How many times have you heard the phrase ‘Next Big Thing?’ my guess is more than you care to remember, but here we are again with Savage Messiah, the latest signing to Earache Records. The main difference between Savage Messiah and all the other Next Big Thing bands is that they are actually good. “Plague […]
It’s with a feeling of dread that I write this review, because a few days ago I received word about David Gold’s untimely passing. “Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light” is the final album of this very promising band. “Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light” is the perfect follow-up to its mighty predecessor. […]
Woods of Ypres frontman David Gold was tragically killed in a road traffic accident on 21st December, outside Barrie, in his home country of Canada. In accordance with the wishes of David‘s family and band mates, the recently completed album “Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light” will be released, as planned in February. The […]
Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons have confirmed a 2012 UK tour with Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry. Currently on the road in Europe on their own headlining tour, Rival Sons will be crossing the Atlantic once again in 2012 for the UK tour with Black Stone Cherry, which kicks off on March 11th in Norwich. Rival […]
The blessed sounds of nostalgia. Hair metal is not dead, it lives forever on in White Wizzard‘s “Flying Tigers”. The album has everything that made the 90s fun for metal. What sets this apart is the sheer musicianship by Jon Leon, who played guitar and bass to record “Flying Tigers”. He’s just amazing with anything […]
Evile took to the stage to a packed main room eager to see one of the rising talents in British metal. The recent release of their third album “Five Serpents Teeth” and the great reviews it received guaranteed a lot of interest in the half hour they had been given to impress, and impress they […]
Diamond Plate. Quite an evocative image from a relatively fledgling band, wouldn’t you say? According to my research, this isn’t a bejewelled platter, this is a gaggle of teenagers. And these teenagers aren’t fucking around; they want their debut to be taken seriously. Exhibit A: The album, cleverly titled “Generation Why?” (a play on the […]
Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have released an official music video for their track, “At the Mountains of Madness”, which is taken from the band’s recently-released debut album, “Generation Why?”.
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, it is time to doff your metaphoric caps, to be upstanding, cheer and applaud sincerely, long and hard. Yes indeed, one of Britain’s finest hopes – the thrash metallists Evile- have only gone and done it. “Five Serpent’s Teeth“, the third album from the Yorkshire mob is, to use the vernacular, absolutely bloody […]
Wormrot, Evisorax, Today The Sun Dies & HorseBastard The Masque, Liverpool, Wed 7th September This year, local promoters Whiplash has brought many of the biggest names in extreme metal to Liverpool including the likes of Deicide, Nile, Watain and Vader. The latest name to add to this illustrious list is Singaporean grindcore merchants Wormrot. Returning […]
Enter Shikari are one of those bands that split opinions to very strong extremes either garnering adoration or vehement negativity, their striking rock sounds laid in bed with electro rave wantonness. Now why are we mentioning Enter Shikari? Well, basically because Dallas based The Browning take the type of sound they frequent as a base […]
Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot are preparing for their return to Europe in less than two weeks, kicking off a UK trek on September 1st in Cardiff and moving onto mainland Europe on September 12th.
Earache Records has teamed up with popular music streaming service Spotify to give rockers and metalheads instant access to a huge library of killer tunes, all of which are completely free to listen to.
British thrashers Evile are preparing for the release of their new album, “Five Serpent’s Teeth”, and have dedicated one of the new songs to the UK’s Bloodstock Festival
North Carolina based doom band Hour Of 13 have wasted no time in building a name for themselves on the underground scene. “The Ritualist” is their first album for Earache records and has already caused waves of excitement since its release. The band had a core duo in Chad Davis and Phil Swanson, but added […]
A new, limited edition 2-CD set from Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES is out now to commemorate the last ever live shows of the legendary band.
Quality, and plenty of it, is definitely a good basis for value for money and this is exactly what Liverpool’s SSS have delivered with their third album “Problems To The Answer”; every corner and space within it is jammed tight with 25 punk/metal/thrash crossover slices of hard and attitude snarling sounds. The album finds SSS […]
Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS, who are preparing for the release of their highly-anticipated new album, “Pressure & Time”, have confirmed two headlining shows in the UK.
Scottish death metallers CEREBRAL BORE are due to kick off their North American tour tonight, May 31st, in New York City.
Saturday night and there was something in the air, a sense of excitement and expectation. This could mean one thing and one thing only… a night of wholesome Thrash goodness was in the offing! Thrash heads from all over the Midlands and beyond headed for The Old Bell Hotel in Derby to have their faces […]
OL DRAKE, lead guitarist for British thrashers EVILE, has created a number of instructional guitar videos, showing fans how to play some of the band’s most well-known tracks.
Scottish death metal act CEREBRAL BORE are among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK.
“Burning Fortune” is the second full-length release from Toronto metallers, Cauldron. They play a hard rock/metal that is nostalgic of the 80’s style of metal. To many the word nostalgia has some negative connotations. It almost implies the liking of something just because it reminds you of great things in years gone past. Can Cauldron […]
British thrashers EVILE have officially revealed that their forthcoming new album will be titled FIVE SERPENTS’ TEETH.