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

Review: Butcher Babies – Take It Like A Man

After blowing me away at Download Festival back in June, Butcher Babies made it on to my ‘must hear more’ list. I bought their first studio album Goliath (2013) and second EP Uncovered (2014), both of which are very listenable records. This female fronted metal band blends vocals that range from savage, piercing screams to, what is at times, almost pop-like melody; these vocals are ...

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Photoset: The Struts at Download 2015

We caught The Struts at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Originating from Derby, just 3o minutes from Download’s venue, local indie rock outfit, The Struts, an incredibly natural and fun-loving group, delivered an incredible set that very much deserved a bigger stage. With that said, the intimacy of Jake’s stage added to the atmosphere of the performance, ...

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Photoset: Northlane at Download 2015

We caught Northlane at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Northlane delivered their crushing, djent-laden metalcore with impressive energy, almost pulling the crowd into the performance with them. They were initially let down by staggeringly overpowering bass levels, particularly the kick drum, but this was toned down later in the set. Seeing the photographer next to me retreat ...

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Photoset: Love Zombies at Download 2015

We caught Love Zombies at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Female fronted, Love Zombies, delivered their upbeat pop-punk to an equally upbeat crowd and had them singing and clapping along. [huge_it_gallery id=”11″] See our Download Festival review in Issue 4 of RAMzine:

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Photoset: Evil Scarecrow at Download 2015

We caught Evil Scarecrow at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. I had heard rumours about these guys, and when I saw a festival goer dressed in a robot suit crafted out of empty beer cans, Carlsberg boxes and electrical tape, I knew I was in for an interesting show. The first thing that struck me was their ...

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Photoset: Dragonforce at Download 2015

We caught Dragonforce at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Anyone that has seen Dragonforce before will know that they put on one hell of a show, and this was no different; they came out well and owned the stage like the metal legends they are. The energy and musicianship of this band is astonishing and something that ...

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Photoset: Crown The Empire at Download 2015

We caught Crown The Empire at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Crown The Empire’s opened with “Bloodline”, once they got going, the gave it all they had; their energy and passion really came across well. [huge_it_gallery id=”8″] See our Download Festival review in Issue 4 of RAMzine:

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Photoset: Creeper at Download 2015

Pictures of Creeper performing their fantastic set at Download 2015. Creeper are a Punk band from Southampton. They have just released ‘The Honeymoon Suite’, which is the second single from our new EP ‘The Callous Heart’. [huge_it_gallery id=”7″] See our Download Festival review in Issue 4 of RAMzine:

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Photoset: Butcher Babies at Download 2015

We caught Butcher Babies at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Butcher Babies. I did not see them coming! I was taken aback when Heidi and Carla came on and really didn’t know what to expect. The brutality that followed really blew me away and created and instant fan. Their energy was immense; they did not stop moving ...

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Photoset: Andrew WK at Download 2015

We caught Andrew WK at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. Having navigated through the hoards of people spilling out of the tent of the Maverick stage, I arrived up front and entered the photo pit just as Andrew W.K. kicked off with “It’s Time To Party”; there were so many photographers that we got split into two ...

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