Video Roundup: Amaranthe / Beyond The Styx / Athemon / Horns / Hyperia / Crystal Viper

It's pushing the end of the week. Have six new audio/video treats to get you there... Amaranthe After recently delivering the official anthem for the Swedish team at the international e-sports world championship, Amaranthe now follow up with level two and have unveiled a music video for their latest single "PvP". Directed by none other … Continue reading Video Roundup: Amaranthe / Beyond The Styx / Athemon / Horns / Hyperia / Crystal Viper

2020 Crew Review: Iain “Mosh” Purdie – Editor in Chief/Grand Poobah

OK, then so it's time to draft some words about 2020 and try to make out that it's not been a cataclysmic shitstorm caused mainly by political ineptitude and a hyperactive microorganism. But I can't. Because it was. So I won't. Instead I'll focus mainly on the music side of things, which is surprisingly limited … Continue reading 2020 Crew Review: Iain “Mosh” Purdie – Editor in Chief/Grand Poobah

2020 Crew Review: Katie Frost – Photo Editor

I don’t need to go into what an unbelievable shit-storm this year has been for everyone, so I will just get straight on with mentioning some of the positive things that have got me through. Favourite Albums: Trivium - What The Dead Men Say Sólstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love Mountain Caller - Chronicle I: … Continue reading 2020 Crew Review: Katie Frost – Photo Editor

Album Review: Amaranthe – Manifest

I've encountered Amaranthe a couple of times - supporting Powerwolf last year and more recently with Sabaton in London - and each time they've bent my ear just a little bit more. Over recent weeks Spotify has been including them in some random playlists and I've started to appreciate their sound a little more. It's … Continue reading Album Review: Amaranthe – Manifest

Gig Review: Sabaton / Apocalyptica / Amaranthe – Wembley Arena, London (8th February 2020)

It's been 21 years since Sabaton formed, and around 13 since their first headline dates in the UK where they did pretty well to fill 200-capacity venues. Tonight was their first arena show on British soil and - bloody hell - they only managed to sell it out! With support from fellow Swedes Amaranthe and … Continue reading Gig Review: Sabaton / Apocalyptica / Amaranthe – Wembley Arena, London (8th February 2020)

Gig Review: Babymetal / Amaranthe / Sleep Token – Brixton Academy, London (2nd July 2019)

On Tuesday night Japanese kawaii metal band Babymetal played their first UK headline show since 2016, at Brixton Academy in London. I saw Babymetal play Download Festival in 2016 but from very far away since it was raining heavily, so I was interested to see them live again in a much nicer and more intimate … Continue reading Gig Review: Babymetal / Amaranthe / Sleep Token – Brixton Academy, London (2nd July 2019)