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Music Review: AxeMaster CD: Overture to Madness


Available: NOW

Label: Pure Steel Records

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                I was recently contacted by a Joe Sims who is the Axe Master in the band…ummm…AxeMaster.  Joe asked me to give his band a listen and if possible to give it a review which I was happy to do and I am glad I did.  Apparently AxeMaster was shredding it up in the late 80’s but disappeared soon after.  I have to admit…I hadn’t heard of them. Now they have returned with a new album ‘Overture to Madness’ along with a new singer and are ready to rock it in the new millennium. Continue reading Music Review: AxeMaster CD: Overture to Madness


Photos of Battle Beast performing at Henry’s Pub in Kuopio, Finland.  If you like the photos like this site and please visit my Facebook Photo Page and give it a like to Fowler Photography!  Also visit my FLICKR Page for more photos!.

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Shadow of the Demon Lord Kickstarter has LAUNCHED!


It is with great pleasure that I announce that the ‘Shadow of the Demon Lord’ Kickstarter drive has launched!  Created by game designer Robert J. Shchwalb who helped design 5th Edition  Dungeons and Dragons among a slew of other table top games,

‘Shadow of the Demon Lord’ is a horror/fantasy RPG that takes place in a world standing on the brink of the apocalypse. What is the cause? Who is responsible? The Demon Lord, of course! This being of staggering power and boundless evil authors the catastrophes blighting the landscape. Each new horror released reflects the Demon Lord’s approach, the touch of its shadow, and its growing hunger for not only the planet but the entirety of all things. Although near, the Demon Lord remains outside the cosmos, rattling the cage of its prison as it strains to escape the Void to visit catastrophic destruction to your world.

To pledge to this great project follow this LINK to the KICKSTARTER

You can also view the Kickstarter video right here:

Also you can listen to my exclusive audio interview,found below, with Robert I conducted recently:

Music Review Vamps CD: Bloodsuckers


By: Callum (CJ) Lavender

Label: Spinefarm Records

Available: 24th March 2015

Official Website: http://www.vampsxxx.com/


Oh I so do love Japanese music… and the video games… and the cartoons… and the women… and all of the culture really. So imagine my excitement when I get sent this. I’ve actually come across this band before during the days of working for Vbnav radio. My friends and I were doing a Japanese band special and a Vamps song is one of the songs a friend asked me to play and it was quite good. I can’t wait to see his reaction when he reads this. While we’re on the topic the other friend, he will kill me if I don’t randomly mention the band Falcom JDK here, because, well reasons.


There’s no one song in particular that I enjoyed more than the other.  I think that listening to any song here will give everyone an insight to what this band and album is going to be about. I also think that this album needs to be listened to in its entirety. Continue reading Music Review Vamps CD: Bloodsuckers

Concert Review: Battle Beast; Henry’s Pub; Kuopio, Finland March 7th, 2015


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Noora Louhimo

Through the past few years Battle Beast have steadily grown in popularity here in Finland and abroad in mainland Europe with their penchant for releasing chest pumping metal anthems while putting on a live show that is filled with a furious energy.  The band’s latest album, ‘Unholy Savior’ topped the charts here in Finland and the band embarked on a mainland European tour in support of the album.  The show here in Kuopio marked their second date in their homeland after returning from that tour.  And of course people who follow the band know this show and the band no longer includes guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Now before you read further, if you are looking for some inside scoop as to who the new guitarist is, will be or for me to slag on the band…go click elsewhere.  While I will mention how the band performed without Anton, I am not here to write some article to get ‘click bait’. Continue reading Concert Review: Battle Beast; Henry’s Pub; Kuopio, Finland March 7th, 2015