Author: Ben Timpson

Draconian – Sovran

I hate to admit this is a school of thought but on paper, you could be forgiven for being put off by Draconian. European metal band playing kinda-gothy-kinda-doomy-yet-melodic metal, with a growling male singer and a female with a ‘pretty’ voice. You know what I mean, without doubt you do. You only have to have a shred of cool to understand where I am coming from. Although perhaps not from the heavier end, bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Amaranthe are to blame. They’re terrible and I really don’t have any understanding or musical respect for the people that enjoy...

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Soulfly Announce UK Tour!

SOULFLY have announced a UK tour in support of tenth studio album, ‘Archangel’, which landed in August via Nuclear Blast Records.    Legendary frontman, Max Cavalera informs us, “We’re finally bringing the ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’ tour to the UK!!  So all of you British headbangers, skull crushers and metal militia in general, get ready to destroy this fucking place!!  See you in the pit!”     Check out SOULFLY’s lyric video for ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’ here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6zqeBi9pY.   Get along to one of the following shows to hear some Soulfly classics and some newer songs...

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Dommin Honour Type O Negative With Cover Version

FREE DOWNLOAD OF ‘LOVE YOU TO DEATH’ AVAILABLE NOW   PLUS ADDITIONAL COVERS OF LANA DEL RAY & DURAN DURAN   BAND SIGN NEW DEAL WITH EUROPEAN LABEL US goth rockers DOMMIN are pleased to share a brand new cover, of the Type O Negative classic song ‘Love You To Death’. Taken from Type O Negative’s legendary ‘October Rust’ album, released in 1996, fans can hear Dommin’s unique take on the track at: https://youtu.be/vbgr8z5chaw. Frontman Kristofer Dommin, a long-time Type O Negative fan, comments, “It was a challenge to not make it sound like a demo version of the same song since our...

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Bloodbath Xmas Show Trailer!

With Bloodbath‘s one off ‘Winter Bloodbash’ London show on 18th December at the Electric Ballroom just around the corner and in the spirit of Christmas the band have shared a sinister short trailer. Directed by Ash Pears (AshTV) and featuring the character from Alpine folk-lore ‘Krampus’, Bloodbath vocalist ‘Old Nick’ comments: ‘In folklore, a horned, Christmas devil known as Krampus punishes those who have misbehaved during the festive season. Whether you have been naughty or nice this year you should definitely attend our Winter Bloodbash and celebrate with us!’ Watch the trailer: Support at the London show takes the shape of Belgium’s death...

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Dream Theater are back!

Dream Theater, one of the most prolific and iconic progressive rock bands of the last thirty years, are set to release their eagerly awaited double concept album, ‘The Astonishing’, on January 29th via Roadrunner Records.  Yesterday the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘The Gift of Music’, in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone in which founding guitarist John Petrucci discussed the origins of the conceptual double album (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/inside-dream-theaters-wildly-ambitious-new-concept-lp-20151203). Consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 Acts (approximately 2 hours 10 mins of music), woven around an absorbing story written by Petrucci, “The Astonishing” is available now for pre-order at...

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