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 […]

Bevvy Scotland 2018

Bevvy Scotland 2018 (event)

Bevvy Scotland, La Belle Angel, Edinburgh, 1st September 2018 Stepping into the gap left by the cancellation of Heavy Scotland, Edinburgh’s Keep It Steel offered up some recompense to Scottish metal fans at the start of the month with Bevvy Scotland. Although it isn’t the same scale of event, and the venue is a little […]

Solitary - Nothing Changes

Solitary – Nothing Changes: 20th anniversary edition (album)

Release date: 20th August 2018 || Genre: Thrash || Label: DOC Records It’s always interesting to look back at the back catalogue of long running bands and compare their early releases to their current ones. Having reviewed Solitary‘s superb 2017 album – The Diseased Heart Of Society – for Valkyrian Music last June, I might have got a bit carried […]

Vessel Of Light-Woodshed

Vessel Of Light – Woodshed (album)

Release date: 21st September 2018 || Genre: Doom/Stoner metal || Label: Argonauta Records It’s hard to tell where Vessel Of Light take their queues from. Their concoction of Alice In Chains‘ sludgy grunge and old school Danzig-isms, play backdrop to a story dripping with swampy, rural slasher imagery. Some chapters spin a yarn of doom. Others build upon […]

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 […]