Advent 2020 Day 12: Fury & Dakesis – “I Believe in Father Christmas” (via Greg Lake)

Today's (late!) post is a little bit different as you can't hear the song yet... but the video is due to be premiered at 2pm tomorrow, December 13th, so you have plenty of time to free up your afternoon! Dakesis and Fury have released their annual Christmas collaboration single and video, and this year it’s … Continue reading Advent 2020 Day 12: Fury & Dakesis – “I Believe in Father Christmas” (via Greg Lake)

Dakesis announce new album

UK Progressive metal stalwarts Dakesis have announced that the title of their new album will be ‘Fractures’, and will be released worldwide on March 28th 2020 via the band’s own label CapsaArx Records.  They will celebrate the release with a grand launch show at the iconic Asylum venue in the hometown of not only the … Continue reading Dakesis announce new album

Live Band Profile – Badgerfest 2019

October 18th at the Bread Shed in Manchester will see Badgerfest in all its glory with twenty-two bands over two days for little more than £20. That's approximately £1 per band and with a sterling line up on show, you will not see a better bargain anywhere. Badgerfest is the idea of one man, namely … Continue reading Live Band Profile – Badgerfest 2019

Festival Review: Power Metal Quest Fest – The Asylum, Birmingham (18th September 2019)

On Saturday I headed to The Asylum in Birmingham for Power Metal Quest Fest - an ever-expanding all-day festival celebrating some of the finest power, prog, viking and battle-infused heavy metal that the scene has to offer. After arriving from London and checking into my hotel, I headed straight to the venue, arriving with just … Continue reading Festival Review: Power Metal Quest Fest – The Asylum, Birmingham (18th September 2019)

Advent 2018 Day 22: Dakesis & Fury – Fairytale of New York

Two bands who've toured together in the past and obviously got on well enough to record a song and a video together! Combining both bands' talents, along with those of the City of Birmingham Brass Band, here are Dakesis and Fury with a quality rendition of a genuine classic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIRKUydRGcg

Gig Review: HRH Metal Festival, Birmingham DAY TWO (18th February 2018)

After a full-on day of metal yesterday the mood at the beginning of day two was unsurprisingly a little sedate and I spotted a few people catching forty-winks in various dark corners of the main room before the bands started... but for every fragile-looking corner-lurker there was someone else valiantly attempting to make a start … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Metal Festival, Birmingham DAY TWO (18th February 2018)