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Collapse – Arms and the Covenant

Formed in London, England late 2009, Collapse had the sole intention of no compromise, no prisoners, with core values of dedication, honesty, and worship of the almighty riff. So goes the bio on their site and they’ve got a very impressive pedigree so far with support slots alongside Anthrax among …

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Atominated – World Without Flesh

Irish thrash metal band Atominated, who were originally known as Akraga, have just released their new E.P, “World Without Flesh”. Throughout the album the guitar sound is aggressive, whilst not being overly distorted as to lose definition on riffs which are technical and catchy. Dual guitars leaves room for impressive …

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Hatriot – Heroes Of Origin

Steve Souza is back and  with a vengeance to show the young thrash metal upstarts how thrash metal should be done! At the ripe old age of 48 he has lost none of his venom and to use a song title from one of his previous bands,he still truly sounds …

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Holy Grail – Ride the Void

It’s been the best part of three years since US metallers Holy Grail released their critically acclaimed debut, Crisis in Utopia.  A number of line-up changes aside, they’ve continuously worked hard and played harder, touring and writing to produce follow up album Ride The Void. I remember supporting Holy Grail in Glasgow …

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Seasons Beatings 2, Dublin. 2 December 2012

Saturday 1st December was the second year Dublin was to be subjected to a beating. The dealer of this beating was Robbie McCabe of Eye Hate Tony Promotions. Seasons Beatings 2 was an all day gig with a long line-up of a variety of Irish metal bands. So, let me …

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Ruins – ‘Place Of No Pity’

The name of Tasmanian devils (sic) Ruins may be unfamiliar to many people outside the southern hemisphere, but that should be about to change soon, thanks to the international release of this, their fourth full length studio album. And a bloody fine slice of blackened metal it is – melodic …

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Evile Interview

How has touring been going so far? Matt: Surprisingly good so far, people are still showing up so that’s good. Ol: There’ve been more people than we would have expected so can’t complain there. Matt: In Belfast people were saying ‘aw Belfast not the best for gigs and there aren’t …

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Evile,Wolf and Animator review, 21st October, Dublin

For some people Sunday is a day of rest – the Sabbath if you will. A time to go to mass and light a few candles and throw a wink up to God so that nobody ever finds out about that one time…we all have that one time. Well, Sunday …

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Bunker 66 – Inferno Interceptor

Formed in 2007 after a couple of rehearsals and lots of beer, Bunker 66, hailing from Messina in Sicily, have been getting rave reviews from the inner circle of the punk and metal underground since their first EP release in 2009.  Since then they’ve continued to press forward with their …

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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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Scarlet Anger – ‘Dark Reign’

When you think of Luxembourg, you don’t automatically think of aggressive-as-fuck thrash metal. No sir. You’re more likely to think of likely to think of fat, profligate bankers lolling around mountainside coffee tables thinking of ever more elaborate ways to grind us poor working folks’ noses into the ground: after …

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Interview with Entropy

At the start of July I wrapped my ears around Entropy‘s third album, E3, and enjoyed it thoroughly as you can read from here.  Frontman Ger Schreinert took the time out recently to talk to us about why now was the right time for their third album and return. Before kicking …

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Testament – Dark Roots of Earth Review

Four years… has it really been four years since Formation of Damnation?  Testament returned after nearly ten years with that monster and they’ve managed to follow it up with an even better one in Dark Roots of Earth.  These are halcyon days for old school thrash and it’s wonderful for …

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Entropy – E3 Album Review

Toronto Metal band Entropy are somewhat underground legends in the thrash scene, having released two albums on their own independent label in the 90s, Ashen Existence and Transcendence, to much acclaim. Fast forward some twenty years and they have returned with their new album, E3. Now this, this really is …

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Scimitar – ‘Demo’

This debut demo by this new young Belfast thrash band is an impressive statement of intent from such an inexperienced outfit. Fittingly featuring a militaristic drum beat at the start, opener ‘The Act Of War’ is reminiscent of a faster, looser young Megadeth, especially in the rhythm patterns and vocals, …

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