Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014

Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014

Ahead of the release of the upcoming ‘Ruining Lives’ record, Prong hit the road for a 23 date European tour, which included a few dates in the UK. European act Klogr opened the show and proved a decent choice of support, the Italian band just being a straight up metal band, matching each abrasive riff […]

By Steve Fallows
April 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video

At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video

Gothenburg Death Metal legends At The Gates have released a behind the scenes video of the band in the studio. The band are currently in pre-production for their new album “At War With Reality,” their first record in 19 years since 1995′s “Slaughter Of The Soul.” At The Gates will return to the UK to promote the […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour

Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour

Thrash metal legends Kreator will team up with Melodic Death metal heavyweights Arch Enemy for a European tour. The tour starts 26th November in Lyon and runs til the 22nd December including a full set of UK tour dates. Iconic Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza commented: “A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact […]

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

Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison

Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison

Graves At Sea, a Portland based doom outfit, release their new EP, “This Place is Poison” to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn this year. Eolian Empire is taking the releasing duties for this event, pressing a limited number of 12” Vinyl discs to harken the reemergence of Graves At Sea. The time around Roadburn […]

By Myron Schmidt
April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Recently Dutch female fronted metal ensemble theName signed a contract with V2 recordings, a deal will take the band to the next level. ThisIsNotAScene‘s scribe Raymond Westland had the pleasure of speaking to guitarist/main composer Silas and the ever charming front lady Hadassa about the band’s latest prospects, their new album “Unchained” and landing a […]

By Raymond Westland
April 17, 2014 | Comments

Babymetal – Babymetal

Babymetal – Babymetal

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something even more outlandish or bizarre drops by. The rock and metal genre always had its fair share of theatrical bands, but it simply doesn’t get much weirder than three very young Japanese girls dressed up as gothic school girls bringing you some of the catchiest slabs […]

By Raymond Westland
April 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

First off, it’s impossible to not compare this album to the Killswitch Engage album “Disarm The Descent” and the rest of the Howard-era discography, so I won’t waste your time by saying this is not “Disarm The Descent”. What it is however is Howard Jones returning to the scene with a punch so hard that it […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Good Hand – Atman

The Good Hand – Atman

Every now and then something really good comes creeping up from the underground and gives more established names a run for their money when it downs to songwriting, musical audacity and sheer originality. Kampen-based Dutch rock act The Good Hand are one such band…  “Atman” is the band’s second full length album. It’s not they set […]

By Raymond Westland
April 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band

Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band

Former members of metal band As I Lay Dying have formed a new band Wovenwar. The members of As I Lay Dying will be joined by Shane Blay (Oh Sleeper) on vocals, in place of the incarcerated former singer Tim Lambesis. The future of As I Lay Dying was up in the air following lead singer Tim […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 16, 2014 | Comments

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced details of their upcoming new album “IX”. The band’s ninth album will be released via Candlelight records on the 24th June and will be preceded by the single ‘On Your Way,’ which will be released online on 13th May. The reunited three piece just completed a European tour including stops at […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack

Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack

Your University Challenge Starter for 10 question is: which band do Lionize sound like? They are signed to Clutch‘s record label, they are co-produced by Jean Paul Gaster, Clutch‘s drummer and they have a support slot on the forthcoming tour of, err, Clutch. Yes, no prize for not really having to guess at all but Maryland’s Lionize […]

By Mat Davies
April 14, 2014 | 4 Comments

Mark Kwint & Jasper Strik Of Alvenrad Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Mark Kwint & Jasper Strik Of Alvenrad Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Folk metal in general is quite a quirky subgenre and often releases from that genre are a hit or miss affair. However, “Habitat”, the debut album by Dutch prog/folk metal ensemble Alvenrad is quite something different. ThisIsNotAScene caught up with Mark Kwint (guitars/vocals), Jasper Strik (keyboards, producer) and guest singer Koen de Graaf for their thoughts […]

By Raymond Westland
April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Triptykon – Melana Chasmata

Triptykon – Melana Chasmata

I remember the first time that I came across the work of Thomas Gabriel Fischer- or plain old Tom G Warrior as he was back then. It was 1985 or 1986 and I was a spotty teenager finding my way through the byzantine corridors of heavy metal for the first time. The record was Celtic […]

By Mat Davies
April 13, 2014 | 10 Comments

Crowbar Stream New Song From “Symmetry in Black”

Crowbar Stream New Song From “Symmetry in Black”

NOLA sludge metal legends Crowbar are streaming the first track ‘Walk With Knowledge Wisely’ from their upcoming album “Symmetry in Black”. Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein said: “‘Walk With Knowledge Wisely’ is the perfect opener for “Symmetry In Black.” It has every element of the Crowbar sound and is like an anvil to the face. It’s Crowbar at its finest. “We’ve […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

