Tag Archives: thrash metal

Interview: MICHAEL STÜTZER – Artillery

Artillery recently released their newest album, Penalty by Perception. The Danish thrash metal band have been together since 1982 and from then out have released 7 other studio albums and embarked on various tours. Here Dillon Grant talks to Michael … Continue reading

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Gig review: MEGADETH – Braehead Arena, Glasgow, 11 November 2015

Lamb Of God – Braehead Arena, Glasgow, 11 November 2015

Value for money is something we look for in all walks of life and gig going is no exception. So when this four band bill rolled into town it looked like a bargain, Sylosis, Children Of Bodom, Lamb Of God … Continue reading

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Album review: SHOTGUN RODEO – World Wide Genocide

SHOTGUN RODEO - World Wide Genocide

www.facebook.com/shotgunrodeo [Release date 04.12.15] Shotgun Rodeo hail from Norway and have released a couple of EP’s prior to this their first full length album release. The band consists of Nino Escopeta (vocals), Don Shrediablo (guitars), Dorian Crazed (bass) and Vegzilla … Continue reading

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Interview: DENIS “SNAKE” BELANGER (Voivod) – June 2015

Voivod

Few bands have created music that has had such a profound effect of me like that of the Canadian Progressive Thrashers Voivod, so arranging an interview with the band’s front man Denis “Snake” Belanger on the early evening of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAMMERFEST VII – Pwllheli, Wales, 12 March 2015 (Day 1)

HAMMERFEST - Pwllheli, Wales, 12 March 2015 (Day 1)

So once again it’s time for the Pirate hordes to invade and take over the Hafan-Y-Mor site and by the amount of water falling out of the sky arriving on the Black Pearl wouldn’t have been out of place. This … Continue reading

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Gig review: VARDIS – Unity Works, Wakefield, 13 December 2014

VARDIS - Unity Works, Wakefield, 13 December 2014

So if you happened to be around in the late 70′s early 80′s you would have experienced the whole NWOBHM movement and if you were lucky enough you would have gone to some amazingly memorable gigs, some memorable for the … Continue reading

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Album review: RIGOR MORTIS – Slaves To The Grave

RIGOR MORTIS – Slaves To The Grave

Rigor Mortis Records – Out Now. The story of Texan Speed/Thrash Metal quartet Rigor Mortis is a pretty fascinating one indeed. Having first formed back in 1983 by schoolboy friends Harden Harrison (drums) & Casey Orr (bass), they were the … Continue reading

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Gig review: DESTRUCTION – The Underworld, London, 8 October 2014

DESTRUCTION – The Underworld, London, 8 October 2014

Support Act: Shrapnel, Lost Society, Evil Invaders Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Attending Metal shows, even those taking place right in the middle of the week, is, strangely, still something I do with the passion … Continue reading

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Interview with NIGE ROCKETT (Onslaught) – 4 August 2014

Nige Rockett - Onslaught

British Thrash Metal combo Onslaught are a band I have been supporting since day one, so reviewing their London show and interviewing their long term guitarist Nige Rockett was something I was looking forward to. While the former was achieved … Continue reading

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Interview with MICHAEL BASTHOL DAHL (Artillery) – 20 July 2014

Michael Basthol Dahl - Artillery

Of the Thrash Metal bands that made their appearance in the early 80s, the one perhaps less deserving of the total lack of support provided by the music industry were the Danish quintet Artillery. Following a few well-documented break-ups and … Continue reading

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Album review: ARTHEMIS – Live From Hell

        Off Yer Rocka Recordings (Release date – 25th May 2014) A couple of years ago I headed to Wales for the annual Hammerfest shindig and one of the discoveries of that weekend were Italian thrashers, Arthemis. … Continue reading

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Album review: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – No Place For Disgrace 2014

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – No Place For Disgrace 2014

Metal Blade – Out Now. For better or worse, Flotsam And Jetsam will always be known as the band where ex-Metallica bassist learned his skills and that is perhaps the reason why “Doomsday For The Deceiver” (1986), the band’s debut … Continue reading

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Album review: HELSTAR – This Wicked Nest

AFM Records www.afmrecords.de [Released 28.04.14] I believe the cover of Helstar’s latest release This Wicked Nest says it all really…a suit wearing skeleton complete with devil horns and a pentagram worked into the band logo. After listening…well yeah I was … Continue reading

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Interview with ROB CAVESTANY (Death Angel) – 10 December 2013

Death Angel

It’s both humbling and  inspiring to find a band that has been around for as long as Californian Thrashers Death Angel have, still seemingly thirsty for success, especially when this thirst translates into the creation of songs as impressive as … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEATH ANGEL – London, The Underworld, 10 December 2013‏

Dew-Scented - London Underworld, 10 December 2013

Support Acts: Dew-Scented Review & Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Five days on from the glorious Marduk/Grave show, I am back in The Underworld in Camden to see San Francisco Thrashers Death Angel, who are back in town, supporting their … Continue reading

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Album review: SODOM – Epitome Of Torture

SPV – Release Date 29/4/2013. Coming up with a decent introduction to a new Sodom album has always been a difficult task for me. I mean, what is there to say that hasn’t already been stated about Tom Angelripper and … Continue reading

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TESTAMENT – Dark Roots Of Earth

Testament is a band that requires no introduction, being engraved in Bay Area thrash folklore in the 80’s.  The band returned from oblivion to blow everyone away with “Formation of damnation” a few years back.  “Dark roots of earth” continues … Continue reading

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DUBLIN DEATH PATROL – Death Sentence

Mascot Self-proclaimed thrash supergroup, Dublin Death Patrol finally hit the racks with their follow up to 2007’s debut DDP – 4 Life. A lot has happened in the intervening five years, but remarkably, the band’s main protagonists have come together … Continue reading

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