BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – Zakk Wylde talks about Grimmest Hits – AUDIO INTERVIEW

Black Label Society – Zakk Wylde talks us through their new album ‘Grimmest Hits’ track by track

This is a great piece of anti-burrito propaganda! This is brilliant, Zakk doesn’t like to take things too seriously. Or is it all true? You decide 🙂

The album is out January 2018!

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Jen Stevens – Talking about her new solo album Little One – VIDEO

Jen Stevens

Talking about her new solo album ‘Little One’

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Sounding off with ALTER BRIDGE and MYLES KENNEDY – AUDIO INTERVIEW

Alter Bridge heading out on tour in the UK this month. They talk to us about their latest album The Last Hero

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Sounding off with KORN – AUDIO INTERVIEW

Our first Sounding off in a wee while. Back with a bang! Jonathan Davis talks about the brand new Korn album ‘The Serenity of Suffering’

A special thank you to Oli at AC Promotions for providing the audio on this one.

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On the spot with Eujenics – INTERVIEW

I caught with with Eujenics for a photoshoot and a chat. A canny bunch of lads with musical potential. Do catch them on tour!

Eujenics - Sept 2016

Eujenics – Sept 2016
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Eujenics are;

Sam Avery – Vox/Guitar
Chris Hanna – Guitar
David Scott – Bass
Adam Hay – Drums

What have you been up to since we last saw you opening for Heck earlier in 2016?

“Not as much as we would like, as we had a lineup change so spent the whole summer finding a singer, so we’ve spent most the time in the practice room. However, we have recorded our first single Far Stranger with this lineup and that will have a video too. Also we have just signed to Domino PR, really looking forward to working with them.”

New lineup, will this bring a different dynamic or sound to the band?

“Definitely. I think it’s just a natural progression. We feel with Sam coming in we are finally heading in the direction we all really want. It feels like we are all pulling in the same direction.” 

“Well we have only played a couple in this lineup, but we played Lounge 41 in Workington, and we really enjoyed that one. Going out of your home town for gigs, especially with a new lineup can always go either way but we nailed it, and the crowd really liked us. Plenty of bad ones from old lineup but would rather not waste our breath talking about them as they are not relevant anymore.”

What is next for Eujenics?

“We are releasing our new single Far Stranger, in October/Nov with a video. It will be available on iTunes, Amazon etc..We have signed with Domino PR like we said, who we cant wait to work with. Gig wise, we are at Trillians supporting Twin Heart on 11th Oct. We are playing our own little halloween party at Little Buildings on 29th Oct. We are playing Bannermans in Edinburgh 26th Nov, before we go back into the studio December to start work on our new EP which we plan to release in Feb/March next year.”

Bloodstock Festival 2016 – Fear Factory – INTERVIEW

Legends Fear Factory talk about Bloodstock 2016 \m/

A special thank you to Oli at AC Promotions for providing the audio on this one.

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Bloodstock Festival 2016 – Anthrax – AUDIO INTERVIEW

Anthrax are coming to Bloodstock this year! Hear them talk about their appearance…

A special thank you to Oli at AC Promotions for providing the audio on this one.

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Bloodstock Festival 2016 – Gojira – INTERVIEW

Gojira are taking over the world with their awesome new album Magma. Here they talk about why Bloodstock is so special.

If you’re going to Bloodstock, please make sure you catch them. Stunning band. Enjoy!

More interviews to follow from other Bloodstock bands 🙂

A special thank you to Oli at AC Promotions for providing the audio on this one.

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Sounding off with Gojira – Magma – AUDIO INTERVIEW

Next in our Sounding off feature we have one of my fave bands Gojira! They talk us through their brand new album Magma. Which is shaping up to be one of the records of 2016 and should help propel them to huge(er) things! I’ve been listening to it for a day or two and it is pure gold.

If you’re going to Bloodstock, please make sure you catch them. Stunning band. Enjoy!

A special thank you to Oli at AC Promotions for providing the audio on this one.

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On the spot with Dirty King – INTERVIEW

I’ve seen Dirty King a fair few times in the last couple of years. Recently they have played two shows that really made me stand back and think “holy shit!”. They’re on the rise, with each show they get better and better.Powerful vocals and a killer groove. They can also handle their beer, so are pure gold in our books!

