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Takedown Festival 2015

It’s not scorching here at Southampton Uni today, but the rain is keeping off and the sun is just resting behind the clouds. Optimum festival weather. For regulars to the festival there’s a feeling of being reunited with an old friend. For newcomers, there’s almost awe at the intimacy this festival holds. Either way, everyone is eager to begin… (District ...

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HRH United 2015: Highlights

It’s hard to believe that the first overnight festival of the season is over already! Oh yes, the season is fast approaching, and what a way to kick things off HRH United was! Containing a range of different genres on different stages, the festival was very attractive to us and many of the punters we spoke to. The festival included the ...

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Interview: Evil Scarecrow at HRH United

Evil Scarecrow are the masterminds behind such tracks as ‘Crabulon‘ and ‘Robotertron’. We caught up with Kraven Morrdethand (bass) and Monty Blitzfist (drums) at HRH United, to find out what the heck Evil Scarecrow is all about. We believe you will find their response enriching and educational. If you don’t get it perhaps you never will, but one thing is for sure ...

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Bleed From Within at Takedown Festival

It’s an exciting time for Bleed From Within. They returned to Takedown Festival sub-headlining the UPRAWR stage, on the cusp of releasing new material. We caught up with Scott Kennedy (vocals) and Craig ‘Goonzi’ Gowans (guitars) about them about what we can expect why they chose to go with crowd funding for the new EP ‘Death Walk‘ (available digitally). The band are ...

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Interview: Motor Sister (Jim Wilson)

What do most men do for their 50th birthday? Spend time with the family?  Venture to a festivals with old mates? For Anthrax guitarist, Scott Ian, he wanted to reform his favourite band – Mother Superior.  Scott’s wife, Pearle Aday, had been working with former front man Jim Wilson, so it only took a quick phone call to get the ...

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InMe at Takedown Festival

When we met InMe, they were just a few hours away from taking the stage to play Overgrown Eden in full. We spoke to them about how it felt to play the album in full yet again, their THREE upcoming new albums and looking back on their career to date. Overgrown Eden – It’s quite a moody album lyrically, but when we ...

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Interview: I, The Lion

I, The Lion Hit The Road In Support of New EP ‘Run’ Throughout February & March “A band with the potential to light up the British rock scene like a Reuben or Biffy Clyro”, you don’t hear that too often. This quote from RingMaster sits alongside a host of peer and review accolades held by ‘I, The Lion‘, from Kerrang!, ...

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Interview: All Hail The Yeti

All Hail The Yeti are a band that know what they want, they know who they are, and they are focused on their path towards the light. Hailing from where many would believe the light already sits, Hollywood, LA. We sat down with vocalist Connor Garritty, before their show with 36 Crazyfists at The Marble Factory in Bristol. Connor is ...

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Review: Tyrannosaurus Rex – Albums Re-released

The first three albums by Tyrannosaurus Rex, that characterized the music of original duo of Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took, have been released as deluxe editions for the first time by Polydor / Universal Music Catalogue. These newly re-mastered versions generously update any previously released material. Long before Marc was a Jackie magazine teenage heartthrob and a fully-fledged Metal ...

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Interview: Black Star Riders

It’s no secret that Black Star Riders are the phoenix that formed from the ashes of Thin Lizzy, making them an already brilliant band with a lot of great tunes left in them. BSR are about to embark on a UK tour co-headlining with Europe, as well as just releasing their second album ‘The Killer Instinct‘. We spoke to BSR ...

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