Barn Burner

Barn Burner are definitely the biggest barrel loada fun to come out’ve Canada since the moose, but don’t be fooled, their brand of ‘scrap’ metal kicks ass like a house on fire judging by the insane ramblings of Kevin Keegan and Shan Siva! Continue reading

DC4


LA’s DC4 are like a breath of fresh air heralding a new era of hard rock and it’s no surprise seeing as it features the Duncan clan who’ve played in legendary bands like Odin and Armored Saint – Shan Siva heads back to Sunset Strip courtesy of drummer Shawn Duncan! Continue reading

Noctem

If I thought that Noctem’s latest album “Oblivion” was impressive, then mainman guitarist Exo was even more so, contacting me immediately to get an interview done to spread the word about his happening band! Continue reading

Byfrost

Bergen’s latest export Byfrost take us back to a bygone age when nobody cared what genre of metal you played as long as it thrashed like a mother and you could down 15 pints without falling over – well drummer Alkolust was up for the challenge of being ‘king of the sidewalk’ LOL!

-Shan Siva

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Goodbye Jersey – “Entertain Me!”

Goodbye Jersey
“Entertain Me!”
(Long Beach Records)

Despite having an East Coast name this lot are from Hamburg and have a jovial sense of humour labeling themselves “…mellodick bjugel pank..” which is close to the Cally style ska skate punk pop that they play, resplendent with horns, poppy melodies and teenage aggression! Continue reading

Coffins – “Ancient Torture”

Coffins
“Ancient Torture” 2CD
(Deepsend Records)

Total underground doom grind noise from Japan! Coffins have been going since the mid 90s and play sado stench core the way l like it: primitive tribal drums; filthy feedback drenched guitars; fuzz toned bass and ugly evil vocals – no electronics; samples; keyboards etc – just 20 bomb blast tracks played with section 8 mental conviction! Continue reading