It seems we’ve become the go-to heavy metal guys for the BBC Radio 1 Review Show. That’s kind of cool, isn’t it? We think we can get away with saying that as we’ve been asked back for the fifth time tonight, where our Deputy Editor Hugh Platt will join host Edith Bowman and fellow guest Angel Haze in talking about a whole load of fresh new music. You can listen in online using your web browser, via your digital TV (it’s on Freeview channel 700, or thereabouts) or by tuning your old fashioned analogue radio to 97-99FM at 9pm GMT. If you want to join in, just tweet in using the hashtag #r1review and give Hugh some encouragement/abuse. We’re happy with either.
December 17th, 2013
Pre-orders are for cowards and poseurs. The Armed and their sister band, Nice Hooves, have released a pair of split EPs today, pairing with fellow Detroit bands Tharis They and Golden Torso respectively for each release. And what’s more, both splits are absolutely, 100%, free to download in a whole host of formats, including lossless for all you audiophile types.
December 4th, 2013
November 12th, 2013
It all started with a tweet….
October 23rd, 2013
October 17th, 2013
We thought we’d be able to get Hallowe’en out of the way first, but real Christmas is obviously more important than Goth Christmas in the grand scheme of things.
Luckily, Slayer have released a range of sunglasses via Arnette, just in time for Christmas and Attila have done… something else.
October 10th, 2013
The global housing market is not doing well but Iron Maiden bassists need to sell their mansions. That’s a fact. Sadly for Steve Harris, he has had to play the game and drop almost one million pounds from the asking price of his eight-bedroom mansion in Essex.
He was selling the mansion for £6,750,000 a year ago, but that price has dropped by £0.9m to ‘just’ £5,850,000. Poor Steve.
October 10th, 2013
It’s usually when being dragged around the Swedish homeware caverns by our inevitably better halves for hours on end. Ignoring the meticulously laid out showrooms, we’ve instead preferred to dream of cheap meatballs, cheap hotdogs and the possibility of wheeling a lot of awesome stuff that we can build towards our shit cars – anything to get out – and, at some point, we’ve all asked ourselves the question: “IKEA or Death?” The thing is, we’ve never asked it in this context.
Some fine individuals from marketing company, Gatesman + Dave have made a fun game called IKEA OR DEATH where you have to guess whether a name is an item from IKEA or whether it’s a metal band. It’s fun. It’s a game. It’s a play on words. Let’s not get too emotional about a lot of the bands being black metal bands.
October 2nd, 2013
Yes, the one-off London Christmas gigs are being foisted upon us already. The first one through the gates is the SGR Artist Management Christmas Feast on 19 December 2013 at The Borderline and isn’t the flyer a mighty fine piece of work?
From the ridiculous to the downright self-effacing in its descriptions, it’s a flyer as rich and enticing as any Toby carvery and with The Hell, Palm Reader, Feed The Rhino, TRC and the eponymous Gallows bassist in town, The Crobar is going to be one hell of a beautiful mess that evening.
Buy tickets here and then come hang in the Crobar with us after. Messy Christmas?
September 25th, 2013
We like Church Of Fuck. That’s why we featured them way back almost a year ago as part of our Label Profile series. They’re responsible for some seriously nasty, crusty, blackened evil sounding noise, and now they’ve only gone and put together a massive fourteen track label sampler that you can get your grubby mitts on for the entirely reasonable price of sod all.