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Australian metallers Bane of Bedlam are about to release their first full-length album entitled “Monument of Horror.” A release date and the first song from the album will be announced shortly, and the track listing is as follows: 1. Woken by the Horde 2.

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While She Sleeps: Flying the flag for British metal

Last night (Wednesday August 28), While She Sleeps rocked up to a tiny Vans store on Camden High Street to officially launch the countdown to Vans Warped Tour UK 2013. The result? Fucking bedlam. Here’s what happened…

6.30pm

There’s a massive gaggle of eager fans camped outside the Vans shop along Camden High Street. While She Sleeps are due on in about 15 minutes or so. Hammer is eating a £3 Chinese from the Bang Bang Chicken Man down the round. Everything is going swell.

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6.40pm

We’re let into the store and everyone immediately crowds around the tiny stage wedged into the far corner of the shop. Things are about to get very, very messy.

6.50pm

The fans have flooded the shop floor (and there’s still a fuck-ton left peering through doorways and windows from outside), but there’s not any sign of the band yet. Tensions are rising. Luckily, someone’s passing While She Sleeps cupcakes around. Cupcakes are metal.

6.52pm

Too many cupcakes. Feeling sick.

7.00pm

While She Sleeps run through the crowd, grab their instruments and smash into Death Toll. Bedlam ensues. Loz is already in the crowd. The crowd are on the stage. Oh god everything’s everywhere.

7.05pm

“This is a celebration of life and death!” screams Loz as they plough into a gruelling Dead Behind The Eyes. Loz is back on stage. Mat’s in the crowd. Everyone’s going absolutely nuts. No one seems to be trying to pocket any hoodies either, which is always nice.

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7.10pm

This Is The Six draws a monstrously huge reaction from everyone involved – including the people still stranded outside, who Loz happily acknowledges and demands just as much action from.

7.12pm

Mat is on top of the shop.

7.13pm

People are now circle-pitting around Mat.

7.14pm

People are now circle-pitting in the street.

7.17pm

Mat is now also outside and getting carried down the high street like a messiah with a guitar.

7.21pm

“This is the title track from our debut,” snarls Loz. “It’s called This Is The Six.” Cue singalongs and “WOOOOOOAH”s so big they can probably hear them at the Vans store in Oxford Circus. This is madness. Absolute madness. There’s clothes and cupcake and Relentless energy drink everywhere.

7.25pm

Loz is back outside again. We think Mat’s inside. We’re not sure. Fuck knows what’s going on.

www.derekbremner.com

7.30pm

An anthemic Seven Hills brings things to a maddening close. There’s traffic being stopped in the street outside. This is ridiculous.

7.34pm

Within seconds of Sleeps’ set finishing, the band head straight outside to meet all the people that weren’t lucky enough to get in. Cue an hour or so of photos getting taken, fives getting highed and hugs being delivered. What. A. Gig.

SAY CHEEEEEEEEEESE!

8.00pm

We are fucking knackered. Can we do this every week?

Vans Warped Tour UK takes place at Alexandra Palace on November 16 and 17. Get your tickets now from http://vanswarpedtouruk.com

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While She Sleeps: Flying the flag for British metal

Last night (Wednesday August 28), While She Sleeps rocked up to a tiny Vans store on Camden High Street to officially launch the countdown to Vans Warped Tour UK 2013. The result? Fucking bedlam. Here’s what happened…

6.30pm

There’s a massive gaggle of eager fans camped outside the Vans shop along Camden High Street. While She Sleeps are due on in about 15 minutes or so. Hammer is eating a £3 Chinese from the Bang Bang Chicken Man down the round. Everything is going swell.

www.derekbremner.com

6.40pm

We’re let into the store and everyone immediately crowds around the tiny stage wedged into the far corner of the shop. Things are about to get very, very messy.

6.50pm

The fans have flooded the shop floor (and there’s still a fuck-ton left peering through doorways and windows from outside), but there’s not any sign of the band yet. Tensions are rising. Luckily, someone’s passing While She Sleeps cupcakes around. Cupcakes are metal.

6.52pm

Too many cupcakes. Feeling sick.

