Band of the Day

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Band of the Day: Smash Hit Combo

Smash Hit Combo are a wonderfully-named “gamer metal” group from Alsace in France. Their members have a variety of musical backgrounds – rap, hip-hop and thrash – but their sound is very much a metal one. What draws them together, … read more

News

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91 All Stars – new single out today

French hardcore act 91 All Stars release “Omniscience” today, from the forthcoming album Retour vers la Lumière. It’s one hell of a brutal three and three-quarter minutes! 91 All Stars: facebook read more

Golden Oldies

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Golden Oldie: Sodom – Get What You Deserve

 It might not be that apparent, if at all, on the Moshville website but for those who know me it’s no secret that I am a Sodomaniac. Nope, I’m not particularly a fan of insane buggery (well, maybe not the … read more

Gig Reviews

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Download Festival in Review: Saturday

It’s slightly overcast in Donington this morning. People are groggy, working off a hangover and trying to re-energise after Slipknot. And a great way to work up some energy is The Lounge Kittens. As superb as when I saw them … read more

Classic Covers

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Classic Covers: Flotsam and Jetsam – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

In about a month’s time Arizona thrash legends Flotsam and Jetsam will be coming to Glasgow Town and I can’t wait. I’ve been listening to their first two classic albums Doomsday for the Deceiver and No Place for Disgrace almost … read more

Interviews

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Interview: Pteroglyph

Pteroglyph rocked the second stage at Wildfire last weekend and vocalist/guitarist/drummer/actually-everything Jimmy MacGregor took a few minutes to answer our quickfire interview questions. You can find our full gallery of photos from their set over on Flickr. How did you … read more

Album Reviews

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Quick Review: Minority Sound – Drowner’s Dance

Electronic influenced metal is one of those titles which can be applied to a lot of bands. Some of those bands range from having just a backing synth to having almost the entire instrumentation made up of synths. This band … read more

Tours

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Fear Factory announce “Demanufacture” 20th anniversary Euro-tour

The Glasgow date is two days before my birthday, so that’s my present sorted… Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are proud to announce they will be touring the UK and Ireland in celebration of the 20th anniversary … read more

Features

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: (L-R) Musicians Matt Skiba, Derek Grant and Dan Andriano of the band Alkaline Trio pose after performing onstage at the 98.7FM Penthouse at The Historic Hollywood Tower on April 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Alkaline Trio: A Chicago Success Story

Alkaline Trio’s prominence in the modern wave punk scene is unblemished. They’re an act that have cemented their status as a true institution, travelling with their instruments through the blustery state of change. Change happens a lot in the music … read more