Tag: Metallica

Review: “Insurrection” by Helgrind

Celebrating 20 years of mayhem, underground Thrash legends Helgrind have returned from the depths of the abyss for “Insurrection“. The record comes almost a decade after its predecessor in 2011’s “Inquisition” and marks the first writing collaboration between vocalist and bassist Paula Nelson and guitarist Si Ellis as they looked to create a new record

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Sabbath.

If you’re like us then you might casually be wondering one drunken night why it is that certain songs by certain big names get covered over and over again but others by those same bands which are just as good get left behind. For example, how many bands have covered “Sad But True” by Metallica

Review: “Rebirth” by Enquire Within

Established in 2016 and taking two and a half years to write and record their debut album “Bloodlines” in 2019 which combines elements of Thrash and Groove Metal with melodic leads, Londoners Enquire Within have been nothing short of prolific since, headlining stage 2 of HRH Metal at the O2 Birmingham in February 2020 being

Review: “Forsaken Dynasty” by Blasphemous Creation

Hailing from Reno Nevada, Blasphemous Creation are a Thrash Metal infused Death Metal quartet who have been crafting their sound since 2006. In that time the quartet, who now consist of Isaac Wilson (vocals, guitar), Joe Amos (guitar), TJ Taughlin (bass, backing vocals) and Evan Richardson (drums) have gone through a couple of line up

NEWS: It’s Sad But True for Kingsmen!

Having announced they will be joining Volumes, Varials and UnityTX on a US run in October, Kingsmen have teamed up with Producer Mark Lewis and recorded a cover of “Sad But True” in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of “The Black Album” from Metallica. They spoke to Alicia Atout and Ryan Downey from Knotfest about

Review: “Burning In Exile” by Infex

Disciples of Thrash should recognise Infex as a Bay Area band who have shared stages with both Exodus and D.R.I. in the past decade with numerous line up changes limiting them to just a pair of previous records in debut album “Circling the Drain” in 2012 and 2015 EP “Killing for Jesus“. But reinvigorated with a fresh impetus

Playthrough: “Frayed Ends Of Sanity” from Torture Squad!

Having laid down a playthrough video for their classic cut “In the Cyberwar“ back in April, Drummer Amilcar Christófaro from Brazilian Thrash legends Torture Squad has chosen “Frayed Ends Of Sanity” by Metallica for the next. As with the last, he remains sponsored and supported by Pearl drums, Orion Cymbals, Evans drumheads, C Ibanez drumsticks,

Vs Tuesday Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Puppeteer.

A timeless classic from a critically acclaimed album, “Nothing Else Matters” is one that has reached its 30th Anniversary as does the self titled fifth album from Metallica. A change in direction away from the Bay Area Thrash towards a more classic Metal sound thanks to three attempts at mixing, a pair of divorces and

Throwback: “Sweating Bullets” by Megadeth!

The debate will rage on around campfires and shots of Wild Turkey about whether Megadeth or Metallica are the better band and have the better legacy; both have blotted their copy book at various times in their careers; “Super Collider” and “Load” both being prime examples but then you can’t be perfect all of the

Review: “Behind” by Engraver

Recorded, mixered and mastered between March and June 2020, during the height of the Great Plague, “Behind” marks the debut release from a band who describe themselves as Thrash Metal with Death and Black influences and like nothing better that to tell stories of gore, psychology, serial killers and crime. Engraver were formed in Ossi