Toni Benedetti-Martin - Darkness Divine

Toni Benedetti-Martin – Darkness Divine & Hordes X (interview)

“All the members of Darkness Divine have a wide taste in music, so there’s a pretty good overlap in what we like to listen to and what we write” vocalist, Toni Benedetti-Martin, begins to explain of the band’s eclectic  sound.  “There was never any hard and fast rules about what we wanted to sound like, […]

Johnny Steel - Volcano X

Johnny Steel – Volcano X & Hordes X (interview)

Continuing our series of interviews with bands performing at Hordes X 2019, we’ve dug up the frontman of Dundee locals, Volcano X. Despite being one of the newest bands on the bill, they probably represent the most old school of sounds. However, vocalist, Johnny Steel, doesn’t hang onto that as the main feature he wants […]

Varego - I Prophetic

Varego – I Prophetic (album)

Release date: 15th February 2019 || Genre: Progressive sudge || Label: Argonauta Records This instantly smacks of Mastodon! If I didn’t know better, the first vocals, riffs, and structures would have me believe, without a doubt, that’s who I was listening to. Opener proper, The Abstract Corpse, exists precisely between the simplistic magnitude of Crack […]

Nick Adamson - Bloodyard

Nick Adamson – Bloodyard & Hordes X (interview)

Bloodyard are a band who have been in the Slow Dragon Music sights for some time, now. Up until this point, it hadn’t been possible to synchronise activities, but come Hordes X, we’ll have born witness to their heavy live assault in three different countries in less than a year! So, what is it that […]

Dog Tired - The Electric Abyss

Dog Tired – The Electric Abyss (album)

Release date: 07th September 2019 || Genre: Metal || Label: Self-released The Electric Abyss, the fourth album from Scottish metallers, Dog Tired, is a massive step in progression for the four piece. Although I have known this band since their very early days, even that pre-informed position offered little shelter from the onslaught to come. The […]