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Find out Wednesday 13’s Horror Movie Ideas And Talking Condolences
23rd June 2017, 13:45
Posted by Tristan

Recently playing an absolutely blistering set at Download Festival, Wednesday 13 took the place by storm following the release of brand new album Condolences.

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Discussing The Future (In Whose Eyes) With Dan Weller (Download 2017) 
22nd June 2017, 12:31
Posted by Tristan

Hard to believe that it has been almost twenty years since Sikth were formed. Leagues ahead of their peers the band are somewhat of a misunderstood entity. After deciding to call it quits, Much to everyone’s excitement the band announced they would be returning for an EP. The testing of the water that was the Opacities EP was indeed fruitful and what came next was The Future In Whose Eyes. 

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Reimagining The Contortionist At Download With Robby Baca
20th June 2017, 10:52
Posted by Tristan

The nature of progressive music is to challenge the musical apartheid. Thriving on creativity, The Contortionist are a band like no other. Enlisting the vocal stylings of one Michael Lessard, the band made a radical departure from their previous offering that was Intrinsic in the form of 2014’s Language. Earning critical acclaim from across the board with fans alike, it sparked what could well be a paradigm shift for the modern age of Progressive Metal. Having unveiled their latest single “Reimagined” to come off September’s forthcoming album Clairvoyant the band have once again rewritten the rules.

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Alter Bridge’s Scott Phillips Discusses What The Last Hero Means To Him
19th June 2017, 14:00
Posted by Tristan

What defines a hero? Portrayed throughout culture all over the world as the men who are in spandex flying around in the air, the reality is something a lot more humble. Having become more than a household name among Metalhead’s, Alter Bridge are one of the biggest bands going. Celebrating their monumental release that was 2016’s The Last Hero the band have been achieving goals most would never dream of. With a headline sold out O2 performance in their back pocket, the band now look to repeating history with their huge main support slot for Aerosmith, Download Festival’s Sunday headliners.

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Download 2017 – Motionless In White and The Story of Graveyard Shift
14th June 2017, 13:35
Posted by Tristan

Interactions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. From the everyday hello of bystanders to moments that for some are far more memorable. Know for their loyal fan base, Motionless In White have been in touch with their fans from the word go. Going as far as incorporating lyrics from the fans of track “Creatures” the band wanted to involve the fans further with their decision of cover artwork.

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Carach Angren From Fairytales To Ouija
6th June 2017, 13:10
Posted by Tristan

The idea of a concept within the music is not one that is far fetched. First appearing during the sixties, the idea was at large during the seventies via the Prog movement. It has since then been working its way into the DNA of Metal. Tied together by a what could be a story or running theme throughout the album. Opting for a slightly different take on the concept album, Carach Angren, a name inspired by one of the many fictional, Tolkien created languages are a band where concepts are at their core. Combining elements of Black Metal, Death Metal and Symphonic Metal, the trio made up of Seregor, Ardek and Namtar, have created a unique approach to not only song writing but story telling itself.

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Iced Earth Are ‘Incorruptible’
5th June 2017, 08:00
Posted by Chris

A new Iced Earth album is just around the corner. This indicates that a high octane heavy metal attack will be hoarding through your speakers shortly, and it will be relentless. Having a loyal fan base and such quality releases over their long career, we ask mainman Jon Schaffer about how the band have managed to stay so consistent, and whether the upcoming opus ‘Incorruptible‘ maintains that same philosophy.

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A Riverside Story: How The Band Is Healing After Tragedy
30th May 2017, 08:00
Posted by Chris

In February last year, the ever popular Polish prog outfit were shocked with the sudden death of long-time guitarist Piotr Grudzinski. The tragedy ground band activities to a halt, with no future in sight. A year later, the band is finding it’s feet again by returning to the live stage. Before their London performance, we spoke to mainman Mariusz Duda on the return of Riverside to the live stage after coping with a difficult loss.

