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The Bloodstock Interviews - Decrepit Monolith Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 25 August 2017 16:00

Decrepit Monolight sigilAs Über editor Monk noted in his review, Newcastle black metallers Decrepit Monolith certainly possess a sense of the dramatic when it comes to their stage shows.  Still caked in corpse paint and fake (or was it?) blood, they turned a few heads in the backstage area as they marched straight from the Hobgoblin tent for a rendezvous for our intrepid interviewer by the name of Linzi A:

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24 Hour Punks - ‘Why We Fight’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 25 August 2017 04:30

24 Hour Punks artworkapproved small 2013Following the death of his father-in-law earlier this year from cholangiocarcinoma, a very rare and very aggressive cancer, Call Me Malcolm guitarist Lucias came up with the idea of gathering together some of his favourite punk musicians and challenging them to write, rehearse and record an EP within just 24 hours… Click the link to find out what happened next:

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The SoapGirls – ‘Society’s Rejects’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 25 August 2017 04:00

SoapgirlscoverFrench-born rock ‘n’ roll sistas Ca(Mille) and Noe(Mie) Debray grew up in Cape Town, where they spent part of their formative years selling soap on the city’s streets… it was an experience which not only inspired the band name but also fuelled their aspirations to lift their middle fingers as high as possible and deliver a huge “fuck you” to the world, as our man Ben Hughes found out:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Reaper Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:00

Reaper - Bloodstock 2017In the latest of our series of interviews conducted with just a small handful of the 100+ bands who played Bloodstock recently, Linzi A pulled up a chair with Daniel Moran from Liverpool thrashers following their highly impressive performance on the New Blood stage, to talk about their experience, the work of the Sophie Foundation and their forthcoming debut album:

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The Idol Dead – ‘Tension & Release’ (Raaa! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:30

The Idol Dead artworkapproved small 2013Sometimes you don’t have to venture too far from home to discover great rock ‘n’ roll music – and that certainly is the case when it comes to Ben Hughes and DIY underdogs The Idol Dead, who have just issued their fourth full-length album via a very successful PledgeMusic campaign. Click the link to find out why the album may not have grabbed our man immediately but found himself lulled into a false sense of security:

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Eden’s Curse – ‘Revisited’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:00

Edens Curse RevisitedTen years (and one day) after they released their self-titled debut album, Eden’s Curse have, erm, ‘Revisited’ same with this remastered – and, in the case of the vocals, re-recorded – deluxe edition, which comes complete with a live DVD. Tasked with listening to both versions back to back, David O’Neill found himself praising the genius of URHQ in constantly finding him new music to explore and enjoy:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Ward XVI Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 03:30

Ward XVI BOA FlyerOn the Saturday morning of Bloodstock, the doors of the lunatic asylum were opened and early-comers were given a glimpse inside, where it was very clear that the inmates had most definitely had taken over and were throwing the wildest of parties – all thanks to Ward XVI and their frenetic brand of costumed alt-goth metal. Linzi A put on her best straightjacket and checked herself into the adjoining cot for a chat:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Winterfylleth Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:04

Winterfylleth - Bloodstock 2017Following their main stage performance at Bloodstock the other weekend, Linzi A took the opportunity to chat with Winterfylleth frontman Chris Naughton about Britain’s foremost metal fest and its importance to the scene, as well as their “most ambitious and polarising” album to date, in the shape of their forthcoming sixth full length release:

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Dream Awake – ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:30

Dream Awake artworkapproved small 2013Having cut their creative teeth on their debut EP, ‘Pathfinder’, Dream Awake look set to cause quite a stir in their local Belfast scene – and hopefully further afield - with their second release, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath.’  Click the link to find out why Jonni D is quick to make sure that he doesn’t pigeonhole the band as simply a metalcore act and didn’t hold his breath to get into the groove of this tasty little EP:

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Hexenklad – ‘Spirit Of The Stone’ (CDN Records) Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Rose   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:00

Hexenklad artworkConceived in the darkened forests of Ontario, ‘Spirit Of The Stone’ is the debut album from Canadian blackened folk metallers Hexenklad, and features the combined talents of some of the country’s finest practitioners of the art. But, does it speak to our Scandinavian “queen of extreme”, or did it fall on deaf ears? Click the link to find out:

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Casket Robbery – ‘The Ascension’ EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 03:30

Casket Robbery 2017 EP CoverFollowing on from last year’s debut album, ‘Evolution of Evil’, Wisconsin death metallers Casket Robbery have unveiled their new line-up via a three-track EP, which recently dropped into the inbox of the returning Nick Russell. Click the link to find out why he thinks this is a band who have a promising future in the normally unforgiving world of extreme music:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Devil’s Playground Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:48

Devils Playground logoThe latest in our chats with just some of the bands who played the recent Bloodstock festival sees Linzi A entering the Devil’s Playground to talk to the winners of the Coventry leg of the annual Metal 2 The Masses competition about their experienced – and about the effects of being locked in a darkened room! Intrigued? Click the link to read the full story:

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Obey The Brave – ‘Mad Season’ (Epitaph) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:30

Obey The Brave artworkAccording our man Jonni D, Obey The Brave may have had a bit of a false start, creatively speaking, with their earlier material, but with third album ‘Mad Season’ they finally have found their stride with a significant step forward with an offering that “demonstrates a surprising level of experimentation”… Click the link to find out more:

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Necrosis – ‘Mythogenesis’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Rose   
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:00

Necrosis artworkIt has taken Danish death metal trio Necrosis a full decade to release their debut album.  Has it been worth the wait?  Well, who better to answer that question than Uber Rock’s very own Scandinavian “queen of extreme”, the otherwise demure-sounding Stephanie Rose?  Click the link to find out why she thinks it is missing one or two key ingredients needed to melt her blackened metal heart:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Internal Conflict Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Monday, 21 August 2017 16:00

Internal Conflict flyerFollowing a hugely impressive set on the Sophie Stage on the first morning of Bloodstock, Linzi A caught up with Adam and Dan from Leicester metalcore monsters Internal Conflict to talk about moving up the festival’s ranks, the invaluable work of the Sophie Foundation and how much work being in a band actually involves:

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The Dukes Of Bordello – ‘Lowdown 'n' Dirty’ (Death Or Glory Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 21 August 2017 04:30

Dukes Of Bordello artworkEverything Dom Daley does, he does 'All In The Name Of Rock And Roll', which is why he was only too happy to get ‘Lowdown 'n' Dirty’ with this second album from self-styled “Rock n Roll trashcan troubadors from the seedy side of town…” The Dukes Of Bordello.  The result was that he found himself having to break the habit of a lifetime and turn the volume on his stereo down!  Click the link to find out why DD is proud to be 'Down In The Gutter' after spinning this particular platter:

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