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The Haunted – Exit Wounds

The Haunted – Exit Wounds

Over the years, Gothenburg, Sweden has been fertile ground for metal. Swedish death metal and melodic death metal both got their start in Gothenburg. The three melodic death metal pioneer bands to come out of Gothenburg, At the Gates, Dark Tranquility, and In Flames, spurned a movement and a genre. One band that emerged from […]

By Wade Reitz
August 22, 2014 | Comments

Obituary Release New Album Teaser

Obituary Release New Album Teaser

Florida Death Metal legends Obituary have released a teaser for their upcoming new album, entitled “Inked In Blood”. The teaser features three new tracks ‘Visions In My Head’, ‘Violence’, and the title track, ‘Inked In Blood’. “Inked In Blood” track listing: 01. Centuries Of Lies 02. Violent By Nature 03. Pain Inside 04. Visions In My […]

By Danny O'Brien
August 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Neal Morse – Songs From November

Neal Morse – Songs From November

Think of prolific prog artists and the name Steven Wilson will inevitably spring to mind. In those stakes Neal Morse cannot be far behind in terms of the volume of music he creates and the diversity of styles in which he is proficient. Between the epic excesses of supergroup Transatlantic‘s “Kaleidoscope” album and tour and […]

By Ross Allen
August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides

Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides

Having impressed with a couple of suitably nasty EP’s last year, Liverpudlian grindcore quartet Corrupt Moral Altar look set to get more pulses racing with the release of debut full-length “Mechanical Tides”, a thoroughly nasty collection of modern grind tracks that proves there’s something very rotten up north. Opening track ‘Father Tongue’ blasts away in […]

By James Conway
August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

MetallicA By Request @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

MetallicA By Request @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Barely a festival season goes by where MetallicA don’t pop up and perform in this country, so it was quite nice when after they played “The Black Album” in its entirety at Download 2012 they fucked off for a while, personally (and I say this as a huge fan) I would have preferred another summer […]

By Greg Latham
August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Airbourne @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Airbourne @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Airbourne. You either hate them because they “rip off AC/DC” or you love them because…well, because they’re just like AC/DC. I fall in to the latter category, although I think the only thing that remotely resembles that other band is the vocal stylings of Joel O’Keeffe, everything else is pure Airbourne baby. That aside the […]

By Greg Latham
August 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Frank Turner @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Frank Turner @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

There are few people out there doing what Frank Turner does and even fewer doing it well. Having moved on from his hardcore band Million Dead (although having recently started up again with Mongol Horde), Frank has carved out his niche in what is best described as Folk Rock and can regularly be seen at […]

By Greg Latham
August 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Gojira @ Sonisphere Festival

Gojira @ Sonisphere Festival

As a university student, and like most of my kind, I am not one for this strange time zone that most people experience call morning. Anything before three in the afternoon is considered a “no go zone” and motoring skills do not tend to appear to be functioning until at least 12.30 on a good […]

By Danny O'Brien
August 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Lounge Kittens – Live @ Sonisphere 2014

The Lounge Kittens – Live @ Sonisphere 2014

The Internet is a truly wonderful thing. Many men have spent an evening alone… typing… clicking… playing… but I don’t personally play World of Warcraft. Another thing the internet is good for is uploading a music video you’ve made to an influential rock star who then gets you added to a major UK festival line […]

By Greg Latham
August 19, 2014 | 6 Comments

Anthrax @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Anthrax @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Anthrax never quite made it to the heady heights of the rest of The Big Four, but they still inspire a lot of love and devotion from metalheads and are a reliable festival band to this day. Having played the Bohemia Tent on Friday, performing their seminal 1987 album “Among The Living” in full and […]

By Greg Latham
August 18, 2014 | Comments

Alice In Chains @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Alice In Chains @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

As the late afternoon sun fades behind the Apollo stage, it’s time for the arrival of the legendary pioneers of grunge. For a band who have been around for as long, and become as influential, Alice In Chains having to pick an hour long festival set is almost a lose lose situation. For every ‘Man […]

By Danny O'Brien
August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ghost B.C. @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Ghost B.C. @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Championed by everyone from James Hetfield to Phil Anselmo via one time secret guest drummer Dave Grohl, the band known officially as Ghost B.C., but to everyone are simply called Ghost, are one of those rock rarities of a band who have both a cool image and cool songs. As the Nameless Ghouls take to […]

By Greg Latham
August 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Black Moth – Condemned To Hope

Black Moth – Condemned To Hope

Often labelled a doom metal band, as they occasionally sound like Black Sabbath (who doesn’t?!) Leeds’ Black Moth are actually a trickier proposition to nail down. On tracks like ‘Tumbleweave’ and ‘Looner’ they are too flip, too urbane and too metropolitan to be traditional doom metal – a genre often played by portly, bearded men who […]

By Chris Ball
August 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Carcass @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Carcass @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Sonisphere Festival has always prided itself on having an eclectic bill and this years return installment was no different, the Saturday in particular had a rather jaw dropping array of talent, with everyone from BabyMetal right down to Chas & Dave sharing billing. There was one band that stood out for me on the bill though, […]

