AL1CE: The Thirteenth Hour, a Review by Celic John.

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 Today our resident Celtic Nutjob takes a look at The Thirteenth Hour by AL1CE. Lets see how he find it, if we manage to understand him… -Ed “Ye cannae ken a droop in the mouth. It’s like shaggin’ a golden-retriever: all backwards sky, man.” Truer words have never been spoken. Case in point, last week I was given an album for review. Now I was expecting it to be another lump o’ numptey shite. But instead it’s a right lump of pure dead brilliance. This is AL1CE. This is The Thirteenth Hour. This is fecking awesome! Now the songs on this album -and there are a right bunch o’ them- are well good. There’s a fine combination of rock, pop […]

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Interview With My Secret Circus. (Band Interview)

My Secret Service

Today we speak to Vinny Mancuso of My Secret Circus. My Secret Circus (MSC) mesh together Alt’ metal, rhythm and catchy vocals to create a distinctive sound. Taking you on a ride of energetic anthems, this Melbourne, Australia rap/rock outfit is now about to launch their new music to the world. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Dan started MSC years back. I teamed up with him a few years later. We seemed to have a great writing chemistry that excited us moving forward. We then went through several drummers and bass players till we arrived at the current line up. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Both. Initially, I learnt guitar from my father and […]

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Interview with The Slyde. (Band Interview)

The Slyde

Today we interview Canadian Prog Rock outfit The Slyde. The Slyde has played over 170 shows on the Eastern Canadian circuit, sharing the stage with such bands as Protest The Hero, Down With Webster, Pain of Salvation, F*ck The Facts, Dana Fuchs, and Timber Timbre among others, and have made appearances at Ottawa Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week, IndieWeek, and Wacken Metal Battle Canada. Answered by vocalist/ guitarist Nathan Da Silva. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The Slyde has been around since 2009 (formerly known as just ‘Slyde’) forming from the death of a previous band I was in (a melodic death metal band called Atma).  The drummer and bassist from Atma and I formed The […]

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Interview with Infared. (Band Interview)

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 Today we speak to Infrared. A classic thrash outfit from Canada. Starting their music careers in the eighties before going dormant and returning in 2014. Proper music never truly dies. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band formed in 1985 with Armin Kamal, Kirk Gidley, Alain Groulx and Shawn Thompson. A local following ensued along with some national attention due to the Thoughts Caught (In Between) video that appeared on Much Music. After a few line-up changes, the guys moved on to other things by the 90s. When 2014 came around, the idea of getting the band back together came about. Shawn had moved to Florida many years ago so I became the new bass player. […]

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Interview with Bone Cult. (Band Interview)

Bone Cult

Today we have the pleasure of speaking to UK music group Bone Cult. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of Bone Cult? The history of Bone Cult started in 2013 when we met in Leicester, United Kingdom. After both being at the same venue, we decided we didn’t like what we say in the scene and strived to create something different and unique from the run-of-the-mill bands who we’d seen week after week. We wanted to blur the line between production and band, combining electronic music with a more aggressive edge. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? No, we both trained ourselves through trial and error and finding out what worked. Originally, we started by recording live instruments, […]

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Interview with Sense of Fear. (Band Interview)

Sense of Fear

Today we speak to Greek Heavy Metal outfit Sense of Fear. First unleashing their self-titled EP in 2013, they are ready to reveal their full length follow up “As The Ages Passing By…”. Years in the making, the release has an old school heavy metal feel with a modern pounding anvil. Each track was carefully selected for a good old headbanging time along with telling a unique story. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Hey there! First of all, thank you for the interview and your hospitality! About the history of Sense of Fear… Well, it starts in the late 90s and specifically in 1998, when 3 kids started playing some metal covers and soon enough […]

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Interview with Small Town Titans

Small Town Titans

INTERVIEW! – Today we’ll be speaking to Phil Freeman, Bassist and Lead Singer for Small Town Titans. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? We started at Lebanon Valley College in the Spring of 2011. Jonny (the drummer) and I went through the same program there and Ben was just ending his band, so the timing was spot on. We got in a room with a few other guys and it started from there! We went from a five-piece to a four piece and then a three-piece in 2014. We’ve been that ever since. Instead of trying to find new members, we simply pulled double, sometimes the triple duty, and made the best of it. Hasn’t slowed us down one […]

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WarCall (Band Interview)

WarCall Invaders

Today we chat to WarCall! Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band will officially be 10 years going in the fall of 2017.  We come from a metal background and as with every band, our story is long and paved with the bodies of wounded soldiers.  WarCall came to be in 2007 on the aftermath of our previous band breaking up.  We wanted a more aggressive approach in our music, have always had an interest in war stories so the war theme was natural and WarCall was born.  The lineup for this album is the same than for III the previous one and it marks the first time we make 2 albums with the same […]

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Esprit D’Air (Tour Interview)

Today we chat to our old friends Esprit D’Air. Let’s start with this: How has Esprit D’Air been doing since we last spoke? Kai: Since we last spoke in November 2016, we released three singles and a full-length album, Constellations. So, I guess we have been doing a lot! It has been a busy year, just constantly recording every month and playing quite a few shows but the end result has been worth it. We managed to get played on Kerrang! Radio, Total Rock and had TeamRock premiere our video and album release. How has your new album Constellations been doing? Kai: It was the first time we saw our music in real stores like HMV and Best Buy. We were so excited visiting the shops and seeing […]

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Buried Realm (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Buried Realm. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? In 2007 I (Josh Dummer) started Buried Realm. I only recorded a few demos, nothing serious. I was wrapped up in other projects until a few years ago when I decided it was time to do this. Fast forward to now and the first album is finished and ready to unleash on September 29th! What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? I have no formal training under my belt. Jamming with other musicians has taught and challenged me the most. I never had much interest in learning other bands’ music because I want to create my own. This has made my style somewhat unconventional. […]

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