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Review: Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Absolute kings Machine Head release their eighth studio album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’. Produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga, who has also produced Testament and Vile. Mixed by Colin Richardson, who has worked with Carcass, Fear Factory, Slipknot, Behemoth, and Devildriver. Additional tracking, editing and mixing was completed with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap and Steve Lagudi. Before you start ...

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Interview with SOiL

This Halloween we ventured down to sub89 in Reading, to talk to SOiL and Hed P.E. SOiL are one of those bands that us 90’s grungers grew up listening to throughout our teens and early 20’s, rock clubs across the country still play ‘Halo’  their first single off their second studio album ‘Scars‘ which was out in 2001. We sat down with ...

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RIP Wayne Static: Top 5 Static Tracks

On November the 1st, it was announced that front-man of Static-X, Wayne Richard Wells – better known as Wayne Static, passed away due to a drug overdose at the age of 48. Fans and fellow musicians such as Corey Taylor, Motorhead and Aaron Lewis of Staid shared their condolences online. Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor tweeted: “I am absolutely devastated to ...

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Interview with Skid Row’s Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo

Skid Row released ’18 and Life‘ all the way back in 1989. As a pretty small kid I bought, and still have, the vinyl, (yeah I said vinyl) copy that came sellotaped to a rock magazine around that time. So when this iteration of Skid Row were in town there was no way I wasn’t interviewing them. We caught up ...

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Live Review: Skid Row

It’s late into a damp Wednesday afternoon. I’ve bombed it from work to Bournemouth to get to The Old Fire Station just in the nick of time. A tall, smiley gent opens the door and introduces himself as the tour manager. He is terribly sorry, but the boys are running a little late due to a heavy night last night, ...

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Interview with Brant Bjork

Brant Bjork, founding member of the almighty Kyuss and part of Vista Chino,  producer, record label guru, guitarist, singer, drummer, and all round talented guy. He played at the legendary Joiners in Southampton recently with his latest outfit, The Low Desert Punks. We were there to get in a few questions before the show… Low Desert Rocker Brant Bjork debuts ...

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Interview with Yellowcard

We are loving Yellowcard at the moment, with their new album ‘Life of a Sail’ which we said was Happy, Energetic Rock & Kick Ass! And the most recent announcement, that the band will be doing a co-headline tour with Less Than Jake, next March! We were lucky enough to catch-up with Ryan Key (Vocals and Guitar) in London during the bands ...

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SOiL UK Tour: October 2014

Chicago, Illinois band SOiL are one of those bands that us 90’s grungers grew up listening to throughout our teens and early 20’s, rock clubs across the country still play ‘Halo’  their first single off their second studio album ‘Scars‘ which was out in 2001. Which is quite impressive, considering the amount of singles that get release in the world of Rock and Metal ...

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Mastodon – The Motherload

Mastodon, the worlds most inspired alternative/progressive/metal outfit since the turn of the century have done it again. Releasing another phenomenal track with a weird and wacky video. ‘The Motherload’ does nothing shy of captivate you. With the amount of close ups of big butts and twerking, this video rivals that of Anaconda. The ‘don just keep pushing the boat out ...

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Interview with Toseland

James Toseland is a man of many enviable talents. He’s also a bloody lovely guy. Racing motorbikes for Honda at 18 years old, Toseland retired due to injury in 2011 with 252 races, 61 podium positions, and two World Superbike titles under his belt. So what’s a world class biker to do when he can’t ride competitively any more? Be a ...

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