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  • 9 Foot Super Soldier – Party Violence

    9 Foot Super Soldier is set to unleash their sophomore release entitled Party Violence later this month.  ‘Party Violence’ is a term the band have used to describe their sound for some time now and is a fitting...

    • Posted 5 days ago
  • Destruction – Born To Perish

    In my opinion, Destruction is close to metal in its purest form (or at least most honest). The band have been churning out thrash metal albums since their formation in 1982 and despite being widely regarded as...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Tempest Rising – Alter Ego

    Tempest Rising is a prominent force in the Perth metal scene. The band have gone from strength to strength since they released their debut album Transmutation (2014); solidifying their line-up, touring far and wide (from Japan to...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • 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 6 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago