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 18th, 2011
04 April 2010
by Tom Dare
There’s a band I’m not going mention in this review. In fact there’s a box with their name on it, and every time I do I have to put a quid in for the Thrash Hits Christmas party. It’s the band Timo Tolkki used to be in, and I don’t want anyone comparing Symfonia to them in any way. Why? Because Symfonia’s first album In Paradisum stands up on its own without needing the association. New band, new members, new bundle of joy. Clear? Good.
March 21st, 2010
Normally we leave it up to our Deputy Editor to cobble together our Slaylists when he’s one shade or another of hungover. Not so this week – step forward Tom Dare with his Slaylist of EPIC proportions…
In a world where metal rules (“and if you don’t like it die” – Paul Baloff), one nation consistently ignored one of the finest styles of metal. That nation was the UK, and that style was power metal. One man began a quest to expose some of the ultimate greatness displayed by power metal bands.
October 27th, 2009
Hard Rock Hell is back for a third outing in Pontins, Prestatyn Sands in Wales on 04-06 December and because it’s sold out, we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away. FIVE PAIRS! FIVE! You could be watching heavy metal in a Pontins for FREE. Not bad.