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Nile: Cairo practice

South Carolina metal behemoths, Nile, wound their way to our shores for the first time in over two and half years to lay customary waste to the UK’s metal hordes.

Daniel Cairns was on sentry duty in Highbury, London, and not only sent back this report, but spoke to lead general Karl Sanders about the perilous effects of modern technology on the ancient arts of death metal demon-summoning. Check out the video and live review below!

NILE

EX DEO/SVART CROWN

THE GARAGE, LONDON

SVART CROWN [8] are yet another example of just how far ahead of the pack the French are when it comes to extreme metal. They’re clearly indebted to the discordant likes of Deathspell Omega and Celeste, but they’re also adept at throwing in some beastly Gojira-style grooves too, for when you feel like a bit of a dance. There’s a good turnout for them, and their momentum will only increase. It’s a smashing set, and the bass is absolutely devastating, every thump of the instrument, eliciting a rattle in the chest. EX DEO [8] are a more simplistic and much sillier affair, but by god, they’re fun. It’s genuinely difficult to dislike any band when they come out dressed as Roman Legionnaires and sing songs about fighting and battles. It’s like a heavy metal musical version of Spartacus, without the gore and gratuitous nudity obviously, but still. There’s some excellently heavy metal posing by frontman Maurizio Iacono, as he wails stuff like ‘Hold the line’ and ‘You killed my father’. There’s a fantastic response from the Garage crowd, fists bumping in unison.

NILE [9] come out to an intro track that isn’t a million miles away from the theme of ex-WWE wrestler Goldberg, before going on the warpath. Basically, they sound absolutely devastating tonight. Messrs Sanders and Toller Wade know it too, as a giant, shit-eating grin spreads across Karl’s face constantly. They’re excellent on record obviously, but seeing them live is a different matter altogether. Their mummified, balls to the wall, death metal attack is jaw-dropping in its sheer smothering brutality, even invoking a completely un-ironic throwing up of the metal horns. Highlights include a churning, vicious sounding Sarcophagus and Ithyphalic, featuring the unlikely singalong, ‘Anoint my phallus with the blood of the fallen’. Lovely stuff.

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Hamburg, Germany-based metal band A MILLION MILES will release its debut album, “What’s Left Behind”, on April 5 through Abandon Records via New Music distribution.

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Hamburg, Germany-based metal band A MILLION MILES will release its debut album, “What’s Left Behind”, on April 5 through Abandon Records via New Music distribution.

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German act A Million Miles posted a preview clip for the band’s upcoming debut full length LP “What’s Left Behind.” The album is set for release on April 5, 2013 via Abandon Records/New Music Distribution. The cover artwork (seen below) was created by The Very End vocalist Björn Goosses of Killustrations.

Check out the preview clip for “What’s Left Behind” here:

The artwork can be viewed here:

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Hamburg, Germany-based metal band A MILLION MILES has inked a deal with Abandon Records for the release of its debut album, “What’s Left Behind”.

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Download 2012: It's all kicking off

Understandably there were a few raised eyebrows when Steel Panther were booked to play the Main Stage above Trivium, but the crowd response says it all. Steel Panther sound fucking brilliant and manage to entertain the masses by using up every inch of Metallica’s snake pit walkway. It’s amazing to think it was just a matter of three years since this unknown hair metal band played an earlier slot on one of the smaller stages. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor joins them for Death To All But Metal which is greeted by the biggest cheers of the day so far.

Tenacious D’s shtick isn’t a million miles away from Panther’s, but Jack Black and Kyle Gass are definitely a step down from the LA LOLsters. To be fair, they are funny, they have a few good songs (including an epic Tribute, obvs), and there’s some spectacular showy moments (confetti and a giant inflatable phoenix cock anyone?), but it’s difficult to justify a slot this big on a bill this incredible when they only really have about four songs everyone wants to hear.

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Deuce from the Hollywood Undead has only split from the band and released his own video!

This isn’t a million miles away from what the masked rap metallers are all about, so you know what to expect.

Check out the video to ‘America’ below…

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German groove metal band The New Black announced a string of dates in May with country mates Tieflader in Germany, which is dubbed the “United Riff Service” tour. The band is currently touring in support of its 2011 release “II: Better in Black,” which was released in January 2011 through AFM Records.

Confirmed dates for the “United Riff Service” tour are as follows:

10.5. Berlin, DE @ White Trash
11.5. Würzburg, DE @ B-Hof*
12.5. Stuttgart, DE @ Universum
13.5. Köln, DE @ Underground**

* with additional support from A Million Miles and Nump
** with additional support from Crossplane

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