Behemoth / Suicide Silence – London ULU

February 10th, 2008
by Hanntu

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supported by Suicide Silence

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London ULU

7th February 2008

All pics and live review by HannTu

Once in a rare while, there comes a week where everything happens. In the period of 7 days between 2nd February and 9th February there were 5 high profile gigs happening in London: Primordial, Obituary, Municipal Waste, Behemoth and Dark Tranquillity. Sometimes I almost think we have a choice. Sadly I missed the Obituary gig, but never fear, the others are well covered.

Primordial’s TO THE NAMELESS DEAD was my number 2 of 2007, and guess who was number 1…

…Yes, Behemoth’s THE APOSTASY was my numero uno of 2007. Number 2 and Number 1, in London, within the space of 3 or 4 days. There MIGHT actually be a god…Canadian veterans Kataklysm were supposed to be the opener for Behemoth throughout the UK and Iberia tour, but they took time out from touring to rest, relax and finish writing their new album. Best of luck to them, although it would’ve been ace to see them open for Behemoth. In their place were Polish black/death band Devilish Impressions and deathcore band Suicide Silence.


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Against the Plagues – Varyen, Adrian, and Wojtek

February 9th, 2008
by EvilG

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Against the Plagues

Interview with Varyen, Adrian, and Wojtek

Interview by EvilG and Luxi Lahtinen

Against the Plagues has representatives from such diverse bands as LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION, FOREST OF IMPALED, and DAMNATION. This varied experience has made Against the Plagues stand above many other newcomers to the extreme metal scene. We posed several questions to the band and received detailed feedback from three members. ENJOY!!!

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Lacuna Coil – Cristina Scabbia at Gigantour

February 7th, 2008
by Brat

Lacuna Coil – Cristina Scabbia at Gigantour

Article By Brat


Big Top Luna Park, Sydney 2007

You have to wonder about the inner workings of promoters who put on a 5 band festival for an 18+ audience and start it at 5.30 pm on a weekday…the second night of Gigantour in Sydney had no age restrictions and that was the night when I left work 2 pm to get to Luna Park Big Top, situated under the north side of Sydney Harbour Bridge, in time for LACUNA COIL playing second.

$100 for a 30 minute set is pretty rich but after a 6-year wait to see them live at Wacken this year, I wanted to see them again and on a smaller stage and was rewarded with a performance that didn’t diminish in anything for the smaller everything.

Opening with To The Edge LACUNA COIL’s was big from the start. The Italian passion coursed through the band’s veins with big sounds, big voices and big movements.

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Primordial / Grand Magus / Mael Mordha – The Underworld, London

February 7th, 2008
by Hanntu

Primordial

with Grand Magus

and Mael Mordha

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The Underworld, Camden, London

2nd February 2008

All live pics and review by HannTu

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JEFF PILSON – Foreigner, War & Peace, ex- Dokken, DIO

February 7th, 2008
by Marko Syrjala

 

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JEFF PILSON

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND JARNO HUOVILA

LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ


Jeff Pilson, having replaced Juan Croucier in the ranks of DOKKEN after the recording of their debut album BREAKING THE CHAINS in 1983, will always be best remembered as an irreplaceable part of the band’s classic lineup, together with Don Dokken, George Lynch and Mick Brown. Infused with his songwriting talent and stage presence DOKKEN began their ascent towards the top of the rock world. Over the next couple of years they released a string of platinum selling albums, TOOTH AND NAIL in 1984, UNDER LOCK AND KEY the following year and finally BACK FOR THE ATTACK in 1987. At the height of their success, however, the band split up due to internal struggles, while still putting out the live album BEAST FROM THE EAST in 1988. A reunion of the classic lineup finally took place in 1994 and resulted in two albums, DYSFUNCTIONAL and SHADOWLIFE. After George Lynch’s final exit, Jeff stuck around for one more album, ERASE THE SLATE, before opting to follow suit. In addition to DOKKEN, Jeff has toured and recorded three studio albums with DIO: STRANGE HIGHWAYS in 1993, ANGRY MACHINES in 1996 and most recently MASTER OF THE MOON in 2004. He has also cut albums together with THE MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, LYNCH/PILSON, WAR & PEACE and FOREIGNER to mention a few. In 2001 he appeared and recorded as a member of the fictional heavy metal band STEEL DRAGON in the movie ROCKSTAR. In this interview Jeff Pilson shares the ups and downs of his career with these groups and more…

 

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#3 – The Family Ghost II

February 3rd, 2008
by EvilG

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Helloween and Gamma Ray at Mejeriet in Lund Sweden 2007

February 1st, 2008
by Anders Sandvall

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Helloween

Gamma Ray

Axxis

Hellish Rock Tour 2007/08

Mejeriet

Lund

Sweden

7/12 – 2007

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Pretty Maids 25 and Alive Show at Amager Bio Copenhagen Denmark 2007

January 31st, 2008
by Anders Sandvall

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Pretty Maids

25 and Alive Show

Amager Bio

Copenhagen

Denmark

6/12 – 2007

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Bonus Comic #1

January 30th, 2008
by EvilG

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Job For A Cowboy – Ravi Bhadriraju

January 29th, 2008
by Lord of the Wasteland

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Guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju

Interview by Lord of The Wasteland and Hanntu

Some Live Photos By Hanntu


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Alchemist – Vocalist/guitarist Adam Agius

January 28th, 2008
by EvilG

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Alchemist –
Vocalist/guitarist Adam Agius

Written by Simon Lukic

Transcribed by Mike ‘Fucking Hostile’ Holmes

Long regarded as one Of Australia’s most respect bands, Alchemist return to the scene with their new opus TRIPSIS. Combining a mix of Thrash and Progressive Metal with strong Psychedelic influences TRIPSIS continues to challenge and defy categorization. Vocalist/guitarist Adam Agius answered my questions. 

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GOTTHARD

January 28th, 2008
by EvilG

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Gotthard is a name still new to many despite the fact that they have had 11 number one albums in their homeland of Switzerland. Add 1 Diamond Award for 1 million albums sold in Switzerland, 1 Triple, 5 Double platinum and 5 Platinum to the list and it’s safe to say the band are a phenomenon. The last few years has seen the band set up a working relationship with Nuclear Blast Records – the latest effort being the very strong DOMINO EFFECT which should be blasting on radio’s all over the world right now. The fact that it isn’t is a crime and a good reason to hook up with guitarist Leo Leoni for an interview. Read on…

Written by Simon Lukic

Transcription by Mike ‘Fucking Hostile’ Holmes 

 

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#2 – The Family Ghost I

January 28th, 2008
by EvilG

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Annihilator – Jeff Waters

January 23rd, 2008
by EvilG

ANNIHILATOR – JEFF WATERS

Written by Simon Lukic

Transcription by Claudia

Live pics by Marko Syrjala

I’ve been an Annhilator fan since 1989, the day I purchased ALICE IN HELL. Throughout the many changes in both personal and style Jeff Waters has remained a constant source of inspiration and is to this day my favorite guitar player. With that said, I’ve been waiting a very long time to interview Jeff and my opportunity finally arrived with the release of Annihilator’s latest effort METAL. My expectations were high and they were easily met and then some with Jeff answering my questions with a lot of enthusiasm and honesty. I had a blast and I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I do. 

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#1 – In The News…

January 22nd, 2008
by EvilG
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Welcome to the first installment of our new comic series, Diamond In The Rough. A new comic will be posted every week or there abouts….so remember to check back often!

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