It’s might’ve been lying dormant for several years, but this year we brought the COROT-3b Prize back. Yes, we know that running an “alternative” to the Mercury Prize isn’t original. Yadda yadda yadda. You still want to know who we decided is the winner though, right? Because after discussing and debating the nominees in this edition of the podcast, that’s exactly what Raz and Hugh did.
Brotherhood of the Lake
Brotherhood Of The Lake were a bleak and heavy but original and inventive Plymouth, Devon-based band. They toured with The Bled and Johnny Truant and played shows with Architects, The Chariot, Misery Signals, Terror, Dead Swans, August Burns Red, Protest The Hero, The Ghost Of A Thousand, Shaped By Fate and more. Brotherhood Of The Lake were featured in Metal Hammer magazine and received live reviews in Kerrang! and Rock Sound. They split in 2014 and some members continue in Death Parish.
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Brotherhood of the Lake on Thrash Hits
October 27th, 2013
HEY YOU: the Mercury Prize is announcing it’s 2013 winner on Wednesday 30 October 2013. That mean we’re announcing the winner of our COROT-3b Prize too. Don’t know what the COROT-3b Prize is? Well, go click on that link. Everyone up to speed? Good. You’ve got mere hours left to cast your vote, so we figured we’d use this week’s Sunday Slaylist to not only remind you of who’s up for the prize, and to prompt any Johnny-come-lately types to CAST THEIR VOTES NOW.
September 15th, 2013
Yes, yes, yes, the Mercury Prize doesn’t have any metal in it. Yes, yes, yes, it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Yes, yes, yes, that hasn’t stopped us resurrecting the COROT-3b Prize to celebrate a dozen great British metal albums from the last 12 months. Go click that link if you need an explanation why we called that. Everyone else: go click the “Read More” link and go listen to our Sunday Spotify Slaylist of this year’s COROT-3b nominees.
September 11th, 2013
Yes, we know the Mercury Prize is just a marketing vehicle for the NME and the Guardian and we’ve genuinely given up complaining about rock and metal not being included in there – even as a token gesture, like they occasionally do with avant garde and jazz artists – but it’s a bloody good excuse to have a little celebration of the excellent British music that has been released over the past year.
March 18th, 2013
Brotherhood Of The Lake
Desperation Is The English Way Vol.2
30 Days Of Night
18 March 2013
by David Keevill
Misanthropy is a great commodity. Bands towards the darker end of the spectrum have come to thrive off it, not only as a motivator for writing heavier music but also by working it into the themes, lyrics, style and the core of their sound. As a purveyor of the dark arts, you are buying into genres of music that has become so intent on the idea of presenting itself as the most furious, chaotic and hateful that every band this side of Converge have made it their sole intent to fit this template. As a result, that ire is starting to lose its meaning.
August 11th, 2011
Well, by the second day of Hevy Festival 2011, both Tomas Doyle (words) or Ben Gibson (photos) were still standing, despite pre-festival promises to mosh till they dropped and/or died. While Raz was off sobbing over the demise of The Ghost Of A Thousand, our other men in the field scoped out what else was going down on Saturday….