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Saturday, 31 May 2014

New Stencil Mag - Issue 25

 
 
Check out the new issue of Stencil Mag! This issue features my interview with festival organiser of MammothFest Brighton, Steve Dickson here: http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue25/151 as well as my reviews of Breathe Carolina, Distant Signals and Bear Trade on pages:  http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue25/160 & http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue25/167 All this plus loads of other awesome interviews and reviews from the likes of The Offspring, Bury Tomorrow, Crossfaith, I Killed The Prom Queen plus tonnes more!
 
 
Carina
 


Monday, 19 May 2014

MammothFest Brighton New Line-up Annoucement!



MammothFest Brighton, UK have just announced today the next round of bands to join the existing line-up, Headliners, Savage Messiah and Marty Defiled with main support from Meta-Stasis and Ingested. The new wave of 12 acts to be added are: Collapse, Mask of Judas, Abhorrent Decimation, Cambion, Nexilva, Divine Chaos, Foetal Juice, Collisions, No Sin Escapes His Gaze, Mordecai,
Aeolist and Premature Birth and with at least 6 more bands still to be announced!

The early bird tickets at the price of £15 has been extended and will now end on the 26th May following latest announcement so I suggest you get them quickly! http://vanitasdirect.com/556-mammothfest and http://mammothfest.bigcartel.com/

MammothFest are currently running a cool competition to win tickets to the festival supporting alternative bars and venues by running a bar competition at a number of venues to win a weekend ticket! By drinking at a participating bar and just say ‘Mammothfest’ to get your name in a jar, metal heads could be in with a chance of winning. Most names in the jar by Friday 1st August wins. Bars currently signed up include Buskers Bar (Eastbourne), The Caroline of Brunswick (Brighton) and Bar 42 (Worthing). Any bars, pubs or venues around the country who want to get involved are being urged to email info@mammothmetalfestival.co.uk

Check out the video below of one of new acts added, Collisions to see what's in store!








Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Thirteen Shots - 'First American Sweetheart' Single Review



Founded in 2011 in Birmingham, England, Thirteen Shots comprised of Johnny Rose, Chelsea, George and Lewis Lew have been treating fans to their B Movie inspired garage rock 'n' roll sound ever since! They have released two albums which combine the likes of punk, psychobilly and retro garage rock to create their own unique sound and now they are back with their new single, 'First American Sweetheart' which is inspired by the romance of the silent film era and the star of the silver screen, Mary Pickford.

The song itself has strong catchy rhythms driving it and is highly dynamic and energetic with well written lyrics to fit the cause! You can hear their various influences of genres; from punk shown through the instrumentation and the gravelly vocals presented with attitude and rock 'n' roll inspired riffs all packed into this anthemic tribute, which is all delivered well and makes for a tribute to be proud of! Thirteen Shots have created themselves an interesting sound which many should happily embrace and this new single highlights their talents brilliantly!

Listen to this great tribute single here: http://thirteenshots.bandcamp.com/


And to keep up to date with the band check out the sites below

 http://www.thirteenshots.com/
http://thirteenshots.bandcamp.com/

Carina Lawrence

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Mammothfest Makes Mighty Return to Brighton UK!



MammothFest returns after four year break bringing Brighton back its only dedicated metal festival! Today sees the first announcement of headliners Savage Messiah and Martyr Defiled, along with main support Meta-stasis and Ingested announced At early Mammothfest Ticket Cost which can be purchased here: http://mammothfest.bigcartel.com/ This reduced ticket price is for a very limited time only.  ‘Early-Mammothfest’ tickets are now on sale at just £15 for a pass to both incredible days.  The price is due to rise on announcement of the next set of acts in about a week’s time with 18 more acts to follow!

The First MammothFest saw the likes of Emtombed, Sylosis, Malefice & more wreak havoc in the South East of England and went down a storm so the resurgence of the festival is much anticipated!

Festival organiser Steve Dickson had this to say about the Festival's comeback:

“The interest in Mammothfest was significant from the moment I announced this years event. I have had so many messages of support and appreciation. I want to again shine a light on the amazing local bands while bringing the best bands in the world to Brighton”.
 

The announced bands are looking forward to being part of the mighty return also with Savage Messiah saying: "We're really excited to announce that we'll be headlining this years Mammothfest! This will represent our first ever festival headlining set on English soil, and we shall be pulling out all the stops to make this an extra special event! Whilst main support act Meta-stasis had this to say, "It was a total honour to play Mammothfest in 2010 with Ted Maul as it will be to play in 2014 with the depraved Meta-stasis. Brighton: wake the fuck up!!

It is set to be a weekend of intense and serioulsy heavy music which is not to be missed! Get tickets now at discouted price and don't miss out! See all Festival details below and look out for the next announcement!





Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st August 2014
The Green Door Store, Brighton, Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard,
Brighton Train Station, Brighton, BN1 4FQ

Age restriction 14+. Doors open 1.30 pm and last band due to finish
10.30pm each day

TICKETS: DAY TICKETS: £10
LIMITED EARLY-MAMMOTH WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE: £15
STANDARD WEEKEND TICKET: £18
GROUP TICKET (4 PERSONS): £60

 To Buy Tickets http://mammothfest.bigcartel.com/
www.mammothmetalfestival.co.uk