Bryan Ramage - Ramage Inc

Bryan Ramage – Ramage Inc. & Hordes X (interview)

Comparisons between Ramage Inc. and a certain element of Strapping Young Lad/Devin Townsend may seem somewhat unavoidable to some, but vocalist and main motivator behind the band, Bryan Ramage, doesn’t see it that way. To him, describing their sound requires no mention of ‘Hevvy Devvy’? BR: I get this a lot, mostly from interviews. Every […]

Greg & Kristian - Threshold Sicks

Greg & Kristian – Threshold Sicks & Hordes X (interview)

For a long time, Threshold Sicks was more or less dead in the water. That has meant not hitting Hordes for five years. Now they’re back in the fold, with a big helping of what they call death-thrash-sludge. What does that tag mean, though? We grabbed vocalist, Kristian Sator, and bassist, Greg Mckenzie-Milne, to cough […]

Nick Laidlaw - Seed Of Sorrow

Nick Laidlaw – Seed Of Sorrow & Hordes X (interview)

Scottish death metal is varied, complex (not to mention high-quality) beast. From the very North, right down through the centre, you’ll find all kinds of different interpretations of it. With today’s second interviewees, Seed Of Sorrow, hailing from the shadowed lands of Inverness, how does their sound fit into it? Guitarist, Nick Laidlaw, has the […]

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‚Äôs 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 […]