Tag Archive: heavy metal
Well, it’s only taken them 29 years but NWOBHM stalwarts, Hell have finally got round to putting out a debut album. First single, On Earth As It Is In Hell is a tongue-in-cheek (oh god, I hope it’s tongue-in-cheek) tribute to the metal anthems of yore. Combining a dress sense that makes Cradle of Filth look conservative & an average age of around 600, they’ve roped in Andy Sneap to lay down some Priestian riffs for them. Sneap was taught guitar by the sadly departed Dave Halliday, founder & original Hell vocalist. Comedy aside, the track is fairly sexy.
Unlike the rest of the Scottish nation, you can’t question Achren‘s work ethic. They’ve been working their balls of touring up & down the country with support slots for Vader, Hecate Enthroned, Sabbat & Cthonic. All this work certainly paid off with a victory in the Metal To The Masses competitions resulting a soggy, sweaty buy overwhelmingly erotic set at Bloodstock 2010. That’s going to be out on DVD in January & should tide you over until the start of August when Glasgow’s finest will join Judas Priest & some cunt from Black Sabbath in showing Germany how to do metal.
Leave the Hall favourites, retro revivalists Enforcer have released a video for the track Midnight Vice taken from the blindingly good Diamonds. It is available now in Europe on limited edition digipak CD, regular CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.
I’ll begin with a disclaimer. This review is packed so full of late nineties wrestling references that those of you who foolishly abstained from watching oiled, steroided superhumans engaging in protracted gay-offs would probably be best just skipping the whole thing & enjoying the shiny pictures.
White Wizzard are hitting UK shores in November. Dates are below, along with the flyer. If you are catching them on the tour, be sure to grab a copy of the Limited Edition 7″ version of Shooting Star for extra cool points.
It was early 2008 when the Cobalt Hotel in Vancouver hosted the reunion of Caustic Thought; a popular local band that had not played together for twelve years. Little did bassist Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole), drummer Bob Wagner (Econoline Crush), and guitarist Ian White know at the start that this special evening would light a spark that would take this reunion further than they initially expected.
Legendary LA based metal band Armored Saint recently shot a video in their hometown on July 1st for the track Left Hook From Right Field off their current release La Raza with director Jeremy Schott of Mental Suplex.