There have been countless attempts in the past and present where bands have tried to fuse metal with a different genre. Previously there were fusions with folk and classical music which caught on extremely well and became genres in the own right. But more often in the modern world more and more musical hybrids associated with heavy music are combined ...Read More »
It would seem that Battle Path like to add an air of mystery to their already mysterious past. It is unclear who ‘Chris’ is or what he does wit...
When Blank Parody come on stage, we don’t know what to expect. Some members are looking relaxed in their jeans and tees but their frontman is dressed ...
Many bands earn their spurs playing covers in venues of, shall we say, questionable suitability. Been there, done that back in ’79 at Tudhoe Working M...
Everyone knows who the Ramones are. Everyone’s heard ‘Blitzkreig Bop’. You can even buy a Ramones t shirt in your local Tesco supers...
I guess Chris Impellitteri’s name came to many people’s attention back in 1988 with the Stand In Line album, noted for the appearance of Graham ...
Finnish hard-rockers Santa Cruz have announced details of their new album Bad Blood Rising and their upcoming UK tour. The band have partnered with M-...
Recent Whitesnake addition Joel Hoekstra has released an album under his new 13 side project, albeit that it was instigated prior to his joining Cover...
The Norwegian masters of avantgarde music, the legendary and highly innovative Ulver, performed a 90-minute set at the renowned Grieghallen in Bergen,...
Alice Cooper is a bonafide rock and roll legend. The man has done it all. He pioneered the genre of shock rock, and influenced bands all across the rock and roll spectrum, including Metallica and Ugly Kid Joe. Alice Cooper ‘Old School’ is really a collection which no true Cooper fan can be without. Its contents include four spectacular discs ...Read More »
As we all know music (metal in particular) is always progressing, forever changing and often becoming something quite different to how it started, unless of course you are Limp Bizkit, in which case… no. Anyway, it is this progressive attitude that has seeped extremely noticeably through the new album from Between the Buried and Me. As a continuation of their ...Read More »
Dutch death/occult metallers AntropomorphiA formed in 1989 (originally named Dethroned Empire.) Hailing from Tilburg, Holland the band admit that they have been heavily influenced by Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Infernäl Mäjesty and Bathory. Last year saw the three-piece band getting together to record a new album: Evangelivm Nekromantia. They also re-released their Necromantic Love Songs through the famed underground label The ...Read More »
Death metal lot, Chapel of Disease, are bringing forth their first album of their career in the fabled apocalyptic year of 2012. You may recognise these guys from their 2011 demo, Death Evoked, but if not then don’t worry; their debut album Summoning Black Gods is definitely a good place to start. From the beginning, we’re introduced to a blend ...Read More »
Formed in early 2012, the Essex pop-punk charmers ‘Forever After’ have already gained huge experience, having performed with the likes of Mallory Knox, Missing Andy, That Sunday Feeling, Ten Second epic and many more. At the beginning of February 2012 the band released their début EP ‘Pictures’. Opening track on ‘Pictures’ – ‘Touring the Map’ – has a wounding, condensed ...Read More »
The Treatment have had a good year. Of that there is no doubt. Supporting Steel Panther. An exciting Kiss/Motley Crue adventure. Their highly regarded Download performance. A major tour with Thin Lizzy. This year just went on getting bigger and better. So the Camden show at the weekend has been seen, by the artists, as a great big London “Thank ...Read More »
Enslaved, were the innovators of Viking Metal with their Nordic black metal sound but they have become so much more since then. Although they have always incorporated song structures unusual for the genre, they have continually progressed more notably with their last few albums. Guitar feedback, then the first sounds of the bass line, Enslaved’s twelfth studio album, RIITIIR, released ...Read More »
MaelstroM have claimed that they have created a kind of hybrid sub-genre, by fusing thrash, death, power, and prog-metal together. Their legendary EP ‘It Was Predestined’ was originally distributed underground in 2008-2009. But in October 2012 it was officially released – by Los Angeles’ Itchy Metal Entertainment (IME) On the release of the recording, IME President Ed Fassio commented: “To ...Read More »
Blisteringly speedy dark hardcore punk, with a sound comparable to a clearer, faster Harm’s Way; Let It Die’s latest offering should be an instant classic in the power violence library. The six tracks speed by and 12 and a half minutes appears to be no time at all. Let It Die’s 7” as a finished product comes across polished, as in ...Read More »