Petrol Bastard: Nice Jacket Dickhead

 

 I love my job. I get access to new and exciting technology, interviews with celebrities and access to all sorts of interesting music -though few bands are as outlandish as Petrol Bastard. Petrol Bastard are a band that abraids the senses -despite the ‘swan shit on their dicks’. They are like the bastard lovechild of Prodigy, the Beastie Boys and the Jerky Boys -though with less class and more attitude. (A great combination considering they come from Politically Correct, Europe). (I won’t say P.C Yorkshire; as P.C is minging up North). https://soundcloud.com/petrolbastard/01-blast-it-with-piss?in=petrolbastard/sets/nice-jacket-dickhead The tracks on this, 17 song, album are short and aggressive. Petrol Bastard’s combination of EBM and industrial, with uniquely urban and humourous lyrics is an amazing breath […]

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Pantheon: Intervention

 

 It’s powerful. It’s driving. It’s riddled with guitar solos, intense drumming and abraids your inner head banging demon. (That’s assuming you still have hair at my age.) “Intervention” the first offering from British Metal band, Pantheon, though short (4 songs) it is an intense and powerful little album that is peppered with classic 70’s and 80’s style Metal -which is fantastic in this age of Nu Metal. The songs, such as ‘Silent Apocalypse’ take you back to an age of leather trousers, long hair, minute long guitar solos and boom boxes. Overall: “Intervention” is a fantastic and well done little Metal album that should whet a number of appetites. The album is available on Soundcloud and the official Pantheon website.

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Pantheon

Today we speak to British Metal band, Pantheon. \M/ What’s the history of Pantheon? Myself and my twin brother Matt formed Pantheon in York, UK. The current band was launched in 2012, but the first incarnation of Pantheon started in 2006. In our first few years as live musicians we toured the UK relentlessly achieving respectable success on the national pub/club scene and built a reputation as a hard-working, energetic young band. We progressed well over the years until our development project in 2011 where we decided to reassess the band, followed by a complete re-launch over a year later with a much refined and mature sound. What genre of music do you consider Pantheon to be? Metal in its […]

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Ctrl Alt Del: 101

 

 The album starts off with the freshness of a crisp Spring morning. Everything is light and airy. The melodies are soft and hypnotic -and there is an overwhelming desire to raise your hands to the sky and embrace the sun, moon and stars. Then things start to get a little more interesting, a little darker and a little more intense as a strong EBM-Industrial zephyr sweeps through bringing with it pounding drums, fast synths and a distorted, almost Prodigy-esque, strain. Soon the walls are bouncing and the windows vibrating as the relentless pounding escapes the speakers and overruns the room. The lyrics, like Em’s voice, are hauntingly beautiful and float gently through the ether before landing on your skin and […]

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Petrol Bastard

Today we speak to J and B from Petrol Bastard. What’s the history of Petrol Bastard? B: We have both been writing electronic music and swearing over it for years, so it was inevitable we would team up at some point. I was looking for a replacement singer for one of my bands and asked Jon to audition, but we ended up starting Petrol Bastard instead, so there. Nerr nerr ne nerr nerr. We wanted to create a thing where we could push ourselves to the limit of drunkenness and not have to worry about playing anything in time or being dragging loads of equipment around. Bands are shit, slow and logistically difficult whereas two people can work at lightning […]

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Ctrl Alt Del

 

 Today we speak to British band, Ctrl Alt Del. What’s the history of Ctrl Alt Del? Way back in 2004 a band I was in called I.O.N. was coming to it’s natural end. I decided at that point that I wanted to continue with electronic music but something with a few less rules and a bit more light hearted. I’d been playing around with chip sounds and classic synths but could never really fix on one area. Six years later I gave it another go and shared some of the early results with my long time friend Yamon. He picked up on a few production issues and started helping me develop the sound and direction. We decided it’d be fun […]

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Cryptic Dawn: Aggrometh

 

 The first track assaults your senses within seconds of the sound system coming to life. The second and third tracks continue the attack; and by the time you get to track twelve your head is left in a distorted mess by the pure power of Cryptic Dawn’s electcro-aggression. Aggrometh -the long awaited LP- picks up where Old Blood left off. Once again Cryptic Dawn has delved into the world of popular culture, drugs, guns and meth. Namely the meth of American hit TV show, Breaking Bad. All the tracks on this album are well executed -the beats hard, the drums tribal and the synths hauntingly simple; and the singing, though hard and distorted, still sinks into your mind, bringing with […]

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Paresis: Hope Lies Torn

 

 I am often prone to the curse of logorrhea; but today I will attempt to curtail my ramblings and furnish you with the simple facts. Fact One: Paresis is a great band. Fact Two: The first song “Not in my name” kicks you in the head causing frenzied movements and peculiar dance-floor dominating dance moves that could bring about the end of days or the zombie apocalypse. Fact Three: The rest of the album is just as powerful at pounding your speakers, assaulting your head and causing you to attack the dance-floor. Fact Four: Songs like “Anti Me” and “Your voice” are but the tip of the iceberg that this amazing band has created over the years. The guitar riffs […]

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The 5 best AMVs to please your ears and dazzle your eyes

The one moment Dante is rhythmically stepping on a series of enemies he fights, perfectly in tune with every bounce of the base, the next the song pauses as he hurls though the air in a back flip, with the base dropping just as the warrior’s boots hit the floor, and the rest of the tune on its heel when he sprints forward to engage the demons once more. While it can be incredible to see some energy bunny perform impossible dance moves to a song, it’s hard to find a dancer that can beat a well-orchestrated and perfectly timed Animated Music Video. The sword dance between the son of Sparta and a horde of demons I described above is […]

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.5:The Gray Chapter Prieview

 

 .5:The Gray Chapter is the 5th Studio album by US band SlipKnoT. Released worldwide on 21 October 2014 this is their first album release in six years, and the first not to feature deceased bassist Paul Gray (whom the album title is an ode to) or  drummer Joey Jordison, who parted ways with the band in 2013. The album contains a balance of the melodic style of newer albums, but also incorporates the harder more brutal style of the Iowa era. The pain the band suffered from the loss of Paul is evident in the sombre tone of the album, as well as Corey Taylor’s emotional lyrics. The emotional track Goodbye and the frustrated Skeptic are both clear tributes to […]

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