Album Review: Conan Blood Eagle

Conan Blood Eagle Review

I think it's the vocals. The vocals and the drums. The vocals, the drums and the guitar tone. But really, it's the vocals. Doom metal, like grindcore, is an inherently restrictive genre and the question is always: what distinguishes this band from another? And, on this album, Conan have found that elusive set of criteria.

The foundation stone, the building block are those astonishing dual vocals (Jon Davis/Phil Coumbe) developed since 'Horseback Battlehammer'- calling out from beyond the mountains, from below the oceans, echoing through the arctic tundra and the searing African...

By | February 20th, 2014|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Win free tickets to Incineration Festival with Taake, Anaal Nathrakh and more

Incineration Festival 2014

Incineration Festival takes place Saturday 10th May 2014 at The Garage in Highbury, London.  The 1 day festival sees Taake head back over to our shores, and Anaal Nathrakh head back down south along with UK debut live performances from Carach Angren and Nargaroth.  They join Malignancy, Aeternus, Amputated, Unfathomable Ruination, Slegest, De Profundis, Eastern Front, Noctem, Regurgitate Life, Primitive Graven Image and Premature Birth for what is sure to be one exhausting but AMAZING day of music.

The organisers are giving 2 tickets worth £25 each and all you have to do is...

By | February 18th, 2014|Competitions|0 Comments

Onslaught July 2014 UK tour

Onslaught VI

UK thrash veterans Onslaught are set for a July 2014 headline tour with 6 dates across the UK.  The band were also recently announced as the headliners for day 3 of 'Kin Hell Fest which takes place at Vox in Leeds over the May bank holiday weekend joining the likes of Napalm Death, Massacre, Anaal Nathrakh and many more.  The bands headline tour takes place between 16th and 21st July 2014 and the dates are as follows:

16th July 2014 - O2 Academy 2, Newcastle

17th July 2014 - O2 ABC, Glasgow

18th July 2014...

By | February 18th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

A Storm of Light European tour 2014

A Storm of Light european tour 2014

A Storm of Light have announced a string of European dates which will see them finishing the tour with a few UK dates at the beginning of May.  The New York based quartet were formed in 2008 by bassist Dominic Seita and former Neurosis and Red Sparrowes member Josh Graham.  They will be joined by Swansea's finest, Hark, and also Mustard Gas and Roses (MGR), the ambient solo project created by Mike Gallagher of ISIS.  They play the following dates...

By | February 11th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

Boris and Weedeater added to Desertfest 2014 lineup

Weedeater Roadburn

Desertfest have continued the announcements for the 2014 lineup adding the experimental Japanese act Boris as headliners for the Electric Ballroom on the Sunday and Weedeater as the main support to headliners Kvelertak on the Saturday night.   Boris hail from Tokyo and have gone through pretty much every genre known to man over the years since their inception in 1992 releasing...

By | February 9th, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Bast Spectres Review

Bast spectres review

This album could only have come out in the here and now. With metals black, heavy and, especially DOOM melded and spliced together in such bravura fashion, Bast have created something that inches the boundaries of Metal ever further.

Vocals shriek from icy wastelands and bellow across vast plains, guitars ooze, ripple and gallop like warm tar, icicles and majestic steeds while the rhythm section is both crisp and...

By | February 6th, 2014|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Damnation Festival 2014 announce Bolt Thrower to headline

Damnation festival 2014 Bolt Thrower

As mentioned on our facebook page earlier today Bolt Thrower have been announced as the headliners for Damnation Festival 2014 taking place at Leeds University Union on 1st November 2014.  

Vocalist Karl Willetts said: "Well, we always knew if we were ever going to play a festival in the UK, it would be Damnation Festival; as we've only heard good things about it from mates who've been, and other bands who've played it." 

"So we’re chuffed our only UK show of 2014 - and the foreseeable future - will be Damnation’s 10th Anniversary Bash… Grind on.”

This year marks the 10th anniversary...

By | February 3rd, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Iron Kingdom add UK dates to European tour

Iron Kingdom

Canadian trad Heavy Metal band Iron Kingdom are heading to Europe for a string of festival dates and will be popping briefly onto our shores in May 2014.  Their self released second album "Gates Of Eternity" came out in April last year scoring 9/10 from Rock Hard (Germany) who said it "could prove to be one of the most important discoveries in 2013 for US metal lovers".  It has recently been released on tape by Tridroid Records.

They will be supported on the tour by our very own Hundred who have just released their debut album "The Forest Kingdom Part 1" scoring an...

By | February 2nd, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Winter Warmer with Palehorse and Necro Deathmort

when planets collide 2014

It's just one week to go until the first When Planets Collide show of 2014.  The "Winter Warmer Weekender 2014" takes place at The Windmill in Brixton next weekend headlined by 2 bassist sludgy power violence noise bastards Palehorse on the Saturday and Sunday will see a headline slot by murkier than you electronic doom hey look it's a new genre can't be pigeonholed, Necro Deathmort.  Yep we went there.

Tickets are priced...

By | February 1st, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Neurosis add Leeds date to 2014 UK trip

Neurosis May 2014 UK

Oakland based genre creating earth shifters Neurosis have announced a date on 4th May in Leeds in addition to their appearance at the first edition of Temples Festival.  Now correct me if I am wrong here, but I think this might be their first date North of London since 1997 when they supported Entombed with Breach.  It's been a long time overdue!!  The date is at Leeds met university and tickets are available here with support to be announced soon. Keep an eye on the event page here and we'll update it as soon as the support is announced.

Just in case you've been stuck in a cave the last few months Neurosis...


 

By | February 1st, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments