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Lucky Thir 13n – March Of The Young

[media-credit name=”Lucky Thir 13n” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Lucky Thir13n is an oddly named band from Greece. “Lucky Thirteen” would sound right but “Lucky Thir13n” just doesnt read right to me, so I’m not sure why they didnt just call themselves Lucky Thirteen. The band have supported bands including Crashdiet and WASP as …

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Seven Thorns – Return to the past

[media-credit id=4717 align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Seven Thorns are a Danish power metal band that were formed in 1998.  This is their second album – their first being the 2007 release “Glow of  dawn”, although legal issues that affected it’s release mean that the band describe this new album “Return to the past” …

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Voodoo Highway – Broken Uncle’s Inn

[media-credit name=”voodoo highway” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Voodoo Highway are a new band from Italy.  Only formed in Spring 2010, they’ve already released an EP and now this their debut album, the oddly named “Broken Uncle’s Inn”.  Voodoo Highway play very 70’s feel hard rock in fact listening to the album you can …

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Deadend in Venice – See you on the ground

“See you on the ground” is the debut album from German melodic death metal band, Deadend in Venice. Deadend in Venice have stuck to the standard formula for vocals for bands with death metal influences and who have a female singer – the female singer sings clean vocals with screams/grunts/growls …

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Van Canto – Break the silence

[media-credit id=4717 align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]If you’ve never come across Van Canto before then you could be in for a shock – Van Canto do what sounds at first like a crazy idea that couldn’t possibly work, but somehow they make it work.  The old saying goes “There’s a fine line between …

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Coma Divine – Dead end circle

Coma Divide are a new band from Germany.  I’m not clear if the name was a deliberate reference to the album of the same name by Porcupine Tree, but it’s bound to cause confusion when trying to do internet searches for instance. Coma Divine consists of singer Sonja Kraushofer, who …

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Bitch – Be My Slave & Damnation Alley CD/DVD

This release consists of the first Bitch EP (Damnation alley) from 1982 and their first album (Be my slave) from 1983.  Both have been remastered and sound better than they’ve ever sounded before.  As well as the album and EP on a CD the package also includes a DVD containing …

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Combichrist, Rock City, Nottingham, 2nd July 2011

First up tonight are the opening band, Method Cell, and industrial synth band from Nottingham.  They take to the stage in front of a tiny audience – being a saturday the doors open earlier than normal at 6pm, and they are on stage just a few minutes later.  The band …

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Tornado – Amsterdamn Hellsinki

Tornado were formerly known as Nemesis Divina, but changed their name to avoid people wrongly assuming they were a black metal group (Nemesis Divina also being the name of an album by black metal band Satyricon).  This release is the bands first album.  The band have been described as “Slayer …

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Sarah jezebel Deva – The Corruption of Mercy

Sarah Jezebel Deva should be a well known name to a lot of metal fans. She was backing singer for Cradle of filth for 14 years and has sung on almost all their albums and she’s also been a member of Therion and Mortis. She also had a solo project, …

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Extreme Overload Part II – Milkwood Jam Swansea – 30/04/2011 (Gig)

Extreme Overload Part II This is only the second time I’ve been to this venue since it changed from an illegal all night drinking club (before they had 24 hour licences). It’s fairly small but it has a good PA system. They are usually known for their blues and open …

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