7.00pm

While She Sleeps run through the crowd, grab their instruments and smash into Death Toll. Bedlam ensues. Loz is already in the crowd. The crowd are on the stage. Oh god everything’s everywhere.

7.05pm

“This is a celebration of life and death!” screams Loz as they plough into a gruelling Dead Behind The Eyes. Loz is back on stage. Mat’s in the crowd. Everyone’s going absolutely nuts. No one seems to be trying to pocket any hoodies either, which is always nice.

www.derekbremner.com

7.10pm

This Is The Six draws a monstrously huge reaction from everyone involved – including the people still stranded outside, who Loz happily acknowledges and demands just as much action from.

7.12pm

Mat is on top of the shop.

7.13pm

People are now circle-pitting around Mat.

7.14pm

People are now circle-pitting in the street.

7.17pm

Mat is now also outside and getting carried down the high street like a messiah with a guitar.

7.21pm

“This is the title track from our debut,” snarls Loz. “It’s called This Is The Six.” Cue singalongs and “WOOOOOOAH”s so big they can probably hear them at the Vans store in Oxford Circus. This is madness. Absolute madness. There’s clothes and cupcake and Relentless energy drink everywhere.

7.25pm

Loz is back outside again. We think Mat’s inside. We’re not sure. Fuck knows what’s going on.

www.derekbremner.com

7.30pm

An anthemic Seven Hills brings things to a maddening close. There’s traffic being stopped in the street outside. This is ridiculous.

7.34pm

Within seconds of Sleeps’ set finishing, the band head straight outside to meet all the people that weren’t lucky enough to get in. Cue an hour or so of photos getting taken, fives getting highed and hugs being delivered. What. A. Gig.

SAY CHEEEEEEEEEESE!

8.00pm

We are fucking knackered. Can we do this every week?

Vans Warped Tour UK takes place at Alexandra Palace on November 16 and 17. Get your tickets now from http://vanswarpedtouruk.com

Blog by Merl

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Five Finger Death Punch: Going for gold at our awards

It’s nostalgia time over on the main stage as Coal Chamber strut on to be met by a decent, if not enormous, crowd. “WE ARE NOT HERE TO FUCK ABOUT” announces Dez Fafara and a ludicrous opening brace of Loco and Big Truck proves that they aren’t kidding –  the front man orchestrating proceedings as if they had never been away. Bassist Chela Harper spins about the stage with carefree abandon as she lays down the mighty thick nu-metal grooves that were always the band’s stock-in-trade while guitarist Meegs looks the absolute bomb as he brings his classic tone to the party to fine effect. The ‘the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire…’ refrain of Sway is chanted back at the band with more gusto than it seems even they expected and Fafara is grinning wildly as the set draws to a close. A blast from the past they might be but they’re sure as hell a mighty fun one.

Following them on the line up are Five Finger Death Punch, whose brand of melodic metal is far from sophisticated but is nevertheless destructively potent. The L.A quintet draw a gigantic crowd considering it is still fairly early in the day and the band are determined to make the best of it as Ivan Moody roars into his mic in a bid to incite the Download crowd into greater and greater acts of lunacy. “Last time we played here we got shut down” he announces of their previous main stage performance which saw the band encouraging as many people as humanly possible to crowd surf over the barrier and high-five them. “Now i’m not going to suggest you do that again… but I’d love to meet ya.” Of course, bedlam ensues as bodies fly over the front rail and into the arms of a visibly panicked security. Moody is on top form today, working the crowd into a feral frenzy before pulling half a dozen young fans from the crowd and hailing them as the next generation of metal as his band hurtle into recent single Lift Me Up. It’s an absolute masterclass on how to put on a brilliant metal show and sure to be one of the most talked about sets of the weekend from a perhaps slightly unexpected source.

