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Bastions’ FIRST EVER European tour kicks off tonight. Don’t say we didn’t warn you….

March 1st, 2012

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Remember Bastions? That band that we’ve told you about many, many times before, the band who we’ve urged you again and again to make the effort to go and see play live, ASA-‘effing-P? Well tonight they’re kicking off their first ever European tour. No longer are we urging just our British readers to get off their arses to go check out one of the best new British bands in years. Oh no. Now we’re urging the whole of bloody Europe to do so.

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Album: Hellsaw – Trist

February 17th, 2012

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Hellsaw
Trist
Napalm Records
24 February 2012

by Von

From the off, I fully expected this to be a solid, yet not particularly exciting, fairly standard black metal album. I based this on the fact that Hellsaw have produced a few standard black metal albums, and judging by the corpsepaint, album art and song titles, this is no massive departure. I expected a beans-on-toast album. I like beans on toast, it’s good. But I’d never order it at a restaurant.

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2008 into 2009: Malefice

December 8th, 2008

Malefice are one of British heavy metal’s great hopes for the next few years. Basically, they’re dead good, bloody love their metal (especially the Download Festival part of it) and vocalist Dale Butler, does not like Kid Rock.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing Download 2008, dude. Literally lived a dream that day. Thank you to all the people that came out early and bled for us! It was insane!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Probably crashing our van on tour in September. It wasn’t that bad – nobody was hurt – but it kept us off the road for four days. Bear in mind we had been in the studio recording the new album for about three to four months, so we were eager to be out playing. It sucked.

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