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MAMMOTHFEST ANNOUNCE Heat of a Coward, Entrails & MORE !!!‏

MAMMOTHFEST reveals MORE acts including... 
HEART OF A COWARD, ENTRAILS, LIQUID GRAVEYARD, ONE MACHINE and MANY more. WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE 
It’s been a long time coming but MAMMOTHFEST have finally revealed the next hugely anticipated wave of acts that are booked to perform at the incredibly popular independent Brighton based festival this October. Take a look at this astonishing line up; coming to the heart of Brighton later this year.





Joining Textures at The Haunt on Friday 30th September are Century Media’s heavyweight metal quintet HEART OF A COWARD, Krysthla & aggy-groove metal newcomers The Five Hundred. 
Joining Venom inc. at The Concorde 2 on Saturday 1st October are Metal Blade Records very own Swedish, Old School flag bearers ENTRAILS, Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir) & Shane Embury’s (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept, Brujeria, Lock-Up etc.) new band LIQUID GRAVEYARD, Steve Smyth’s (ex-Testament, ex-Nevermore ex-Forbidden) new band ONE MACHINE,…

3 DOORS DOWN PREMIERE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “IN THE DARK”‏

3 Doors Down have revealed the official video for their latest single “In The Dark,” starring none other than RJ Mitte [Emmy Award®-winning Breaking Bad, Switched At Birth] and directed by the duo of Magnus Jonsson and Martin Landgreve of Gaucho Film [Azealia Banks]. Check it out HERE!



“In The Dark” which is already Top 5 at Active Rock Radio, is the first single from the GRAMMY Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band’s sixth full-length offering, Us And The Night [Spinefarm Records], out in stores and digitally March 11. Pre-order it here.



Huge fans of the music, the star and filmmakers both jumped at the opportunity to work with the band. Now, the video showcases Mittelike you’ve never seen him before. He puts on his headphones, cranks some 3 Doors Down and what ensues is a bit unexpected - with a sexy twist.

On working with the band on the video and the video’s star RJ Mitte, directors Martin Landgreve & Magnus Jonsson commented: “To make music videos were The Gau…

Killer Zombie Rock/Metal Songs!

So everyone loves a good Zombie film, program or game! With the recent return of the biggest Zombie TV show, the majorly successfulThe Walking Dead I thought this would be a good opportunity to look at some of the best zombie inspired/themed rock offerings to 'get your teeth into'! Not all songs are strictly about zombies in this post, and in the extended playlist below, but they are related/associated in some way and can easily be linked to them! 


Get yourself in a zombie state of mind below!!







To get things in motion in a crazy fast fashion, it has to be what I think is one of the best Zombie inspired songs by one of the biggest metal bands from the US! This song featured on the movie soundtrack for the first Resident Evil film, which is inspired by the popular Capcom games. Be prepared to loose your shit!!




Slipknot - My Plague








It would be offensive to not feature this next song/artist as they embody the very essence of the living dead, and even go as far as to have 'Zombie…

Pegasus - Fairy Tale EP Review

Pegasus are a fresh French metalcore quintet who have previously only released a couple of singles. Now they have more to offer in their debut EP, Fairy Tale which is unleashed to the masses on the 20th February...

Opener, The Shadow Of Our Soul has an ethereal hopeful intro with distant deep screams and melodic ambient riffs. The breakdown is bad ass and it keeps things changeable throughout, making for a thrilling start...

Mirror, Mirror features melodic striking guitars which are highly sonic and resonant, creating a very enjoyable metalcore offering, and showing the high standards and coherency of the EP.

We reach title track, Fairy Tale which opens on a beautiful dream like state, before being treated to some clean vocals here, for effect and emphasis, keeping things diverse and unpredictable. This is a strong number, that portrays the vibe and sound of the overall release wonderfully. It demonstrates them at their best, showing their individual talents, as well as their tight unit …

Angerdome - Self Titled EP Review (Get Your Groove On!)

This Italian metal five piece formed in 2012 and released their debut self titled EP late last year, on 31st October 2015. See what they have to offer in their Angerdome...

Opening song, Escape This Reality maintains a dark groove with hard hitting riffs and drums, along with fierce impressive screams from vocalist, Cento, all executed in a very melodic unit; it will have you head-banging in no time! It also possesses nice tones, aided by the production and mastering which asserts itself throughout the EP...

After a memorable introduction, the band fully greet us with, Welcome To Angerdome, which keeps things fast and vicious. Again we are treated to some seriously catchy bouncy melodies, with flawless belligerent vocals, and shows what the band do best where their in their 'zone'.

Direct Result starts with a crashing drum intro with an elongated scream to kick it off, then goes on to feature crushing riffs, and a mental fast chorus, all in all, the 'result' is one well …

Diverse Rock Love Songs! (Valentines Feature)

Its Valentines day on the February 14th, so I thought I would look at some of my favourite love related metal/rock songs to share with you! I have kept it mostly modern and tried to have a bit of variation, in terms of the lyrical content of love and the spectrum of rock genres, from Classic Rock to Pop Punk! As there is so many to chose from and I have included more in the playlist too!


So first I'm going to kick off with an early Paramore song (the band chose this name, as it was the maiden name of the bass player's mother at the time, then they learnt that 'paramour' meant "secret lover, they adopted name but altered the spelling!)

