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INTERVIEW: Tempest (UK)

Tempest are a metalcore act from Eastbourne, South Coast UK. They recently headlined a new local festival to help revitalise the scene as it has been in decline in the area, but thanks to the guitarist in the band, Steve Collier he is on a mission to make the scene what it used to be again, as he is the one who formed the first Deep Water Festival, along with a promotions and bookings company called Deep Water Bookings. Now is an exciting time for the South East scene and for Tempest, so I caught up with Steve to discuss all this, what lies ahead for the band and more...


Can you tell us about your formation in 2013?


Alex, Adam and Ross were in the band prior to Tempest starting. One of their guitarists left and I originally just filled in, as I was in a different band at the time. I got on with the guys pretty well and ended up becoming a permanent member. Since then another guitarist left, where Ross then moved from bass to guitar and Mike joined us on bass.


How did you arrive at the na…
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REVIEW: Bobaflex - Eloquent Demons

Hard Rockers Bobaflex from West Virginian are back to wreak havoc with their eighth album ‘Eloquent Demons’ which is the follow to 2015’s ‘Anything That Moves’, this sees not only their first release through Thermal Entertainment but their first actual label release in a while after the band decided to go independent. They are a very hardworking and tireless band, having extensively toured, and even setting records for this, they certainly don’t do anything by half measures.
The opening intro and title track sounds very appropriately evil, with a creepy intro speech to set the scene whilst we wait for the demons to be fully unleashed…
First proper track ‘I Am Nightmare’ immediately sees heavy dark guitars and melodic group singing, which give it a classic feel with a gritty edge and is possesses a hell of a powerful chorus, not to mention a killer solo – this will be hard to forget.
Keeping the momentum going is ‘Long Time Coming’ which is equally as hard-hitting, with groove ridden and…

The Parallel Announces Their Signing to InVogue Records

The Parallel Signs to InVogue Records & Release New Single
Based in Toronto, the four-piece heavy metal band formed in 2015. The band is currently busy writing their full-length album and plan to hit the studio with producer Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Before Their Eyes, Chase Huglin) in early 2018.


“We are elated to have the opportunity to work with InVogue and its amazing repertoire of artists and people. We’re excited to share our new music, and humbled to have the chance to continue to grow and pursue what we all love doing.

A special thanks to our friends, families and everyone we have worked with for the continued support and encouragement, and to the listeners who gave us a chance! Looking forward to what the future brings.”



We are also excited to debut the video for their new single “Time Tunnel.”

“Time Tunnel is about being trapped doing the same thing day in and day out, and its relationship with the constancies and frustrations of repetitive cycles. The video production revol…

IN FLAMES Drop Surprise Covers EP & Kick Off EU Tour!

IN FLAMES Release Surprise Covers EP Featuring 'Wicked Game' & Start EU Tour!
Gothenburg-based metal heavyweights IN FLAMES surprise fans with a four-track covers EP Down, Wicked & No Good out now worldwide ahead of their SOLD OUT hometown show at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on 17th November. Download or stream the EP here: http://nblast.de/IFDownWickedNoGood

To debut their cover of DEPECHE MODE’s 1997 hit single 'It’s No Good', IN FLAMES are took over DEPECHE MODE’s Facebook page on 17th November, releasing exclusive content and a new video for the song - watch it here: https://youtu.be/xznKs14Svlo

The panoptic covers collection also includes IN FLAMES' versions of ALICE IN CHAINS’ 'Down In A Hole,' CHRIS ISAAK’s 'Wicked Game,' and a live bonus version of NINE INCH NAILS 'Hurt'. It sees the Swedish quintet expanding beyond metal to incorporate the group’s varied musical taste and expansive sonic range.

“We’ve been fans of DE…

PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS Release New Song & Album Pre-order!

PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS Unveil New Song!
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the first single off their upcoming debut album, The Age Of Absurdity. Check out the official lyric video for 'Ringleader' at: https://youtu.be/3c9k2xzd8aY

The album is now available for pre-order in various formats here: nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdity

'Ringleader' can now be purchased as an instant grat track or streamed here: http://nblast.de/PCATBSRingleader

The band is currently touring the UK as support for Australian rockers AIRBOURNE. Find all tour dates listed below.

The Age Of Absurdity was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda and mastered at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

The Age Of Absurdity will feature 11 tracks + 1 bonus track (see tracklist below) and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.

The fitting cov…

Brit Rock Trio RAYNE Reveal Details Of 'Complex By Design' Album

RAYNE Release Details Of Upcoming New 'Complex By Design' Album

The infectiously melodic Alt-Indie Rock outfit 'RAYNE' unveil news of the arrival of their long-awaited 'Complex By Design' album.


Available for digital download from 1st Dec 2017, the band with a flair for sky-searing anthemic hook-lines showcase their evolution into darker and heavier synth driven territories with this 7 track offering. Co-produced by RAYNE and Kyle Martin, Complex By Design unabashedly resonates with sonically epic overtones and textures. Hard hitting and huge sounding songs that feature explosive chorus lines, multi layered guitar sounds, pop-leaning electronica and all encompassed within the Sunderland (UK) trio's ability to steer listeners on a magical journey through emotive song arrangements and intricate dynamics. Lengthy compositions with a huge depth of sound whilst avoiding any superfluous studio production techniques.


Vocalist & Bassist 'Ben Potts' delive…

THREAT SIGNAL CD Release Date Pushed To November 24th In North America

THREAT SIGNAL CD Release Date Pushed Back To November 24th In North America
Due to a manufacturing delay in North America, THREAT SIGNAL's new album“Disconnect” will be released in CD format (physical format) on November 24th. Currently it’s still available for pre-ordering via all key retailers includng Amazon, FYE and BestBuy. For more information check the band's Facebook page, here.

Listen to "Disconnect" on YouTube: https://t.co/lmSrN1DoJp

Since their critically acclaimed debut offering "Under Reprisal" (2006), which won the "Canadian Recording Of The Year Award" at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognised as one of the most interesting modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense "Vigilance" (2009) and reinvented "Threat Signal" (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each generating growing interest within the metal community. Combining the complexity of…

REVIEW: Vrona - Impermanence (Prog Metal)

Prog metallers, Vrona released their debut EP 'A Lapse In Time' last year which received positive press and even led to them being compared to the likes of heavyweights Karnivool, TesseracT and Tool, minus the vocals, as in 2016 they were an instrumental act. Now in 2017, they are back, not only with a new two-track release titled 'Impermanence' but they have also unveiled and added an extra dimension to their already massive sound with the introduction of a vocalist Jamie Ball.

The main title track 'Impermanence' is ambient and textured. The vocals are pleasant, captivating and varied which immediately gives them a different feel and layer, proving that adding vocalist Jamie was a wise move. It features soaring and powerful moments throughout. The fact that they now have vocals doesn't overpower the well crafted and intelligible instruments either but only acts as the perfect unison, with both complimenting each other wonderfully. They are all impressive mu…