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Mord’A’Stigmata Band Photo

Adding to their discography of five studio full lengths (as well as several demos, splits and compilations), Polish Avantgarde-Black Metal quartet Mord’A’Stigmata have now released a live album, ‘Songs for the Exiles (Live At Roadburn 2019)’. Recorded at the Dutch festival in Tilburg last April, who would have known eleven …

Having toured and worked together for many years it makes perfect sense for the Norwegian Black Metal outfits ‘Taake’, masterminded by Hoest and duo ‘Whoredom Rife’ to do a split release. Aptly named ‘Pakt’, it was a decision made and a name decided, whilst touring together in South America. Words: …
Desolation Angels Album Cover

To any self respecting Rock/Metal lover, the emergence of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement will always be regarded as one of the greatest feats in the history of mankind. Words: Brian Boyle The birth of heavyweights like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon and Motorhead sent a warning …
Band photo of Satans Empire

Today sees the release of ‘Hail The Empire’, the second album from Satan’s Empire and it’s a gem of a historic NWOBHM style that marks triumph over adversity. Recently the band held auditions in an attempt to find a replacement for vocalist Derek Lyon, who had to stand aside due …
Iron Maiden Tour Poster

You know things are getting extremely serious when Iron Maiden cancel tour dates and that’s exactly what’s happened this morning as the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Australia and New Zealand dates scheduled for May 1st to 13th have now inevitably fallen, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and recent Government …

David Ellefson, the acclaimed Megadeth bassist and patron of the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, has tonight announced details of his ‘SCHOOL’S OUT’ initiative to provide one to one mentoring sessions to students unable to school during the current crisis. Featuring a host of major Rock and Metal artists, this …
Absolva, on stage at Burr Fest 2020. The Dome, Tufnell Park

Fresh from their stunning Burr Fest performance and with the excellent album ‘Side By Side’ recently released, Absolva were one of a myriad of bands to suffer from the current crisis as they inevitably found their upcoming European Tour postponed. But the trend of reaching out to fans and supporters …
Scarab album cover

Egyptian Death Metal band Scarab named themselves after “the sacred creature associated with the sun god Raa. During mummification, the ancient Egyptians used to replace the heart of the dead with a scarab believing that it would help with the rebirth of an afterlife and so the scarab portrays the …
Cellar Darling

Swiss Metal maestros Cellar Darling are to play a live gig in your home on Sunday 5th April. Well not exactly – Anna, Ivo and Merlin are putting on an exclusive, live-streamed performance from Anna’s studio, Soundfarm Studio in Switzerland, to bring their show to you after their tour dates …
Image of Metal band Grave Digger

Grave Digger will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2020 in glorious style with their 20th studio album, ‘Fields Of Blood’. ‘Fields Of Blood’ continues Grave Digger’s epic Highlands story and is the logical consequence of a legendary trilogy and an auditory battle of unique traditional Metal. Slated for a release …