By Sabrina Ramdoyal
August 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Bastard Sapling – Instinct is Forever

Bastard Sapling – Instinct is Forever

Featuring several current and former members of apocalyptic sludge nasties Inter Arma, Richmond, Virginia black metal quartet Bastard Sapling has had a fight on their hands since day one to prove that they aren’t just another side project. Bastard Sapling‘s 2012 debut album “Dragged From Our Restless Trance” emphatically stated that this wasn’t the case, winning […]

By James Conway
August 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mortals – Cursed To See The Future

Mortals – Cursed To See The Future

Brooklyn’s Mortals are a three-piece metal band who have just released their debut album through Relapse Records, and judging by the reactions to it so far, this could be a band who could have quite an impact. Caryn Havlik (drums) and Lesley Wolf (bass, vocals) first met nearly ten years ago whilst they were both […]

By Steve Fallows
August 16, 2014 | Comments

Adage – Defined EP

Adage – Defined EP

Adage are a new band from North Carolina who I guess you would say play melodic rock with a touch of hardcore. Their songs are freighted with the usual popular mix of confession and complaint, the vocals of Justin Doyle suggesting the singer is nearer tears than tantrum. Things begin promisingly with ‘Anymore’, a bustling but simple guitar melody, […]

By Chris Ball
August 15, 2014 | Comments

Machine Head Announce New Album Details & UK Tour Dates

Machine Head Announce New Album Details & UK Tour Dates

Metal titans Machine Head have announced details of their eighth studio album and an eleven date UK tour. The album, entitled “Bloodstone and Diamonds,” will be released towards the end of 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records and is the first album since the band split from Roadrunner Records and bassist Adam Duce. On his blog, […]

By Danny O'Brien
August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wovenwar – Wovenwar

Wovenwar – Wovenwar

Forget As I Lay Dying. Forget the band, the music, and what they supposedly stood for. Forget Tim Lambesis. Forget his voice. Forget about all the crazy things he did and said. Forget it, forget all of it. I recommend we proceed that way from here. No preconceived notions, no harkening back to years and […]

By Wade Reitz
August 14, 2014 | 4 Comments

Godflesh – Decline & Fall

Godflesh – Decline & Fall

Godflesh carry on “Decline & Fall” the weight of tuned down, heavy riffing. Limited vocals throughout in favour of four bass heavy, metal tracks. This is the first part of a two part EP release with the second expected to drop in October, however “Decline & Fall” is good enough as an EP on it’s own. When ‘Ringer’ begins the first noticeable […]

By Aidan Clucas
August 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Haunted – Exit Wounds
The Haunted – Exit Wounds

Over the years, Gothenburg, Sweden has been fertile ground for metal. Swedish death metal and melodic death metal both got their start in Gothenburg. The three melodic death metal pioneer bands to come out of Gothenburg, At the Gates, Dark Tranquility, and In Flames, spurned a movement and a genre. One band that emerged from […]

Obituary Release New Album Teaser
Obituary Release New Album Teaser

Florida Death Metal legends Obituary have released a teaser for their upcoming new album, entitled “Inked In Blood”. The teaser features three new tracks ‘Visions In My Head’, ‘Violence’, and the title track, ‘Inked In Blood’. “Inked In Blood” track listing: 01. Centuries Of Lies 02. Violent By Nature 03. Pain Inside 04. Visions In My […]

Neal Morse – Songs From November
Neal Morse – Songs From November

Think of prolific prog artists and the name Steven Wilson will inevitably spring to mind. In those stakes Neal Morse cannot be far behind in terms of the volume of music he creates and the diversity of styles in which he is proficient. Between the epic excesses of supergroup Transatlantic‘s “Kaleidoscope” album and tour and […]

Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides
Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides

Having impressed with a couple of suitably nasty EP’s last year, Liverpudlian grindcore quartet Corrupt Moral Altar look set to get more pulses racing with the release of debut full-length “Mechanical Tides”, a thoroughly nasty collection of modern grind tracks that proves there’s something very rotten up north. Opening track ‘Father Tongue’ blasts away in […]

MetallicA By Request @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
MetallicA By Request @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Barely a festival season goes by where MetallicA don’t pop up and perform in this country, so it was quite nice when after they played “The Black Album” in its entirety at Download 2012 they fucked off for a while, personally (and I say this as a huge fan) I would have preferred another summer […]

Airbourne @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
Airbourne @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Airbourne. You either hate them because they “rip off AC/DC” or you love them because…well, because they’re just like AC/DC. I fall in to the latter category, although I think the only thing that remotely resembles that other band is the vocal stylings of Joel O’Keeffe, everything else is pure Airbourne baby. That aside the […]

Frank Turner @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
Frank Turner @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

There are few people out there doing what Frank Turner does and even fewer doing it well. Having moved on from his hardcore band Million Dead (although having recently started up again with Mongol Horde), Frank has carved out his niche in what is best described as Folk Rock and can regularly be seen at […]

