Author Archives: Dane Pavitt

Based in sunny Stoke-on-Trent, lover of music, movies, science, cider, and DJ at Blastwave, one of the UK's only regular extreme metal clubnights

Bloodstock announce new bands & clubnights

Festival season has started, but Bloodstock still has a few more little announcements to keep our appetites wet. Ten new bands have been announced across the weekend. Friday on the Sophie Lancaster stage, Messiah’s Kiss take the stand featuring former session musicians for Tony Iommi and Saxon. Saturday welcomes old school thrash act Annihilated, and brutal death metallers Ageless Oblivion. ...

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Napalm Death US & European tour dates

British grindcore legends Napalm Death show no sign of stopping on their relentless tour cycle in support of their 15th album ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’. Following a successful tour of Australia & New Zealand with long-time extreme metal allies Carcass, Napalm Death will be appearing at a number of festivals and concert venues in the US and across Europe ...

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Amaranthe release video for ‘Digital World’

Swedish genre-splicers Amaranthe have launched the video for the second single from their new album Massive Addictive. The previous single, ‘Drop Dead Cynical’ gained the biggest global radio airtime of any song in the band’s history, marking a significant high point in their career. Vocalist Jake E. has spoken of the band’s delight on the song’s success, saying “[Drop Dead Cynical] has ...

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Nuclear Blast sign Lamb of God for seventh album

World-renowned groove metal band Lamb of God have been signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, and have announced a July 2015 release for their seventh album, ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’. Drummer Chris Adler says, “We first met [Nuclear Blast] back in 1997 – and almost signed then, but have been flirting ever since. It’s now time for a new chapter for ...

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Bloodstock ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals begin

Bloodstock Open Air has always championed the metal underground, pushing new and unheard talent forward. The Metal 2 The Masses programme is at the forefront of this objective. Hundreds of bands take part by uploading videos of their live performances to: www.wychwood.co.uk/#/mischeif//competitions/bloodstock. The videos are then judged by the Bloodstock panel, and finalists are nominated to play live in concert ...

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Review: Deadspace – A Promise of Oblivion

Slithering from the oft-neglected Australian metal underground comes Deadspace’s debut album. This independently released depressive black metal record was conceived as an outlet for frontman Chris Gebauer’s own depression. If one was to remove the metal guitars from this album, it would make a haunting ambient rock album in its own right. As a complete package, the meeting of sombre ...

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Review: Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine

Unleashed are among the earliest founders of the Swedish death metal scene, alongside classic acts such as Entombed and Dismember. Dawn of the Nine is their twelfth studio album in their 26 year long career, and they haven’t lost any of their drive. Right away the opening track ‘A New Day Will Rise’ charges forward like a freight train. Bassist ...

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