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EXCLUSIVE! earthtone9 reform – interview & photo gallery

May 27th, 2010

Yep, you read that right – earthtone9 have reformed. Andy Parker found himself invited into their not-so-secret rehearsal space for an afternoon of Lo-Def(inition) Discord. WOOO!

By the time an aggravated tourist flew a plane into a skyscraper in New York in 2001, earthtone9 were struggling with the transition from the minor league underground stars to the major league of  UK metal. Despite being one of the most significant British metal bands of the past decade, it proved a gap they were unable to bridge. Their 2000 masterpiece, arc’tan’gent – a record which garnered universal critical praise, interest from across the pond, and saw them spend several years on the road – would prove to be their last full-length album.

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Live: Blackstorm @ Brighton Hobgoblin – Friday 9 April 2010

April 20th, 2010

For Brighton-based Brit-supergroup Blackstorm, it was their first gig of the year; for the venue, The Hobgoblin, it was it’s last gig ever. To record this momentous occasion, our man Andy Parker was on hand for both words and pictures.

You’ve got to be pretty bold in this day and age to have your first gig of the year 4 months in, but when you have the pedigree of the swaggering creature that’s known as Blackstorm, you really don’t care. When your founding line-up can boast past and present membership of earthtone9, The Ghost Of A Thousand, The Fall of Efrafa, Twin Zero, Skull Dozer, The Blueprint, This Is Menace, and Thrown To The Wolves, you can afford to take your time.

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