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In under 2 weeks time Bolt Thrower are playing Leeds. BOLT THROWWWWEEEERRRRRR. Apparently some other bands are playing but personally I'd pay £36 to see Bolt Thrower any day of the week, no support required. Seriously why has Damnation not sold out already, shame on you UK! Let's face it if you don't like Bolt Thrower you are false. In 10 years time you're gonna look back and wonder why on earth you liked Black Veil Brides and why the hell you didn't go and see Bolt Thrower? In the first of our Damnation previews we will run down all the awesome bands that are playing on the Main Stage, you should know them all but just in case...
When Colum isn't turning up late to review gigs in his home town of Brighton you'll generally find him hidden in the darkness of the crowd on the lower floor of the Camden Underworld. A lover of all things Japanese, his tastes in metal are as wide as his world travels, but regardless of genre it's the impeccable pick of the crop.
Top 15 albums of 2012
Conan’s first full length debut is certainly the primal barbarian riff fest that we were all hoping for. You can’t just can’t help headbanging to tracks such as Battle in the Swamp! The albums success has helped propel them to being one of the most talked about underground bands around! Slay some orcs and raise your tankards to Conan...
First up at the Roundhouse were Texans Warbeast, a band signed to Phil Anselmo's label Housecore Records back in 2010. With a new album due out in February the band were keen to air some of the newer tracks and so the set was split between songs from the forthcoming album and their debut. I'd only heard a track or 2 before tonight and, whilst Phil obviously rates them that highly he signed them, I found them to be fairly dull. Don't get me wrong, the pedigree and history of the band members is steeped in metal and they are all very accomplished as musicians. The guitarists were shredding solos, and the drummer's fills and rolls were tight; however it
Bloodstock 2012: Saturday
Words by Nicholas Holmes, Gary Lukes and Antony Roberts
Benediction walk on stage (or should that be hobble - Dave Hunt had a broken foot) to greet us for what they described as "a Death Metal breakfast". Well "please sir can I have some more?", because if breakfast was like the set Benediction treated us to then I'd be jumping out of bed every morning.
Bloodstock Metal Madness – Day Tickets Now On Sale!
After last year's amazing Bloodstock Festival (see our review here) Nick Holmes takes a moment to refresh why you NEED to go this year:
As the crappy washout of a summer continues, there are less than four weeks until thousands of serious metal-heads land in rural Derbyshire for this year's Bloodstock Festival. The grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent will be rocking and moshing to possibly the best line-up the event has had so far.
It features a wide mix of bands crossing the rock and metal spectrum, from the Satanic spectacles of Watain and Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem – both playing in daylight! - to the UK comeback of Nergal and his Polish comrades in Behemoth and part-time golfer, full-time legend and godfather of schlock rock, Alice Cooper! Not forgetting Robb “Lord Browneye” Flynn and Machi