From their first debut album, All We Know Is Falling (2005) - My Heart 




The song closes their debut with a welcomed surprise, being the only Paramore song to feature screamed vocals from then guitarist, Josh Farro who along with Hayley Williams wrote the lyrics for the song. This is still one of my favourite Paramore songs, however …

Myco - Myceliated Single Review

Myco is a psychedelic project created by Kyle Henry from Kansas City, which only launched in December 2015. The name Myco is the scientific term for fungi, and their debut single is in-keeping with this theme, seeing as it is called, "Myceliated" which is about fungus and the influence it has on the universe and the human race...far out right?!...

You are instantly dazzled and pulled in by the synth electro ambience, which is chilled yet has a playful vibe. The guitar has a nice tone, and has some impressive memorable moments, which compliments well with the weird electro sounds. As you may expect, it features some complex and intriguing trippy lyrics such as, "Inside the earth lies plexus of fungus, interconnecting everything symbiosis", which is delivered in a smooth and pleasing vocal performance throughout. The vocals float wonderfully alongside the distant ethereal music, making it easy to lose yourself in their soothing vibrant and strange sounds. For a debut …

Crabitat - Mash Ups & Parodies - Something A Bit Different!

So this is one very unique and strange concept from an artist named Crabitat, aka Mat Edwards from Western Australia, who interestingly is a mine geologist, who wanted to do something entertaining. The first song/parody he created named, #MMM22 | Next Set | Next Step Parody - Kerser on Youtube, received great feedback, with it's impressive funny rap style! Which can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BajbEPqy5fU


So now they are back with this new mash up in this latest video, titled, Crabitat - Deadset 6 - Kerser Chilli Mash, whichwas produced by The Crabitat Channel (TCC) - which primarily releases a variety of hermit crab related videos, amongst other things!...I did say it was different!!

The video consists of a mix of a beat taken from SEFFAPEFFA called 'House Summer Beat', a sample from Red Hot Chili Peppers 'By The Way', and lastly as per the first track, from Australia Rap Artist, Kerser with song, 'Deadset 5'. Intrigued?!..How could you not …

OTEP - Unveils Album Details For Upcoming Album!

“Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is an Art Project/Band/Movement/Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTCore of Heavy Mental Rock.” This is how mastermind / vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her allies have been described and this album proves this truth!



The details of OTEP’s seventh studio record and Napalm Records Debut Generation Doom have been revealed. The album is set for an April 15th release. Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. Initial pre-orders are available HERE.



OTEP on the upcoming release:
“Revolution is the opiate of the artist. In pain. We remain. But healed in the sweet addiction to art. We are. For this album, I unleashed my soul and allowed it to soar freely. I communed with the moon in the chrome of its light. I kissed the sun at its fiery height. I waged war with the Nightmare Kings, I sinned with the opalescent women in the roaring seas of poetry. On a …

WEAK13 - THEY LIVE Debut Album Review!

WEAK13 have created their own unique anthemic grunge rock, fused with punk and industrial elements also. The trio from Kidderminster, UK formed back in 1999 by front-man, Nick J Townsend, eventually consisting of the new permanent three man line-up in 2010. They worked on their debut full length for three years, which is impressively mastered by, Henry Smithson (Foo Fighters, Stereophonics), and produced by John Stewart (Eight Great Fears). Their long awaited album, follows the release of many raw grunge punk singles, with some controversial videos to accompany! The band aren't afraid to be themselves, and unleash exceptionally honest raw music. Although we are in a time where most will listen digitally to music, I would like to say, it is worth getting the physical CD for the cool wacky artwork, which has been well designed and thought out!

Opening track, 'My Last Summer With You' gets the high energy angst going from the get go, as well as an air of insanity which you we…

DESERTFEST BERLIN 2016: First running-order & limited day-passes now available!‏

LINE-UP ALMOST COMPLETE! Limited amount of day-passes now available!
Desertfest Berlin, which takes place between April 28th - April 30th 2016, has announced a first running order of their almost complete and stunning line-up, there will be 3 more bands announced soon. The 3-day passes are sold out, but the limited day-tickets are now available onwww.desertfest.de/tickets!


If you haven't got a 3-day pass and to help you taking your decision, Desertfest Berlin has just announced a first running order and day-splits as follows:



Presented by Sound of Liberation, GreyZone Concerts & Promotion, Metal Hammer, Stonerrock.eu, Desert-Rock.com, Music Board Berlin and Woolheads,
this year's Desertfest Berlin 2016 will be the 5th edition and offers THE ultimate heavyrock-psycho-doom festival! 3 days of rock mayhem with 30+ performing acts on two stages, visual arts and hippie market. The full package nested in the beating cultural heart of Berlin at the famous ASTRA KULTURHAUS.


For more i…

Mammothfest Brighton - 15 MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED‏!

Mammothfest, the UK's fastest growing independent festival will descend on Brighton again. The festival is held across 3 days (30.09.16 - 02.10.16) and has already dropped jaws across the nation by revealing all its headlining acts in the later part of last year.

Textures, Venom Inc., Conan & Eastern Front are all confirmed as bill toppers. On top of that, the festival then confirmed Bast, Black Moth, Conjurer, The Infernal Sea and Sworn Amongst as a further wave of acts confirmed to perform. NOW the Brighton based fest are back to drop some more announcements!

"We feel it's time to crack out another wave of announcements" comments Steve Dickson, Mammothfest Director. "Sales of Early Bird weekend tickets and accommodation options have been extremely encouraging in light of our previous announcements and as we pull in to 2016 - Ash, Rich and I feel that now is the time to show a little more!".

Joining the line up is:

FRIDAY 30.09.16 @ The Green Door Store