Tag Archives: Thrash

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: DENDERA – Pillars Of Creation

DENDERA – Pillars Of Creation

Metalbox Recordings [Release date 18.06.15] Dendera are a band I first encountered as support to Gloryhammer in Glasgow and I came away from that night highly impressed at the band’s energy and musicianship. After that night I sought out the … Continue reading

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Gig review: SICK OF IT ALL – Sound Control, Manchester, 5 February 2015

SICK OF IT ALL - Sound Control, Manchester, 5 February 2015

Headliners Sick Of It All are Lou, Pete Koller (guitar), Craig Setari (bass) and Armand Majidi (drums) and have been around the scene since 1986.  While having plenty of success they may not be known to many outside of the … Continue reading

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News: ANATHEMA, ROBERT PLANT, STEVE HOWE – Monday 2 February 2015

Anathema

Steve Howe releases a best of collection entitled ‘Anthology’ on March 10th. He tours the UK in April (see Upcoming). Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) has released his solo ‘Reflections In A Rear View Mirror‘ via his own website. The Sword enter … Continue reading

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News: THE POODLES, CROPREDY, WATCHET FESTIVAL – Tuesday 27 January 2015

Fairport Convention, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

The Poodles release their new album, ‘Devil In The Details’, in Japan in late March. No other release dates as yet. A new Starbreaker (Tony Harnell & Magnus Karlsson) album is due next year on Frontiers. Listen in to Get … Continue reading

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EP reviews: UNFORESEEN PROPHECY, CASINO THIEVES, HELLBENT AND HAMMERED

UNFORESEEN PROPHECY – Burn The Skies

EP Review : UNFORESEEN PROPHECY – Burn The Skies Self Release  [Release Date 05.01.15] Unforeseen Prophecy are a quintet from Gravesend and formed in 2010. Burn The Skies is their second release. The band play metal, hard and heavy with … Continue reading

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DVD review: SEPULTURA AND LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX – Metal Veins Alive At Rock In Rio

SEPULTURA AND LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX – Metal Veins Alive At Rock In Rio

Eagle Vision [Release date 15.09.14] CD & DVD Sepultura have always been known for their mix of heavy riffs with tribal rhythms and this DVD captures the ultimate incarnation of this. The band were joined on stage at the massive … Continue reading

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Album review: OVERKILL – White Devil Armory

Overkill - White Devil Armory

Nuclear Blast – Out Now. Few bands have a work ethic and determination that is even remotely comparable to that of the New Jersey based Thrash/Speed Metal outfit Overkill. Even during the mid 90s, the time when Grunge’s dominance led … Continue reading

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Gig review: ONSLAUGHT – O2 Islington Academy, London, 20 July 2014

Artillery, O2 Islington Academy, London, 20 July 2014

Support Act: Artillery, Nightlord, One Machine Review and photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis July is not the best of months to arrange a gig in London. This is the time of the year when most people are either counting their … Continue reading

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Album review: CARPET ROOM – A Kind Of Malice

Carpet Room - A Kind Of Malice

Self Release   [Release date - Out Now] Carpet Room, a four piece from Trier in Germany ( Germany’s oldest city apparently ) have released ‘A Kind Of Malice’ their second album. They were formed in 2007 by Jorg Henz and … Continue reading

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Gig review: HAMMERFEST – Pwllheli, Wales, 13-15 March 2014

HAMMERFEST - Pwllheli, Wales, 13-15 March 2014

It’s been a long cold wet winter but now is the time for the Hammer Horde to rise up and make their way to the first of the HRH festivals of the year, Hammerfest VI Book Of The Dead. Now … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOLTAR SPEAKS – Save As I Save

Zoltar Speaks - Save As I Save

Self-release ( Release date 14.04.14) This is the debut album from Somerset based Zoltar Speaks who are named after the fortune telling machine encountered by Tom Hanks in the 80’s film ‘Big’. Featuring the vocals of Louise Body, the band … Continue reading

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Album review: ANNIHILATOR – Re-Releases- Double Live Annihilation , All For You, Schizo Deluxe

      UDR Music  (Release date – out now) Following Annihilator releasing their new album ‘Feast’ recently, the band’s new label, UDR Music has re-released three of their previous albums to allow potential new fans to catch up on … Continue reading

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Album Review: ANNIHILATOR – Feast

      UDR [Release date 26.08.13] This album is the 14th studio release from Canadian thrashers Annihilator. I have been aware of the band for many years but have never really warmed to them, even their ‘Alice In Hell’ … Continue reading

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Gig Review: IAMI – Classic Grand, Glasgow, 4 August 2013

Tonight’s gig was part of a tour package rolling around the country entitled ‘The Headbangers Balls Tour’. The tour was organised by the band Reign Of Fury to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, a cause close to the … Continue reading

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Album review – MEGADETH – Super Collider

    Universal Music  ( Release date – out now ) Back in the day, when thrash was at its height, of all the ‘Big Four’ I always found Megadeth  to be the weakest link. I did persevere and caught … Continue reading

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Album review: NIGHTGLOW – We Rise

      Logic(il)logic records (Release date – Out now) Nightglow formed back in 2003 in Italy and have been rocking hard ever since. The band are unashamedly metal to the core and at one point were the official Manowar … Continue reading

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