With many classics and popular bands to look forward to at Bloodstock this year, we must remember all the most successful of bands started off as new blood at one point or another. And with the Hobgoblin New Blood stage’s line up now complete, Metal Rules have compiled five bands we think are worth checking out over the weekend.
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Exodus+ Lost Society +Striker
@ The Underworld, London
March 5th, 2016
Review by Ann Sulaiman
Photos by Inty Malcolm
31 years since the release of debut album “Bonded by Blood” and Bay Area legends Exodus hit the road with a European and UK tour to mark the occasion.
Carrying Lost Society and Striker in tow, they paid a visit to The Underworld in London (admittedly one of their favourite spots to play, according to frontman Steve “Zetro”) for what was to be a consistently crazy night of crowdsurfing and moshing for all to enjoy.
Interview with Michael Gilbert & Jason Bittner
Flotsam & Jetsam in Glasgow
Interview by Gavin Lowrey
Members: Eric ‘AK’ Knutson – vocals, Steve Conley – guitar, Michael Gilbert – guitar, Jason Bittner – drums ,Michael Spencer – bass
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!
Prong with HARK & Steak Number Eight
O2 Islington Academy
23rd April 2015
Review & Videos by Jo Blackened
Photography by Inty Malcolm
Tonight saw the return of Prong; the American industrial/thrash metal band, which was formed back in 1986 by guitarist and vocalist Tommy Victor to our UK shores and after announcing their cover album earlier this year, it was clear these guys were as excited to be here as we was to see them!
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Sodom + Divine Chaos
The Underworld, Camden, London
20th February 2015
Review by Jarod Lawley
Photos & Videos by Jo Blackened
The name “Sodom” has been on every Londoner’s lips as the anticipation has been rising and building for the coming of the thrashing masters, who are now into the third decade of the career.
DIVINE CHAOS Interview
@ The Underworld, Camden, London
20th February 2015
Interview by Jarod Lawley
Photos by Jo Blackened
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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with Primitai and The Heretic Order
@ The Underworld, Camden
8 February 2015
Review by Rowena Lamb
Photographs by Jo Blackened
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.
Guitarist John Ricci from Exciter
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for making the interview possible.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing promo pictures of the band.
A while back I got the opportunity to talk to the guitarist John Ricci from the legendary Canadian act Exciter. Exciter’s new studio album is called DEATH MACHINE and was released late last year, so to talk about that album was a given. Besides that, we also handled issues like band-members and the past present and the future for the band. Take a look at what Mr Ricci had to say.
Interview With Vocalist Pat Vigil
Interview By Lord of The Wasteland
Watch Them Die’s new CD, BASTARD SON, hit me like a ton of bricks upon first listen. Not only is the Oakland-based band pulverizing in its intensity and outright brutality, but the thrash-influenced riffs of Greg Valencia and ferocious vocals of Pat Vigil tore me a new one. With every other new CD released these days seeming to be a metalcore hackfest, it was refreshing to hear an American band flip off the norm and go right for the jugular.
Pat Vigil took the time to answer a few questions about the new album, their just-completed tour with Exodus and 3 Inches of Blood, being on the road with GWAR and how the combination of Black Metal, punk, hardcore and Bay Area thrash bands shaped the ass-kicking sound of Watch Them Die…