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Album: Slash – Apocalyptic Love

May 24th, 2012

Slash
Apocalyptic Love
Roadrunner Records
22 May 2012

by David Keevil

Slash carries a name, and an image, that has become synonymous with rock music; from the iconic opening blast of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, through to his bolshy groove-ridden tenure for Velvet Revolver, this is a man who’s been an ambassador for hard rock ever since the late-80s heyday of Guns N’ Roses. It’s down to being such an enduring masthead of rock music – even if his cultural zenith peaked twenty years ago – that every new Slash record must drag the weight of his much more prosperous days behind him.

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2008 into 2009: As I Lay Dying

December 8th, 2008

Nick Hipa play guitars in literarily-leaning Californian metalcore merchants, As I Lay Dying. Half of his stuff is stuck in Thailand. If we were him, we would have stayed there and guarded it. At some Full Moon Parties or something.

as i lay dying band press promo photo thrash hits

What was your highlight of 2008?
Attending and performing at Wacken!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Being marooned in Thailand as a result of political protesters shutting down the airports. Our equipment and personal effects are still over there somewhere. Where? We have no idea.

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