BLOODSTOCK DAY ONE - FRIDAY
Our Friday commences with Swedish heavy metal Vikings GRAND MAGUS, kicking into “Kingslayer” beneath the rare combination of a Swedish flag and the sweltering sun. There‘s something familiar and reassuringly kick-arse about the music. “Hammer of the North“ turns into the world’s biggest pub sing-along, while “Like the Oar Strikes the Water” could be Judas Priest on a longboat. As an impressively hairy JB swings
Pythia + Mortad + L Sol Tace
30th June 2012
Yes, yes we are late with this review, but sometimes computer demons get the better of all of us. Nick Holmes made the trek with Tess up to London to see Pythia, and with a set due at 17.20 this Friday on the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock we felt it was an appropriate time to get the review up to give you an idea of Pythia in anticipation of BOA 2012.
Pythia recently had a record release gig at London's Borderline for new album The Serpent's Curse and you can check out the review of that here.
Prior to the gig Emily took time out to catch up with our scribe Nick.
Interview – Emily Ovenden of Pythia
by Nicholas Holmes
Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool FC manager, once claimed football is not a matter of life or death, it's more important than that. Maybe the same applies to heavy metal.
The release of “The Serpent's Curse” is something of a triumph against the odds for Pythia. Released through their own label with no help from big record companies, they are determinedly flying the flag for British metal on their
Pythia + The Mariana Hollow
The Borderline, London, 29th February 2012
Review by Nicholas Holmes
All photos by Tess Donohoe http://www.tessdonohoe.com/
It is “leap day”, which only comes round every fourth year, and according to Celtic tradition a time when women propose to men – if the man refuses he has to buy her twelve pairs of gloves! Female-fronted bands Pythia and The Mariana Hollow would be