Author Archives: Sean Rafferty

A metalhead residing the birthplace of metal - Birmingham!

Black Star Riders post two accoustic tracks

Black Star Riders have released accoustic versions of tracks from their new album, The Killer Instinct. Guitarist Damon Johnson and vocalist Ricky Warwick feature in the new videos showcasing stripped down renditions of The Killer Instinct and Finest Hour recorded in NYC in January. Check them out below! The Killer Instinct is available now via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out ...

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Hammerfall announce one-off UK show

Hammerfall have revealed they will be playing an exclusive, one-off show in London later this year. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak gave fans an idea of what to expect from the performance: “We’re pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores, and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production. This is ...

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Graveyard reveal new bassist + announce new album

Groove rockers Graveyard have announced their new bassist as well as a new record. Founding member and guitarist for their debut album, Truls Mörck will replace Rikard Edlund  as the band’s bass player. The group commented: “A wise women once said: he who hesitates, masturbates. That’s why we haven’t wasted any time getting ready for the future. Take a look ...

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Enforcer debut video for ‘Destroyer’

Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer have released a brand new video for their latest track, Destroyer. The track comes from the band’s upcoming album, From Beyond, which is due for release this March and was produced, mixed and mastered by the band themselves. Check out their awesome 80s themed video below! From Beyond is due for release March 2nd via Nuclear ...

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Bloodstock 2015 add five new acts

Bloodstock 2015 have added five more bands to this year’s line up, all landing spots on the prestigious Sophie Lancaster Stage. British thrashers Lawnmower Deth will be playing the stage on the Sunday, their first appearance at the festival since 2011. Fans of Metal Hammer magazine may recognise Dom Lawson in the line-up of OAF, this show being the first ...

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takedown festival

Preview: Takedown Festival 2015

The story of Takedown Festival is a truly inspiring one. Once a small annual gig in Salisbury that has now become a staplepoint in the calender of alternative music in the south. Adding what is sure to be another glourious chapter to this story, the festival returns to its newer home in the halls of Southampton University for the 4th ...

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Sylosis announce new album ‘Dormant Heart’

Beloved Reading metallers Sylosis have revealed their 4th studio album. Dormant Heart is set for release January 12th via Nuclear Blast records. The album will be their first since the departure of drummer Rob Callard and will see the debut of his replacement, Ali Richardson who was been touring with the band since the beginning of this year. Front man ...

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The Xcerts reveal new single

‘Distorted pop’ trio The Xcerts have unveiled their new single due for release later this year. The boys have already posted a new video for Pop Song which you can check out below. Front man Murray commented on the new track: “‘Pop Song’ is another track much like ‘Shaking In The Water’ that changed over the course of time the ...

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Horrendous - Ecdysis

Review: Horrendous – Ecdysis

When I pressed play on this album, I was hoping the band name was not intended as a pre-description of what was to come. Thankfully, this was not the case. Horrendous have produced a much less than horrendous album with their debut record, ‘Ecdysis‘ overall. Opener ‘The Stranger’ introduces us to a side of Horrendous that you could see akin to power-metal. ...

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Ten reveal new band members + new album details

British melodic rockers Ten have revealed two new additions to their line up. Guitarists Dann Rosingana and Steve Grocott have joined the band in the run up to the release of their new album, Albion. Lead vocalist Gary Hughes has brought in the duo to add even more power to Ten’s live sound. Hughes commented: “The arrival of Dann and Steve will enable the band to play ...

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