Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 28/9

Falloch - Where Distant Spirits Remain by Brad Sanders
Epysode - Obsessions by James Donovan
Axel Rudi Pell - The Ballads IV by Andy Lye
The Gathering - LIVE: Lakei, Helmond 2011 by James Donovan
Cipher System - Communicate The Storms by James Donovan
Anthrax - Worship Music by Andy Lye
Brutal Truth - End Time by Jackson May
Degradead - A World Destroyer by James Donovan

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Festival Updates 24/9

2011
Christmas Metal Lichtenfels (DE) - Unleashed

2012
Bloodstock (UK) - Paradise Lost, Watain
Wacken (DE) - Machine Head, Napalm Death, Sick of It All
Metalfest Open-Air Austria/Croatia/Germany East/Germany West - Vader
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Gorguts, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Suffering Quota, Cyanide Serenity

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Onslaught live photos

Live photos from Onslaught's show at The Garage in London on September 23 now online here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Festival Updates 20/9

2011
Hammer of Doom VI (DE) - Lord Vicar

2012
Wacken (DE) - Winterfylleth, In Extremo
Roadburn (NL) - The Obsessed, 40 Watt Sun, Sólstafir, Devil, Agalloch,
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Abysmal Torment, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Uncleansed, Modus Delicti
Hammerfest (UK) - Evil Scarecrow, Hell, Hammer of The Gods, Anterior, Virus, Holosade

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 18/9

Saltatio Mortis - Sturm Auf Paradies by James Donovan
Fyrnask - Bluostar by Brad Sanders
Forgotten Tomb - Under Saturn Retrograde by Jackson May
Helstar - LIVE: The Purple Turtle 2011 by Andy Lye
Huron - Mary Celeste by Andy Lye
Despise You/Agoraphobic Nosebleed - And On And On... by Jackson May
Eric Gales - Transformation by Andy Lye
Lechery - In Fire by Andy Lye

Thunder live photos

Live photos from Thunder's set on the Classic Rock Stage at the High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, England on July 24, 2011 are now online here.

Clutch Sweden Rock live photos

Live photos from Clutch's set on the Sweden Stage at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg on June 9, 2011 are now online here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Metalfest Expands

The Metalfest Open-Air event will return in 2012, and in addition to the existing five instalments in Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland, a second German event will take place, plus festivals in Poland, Italy and Croatia.

The first confirmed bands for all nine events are:

Blind Guardian (except Dessau, Germany)
Kreator
Hypocrisy
Ensiferum
Legion of The Damned

Additionally, Metalfest Croatia have confirmed:

Brezno
Ashes You Leave
Doomed
Infernal Tenebra
Rising Dream

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Festival Updates 13/12

2011
Damnation (UK) - Grand Magus, Conan, A Forest of Stars, Illuminatus, Humanfly, Talons, Cerebral Bore
Christmas Metal Lichtenfels (DE) - Venom

2012
Hammerfest (UK) - Skindred, Sci Fi Mafia, Heaven's Basement
Party.San (DE) - Immortal, Archgoat, Tankard, Nocte Obducta
Forces of Metal (NL) - Samael, Kamelot, Edguy, Steelheart, Rock Sugar, Draconian, The Poodles, Jettblack, Crashdiet, Dark Funeral, Saint Deamon, Symfonia, Chrome Division
Wacken (DE) - Watain, Dimmu Borgir, Paradise Lost

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Latest Reviews 12/9

Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever by James Donovan
Fozzy - LIVE: Dingwalls, London 2011 by Andy Lye
Arkona - Slovo by James Donovan
Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare by Andy Lye
Adrenaline Mob - Adrenaline Mob by Andy Lye
All Pigs Must Die - God Is War by James Donovan
Arctic Flame - Guardian At The Gate by James Donovan
AC/DC - Let There Be Rock by AndyLye
Devil - Time To Repent by Andy Lye
Cerebral Bore - Maniacal Miscreation by Jackson May
Vomitory - Opus Mortis VIII by Jackson May
Kruk - It Will Not Come Back by Andy Lye
Aosoth - III by Jackson May

Monday, September 05, 2011

Latest Reviews 5/9

J.D. Overdrive - Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood by Andy Lye
Coma Divine - Dead End Circle by James Donovan
P-A-U-L - Tales From The Gravel by Andy Lye
Pestilence - Doctrine by James Donovan
Unkind - Harhakuvat by James Donovan
U.S. Christmas - The Valley Path by Andy Lye
The Treatment - This Might Hurt (re-issue) by Andy Lye
Various - Swedish Hitz Goes Metal by James Donovan
Chthonic - Takasago Army by James Donovan
Power Theory - Out of The Ashes, Into The Fire by Andy Lye

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Iced Earth interview, part 2


In this second part of our extensive interview with Iced Earth, founder/guitarist Jon Schaffer and new vocalist Stu Block discuss new album Dystopia, the forthcoming world tour, and the ideas they wrote about in the new songs. Read it here.

Legacy of Emptiness interview


Read our new interview with Legacy of Emptiness vocalist/guitarist Eddie Risdal here, in which he discusses recent events in Norway, his other band Ancestral Legacy, and the evolution of metal in Scandinavia.

Festival Updates 4/9

One of the last festivals of 2011, Italy's Rock Hard II have confirmed their final running order.

And for 2012:
Inferno (NO) - Anaal Nathrakh, Agalloch
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Napalm Death, Suffocation, Morgoth, Acheron, Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Within The Ruins, Molotov Solution

Iced Earth interview, part 1

In this first part of our extensive interview with Iced Earth, founder/guitarist Jon Schaffer and new vocalist Stu Block discuss the current transitional period for the band and how the arrival of Block is the start of long-term stability. Read it here.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Festival Updates 1/9

All in 2012:

Hammerfest (UK) - Anthrax, Paradise Lost, Chimaira, Lawnmower Deth, Fury UK
Bloodstock (UK) - Orange Goblin, Anvil
Neurotic Deathfest (NL) - Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Legion of The Damned, Misery Index, Suicidal Angels
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Sabaton, Amaranthe, Nocturnal Rites, In Mourning

Helstar live photos

Live photos from Helstar's show at the Purple Turtle in London, England on August 29, 2011 are now online here.