Review: Your Demise – Ignorance Never Dies

December 26, 2009

Check out my review of the hardcore punks latest album over at!

As of late the newly thriving UK punk scene has been heading in a different, heavier direction. Along with the anarchic lyrics and careless abandon for any noticeable melody, UK punk has also been injected with a high dosage of metal. This can be heard in the latest offerings from Blackhole, The Plight and the St. Alban quintet Your Demise…

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We All Raged Together

December 21, 2009

It happened, it bloody well happened didn’t it! Rage Against The Machine made it the Christmas number one spot in the UK and beat the sodding X Factor for the first time in five years. Since joining the group on Facebook a few weeks ago I thought it was just going to be another group that tries to achieve something but none of the group members actually do anything about it – this though was different. Read the rest of this entry »

Live Review: Alestorm At Nottingham Rock City

December 12, 2009

The review has just been published over at, check it out!

If you accidentally strolled into the basement of Nottingham’s Rock City you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled upon an amateur production of Pirates of the Caribbean. Swords and feathery hats aplenty, it was a dedicated fanbase that tonight’s headliners have amassed. Before the innovators of “True Scottish Pirate Metal” took to the stage, melodic metallers Eden’s Curse had the job of warming up the surly seadogs.

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An Idea For iTunes

December 7, 2009

This Thursday I will be driving the 45 minutes needed to get to Nottingham’s Rock City. Headlining the show will be those Scottish metal pirates Alestorm, supported by The Rotted and Eden’s Curse. However I have never heard anything by these bands at all so I checked them out on Spotify just so I knew what I was getting myself into. Why go to the gig if you don’t know the bands I hear you ask, because it’s for the particularly wonderful website OneMetal. Anyway, on to the idea! Read the rest of this entry »

Playlist: December 2009

December 6, 2009

Not even remotely Christmassy this playlist. I’m not ashamed by it. Admittedly it could very well have been a festive playlist of an ironic playlist with songs such as Fuck Christmas by Fear. However it’s not. It’s just some nice juicy tunes to get your teeth into, yum yum!

Click here: Music On The Mind – December 2009

If you haven’t yet joined the musical revolution and downloaded Spotify, boogy on over here:

It does now require an invite though if you’re planning on using the free version. I suggest harassing friends until you get one.