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Interview: Larry Herweg from Pelican on humankind’s parasitic relationship with planet Earth, and other great conversation starters.

March 16th, 2012

When Pelican announced they’d be doing their first UK shows in four years this April, the first thing Hugh Platt did was cry for joy. The second thing he did was call up their drummer, Larry Herweg, to chat about it.

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Whatever ludicrous post-metal tag you like to slap on Pelican, the power and presence the quartet’s wield in heavy music’s instrumental sphere is undeniable. Now that the band is gearing up for their first UK shows in nearly half a decade (spearheaded by the release of their new Ataraxia/Taraxis EP, to which we awarded a praiseworthy 5.5 out of 6 when we reviewed it a couple of weeks back), we gave the band’s drummer, Larry Herweg a call. In between reminding us how much better the whether is over in Los Angeles right now, Larry was more than happy to give us an insight into just why Pelican have been shied from our shores since 2008, and what inspired the release that’s brought them back here after so long away.

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Let’s talk about hardcore. Let’s talk about American Nightmare.

October 28th, 2011

We had the news that one of the great hardcore bands of the turn of the century, American Nightmare were reuniting for two shows at the end of December 2011. The band’s name became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter so exciting was the news. Conversely, however, there seemed to be a great number of music fans who were unaware of who this band was or why they should care. Tom Doyle wants to talk about American Nightmare.

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When Gallows kicked the doors open with Orchestra of Wolves in the summer of ’06 and became the gateway band for the relative mainstream, it was with great sadness that many of us noted that one of the finest (and most influential) modern hardcore bands were not around to enjoy the success. That band was American Nightmare.

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Album: Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots

May 28th, 2010

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24 May 2010

by Andy Parker

March 27th 2008. After a 40 minute wait, in true egocentric rock’n’roll style, Velvet Revolver finally took to the stage at the Brighton Centre for what proved to be their final performance, and this reviewer’s eyes bore witness to something quite magical. Sadly, Velvet Revolver was a short-lived fairytale, one that ended with yet another stay in the state pen from front man Scott Weiland, and his subsequent departure from VR to reunite with his real family – Stone Temple Pilots.

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London Astoria: The Last Goodbye show will feature The Automatic and My Vitriol

January 9th, 2009

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Legendary venue, the London Astoria is facing its final night on 14 January 2009 before closing to make way for some shops and stuff while they build the Crossrail thing underneath it.

Headlining the night will be The Automatic with a host of other bands including My Vitriol, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, The King Blues, VV Brown and Frank Turner with loads more yet to confirm.

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