It’s been a bit of a belter this week, so for anyone who’d been a bit slack and missed anything, here’s what we’ve been getting up to:
- We signed on again as a media partner for the Hellfire Club, just in time to find out Viatrophy won’t be playing the event anymore. On account of being split up.
- With Rammstein currently burning down arenas up and down the length of the UK, Raz took on all the members at once for an interview. Please feel free to make up your own jokes about Raz taking on German members and email them to him here.
- We caught up with Matt Drake from Evile, to find out how the Yorkshire thrashers are coping in the new year – and with a new bassist – in the wake of the tragic death of Mike Alexander.
- Amit Sharma’s assessment of the new Diesel DH4 amp in his new, regular-ish column about equipment pleased an awful lot of you. There’ll be another installment soon.
- Following the announcement that the mighty Heaven & Hell would be headlining the final night of Bloodstock Open Air 2010, we gave you three damn solid reasons why this was awesome piece of news. As if you needed telling.
- Reviews-wise, we set our new writer, Tom Dare, loose on the new albums from Dark Fortress, Sworn Against and Aeternam. Our Deputy Editor had a bit of a man-gasm over Bastions’ Kingdom of Dogs EP, and Jon Kerr told you why you need the new Fear Factory album in your life.
- Speaking of which, we also crudely mocked Fear Factory’s comeback video for all the ludicrous shit Burton C Bell gets up to in it. Let’s face it, he gets to hide behind Dino Cazares most of the time – literally and figuratively – so we figured he we’d give him the attention for a change.
Next week: expect interviews with Baroness, as well as Adrian and Anders from the sadly no-longer-with-us At The Gates. Oh, and there’ll be some sweeeeet video action with the smokin’ hot Doris ‘Thunder Tears’ Yeh of Chthonic as well….