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Vader, Immolation, Krysthla & More Announced For New Mammothfest show!

Death Metal Invasion in Brighton With Vader & More In New MammothFest & Jackhammer Promotions Easter show!
Mammothfest are keeping busy in 2017! Rotting Christ are set to headline the main Mammothfest festival later this year as a UK festival exclusive. On top of that, two "Mammothfest Presents" shows have already been announced, with Feed The Rhino and Brutality Will Prevail headlining two separate events.

Now the spoil us further with this latest addition to the Mammothfest shows, which could be their biggest yet, featuring some of the best Death Metal acts such as headliners, Polish death metal pioneers Vader, who impressively released their eleventh album last year named, 'The Empire' with main support from New York extreme metallers, Immolation, who have just dropped their new career defining album, 'Atonement'.

Other acts joining them on the main stage for of this monstrous line-up are: Monument of Misanthropy, Krysthla, Divine Chaos, Seprevation

Interview: Bloodyard (UK)

Groove/death metal four piece Bloodyard from the North-West England have been going since 2010. Since their formation they have been building their fan base and reputation, especially on the live scene, having shared the stage with established bands such as, Monument, Evil Scarecrow, Scordatura, Savage Messiah, Foetal Juice, Warlord, RSJ and Meta-Stasis. They have also played numerous festivals and shows countrywide, including a headliner show at The Manchester Academy. In 2015 they reached new heights earning a slot at Bloodstock and have since signed with TBFM Records and Management. I caught up with guitarist, Nick Adamson to talk about their successes, their latest EP, 'Darker Days' and more...



So for those who aren’t familiar, can you give us a bit of back story about Bloodyard and how you came to be?

Bloodyard came about because Donna was looking for people to jam with, she played guitar in a band but wanted to do vocals. She knew I was looking to put something together so…

WEAK13 Release Another Controversial Video 'Obey The Slave'!

Underground Grunge Rockers Release New Video!


British underground post punk band WEAK13 have released a new music video for their song 'Obey The Slave' taken from their 2016 debut album 'They Live' which was well received by press and metal heads alike. WEAK13 have never been ones to be subtle and like to cause havoc with controversial songs, lyrics and videos to accompany their honest views.

The latest music video was filmed in a real English magistrates court and revolves around a theme of law and order. The song raises questions about authority and activism with thought provoking lyrics and proudly shouts “Don't start a revolution. Have a revelation and share. Wake up”.

Witness the bold and compelling video for yourself!



You will be be pleased to hear the band are currently preparing to record their follow up to 'They Live' with as yet untitled sophomore studio album with producer John Stewart at FrEQ in Coventry, England. Frontman and guitarist Nick J Tow…

Band Focus: VISTA (Interview)

VISTA Are Ones To Watch With Their Anthemic Rock Sound!


I caught up with upcoming new band VISTA, an angsty rock trio from New York City. In their short time as a band they have quickly gained media attention and most recently landed a support slot with the trendy rockers, Against The Current. Following their hit debut EP “VERSUS" they are ready to take things to the next level with their new single “Henchmen", including world domination...



Can you tell us a bit about the formation of VISTA?

Greg: We were all abducted by aliens together. Awoke and soon found out we could play music.
Matt: Greg and I joined VISTA at the same time. We had the same audition the same day actually. I originally messaged Hope when I learned that she had lost her drummer. At the time, I had a band that wasn’t going anywhere, so I went to audition, we had Chipotle and then I went home in a new band.

How would you describe your sound to those that aren’t familiar?

Greg: It’s hard to do, but ill just say we…

Brutality Will Prevail To Headline Mammothfest Event with Raging Speedhorn & More For Bleed Again's Album Launch!

Mammothfest Announces Special Album Launch Show For Fresh Act Bleed Again With Brutality Will Prevail, Raging Speedhorn, Giants, High Hopes & More!

