Cast your mind back to 2001 – metal and punk were coming back big style in the guise of bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Coal Chamber and, to some extent, Limp Bizkit. The UK scene had to make a move and it arrived in the form of Northampton sludge-core crew Raging Speedhorn. Originally the band called it a day in 2008 ...Read More »
A few months ago the ever-reliable and awesome Karisma Records (Norway) released a true gem of a record in the shape of In Flight by the Icelandic pro...
It’s safe to say InMe have a passionate following. Going by their recent tour and newly released material – it’s easy to see why. A...
DragonForce: “Sad to see Vadim and Fred go […] we continue to bring the full bombastic DragonForce experience” Extreme Power Metal 2019
On September 27, 2019, the influential and distinctive British power metal band DragonForce, founded in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, w...
Some months ago I came across a wonderfully eclectic and captivating album by the Brazilian prog rock entity named Caravela Escarlate. As much as I li...
Goldfinger: “The arts are so important and it’s not always easy to get out there” Fireball Tour 2019
With seven hit studio albums and a legendary cover of ‘99 Red Balloons,’ ska-punk legends Goldfinger are no stranger to touring, especially action-pac...
Save Ferris: “Things are so different for women now, there’s so many more of us now!” Fireball Tour 2019
If you are in to ska-punk, this side of the 80s, there’s no doubt you have heard of Save Ferris. From contributing to movie soundtracks, to thei...
From interviewing rockstars behind the camera as part of a podcast to sharing the stage in front of the camera with them, Matt Stocks has done it all....
Now picture the scene; you’re alone covering every aspect of the festival, review, photography and interviews, you’re hungover from the very first nig...
One of the best things about Bloodstock Open Air is they embrace new talent in the shape of their Hobgoblin New Blood stage. One of the acts that stood out this year were Piss Viper – a Southern Rock – inspired metal band who formed mid-2014. You don’t get much newer than that! We caught up with the controversially-named five-piece ...Read More »
You’ve heard of the wall of death, you know the circle pit of death, everyone has caught a crowd-surfing band member – but have you ever performed the hokey-cokey at a metal gig? If you saw Lawnmower Deth at Bloodstock this year, you know you have! After their surprise comeback in 2008, odd-ball thrash-metal legends Lawnmower Deth have been popping up ...Read More »
It doesn’t seem like yesterday we discovered Trivium’s breakthrough album ‘Ascendancy’, a decade later the Orlando metal band headlined the UK’s biggest heavy metal festival: Bloodstock Open Air 2015 . We caught up with the band’s guitar maestro, Corey Beaulieu, to talk about: arty videos, the Dio influence and the upcoming new album. How are you enjoying Bloodstock Open Air so far? ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell (VP) caught up with Eddie Hermida (vocals) and Mark Heylmun (guitar) of Suicide Silence at MetalDays Festival 2015. Amongst talking about the beautiful location of the festival in Slovenia, VP asks the band their take on the music industry today. They are keen to show their take no bullshit attitude on things. After their tour with Korn in the ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell caught up with Jocke Berg (vocalist) of Hardcore Superstar at MetalDays Festival 2015. Hardcore Superstar brought some flavor to MetalDays, playing a set that showcased more of a party vibe than any other band I had seen all weekend. You can really rock out with this band, as they promote feelings of debauchery and angst. The band have ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell caught up with Burton C. Bell (vocalist) of Fear Factory, at MetalDays Festival 2015 in Slovenia. Fear Factory have now released their 9th studio album Genexus through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We ask Burton the meaning behind the album tittle, he tells us “Genexus [was] a word with no definition to it… so we created our own definition to it; we ...Read More »
If you yearn for the days when rock ‘n’ roll had a little bit of a kick to it, you need to listen to Pink Cigar. With their swinging, growling riffs, and lyrics that drip with Soho sleaze, this 4-piece has just about everything that a rocker could need. Don’t get it wrong though: they’re no mere throwback. They’re live ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell caught up with James LaBrie of Dream Theater, prior to the bands performance at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. We talk about the beautiful country of Slovenia – during MetalDays festival it was a at least 35 degrees everyday. James mentions that the band had previously played Slovenia during an ice storm! Amongst talking song durations, and the hallmark ...Read More »
The towering compositions rage with an attention seeking attitude that suggests this band will not stop until they are where they want to be! And if that means pillage, and plunder then so be it! See our full review of Cut Up ‘Forensic Nightmares’ here. There is no escaping the brutal antics of Cut Up their name says it all ...Read More »