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!
The Band FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana

The Band FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana

While I was growing up, I was hugely into the typical stuff, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin etc, much like most I guess. While my tastes grew and expanded to the darker, heavier stuff as I got older, it also got drawn into some older stuff such as blues and southern rock with bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd ...

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Turbobier – Das Neue Festament

Review: Turbobier – Das Neue Festament

When I think of Austria, I think of the history, the landscape, Sigmund Freud, the beauty of the place, oh, and some small known guy called Schwarzenegger. Most importantly though, I know it for beer. Now I have something new to think of, Turbobier. I may not know any Austrian, but when a band has a name like that and ...

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White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

Review: White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

White Light Cemetery I’ll admit, I had never heard of at the time the album was available for review. Described as ‘Southern brother-dudes, cranking out dirty metal and corrosion steel’. Well, with a description like that, what could have been better for to ease my post-Christmas/New Years hangover? The down side is, it hasn’t eased the hangover blues, thankfully it ...

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Review: Warcrab – Scars of Aeons

A while back, Warcrab dropped Scars of Aeons, a 5-track master class in death metal. In a period where we have seen so many high-profile bands release some great (and not so great) albums, it is great to see the lesser known bands not only keeping up but in this case, surpass the releases of those big ones.Scars of Aeons by ...

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Live: Airbourne, The Electric Ballroom, London

In this day and age, we’ve all heard it on the radio, read it in a magazine or online, that Rock and Roll is dead in some way or another. How idiotic a statement it is though! Music traverses through ages and develops as it goes, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. Monday and Tuesday night in London was proof ...

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Cannibal Corpse record brutal theme song for ‘Squidbillies’

Aired on October 30th, Squidbillies Halloween Special called ‘Squid B’Gosh’ enlisted the skills of one of death metals finest, Cannibal Corpse, to create the most brutal theme song possible. Renowned producer and Hate Eternal vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan spoke out of his experience on the collaboration: “The producers of Squidbillies contacted Cannibal Corpse and asked them to record the theme song ...

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Interview: Brian Tatler of Diamond Head

Back at Bloodstock festival earlier this year, we found ourselves in the great company of the legendary Brian Tatler of Diamond Head. They gave us such a great interview and put on such an impressive show, that when we were offered the chance to chat with them again, we couldn’t help but jump at the chance. Finishing up on their UK tour ...

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Review: Immolated Moth – The Broken Mind

Before I started listening to Immolated Moth to provide a review, I was instantly struck by the title of the EP, ‘The Broken Mind’. I, like many others, suffer with depression and anxiety, and each day proves to be a battle unlike the previous day, and I often struggle to win against my inner demons. So having that in my ...

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EP Review: Outright Resistance – Me Vs. I

Outright Resistance recently brought out their EP. Titled ‘Me Vs I’. A quick look up on their history shows they haven’t done bad for a bunch of guys from Stevenage, starting out in 2011, they have managed to battle their way through to become grand finalists in London’s Metal 2 the Masses competition to play at Bloodstock, and this year ...

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Hammerfall announce European tour Special Guests

The legendary Hammerfall are set to release their tenth studio album ‘Built To Last’ via Napalm Records in November, and following the landmark release they will be conquering Europe on tour from January. Joining the Swedish warriors are special guests Gloryhammer, fresh off their own main stage performance at Bloodstock festival, while taking up the other flank of the tour ...

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