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!

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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SYLOSIS announce intimate UK headline shows

With a support slot with heavy metal titans Lamb of God and Megadeth around the corner in November, Reading band Sylosis have a host of UK headline shows at some intimate venues across the country and are bringing good friends Hang The Bastard along for the ride as support. Lead Guitarist/Frontman Josh Middleton comments “We’re really pleased to be adding ...

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Review: Human Bodies/Leather Chalice – Split EP

Harsh, aggressive, in your face, and that’s only the cover of this split EP of Human Bodies and Leather Chalice thanks to Broken Limbs Recordings. What lays there in must be a truly terrifying monster, and it certainly is. This EP may consist of only two songs per band, and last barely 10 minutes, but make no mistake, it will ...

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GHOST haunts Deezer online

Deezer: “Behold our first ever Metal Deezer session with Ghost. AMEN.” Music streaming service Deezer has shared the entire haunting session of Ghost. The session includes three songs taken from their latest album, ‘Meliora’ and includes the songs ‘From The Pinnacle To The Pit’, ‘Circle’ and ‘Absolution’. You can enjoy the entire session here: Europe and North America will be ...

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Review: Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance

There are many super-groups, concept albums and one off projects out there, ones that spring to mind are ‘Annihilator – Metal’ and of course, the ‘Roadrunner United’ album. All have their own charm and unique feel through each song with guest musicians. This though, is a project that is pure and simply a cut above the rest, if metal was ...

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We Came As Romans UK Tour

Fresh off the Vans Warped Tour in the US over the summer, We Came As Romans are supporting their self-titled album release from July via Spinefarm Records, with a trip over the Atlantic for a selection of shows in the UK and Ireland. With this being the first time new material will be played live in Europe, they are beginning ...

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