Monthly Archives: January 2011

Interview with Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) – January 2012

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There are not many artists out there whose musical CV includes touring in support of Metallica around the world, having the living legend James Hetfield perform his music on stage and being a member of three high profile bands at … Continue reading

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SINISTER (Aad Kloosterwaard) INTERVIEW

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SINISTER (Aad Kloosterwaard) INTERVIEW There are hundreds, if not thousands, of bands that play Death Metal music nowadays, but not many of them are like the Dutch trio Sinister who have been persistently releasing good quality albums and which have … Continue reading

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SINISTER – “LEGACY OF ASHES”

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SINISTER – “LEGACY OF ASHES” MASSACRE (2010) Death Metal is a very tricky business! I mean, how does anyone really go about it in the year 2010? Do you concentrate on technical skill by providing each of your compositions with … Continue reading

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CROWBAR -“SEVER THE WICKED HAND”

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CROWBAR -“SEVER THE WICKED HAND” CENTURY MEDIA (2011) “What? Are you serious? You’ve got to be joking, man!”. These were the exact words that came out of David, one of my best friend’s, after I blatantly informed him that I … Continue reading

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED – “DESCENT INTO CHAOS”

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED – “DESCENT INTO CHAOS” MASSACRE (2011) When I think of Legion Of The Damned, I have this image of a group of black-clad, long haired (with the exception of drummer Erik Fleuren) lads, performing their riff-orientated, … Continue reading

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EXCITER (John Ricci) INTERVIEW

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EXCITER (John Ricci) INTERVIEW How many Metal bands do you know that have been around since 1978 which are still recording music nowadays? Not many, right? Certainly not many who have been operating predominantly in the underground scene throughout most … Continue reading

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EKTOMORF – “REDEMPTION”

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EKTOMORF – “REDEMPTION” AFM RECORDS (2010) Eight years ago, my good friend and fellow journalist Mr. Ritchie asked me to prepare a review for “Destroy” – the fifth studio effort of the Hungarian Thrash/Hardcore Metal outfit Ektomorf. I was really … Continue reading

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CRADLE OF FILTH – “DARKLY, DARKLY, VENUS AVERSA”

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CRADLE OF FILTH – “DARKLY, DARKLY, VENUS AVERSA” PEACEVILLE (2010) If somebody asked me to compile a list of the most influential Black Metal albums that came out back in 1994, that list will almost certainly include Darkthrone’s “Transylvanian Hunger”, … Continue reading

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FIREWIND Gig review

FIREWIND Gig review Support Acts: BREED 77 / PRIMITAI London Relentless Garage, 7th January 2011 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Playing the six string for a legend of Metal such as Ozzy Osbourne is a dream that every guitar player … Continue reading

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FIREWIND (Gus G & Apollo Papathanassiou) INTERVIEW

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FIREWIND (Gus G & Apollo Papathanassiou) INTERVIEW Being the lead guitar player for the living legend that is Ozzy Osbourne must be the dream of every young guy who ever decided to pick up a six string. Greek guitar hero … Continue reading

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