Mammothfest are making quite the impact already in 2017, with two announcements out for the main event taking place on the 6-8th October at The Arch, Brighton, which includes headliners Rotting Christ (with more to be announced). Now they continue to please with this latest Mammothfest show, the second one of the year, with the first being held on the 1st April with headliners, Feed The Rhino. Find out more about this massive show below...
Worthing metallers, Bleed Again have become Mammothfest favourites in recent years. So, to celebrate the release of the band’s album, “Momentum”, Mammothfest have set up an event to make the occasion even more special.
Commonly the festival is known for bringing some of the best emerging metal acts to Brighton, but, Mammothfest is now dipping its toes into the world of hardcore by unleashing UK hardcore…

Interview: Trivium (featured in Stencil Mag)

In the new Stencil Mag (issue 41) I had the pleasure of interviewing the bassist of one of the biggest American modern metal bands around...Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium! Here is where originally featured in Stencil Mag:
https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/114


Interview - Paolo from Trivium:


How did you first get into playing bass?

I was first playing bass when I was eleven years old and me and group of my friends were having lunch at school one day and decided we wanted to play at this yearly festival at school, so we each pretty much picked an instrument and I picked bass and it suited me, and we played things like ‘Dammit’ by Blink 182 and I played For Whom The Bells Tolls (Metallica)…that was pretty much how it started for me.

Can you tell us a bit about when you first joined Trivium, as well as what it was like to be an upcoming band in Orlando, Florida?

When I joined Trivium…I’m actually from South Florida so we’re about three hours apart and we get together for like a year, so…

Courtesans Release New Video For 'Mesmerise'!

British Doom Pop act Courtesans are the band to watch right now, with their unique and fresh sound which ranges from doom, grunge, alt rock and pop, captivating press and music fans alike. 
The band are set to release their highly anticipated new EP 'Better Safe Than Sober' on March 31st. 
Luckily for us they have just unleashed their first video single for 'Mesmerise'. The video itself is hypnotic and alluring and it certainly embraces the songs context and mood, making it the perfect visual representation of the song. Check out the dark new video for yourself:







To find out more about the band:


Website - www.thecourtesans.org
Facebook - www.facebook.com/thecourtesans
Twitter - https://twitter.com/the_courtesans
You Tube / Instagram

Interview: Skindred (featured in Stencil Mag)

So for the latest Stencil Mag I was lucky enough to interview Arya Goggin the drummer from the biggest Reggae Metal band going, Skindred! This interview was done for and first featured in Issue 41 of Stencil Mag which can be seen in the magazine here:

https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41

Interview can be found here on page: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/106



Interview with Arya Goggin - Skindred!

When did you first get into playing drums?


I think it was probably round about the age of six. I was really drawn to it. My parents were getting me lessons and had to stick with them for a year or so before they brought me a drum kit and that happened and here we are which is great.



What drummers have really influenced you over the years, and why?

My favourite drummer of all time is probably Roger Taylor from Queen – ‘We Will Rock You’ is one of the first drum things that I remember hearing and it was all drums and vocals and I have never heard anything like that before. I was like…

Mammothfest UK 2017 Second Announcement!

Mammothfest UK more acts revealed with second announcement of 2017!

Less than two weeks ago, Mammothfest made the first big announcement of 2017, which included heavyweights Rotting Christ headlining in a UK exclusive show and Tjusder from Norway, as main support as well as popular acts Meta-stasis and Lagerstein (Australia), amongst upcoming acts such as Bleed Again, OHHMS and more. The team are wasting little time by unveiling some new additions to the line-up, this time showcasing more of the best rising stars of metal…

Mammothfest has always prided itself in supporting emerging artists and the underground local scene, giving smaller bands the chance to play alongside big acts such as Rotting Christ, and in the past bands like Textures, Venom Inc, Sylosis, Onslaught and many more!

We have the Rikstock stage which is devoted to such emerging bands and the memory of Rik, a metal vocalist for HOLE IN THE SKY and business partner of Mammothfest whom lost his life to brain cancer a few yea…

New Stencil Mag - Issue 41: Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Skindred, Anthrax & More!

Check out the latest massive issue of Stencil Mag which this time includes my interviews with Paolo from Trivium and Arya from Skindred!

Skindred Interview: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/106

Trivium Interview: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/114


The reviews I done for this issue are:

Lamb Of God - The Duke EP - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/180

Trivium - Ember To Inferno: Ab Inition (Deluxe) - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/181

AFI - The Blood Albumhttps://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/182

Matt Pryor - Memento Mori https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/183

Proll Guns - Horseflesh BBQ https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/188

Arcane Roots - Curtains (Single Review)https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41/188



Remember to check out all the other awesome interviews and reviews/features all for free here: 

https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue41

Thrash Bombz - Interview (For Dark Art Conspiracy)