Month: May 2020

Bootleg: Slaves On Dope at Jam Des Neiges!

Back in 2001, Canadians Slaves On Dope were riding high on the waves of “Inches From The Mainline” and landed a spot alongside Orgy and Crazy Town at the Stade Persival-Molson at Jam Des Neiges. The event in Quebec Canada was Pro-shot by Musique Plus for MTV and includes “Stick It Up” and “Pushing Me“.

NEWS: Grimgotts fight “For The Power”!

London based Power Metallers Grimgotts are planning not one, not two but three EP releases for 2020. The titles are set as “Tales“, “Sagas” and “Legends” with “For The Power” getting a lyric video this weekend and thr first of the EPs dropping on 1st May. If you missed it, feel free to check out

Bootleg: Wage War in Ohio!

Leo Sypniewski has provided us with a trio of tracks culled from the set of Wage War at the The Phantasy Night Club on The Pressure Tour. Pro-Shot and mixed with enhanced camera audio, it was filmed on 5th October 2019. The band have also begun to put together stripped down performances of songs with

Bootleg: Winds Of Plague in Rialto!

Filmed at the RMC in Rialto California back in 2006, here’s a set from Symphonic Deathcore titans Winds Of Plague. If we are going to get a new album from them to follow up the brilliant “Blood Of My Enemy” then they’re going to need to find a new drummer as Art Cruz is now

NEWS: Overlord deliver the KO!

Adelaide South Australia is home of Beatdown Kings Overlord. Returning for the first time since 2017’s “Demonstration Of Intimidation” they’ve gone for the jugular with “No Offence“, a brand new track produced by Lachy Pitcher. They have been both brutal and sporadic over since their 2014 debut so if you like this, their short and

Bootleg: Taproot in Kentucky!

The name of Taproot will always be associated with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and that infamous answer phone message that leaked via Napster. They did however make some good music including their major label debut “Gift” with some early Deftones esq riffs. This full set from 1999 sees the band playing material from “Something

Bootleg: Ill Nino at Wacken!

Throwing back just five years, Wacken have dropped these performances of “I Am Loco“, “God Save Us” and “How Can I Live” from US Nu-Metallers Ill Nino. Their debut “Revolution Revoluci√≥n” album is still arguably their best and despite being known for the vocals of Cristian Machado, he’s now out of the group after some

Review: “Nomads” by Held In Secret

Getting together in 2016 in Ottawa Ontario Canada, DJentlemen Held In Secret crafted their debut EP “Dawnbreaker”¬†over a two year period before sharing it with the World at the tail end of 2018. After a year of shows, David Lamothe (Lead Guitar), Matt Zephyr (Vocals), Tommy Lemieux (Drums), Joey Sollazzo (Rhythm Guitar) and William Gunn

The Black Map #110: Sphinx from London!

Originating in Faro, Portugal and relocating to London, Progressive Death Metal quartet Sphinx are a beast of Pacific Rim status. The quartet debuted “Immortal” in 2017, an album not only strongly influenced by old school technical Death Metal acts but also by a love of videogames, fables and paying attention to the finest of details

NEWS: Gutlocker get “Stuck” in Isolation!

When it comes to the music video, some bands just don’t get it. Do your fans really just want to see you miming along to the single the whole way through with a faux leather grin, pretending to play you’re instruments when they ain’t even plugged in? It gets boring after a while. Variety is