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Haken’s ‘Visions’

Review: Haken – Visions (re-release 2017)

Progressive metal band Haken have re-released their second album, Visions, after working alongside Jens Bogren to reinvigorate and raise the standard up to the band’s current production, in which Bogren also worked on. Visions is eight tracks long with a total run time of nearly sixty-three minutes, a full eleven minutes shorter than their debut album Aquarius [which has had ...

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Haken - Aquarius Re-issue 2017

Review: Haken – Aquarius (Re-issue 2017)

Aquarius, Haken’s full debut album was released upon the world some seven years ago and now, has been released once again. You may ask yourself why a band would be so concerned about re-releasing an album after such a period of time and it’s a valid question. However, Haken are not your regular band who make an album and say ...

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Face The Chronos - Advent

Review: Face The Chronos – Advent

Face The Chronos, the Russian progressive metalcore band from Moscow, have released their debut album Advent. Let’s delve into this review. For a debut album, this is bloody impressive. This feels like an eloquently planned and constructed album, not one that has been rushed together so they have some ‘merch’ to sell at their next pub gig. You get the ...

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Review: Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

There has been a lot of talk about this album, which was released last month; mostly around its utter lack of promotion or marketing on that band’s part. I’m going to try and stay off that topic and talk about the contents of the album because the likelihood is if you’re an Avenged Sevenfold fan, you already know about that ...

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Live: Dope, Anti-Clone, Killus – Islington Academy, London

Killus are mad. Donning coloured eye contacts, what can only be described as ‘Joker’ makeup and tongues tangling out, it’s fair to say this band provide an energy to a show. At one point; the lead singer was in the photo pit and straddled me. It’s been two days; I don’t think he’s going to call me. The blood make ...

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Review: Dope – Blood Money Part 1

This latest album by DOPE still has a familiar feel reaching back to their previous work. Lyrically the songs haven’t become anymore intricate but then you don’t listen to DOPE for the complexity of the lyrics, searching for hidden meanings or to ignite your intellect and that is absolutely acceptable. You know exactly what you’re getting with this band; a ...

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Live! Orange Goblin, Sub 89, Reading

Orange Goblin are a new take on old school heavy metal bands, such as Motorhead, Mountain and Black Sabbath. The four Londoners formed in the mid-nineties and since then have toured the world with their classic, heavy-riffed metal with such veterans as Dio, Clutch and Alice Cooper. We were lucky enough to go see them perform on the opening night of ...

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Review: SHVPES – Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair

The sheer energy exhumed by this latest instalment by SHVPES gives you a very good understanding of what it would be like to see them live. You can imagine the Birmingham boys jumping all over the stage, commanding the bouncing crowds with ease as you’re sat at home naturally bobbing your head along to this eleven track debut album. That ...

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Live: 2000 Trees Festival 2016

“You only have 52 weekends a year – make 7-9th July count”. Alright 2000 Trees, we definitely did just that. In a world of big corporate festivals, it’s incredibly exciting to see an independent fest organised by a group of mates hit its tenth anniversary – particularly with the likes of Hevy falling by the wayside in the cutthroat UK ...

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Save The Lost Boys premiere new track ‘Bad Names’

Ohio punk quartet Save The Lost Boys have just dropped new track ‘Bad Names’, from upcoming album Temptress. Recently signed to Victory Records, the band are currently embarking on a mammoth US tour ahead of the album’s release on 15th July. Vocalist Lee Weiss describes ‘Bad Names‘ as “the track that captures all the emotion that comes with a bad breakup. It’s ...

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