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Album: Man The Machetes – Idiokrati

February 7th, 2013

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Man The Machetes
Idiokrati
Indie Recordings
28 January 2013

by Raziq Rauf

It’s going to be difficult for Man The Machetes to avoid the comparisons with their Norwegian compatriots, Kvelertak. This is mainly because they make the same kind of driving, metal-inspired hardcore punk ‘n’ roll. And they’ve toured together. And they’re both Norwegian. And they’re both fucking great.

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Future Hits 133: Dyst

January 30th, 2013

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Dyst
From: Bergen, Norway
Lazy equation: Metalcore – Bergen Black Metal x #m0sh
URL: Facebook / Twitter

Thrash Hits verdict: These five youngsters take none of the black metal influences from their hometown. Clearly a product of the modern age, they’ve learnt their music from the internet. They sound like Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada. Filled with all sorts of minor harmonics and arpeggios, it’s #m0sh or screamo or whatever you want to call it and it’s pretty good. We speak to singer Joakim Vindenes to get his take.

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Metallica hit BBC’s Culture Show

August 6th, 2008

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Last night, Metallica appeared on BBC2’s The Culture Show. The whole band was interviewed by former metaller Verity Sharp.

A quarter of the BBC2 show was dedicated to documenting the thrash metal legends in Bergen, Norway on 16 July 2008 before playing a sold-out show to 20,000 Scandinavian metallers. Wish you were there?

James Hetfield is interviewed about the new album,Death Magnetic and the band is shown backstage, swearing a lot. They also discuss Hetfield and Lars Ulrich’s acrimonious, love-hate relationship as well as still creating ‘angry music’ in their mid-40s.

Read the website’s synopsis:

“Verity Sharp gets behind the scenes access to rock behemoths Metallica on tour in Norway. Having sold close to 100 million albums, Metallica are probably the biggest and most influential heavy metal band ever, and are now about to release their long-awaited ninth studio album.

Verity joins the band in Bergen, sitting in on the late night rehearsals and pre-gig rituals. Featuring interviews with lead singer James Hetfield, the ultimate reformed rocker, and Lars Ulrich, drummer and fellow founder of the band, Verity turns the volume up to 11 in this revealing rockumentary of a unique band.”

You can watch Verity Sharp documenting Metallica on The Culture Show on the fantastic BBC iPlayer.

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