Tag Archives: Metallica

Album review: RAVEN – Reissues

RAVEN - Reissues

Dissonance Productions [Release date 02.06.17] Formed in the mid 70s by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, initially with twin guitars and progressive rock leanings, Settling as a threesome, with drummer Rob Wacko Hunter, Raven were an integral part of the … Continue reading

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Interview: DIGGETH

Some bands, regardless of how big they are, what size venue they are playing or how many albums they have released just manage to grab you straight away with hard, punchy, instantly memorable rock tunes. When I wandered into Hastings’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

Classic rockers are a dying breed. A number of big names passed away in 2016 and with so many of the classic rock fraternity now more likely to pick up their bus pass than jump on a tour bus it … Continue reading

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Album review: METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self- Destruct

METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self- Destruct

Blackened Records [Release date 28.11.16] Before I plunge into a review of Metallica’s latest opus I would like to offer up a cautionary tale to all aspiring bands, be afraid…. Once upon a time there were two snotty nosed teens … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRUCKER DIABLO, SCREAMING EAGLES, MASSIVE WAGONS – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 16 April 2016

TRUCKER DIABLO, SCREAMING EAGLES, MASSIVE WAGONS – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 16 April 2016

Tonight’s gig was a showcase for the musical talent on the roster of Off Yer Rocka Records, the label of the HRH franchise and home of some of the finest up and coming bands in the UK.  The bands were … Continue reading

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Album review: IMMENSION – In Vain

IMMENSION – In Vain

Self Release (Release date 15.06.15) Hailing from the steeltown of Sheffield seems somewhat apt as Immension are all about the metal. The trio sound as if they have been raised on a diet of Metallica, Trivium and In Flames to … Continue reading

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Album review: DIE NO MORE – Elected Evil

DIE NO MORE – Elected Evil

    Rocksector Records [Release date – 03.11.14] Die No More are a band that are causing a bit of a buzz at the moment. A lot of positive comments have been made and with the release of this, their … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLASTED, LOST GRAVITY, ANOTHER DEAD HERO, BRYAN ADAMS

Blasted - Curtain Call

      BLASTED – Curtain Call Self Release  [Release date - Out Now] Blasted are a foursome from Switzerland who formed in 2006. They claim influences from Pantera and Lamb of God and aim to be ‘metal’ as well … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KILLERHERTZ – A Killer Anthem

The Killerhertz - A Killer Anthem

Mighty Music [Release date 26.05.14] Think Danish rock and Lars Ulrich and Volbeat no doubt spring to mind. The Killerhertz are hoping to be the next Danish band to make a breakthrough with this their debut album.  The members have … Continue reading

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Album review: DRIVING MRS SATAN – Popscotch

Driving Mrs Satan - Popscotch

www.drivingmrssatan.com Does the world need an album of metal covers by acts like Helloween, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Faith No More? You might not think so, but when it’s something as unique as Popscotch, by … Continue reading

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Interview: 10Q’s with ROBERT ORTIZ (ESCAPE THE FATE)

Jasmine Ritchie pops a few questions to drummer Robert Ortiz of Escape The Fate following their recent appearance at Download. They are back in the UK for the Vans Warped date at Alexandra Palace on 16th November and are set … Continue reading

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DEEP PURPLE Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head

Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple

Eagle Rock (Release date: 1.10.12) Much is being made of this album with an almost predictable special pack courtesy of ‘Classic Rock’ and no doubt the inevitable 8 out of 10 stars in that magazine’s review section. The question most … Continue reading

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If You Like Metallica… by Mike McPadden

Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com A book that does what it says on the tin in that it recommends music, along with books and films, you may enjoy as a fan of Metallica. A book like this you’d think would be fairly … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero interview with author NEIL DANIELS

Author Neil Daniels has just had his lastest book ‘Metallica – The Early Years and the Rise of Metal’ published by Independent Music Press. Read on… Book review What are you currently up to writing wise? Well, at the minute … Continue reading

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Metallica: The Early Years and the Rise of Metal by Neil Daniels

Independent Music Press 2012 www.impbook.com Oh no not another book on Metallica I hear you groan but this one has two things going its favour – it concentrates on the early years and as it is unauthorised has some honest … Continue reading

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