Relapse announce 180 track FREE sampler for 25th anniversary

25 years of relapse

Wow talk about a serious gift, it's the 25th anniversary of Relapse Records this year and to celebrate they are giving away a free 180 (!!) track download on their bandcamp. The sampler includes 1 track from almost every artist that has released an EP or full length since the label started back in 1990.  Over the last 25 years Relapse have provided some classic albums including personal favourites like Dying Fetus "Destroy The Opposition", Neurosis "Through Silver In Blood" and Pig...

By | February 17th, 2015|Featured Bands|0 Comments

Pallbearer announce 2015 UK club dates

Pallbearer London 2015

Pallbearer have announced a few club dates to follow their return to the UK for their appearance on 31st May 2015 at this year's Temples Festival.  The Arkansas based doom act will play the Sunday at Temples Festival which is being headlined by Earth along with the likes of Monarch, Voivod, Goatwhore and many more. Following their appearance at Temples they play the following headline club shows:

1st June 2015 - Broadcast, Glasgow

2nd June 2015...

By | February 14th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Enslaved and Grand Magus co-headline UK tour 2015

Enslaved Grand Magus UK tour 2015

Enslaved and Grand Magus have announced a co-headline tour for September 2015 with 6 dates announced.

Dates are as follows:


23rd Sept 2015 Marble Factory, Bristol TICKETS - 

24th Sept 2015 2 Islington Academy, London TICKETS

25th Sept 2015 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton TICKETS

26th Sept 2015...

By | February 13th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Dir En Grey announce two exclusive London shows

Dir EN Grey uk tour 2015

Dir En Grey will return to the UK this May to play 2 shows at the OS Academy Islington on the 23rd and 24th May 2015.  This will be the first time the Japanese avant-garde metallers have hit our shores since the release of their "Arche" album which came out last year.  The band are the only...

By | February 10th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Queensryche announce 2015 UK dates with Death Angel

Queensryche 2015 uk tour

Seattle based Queensryche are heading over to Europe for a string of festivals dates and have announced some headline shows including 3 in the UK.  The band will play:

5th Aug 2015 Marble Factory, Bristol

6th Aug 2015...

By | February 10th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Broken Hope announce UK dates with Internal Bleeding

Broken Hope European Tour 2015

Hell YES!! Chicago death metal legends Broken Hope are heading over to the UK with Internal Bleeding.  Dates are as follows:

21st Apriil 2015 Nambucca, London (with Internal Bleeding, Unfathomable Ruination, and Amputated)

22nd April 2015 Audio, Glasgow

23rd April 2015 Decades, Weston Super Mare

Tickets for the London show are available now here, we'll post...

 

By | February 10th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Winterfylleth announce headline London show

Winterfylleth Black heart london 2015

Having only just played London supporting the mighty Primordial, Winterfylleth have announced a headline show in the capital but this one's a bit special. Taking place at The Black Heart in Camden, the venue is tiny, i'd estimate 140(?) people max . Not only is the venue tiny they've got The King Is Blind supporting and tickets are a mere £8.25. If you're not familiar with this UK act of Monolithic Metal then check them out below. If you want to go i'd get on this one fast as it'll sell out fast. Winterfylleth are coming off a cracking year in 2014 having released the sublime "The Divination of Antiquity" so it's questionable just how much longer you'll have chance to see them in such an intimate setting.

Get your tickets here.

 

By | February 9th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Callisto Secret Youth Review

Callisto Secret Youth Review

Callisto return with their fifth LP, Secret Youth and while this still has a lot of Callisto's dark, progressive and distinctive sound, it's a little more stripped back. Gone are some of the more sombre jazz like sections found on Noir and Providence.

"Pale Pretender" opens the album with a dark and atmospheric riff. Jani Ala-Hukkala's almost Mike Patton-esque crooning leads the song toward a soaring chorus. While this may not be as heavy as Noir or True Nature Unfolds, this track is brimming with...

 

By | February 5th, 2015|CD Reviews|0 Comments