Author Archives: Ash Crowson

Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!
Steak – No God to Save

Review: Steak – No God to Save

Steak have been around a little while and done a great job of putting on some seriously good performances that can leave bands they’ve supported looking mediocre. Finally they’ve done some time in the studio and the release of their latest effort ‘No God to Save’ is due Friday. When it comes to awesome festivals like desertfest, they release a ...

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Family Ghost Artwork

Lauren Hoffman and The Secret Storm – Family Ghost

‘Family Ghost’ is the debut release of Lauren Hoffman and The Secret Storm, it plays as an atmospheric stream touching upon the styling of indie, rock, blues, folk and more as it flows seamlessly through its playlist, each song as endearing and harmonious as the next; all with a much beauty as it has darkness through its stories it tells, ...

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Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front announce 4 date UK tour

Celebrating a milestone of 35 years, American legends Agnostic Front have carried the Hardcore flag for many decades and influenced not just bands, but an entire scene. Never faltering, they have helped create one of the most positive and well supported scenes imaginable, and they are now set to return to UK shores to do what they do best, bringing ...

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Fire From The Gods - Narrative Retold - Album Cover

Fire from the Gods – Narrative Retold

Fire from the Gods is a name I didn’t know of until I found it getting mentioned on the side of some of other news about an extremely known person doing their first production of an album. It brought some intrigue but nothing that really sat in my mind as a must check out simply because the band that person ...

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Blood Red Throne

Live: Blood Red Throne, Met Lounge Peterborough

Peterborough is a funny old place, a breeding ground for plenty of local talent, home of bands like P.S.O.T.Y, The Infernal Sea and Vendetta to name a few. The last two having recently both played at our favourite UK metal festival Bloodstock Open Air (a festival that has much in common with plenty of tonight’s line-up). Despite this though, there ...

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Woodhawk – Beyond The Sun

Review: Woodhawk – Beyond The Sun

Beyond The Sun is the result of Calgary three piece Woodhawk. Proving to be so much more than the sum of their numbers, Beyond The Sun is their debut full length release and despite their short time together, they have produced something real special that makes no mistake in putting them firmly on the map. A crisp, clean and nigh ...

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The Riven – Blackbird

Review: The Riven – Blackbird

London outfit The Riven are a new band with an old feel, keeping the heavy, dirty sound of rock and blues alive. Blackbird is their debut EP, a five track release that sounds like a true encapsulation and harnessing of that raw power of an energetic, live performance, but in the studio. Like all the best ideas, The Riven came ...

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Grand Magus (1)

Live: Grand Magus, The Underworld, London

British shores have a history of Viking invasions, thankfully these days they are more than welcome, and the current assault across the nation had Swedish legends Grand Magus pillaging their way through venue after venue on the Frost and Fire Tour. As they prepare to take the Capital in their final show, we are treated to an insane showcase of ...

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Hell or High Water - Vista

Hell or Highwater release debut track from upcoming album

Hell or Highwater have released their debut track ‘I Want It All’ from their forthcoming album release, ‘Vista’, their second album and first release through the acclaimed label Spinefarm Records. You can listen to new release ‘I Want It All’ here. Hell or Highwater features Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller on vocal duties, taking a much different approach in style with ...

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HRH Prog VI

HRH Prog double up on the Prog Rock goodness

With the already impressive start of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy performing a special tribute ‘In memory of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and John Wetton’ honouring their legendary music along with a few King Crimson tracks, making the festival a must see event. They have gone above and beyond to bring the best they could to add to the line up. ...

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