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Interview: Beastwars on New Zealand, reissues, and taking on torrenters one at a time

August 15th, 2014

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New Zealand’s Beastwars are sadly under-appreciated outside of their own country. Everyone we know who has heard their gutsy mix of sludge and stoner metal has converted The band have just had both of their very fine albums  – 2011’s self-titled debut, and last year’s even-better Blood Becomes Fire – re-issued on some rather swanky coloured vinyl, which was enough of an excuse for us to make our man Rob McAuslan have a little chat with their drummer, Nathan Hickey (aka Nato), about the ins and outs of watching the opportunities to tour your album all over the world slip away one illegal album torrent at a time.

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EP: Sisters Of… – Follow Me As A Ghost

March 3rd, 2014

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Sisters Of…
Follow Me As A Ghost
Crowquill Records
24 March 2013

by Ruth Booth

Ever dependent on the teller and the told, histories can be misleading. Sisters Of… is built around multi-instrumentalist Aaron Coker, best known from associations with The Appleseed Cast, Blackpool Lights and Reggie and the Full Effect. It’s an interesting pedigree, and one that says near fuck all about the earthy slab of alt-metal that is their debut EP, Follow Me As A Ghost.

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Smells Like Super Deluxe!

September 29th, 2011

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Being one of the most talked about songs, cover designs, hidden tracks and bridges in all of rock, Nirvana’s Nevermind is re-issued this week. The format to look out for is the Super Deluxe with the original Butch Vig mix of the entire album, the unheard ‘The Boombox rehearsals’ and much more. Jon Kerr answers the burning questions…

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Album: letlive. – Fake History

April 6th, 2011

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Fake History
Epitaph
11 April 2011

by Tomas Doyle

letlive. come to us heavy with the weight of hype – the new cool kids band of choice, their recent forays to the UK have been met with clamarous reception from those eager to see what all the fuss is about. Their third album, Fake History, is then an important record  for a band who seemingly stand on the cusp of being one of the great success stories of 2011 and beyond. Can it truly live up to the expectations that already surround it?

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Album: Arch Enemy – The Root Of All Evil

September 26th, 2009

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Arch Enemy
The Root Of All Evil
Century Media
28 September 2008

by Tom Gibbons

No-one could accuse Arch Enemy of not making the most out of their back catalogue – this year alone has seen them re-release Burning Bridges and Stigmata, as well as Manifesto, a Best-Of compilation. But the band have gone perhaps a step too far with The Root Of All Evil. You’ve got to wonder if they just thought “fuck it, why not release yet another batch of re-hashed melodic death metal ‘classics’ and split the cash”?

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