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Reel Big Fish “Candy Coated Fury” Review

When you see the name Reel Big Fish, you’re going to think of high quality, mad and eventful gigs full of bright colours punctuated with the horns of ska. Either that, or you going to be confused. What is this fish, and indeed how big is it? For just over twenty years, Reel Big Fish have been soldiering on. Candy ...

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The Gaslight Anthem ‘Handwritten’ Review

The first thing heard upon listening to The Gaslight Anthem’s fourth album is confidence. Handwritten is the album of a band that has settled comfortably with their own sound, the changes being taken by the band found in the tone of the album. Brian Fallon has written an intensely personal record, one that contains examples of the band at their ...

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While She Sleeps ‘This Is The Six’ Album Review

From the moment While She Sleeps released ‘Dead Behind the Eyes’ as a free download, their unnamed album became one of the most anticipated metal records of 2012. The boys from Steel City have managed to build an army of followers off the back of a mini-album, and wherever you go, kids are wearing their famous WSS emblem t-shirt. Now ...

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Testament ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ review

Testament are probably one of the most underrated bands in the entire world. Coming out of the Bay Area thrash scene in the early 80s along with bands such as Metallica and Slayer, and releasing such classic albums as “The Gathering” and “The Legacy” they have often been somewhat in the shadow of these higher selling bands. However, with this ...

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Butser Fest

Butserfest Pre-Review 2012

You may think festival season stops at the end of August, but if you think the party’s over you are truly misinformed. With this years’ summer festivals being a bit of a drag, we all remember the mud plains of Download Festival, and the cancellation of Sonisphere, so it’s the smaller festivals that are coming out on top and Petersfield’s ...

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Hevy Fest

Hevy Festival 2012 Review

If I could sum up Hevy Fest 2012 in one sentence… I’d be out of a job, but more importantly I’d be doing this year’s festival no justice what so ever. In the run up to the festival I was deliberating the chances of a niche line up along with forty days and forty nights of torrential flooding and squelchy ...

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Hevy Festival Pre-Review

Festivals come thick and fast during the summer months in the UK, but none with more of a spirited growth such as this year’s Hevy Fest. In its fourth year now, the festival boasts a large following for any Rock or Metal fan; converging in the fields of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent in its most recent years, ...

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Housefires EP Review ‘Before The Celling Caves’

Despite having formed little over a year ago, Portsmouth 5 piece Housefires have been causing quite the stir. With reviews from Kerrang, interviews in Planet Loud, and with the backing of Marianne Harris they have been able to propel themselves outside of being just another local band. Debut EP ‘Before the Celling Caves’ shows just why they are getting such ...

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NASS Festival Review 2012

NASS Festival is very different to the normal music festival, as not only is it host to some great artist, but also the BMX  and Skateboarding  Championships. You can bring your bike, scooter, skateboard, or skates to the festival. There are public ramps for people to practice new tricks.  I was excited by the massive motocross jumps, however due to ...

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Golden Tanks EP Review

Review By Oli Bateman Golden Tanks – Golden Tanks E.P   The first thing you should know about this review, is the fact that I am conducting it without a press release. Normally as any budding music journalist will tell you, a press release is a short bio sent out by the band, the bands label, or a PR company ...

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