2020 Crew Review: Iain “Mosh” Purdie – Editor in Chief/Grand Poobah

OK, then so it's time to draft some words about 2020 and try to make out that it's not been a cataclysmic shitstorm caused mainly by political ineptitude and a hyperactive microorganism. But I can't. Because it was. So I won't. Instead I'll focus mainly on the music side of things, which is surprisingly limited … Continue reading 2020 Crew Review: Iain “Mosh” Purdie – Editor in Chief/Grand Poobah

Album Review: Skálmöld – 10 Year Anniversary Live In Reykjavík

Update: album release pushed back to October 23rd, 2020 There are shows you wish you could have been at, and often you don't find out about them until after the date - or they're just too far away. Skálmöld's three-dates run at the Gamla Bíó, Reykjavík falls into both categories so I was very excited … Continue reading Album Review: Skálmöld – 10 Year Anniversary Live In Reykjavík

Skálmöld to release anniversary celebration album in October

Viking Metal ice giants Skálmöld will release their new live album, 10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavík, on September 25 October 23, 2020 via Napalm Records. The album was recorded during their three consecutive sold-out shows at the Gamla Bíó, Reykjavík, Iceland and it transports the mythical atmosphere directly into the listener’s home. Skálmöld … Continue reading Skálmöld to release anniversary celebration album in October

2018 Crew Review: Jim Costin – Senior Editor

Is it really the end of 2018? This year has gone far too quickly for me and has been a little more challenging than others. Real life duties have sadly kept me from doing as much with the site but hopefully that will change soon. There have been some amazing shows I have been to … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: Jim Costin – Senior Editor

Album Review: Skálmöld – Sorgir

Here's one I've been looking forward to - bearers of Icelandic epics, Skálmöld. As ever, we have raw, melodic Viking metal. As ever, we have a conceptual take. As ever, we have a brilliant, brilliant album. The album title translates as "Sorrows" and it's divided into two halves. The first, "Sagnir" (tales) tells us four stories about … Continue reading Album Review: Skálmöld – Sorgir

Gig Review: Omnium Gatherum / Skálmöld / Stam1na – Rebellion, Manchester (27th April 2018)

It feels like it has been far too long since a package like this one has come to the UK. Indeed, it has been around 3 years since both OG and Skálmöld last played in the UK (outside London) and they decided to bring along Stam1na for the party. With this tour being the continuation of … Continue reading Gig Review: Omnium Gatherum / Skálmöld / Stam1na – Rebellion, Manchester (27th April 2018)