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HELL and BELPHEGOR confirmed for Bloodstock 2013

The Bloodstock Team are thrilled to announce the addition of occult metal overlords, HELL and Austrian death/black metallers, BELPHEGOR to the 2013 bill. BELPHEGOR are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year and readying the release of their tenth studio album this summer, via Nuclear Blast. Take a peek at …

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Orchid – Heretic EP Review

San Francisco’s Doom masters Orchid released their latest EP “Heretic” back in September via Nuclear Blast, as a follow up to the successful album “Capricorn” that came out in 2011. Orchid’s next full length is set to be released next year. “Heretic” starts with a spoken chant before seething into …

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Graveyard – Lights Out

Before Gothenburg’s Graveyard had their own brand of beer in Sweden, or won a Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock album, or landed on three Billboard charts and multiple “Best of 2011” lists with their album ‘Hisingen Blues’, they caught the attention of Rolling Stone’s David Fricke at SXSW in …

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Wintersun – Time I

Not many bands can say it’s taken eight years between debut and sophomore album but Finnish metallers Wintersun have finally returned with the first part of their epic concept album, Time. It’s something akin to a fantasy soundtrack and wouldn’t sound out of place as the musical backdrop to the …

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Witchcraft – Legend

When Magnus Pelander founded WITCHCRAFT back in the year 2000, he just did so to record PENTAGRAM tribute album. It took until 2002 for the band to finally released their first single. Enter 2012, the band has found a new home with Nuclear Blast records and sees the release of …

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The 69 Eyes – X

The latest gothic rock band to emerge from the depths of Scandinavia, Finland to be precise, are The 69 Eyes, a band that adds another name to a long legacy of rock and metal bands from the snowy country. Their latest release, a full length studio album imaginatively entitled X …

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Enslaved – RIITIIR (CD)

Hailing from Norway the mighty Enslaved will release their twelfth studio album RIITIIR is set to be released in Europe on the 28th of September via Nuclear Blast Records. I saw Enslaved annihilate at Bloodstock 2009 so I am quite excited to hear this. Track one is called Thoughts Like …

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Anna Murphy from Eluveitie interview

I had the pleasure of catching up with Eluveitie‘s Anna Murphy, who plays the Hurdygurdy, vocals and flute in the band. First, could you describe Eluveitie for those that haven’t heard your music? Some heavily distorted guitars shredding around with flutes trying to cut through. And violins. And hurdy-gurdies, bagpipes …

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George from Nile interview, Bloodstock 2012

I had the pleasure of interviewing George Kollias drummer from Nile at Bloodstock after set. We discuss the band, their show, metal scene in Greece, tours and plans and so on. Band: Karl Sanders: Guitars, Vocals, Instrumentals Dallas Toler-Wade: Guitars, Vocals George Kollias: Drums Chris Lollis: Bass, Vocals   Links: …

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Alex Skolnick from Testament interview at Bloodstock

I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Skolnick guitarist from Testament at Bloodstock. We discuss their stunning set at Wacken the weekend before hand as well as tonight’s set, new album ‘Dark Roots of Earth‘, influences, him leaving then rejoining the band and so on.     Testament have announced …

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Mnemic – ‘Mnemesis’

Taking their name from the Greek work ‘mnemonic’, meaning ‘the art of development’, it’s not surprising that this Danish-based international quintet should show off their etymological skills with the play on words that is the title of this, their latest full-length opus.  It’s just a pity that this is one …

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Dallas Toler from Nile interview

I caught up with Dallas Toler, guitarist and vocalist from Nile by email for a interview about the band, their new album ‘At the Gates of Sethu‘ as well as their plans for the rest of the year.   Can you introduce Nile for the readers? Nile is Karl Sanders, …

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Interview with Luca Turilli at Hellfest 16/06/12

I was lucky enough to chat with Luca Turilli from Rhapsody at Hellfest. (Rhapsody of Fire and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody) As he was not playing the festival himself we had a long conversation about his departure from Rhapsody of Fire, the new ‘Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody’ and the new album which …

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Death Angel, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 27/6/12

It’s been 25 years since the release of The Ultra-Violence by Death Angel so I was looking forward to tonight’s gig where the guys were playing their first album in its entirety as well as few other tracks. First band on was Thrashist Regime, who was starting to whip the …

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Ted Aguilar of Death Angel interview, Glasgow 27/6/12

I had the pleasure of catching up with Ted Aguilar guitarist from Death Angel outside Ivory Blacks in Glasgow before they took to the stage. We discussed Death Angel’s past, The Ultra-violence reaching it’s 25th anniversary  about their recent tours and festivals, their plans and about writing tracks for their …

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Nile – At The Gates Of Sethu CD

As expected from the legendary trio from South Carolina, their seventh studio album ’At the Gates of Sethu’ opens with dark orchestral tones, followed by the blistering sound that Nile create so well. ‘Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame‘ is much of the same band as they have been for …

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Gotthard – Firebirth

After the untimely death of original singer Steve Lee on that fateful autumn of 2010, it seemed to most that the band would hang up their gear and call it a day, as would many bands facing a similar situation. Which is why when I found out the news that …

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Sabaton – Carolus Rex

With six studio albums in their arsenal through the period of well over a decade, Swedish power metal kings Sabaton show no sign of relenting. They continue on the subject of war, this time focusing on their homeland and the biographical tale of Gustavus Adolphus Magnus (The Lion Of The North), and Charles …

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Origin, Psycroptic, Leng Tch’e, Dictated 20/02/2012

As I turned up at White Rabbit, Plymouth I noticed there was a quiet turn out for the gig this evening, with bands such as Origin and Psycroptic playing I expected a larger crowd, forgetting it was a Monday (school) night, however even with the turn out, I knew it …

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