Solitary

Solitary – Rich Sherrington

Recently, we reviewed the re-released 1998 album, Nothing Changes, from Lancastrian thrashers Solitary.  It’s always fantastic fun to look back at how long-running bands have developed in time, but a review is just a writer’s opinion. It’s much better to have the opportunity to pick the brains at the source. Between the 20th anniversary re-issue […]

Nine Lives squared

Full & Final line-up for Hordes Of Belial – Nine Lives!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, the full line-up for Hordes Of Belial – Nine Lives is finally here! The last two bands have been added, and they are both absolute stormers! We’ve always made a point of not having ‘warm-up’ bands, and instead, hammering you in the face with riffs from the very first band on each […]

Smashed Fest

Smashed Fest line-up

As we mentioned previously, the July edition of Smashed is going to be something a bit more special than the usual riff-lunacy. We have more than twice as many bands, and twice as many competitions, which surely means twice the mayhem! We’ve lined up a fantastic headline slot with original UK thrashers, Virus, as the […]

HOB9L

Hordes Of Belial – Nine Lives: Penultimate additions!!!

With four more bands being revealed here, the line-up for this year’s Hordes Of Belial is almost complete! We’ve taken some chances here, mixing well-loved returning artists with high protein fresh meat. As always, our aim is to dig gems out from the dirt of the underground, and we believe we’ve managed that extremely well. […]