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?
Tonight we faced the cold outside and made our way to Camden Barfly in North London, to see Cauldron, and the evening is looking to be all about headbanging, drinking beer and traditional heavy metal as we know it. It’s about as good as Wednesday night can get! Read the rest of this entry »
Just a few hours before Cauldron take to the stage at Camden Barfly tonight to kick off their European tour, we sit down and have a chat about their new album Tomorrow’s Lost, touring, their favourite music and just a little bit about how they will be spending Christmas.
One of the most anticipated tours of the year rolled into town as Anthrax and Motorhead make an appearance to O2 Academy Brixton to play a sold-out show. There have been talks previous to tonight about how ‘No Rock, Metal music fan can miss tonight’s performance’! Have been circulating since April and created a mass-excitement in the world heavy metal.
So we were sure not to miss tonight and to experience the loudest Rock’n’Roll show of the year and damage our hearing without a care in the world! Read the rest of this entry »
Hailed as ‘arguably one of the most popular American thrash groups of all time’, seasoned fireball Testament have plenty of hell-raising on their hands.
After the release of tenth studio album ‘Dark Roots of Earth’, they’re hitting the capital with a vengeance tonight – the first time I’ll have witnessed them since they annihilated Bloodstock Open Air back in August!
London fans have been waiting in anticipation for weeks, and judging by ticket-holders shivering in masses outside, it looks set to be a veteran guest-list: Kreator tees, thrash cuts and thinning barnets confirming Testament’s unwavering fan-base who, you can bet your life, queued with as much fervour in ’89 as they do in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
If the power of the deep compels you, extreme metal sensation Gojira should be at the top of your playlist. The quintet are storming London’s KoKo tonight, on the back of 2012’s release, L’Enfant Sauvage.
Much like fellow symphonic metallers Nightwish, Xandria have faced front-woman dramas in recent years, the product of which is latest album Neverworld’s End and a switch to a more operatic style, which is hard to miss!
Whether you think of Sabaton as pioneers of modern power metal or a bunch of self-confessed ‘Village People in combats’, the fact is, they’re bloody good fun. Flying high with 2012’s Carolus Rex after a renowned post-recording line-up change, the belligerent Swedes are hitting the HMV Forum tonight in force – and from what I’ve heard, in FLAMES… Read the rest of this entry »
Before their performance supporting Kamelot @ London’s HMV Forum we managed to catch up with Marco Heubaum and Manuela Kraller from the German symphonic metallers Xandria, to discuss their creation process behind latest album ‘Neverworld’s End’ and their eventful and lengthy hunt for a new vocalist, aswell as their love of Newcastle Brown ale….
When corpse paint, fake blood and gruesome fancy-dress come up in conversation, two things spring to mind: the set of a Watain gig, or Halloween. But it’s the time of year for the latter, and horn-wielding giants Metal Hammer are throwing all this and more at a sonic carnival of celebration! Read the rest of this entry »
Arriving at Wembley Park station with the American Football event at the stadium just next door is not something I would like to happen again: walking against the flow of thousand and thousand of sport fans leaving the 90,000 seats capacity of the stadium is quite an experience!
Tonight was the night for 2012: sold out DEVIN TOWNSEND’s Retinal Circus show!
Tonight is a one-off, career-spanning cabaret, and his most spectacular show to date, with the event being filmed for a DVD, aswell as being streamed live online…and I’m joining the ranks to see what hullabaloo awaits Chalk Farm tonight! Read the rest of this entry »
Before seeing the awesome thrash metal legends Overkill live at London’s 02 Islington Academy tonight, we had the pleasure of speaking to the direct support act of the night ‘3 Inches Of Blood’ and sat down for a brief moment with Shane Clarke, to talk all things Metal from the Old School to the now and even a little bit about Hellraiser too, whilst a long line of other enthusiastic interviewers queued behind us.