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Kinks

About Kinks

She might as well have popped out of the womb flashing the devil horns. Her colourful musical taste is just like her hair – a classical singer with a smidge of Arabic and Scandinavian influence, and a bit of growling in between, y'know, your typical run-of-the-mill mish-mash. Mozart by day Burzum by night. A pint-sized ball of colourful fury, don't let her stature deceive you. She's a hellbeast, thirsty for metal. She’s not just sitting in England sipping on tea, but guzzling metal knowledge from every source possible. Her music degree focused on metal studies (well, the university didn't have much choice). Either way, she is a first class metal maiden. Keeping a critical eye on metal from before her days and right now, scrutinising with the electric eye - what makes the beast tick?

Kill II This Interview – Bloodstock 2016

After a twelve year break, Kill II This are ready to assault your ear canals with their unique concoction. Borne out of Manchester, Simon Gordon, Mark Mynett, and Pete Singer are ready to storm the UK and beyond with material old and … Continue reading

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Vendetta UKHC – Bloodstock 2016

I spoke with the Metal to the Masses winners from Norwich, Vendetta UKHC about what inspires their sound and lyrics. Following a conversation the previous day when Wesley from Vendetta UKHC asked me what we would talk about, I replied with the … Continue reading

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Sümer Interview – Bloodstock 2016

  Sümer are back at Bloodstock and bigger than ever, storming the Sophie Lancaster stage in an epic triumph. Some of you may remember my interview with Sümer last year that involved their best animal impression. I’m sad to say I … Continue reading

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Acid Reign Interview – Bloodstock 2016

The iconic line of this interview is as follows: “When you were playing, I wasn’t even a sperm in my father’s ballsack” After a 25 year hiatus, Acid Reign have returned hard and fast. I spoke with Marc Jackson and … Continue reading

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Psykosis Interview – Bloodstock, 2016

Party-hard crazy motherfuckers Psykosis are the perfect cure for your sanity. Hitting it hard with  thrash-tastic metal madness, these guys are a force to be reckoned with.  I spoke with  Tony Corcoran (rhythm guitar), Jay Shaw (Bass) and Grant Walsh (lead … Continue reading

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The Heretic Order Interview – Bloodstock, 2016

Spreading their gospel of abhorrence and horror, The Heretic Order rights the wrongs of man through their cynically laden lyrics combined with an unholy abomination of heavy metal. I spoke with Lord Ragner Wagner about their influences as a band and … Continue reading

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DevilDriver Interview – Diego ‘Ashes’ Ibarra.

I’ll never forget the first time I went to the O2 Forum in Kentish Town; I was 15 going on 16 and waiting to see Dimmu Borgir. The queue was dead silent with metallers adorned in corpse paint grimacing up … Continue reading

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Outright Resistance Interview – Bloodstock 2016

Sip towards the Armageddon! You heard me. This sexy sentence was the first phrase captured on my dictaphone as I frantically downed a Red Bull to try to make myself resemble something more of a human being. The last day … Continue reading

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The Crawling Interview – Bloodstock, 2016

The Crawling: a doom-tastic band hailing from Northern Ireland, their music a bleak wretchedness set ablaze with phosphorescent soundscapes, diverse structures and intricate melodies. I interviewed Gary Beattie, Andy Clarke and Stuart Rainey to get an in-depth look at what makes The … Continue reading

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Brutai Interview – Bloodstock, 2016.

Brutai: Neo-fashion porn metal inspired by rampantly shagging bunnies! Debuting their newest masterpiece Porn an album that is accompanied by the band’s new signature scent ‘Bunny’. Hurry – scents are limited to the first 100 purchases of the new album. … Continue reading

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Vektor Interview – Bloodstock 2016

Sci-fi influenced progressive thrashers Vektor are all the rage at the moment with their well-received album Terminal Redux. I spoke with vocalist and guitarist David DiSanto about what it’s like being in a band in today’s world and why it has … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Decent of Decency – Footprints in the Custard

You’re all invited to The Descent of Decency! Lords of the obscene, Manchester-based Comedy Punk metallers Footprints in the Custard present their third tongue-in-cheek album that is sure to ruffle your truffle. If you like music about bodily fluids, getting … Continue reading

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Orphaned Land Interview – Metal Days

  “The basic idea of religion is nice, the people destroy it.” Read on for more quote-worthy statements from Orphaned Land vocalist, Kobi Farhi.

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Paradise Lost Interview – Bloodstock, 2016

Heads up –  Paradise Lost are starting to write a new album! Read my interview with Waltteri Väyrynen who took over from the previous drummer Adrian Erlandsson just over a year ago, for updates.

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Cattle Decapitation Interview

It was kind of cliché, being led into the back of a dark van. Alas, it was all in the spirit of journalism! I spoke to Cattle Decapitation front-man Travis about an array of topics from politics to the music … Continue reading

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