Tag Archives: metal

CarnageFest , The Pint, Dublin, August 25th

For the general public, Saturday August 25th in Dublin was all about gawking at the flagships but for the metal lover, Saturday was all about CARNAGEFEST 2012. So, while the rest of Dublin was down by George’s Dock, admiring the flagships and (let’s be honest) the sailors there was one …

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Vision Of Disorder – The Cursed Remain Cursed

Reunions are such a tricky business. A band will never be followed under such scrutiny and (often biased) critique than if they’ve disbanded and eventually reunited. You can double up the cynicism if we’re talking about a band who were universally lauded and respected within their genre during their original …

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Thousand Autumns – Chasing Boats

Hertfordshire is getting a bit of a habit of producing excellent bands. First Enter Shikari appear out of St. Albans, then The Subways out of Welwyn Garden City. Now, it looks like the musical county is at it again, with Welwyn Garden City based metallers Thousand Autumns cooking up a …

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The City Divided – The Endless Moment

Unsigned pop-rock quartet The City Divided, hailing from the county of Hertfordshire, last month released their début EP The Endless Moment under their own steam. Hertfordshire is a county that is rapidly becoming famous for producing rock bands, the most prominent being Enter Shikari, and then also The Subways and …

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Simbiose – ‘Economical Terrorism’

Symbiosis is generally described in the dictionary as “the living together of two dissimilar organisms in more or less intimate association” – which, one has to assume is the effect this Portuguese five piece were trying to achieve when they merged crust, punk and metal nigh on two decades ago. …

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SOS Festival 2012 – Day 1 Review

Setting off today’s shindig with a bang; Chorley’s own Fire In the Empire [8/10] hit the stage with full force, bathing the few followers who turned out to seen them in an onslaught of melodic, yet furious thrash metal. With a God like stage presence and songs that could topple …

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Interview with Ten by Ten 21/07/2012

Hailing from Bolton, Ten by Ten are a hybrid band who combine elements of hard rock, metal and grunge to form a raw and powerful sound both live and on record. I caught them after their brilliant set at this years SOS festival to have a bit of a chin way …

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Footprints in the Custard – Every Hole is a Goal CD review

If Steel Panther kept up the comedy, ditched the glam and became a brutal death metal band, then they still wouldn’t sound as comical and aggressive as Manchester based death metal/grindcore 5 piece Footprints in the Custard. Singing about: STD’s, doing naughty things with Paramore’s own Hayley Williams and of course… …

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No Mans Legion – Stand Your Ground EP review

No Mans Legion are a band who have slowly but surely been getting their name out there and putting their own little spark onto the scene. Now in June of 2012, the mighty Chorley based five piece have released the mother of all heavy metal albums. An EP chocked full …

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Fear Factory – The Industrialist (cd)

  When you think of Fear Factory your mind automatically conjures images of mechanical, hardcore industrial power fused metal. When the brothers of destruction, Mr Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell were re-united in 2010 for the “Mechanize” album after spending ten long years apart, people wondered how long would …

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Ronen Ziony From Metal Scent Interviewed

I recently spoke to Metal Scent’s Ronen Ziony to talk about the recently released album “Home Made”,  the metal scene in Israel and much more. To listen to the interview, hit play on the player below:     Metal Scent are: Drums – Ronen Ziony Guitars – Dror Yakar Vocals – Rami Salmon Guitars – Yaniv …

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Asphyx – ‘Deathhammer’

Like most bands in their genre and of their longevity, Dutch doom/death crossover crew Asphyx have enjoyed/endured their fair share of upheavals in their 25-year career – numerous line-up changes (only drummer Bob Baghus has remained a constant), splits and reformations (three of each at the last count) and a …

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Eluveitie ‘Helvetios’

  The New Age Of Folk Metal champions return with their best offering to date. Infusing traditional Celtic and Gaulish elements beautifully with really catchy melodic Death Metal. This is the bands first release since 2010’s ’Everything Remains…’ and shows the bands continued progression and development. From the haunting vocals …

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Amon Amarth Live At Hammerfest, review.

I was privileged ,way back in 2005 whilst trudging around The Assembly Rooms in Derby during Bloodstock to stumble upon the U.K. debut gig of a then pretty much unknown Amon Amarth. Standing in a crowd of less than 100 people I remember being totally blown away by what I …

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Arthemis Review, Hammerfest 4

The heavy thrash metal warriors Arthemis make an appearance at Hammerfest 2012, with new to the family drummer Paul Grinder. Their set varies from their latest album ‘Hereos’ to revealing a few new songs that give us a taste of what their new album will be like when released later this year.They …

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Interview with Hell – Hammerfest IV

I was very fortunate to catch up with David Bower, Tony Speakman and Tim Bowler of resurrected metal lords HELL to talk about what they have been up to since December (I mistakenly said when they played with Saxon, sorry) future recordings and other interesting stuff so here you go have a little look…

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Irdorath, ‘Dekonstrukteur des Fleisches’, cd review.

Formed in 2005 Irdorath can hardly be described as newcomers ,although here in the U.K. we may not be so familiar with the band. All that may be about to change with the release of this their second full length album, which serves up a pure feast of Black Metal …

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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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PYTHIA – ‘THE SERPENT’S CURSE’ CD REVIEW.

Pythia’s 2009 debut ‘Beneath The Veiled Embrace’ certainly created musical ripples upon the sea of Female Fronted Metal and heralded a hard touring ethic which saw the band headline the Sophie Stage at Derby’s Bloodstock Festival and grab a slot at the prestigious Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium. The …

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