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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.

Check out Nile’s Homepage here.

And their Facebook page here.

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The Ayatollah, The Merlinator…and Steve

 

The Podcast went live last Friday, so here’s the video!

WWE legend, Fozzy frontman, Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 host and the Ayatollah Of Rock N Rolla Chris Jericho has come to the Metal Hammer Podcast!

We chat to Chris about the new Fozzy album – and exclusively reveal its title! – as well as life as a WWE wrestler, Download 2012 and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods!

Chris, Merl and Hill also chat: Kvelertak, Metallica playing the Black Album backwards, the best thrash band ever, Iron Maiden, being mates with Anthrax and much more.

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This is huge. Fucking huge.

WWE legend, Fozzy frontman, Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 host and the Ayatollah Of Rock N Rolla Chris Jericho has come to the Metal Hammer Podcast!

We chat to Chris about the new Fozzy album – and exclusively reveal its title! – as well as life as a WWE wrestler, Download 2012 and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods!

Chris, Merl and Hill also chat: Kvelertak, Metallica playing the Black Album backwards, the best thrash band ever, Iron Maiden, being mates with Anthrax and much more.

Get your fix on the small play button below – and don’t forget to come back for the video next week!

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WWE legend, Fozzy frontman and Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 host Chris Jericho appears on the Metal Hammer Podcast tomorrow, live at 10am!

We chat to Chris about the new Fozzy album – and exclusively reveal its title! – as well as life as a WWE wrestler, Download 2012 and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods!

Be here or be silly.

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Fozzy, the band of WWE wrestler Chris Jericho and members of Stuck Mojo have announced a full UK tour with support from Jett Black. (more…)

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Taking on the name Death Valley Driver takes balls. I don’t know if these Canadian sludgesters chose their namesake inspired by WWE wrestler The Undertaker’s finisher, but that’s the first thing I thought of, and unlikely any other 20-30 something who grew up in the 90′s during pro wrestling’s prime. At any rate, these guys got my attention before I even put on my headphones, and that is always a good thing for marketing purposes. Musically speaking? Death Valley Driver’s debut album Choke the River may not be as appealing as their name, but they do deliver the goods at least in part.

Death Valley Driver are a groovy sludge group clearly inspired by the likes of Down, Crowbar and to a lesser degree, Corrosion of Conformity in terms of the clean vocal delivery and with some of the grooves. While not in direct relation sonically, I liken Choke the River to that of any number of Pro-Pain albums, in that there’s nothing especially “wrong” with the album, in fact, it’s actually quite catchy most of the way through, but it suffers from one key setback – formulaic unoriginality. Death Valley Driver certainly no how to deliver a hard hitting riff, but every song on this album is just a chugga chugga roughneck track with random drum fills on overly tight snare heads. As for the clean vocal moments, these just blatantly take away from the raw forcefulness of the record.

I think this is a genre that can experience a lot of growth, in fact, bands like Birds of Prey and High on Fire have really shown you can shove some originality into this purported un-original sub-genre. For now, because there is some originality coming out of this sound, I’d stick with investing your money with Birds of Prey and high on Fire, and avoiding Death Valley Driver until they offer up something that can compete.

NOT BAD

Similar Artists: Down, Crowbar, Birds of Prey, High on Fire

1. Choke the River with Your Dead
2. Mothsblood
3. Straight to Hell
4. Insect Dirge
5. Heavy Lies the Crown
6. Sleeping All December
7. Lambs in the Wolfskin
8. Armour Divides

Ric Rumblot : Bass, Back Vocals
Dan Hodgson : Vocals
Nick Doucette : Guitar
Ray Blacquiere : Guitar, Back Vocals
Ryan Gallant : Drums

Diminished Fifth Records

http://www.myspace.com/deathvalleydriverpei

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FOZZY frontman/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho was the featured guest on the February 8, 2010 edition of “Holmberg’s Morning Sickness”, the morning show on the Phoenix, Arizona radio station 98 KUPD hosted by John Holmberg.

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FOZZY frontman/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho was the featured guest on a recent edition of the “Turn It Up” radio show on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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According to TMZ.com, FOZZY frontman/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho was arrested at a gas station in Kentucky early Wednesday morning (January 27) after cops say he and a fellow wrestler were both “extremely intoxicated” in public.

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