For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Nick Hannon: My name is Nick and I’m the bass player in Sons of Alpha Centauri. We’re an alternative rock instrumental band of sorts. We have electronic, post metal, desert rock elements all in there but not enough …Read More »
The Prids interview – July 2018
Following their short UK run this month, I had a chat with David and Mistina from The Prids to get to know them a little bit more. Here’s how it went… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. David Frederickson, guitar and vocals Mistina La …Read More »
Snew interview – July 2018
Recently, I had a chat with American rockers Snew, talking about the tour that started with a closed bar and finished with a house party, their upcoming fourth studio album and, er, barbecuing salad… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Snew are: Curtis Don …Read More »
Armonite sign with Cleopatra Records, new album out tomorrow!
Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, have signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, “And the Stars Above” tomorrow. Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that …Read More »
CANCEL – Interview
I recently had a chat with CANCEL from Switzerland about their new album ‘Dark Reveries’, their biggest influences, the worst show they’ve ever played and a plethora of other things. Read on below! For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Yves Bucher (Drums): We are …Read More »
Sons of Alpha Centauri announce new album ‘Continuum’!
British instrumental stoner quartet Sons Of Alpha Centuari have announced their long awaited new album; “Continuum”. The album, set for release on May 28th through H42 Records, has been ten years in the making. Continuum is wrought with dark anthems and intense textures, introspective interludes with tidal waves of distortion. …Read More »
The Night Suns release new video for ‘Human’!
London rockers The Night Suns have recently released a new video for Human, the title track from their upcoming EP. When asked about the video, frontman Radu Constantin had this to say: “Human is a desperate cry for change in the midst of a world geared on self-destruction, a swan …Read More »
Interview – Introducing Kinjiru
Recently, I had a quick word with Roger B, formerly of Demons of Old Metal and now the force behind one-man project Kinjiru about his debut solo EP [forbidden], who he’d love to open for on tour and why self-producing a record maybe isn’t all that’s it’s cracked up to …Read More »
Interview – The Night Suns
In the last couple of weeks I spoke to the frontman of dark rockers The Night Suns Radu Constantin about the band’s new EP ‘Human’, the themes surrounding their latest video for the title track and how the rest of the year is looking for them. For those who may …Read More »
Interview – Introducing Pennan Brae
I had a chat with Pennan Brae recently about his recent soundtrack work for ‘The Astronot’, why it’s got that title and the story behind it… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. My name is Pennan Brae & I’m a singer-songwriter in Vancouver, Canada. …Read More »
Behemoth – Messe Noire: Live Satanist
Few bands are as revered in extreme music today as Behemoth. The black metal titans had been at the forefront of the genre for years anyway, but 2014’s titanic The Satanist pushed them head and shoulders above the rest of the pack and when they toured the record in full recently …Read More »
Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown
They may never have reached the heady heights of some of the other bands that formed in the eighties, but Corrosion of Conformity have always enjoyed continued success and love in what is now a career spanning over 35 years. Members have come and gone over the years but three …Read More »
Opeth – O2 Academy Bristol, 21st November 2017
‘It’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November Rain’ sang Axl Rose on arguably the best song Guns N’ Roses ever did, but whilst his words from 1991 are more poetically inclined, it’s certainly true in Bristol tonight with winter doing its best to make everything as miserable …Read More »
Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: The Grand Final, 02/07/17
So it all comes down to this. After six heats, two semi-finals, covers of ‘You Suffer?’, drummers dabbing mid-set and busts of Theresa May being destroyed, there’s one more hurdle for the six bands affectionately dubbed ‘The Best in the South West’. Tonight it’s all about going harder than ever …Read More »
Decapitated – Anticult
It’s testament to Decapitated guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka that he has managed to harness everything that was so great about the death metal outfit’s first four albums and replicated it on the two following the tragic death of his younger brother Vitek and the departure of vocalist Covan, unable to recover quickly …Read More »
Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth
They might have been darlings of the nu-metal explosion in the early 00’s, but Papa Roach are a band who understand that times and trends move on and, have endeavoured to follow this over what is now a 24-year career. Evolving their sound from the huge riffs and rapped vocals …Read More »
Dragonforce – Reaching into Infinity
The year is 2014. The new £1 coins were announced in the March budget, England crashed out of the World Cup in the opening round and the Church of England allowed women to be ordained as bishops. It also marked the first time that power metal titans Dragonforce recorded an …Read More »
The Franklys – Are You Listening?
In an ever-increasing digital age, the simple notion of being sent a physical copy of an album to review is a rather heart-warming move. So when Are You Listening?, the debut album by Swedish/British outfit The Franklys arrived with a handwritten note that hoped yours truly would enjoy the record, …Read More »
Dead Label talk new single, new video and playing Download!
It’s been quite the 2017 already for Irish trio Dead Label. In February they were announced for Download Festival and the following month they dropped a new single, Pure Chaos, with a quite sinister video that can be viewed at the bottom of this interview. At the end of April, I …Read More »
Interviews: Voluntas, Mutant-Thoughts, Panic Switch, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol
Eight became eleven at the end of April when Voluntas, Mutant-Thoughts and Panic Switch became the latest additions to the Metal 2 the Masses Bristol semi-finals. I was able to chat with all three bands afterwards and find out a little more about them… Voluntas This is your first time …Read More »