer to this new release, but if there was one it would have been made by Carlsberg! …

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Afterlife – Ivory Blacks Glasgow, 24/4/15

Friday night in Glasgow saw the much awaited headline show from local boys Afterlife, almost exactly a year after I first saw them open for Bonafide at the Cathouse.  That gig marked the last gig I ever went to without earplugs, as I was deaf for four days afterwards.  This …

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Impellitteri – Venom

When it comes to playing the guitar, many a guitarist dream of being able to shred their axes as fast as their little fingers can go.  Nitro guitarist Michael Angelo-Batio once offered to give his fans “…the keys to the Lamborghini” by showing them how to play at lightning speed. …

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UFO -A Conspiracy of Stars

One thing keeps me interested in UFO, and that is Phil Mogg, the singer of UFO (and joint founding member along with Pete Way) since the band formed in 1969, I was 4 then. Phil’s vocals are still solid; if slightly lacking in power since the hay day of UFO …

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Bigfoot – Bigfoot EP

Bigfoot are a five piece hard rock band that were only formed in Spring 2014 .They are from Wigan and combine powerful vocals, dual lead guitars and a heavy driving rhythm section. They state their influences are from The Eagles to Pantera. The band members are:-Antony Ellis -Lead Vocals, Sam …

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Malevolence – Interview With Alex Taylor

Malevolence are currently on tour with Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Fallujah. I managed to squeeze in an aul chin wag with Malevolence’s lovely front man, Alex Taylor, after their Dublin Show.Here’s what we talked about:       There are couple more UK dates and plenty more European ones so …

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Nuclear Perversion – Desolation Rituals

Hailing from Germany, this is the debut release and reeks of bestial butchery. There are many adjectives to describe how insanely inhumane this tape sounds; the guitars are full of buzz and are razor sharp in their delivery. Vocally the band have used a dose of reverb to achieve an …

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Crazy Lixx – Crazy Lixx

Crazy Lixx are a five piece hard rock band from Sweden, who were formed in 2002 and released their first album in 2007. The current line-up consists of Danny Rexon – vocals , Andy Dawson – guitar, Joél Cirera – drums, Jens Sjöholm – bass and Edd Liam – guitar. …

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Sylo- Monuments Of Nothing E.P

North American Metallers, Sylo, have recently released their Monuments Of Nothing E.P. They manage to pack a punch in six tracks.   Monument of Nothing, the title track sets the pace of this record. My first initial thoughts were that these guys are very reminiscent of early Slipknot. There’s aggression …

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Overdrive – The Final Nightmare

Overdrive, from Grantham in Lincolnshire, are a band I seemed to have overlooked when listening to some of the old eighties rock and metal bands from my heyday. They first came onto the NWOBHM scene way back in 1981 releasing a 3 track EP “On The Run”, and another 4 …

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Incite – Up In Hell

I wasn’t familiar with Incite until I was handed this review; and that was my fault. I wish I knew of these guys before. The Arizona based groove metal band Incite will smash your face in with their third offering, “Up In Hell”. This is pure groove metal: a nice …

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Wolf- Devil Seed

Wolf - Devil Seed artwork

Twenty years is a very long time to be doing anything without due recognition. Hailing from Sweden WOLF are experiencing that very same situation. I saw them a few years ago supporting ACCEPT and they were nothing less than superb. Initially I though they were a new band but to …

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