The Sludge Exchange

Iron Altar announce tour with Zhora

In an operation of somewhat international gig-swapping, Scotland’s Iron Altar and Ireland’s zhOra have joined forces for a tour across both of their home countries this September. Titled The Sludge Exchange, the tour will take in stops at Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, with the venue in Scotland’s capital still to be announced. Described by […]

Hordes X square 2

Hordes X 2019 adds three more acts!

As if the first batch of bands to play Hordes X 2019 wasn’t amazing enough, another trio of mind-blowing underground monsters have been added to the show! As regular attendees may have noticed, Hordes really swings hard when it comes to picking openers for each stage. No half measures. Lead with your best foot. Smash […]

SFII Fury

Fury to headline Smashed Fest II

The cat is officially out of the bag – Birmingham metallers, Fury, are set to headline the second Smashed Fest at The Twa Tams in Perth. The previous Hordes Of Belial (now Hordes X) headliners have been hard at work over the last year, refining their already impressive sound. We recently witnessed it live at […]

Ingested live 3

Ingested, Lashing Out, Grievance, Threshold Sicks, Fractured Perceptions, Section 9 (live review)

DUSA Floor 5, Dundee, March 28th 2019 Scales Of Justice: Guest reviewer Drew Cochrane Photo credits AVZD It’s a Thursday night, and I’m headed (rather apprehensively) to Dundee University Students Union to watch Ingested. The reason for being apprehensive is that, despite enjoying their studio output, the last 2 times I’ve seen Ingested live, they’ve […]

Disposable - Suffocator

Disposable – Suffocator (album)

Release date: 28th April 2019 || Genre: Thrash/metal || Label: Self-released Holy face-melting fuck! Disposable have well and truly cracked open a huge can of “how’s that for a raised bar?” on this release! From solos stacked with huge character to organically human time shifts. From the heart-shuddering energy to the world-class, yet ragged-edged production […]