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Interview with Extreme Metal Band Vehement

I caught up with guitarist/vocalist, W (short for Wraith) from Extreme Metal band, Vehement from the South East UK, ahead of their upcoming Festival appearance at Mammothfest Brighton on the 30th September (tonight!) to find out what to expect ahead of the event, as well as discussing their formation over a decade ago, debut album 'Collapse' and more.


So firstly can you tell us about your formation over a decade ago now?

Vehement first came together approximately ten years ago when Xysor, Andras and then bassist and guitarist Nybras & Vern were brought together by a mutual friend of ours. Said friend left and since then, it's been a four-piece.



How do you think your sound and band dynamics has changed since starting out?

I think our sound has changed a lot since the band started out, especially from the beginning. I joined in 2009 and since then, the music has developed and changed over the years from a deliberately experimental and "progressive" sound to a more …

MammothFest Brighton UK 30th Sept-2nd Oct: Festival Director Interview! "We Have Had Record Sales"! (Some Stages Now Sold Out!)

Mammothfest set in South East England, Brighton UK is back for its fourth event, and continues to grow bigger each year (since doing this interview earlier today weekend, stoner doom and rikstock tickets have all sold out!). Taking place from the 30th September to the 2nd October 2016 across four venues in Brighton known for its active night life and thriving music scene, Mammothfest is Brighton's only true metal festival. The different stages offer heavy weight acts such as Textures, Heart Of A Coward and Venom Inc as well as some of the finest emerging bands and local talents. 

With mere days to go until this mighty festival kicks off I caught up with director and creator of Mammothfest, Steve Dickson to find out what is in store for this year's massive event...

With Mammothfest less than a week away, how excited are you to host the fourth event in Brighton?!
I have never been so buzzing for one of our MAMMOTHFEST events as I am right now. We have had record sales, most venues …

Stone Circle Crowdfunding For New EP!

Stone Circle announces crowdfunding campaign to record EP in 2016




Progressive metal band Stone Circle (UK) has set up a crowdfunding campaign to aid their next recording, to be done at Bandit Studios (with producer Jonny Renshaw - guitarist for Devil Sold His Soul, ex Mahumodo). The EP will be their 5th release to date and Stone Circle are calling on fans to help contribute towards the recording, including limited edition signed copies of the EP upon its release on pre-order. The band are hoping to raise £1500 to cover the full cost of recording and mastering.




www.indiegogo.com/projects/stone-circle-ep-metal




Stone Circle has had several accolades from the press, including Terrorizer Magazine stating: “What with Opeth going all 'full-prog' on us, the time couldn’t be better for a new band to take up the mantle of king purveyors of intelligent, melodic and progressively-minded death metal.” Metal Hammer gave the group 8/10 for their performance at UKTechfest “...Their Opeth and Ens…

Weesp Live Album Teaser & New Tour Announced!

Live Album Teaser Plus New European Tour Dates for Space Rockers!


Alternative electro hard rockers, Weesp from Minsk are keeping the momentum going since the successful release of their high impact debut alum, 'The Void' last year. The album displayed an array of infectious and electrifying hits, such as singles, 'Murderers' and 'Solar Empire' which featured Cory Brandan of American metalcore band, Norma Jean. The band are also known for their energetic outstanding shows, so its no wonder they have decided to release 'The Void' Live in concert, filmed in Minsk to capture this. 

Check out the exciting and epic teaser now below!






I suggest you catch Weesp live for yourselves, and luckily have have just announced a new European tour:



13.10 Berlin - Slaughterhouse http://slaughterhouse-berlin.de/

15.10 Hamburg - Grüner Jäger http://www.gruener-jaeger-stpauli.de

18.10 Prague - Lucerna Music Bar http://www.musicbar.cz/

19.10 Krakow - Jazz Rock Cafe http://www.jazzroc…

New Music: HEATH - Old Town Single Review

Heath is a recently formed act, which consists of the multi-skilled singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Peter Hewison, who is based in Manchester, UK. Heath's debut EP is currently in production, but this new song, 'Old Town' gives us a taste of what is to come...

'Old Town' is a blissful reminiscent indie alt rock number, which is a joy to listen to especially with Peter's soft and soothing voice, paired with ambient effective tones and sounds to accompany which make for a very alluring offering. With this new single and the previously released, 'Back Up Now' it is evident that Peter is a brilliant musician and can inject soul and passion into this beautiful chilled out rock. This is the perfect preview that will certainly charm and interest the masses.

If you liked this track, luckily we don't have to wait long until the next, as he will be releasing new song, 'Whiskey Skies' soon.

In the meantime check out new single 'Old Town'…