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Within Silence – guitarist and founder Richard Germanus

June 27th, 2015

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Within Silence: Guitarist and founder Richard Germanus

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview and for the promo pictures of the band. Additional promotional photos taken by: YD Photography, Shorty Profo.sk, 3Media Prodction

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Within Silence is a new power metal band from Slovakia led by guitarist and founder Richard Germanus. I had the pleasure to have a chat with Richard and I thought it was suitable to dig into the past of the band and also talk about their debut album GALLERY OF LIFE. That album was just released in Europe and the USA in May of this year. If you’re into bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarious, Hammerfall and Gamma Ray, then I’m pretty sure you’re going to like what you hear when you push play on GALLERY OF LIFE.

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Flotsam & Jetsam/Bliksem/Black Talon/Circle of Tyrants @ Stereo, Glasgow, 20th May 2015

June 10th, 2015

Never in Scotland, and 28 years in the making……………… a non festival UK Flotsam & Jetsam show!

It’s like a 4 leaf clover or getting change from a £20 note when you hand over a fiver, it just doesn’t happen that often, and in this case, its a very long time in the making!

Taking place in the vegan paradise of Stereo, its a bit of a strange venue, but given the number of music venues that are closing down in Glasgow in particular, beggars can’t be choosers!

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Hex Morbidity Interview

June 2nd, 2015

Hex Morbidity Interview

With Jarod Lawley

Interview & Photos by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

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ZEIT Interview with Fur (Guitar, Vocals)

May 13th, 2015

ZEIT Interview with Fur (Guitar, Vocals)

Interview by Edward Blackthorn

https://www.facebook.com/RumsDieZeit/

Fur – Guitar, Vocals
Win – Drums
Flakmann – BassZEIT.3

The three structures that breed life to ‘Zeit’; natives from Germany, are Görlitz/Chemnitz/Leipzig. Releasing their third creation (EP) entitled as “Trümmer”, meaning ‘Debris’ in English, in April. They now bring one more curious musical piece and explain to us their views and thoughts upon it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wicked Inquisition Interview with Nate Towle

May 7th, 2015

Wicked Inquisition Interview
with Vocalist/Guitarist Nate Towle

Interview by Jo Blackened

https://www.facebook.com/WickedInquisition

[INTERVIEW] Wicked Inquisition

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Steak Number Eight Interview with Brent Vanneste

April 24th, 2015

Steak Number Eight Interview

with Brent Vanneste

By Jo Blackened

23rd April 2015

http://www.steaknumbereight.com/

After arriving early at O2 Islington Academy, I was lucky enough to catch Steak Number Eight’s sound check and managed to have a quick chat with vocalist Brent before the guys opened up tonight’s Prong gig!

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In This Moment – with Chris Howorth

March 9th, 2015

Interview with Chris Howorth – In This Moment

https://www.facebook.com/officialinthismoment

Interview and Photography by Graham Hilling

Prior to their last gig of their first UK headline tour in London, Metal Rules caught up with lead guitarist and band co-founder Chris Howorth to talk about life, music, touring and what’s next for In This Moment….

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In This Moment – Chris Howorth

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Monster magnet plus guests @Electric Ballroom, London

March 5th, 2015

Monster Magnet plus guests
@Electirc ballroom,London

15th February 2015
Review by Ashlinn Nash

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The Electric ballroom is a house of musical delight within Camden’s entertainment hub. That not complete without beer stains, pretty good prices for London and a good bubbly atmosphere the night is set for a good time Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview with Divine Chaos

March 5th, 2015

DIVINE CHAOS Interview

@ The Underworld, Camden, London

20th February 2015

Interview by Jarod Lawley
Photos by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

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South England thrashers Divine Chaos were fortunate to be the only support band chosen to play before Sodom at The Underworld, and about an hour before they took to the stage to find out more about their songwriting, lyrical themes and views on short albums!

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Wolf interview with Simon Johansson

February 26th, 2015

Wolf interview with Guitarist Simon Johansson

@ The Underworld, Camden

February 2015 London
Interview by Rowena Lamb
Photos by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

Wolf interview with Simon Johansson

Wolf – Simon Johansson by Jo Blackened

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Wolf @ The Underworld, Camden

February 24th, 2015

Wolf
with Primitai and The Heretic Order

@ The Underworld, Camden

8 February 2015

Review by Rowena Lamb
Photographs by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

Wolf @ The Underworld, Camden

Wolf @ The Underworld, Camden

Having been a fan of Wolf since I first saw them at Bloodstock in 2009 I was more than ready for their return to the UK and one of my favourite London venues; The Underworld, Camden. With it’s dark, intensely close atmosphere it’s a terrific venue for high energy and engaging bands such as the ones on the bill that evening.

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Sister Sin – Drummer Dave Sundberg and Singer Liv Jagrell

December 30th, 2014

Drummer Dave Sundberg and singer Liv Jagrell – Sister Sin

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Rachel Rosenberg at Victory Records for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Victory Records for the promo pictures of the band

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Here’s a new interview with the Swedish metal band Sister Sin. They’ve just released a new album BLACK LOTUS earlier this year and its the bands 5th album. The band have raged on tour all over Europe but they did found time to do a interview with me and Metal-Rules.com. I spoke with the bands drummer Dave Sundberg and singer Liv Jagrell and here follows what they had to say about the new album, labels, future and the past. If you like metal with punk attitude, you have to check out this band right now.

