2017 Crew Review: Max Southall, News Editor

I love going to gigs, reviewing music and interviewing bands all year round but perhaps my favourite part of doing all this is putting together the end of year review and the hours of thought and drafting that went into it makes me just as excited for next year. I kinda went off on this … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Max Southall, News Editor

2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

As is customary at this time of year, we like to put together a “year in review” from the perspective of each team member, or at least as many of the crew as we can. This time around it’s the year from the point of view of our Senior Editor/Accreditation Editor –  James Costin… It’s … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

Bloodstock Day 2: “Ghosts, Ghouls and enemies of God”

Day two dawned upon the moistened ground that today would play host to a whole host of different genres within the hard rock and metal scene. Combine that with some of the best touring bands in existence then you've got the recipe for a good day. Today kicked off with Ward XVI on the New Blood … Continue reading Bloodstock Day 2: “Ghosts, Ghouls and enemies of God”

Interview: Sami Yli-Sirnio of Kreator and Barren Earth

A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to have chat with the rather interesting fellow that is Sami from Barren Earth and, more famously, Kreator. Having an almost Willy Wonka style look and being just as wacky, we sat down inside the bus to have a discussion on melody, the new album and … Continue reading Interview: Sami Yli-Sirnio of Kreator and Barren Earth

Kreator / Sepultura / Soilwork / Aborted – Manchester Academy (28th February 2017)

Whilst Manchester can effectively be considered home turf for me, I've never actually been to a concert there. Whether that's due to there being a dire train situation for returning home post gig or that London can sometimes be easier to get to, is hard to say. That being said, it's not too far away … Continue reading Kreator / Sepultura / Soilwork / Aborted – Manchester Academy (28th February 2017)

Bloodstock announce more bands for this years lineup…

The premier metal festival in the UK, Bloodstock Festival, have today just announced four more bands for this year's August event. Still no third headliner, yet, so the excitement can continue to build... First up, Teutonic thrash titans Kreator have been announced as the special guests on the Saturday at the festival. Having just wrapped … Continue reading Bloodstock announce more bands for this years lineup…