Author Archives: Hywel Davies

Full metal ginger. Based in Cardiff, love nothing more than feeling the pure adrenaline that metal music gives me. Been head banging since I was a childling, I've grown up with all manners of music from rock to orchestral. Simply put, I love music. Movies are great too.
BLOODSTOCK

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: METAL 2 THE MASSES FINALS/ SIX MORE BANDS ADDED TO LINE-UP

Bloodstock has many rightful claims to the metal festival throne. Apart from the stellar line-up we witness year after year and the en masse crab walking (just YouTube Evil Scarecrow’s 2014 performance on ‘Crabulon’ and it will make sense-ish), is the festival’s nationwide battle of the bands competition, Metal 2 The Masses. If you’re unfamiliar, bands from all over the country ...

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HARBINGER

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: SEVEN MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED

With Game Of Thrones underway and Avengers: Endgame less than a week away, 2019 is throwing all but the kitchen sink our way, which includes even more god damn bands to announce for this Augusts’ Bloodstock Festival of pure metal extravaganza. Coming to Derbyshire are industrial alt rockers, SULPHER who’ve nabbed themselves a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday, along with ...

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KRYSTHLA

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: EIGHT MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED

You thought Bloodstock was done with its lust for more bands? Well, think again! Eight more bands have been called up to play the Derbyshire festival, which takes place between August 8th and 11th later this year. With only nineteen weeks left to wait until we all communally smash our skulls together on the battle ground of B’stock, here’s the ...

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Bloodstock 2019

BLOODSTOCK: Aborted, Skeletal Remains, The Lazys & more!

Bloodstock is on the warpath in becoming the best metal festival on the surface of this spinning rock through space. Seven more bands have been added to the line-up, and we think you’re going to like ‘em. If you don’t know by now, here’s a little reminder of who you should be pumped as fudge to go and see. Belgian death ...

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The End Of The Ocean

The End Of The Ocean “We communicate dichotomous elements of melancholy, hope, and the strangest feeling of nostalgia”

Ohioan instrumental post-rockers The End Of The Ocean have returned with a their first full length album in seven years. So, as you can already tell, the anticipation for -aire amongst the band’s very patient fanbase has been pretty high to say the least. Though their 2011 debut Pacific· Atlantic was an empathetic journey that hit the heart without saying a word, there was ...

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Bloodstock Announce Five More Bands To Line-Up

No one says, “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MOTHER FUCKERS!!!” quite like Bloodstock, who’ve announced five more bands to their already interstellar line-up. Remember, you’re never alone if you have metal in your heart. Toronto punks Cancer Bats are enforcing the Ronnie James Dio stage, which shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise. Along with releasing one of 2018’s more outstanding records, their recent run ...

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Conjurer

Conjurer only deal in vast quantities of six-stringed agony | Fuel Rock Bar, Cardiff

Not going to lie, seeing Conjurer headline smaller capped venues is rad as hell, but given the reputation they’ve snowballed over the course of 2018, we get the feeling that they may be selling themselves short here. Still, when the intensity is this raw and condensed it makes for one hell of a sight. But first, black metal newcomers Black Pyre are ...

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Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room at Bristol’s Marble Factory

The feeling of evil in the air is as thick as tar. Marely being in the presence of Behemoth in the same building is enough to send shivers down the spine of any god-fearing person. Though it shouldn’t be god that they fear tonight. In a staggering three song set, the wide black metal landscape that Wolves In The Throne ...

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parkway drive

Parkway Drive to headline Bloodstock’s Saturday night

The board is set, and the pieces are moving for Bloodstock Open Air festival 2019. Yesterday [2/2/19] the festival posted official word of their final headline act who will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sabaton and Scorpions. None other than Australian metalcore titans Parkway Drive will take the slot, who’re currently embarked on their first European arena tour. This will ...

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Review: Soilwork – Verkligheten

There’s really no better feeling when you walk away from an album only to go rushing back to it. So, for an album that’s inherently nihilistically melancholy at its core as Soilwork’s Verkligheten to pull this off says quite a bit. Not that you’d expect anything less from one of the leading melodic death metal bands Sweden has to offer, but ...

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