Posts Tagged “Half Hour”

Fan-filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley‘s (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) entire March 8 performance at the Underworld in London, England can be seen below.

Blaze‘s “Soundtracks Of My Life” tour will see him play 33 gigs in 40 days in 15 countries, celebrating Bayley‘s 30 years in the industry.

Bayley released a career-spanning double-disc collection, “Soundtracks Of My Life”, on October 31, 2013.

Metal Mind Productions recently released the two-CD version of Blaze Bayley‘s “Alive In Poland” (previously available only as part of the limited-edition “Alive In Poland” DVD) in Europe and North America.

“Alive In Poland” was recorded in Poland in April 2007 during the 21st edition of Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland. It features a fantastic, over-one-and-a-half-hour show during which Blaze presented the best tracks from his discography, as well as select tracks from IRON MAIDEN (“Man On The Edge”, “Futureal”).

Bayley‘s latest studio album, “The King Of Metal”, was released in March 2012. The CD was recorded at Fear Studio in Ravenna, Italy.

The 50-year-old Bayley, who was born in Birmingham, was the original frontman in WOLFSBANE, but left in 1994 to replace Bruce Dickinson as the lead singer of IRON MAIDEN.

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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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A one-minute preview clip of “King Of The Roadies”, a half-hour reality series that follows Tom Mayhue, GUNS N’ ROSES’ longtime production manager, and his professional road crew on tour with DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, can be seen below.

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German post-black metal band Celephais has been streaming its recent two-song album “Tir n’a n’Og” over on bandcamp. Clocking in at over a half hour, the two tracks pick up from where 2011′s four-song “Becoming the Deceased” album left off in terms of style, with an emphasis more on ambiance.

Celephais has also posted a few rough versions of newer, much more atmospheric partial tracks over on its Facebook page. The band joined the Pest Productions roster in 2012.

Tir n’a n’Og by Celephaïs

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Vancouver quartet Baptists will set loose a debut LP titled “Bushcraft” this February via Southern Lord. The following press release was issued about the band:

“Baptsists advocate a creed of destruction through a blistering, discordant hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore. Immediately following its 2010 formation, the sect took to the road and built a strong buzz in the underground scene with ferocious live shows, as Southern Lord unleashed the self-titled 7” in 2011, which sold out instantly.

“Having laid to waste several The Power Of The Riff events and a plethora of high-profile shows in Canada over the past few years, Baptists spent a good portion of 2012 vigilantly writing material for an anticipated LP release.

“For the recording, Baptists traveled to Salem, Massachusetts to record at the infamous Godcity studios with Kurt Ballou, who captured the eleven anthems embodied on Bushcraft. With nearly a half hour of unhinged lyrical angst and a seething vocal delivery propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach, Bushcraft is a release not to be ignored.”

The “Bushcraft” album will drop in North America on February 19th, with Baptists live tour actions being devised in support of the release. Stay tuned as more details emerge.

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Peek From The Pit just uploaded a two-and-a-half-hour video review of this year’s edition of the Tuska open-air festival, which was held June 29 – July 1 in Helsinki, Finland.

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Peek From The Pit has uploaded a three-and-a-half-hour video review of this year’s edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France.

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Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH before the band’s May 3 concert at O2 World in Hamburg, Germany.

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As the split LP with Oakland’s Alaric and Portland’s Atriarch is just two weeks from official release via 20 Buck Spin, today BrooklynVegan is streaming the whole thing to gloomify your week right here.

Set for worldwide release on May 15th, the split LP offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half-hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The two acts recently completed a short pre-release tour, showcasing new material from the LP to audiences up and down the West Coast. Orders for the split LP are being taken now via 20 Buck Spin.

The track listing is as follows:

Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
3. Weep
Side B (ATRIARCH):
4. Oblivion
5. Offerings

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Metal Rules! TV has posted a new half hour episode online, featuring an extended interview with Rumpelstiltskin Grinder. Check out the footage in the player below.

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