From Metal Inquisition

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…

Interview with SANGUINE

The Exeter (UK) rock and metal band SANGUINE — featuring Tarin Kerrey on vocals with Nick Magee on guitar + backing vocals, Ross Andrew on bass and Matt Feld on drums & keys — have released their awesome new studio album “Black Sheep” which we described here as “a phenomenal alt-rock album. Demonstrating contradictory styles……

Interview with THUNDERMOTHER

Stockholm’s premier all-girl rock ‘n’ roll outfit Thundermother are firing on all cylinders! Their album ‘Road Fever’ is selling well and they have been nominated for “Hardrock of the year” and “Group of the year” by GAFFA. Although they have no dates yet confirmed, we can expect a visit to the UK soon from this…

Interview with AMBERIAN DAWN

Amberian Dawn is a Finnish metal band who hone their sound-brand with artistic precision, creating an extremely refined symphonic melodic-metal product. Their music is based around the songwriting of the band’s founding member, guitar and keyboard virtuoso, Tuomas Seppälä. Amberian Dawn have released four studio albums since 2008 and during these years they have toured…

Interview with ANTI-FLAG

As the American punk rock band — Anti-Flag — are heading back to Europe with more live shows [UK dates are shown below] we caught up with the band on their hectic schedule to talk to them about making the stunning American Spring album, touring Europe and making ALL OF THE POISON, ALL OF THE…

VENTENNER Interview

When the dark side of rock is fused with vibrant industrial constructions – you can get some epic sounds. Think Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson. London-based alt-rock/metal band Ventenner create some really impressive images – grimly industrial inventions. These inevitably incorporate heavy vocal climaxes and deeply macabre guitars. New track ‘Six Blood’ [check it…

Interview with PARAGON

Paragon are the essential power metal speed band. Their gestation period was in Hamburg, (Germany) in the early 1990’s. They were founded by guitarist Martin Christian. In 2009, Paragon took a break. After nine full albums and sixteen years hard slog. They just stopped for a breather. And right then they lost two of their…

Interview with GraViL

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Thoughts Of A Rising Sun’ the 5-piece metal band GraViL headlined the Takeover stage at Download Festival in 2013. Their unyielding melodic death/industrial metal has been exciting folks up and down the country since 2005. We caught up with the Essex band at this year’s Hammerfest for…

BASTARD SONS Interview

The mad metal/punk trailblazers ‘The Bastard Sons’ from York have just released their superb ‘Roads’ EP – on March 10th – having just returned from an epic US Tour. In the meantime, the band have released a stunning new video for the lead track from the EP – titled ‘O’ Brothel, Where Art Thou?’ –…