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Live & Photos: Hundred Reasons, Hell Is For Heroes + Cable @ Manchester Academy – 23 November 2012

December 5th, 2012

That promo photo above is the only shot of Hundred Reasons in this review of their celebratory tour with Hell Is For Heroes and Cable as they wouldn’t let us publish any of them playing live. Nevertheless, Ruth Booth pulled on her old Criminal Damage flares and reviewed 2012’s biggest British alt-rock anniversary get-together.

Six things we learned when Hundred Reasons, Hell Is For Heroes and Cable came to Manchester:

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EXCLUSIVE! earthtone9 reform – interview & photo gallery

May 27th, 2010

Yep, you read that right – earthtone9 have reformed. Andy Parker found himself invited into their not-so-secret rehearsal space for an afternoon of Lo-Def(inition) Discord. WOOO!

By the time an aggravated tourist flew a plane into a skyscraper in New York in 2001, earthtone9 were struggling with the transition from the minor league underground stars to the major league of  UK metal. Despite being one of the most significant British metal bands of the past decade, it proved a gap they were unable to bridge. Their 2000 masterpiece, arc’tan’gent – a record which garnered universal critical praise, interest from across the pond, and saw them spend several years on the road – would prove to be their last full-length album.

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2008 into 2009: MiLLS

December 20th, 2008

After drumming successfully for Cable and The Lucky Nine, Richie Mills has stepped out from behind the kit to front his own band. Bloody hell, if Dave Grohl can do it with Foo Fighters, then so can MiLLS.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Hearing Zane Lowe on Radio One telling folk waiting for a Soundgarden reunion that our band could tick a few boxes.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Nearly killing my landlord’s dog in the North Downs.

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