Band of the Day

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Band of the Day: This Deafening Whisper

Formed in 2011, managing just under 12,000 likes on facebook in the intervening three years, This Deafening Whisper are a band who cross a few genres. Based in Paris, they’re a further example of the great metal that France has to … read more


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Underground Metal Alliance goes international

From the chaps at UMA – news of a big jump for them… Underground Metal Alliance goes international! Founded in 2011 to support the Italian Underground scene, from this year on Underground Metal Alliance is going to extend the possibility … read more

Golden Oldies

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Golden Oldie: Poison – Open Up and Say… Ahh!

A quick name-change from “Oldie but Goldie” to the shorted “Golden Oldie” and the first under the new banner is a classic of glam rock. The reason I’ve plucked Poison‘s Open Up and Say… Ahh! out is after hearing a track or … read more

Gig Reviews

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“Gig” review – Rock of Ages, Glasgow King’s Theatre

OK, so it’s not a gig but it’s a musical and that music is rock. Plus, it was awesome, so it deserves a shout out. It’s on a current run at the Kings, and as far as I could see … read more

Classic Covers

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Classic Covers: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – Troldhaugen

Alestorm are a great band for many reasons, but one thing that puts them head and shoulders above most others is their support and promotion of the bands who open for them on tour. I’d say about half their current … read more


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Interview: Andrew W.K. – Glasgow Classic Grand

Who would pass up the chance to talk to the King of Party himself, Andrew W.K.? Not me, that’s for sure. Huge thanks to his management team back home and Blake, who was looking after things on the road (and … read more

Album Reviews

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Review: Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

Unlucky thirteen? Hard to believe that Cannibal Corpse are still at the forefront of the death metal scene after all these years, and are on the cusp of releasing their thirteenth album, A Skeletal Domain. However, read into the figures what … read more


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Warhorns festival – more bands announced

The UK’s leading folk/Viking/black metal festival, Warhorns, has announced four more bands for this year’s line-up. All four bands hail from the northern areas of England and represent the North’s metal scene exceedingly well. The four bands to be announced … read more