Gojira @ Sonisphere Festival
Gojira @ Sonisphere Festival

As a university student, and like most of my kind, I am not one for this strange time zone that most people experience call morning. Anything before three in the afternoon is considered a “no go zone” and motoring skills do not tend to appear to be functioning until at least 12.30 on a good […]

The Lounge Kittens – Live @ Sonisphere 2014
The Lounge Kittens – Live @ Sonisphere 2014

The Internet is a truly wonderful thing. Many men have spent an evening alone… typing… clicking… playing… but I don’t personally play World of Warcraft. Another thing the internet is good for is uploading a music video you’ve made to an influential rock star who then gets you added to a major UK festival line […]

Anthrax @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
Anthrax @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Anthrax never quite made it to the heady heights of the rest of The Big Four, but they still inspire a lot of love and devotion from metalheads and are a reliable festival band to this day. Having played the Bohemia Tent on Friday, performing their seminal 1987 album “Among The Living” in full and […]

Alice In Chains @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
Alice In Chains @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

As the late afternoon sun fades behind the Apollo stage, it’s time for the arrival of the legendary pioneers of grunge. For a band who have been around for as long, and become as influential, Alice In Chains having to pick an hour long festival set is almost a lose lose situation. For every ‘Man […]

Ghost B.C. @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
Ghost B.C. @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Championed by everyone from James Hetfield to Phil Anselmo via one time secret guest drummer Dave Grohl, the band known officially as Ghost B.C., but to everyone are simply called Ghost, are one of those rock rarities of a band who have both a cool image and cool songs. As the Nameless Ghouls take to […]

Black Moth – Condemned To Hope
Black Moth – Condemned To Hope

Often labelled a doom metal band, as they occasionally sound like Black Sabbath (who doesn’t?!) Leeds’ Black Moth are actually a trickier proposition to nail down. On tracks like ‘Tumbleweave’ and ‘Looner’ they are too flip, too urbane and too metropolitan to be traditional doom metal – a genre often played by portly, bearded men who […]

Carcass @ Sonisphere Festival 2014
Carcass @ Sonisphere Festival 2014

Sonisphere Festival has always prided itself on having an eclectic bill and this years return installment was no different, the Saturday in particular had a rather jaw dropping array of talent, with everyone from BabyMetal right down to Chas & Dave sharing billing. There was one band that stood out for me on the bill though, […]

Bastard Sapling – Instinct is Forever
Bastard Sapling – Instinct is Forever

Featuring several current and former members of apocalyptic sludge nasties Inter Arma, Richmond, Virginia black metal quartet Bastard Sapling has had a fight on their hands since day one to prove that they aren’t just another side project. Bastard Sapling‘s 2012 debut album “Dragged From Our Restless Trance” emphatically stated that this wasn’t the case, winning […]

Mortals – Cursed To See The Future
Mortals – Cursed To See The Future

Brooklyn’s Mortals are a three-piece metal band who have just released their debut album through Relapse Records, and judging by the reactions to it so far, this could be a band who could have quite an impact. Caryn Havlik (drums) and Lesley Wolf (bass, vocals) first met nearly ten years ago whilst they were both […]

Adage – Defined EP
Adage – Defined EP

Adage are a new band from North Carolina who I guess you would say play melodic rock with a touch of hardcore. Their songs are freighted with the usual popular mix of confession and complaint, the vocals of Justin Doyle suggesting the singer is nearer tears than tantrum. Things begin promisingly with ‘Anymore’, a bustling but simple guitar melody, […]

Machine Head Announce New Album Details & UK Tour Dates
Machine Head Announce New Album Details & UK Tour Dates

Metal titans Machine Head have announced details of their eighth studio album and an eleven date UK tour. The album, entitled “Bloodstone and Diamonds,” will be released towards the end of 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records and is the first album since the band split from Roadrunner Records and bassist Adam Duce. On his blog, […]

Wovenwar – Wovenwar
Wovenwar – Wovenwar

Forget As I Lay Dying. Forget the band, the music, and what they supposedly stood for. Forget Tim Lambesis. Forget his voice. Forget about all the crazy things he did and said. Forget it, forget all of it. I recommend we proceed that way from here. No preconceived notions, no harkening back to years and […]

Godflesh – Decline & Fall
Godflesh – Decline & Fall

Godflesh carry on “Decline & Fall” the weight of tuned down, heavy riffing. Limited vocals throughout in favour of four bass heavy, metal tracks. This is the first part of a two part EP release with the second expected to drop in October, however “Decline & Fall” is good enough as an EP on it’s own. When ‘Ringer’ begins the first noticeable […]

Joy – Under the Spell of Joy
Joy – Under the Spell of Joy

Flutes! Kaftan! Action! “Under the Spell of Joy” begins with a smoky, swirling folky vibe of flutes and bewitching melodies before pounding in with thick, savage grooves, bug eyed, semi-shouted vocals on ‘Miles Away’ – the sound bursting barely containable through the vintage gear. It takes a whole two and a half minute for the […]

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