TOMORROW IS LOST — The Shadowman

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Bloodstock METAL 2 THE MASSES Reading Heat 1

Reading’s own heavy-duty doom-casters ELDERSEER a 4-piece deluxe, dark-smoke, horror-dream — kicked off round one of M2TM 2018 at the FACE BAR Reading this Friday. Very muddy and moody, their tangled compositions were pierced with bible-black openings, through which boiled incandescent guitars. For creations smoked with melancholy, this band couldn’t be bettered. The clear favorites…

DAMES OF DARKNESS — Festival Review

We love the DAMES OF DARKNESS and lamented its passing in 2016! But the super one-day festival that elevates and glorifies female-fronted symphonic rock was back this year. We went along to Bilston to enjoy the operatics. The event kicked-off early Sunday afternoon at the Black Country‘s premier music venue, the Robin 2, with the…

VUUR — Days Go By London

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR have released the first track from their debut album [yet to be titled ] Days Go By – London. In 2016 the renowned Dutch vocalist and musician Anneke van Giersbergen [ The Gathering and The Gentle Storm with Arjen Anthony Lucassen] announced the formation of a brand new progressive metal group…

SLØTFACE — Makeup Tutorial

Nørwegian punk band SLØTFACE harness an unpredictable muscularity plus a degree of self-cøntemplation that is not only encøuraging but also very, very thrilling… Today — 23rd May — the group from Stavanger — that revolves around vocalist Haley Shea and guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad and with Halvard Skeie Wiencke on drums and Lasse Lokøy on bass…

DERANGE — Live at Reading

Those totally exciting London-based heavy rockers DERANGE played a show at the fabulous FACE BAR venue in Reading, UK this week. We went to see …                                     The outfit — centred around Cat Pereira on vocals — and…