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

Photo Set: The One Hundred at Download Festival 2015

We caught The One Hundred at Download Festival 2015, see the photo set below. They packed out the fourth stage and had the whole crowd singing along to ‘This Is Your Downfall’. The applause and cheering was deafening. They were heavy, they were tight and there was a great rapport between the singer and the audience; being a smaller stage, ...

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Review: Pink Cigar – Generation Next

London based Pink Cigar are a band to pay attention to; their energetic, upbeat tunes invigorate the listener and certainly left me on a bit of a high. The production is excellent; each element has been superbly captured and balanced, creating a perfect balance between achieving the crisp and polished production of a studio recording, but whilst retaining the authenticity, intimacy ...

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Review: Zephyr – An Odyssey For The Living

London based, progressive metal four piece, Zephyr, offer their debut EP ‘An Odyssey For The Living’. The EP opens with a melodic, slightly harsh arpeggiated picked guitar riff ambles along before the drop into a distorted, powerful riff and aggressive vocal delivery of the first track, ‘Familiar Spirit’. ‘Little Lamplight’ brings much the same, so much so that it offers little to ...

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News: Megadeth and Lamb Of God tour U.K. & Eire November 2015

You may have just heard that Lamb Of God’s superb offering, VII: Sturm Und Drang, is released later this month (review here). You may also know that Megadeth are releasing their 15th studio album later this year, marking the 30th anniversary of their incredible debut Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good. But, did you know that Megadeth and Lamb Of God will be ...

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Review: Cradle Of Filth – Hammer Of The Witches

Cradle of Filth, a band that surely needs no introduction but perhaps a brief history lesson. Since their inception in 1991, the band has undergone numerous alterations to its line-up, the most recent and significant being the departure of long-standing guitarist, Paul Allender. Despite all the changes in the past, there has been a fairly consistent sound; the noticeable changes ...

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Disturbed return with new album ‘Immortalized’

Yeah, Disturbed! Remember them? Remember how bloody good they are!? Twelve million albums sold globally! Did you realise they have been dormant for about four years now? The wait is over. Almost five years since the release of their last studio album, Asylum, comes their new 13 track offering, Immortalized. Why so long? Here’s what Draiman and Donegan had to say: The idea was to leave ...

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Lamb Of God – New Music Video For “512”

Someone get the fucking mint sauce, Lamb Of God have just released a music video for ‘512’, the first from their upcoming, seventh studio album VII: Sturm Und Drang. If you saw them at Download last weekend, you will know that these guys are in top form. ‘512’ is an awesome track with an equally awesome video and brings promise for the ...

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“Take It Like A Man” from Butcher Babies

Having just discovered these guys at Download Festival on June 14th, I subsequently purchased their back catalogue from iTunes. Hours later, I find out that they are releasing a new album on August 21st. Coincidence, or fate? Given the growth in their sound since their first release, I am left feeling rather excited about Take It Like A Man. I’m led to ...

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Download 2015 – Post-festival summary

Three days of fantastic festival performances from the best the world of rock and metal has to offer; Download festival has come to an end. Of course I am a little saddened but, with a quarter mile between stages and, to my count, 123 bands over the three days, I have probably walked over 20 miles over the course of ...

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Download 2015 Commences

Having arrived fairly late in the day and pitched the tents, we trekked over to The Village to see what was on offer. We found that everyone was in the festival spirit; there were onesies and masks galore; people wandering about wondering where their companions went; people posing for pictures; people partying in the Doghouse; groups of people chilling out ...

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