I caught up with them for a quick chat ahead of their Trillians show next week. We’ll have more coming up with them soon. Read on to find out more…

Dirty King - March 2016 - Trillians

Dirty King – March 2016 – Trillians

“The band was first formed a couple of years back, or so, from remnants of previous projects. After a personnel hiccup, or two, we settled on, what those who’ve seen us know as, Dirty King. It just worked.

Five lads, mainly from Gateshead, with a hint of Wallsend, between us, we have a love for almost all things rock/metal. We draw on a plethora of influences and use them to do what we like best…riffing it out and having a good time about it.”

Dirty King seem to be on a roll at the moment, getting good support slots and winning a round at a Bloodstock battle of the bands. Can you tell us a bit about those shows?

“On a roll?  We guess that’s one perspective. Not that we do/don’t share it, we just didn’t think about it. To be honest, we’ve just loved sharing the stage with some fantastic bands. Too many to mention them all. We played a really cool gig at The Newcastle O2 Academy, helping support Ten Ton Friday. Supporting Druganaut, at Trillians, was particularly memorable, such a great turn out, it was great to play and Druganaut really did shake our bones. Of course, we have to mention our brothers and sister, in Tombstone Crow. Awesome guys. They’ve been kind enough to let us support them on many occasions. We’ve loved every one.

The BotB was a great experience…and a massive shock. It was great to see so many people turn out to see local, original bands, on a weeknight. We’d hoped that maybe we’d scrape through as runners up, if we played well. We just wanted to get a gig at Think Tank (venue for next round), as at the time, we’d never played there. To win, was a surprise. To score higher than any band in any heat so far, as judges told us, was unbelievable. That led to what must surely be our highest profile gig to date. Supporting The Bendal Interlude and headliners, Conan, at Think Tank, thanks to RFTK Promotions. LOUD AND HEAVY AS FOOK…SERIOUSLY! Forget cliché…you did not have to be there….you could hear (and feel) Conan, for a fair circumference. Using their backline, seemed to make us Dirty King on Steroids!”

Dirty King - April 2016 - Think Tank

Dirty King – April 2016 – Think Tank

What do you think about the current Northeast metal scene?

“The BotB showed how many cool and talented local bands there are. They didn’t enter (so yes, there are even more bands) but take Tombstone Crow, for example. They’re local. They’ve played Bloodstock. Not only are they kind enough to ask us to support them, even when we’re on another band’s bill, they turn out in full support, whenever they can. We try to do the same. It’s what we’re about. We have a great time, whether we’re playing, or we’re watching. We just want to support the local scene and we seem to have that in common. Druganaut regularly appear at festivals. There’s a bit of everything there. A lot of gigs, a lot of love for local bands, some cracking venues, a lot of good times and a little success…sounds like a pretty cool and healthy scene to us.”

Dirty King - March 2016 - Trillians

Dirty King – March 2016 – Trillians

I hear an EP is on the way. Can you tell us a bit about that?

“We can’t say a great deal on the E.P., unfortunately. Not to be obtuse or coy, we just don’t know, ourselves. That’s the long and short of it. It’s true, we have started recording, but it’s taking some time, for all kinds of reasons. It’s up there in our priorities. Hopefully it won’t be too long, but right now, we’re just focusing on having a great time getting out and gigging when we can. We’re also set to record some live material, with the help of Blank Slate Creative and First Avenue. Maybe our first release could be a live EP? Who knows?!”

Dirty King - March 2016 - Trillians

Dirty King – March 2016 – Trillians

What is next for Dirty King?

“We’re just taking it one gig at a time. Next up, we support Tombstone Crow. They’re releasing their Bloodstock DVD, at Trillians, on the 19th May. We jumped at the chance to support them. The night also features Glasgow’s Dog Tired. It’s gonna be a rifftastic night. Free entry too, so no excuses! If we weren’t playing, we’d damn well be watching!
Of course, we have to keep an eye on the semi-finals of Bloodstock’s Metal to the Masses, at Think Tank, on the 29th May. It may be Sunday, but it’s a Bank Holiday Weekend! Yeah!

Please come see us. It would be great to see you twice!!”

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