From December, 2012

WHITECHAPEL is iTunes UK best Metal Album of 2012

Whitechapel, the 6 piece death metal outfit from Knoxville, Tennessee. Formed in 2006,  have produced iTunes UK best Metal Album of 2012. Whitechapel (the band’s self-titled fourth album) is one of the most well received releases of the summer, with critical acclaim and high praise from some of the most respected music outlet including The New…

THE OCEAN to release new album in April 2013

Berlin’s legendary epic heavy-metal collective The Ocean will release a new album on April 29 2013 in the UK on Metal Blade Records, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Heliocentric and Anthropocentric albums (2010). To support the release, THE OCEAN will embark on a 3 weeks European tour with CULT OF LUNA in April and…

JOB FOR A COWBOY To Headline Bonecrusher Fest 2013

Arizona’s finest Death Metal export JFAC will return to Europe in March 2013 to headline the Bonecrusher Fest tour. They’ll be joined by Beneath The Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorod, As they Burn and Make Them Suffer. Their startling new album Demonocracy is available now. 01/03/13 – DE – Köln – Underground 02/03/13…

THE TREATMENT Leave London’s Ears Bleeding

At a time when rock music is defined on the basis of specific genres or sub-genres, it’s refreshing for a new band to come along that we are happy to describe as simply ‘rock’ … and when the band-members in question are only – on average – 18 years old, the project becomes very interesting…

EPICA Requiem for the Indifferent Live at Robin 2 Bilston

The music of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica was once described by their former guitarist Ad Sluijter as the “Bridge between power metal and gothic metal“ (April 2003). We were lucky enough to enjoy the band as they explored this ‘bridge’ at their enthralling and astonishing performance at Bilston’s famous Robin 2 venue this week.…

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE Hammered Again at Underworld Camden

When 4WD jackknifed into our lives back in 2009 we were completely banjaxed by the sheer scale of their sound, and the ferocity of their devastating live attack. Their musical performance is brutal, archaic, brash rock. It was created for the masses out there who still love AC / DC and the Stones. Last year…

PIG IRON at Hard Rock Hell VI – Live Review

We admit it. We love Pig Irön. They kinda summarize all we like about sweat-soaked blues rock. They sound fuzzy – like vintage Sabbath. But they also sound clawingly metallic – like early Zeppelin. The most important thing is, they really know how to write songs. They have gradually matured – like a fine bourbon…

HARD ROCK HELL VI Festival Report

The wise shepherd was able to lead his flock to a new pasture. They had travelled a long way from their home land – to a distant, strange meadow. It was never going to be easy. Some poor animals were destined to get lost along the way. The kindly pastor did his best to round…

KING DIAMOND Signs Worldwide Deal With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is has just announced that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label. “This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper…