Band of the Day: Ascaris

Like a lot of people, the first time I encountered Ascaris was as part of the recent Svart Crown tour. Iindeed, they gave me some of their time for a very enjoyable interview. And a copy of their EP which is formally released on March 24th. There's not a lot to tell about Ascaris as … Continue reading Band of the Day: Ascaris

Oldie But Goldie: Megadeth – Rust In Peace

Yeah, OK. So maybe this one a pretty obvious album to list as a classic, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth now and I'm sure there is a younger generation out there who might have missed it. And what an album to be missing out on. Before Megadeth became yet another hard … Continue reading Oldie But Goldie: Megadeth – Rust In Peace

Band of the Day: Echoes

The word "Winchester" has come up on these pages before, mainly in relation to former New Band of the Day Winchester Rebels. This time, though, it's the home of Echoes. They are a five piece formed in 2010, playing progressive post-hardcore. They manage to blend the harsh and blunt style of hardcore anger and angst … Continue reading Band of the Day: Echoes

Svart Crown – interview with JB

My first encounter with Svart Crown was on last year's Nile/Ex Deo tour when this new (to me) French band impressed with their ability to take a lukewarm crowd and get them fired up. This time, I got to chat to founder/guitarist/vocalist JB - although I didn't get to see them play as I had … Continue reading Svart Crown – interview with JB

Band of the Day: Calico Jack

The first band in ages that I've included after finding them randomly, Calico Jack are from Milan/Milano and - in case you can't guess from the name and logo - play pirate-laden folk metal. Their sound is somewhat rougher than (the obvious comparison) Alestorm, and their chosen "non-traditional metal" instrument is the fiddle, which is used … Continue reading Band of the Day: Calico Jack

Chain of Dogs release new compilation

Netherlandic Thrash / Folk metal sextet Chain of Dogs have teamed up once again with the German Metal label Witches Brew to release a compilation of some of their past works all on one CD. The compilation entitled "Burning Bridges In A World Of Death - De Ep's en nog get mieë" was released on February … Continue reading Chain of Dogs release new compilation