Eyehategod Announce Headline US Tour With Ringworm & Enabler

Eyehategod Announce Headline US Tour With Ringworm & Enabler

NOLA doom/sludge legends Eyehategod have announced they are hitting the road on a huge headline US tour, starting on May 28th in Atlanta Georgia. The tour is in support of Eyehategod‘s long-awaited eponymous album, which is released the day before the tour begins. Joining Eyehategod on the 26 date tour are metallic hardcore titans Ringworm […]

By Ross Allen
April 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

Dave Evans – Nothing to Prove

Dave Evans – Nothing to Prove

Dave Evans isn’t quite the household name of his original bandmates in AC/DC, but he deserves your respect for continually slogging it out making music, “Nothing To Prove” being his latest EP, released through Rocksector Records. Opening track ‘Put Up or Shut Up’, oozes blues based classic rock and sounds like what could happen if […]

By Greg Latham
April 12, 2014 | Comments

Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To ThisIsNotAScene (Part 2)

Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To ThisIsNotAScene (Part 2)

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain is about to release their fourth album, entitled “The Human Contradiction”. It may very well be their finest effort to date. ThisIsNotAScene had the pleasure of doing an interview with the ever charming Charlotte Wessels. A plethora of different subject were discussed and that’s why this interview is divided in […]

By Raymond Westland
April 11, 2014 | Comments

Pact – The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Threshold Of Night

Pact – The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Threshold Of Night

What I know about Pact is that they are an american “black metal” trio, and, to be honest, I spent some time looking and could not really find out much more than that about them. Not all that important, at times a little mystique is good because at the end of the day it is […]

By Myron Schmidt
April 10, 2014 | Comments

Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To Thisisnotascene (Part 1)

Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To Thisisnotascene (Part 1)

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain is about to release their fourth album, entitled “The Human Contradiction”. It may very well be their finest effort to date. Thisisnotascene had the pleasure of doing an interview with the ever charming Charlotte Wessels. A plethora of different subject were discussed and that’s why this interview is divided in […]

By Raymond Westland
April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Download Festival Adds Nine More Bands

Download Festival Adds Nine More Bands

Download Festival have added a further nine bands to their already stellar 2014 line up. Joining headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith are Richie Sambora, Baby Godzilla, Turbowolf, Cytota, Drenge, The Temperance Movement, Nothing More, Dead City Streets and Goldray. It was also announced recently that The Offspring, as is the current trend in […]

By Danny O'Brien
April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014
Prong & Klogr @ Sound Control, Manchester – April 2, 2014

Ahead of the release of the upcoming ‘Ruining Lives’ record, Prong hit the road for a 23 date European tour, which included a few dates in the UK. European act Klogr opened the show and proved a decent choice of support, the Italian band just being a straight up metal band, matching each abrasive riff […]

At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video
At The Gates Post Pre-Production Video

Gothenburg Death Metal legends At The Gates have released a behind the scenes video of the band in the studio. The band are currently in pre-production for their new album “At War With Reality,” their first record in 19 years since 1995′s “Slaughter Of The Soul.” At The Gates will return to the UK to promote the […]

Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour
Kreator & Arch Enemy Team Up For European Tour

Thrash metal legends Kreator will team up with Melodic Death metal heavyweights Arch Enemy for a European tour. The tour starts 26th November in Lyon and runs til the 22nd December including a full set of UK tour dates. Iconic Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza commented: “A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact […]

Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison
Graves At Sea – This Place Is Poison

Graves At Sea, a Portland based doom outfit, release their new EP, “This Place is Poison” to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn this year. Eolian Empire is taking the releasing duties for this event, pressing a limited number of 12” Vinyl discs to harken the reemergence of Graves At Sea. The time around Roadburn […]

Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene
Silas & Hadassa Of theNAME Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Recently Dutch female fronted metal ensemble theName signed a contract with V2 recordings, a deal will take the band to the next level. ThisIsNotAScene‘s scribe Raymond Westland had the pleasure of speaking to guitarist/main composer Silas and the ever charming front lady Hadassa about the band’s latest prospects, their new album “Unchained” and landing a […]

Babymetal – Babymetal
Babymetal – Babymetal

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something even more outlandish or bizarre drops by. The rock and metal genre always had its fair share of theatrical bands, but it simply doesn’t get much weirder than three very young Japanese girls dressed up as gothic school girls bringing you some of the catchiest slabs […]

Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction
Devil You Know – The Beauty Of Destruction

First off, it’s impossible to not compare this album to the Killswitch Engage album “Disarm The Descent” and the rest of the Howard-era discography, so I won’t waste your time by saying this is not “Disarm The Descent”. What it is however is Howard Jones returning to the scene with a punch so hard that it […]

The Good Hand – Atman
The Good Hand – Atman

Every now and then something really good comes creeping up from the underground and gives more established names a run for their money when it downs to songwriting, musical audacity and sheer originality. Kampen-based Dutch rock act The Good Hand are one such band…  “Atman” is the band’s second full length album. It’s not they set […]

Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band
Former Members Of As I Lay Dying Start New Band

Former members of metal band As I Lay Dying have formed a new band Wovenwar. The members of As I Lay Dying will be joined by Shane Blay (Oh Sleeper) on vocals, in place of the incarcerated former singer Tim Lambesis. The future of As I Lay Dying was up in the air following lead singer Tim […]

Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details
Corrosion Of Conformity Announce New Album Details

Corrosion Of Conformity have announced details of their upcoming new album “IX”. The band’s ninth album will be released via Candlelight records on the 24th June and will be preceded by the single ‘On Your Way,’ which will be released online on 13th May. The reunited three piece just completed a European tour including stops at […]

Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack
Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack

Your University Challenge Starter for 10 question is: which band do Lionize sound like? They are signed to Clutch‘s record label, they are co-produced by Jean Paul Gaster, Clutch‘s drummer and they have a support slot on the forthcoming tour of, err, Clutch. Yes, no prize for not really having to guess at all but Maryland’s Lionize […]

Mark Kwint & Jasper Strik Of Alvenrad Talk To ThisIsNotAScene
Mark Kwint & Jasper Strik Of Alvenrad Talk To ThisIsNotAScene

Folk metal in general is quite a quirky subgenre and often releases from that genre are a hit or miss affair. However, “Habitat”, the debut album by Dutch prog/folk metal ensemble Alvenrad is quite something different. ThisIsNotAScene caught up with Mark Kwint (guitars/vocals), Jasper Strik (keyboards, producer) and guest singer Koen de Graaf for their thoughts […]

Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
Triptykon – Melana Chasmata

I remember the first time that I came across the work of Thomas Gabriel Fischer- or plain old Tom G Warrior as he was back then. It was 1985 or 1986 and I was a spotty teenager finding my way through the byzantine corridors of heavy metal for the first time. The record was Celtic […]

Crowbar Stream New Song From “Symmetry in Black”
Crowbar Stream New Song From “Symmetry in Black”

NOLA sludge metal legends Crowbar are streaming the first track ‘Walk With Knowledge Wisely’ from their upcoming album “Symmetry in Black”. Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein said: “‘Walk With Knowledge Wisely’ is the perfect opener for “Symmetry In Black.” It has every element of the Crowbar sound and is like an anvil to the face. It’s Crowbar at its finest. “We’ve […]

Eyehategod Announce Headline US Tour With Ringworm & Enabler
Eyehategod Announce Headline US Tour With Ringworm & Enabler

NOLA doom/sludge legends Eyehategod have announced they are hitting the road on a huge headline US tour, starting on May 28th in Atlanta Georgia. The tour is in support of Eyehategod‘s long-awaited eponymous album, which is released the day before the tour begins. Joining Eyehategod on the 26 date tour are metallic hardcore titans Ringworm […]

Dave Evans – Nothing to Prove
Dave Evans – Nothing to Prove

Dave Evans isn’t quite the household name of his original bandmates in AC/DC, but he deserves your respect for continually slogging it out making music, “Nothing To Prove” being his latest EP, released through Rocksector Records. Opening track ‘Put Up or Shut Up’, oozes blues based classic rock and sounds like what could happen if […]

Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To ThisIsNotAScene (Part 2)
Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To ThisIsNotAScene (Part 2)

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain is about to release their fourth album, entitled “The Human Contradiction”. It may very well be their finest effort to date. ThisIsNotAScene had the pleasure of doing an interview with the ever charming Charlotte Wessels. A plethora of different subject were discussed and that’s why this interview is divided in […]

Pact – The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Threshold Of Night
Pact – The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Threshold Of Night

What I know about Pact is that they are an american “black metal” trio, and, to be honest, I spent some time looking and could not really find out much more than that about them. Not all that important, at times a little mystique is good because at the end of the day it is […]

Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To Thisisnotascene (Part 1)
Charlotte Wessels Of Delain Talks To Thisisnotascene (Part 1)

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain is about to release their fourth album, entitled “The Human Contradiction”. It may very well be their finest effort to date. Thisisnotascene had the pleasure of doing an interview with the ever charming Charlotte Wessels. A plethora of different subject were discussed and that’s why this interview is divided in […]

Download Festival Adds Nine More Bands
Download Festival Adds Nine More Bands

Download Festival have added a further nine bands to their already stellar 2014 line up. Joining headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith are Richie Sambora, Baby Godzilla, Turbowolf, Cytota, Drenge, The Temperance Movement, Nothing More, Dead City Streets and Goldray. It was also announced recently that The Offspring, as is the current trend in […]

John Wesley Talks To ThisIsNotAScene
John Wesley Talks To ThisIsNotAScene

John Wesley is mainly known as the touring guitarist for Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson and a host of other bands and artist. He’s lesser known as an artist under his own name, but his solo material is often just as good as any Steven Wilson related project. ThisIsNotAScene caught up with this very talented Floridian […]

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