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  RED ENEMY: UK TECH-METAL FEST 2013 TRIPLE THREAT REVIEW

Xander

Xander


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The Interview:

Xander: I'm here at UK Tech Fest with Red Enemy, Hi guys!

Red Enemy: Hi, What's the crack! Helloo!

X: Let's get formally introduced from left to right...

I'm Dan the drummer
I'm Connor I play guitar
I'm Jay and I play bass!

X: I actually met you guys 2.5 years ago in Ireland, what have you been up to since then? A bit of a broad question I know but let the readers get up to date with what's been going on with Red Enemy...

D: Well since then we have got a new young guitarist from Cork and we've spent the last year or so writing an album and we're pretty much coming to the end of it now.

C: I think we've done a few tours, then we lost a guitarist and then we found another one!

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X: So has your sound changed much with the introduction of new members?

C: Yeah, it got to a certain point that we knew our sound was going to change and we're pretty excited about it, definitely has changed though.

X: Visually you've changed too, Connor you have really long thick hair - it was way short before!

C: Actually Dan and Jay convinced me to do this. I don't regret it, it's a good crack like. And I'm passed that awkward tying up stage.

X: What shampoo do you use?

J: I'm not ashamed to say that I don't often wash my hair but when I do it's Timotei.

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D: Head and shoulders is where it's at. The local supermarket has a daily offer and I don't have any dye in my hair or anything but I got the colour treatment one and it's pretty delicious.

C: I got something, two bottle bottles for a euro.

J: Maine and Tail would have been the good answer.

C: What the hell is that?

J: You've never heard of that? It's actually shampoo used for humans and horses. I think it was in Father Ted but it does exist, the best Irish television show I might add!

X: I guess that's good if you attract flies!

J: Or if you ride like a horse. Or hung like a horse. Maine and Tail!

X: So back to some music. When I went over to Ireland the clubs were packed and full of kids, how is the scene now?

D: I'd say since then it's kind of taken a dip really. But the last couple of months it's kind of taken a rise. It got quite quiet but the last six months maybe have taken a burst. It's very small though. The scene in Dublin is very small and all the genres mix, which is great cuz all the genres support each other, like we have mates who aren't necessarily into metal but they come to our gig because it would be a good crack and they're showing some support.

C: It's small and close knit and humble, very humble, but it's cool and that's where we come from.

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J: A Lot of bands seem to be leaving so that may be why it died down. But it's great to see bands leaving Ireland to go to places where there is a bigger scene, there's hope!

X: Leaving the country??

J: Touring! And then finding out that there isn't really much hope in Ireland if you just stay there.

C: It's just too small to stay there, it's not sustainable. But as a scene it's cool and we like it. Opportunity wise you have to go elsewhere though.

X: You're obviously perusing that, you're here at UK Tech Fest, have you toured here too?

C: Yeah we've done a couple of UK tours and some scattered gigs as well, but we haven't played here in a while.

D: After we first lost a guitarist it kinda put a halt on that. We focused our efforts on getting a new guitar player and writing the album, so. But jesus, this is probably the first time we've been over in about a year!

X: So what's coming up for the band?

C: Album! our first album debut.

X: Is everything all written now?

C: Well pretty much, as we've not recorded anything yet then you're never fully written.

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D: If we were told that we gotta go in next week and get it recorded we'd have it ready like.

X: Oh, who would be telling you?

D: Oh I dunno...

J: Someone with a lot of money!

X: Have you a working title?

C: No.

D: We're not very good at shit like that so we kinda leave it until we need it. All that kinda stuff just comes.

C: Some bands decide before they make the album but we just see what the vibe is and go from that.

X: OK, here's some quick fire questions for you!

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

J: Invisibility!

C: 100%, flying.

D: I'd like flying fireballs out of your nose.

X: What?!

D: yeah out your nostrils. If anyones wrecking your head you can just do a quick snort, but that's Jay's idea, I stole that.

J: It's the best idea I've ever had! It's like Belsars(?) castle on acid, that's what we like.

X: If you could be a woman for the day, who would you be?

C: Jennifer Aniston.

J: Wonder Woman I suppose.

D: Arr Jesus there's a couple of women I'd like to be really. Angelina Jolie I suppose. Not sure I'd like to get dicked by Brad Pitt though.

X: Favourite pizza?

C: Pepperoni jalapeno

J: Hawaiian

D: I'm loving chicken, bacon and onion. Don't know if there's a name for it but it's a delicious combination.

X: With BBQ sauce?

D: Nah tomato. I liked the BBQ base when it first came out..

X: Woa wait a minute, BBQ base??

D: Yeah that's how they do it but I'm over it now.

X: Your house is on fire, what one item do you save?

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J: Da budda vaporiser, cuz how would I get stoned without it! And you have to get it from America so I'd have to wait like two weeks. Other than that it would be my weed. Probably both of them, I'd sacrifice an arm to be able to have both of them.

C: I guess I'd have to say guitar, is that ook? It's kinda cheesy really.

