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Music Review Manegarm CD: Manegarm

By: Callum (CJ) Lavender
Label: Napalm Records
Available: 20th November 2015
It might be apparent to those who follow my write ups that when it comes to rock/metal, I gravitate more towards classic rock, fantasy metal, and most kinds that have some form of synth thrown in. Then there are other times that I like punk and celtic/folk metal on the side. As I write this during the witching hour I’ve come across another first time discovery of celtic folk metal band Manegarm.

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Music Review Killing Joke CD: Pylon

By: Callum (CJ) Lavender
Label: Spinefarm Records
Available: 23rd October 2015
Official Website: http://www.killingjoke.com
I’ve heard of Killing Joke before but never any songs. So even without knowing what they sound like it’s a nice opportunity to receive their latest release and to check it out. Here’s a fun fact: killing joke is also the name of the Joker’s alleged origin story in the batman comics.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Kamelot; Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo 2.10.2015


By: Samuli Keskitalo

Photos by: Anneli Keski-Petäjä and Samuli Keskitalo

”Watching the world through the eyes of a child in Elysium… will I know you then?” What could be better start for the weekend, other than a Kamelot concert at friday night? Maybe nothing! Kamelot announced a new album called Haven in May of this year, again with producer Sascha Paeth and the album landed in Finnish charts at #12. This album also reached their highest position ever in Finland and also in a few other countries, like Japan, Austria, Canada etc. The album is packed full of metal, which contains also a few guest musicians, for example Alissa White-Gluz, Troy Donockley and Charlotte Wessels. Actually I haven’t read any reviews for this album and I have only listenend to it myself and honestly liked it all very much and I still wonder why they only play about two, or three songs from this album? Well, that’s all I have to say about the album. Let’s check out how I felt about Kamelot’s gig in Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo 2.10.2015. Continue reading CONCERT REVIEW: Kamelot; Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo 2.10.2015

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Steve N’ Seagulls; Nashville, Tennessee at the High Watt 2015

Music: Heavier Than Metal by Skullfist. Used with permission.

Melody sits and talks with Finnish band Steve N Seagulls and talks with the band about their debut album ‘Farm Machine’ and discusses the band’s US tour, covering metal songs with bluegrass instruments and how irritating trains in Tennessee are!


Music Review: Slayer CD: Repentless


Available: NOW

Label: Nuclear Blast

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I have always been a casual Slayer fan.  I was never the guy to carve Slayer into my arms or praise the glory of albums like ‘Hell Awaits’ or ‘Reign in Blood’.  There have been songs and albums from Slayer I liked and there have been others that I could have cared less about and never gave a second thought too.

The last Slayer album I purchased was ‘God Hates Us All’ and this was the time I really kind of lost track of Slayer.  I didn’t particularly care for that album and really up until that point the recent output from the band I had heard, I just was not finding interesting and so at that point I just let Slayer fall by the wayside and stopped caring Continue reading Music Review: Slayer CD: Repentless