BY: TJ Fowler
‘There are winners and losers…and then there is ACCEPT’
Accept have long been considered a metal band that really laid the foundation for many future bands we have today and was one of the cinder blocks of German heavy metal in the 80’s. While people with only a passing knowledge of Accept will most likely remember the song ‘Balls to the Wall’, the band has a vast catalog of material that offers much more to a metal listener. With songs like ‘Princess of the Dawn’, ‘Fast as a Shark’ and ‘Metal Heart’, Accept have always been a band that have maintained a steady stream of anthem pounding metal hits that have united metal fans across generations. Continue Reading
I sit and talk with Gerre of the thrash metal band Tankard who just released their new album ‘R.I.B’ Rest in Beer. We discuss the bands musical career, their more serious songs and have a fun time all around.
Music: Heavier Than Metal by Skullfist used with permission all rights reserved.
By: Callum (CJ) Lavender
Label: Napalm Records
Available: 3rd October 2014
Here’s another thing that caught my eye, a band labeled as doom metal. Wasn’t overly familiar with doom genre besides a bit of Black Sabbath. Not a great deal here to talk about because it’s pure simplicity without gimmicks.
The things I liked about the album are the very basicness of everything. Nice basic sound, nice basic playing, nice basic mix, lovely vocals and well paste story driven lyrics. Continue Reading
I sit and interview Wolf and Peter of metal band Accept and we talk about their new album Blind Rage, a possible tour date in Tennessee and what the guys do outside of music when not focusing on Accept.
As always, Thanks to Silke and Nuclear blast Records for arranging the interview!
Music: heavier Than Metal By; Skullfist; Used with permission and all rights reserved.
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New Audio interview with Alunah conducted by Callum Lavender
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By: Scott Foster
Label: Gore House
Available: September 16, 2014
Party Cannon. A death metal band. Let me say that again. Party. Cannon. Doesn’t sound very…deathy. The bright colors of the band logo don’t really seem like it either. Now, I’ve stated before that death metal isn’t really my thing, but come on! Party Cannon! And it’s kind of nice to see a death metal band come along that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Am I sure they don’t take themselves too seriously? Well, they list “Jurassic Park on VHS” as an influence and the songs are broken up by clips from movies such as Superbad and Napolean Dynamite.
OK, aside from the light hearted front the band seems to present, Party Cannon winds up being a serious death metal band. OK, ignore the track titles. The album is full of blast beats, growls and screams, and heavy guitar riffs. And pinch harmonics that were a bit annoying at first, but less so after a few listens. I’m going to go ahead and assume the lyrics maintain the light hearted dissonance of the track titles (I mean, look at them. High Five Ghost. There’s a Reason You’re Single.) but, like other death metal bands, I can’t understand a damn word they’re saying.
Anyhow, if you’re a death metal fan, Party Cannon would probably be an album you should check out.
Chris “Prey” Ryan – Bass
Mike “The Beast” McLaughlin – Guitar
Martin “Abs” Gazur – Drums
Stony “Fukass” Reddie – Vocals
Craig “Cyborg Installation 101″ Robinson – Guitar
By: TJ Fowler
Available: October 14th, 2014
Label: Hells Headbangers
October 31 is a band I like to equate to a swarm of locusts. The band is there, you don’t always see them, but every seven years or so they pop up out of nowhere with a new album. Actually seven years isn’t exactly accurate but you get the picture. Also, with each new appearance the locusts, er the band…seem to be a stronger, deadlier breed. So with this year’s appearance of October 31’s new album ‘Bury the Hatchet’ we find the band in the best form it has ever been in. Continue Reading