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Headface Interview - Pointy Guitars & Disneyland!

Thrash metal band, Headface from Brighton combine elements of doom and progressive death to their sound, making them not your average thrash band! In this interview they discuss their hiatus and what they have been upto, their formation and what to expect from their set at MammothFest in Brighton tomorrow!..Expect 'cool trainers' and 'pointy guitars'!...


Firstly you have been on a hiatus, how is it to be back and what have
you all been upto?


We decided to work on some new stuff for a bit cos we hadn't really done that in around a year. We're hoping to have even more new material sorted for Mammothfest, and we're really enjoying playing some gigs again with some fresh additions to the repertoire as well as hammering out the "greatest hits".

As some of the members are from technical death metal band, Hole In The Sky, how hard is it to work round this and do other projects?

Occasionally both bands want to take on commitments like recording or
playing sho…

MammothFest Stage Times & Extra Surprises!

New and final line-up poster


The highly anticipated return of the mighty MammothFest in Brighton just keeps on delivering with the added bonuses and features of the festival, shaping it up to be a seriously crushing line-up and one heavy as hell event! The festival first stated there would be 22 smashing acts on the bill, but it kept creeping up and now they have just released that it is in fact 28 bands! The latest additions being Furyborn who replaced Aeolist and two brand new bands, Brighton rockers, Death Ape Disco and heavy metal, King Leviathan who also hail from Brighton rather fittingly, adding to the local talent!

Okay so are we all ready and prepared to witness the massive event which will have a high impact on the Brighton Music scene and further?!..The only thing that remains is to be armed with the stage times of all the incredible bands, and you're in luck!..

MAMMOTHFEST 2014 FINAL LINE UP And stage running times:

Performance time Saturday 30th August
9.20 - 10.30 Sava…

The Deal Was For The Diamond Interview

Instrumental quartet from Brighton are back on the scene after taking some time out to focus on their sophomore album and they have landed a brilliant comeback show marking the bands first gig in a while, at MammothFest 2014 which as it happens is the return of the festival since its debut back in 2010! The band were lucky enough to be added to the line-up at the last minute, following Divine Chaos pulling out of the rebirth of the festival, so I asked them about their upcoming performance and what is in store with their new album and future plans..


So firstly how was it to be added to the MammothFest line-up at the last minute, especially seeing as this will be your first live comeback show in some time?!

It fantastic to be asked to play especially after over a year off playing. We are so excited about joining the bands on the line up and feel privileged to be asked to step in .Last minute or not we want to come out fighting and try and compete with the bands around us, we have a year …

Red Monday - Self Titled Debut Album Review

Chicago's, Red Monday are a indie rock band who embrace Classic Rock vibes with British and of course American influences. They released their self titled debut album on the 9th August 2014, after forming under wonderful coincidences, such as being in the right place at the right time, as singer/songwriter Jim Miller and singer Rick Harris happened to be at the same club, standing next to each other after a band break up of 25 years or more, and later that week Jim and drummer Michael McCarron talk on the phone after being in a band 20 years ago, these are just some of the makings of how Red Monday formed..so was this meant to be?!... 

First song, 'She's On Fire' is highly melodic with nice vocals and tones, which are apparent immediately from Rick Harris, who possesses a beautiful and pleasing voice, which is delivered in a upbeat and serene manner, but with a Classic Rock vibe evident also.

The first single, 'Time' (It's About Time) has superb catchy rhythm…

MammothFest final line-up change & Day Splits announced!

With just three weeks to go now until the return of MammothFest in 2014 a final line-up change has been announced, as Aeolist had to pull out due to their drummer sustaining a broken hand, so Furyborn, a melodic death metal band from Dorset step up to to take their place and to tie in with this latest addition, the important matter of the day spilts have finally been unleashed also! (See poster above!) Check out the latest band, Furyborn here: https://www.facebook.com/furyborn & http://www.furyborn.com/ To mark and celebrate the rebirth of the festival  and the awesome line-up it has in store, MammothFest are releasing a epic LTD Ed. Tee (pictured below). Available from this week, only 30 will be printed, so make sure you keep an eye on the facebook to see when they are available: https://www.facebook.com/mammothmetalfestival The tee also has a back print, featuring the line up - with which we are pleased to now announce with the day split!




Here the all important details for everythi…

Meta-stasis Interview with Patient 5 Solomon.J.Lucifier.Christ - "they were so freaked out by our disgusting costumes, make up and the twisted masked guy.."

META-STASIS formed in 2012 through the union of two bands Sikth & Ted Maul which originally was meant to just be a musical project but due to their success and ever growing insanity the band have decided to make this a permanent project thankfully to their crazy patients (fans!). Currently they have only released their debut, 'When The Mind Departs The Flesh' in 2012 and have just finished recording their terrifying follow up. The band are known for their extreme and intense live shows performing their unique psycho-extreme-tech-death metal and they are being unleashed to play as main support to Savage Messiah on the Saturday 30th August at the epic return of MammothFest 2014 in Brighton..I dared to ask Patient 05: Solomon.J.Lucifier.Christ: Throat Disorder & Psychiatric S-scapes (also known as the vocalist of the band!) about what to expect at the festival and their new album..

Meta-Stasis originally formed in 2012 through the union of Sikth andTed Maul members initial…

Grave Digger - Interview with Guitarist Axel Ritt

After reviewing German heavy metal bands new album, 'Return Of The Reaper' I wanted to find out more about the new album, as well as how the German metal scene has changed since the 1980s and more, as Grave Digger were and still are a big part of this. I put my questions to the guitar virtuoso, Axel Ritt.. 

After releasing an incredible sixteen studio albums since your formation in 1980, you are back with your seventeenth album, 'Return Of The Reaper' which was released on 11th July 2014, how happy are you with this new release and the response so far?

We are very, very happy with the result, especially because it was a lot of hard work to put the album where it is now. Fortunately, the fans are of the same opinion, because we got the highest chart entries ever worldwide in the whole band history! It’s awesome!

The new album pays homage to your earlier classic albums, such as 'Heavy Metal Breakdown' (1984), 'Witch Hunter' (1985) and 'The Reaper' (…

More MammothFest Line Up Changes!

Porshyne Latest Act Announced!




With less than a month to go now until the much anticipated return of Brighton's MammothFest taking place on 30-31st August, looking to make a hefty impact once again, they have had a few line up changes as Death Metal grind act, Foetal Juice have had to pull out of the Brighton Festival, as unable to make show and atmospheric rock act, Porshyne have been confirmed as replacement which ties in nicely with other recent annoucement of instrumental band, thedealwasforthediamond being added to line-up, as Divine Chaos had to pull out of the show also. This latest announcement makes the line up even more diverse and displaying a range of talent!



MammothFest have released this press statement regarding the line up changes:



Foetal Juice and Divine Chaos forced to pull out

We are sad to announce that Foetal Juice and Divine Chaos will both be
unable to perform at this years Mammothfest. Both bands expressed their
disappointment, but unfortunately elements beyon…