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

Cradle Of Filth release video for ‘Blackest Magick In Practice’

Having gently coaxed us back in time with ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’, Cradle Of Filth present us with a new video for one of their ‘traditionally filthy’ tracks: ‘Blackest Magick In Practice’. With a sound hailing back to the days of 1996’s ‘Dusk And Her Embrace’, their latest release from Hammer Of The Witches should serve a positive sign for those fans ...

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Funeral For A Friend 2016 Farewell Tour

What could be a self-titled tour, will kick off in March next year. After 15 years, Funeral For A Friend are throwing in the towel and will do their final rounds on the Last Chance To Dance tour. Visiting just 10 venues in the space of a month across Germany and the UK, the band will play two consecutive nights at each stop. ...

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Hard Rock Hell A Hard Rocker’s Heaven

Hosted at Hafan Y Mor holiday park in North Wales, Hard Rock Hell is on the more glamorous side of the rock and metal festival events calendar, with either a holiday home caravan or apartment as accommodation for the weekend. Given the weather, not only in Wales but for the time of year in general, the solid abode was welcome; ...

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Review: Children Of Bodom – I Worship Chaos

There was a time where I, like many of my peers, would go to the music store and buy new albums based solely on the genre, artwork and album name – Children Of Bodom‘s Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) was one of these albums. Not having heard them before, I recall how refreshing it sounded; kicking off with the relentless ‘Needled 24/7’ then ...

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Review: Breakout Festival 2015

A gloriously sunny day at the coast; the setting could not be better. Hosted at Brighton Racecourse: Breakout Festival 2015. Upon arrival, I was surprised by the scale – having attended Butserfest just two weeks prior, I thought that was small despite having three stages! Breakout Festival sported just a single stage and a rather small area of asphalt in ...

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Review: Butserfest 2015

Butserfest: The UK’s biggest alcohol and drug free festival. I should have known that this was more of a youth event; what person in their right mind would choose to go to an outdoor music festival at which one cannot have a nice cold lager? Don’t get me wrong, I am not one to get tanked up and fighty, but ...

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Win Tickets To Vans Warped Tour Party

Until midnight tomorrow, you can win tickets to the Vans Warped Tour pre-show party, taking place at Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 on September 14th. Attendance is by invite only, but you can still be in with a chance to win tickets to this event. Just head to www.warpedtouruk.com/  and answer a simple question – easy! Roam and Tigress and some special guests ...

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Review: Riverside – Love, Fear And The Time Machine

Releasing their debut album ‘Out Of Myself‘ over ten years ago, Poland-based band Riverside bring us their 6th album, Love, Fear And The Time Machine. It is very well produced, with crisp sounds and a well-balanced and clean mix; there is enough room for all the elements to interplay without anything being lost. Rather than collection of songs, there is ...

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Iron Maiden Release Free Video Game

Iron Maiden’s retro 8-bit platformer, Speed Of Light, is free to play and surprisingly addictive. It’s not the first video game that ‘The Irons’ have released; in 1999, they released Ed Hunter, a Time Crisis style shooter that was, for its time, graphically state of the art. Taken from and supporting their latest single release of the same name, Speed Of Light ...

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News: Bands Announced For Bloodstock 2016

No sooner has Bloodstock 2015 come to a close, than bands are announced for next year’s metalfest. Already, Venom and Behemoth have been added to the bill for the festival next year, which will take place 11th – 14th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire. They will be playing their current album The Satanist in full on the Friday: Frontman, Nergal, stated, “Our Bloodstock ...

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