Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

France’s soirée of festival season is Hellfest, based in the sleepy town of Clisson, which lies half an hour from Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of the country, and this year is it’s 13th incarnation In the beginning, starting off more on the heavy side, it’s grown into one of the most … Continue reading Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

Roadburn 2018 adds more bands to the lineup

Roadburn, the ever-expanding, ever-mind-warping festival running from the 19th to the 22nd of April (Tilburg, Netherlands) has announced a tonne of new bands to fill up the schedule. When it was announced a few months back that Jacob Bannon of the infamous schizo-metalcore pioneers Converge, would be curating the main stage at the 013 venue on the 20th and Het Patronaat on the 21st, … Continue reading Roadburn 2018 adds more bands to the lineup

Crowbar – new album details

Crowbar will release their new full length album Symmetry in Black on May 26th! The crushing signature sound of Crowbar is at its peak on Symmetry in Black, the band's most diverse yet cohesive release. It was co-produced with fellow New Orleans resident Duane Simoneaux, who worked on Sever the Wicked Hand and mixed by Josh Wilbur, whose diverse credits … Continue reading Crowbar – new album details

Crowbar England/Scotland tour announced

Metal heavyweights (and that can be taken in several contexts, they are big bastards) Crowbar have announced a bevy of dates up and down Britain. Not sure when tickets go on sale, but I'd suspect fairly soon. Small venues so it may make sense to book early! 28.02.2014 Sound Control, Manchester, UK 01.03.2014 Corporation, Sheffield, UK … Continue reading Crowbar England/Scotland tour announced

Another two bite the dust…

Sad days. It's filtering through various grapevines that Joey Lacaze, drummer with EyeHateGod has died aged 42. I'm seeing lots of uses of "reportedly", but it's not been denied by the band so I'm thinking that it's most likely true. Secondly and slightly out of date as I think this was announced a couple of … Continue reading Another two bite the dust…