Tag Archives: metal

Bloodstock Announce Five More Bands To Line-Up

No one says, “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MOTHER FUCKERS!!!” quite like Bloodstock, who’ve announced five more bands to their already interstellar line-up. Remember, you’re never alone if you have metal in your heart. Toronto punks Cancer Bats are enforcing the Ronnie James Dio stage, which shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise. Along with releasing one of 2018’s more outstanding records, their recent run ...

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Conjurer

Conjurer only deal in vast quantities of six-stringed agony | Fuel Rock Bar, Cardiff

Not going to lie, seeing Conjurer headline smaller capped venues is rad as hell, but given the reputation they’ve snowballed over the course of 2018, we get the feeling that they may be selling themselves short here. Still, when the intensity is this raw and condensed it makes for one hell of a sight. But first, black metal newcomers Black Pyre are ...

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Asphodelus

Finnish doom trio Asphodelus release Stygian Dreams

Asphodelus in their own words create “death doom for the lost souls”. They harbour clear influences from heavyweights such as Katatonia and My Dying Bride, whilst drawing inspiration from the gloom and darkness of British death/doom, the macabre and mysterious history of an ancient Greek cult and the “masennus” or depression of 90’s Finnish death metal. Despite pulling from such ...

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Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room at Bristol’s Marble Factory

The feeling of evil in the air is as thick as tar. Marely being in the presence of Behemoth in the same building is enough to send shivers down the spine of any god-fearing person. Though it shouldn’t be god that they fear tonight. In a staggering three song set, the wide black metal landscape that Wolves In The Throne ...

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parkway drive

Parkway Drive to headline Bloodstock’s Saturday night

The board is set, and the pieces are moving for Bloodstock Open Air festival 2019. Yesterday [2/2/19] the festival posted official word of their final headline act who will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sabaton and Scorpions. None other than Australian metalcore titans Parkway Drive will take the slot, who’re currently embarked on their first European arena tour. This will ...

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Incite – Built to Destroy

Having knocked around for more than few years, Incite have been a band that have relatively been stuck in the shadows of vocalists Ritchie Cavalera’s fathers’ bands, which clearly after reading the family name, need no mention. It is rather unfair to read the name and all of a sudden raise expectations of what you believe may come from Incite, ...

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Venom, Inc. “We’re probably the only band with a real zombie” Bloodstock 2018 Interview (Audio)

In 2014 former members of the iconic metal band Venom came together to form Venom, Inc. This included original guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn, former vocalist  Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan, and drummer Anthony ‘Abbadon’ Bray. Having toured the world playing the Venom back-catalogue, they started writing new material and in 2017 were signed to Nuclear Blast. This lead to the instant ...

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Metal Allegiance – Vol II: Power Drunk Majesty

Ah, Metal Allegiance, the band where my entire music journalist life started! A few years ago their self-titled debut was my first ever album to review, not having a clue what I was doing other than being straight with myself and stating what I felt about the album, I couldn’t flaw it! It still gets played often to this day ...

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The Parasitic Twins – All That’s Left To Do Now Is Sleep With Each Other

As EP’s go, this probably has a title longer than most songs, let alone an entire EP. 6 minutes of intensity, dirty riffs, beastly drums and visceral vocals. Technical minds may not find anything of value here, but those that like their music like a sledgehammer are worth spending their time checking them out. Opener ‘Massive’ is a brute and ...

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Grusom – Grusom II

A little research can go a long way when it comes to checking out a band you’re set to review, a small taste of what you’re letting yourself in for, on my search I came across a review (albeit a positive one!) of this album that I thought set me up for a certain sound, and after a long, stressful ...

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