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Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway Talks Apex Predator Theresa May And Fighting On The Side Of The Easy Meat
23rd May 2017, 11:30
Posted by Tristan

Aside from the truly horrific tragedy that has befallen Manchester last night, people all over the country are, quite rightly, talking about the importance of the upcoming snap election. Known for their socio-political commentary it’s no secret that Napalm Death are somewhat opposed to any type of ruling. 

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Reaching Into Infinity…and Beyond! How Dragonforce Have Evolved On Their New Album
15th May 2017, 09:00
Posted by Chris

You’ve probably heard of Dragonforce. They are that really fast band with that song that was near impossible to conquer on Guitar Hero. While that was arguably the point that shot the band on to the mainstream, the band in the current day are seemingly wanting to do more to leave their mark in metal as the band that wrote those great songs, not just the video game band. We spoke to guitarist Herman Li and vocalist Marc Hudson about how Dragonforce have evolved on their upcoming album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity‘.

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The Haunted Are No Longer Ghosts As We Sit Down With Marco Aro
11th May 2017, 11:03
Posted by Tristan

As infamous saying goes, “Expect the unexpected”. Sharing this sentiment throughout their time as a band, The Haunted, a Swedish export of the highest calibre, have always had a a hint of turning things on their head. Now in the cold light of day that is 2017 their situation is very much different to their mid 00’s status. The reality of being in a band in 2017 is often perhaps not quite as glamorous as one might think. However, it does teach you a helpful life lesson to understand the sheer amount of work the hallowed “Roadie” goes through night after night. On the final night of their tour with Swedish demigods Meshuggah, The Haunted’s Marco Aro was able to spare a little bit of time to answer some questions about the band and their brand new album.

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Oni Are The Band You Need To Deal With The Current State of the World
3rd May 2017, 18:37
Posted by Chris

As if 2016 didn’t spawn enough completely erratic political and social events, it also spawned Oni, an chaotically organised progressive metal outfit that churned out a hell of an addictive debut album. We spoke to the band to learn just how this crazy, razor-sharp sound came about.

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Proponents For Change – Allegaeon Lift The Lid On The Real Life Of Touring
21st April 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

The hardships of being a band are all too familiar a story in the world of Metal. Almost expected to bare the brunt of it, young bands find it incredibly hard not only to to tour but to actually be able to make a living in the modern day. Making the idea of “breaking through” an ideal that can sometimes not even be a possibility. Thinking laterally, one Tim Charles of Ne Obliviscaris may have the answer all bands are searching for. Hailing from Australia and on the indie label Season of Mist the band were suffering the financial woes of being a band in 2016 / 2017. Launching the idea of Patreon, Charles thought up the idea of a true engagement with fans. Understanding their needs and the band’s both parties work together in ensuring both coexist peacefully. However before that the band have returned from their most recent of travels. 

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An Immolation Sandwich
20th April 2017, 15:44
Posted by Tristan

Releasing their brand new album Atonement back in February, Immolation have taken even more steps to becoming one of the most volatile Death Metal forces in the world. 

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The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Code Orange
20th April 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

Community has long been one of the mainstays of Hardcore. Known for their fierce sense of loyalty, Hardcore is no doubt one of the biggest brotherhoods out there. Rooted in the art of the traditional, bands go through what you could almost compare to initiation. Not known for its experimentation, the want for change can be an unwelcome thing. Though on the surface antagonistic, once through these hurdles you’ll be shown loyalty like no other. So what if you want to rewrite the rules? What then? 

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A Quest In Prog With Pallbearer
16th April 2017, 11:45
Posted by Tristan

Releasing their absolutely astounding new record Heartless in February, Pallbearer have run the gamut for album of the year. Expanding on their already wonderous horizons, the soundscapes of Heartless recall a nod to the classic era of the seventies but why do people forever associate Pallbearer with Doom and not Prog?

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