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Bloodstock Open Air 2014

August 29th, 2014

Bloodstock Open Air 2014

@ Catton Hall Derbyshire

7th- 10th August 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Michelle Murphy 

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock has become something of a staple holiday for many metal heads, with its fine selection of musical delights, the drinking until dawn, great company, dressing up and of course the bin jousting! What more could you want besides all of this?

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Bloody Hammers @ The Underworld, London

July 8th, 2014

Bloody Hammers

The Underworld, London, UK

8th June, 2014

Review by Caitlin Smith
Photos by Ashlinn Nash

It seems hard to turn anywhere on the London scene at the moment without bumping into a psychedelic or doom lineup playing one venue or another. Heading up the Underworld that night are Carolina based Bloody Hammers, bringing along with them a suitably dismal line up.

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Interview with The Bloody Hammers

July 8th, 2014

Interview with Anders Manga and Devallia
of the Bloody Hammers

Interview by Caitlin Smith
Photos by Ashlinn Nash

With the rise of doom metal and the occult on the scene at the moment, its no wonder that were starting to see such a plethora of bands emerging onto the UK scene. Another band stepping up to fill this title are US based Bloody Hammers. Heading over to tour the UK for the first time since their conception 2 years earlier, we caught up with Anders Manga and Devallia before their headlining show at the Underworld that evening.

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The Answer @ Sub 89 – Reading

March 18th, 2014

The Answer

@ Sub 89, Reading UK

9th March  2014

Review and Photography by Ashlinn Nash  

Sub 89 in Reading, the upstairs legendary venue that lives on the town’s high street is blessed with charm, intimacy and comfy sofas, plus the drinks are reasonably priced too. Along with a past collection of bands that would make most venues jealous; with the likes of Firewind, Towers of London, Sham 69, The Buzzcocks, The Haunted and Gary Numan just to name a few.

The Answer

The Answer

On with the show…Blackwolf [3.5/5] open this evening with their combination of hard rock, bluesy dreams tales and the element of sleaze you just fall in love with. Tonight playing new slick tracks from latest album “The hunt” they are energetic, powerful and graceful around the edges of pure pumping hard rock.

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

The Bristol based five piece’s Leading man Scott Sharp has a prowl, contained in the capsule of a contemporary voice with a vintage focus. A voice that sends the crowd on a narrative journey through a rock and roll time scape, with moments from their set, sounding not to de-similar to Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd along with elements of modern rock revival grunge too found with Black Stone Cherry and Alterbridge.

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

Whilst others later in the set take a new departure that focuses away from their influence and into their own musical styling’s for example “Moving Mountains” and “sea of Mercy” reflect a cooler rock persona from the band. The set is not without variants of crowd sing a longs with plenty of involvement.

BlackWolf

BlackWolf

As the band conclude their swish set it’s one that has left the crowd with an abundance of not only energetic feelings but also revitalised.

The Answer

The Answer

The answer, [5/5] the bold and lovely four piece arrive on stage to a crowd, who are pumped and ready to get another rock fix. They are not disappointed as Cormac Neeson, the proud to please front man takes on the roll of setting the pace for tonight with his blend of traditional stage moves that are familiar and similar to those of influence, all served up whilst delivering music with the tones of and emotions that harboured a unique take on recognition from the span rock music’s history, hits the stage.

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

The band now in full swing of their club UK tour, it’s great to be in a intimate setting such as this one. As the band work through songs like “new Horizon” from the same titled album [and latest release] , “speak now”, and “concrete” it becomes clear that the band have a strong artillery of sound slices to work with.With lyrics that seem inspired by camp fires, it’s a joyous sound to be witnessing, which in tonight’s venue is one of the best live sound mixed gigs I’ve ever been too. With plenty of banter, musical displays and fine rock and roll it’s hard not to love this band live.

The Answer

The Answer

 

After falling out of acquaintance with the band for two albums worth a AC/DC tour and many festival appearances. It’s lovely to see them back with new adventure fuelled music that gives you the sense of wonder to make you want to grab your mates and make a band .As they work their way through traditional drum and guitar solos, along with the odd harmonica too.The set of course is not without a Rory Gallagher cover of “Cradle Rock” which sends waves of sing alongs within the tiny venue, accompanied by a lot of harmonica based blues.

The Answer

The Answer

 

Ending the evening with “Preachin’ Cormac wove into the crowd and began to undertake in an almost punk-esque performance, by getting the crowd to get down on their hands and knees and start – a jump up and preach response to the song.

The Answer

The Answer

The Answer, are one of the grooviest exports from Ireland in the last few decades, with their soulful lyrics, party anthems to back them and a wildly electric live show that sent ripples of excitement amongst the crowd here tonight. It’s with great honour and privilege to have witnessed the true splendour their live performance had to offer.

The Answer Setlist:
New Horizon
Road Less Travelled
Trouble
Speak Now
Under the Sky
Concrete
Cradle Rock (Rory Gallagher cover)
Nowhere Freeway
Spectacular
Memphis Water
Come Follow Me
Encore:
Comfort Zone
Preachin’

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EVILE w/ Pythia & Wolf @ The Garage

November 8th, 2012

EVILE w/ Pythia & Wolf

@ The Garage

28th October 2012

Review by Lianne Alice

Photography by Ashlinn Nash



The day couldn’t have been any more miserable, freezing cold and raining, not to mention that it’s a Sunday night and transport was non-existent! But that was not going to dampen my mood, as I was on my way to a gig I had been waiting for, for a long time! I finally get to see Evile live!

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Interview

October 30th, 2012

Devin Townsend Interview

by Ashlinn Nash

Photos by Jo Blackened

Altercarnated Photography



Devin Townsend is a musician prized for his wizardry and creative integrity.

With a back catalogue ranging from the extreme metal influenced Strapping Young lad, to experimental craziness with his self release “Devlab”, right upto the soft and melancholic album “Ghost” . The variations from the Canadian, are somewhat of a creative collage, making Devin one of the most hard working and busiest musicians to date.

I managed to catch up with Devin in Century media’s London office for an exclusive face to face interview in time to question him about Epicloud and the upcoming projects as I tried to unravel the maze behind the magicians’ mind.

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SACRED MOTHER TONGUE INTERVIEW

September 26th, 2012

Sacred Mother Tongue Interview

http://www.sacredmothertongue.com/

10th September 2012

@ O2 Islington Academy II

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Andre Purvis



Sacred mother tongue have been a driving force in the metal scene since first inception in 2004, after a creative change of hands the band solidified a line-up in 2008 consisting of:

Darrin South (vocals), 

Andy James (Guitar),

Josh Gurner (Bass) and

Lee Newell (Drums).

The new line-up went on to create; Revenge Is Personal (2007) – EP, The Ruin of Man (2009)A Light Shines (2012) – EP and the upcoming album Out of the Darkness (2013). I caught up with Darrin and Andy to discuss the newly released EP as well as the new eagerly anticipated album. 

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