Alexi Laiho tribute video posted by members of Immortal Guardian, Helion Prime, Oceans of Slumber

The metal world was shocked and saddened earlier this week by the news of the passing of metal guitar legend, Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho. As one of the most influential guitarists of his generation, the loss of his unquestionable impact is felt around the globe by metal musicians who he inspired. Members of Immortal … Continue reading Alexi Laiho tribute video posted by members of Immortal Guardian, Helion Prime, Oceans of Slumber

Gig Review: Swallow The Sun / Oceans of Slumber / Aeonian Sorrow – The Underworld (6th May 2019)

Swallow The Sun recently released their new album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light to some pretty impressive reviews from both fans and the media alike. To celebrate the release, the band toured the US with Children of Bodom and Wolfheart, and began a tour through Europe with label mates Oceans of Slumber and … Continue reading Gig Review: Swallow The Sun / Oceans of Slumber / Aeonian Sorrow – The Underworld (6th May 2019)

Gig Review: Epica / Myrkur / Oceans of Slumber, O2 Forum Kentish Town (13 April 2018)

Dutch symphonic metal titans Epica brought their epic (pun intended) live show to the O2 Forum in Kentish Town in the last their six-date UK tour in support of their latest EP The Solace System. The queue snaked around the venue as fans eagerly awaited a night of metal. Opening the show were Texan progressive … Continue reading Gig Review: Epica / Myrkur / Oceans of Slumber, O2 Forum Kentish Town (13 April 2018)

Album Review: Oceans of Slumber – The Banished Heart

This is going to be an attempt at a vaguely experimental type of review - no references to songs or other bands! Aside from the possibility that this may end up being massively annoying to you lovely readers, is it even possible nowadays to write about an album, potentially for an audience that may not … Continue reading Album Review: Oceans of Slumber – The Banished Heart

Video Roundup: Alice Cooper, Table Scraps, Hey Gigantic, Edenthorn, Fleurety, Oceans Of Slumber

As with every Friday, we suffered a sudden deluge of video loveliness at the last minute so I'm ensuring we get a handful out tonight before we play catchup over the weekend... Alice Cooper - "The Sound Of A" "The Sound of A" has a special meaning; it is in fact the first song that … Continue reading Video Roundup: Alice Cooper, Table Scraps, Hey Gigantic, Edenthorn, Fleurety, Oceans Of Slumber

Thursday Video Roundup: Formicarius, The Vigil, Oceans of Slumber, SIBIIR

Watching Arrow, ploughing through email box, picking today's lucky four... Formicarius - "Lake Of The Dead" Following on from the exciting news of the return of Music For Nations' Speed Kills series, is a video from one of the acts featuring on the new Volume VII. Speed Kills VII will feature exclusively British bands, highlighting the … Continue reading Thursday Video Roundup: Formicarius, The Vigil, Oceans of Slumber, SIBIIR