M2TM Glasgow 2018

Underground In Prydain: Fede Valls – Metal 2 The Masses Glasgow

As far as UK ‘battle of the bands’ events go, particularly for underground metal, they don’t come hotter than Bloodstock‘s Metal 2 The Masses. The competition sees the country light up with heavy music activity every year. Scores of bands take part across the length and breadth of the British Isles, but for Scotland, it […]

Slaughterpit 2018

Uncoffined join Slaughterpit March 2018

The already superb Slaughterpit billing – featuring Haerken, Drekavac, and Evil Blood – has unearthed another beastly presence. Durham based death-doom outfit Uncoffined will descending upon Dundee, dragging with them the stench of misanthropic sludge. With a palpable influence taken from classic Hammer and zombie films, and featuring Winds Of Genocide vocalist Kat Shevil (on vox […]

My Silent Wake - There Was A Death

My Silent Wake – There Was A Death (album)

Release date: 16th February 2018 || Genre: Doom || Label: Minotauro Records My Silent Wake have consistently divided their output between atmospheric releases and full on doom metal albums. There Was A Death absolutely falls into that second category, and it does so in masterful form. Isolate yourself, plug in, turn up, and prepare to be taken away. […]

DRAGON FIRE

Dragon fire: Act Of Defiance, Conan, and more…

Dragon Fire is Slow Dragon Music’s brief news round-up, filled with chunks of fleshy goodness.  Act Of Defiance, featuring the guitar skills of Chris Broderick (formerly of Megadeth/Jag Panzer), are heading to Europe, taking in some UK dates, including an appearance at Bloodstock Open Air Steve Grimmet (Grim Reaper) fronted Grimmstine are set to re-release their self-titled 2008 […]

Catalysis - Into The Unknown

Catalysis – Into The Unknown

  Release date: 15th December 2017 || Genre: Metal || Label: Self-released Living not far from Dundee, and familiar with the surrounding metal scene, it was always going to be hard for me to not hear the influence of Catalysis‘ roots. Flavours abound from individual contributors’ endeavours in acts such as Black Blood, Athenia, Dirty Judas and, of course, […]