Ah, the age-old balance between the jagged, dirty edges of rock and the polish, apparently, required to make a commercial success of this left of mainstream universe we all inhabit. Get it right, and radio and playlists and such stardom-related “things” await… yet, to play that game too much and for too long is to risk losing the soul and joy that is at the heart of the art that got you there in the first place. So, seemingly as a response to the more contrived, collaborative, and involved process that led to their predecessor Fuck Art, alternative rockers The Dirty Nil have given themselves over to their natural instincts, indulging a Free Rein To Passions (Dine Alone) on their fourth album.
Who would think that a thirtieth-anniversary gig would lead to a band reunion for a new generation of fans? It probably wasn’t the first thing on the minds of Belgian cult legends La Muerte, who have been revered and reviled in equal measure during their long history. The tricksy genre mash of their past continues into the present with new full-length La Muerte (Mottow Soundz), which should pique the curiosity of all manner of Metal fans.Continue reading →
Amplified Open Air Festival is set to take place at Quarrydowns, Gloucestershire UK from 6-8 of June. The fest had announced it’s full line-up, save for one band, the now announced Doyle. The hardcore punk and thrash metal legends’ namesake band will appear as the “very special guests” on the bill, as the band continues his As We Die: World Abomination Tour. Doyle joins the lineup of Soil, Evil Scarecrow, Therapy?, Dust Bolt, Jayce Lewis, Warrior Soul, Power Quest, Jinjer, Psycho Stick and many more. Ticket are available at the links below. Continue reading →