D: I'd have to say my laptop cuz it's the only thing worth a shite. And it's pretty easy to grab as well so I wouldn't get scolded on my way out.

X: Who has the smelliest feet in the band?

J: It's definitely not me!

C: I don't know actually. I'm just gonna say Kev because he's not here.

X: Who snores the loudest?

RE: KEV!

X: Drink of choice?

C: I'm going to go with Crabbies Spiced Orange. It's fucking delish.

D: An ice cold Jameson with coke and lime, all day.

J: It varies as the seasons pass but at the moment it's a Cube Libre.

X: JD or Jager?

D: Jack Daniels

C: Jack Daniels

J: Fuck Jager!

X: And the show question: favourite cheesecake?

D: Oww strawberry

C: Strawberry

J: Yeah Marks and Spencer do a good strawberry cheesecake.

D: A beautiful gift to give us if anyone reading wants to give us one.

X: Thanks guys!

RE: Big up to our friends in Ireland, and Murdock who are playing now! Everyone should check them out. And Hero In Error, Frustration, Imperial, Overhead The Albatross.

C: Overhead the Imperial Frustration. Lethal Dialect, Liberial. Shout out to Pantera, what's the crack lads?

J: I just want to let Vinnie Paul know I've always loved him, I love your eggman suit. Shout out to that!

The live review:

What can I say, if you like your groove then this is the band to listen to.

The music seems to flow out of these guys effortlessly and hits you at the core. At the least the crowd were giving a very energetic nod a long - until vocalist, Kevin, ordered a circle pit - I turned around and hadn't realised how full the tent was, and the pit was off!

It was also great to see other bands including established acts running around and getting dirty in the audience. From here on the crowd were lapping up everything thrown on offer and the band were loving it.

Even with a quickest set up and no sound check the boys nailed it. A sign of good things to come, I have high hopes for this band!

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The EP review - 'Outsiders' 2009

A few years old so it's certainly time for that new recording especially as the sound will have evolved, but 'Outsiders' certainly lays the foundation for what this band are about.

A groovy riff and hardcore vocals with a scent of tech. The three tracks don't mess about and you certainly get a feel how the band play live.

A great recording with the bands essence well captured, I actually feel sad when the last track is finished - I want more!


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bloodstock POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT AT BLOODSTOCK
"Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch and are asking people to share this appeal..."

guns n roses EXCLUSIVE: GUNS N' ROSES DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY WITH AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE DATES CONFIRMED
Other possibles for the remaining two headline slots are Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Metallica...

roger dean URIAH HEEP, BUDGIE AND ATOMIC ROOSTER ARTISTS WORK TO BE IMMORTALISED ON STAMPS
Roger Dean has designed over 100 album covers for artists including Yes, Asia, London Symphony Orchestra, Nightwing, It Bites and Snafu.

evil scarecrow WAS BREAKING NEWS: EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCE 'ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANADO' TOUR
"We'll be bringing our biggest, silliest show yet along with some brand new, probably never heard before, music 'genius'..."

blaze bayley BLAZE BAYLEY TO BE FEATURED IN MULTI-PART CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
"I'm excited to be returning to Canada and I look forward to meeting my fans, with the opportunity for them to be a part of the documentary."

last in line LAST IN LINE ADDED TO WINTER STORM LINE-UP
Winter Storm, the festival that will take place over the weekend of 25th and 26th November in Troon, South Ayrshire, have already announced an exciting line-up...

tony iommi GREAT NEWS FROM TONY IOMMI: CANCER IS IN REMISSION
"The chemotherapy and the follow-up treatment appear to have done the trick — but I'm aware that it could come back one day."

suicide silence SUICIDE SILENCE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR
"Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town! Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours..."

ac dc AC/DC IN FULL FLIGHT: QUALITY LIMITED EDITION BOOK IS A MUST FOR COLLECTORS
All of the photographs have been carefully processed and digitally restored to optimise reproduction quality.

ozzy osbourne BOB DAISLEY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OZZY OSBOURNE, WHO RESPONDS
"We would have hoped that after 36 years that Mr Daisley would have lost his unhealthy personal obsession and resentment towards Mr Osbourne's success."

70 tons of metal 70000 TONS OF METAL: SIXTY BANDS, BARS THAT NEVER CLOSE AND MUCH MORE
Heavy Metal bands from around the globe playing concerts on four different stages...

lamb of god WAS BREAKING NEWS: LAMB OF GOD REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'EMBERS': MARK MORTON HAS SOME DEEPLY PERSONAL WORDS
"Nearly a decade after 'Walk With Me In Hell' it was happening yet again. Art was imitating life..."

iron maiden WAS BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN RELEASE "THANK YOU" VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Now it's break time for Iron Maiden but they will be back for a full scale UK Tour in 2017...

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF RELEASES SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM WITH JIM STEINMAN - LISTEN HERE
"Now psychologist and psychiatrists all over America are giving it to their patients..."

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