Look, we’re not going to muck about with a fancy intro paragraph here – if Tony Kakko’s face and pose in that photo above haven’t convinced you to check out Gary Wolstenholme‘s galley of photos from Sonata Arctica’s Manchester show earlier this week, well, nothing we say here is going to either.
March 16th, 2012
The Serpent’s Curse
Golden Axe Records
27 February 2012
by David Keevill
Shrill-enthusiast and intermittent bat botherer Emily Ovenden has returned with her bombastic rabble Pythia on their second full length album, The Serpent’s Curse. Despite the record retaining a pace reminiscent of the thrust capacity of an Iranian Jurd, this is a remarkably unremarkable effort from the London sextet.
March 13th, 2012
Bloodstock Open Air have confirmed another four names for their 2012 bill – Dio Disciples – the band consisting of various ex-members of Ronnie James Dio’s backing band, along with a clutch of guest vocalists that includes Tim “I was in Judas Priest and Iced Earth” Owens – join the bill (aptly enough) on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Pythia, Primitai and Crimes of Passion have all been added to the Sophie Lancaster stage. So far, so-so, right?
Well, what’s more interesting is the information Bloodstock have released about their third – and as yet unnamed – third main stage headliner.