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  • Devin Townsend – Empath

    Devin Townsend is one of the most prolific and influential musicians in heavy music. His career has been so varied and high calibre that I actually find it hard to summarise it all into a concise paragraph to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Beyond Creation – Algorhythm

    Beyond Creation are a Technical, progressive, death metal band from Montreal, Quebec. Their latest album Algorhythm is their 3rd release and comes 4 long years after their most recent release Earthborn Evolution (2014). I’m a huge fan of what Beyond Creation...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

    The truly great bands (in any genre) have an instantly recognisable sound. In my opinion, Alice In Chains is a truly great band that has been able to maintain a signature sound over a 28-year career. This...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 Review – Day Two & Three

    Click here to read the Day 1 review of Wacken Open Air 2018. All photos courtesy of  ICS Festival GmbH www.wacken.com I woke up early on Friday morning, the 2nd day of the festival,  in a sweltering tent feeling the effects...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • “It’s all about the journey” – An interview with Thomas Jensen (Wacken Open Air)

    Wacken Open Air is commonly understood to be the world’s biggest and arguably most prestigious Heavy Metal Festival. Last Saturday, on the festivals penultimate day, I was honoured to be able to catch up with the festival’s founder...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • “Metal is like an extreme f*cking sport!” – An interview with Oki and Man (Jasad)

    Jasad – Mohamad “Man” Rohman Jasad is a brutal death metal band from Bandung, Indonesia. Jasad means bodies in Indonesian, and after witnessing them absolutely annihilate Waken’s Wasteland stage on Friday evening, I couldn’t think of a more suitable name for the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 Review – Day One

    pilgrimage a trip, often a long one, made to a holy place for religious reasons. There is no doubt that for myself and many other metal fans, a trip to Wacken is a pilgrimage in the truest sense of the word. Denim vests, black...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 – Preview

    Wacken Open Air 2018 Preview Europeans are spoilt for choice when it comes to summer heavy metal festivals. There are countless festivals held all across the northern continent ranging from smaller events to multi-day/multi-stage affairs. Despite the...

    • Posted 11 months ago
  • 9 Foot Super Solider – Cheap Beer and $2 Thongs

    9 Foot Super Soldier is set to unleash their debut release on the 3rd of June entitled Cheap Beer And $2 Thongs. ‘9FTSS’ is a self-dubbed ‘Party Violence’ band – think Crossover ‘Party’ Thrash meets the abrupt intensity of Power Violence...

    • Posted 11 months ago
  • Hidden Intent – Fear, Prey, Demise

    Hidden Intent is a 3 piece thrash band from South Australia. Whilst their neighbours in Victoria often get the most attention there is no doubt that Hidden Intent is more than worthy of being held in the...

    • Posted 1 year ago