Author: Ben Timpson

Lord Shades – The Uprising of Namwell

Let’s get the ‘need to know’ stuff out of the way first shall we? Lord Shades are French, which is noteworthy because what France doesn’t have in quantity, metal wise, it makes up for in quality and this lot are no exception. This record is the final part of a trilogy about the character that gives the band their name. You do not need to hear the previous two parts of the story to appreciate “The Uprising of Namwell,” well I didn’t anyway. I guess if you were going to get fully into the story of Lord Shades, the...

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Draconian – Sovran

I hate to admit this is a school of thought but on paper, you could be forgiven for being put off by Draconian. European metal band playing kinda-gothy-kinda-doomy-yet-melodic metal, with a growling male singer and a female with a ‘pretty’ voice. You know what I mean, without doubt you do. You only have to have a shred of cool to understand where I am coming from. Although perhaps not from the heavier end, bands like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Amaranthe are to blame. They’re terrible and I really don’t have any understanding or musical respect for the people that enjoy...

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Soulfly Announce UK Tour!

SOULFLY have announced a UK tour in support of tenth studio album, ‘Archangel’, which landed in August via Nuclear Blast Records.    Legendary frontman, Max Cavalera informs us, “We’re finally bringing the ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’ tour to the UK!!  So all of you British headbangers, skull crushers and metal militia in general, get ready to destroy this fucking place!!  See you in the pit!”     Check out SOULFLY’s lyric video for ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal’ here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6zqeBi9pY.   Get along to one of the following shows to hear some Soulfly classics and some newer songs...

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Dommin Honour Type O Negative With Cover Version

FREE DOWNLOAD OF ‘LOVE YOU TO DEATH’ AVAILABLE NOW   PLUS ADDITIONAL COVERS OF LANA DEL RAY & DURAN DURAN   BAND SIGN NEW DEAL WITH EUROPEAN LABEL US goth rockers DOMMIN are pleased to share a brand new cover, of the Type O Negative classic song ‘Love You To Death’. Taken from Type O Negative’s legendary ‘October Rust’ album, released in 1996, fans can hear Dommin’s unique take on the track at: https://youtu.be/vbgr8z5chaw. Frontman Kristofer Dommin, a long-time Type O Negative fan, comments, “It was a challenge to not make it sound like a demo version of the same song since our...

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