ALBUM REVIEW: Kvelertak – Endling


 

Kvelertak (Norwegian for ‘Stranglehold’) are one of the more unique offerings hailing from the land of mystical forests and flowing fjords, and are anything but your typical Black Metal band from the region. In fact any hints of the sound are very few and far between on their fifth album Endling (Rise Records), with the influence used sparingly.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Soen – Memorial


 

“Niiiiiice”, says Louis Balfour – you know, the jazz critic in The Fast Show comedy sketches. Well, Soen’s Memorial (Silver Lining Music) is niiiiiice – a decidedly serious sandwich full of delights, earworms, and all-around expertise.

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You Can Attend The World’s First Fan Convention for Ghost – Ghost Con UK


 

The world’s first convention dedicated to the band Ghost will happen in the UK this Halloween in Sheffield. The unofficial fan-organised event will take over the entire Corporation venue with four spaces for performances, galleries, exhibits, and a market!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Ghost – Rotting Christ Live at OAKA Stadium


Summer has just begun in Athens, Greece and festival season has made its way all around the city. Presented by Athens Rocks, June 26th was a day for the masses, literally, as the band Ghost have arrived to perform their Gospel to their Greek clergy at OAKA Stadium. Supporting them were national favorites Rotting Christ, and also presenting were Candlemass and Tyhus for those who braved by arriving early into the hot and sunny Grecian sun.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival 2023 Part 2, Live at Castle Donnington


 

Saturday, and as will be of no surprise to anyone, it was pretty damn hot today too, people were noticeably moving much slower through the arena, and people were checking their phones for the forecast of tomorrow’s storm with excitement.

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Ghost Shares a Video for Their Cover of “Stay” by Shakespears Sister ft. Patrick Wilson from The New “Insidious” Movie


 

Ghost just released a new version of Shakespeares Sister 1992 hit song “Stay” for the new horror film Insidious: The Red Door. The fifth installment in the series stars Patrick Wilson reprising his role from the first two movies, Josh Lambert. It also marks Wilson’s directorial debut. No stranger to singing, he has been in numerous musicals such as Brigadoon, as well as the 2003 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. Over the years he’s sung The US National Anthem and “God Bless America” at sporting events. Watch the video now!

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival 2023 Part 1, Live at Castle Donnington


 

After hearing horror stories about the queues I was pleasantly surprised to arrive at the hollow turn of Donington for Download Festival 2023, and was parked up within 10 minutes. Not to dismiss the stories is it close the rather excellent download festival app a tool which I would find invaluable during my visit constantly advising incoming travellers of reach to avoid owing to congestion.Continue reading


Super7 Toys Releases New Jimi Hendrix and MF Doom ReAction Figures


 

Super7 Toys has released Jimi Hendrix and MF Doom ReAction Figures for the very first time! You can buy them at the link below! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus and Nameless Ghouls, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Lemmy of Motörhead, Beastie Boys, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, The Sex Pistols, Discharge, Alice Cooper, Run DMC, Doctor Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Super7 Toys Releases New Ronnie James Dio ReAction Figures


 

Super7 Toys has released Ronnie James Dio ReAction Figures for the very first time! You can buy them at the link below! The figures show the classic Dio and “Holy Diver” character as well. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus and Nameless Ghouls, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Lemmy of Motörhead, Beastie Boys, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, The Sex Pistols, Discharge, Alice Cooper, Run DMC, Doctor Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Drastic Symphonies


 

In their forty-three year (!) recording career, it isn’t unfair to say UK rock stalwarts Def Leppard are known for a pretty steady formula and approach of, in the main, pristine, polished hard rock songs, centred in an eighties sheen. Most of us could recognise a Def Leppard-style song without too much difficulty, and they aren’t (a few deviations – RetroActive, Slang, Taylor Swift, and Ghostly interactions – aside) known for their musical risk-taking or surprises.

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