Coke Finlay - Virus

Virus – Coke Finlay

Recently we posted a retrospective review in light of 2018 being the 30th anniversary of Virus‘ classic album Force Recon. We’re also hosting their first live date of to celebrate this at Smashed Fest. For the hat-trick, we now have a one-on-one interview with the man at the heart of the band, Coke Finlay. It […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dragon Fire square

Dragon Fire: Devildriver, LIK, Primitai, and more

Dragon Fire is Slow Dragon Music’s brief news round-up, filled with chunks of fleshy goodness. Since the Sun’s been blazing, we’re looking at a load of summer songs, at least to our understanding. One such is the Overdrive video from old school metallers Primitai, being premiered over on Metaltalk.net. The track is taken from their […]

Virus - Force Recon

Virus – Force Recon (album)

Release date: April 1988 || Genre: Original thrash || Label: Metalworks/Combat Records Ancient Beats: Revisiting legendary releases This April marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Virus‘ second full-length release, Force Recon. One of the UK’s original thrash bands, Virus, as the story goes, never truly claimed what should have been their’s. However, FR has long been […]