Monthly Archives: February 2013


Master gig postponed from February to April at Boston Arms Music Room

Master killtown deathfest

Master (of Chicago, USA and now based in the Czech Republic) were due to play in London this coming Saturday but the date has been postponed.  Whilst I know a lot of our site visitors were aware of this sometime ago we are just posting this up to insure everyone is aware, and no-one has a wasted journey.  The date has been moved to the 6th April (a Saturday so no excuses).  Support comes in the form of Belgium's Dehuman (Kaotoxin records) along with Sturmtiger, Cythraul and Aeternum.  Venue is confirmed as the...

By |2013-02-06T00:00:00+01:00February 6th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Pure Negative offer new album Insert Twist Pull for free

Pure Negative Bloodstock

London based Pure Negative are offering up their new album for the price! That's right you can now download their album Insert [Twist] Pull from their bandcamp for the princely sum of naught pence, nada, zip, zilch!! We suggest checking it out first, and if you like the sound of it why not chuck them the price of a pint, everyone's a winner.  The album was recorded, mixed and produced by Dan Foord (of Sikth) at Lord and Manor studios, mastered by Russ Russell at Loud as Feck and features...

By |2013-02-05T00:00:00+01:00February 5th, 2013|Featured Bands|0 Comments

Hard Rock Hell 7 announces first round of acts

Black Star Riders Hard Rock Hell 7

Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) which takes place November 28-30th at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, N.Wales is pleased to announce its first round of acts for this year’s event including a co-headline appearance by Black Star Riders.  This brand new band featuring Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza and who have now been joined by Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper/Megadeth) on Drums. The band have just signed a new Global deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their much anticipated album this summer.

BSR’s Ricky Warwick “We really can’t wait to take Black Star Riders on the road and I’ve heard so much about...

By |2013-02-05T00:00:00+01:00February 5th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Zatokrev UK Tour 2013 – help needed

Zatokrev uk tour

Last year I heard a song from the forthcoming Zatokrev album "The Bat, the wheel, and a long road to nowhere" and was pretty taken to it (a mix of post metal, doom, sludge, black metal and more), enough to find out more about them, having not heard the name before.  It turned out this was the third full length album from these Swiss metallers, though their first for the UK's Candlelight Records. Having heard the full album and taken a large shine I was keen to find out if the band were coming to the UK and after hitting up Candlelight was told they would be coming over in 2013.  Several months down the line and said tour is now being booked...


By |2013-02-04T00:00:00+01:00February 4th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Album Review: Antropomorphia – Evangelivm Nekromantia


This is the second full length album from these Dutch death metallers. It is the follow up to 1998’s ‘Pure’ which is a 14 year gap but then the band have been on hiatus for a chunk of those years. The cover is your first look at this release and the artwork is a lesbo-necro-paranormal affair with a skeletal audience giving you an insight into the style and lyrical content contained within.

So as you may guess from the imagery Antropomorphia play death metal from the darker side of the fence. The core to their sound has a brutal death metal style with variations such as a more black metal element to the faster sections. The song structures remind me of Deteriorot for example the slow with the fast pace changes but with those extra embellishments. ‘Nekrophilian Mass’ is a perfect example to...

By |2013-02-04T00:00:00+01:00February 4th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments