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!

Reveiw: Anal Fissure – Mind of a Serial Killer

From the typically unreadable band name for those not used to it, the unsettling album title, and the not so family friendly name. Anal Fissure looks to be everything you want in your face, a brutal, death metal release. Definitely not something you could get away with in front of the grandmother! I knew nothing of this band, other than ...

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The Temperance Movement – New single, New Album and UK Tour.

Only releasing their debut album in 2013, The Temperance Movement have made such a movement in such a small time that it’s hard to fathom. ‘Three Bulleits’, the new lead single of the upcoming album ‘White Bear’ tells us why! ‘White Bear’ is due for release through Earache Records and is expected to carry on from where the self titled ...

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Black Star Riders release single ‘Soldierstown’ ahead of UK Tour.

Black Star Riders are set to release their new single ‘Soldierstown’ from their current album ahead of their all star line up tour. The band need no introduction, progressing from the iconic Thin Lizzy to Black Star Riders to create new music. Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are joined by Jimmy Degrasso and Robbie Crane, and by no ...

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Iron Maiden announced as headline act for Download Festival

Iron Maiden have been the first band announced for Download Festival 2016, and in a worthy position as the final act for the festival. The announcement confirms the headline slot to be the only confirmed UK show of ‘The Book of Souls’ World Tour. Maiden are no stranger to the legendary rock Mecca that is Donington, with a previous headline ...

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Live review: Psycroptic, Scarred, The Infernal Sea, & Conjurer

Peterborough has seen a sad time over the past five years with the closure of one of our few venues suited for rock and metal, but thanks to a few local promoters with a taste for metal, the scene is slowly stirring with life again. This gig put together by Camblast Promotions and Belligerent Promotions at The Met Lounge was ...

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Twisted Sister to headline Bloodstock 2016

Glam metal icons Twisted Sister have been announced  as the Friday night headline act for Bloodstock-Open-Air 2016. This will be a very special ending for them in the UK, as it is part of their farewell tour. The icons have legions of fans through all generations that will be singing their hearts out along, with the legendary front-man Dee Snider, ...

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Review: Akarusa Yami – Heavy Climb (EP)

Since the arrival of Akursa Yami into the world from Nottingham in the year 2010, they have managed to whip up a storm with two EP releases and rave reviews from the likes of Terrorizer (UK), Zero Tolerance (UK), Metal Hammer (Norway) and Legacy (Germany) to name a few, and now they have unleashed their first full length release, ‘Heavy ...

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Review: Stormbringer – Blood and Rust

Being a huge fan of good scotch and bourbon, I soon found my perfect drinking music in Viking Skull and never looked back. I’ve also been lucky enough to have played a gig with Deadeye many moons ago, so when I heard the news of members of those bands, along with some from Nekkrosis, had formed a band named Stormbringer, it was ...

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Megadeth return with new album ‘Dystopia’.

With fresh blood, thrash titans Megadeth return with their 15th studio album ‘Dystopia ‘ on Universal Music / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on January 22nd. Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson, the constant forces behind Megadeth have welcomed former Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro, and drumming mastermind Chris Adler of Lamb of God fame into the fold for this release. Recorded in ...

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Def Leppard release new video for “Let’s Go”

Def Leppard’s 11th studio album “Def Leppard” is available worldwide from October 30th 2015, but we are lucky enough to not too long to hear any of it as they have now released an official lyric video, “Let’s Go“. Vocalist Joe Elliot had these words to say on the release,“We got together to see what we had with maybe putting out ...

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