Author Archives: Marcus L

Writer and sub-editor. Music fan with not enough time. Loves Megadeth, Porcupine Tree, Textures, and ZOAX. Join me on Twitter @infernal_wisdom
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System Of A Down. Biffy Clyro. Aerosmith.

System Of A Down. Biffy Clyro. Aerosmith. Prophets Of Rage. Five Finger Death Punch. AFI. Alter Bridge. Mastodon. Sum 41. Rob Zombie. Slayer. Opeth. Good Charlotte. The Dead Daisies. Ministry. Airbourne. The names speak for themselves, and perhaps one of the more exciting names this year is Prophets Of Rage: an amalgamation of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and ...

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Hard Rock Hell – A familiar crowd gather to don their denim and leather!

Navigating further into the depths of Wales, the blue skies faded and the terrain became more rugged as we drew ever nearer to Hard Rock Hell for its tenth instalment. Seeding various spin-offs throughout the year – HRH Blues, HRH AOR, HRH PROG to name but a few – this is the original and, some might say, the best. HRH events ...

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Review: Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape

Known for their atmospheric prog-rock, Riverside, have previously released six studio albums. From the opening track from their debut album, Out Of Myself (2003), through to last year’s Love, Fear And The Time Machine (2015), Riverside have delivered consistently high-quality music. Last year’s release was more toned-down than previous albums in terms of its heavier elements; Eye Of The Soundscape ...

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Review: Dorje – Centred And One

Back in June, I was shopping for a new bass guitar and happened to zone in on the Ibanez SR1306. When researching the bass, I came across a Youtube video reviewing the SR1305. The hosts? Rob Chapman and Dave Hollingworth of Dorje. I had never heard of them. Little did I know that they would appear on the bill for ...

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Review: Exist Immortal – Breathe

Sometimes, the right band comes along at just the right time. I was listening to Textures when Exist Immortal’s latest offering appeared in my inbox; I was in the mood for something like Textures that wasn’t Textures – Breathe is exactly what I was looking for. The UK-based, five-piece metal-band have been around since 2011 and Breathe (2016) is their ...

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Review: Chronicles – The Measure EP

The Measure is the third EP from 6-strong, East Midlands metallers, Chronicles. Opening with crunchy guitars, meaty bass and pounding drums, the intro to ‘Day Vs Knight’ feels a little out of place with what follows, almost like it is a sound and level check; it does, however, give some comfort in that it demonstrates that a rather nice tone ...

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New music video from Faulkner

LA based rock quintet, Faulkner, have released a new music video for ‘These Kids Nowadays’ taken from their smooth and catchy six-track EP Revanchist. The video itself was filmed with the band playing live on the relatively unusual setting of a helipad during a session with US broadcaster Jason Bentley.

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Review: Palace Of The King – Valles Marineris

Last year, Australian rock n roll sextet, Palace Of The King, released their debut album White Bird/Burn The Sky. It was full of anthemic, feel-good tracks and was one of my favourite releases of 2015. Just a year down the line, we get their second instalment, Valles Marineris. Kicking off with that old-school organ sound and dropping into a tasty ...

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Live: David Gilmour – Live at Anfiteatro di Pompei

In 1971, Adrian Maben’s vision of blending music with cinematic art took Pink Floyd to the ruins of old Pompeii to play in the ancient amphitheatre. Forty-five years later, David Gilmour returned to play the same venue, though this time to an audience. I was one of the lucky few able to purchase a ticket and see, first-hand, this momentous performance. ...

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Festival Roundup: Download 2016

How often do you get the chance to see the likes of Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden play on the same weekend? Where else can you hear some of the best music in the world and watch WWE live while it plays? The answer is: nowhere. This was Download Festival 2016. For those resilient enough, the weekend actually starts ...

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