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Sunday Slaylist: Clive Burr R.I.P

March 17th, 2013

Clive Burr R.I.P Thrash Hits

Clive Burr, former drummer with heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, died in his sleep earlier this week on Tuesday March 12, 2013. He was 56 years old. Although he was fired from the band in 1982, Bur remained friends with his former bandmates, who were longtime supporters Clive Aid, the charity Burr was a patron of which raised funds and awareness for cancer and multiple sclerosis (of which Burr himself suffered) causes around the world. It’s in recognition of his role in the history of one of the world’s biggest metal fans that we’ve put together this week’s Sunday Slaylist as a tribute to Clive Burr.

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You think you like the Saw movies? Well, not as much as Mark from Ramesses you don’t

March 10th, 2010

We shouldn’t need to tell you just how frickin’ awesome Dorset sludge-doom titans Ramesses are – after all, we pretty much demanded earlier this year that you go see them play live. And those among you that heeded our advice might’ve spotted that the band’s drummer, Mark Greening – also a former sticksmith for the mighty Electric Wizard, no less – not only has Billy, the puppet from the Saw movies, emblazoned across the front of his bass drum, but also has the marionette’s visage tattoo’d onto his very flesh. Yep, you guessed it – he’s a bit of a fan.

With Saw VI released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, we thought it was high time we sent Marek Steven to catch up with Mark to delve the depths of the drummer’s obsession with what is – believe it or not – the most successful horror movie franchise of all time.

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2008 into 2009: Hammerfall

December 18th, 2008

Gothenburg heavy metallers, Hammerfall may have started out as a side project, but it’s safe to say they’re quite important now. Drummer, Anders Johansson talks about playing with Indian idols and drinking Glögg!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing with India’s best kanjira player, Selvaganesh. He’s one in a billion.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Having to beat up a guy outside a bank. He was a Mr Know-it-all.

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