Author Archives: Sean Rafferty

A metalhead residing the birthplace of metal - Birmingham!
Savage Messiah - Hands of Fate

Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate

Been to a metal show in the UK recently? You might be aware of Savage Messiah, an English band that is far, far beyond any ‘rising’, ‘new’ or ‘fresh’ labels at this point given their near ten-year history, extensive touring past and now their fourth full-length release – Hands of Fate. Savage Messiah are upfront, loud and proud about their ...

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The Used reveal new album ‘The Canyon’

American rockers The Used have revealed the details of their seventh studio album and posted a brand new track. The new album, titled The Canyon, will be the bands longest album to date with 17 tracks of new music. The group have already described the album as ” the most raw, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band has ...

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Slipknot realease ‘Day of the Gusano’ on DVD and Blu Ray

Those who missed out on the worldwide cinema release of Slipknot’s Day of the Gusano concert film will be glad to hear it is getting a DVD/Blu-ray release. Directed by the band’s very own Shawn ‘Clown; Crahan, Slipknot’s latest video release captures their debut performance in Mexico City and features their insane live show from the .5: The Gray Chapter ...

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Review: Crawl – This Sad Cadav’r

Texas sludge/noise metal group Crawl bring us their latest opus, This Sad Cadv’r. This Sad Cadav’r is made up of three tracks, each simply titled ‘I’, ‘II’ and ‘III’. Maybe because it doesn’t need to go any further –  the songs easily speak for themselves. This EP is dark, dank and depraved. It is roughly 30 minutes of heavy, slow, ...

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Iron Maiden announce their comic book ‘Legacy Of The Beast’

Iron Maiden are breaching into a new realm by releasing their very own comic book. Legacy of the Beast will expand on the band’s mobile video game of the same name featuring their infamous mascot, Eddie. The story will be written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J. West, Jason Gorder, and Santi Casas. Check out ...

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The Darkness to play Soccer Six 2017

British hard-rockers The Darkness have been confirmed to take part in this year’s Soccer Six charity match. The foursome will be competing in a charity match amongst other celebrities on September 17th at Mile End Stadium. Previous Soccer Six matches have seen the likes of Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Oasis and Blur appear to raise money for charity on a ...

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Arch Enemy announce ‘Will To Power’ UK Tour

Melodic metallers Arch Enemy have announced they will return to tour the UK next year. The band will be joined by Finnish group Wintersun and death metal act Tribulation on five dates set for February 2018 in support of their upcoming album, Will To Power. Leading lady Alissa White-Gulz has recorded a video message to announce their European tour: Check ...

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Hell is for Heroes announce additional 2018 show

Hell is for Heroes have announced an additional London show to their 2018 UK tour. After tickets for their date at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire sold out within a hour of going onsale, the group have booked a second concert for the same venue the following day. This gig will conclude their now eight day tour of the UK to ...

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Interview with Dick Valentine of Electric Six

You think you’ve interviewed interesting band members, and then you get to interview Dick Valentine. The lead singer of the ever-prevailing Electric Six gave us a raw, unfiltered insight into the unforgiving realities of the music industry and coping with being an artist for a career. But we also spoke about underwater rollercoasters. Completely standard stuff for an interview with ...

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Live: Electric Six, O2 Academy, Birmingham

When Blank Parody come on stage, we don’t know what to expect. Some members are looking relaxed in their jeans and tees but their frontman is dressed to impress in a sharp blazer. They belt out loud and proud alternative rock, providing a decent spectacle to the crowd. They don’t let those ‘opening band blues’ hold them back one bit, ...

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