Author Archives: Sophie Maughan

Friendly northerner known to get a bit rowdy after a few vodka diet cokes. Heavy metal is my only religion. Freelance contributor @ Metal Hammer. Lacuna Coil superfan. I yearn for the day where I can sack off the 9-5 monotony and wax lyrical about bands all day long.
Lacuna Coil

Review: Lacuna Coil, Forever Still & Genus Ordinis Dei – O2 Institute Birmingham

Italian gothfathers Lacuna Coil are back in Birmingham – namely the overflowing O2 Institute – for yet another sold-out show as part of the 2016 Delirium World Tour. With the queue already snaking halfway down the street by 7pm, it’s no surprise that we find ourselves packed like sardines into the smaller room downstairs come zero hour. The task of ...

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Trivium unearth rare demo ahead of re-release of ’Ember To Inferno’

Florida metallers Trivium are set to re-release their acclaimed debut ‘Ember To Inferno’ on December 2nd via Cooking Vinyl. The album will be released in different formats and the deluxe editions will include the band’s earliest material. And if that wasn’t enough – all pre-orders placed will come with a free (and very rare) demo track called ‘The Storm’ which ...

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Mastodon busy recording new album!

Atlanta-based heavy rock juggernauts Mastodon are almost finished writing up their seventh studio album, which follows their universally acclaimed 2014 release ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN. The quartet have chosen to record (once again) with legendary producer Brendan O’Brien who first worked with the band on 2009’s groundbreaking concept album Crack The Skye. The mixing process will begin in Los ...

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The King Blues Sign Worldwide Deal with Cooking Vinyl plus UK Headline Tour Announced

October is looking like the season for thrills as Brit punk rocking poets The King Blues have just announced their signing to indie label Cooking Vinyl in a worldwide deal. The London based quintet are currently finishing up writing their forthcoming album which is set to drop in early 2017. Frontman Itch had the following to say on the matter: ...

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Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth to release vinyl version of ‘Dusk… And Her Embrace – The Original Sin’

It’s been hidden away for 21 years, but Cacophonous Records have finally announced that CRADLE OF FILTH’s sophomore album ‘DUSK… AND HER EMBRACE – THE ORIGINAL SIN’ will be resurrected and released as a gatefold double LP on 11th November. This follows the success of the CD and digital releases in July, which landed at #17 in the UK Rock Album ...

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SLAYER reveal ‘PRIDE IN PREJUDICE’ completing the ‘REPENTLESS’ trilogy

A convicted prisoner on death row…a family unit putting up the Christmas decorations… two worlds, lightness and darkness colliding…white supremacists…ruthless murders…Welcome to SLAYER’s ‘Pride in Prejudice’ music video. Conceived and directed by BJ McDonnell and featuring some of today’s most iconic horror movie actors including Danny Trejo (‘Machete,’ ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’) and Jason Trost (‘Hatchet III’), the premiere of ...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan announce final headline UK and European Tour‏

Following blistering performances at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival, mathcore juggernauts The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced a final UK and European headline tour for early 2017. The band will be taking an “extended hiatus” following sixth album ‘Dissociation’ which is due out 14th October via guitarist Ben Weinman’s Party Smasher Inc. label and Cooking Vinyl. It all kicks ...

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King 810

KING 810 release ‘Alpha & Omega’‏

Michigan metallers KING 810 have just released ‘Alpha & Omega’, the second and gripping track from forthcoming album ‘la petite mort or a conversation with god’.  The official video for the track was conceptualized and directed by frontman David Gunn and was shot in an abandoned church in Detroit:   Produced by Josh Schroeder, Justyn Pilbrow and KING 810, ‘la petite ...

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lamb of god

Lamb Of God video for ‘Embers’

Internationally renowned metallers LAMB OF GOD released their current Grammy-nominated album, VII: Sturm Und Drang last Summer, earning the five-piece their career-best chart positions around the world. The band revealed the official music video for emotive anthem ‘Embers’ (featuring guest vocals from Deftones frontman Chino Moreno) a few weeks ago. The video is directed by Zev Deans, also known from ...

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evil scarecrow

EVIL SCARECROW announce UK dates for their ‘Rock You Like A Hurricanado’ tour

Fresh from ruling the main stage at Bloodstock Festival, everyone’s favourite robot dancing-cum-crabuloning five-piece Evil Scarecrow are delighted to announce some new dates for the start of 2017 – the ‘Rock You Like A Hurricanado’ tour backed by Live Nation. Dr Hell had this to say on the forthcoming shows: “We’re back on the road for our ‘Rock you like a ...

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