Saturday, December 31, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 31/12

Here's the second batch of updates before the turn of the new year. Next week we should be catching up the last few releases we intend to cover from 2011, plus the last few live shows we attended. Then it's on to the new stuff for 2012!

Archgoat - Heavenly Vulva (Christ's Last Rites) by Brad Sanders
DoomDogs - Unleash The Truth by Andy Lye
Mythological Cold Towers - Immemorial by James Donovan
Crylord - Blood of The Prophets by Andy Lye
Lost Dreams - Blinded By Rage by James Donovan
Savoy Brown - Voodoo Moon by Andy Lye
Burzum - From The Depths of Darkness by Brad Sanders
Metal Female Voices Festival 2011 by James Donovan
Krux - III: He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars by Andy Lye
The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre by James Donovan
Svölk - Svölk 'em All by Andy Lye
Dragonland - Under The Grey Banner by James Donovan
Dead To This World - Sacrifice by James Donovan
Riotgod - Invisible Empire by Andy Lye
Astral Doors - Jerusalem by Andy Lye
Ray Wilson & Stiltskin - Unfulfillment by Andy Lye

Friday, December 30, 2011

Amorphis live photos

Live photos from Amorphis's show at Islington Academy in London, England on November 27, 2011 are now online here.

The Quill live photos

Live photos from The Quill's show at the Barfly in London, England on November 22, 2011 are now online here.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 29/12

As the end of the year approaches it's that time where the rush to cover as many of the albums which fell through the cracks throughout the last 12 months is on. Here's a batch of a stuff posted over the last few days. Expect at least one more update before midnight on the 31st, and probably at least one catch-up batch in the first week of January.

Morton - Come Read The Words Forbidden by James Donovan
Magnum - Evolution by Andy Lye
Blasphemist - Shadowtorned World by James Donovan
Bonfire - Fireworks... Still Alive! by Andy Lye
Yaotl Mictlan - Dentro del Manto Gris de Chaac by Brad Sanders
Hypocrisy - Hell Over Sofia by Andy Lye
High Voltage Festival 2011 by Andy Lye
Kampfar - Mare by Brad Sanders
Grabak - Sin by Brad Sanders
Srodek - Förfall by Brad Sanders
Various - ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends by Andy Lye
Mastercastle - Dangerous Diamonds by James Donovan
Nine Covens - ...On The Coming of Darkness by Brad Sanders
Black Oath - The Third Aeon by Andy Lye

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Byfrost live photos

Live photos from Byfrost's set supporting Taake at The Underworld in London, England on October 19, 2011 are now online here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Festival Updates 27/12

Party.San (DE) - Sodom, Gospel of The Horns, Necros Christos
Metalcamp (SL) - Hatebreed
Keep It True (DE) - Mystik cancelled, Whiplash
Masters of Rock (CZ) - Edguy, Gotthard, Firewind, Black Majesty

Monday, December 26, 2011

Leaf Hound live photos

Live photos from Leaf Hound's 40th Anniversary show at the Borderline in London, England on November 4, 2011 are now online here.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Festival Updates 24/12

Summer Breeze (DE) - Amon Amarth
With Full Force (DE) - Heaven Shall Burn
Wacken (DE) - Saxon, Sanctuary, Schandmaul

Friday, December 23, 2011

Festival Updates 23/12

RockHarz (DE) - Sepultura
Wacken (DE) - Crimes of Passion, Testament, Leningrad Cowboys
Summer Breeze (DE) - Hatesphere, Cattle Decapitation, Eskimo Callboy, Corvus Corax, Incantation
With Full Force (DE) - We Butter The Bread With Butter, Eläkeläiset
Metal Assault (DE) - Hirax cancelled
Graspop (BE) - Slayer, Europe, Pennywise, Unearth, As I Lay Dying, Texas In July, Leprous, Ihsahn
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste
Metaltown (SE) - Machine Head
Sweden Rock - Gotthard

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Festival Updates 21/12

Metalcamp (SL) - Finntroll
PPM Fest (BE) - Trollfest
Sweden Rock - Soundgarden
Wacken (DE) - Kamelot, Sylosis
Summer Breeze (DE) - Insomnium, Audrey Horne
Inferno Switzerland - Shining, Djerv, Nekromantheon, Benighted, Svart Crown, Arkhan, Vuyvr
With Full Force (DE) - Comeback Kid
Rock Hard (DE) - Unisonic

Monday, December 19, 2011

Festival Updates 19/12

Sweden Rock - Motörhead
Graspop (BE) - Sabaton
Wacken (DE) - Manticora, Delain
With Full Force (DE) - Insomnium
Summer Breeze (DE) - Deicide

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Festival Updates 18/12

Wacken (DE) - Graveyard, Unearth, Wölli & Die Band Des Jahres, Darkest Hour
With Full Force (DE) - Excrementory Grindfuckers, The Bones, Dark Funeral
Summer Breeze (DE) - Epica, Glorior Belli, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Toxic Holocaust, The Rotted, Farsot
Ragnarök (DE) - Nachtmystium
Forces of Metal (NL) - Twisted Sister cancelled, Where Angels Suffer cancelled, Symfonia cancelled, Chrome Division cancelled
Sweden Rock (SE) - Katatonia
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Danko Jones

Iced Earth live photos

Live photos from Iced Earth's show at the Academy in Birmingham, England on November 5, 2011 are now online here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Symphony X live photos

Photos from Symphony X's show at the Islington Academy on London on October 26 are now online here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Latest Reviews Update 16/11

Haken - Visions - James Donovan
Jon Amor Blues Group - Jon Amor Blues Group - Andy Lye
Transnight - The Dark Half - James Donovan
Evile - LIVE: The Garage, London 2011 - Andy Lye
Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder - James Donovan
Textures - Dualism - James Donovan
HateskoR - Paint My Fear - James Donovan
Venom - Fallen Angels - Andy Lye
Autumn - Cold Comfort - James Donovan
Nightwish - Imaginaerum by James Donovan
Redemption - LIVE: The Underworld, London 2011 - Andy Lye

New Evile interview

Our new interview with Evile members Ol Drake and Ben Carter is now online, in which they discuss writing and recording their latest album, touring, and illegal downloading.

Read the full article here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Festival Updates 15/12

Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Epica
Wacken (DE) - Sacred Reich, Insomnium, Amaranthe, Eisenherz
With Full Force (DE) - The Browning, Die Lokalmatadore
Summer Breeze (DE) - Firewind, Unearth, Entrails, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Månegarm
Forces of Metal (NL) - Manowar cancelled

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Festival Updates 14/12

Wacken (DE) - Oomph!
Ragnarök (DE) - Thurs, Imperious
With Full Force (DE) - Endstille
Summer Breeze (DE) - Eisregen, Protest The Hero
Metaltown (SE) - Slayer
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Machine Head, Morgoth, Insomnium

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Festival Updates 13/12

Sweden Rock - Sebastian Bach
Wacken (DE) - Gehenna
Summer Breeze (DE) - Unleashed
With Full Force (DE) - Eyes Set To Kill
Metalcamp (SL) - Machine Head
Rockwave (GR) - Machine Head, Paradise Lost, Lucky Funeral
Rockstad: Falun (SE) - Crashdïet, Deals Death, Panzer Princess

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Festival Updates 12/12

With Full Force (DE) - Nasum, Skeletonwitch
Wacken (DE) - Riotgod, Eschenbach
Summer Breeze (DE) - Oomph!, Evergreen Terrace, Die Kassierer
Metal Female Voices (BE) - Delain, Arkona, Meden Agan, Seduce The Heavens
Roadburn (NL) - Mars Red Sky
Brutal Assault (CZ) - Sick of It All, Six Feet Under, Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour, Aborted, Toxic Holocaust

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Festival Updates 9/12

Metaltown (SE) - Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Anthrax, Within Temptation, Sabaton, Devildriver, Vader, Skeletonwitch
Wacken (DE) - D-A-D
Summer Breeze (DE) - ASP
With Full Force (DE) - Pro-Pain
Loud (BG) - W.A.S.P., Annihilator
Sweden Rock - Exodus

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Festival Updates 8/12

Wacken (DE) - Warbringer, Dodheimsgard, Vogelfrey
Summer Breeze (DE) - Mono Inc., Ghost Brigade, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Be'lakor
With Full Force (DE) - Poison Idea, Pro-Pain
Helsinki Metal Meeting (FI) - Paradise Lost, Turisas, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Engel, Oldschool
Gothenburg Winter Metal (SE) - Dark Tranquillity, Nifelheim, Amaranthe, The Unguided, Ryot

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Festival Updates 6/12

Wacken (DE) - Nasum, Kylesa
Summer Breeze (DE) - Dark Tranquillity
With Full Force (DE) - Children of Bodom
Metalcamp (SL) - The Black Dahlia Murder
RockHarz (DE) - Oomph!, Knorkator, The Other, Red Fang

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Festival Updates 5/12

Wacken (DE) - Red Fang
With Full Force (DE) - August Burns Red
Summer Breeze (DE) - Darkest Hour, The Generators, In Solitude
Sweden Rock - Saint Vitus
Graspop (BE) - Killswitch Engage, Alestorm, Exodus, Hatebreed, Devildriver

Friday, December 02, 2011

Festival Updates 4/12

Sweden Rock - Electric Boys
Wacken (DE) - Warrior Soul, Electric Wizard, D.R.I.
With Full Force (DE) - Dying Fetus, Trivium, Lamb of God
Summer Breeze (DE) - Before The Dawn, Black Sun Aeon, Deathstars
Download (UK) - The Prodigy
Metalfest Croatia - E.N.D., Evil Blood
Metalfest Germany East - Nachtblut
Metalfest Germany West - Nachtblut

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Festival Updates 2/12

Summer Breeze (DE) - Six Feet Under, Anaal Nathrakh, Deez Nuts
Vagos Open-Air (PT) - Arch Enemy, Northland
Wacken (De) - Ghost Brigade, The Black Dahlia Murder
Inferno (NO) - Triptykon, One Tail One Head
With Full Force (DE) - Emmure