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Enter Shikari’s appearance headlining the second stage will come as no surprise to those who have charted their inexorable rise over the past few years. Latest album A Flash Flood of Colour firmly planted their flag as one of the UK’s leading lights but it is with their live show that they have always excelled. Rou Reynolds’ maniacal energy is supplemented by a potent political edge and tonight he revels in tracks like Arguing With Thermometers and System…Meltdown, giving him a chance to wax lyrical about causes dear to his heart (the ‘NHS not Trident’ t-shirt he is sporting is a bit of a clue as to what those might be). But let’s face it, the crowd are here to dance and Shikari gladly oblige with healthy helpings of dubby wobble and punchy electro topped off with a laser show so mad it could probably be seen from space. Mothership induces absolute bedlam in the pit while closer Sssnakepit is transformed into an en masse ravealong as guitars are flung with a scandalous disregard for personal safety and crowdsurfers fly over the front barrier. A headline slot hard earned and extremely well played – nice one lads.

It’s gotta be tough for a young punk band from Devon to go up against Iron Maiden in the scheduling and it is little surprise that the crowd for Rat Attack is relatively sparse and noticeably young. That said, the quartet do a good job of making their bratty, jocular hardcore count with vocalist Mike Hodges’ boundless enthusiasm dragging weary festival bodies into the bouncing pit. His questionable taste in gold sequined shirts aside he is a superb front man and he and guitarist Charlie Wesson work every inch of the stage expertly. There may be a little work to be done on the songwriting front but there is the basis of something here which, with a little polishing, could see them rising to the bigger stages in years to come.

Tom Doyle

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

Here’s what happened when Merl went to see Bring Me The Horizon bring the bangers to Camden Town with a monstrous piece of support in tow.

While we’re too late to catch promising, prog-tinged newcomers Empress (who we’re reliably informed go down well to a potentially unsuited crowd, which doesn’t surprise us as they’re bloody great), it’s hard to imagine any band being able to support BMTH on Sempiternal and still provide some of the more memorable moments of the night. But, to wheel out the ol’ cliché, Crossfaith aren’t just any band.

As it happens, they really are the best live force that planet Earth has to offer right now. Hurtling into a thunderous Monolith and sending an already almost-full KOKO into a pitting, dancing, surfing frenzy, the Japanese rave-metallers throw out the best half-hour of pure, unbridled chaos that you’re likely to see this year. It’s totally fucking nuts, and by the time they drop that Prodigy cover, it’s hard to see how tonight’s headliners can possibly step up.

Crossfaith

Luckily, Bring Me The Horizon decide to turn up and put on one of their best ever shows as well. Shadow Moses is a monstrous way to open any set, but the shout-long to “THIS IS SEMPITERNAL!” almost brings the roof in, while kicking into Chelsea Smile straight after is an almost piss-takingly brilliant manoeuvre. Oli Sykes bounds around the stage like a kid that’s been snorting Dib Dab all afternoon, throwing himself into the crowd whenever he gets the opportunity and inciting walls of death at the flick of a wrist.

It’s arguably the new material that sounds the mightiest tonight, with Antivist  predictably creating complete bedlam and Sleepwalking in particular drawing a ludicrously loud singalong. If there is one small fault to be had, it’s that this feels like a slightly short set, especially given that both supports only got a half-hour each, but when you’re at the stage of your career when you can start throwing out bangers for a laugh, you can probably just about get away with it. In fact, the deliriously happy punters stumbling out into Camden would suggest exactly that.

Bring Me The Horizon play Reading and Leeds in August

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Suffocation: death metal heavyweights

Suffocation are metal as fuck, but are they metal enough for our totally difficult Metal Hammer Death Metal Quiz?

Only one way to find out….

Suffocation hit the following UK venues this month. Expect mayhem:

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

Buy tickets: http://on.fb.me/10X28Hf 
Buy the new Suffocation album Pinnacle Of Bedlamhttp://smarturl.it/Suffocation

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Suffocation have set the scene for their upcoming UK tour – by sharing what little they can remember of their last visit.

View the guys talking about cancelled shows, meeting Winger and a crowdsurfing midget below.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, and Suffocation’s recent album Pinnacle Of Bedlam is also on sale.

Suffocation UK tour

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH has completed work on a poetry book, “Across The River Bedlam”, for release later in the year.

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“Pinnacle Of Bedlam”, the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No.

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