The weirdest metal band merchandise

Forget your tour t-shirts, badges, and patches; those things are for the marketing lightweights of the metal world. No, if a band really wants to cash in on their five minutes of fame, the only course is to stick the band name on any manner of weird merchandise. And while it’s not quite so common … Continue reading The weirdest metal band merchandise

2017 Crew Review: Ross Green – Music Editor

Whenever we hit this point of the year, I simultaneously love and loathe it. It’s great to revisit everything that happened in the last 12 months but at the same time, when I collate my lists of what I feel are the best albums and live shows, I always hate leaving something worthwhile off the … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Ross Green – Music Editor

Bloodstock Epiphone interviews – Twisted Sister / Mastodon

Epiphone are a fairly well known manufacturer when it comes to guitars and they were loitering around Bloodstock to accost some of the musicians who play their products. Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister and Brent Hinds of Mastodon are two of those guitarists, and both did some short interviews in the Epiphone bus. Check … Continue reading Bloodstock Epiphone interviews – Twisted Sister / Mastodon

Bloodstock 2016 – Saturday (Ross and James’s view)

Blowing the cobwebs away after Twisted Sister’s dominating performance, Black Ink Sun are Saturday’s opening band on the New Blood stage. They bring a massive sound loaded with grooves and it reminds me of Lamb of God to the point you could imagine Randy Blythe strutting across the stage. A band of that quality is … Continue reading Bloodstock 2016 – Saturday (Ross and James’s view)

Bloodstock 2016 – Saturday (Sean’s view)

Waking up on the second day of the festival after a day of great heavy metal was surprisingly energetic and not hungover (maybe it was for some though). After a nice morning cup of tea to prepare us for another day of metal, the Moshville crew got stuck in. First band of the day opening … Continue reading Bloodstock 2016 – Saturday (Sean’s view)