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Alestorm [PirateFest 2014] Live review @Sub89 Reading 23/10/14

November 7th, 2014

PirateFest 2014
Alestorm and Guests

@Sub 89 Reading 23/10/2014

Photography By Graham Hilling

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Alestorm

Alestorm

The pirate crew re back on this stop of their swashbuckling journey they are in Reading’s prime venue Sub 89, famed for their wench at the ready tunes that make you want to crack out a bottle of rum in an instant, have three valiant support acts for tonight’s debauchery. Rainbowdragoneyes, Red Rum and Lagerstein and of course the evenings head line act Alestorm.

 

Without further ado it’s time for some merriment, first up are Rainbowdragoneyes [4/5] who on paper might sound like am audio disaster, but in reality are surprisingly infectious. Opening up with a dance-chip-core sound, the corpse painted one man band is met with a crowd who look almost anxious about the lack of fellow musicians on stage. His sound is somewhere between the soundtrack of fighting dragons with majestic 8-bit trumpets, stomping dance beats and topped off with death metal growls.

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Rainbowdragoneyes

It’s not long though before the slowly trickling in crowd start to enjoy the strange sound flavour before them. There is an aura of uncertainty around the frontman until he asks the crowd an obvious ice breaker “do you like video games” before proceeding with his 3D game boy antics.

Rainbowdragoneyes

Rainbowdragoneyes

With slices such as “the rift” which sounds like Nintendo dubstep and other notable wonders such as “Primordial ooze” which is not without some killer electronically created riffs. It would be fair to say that this band have a very old school sound to them, with childhood rekindling in every chord. A thoroughly enjoyable if not unexpected set from the American gamer.

Rainbowdragoneyes

Rainbowdragoneyes

Red Rum [3.5/5] are up next with a full band on board, it’s a visual re-adjustment for the crowd (which has filled out by quite a long way). With music that sits somewhere between Neoclassical Pirate Metal and fairy-tale land infused folk. The crowd lapped up the chance to interact with the band and show them their “claw/hook” instead of the traditional metal horns.

Red Rum

Red Rum

The six piece from the Midlands step up the pace with a heavy rendition of Lord of the Rings famed “Taking the hobbits to Isengard” among other delightful offerings that are as addictively danceable as they are drinkable too. It’s not long before the crowd are thrown by command into a tundra of excitement, whirling its way into a circle pit.

Red Rum

Red Rum

The bands bring with them rhythms that are drenched in a sound that is a combination of Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, and Eluviette influence.

Red Rum

Red Rum

It’s time to say bye to the plush pirates who needless to say may have felt a bit underdressed in compare to the crowd, which had finally filled out the venue completely and just in time for the gigs second to last act.

Red Rum

Red Rum

Lagerstein [4.5/5], the troupe who hail from Australian, have travelled across the seven seas to be here tonight. The outfit who are self-described as being formed in 2010 after a 12 Kings hangover and decided that there weren’t enough drinking bands out there so formed Lagerstein and did something about it!

Lagerstein

Lagerstein

The band don’t waste too much time with formalities as they get stuck in with the first guitar chords ringing out from band members “The Majestic Beast” and ” Neil Rummy Rackers”. They work in fruitful harmony and start off the bands musical journey packed with story- telling antics, which serve as the backdrop for the beer guzzling.

Lagerstein

Lagerstein

Highlights of the bands set included a swashbuckling cover of “I’m on boat” that gets everyone familiar with the lonely island masterpiece to sing along, after downing multiple beer bongs of course. Shared with one man band Rainbowdragoneyes and the evening’s headliners Alestorm it’s needless to say that the stage is pretty packed.

Lagerstein

Lagerstein

The excitement for Alestorm [4/5] has begun to boil as the band are about to kick off with an instrumental sea shanty followed by new found classic: “Walk the plank”. Which kicks off the “First annual Anglo-Irish pie rating festival 2014” according to the set list.

Alestorm

Alestorm

The ‘True Scottish Pirate Metal’ band were welcomed onstage by the packed out crowd. The band who are nearing the end of their nineteen day tour of the British Isles, most bands at this point would be faltering but the crew are roaring to go helped by a power punch of excitement in their bellies to add fire to the hearth.

Alestorm

Alestorm

Working their magic all over the intimate stage, Alestorm show their ability to play to a large and relatively small crowds. Displaying their calibre as musical geniuses and as theatrical master minds. With no stopping except for topping up the dosage of alcohol as the band continue onward on their high energy rampage.

Alestorm

Alestorm

The twenty strong set list has been one killer track after another, with the likes of “drink”, “Nancy the tavern wench”, “wooden leg” and of course the awesome “Wenches and Mead” .It’s fair to say that when final fun filled tracks “Captain Morgan’s revenge” and simply named “Rum” rung out the crowd wouldn’t have asked them to walk the plank in punishment.

Alestorm

Alestorm

The concert tonight has been a fine display of how an intimate stage can really bring out the most excitement in a crowd and the best in a band. Helped, naturally by lashings of beer, plenty of whirlpool worthy circle pits and more antics than a circus. It’s fair to say that Pirate fest 2014 in Reading has been a success.

Alestorm

Alestorm

The band’s latest release Sunset on the Golden age here

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Edguy with support act Freedom Call on Space Police World Tour 2014 – European leg 1 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden

October 25th, 2014

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Edguy – headline act
Space Police World Tour 2014 – European leg 1
Freedom Call – support act

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
21/9 – 2014

Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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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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