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 […]

Bob Fest First Blood Pt 13

Complete BOB FEST line-up announced with Luke James interview

The Edinburgh metal scene has had its ups and downs in recent years, not least of all with the closure of iconic venue Studio 24. Now, however, it seems to be in rude health, with a multitude of well-attended underground events taking place (see our recent Bevvy Scotland review). One of the main new homes […]

Iron Altar - Pillars Of Blood

Iron Altar – Pillars Of Blood (album)

Release date: 22nd September 2018 ||¬†Genre: Metal ||¬†Label: Self-released This might be a “swing and a miss” situation, but I think there could well be a new East Scotland/Edinburgh metal sound emerging. It might not be on the same scale, but it makes think “Bay area thrash” or “Seattle grunge”. There’s something in a lot […]

Smashed Fantasy Season 2018

With sci-fi season over and done with at Smashed @ The Tams, it’s time to be moving on to the next phase of our heavy music assault on the Fair City of Perth. We love us a big old helping of cheese here at Slow Dragon Music, so this summer we’re taking our cues from […]