Tag: Vio-lence

Documentary: The Making of “Connection Lost” by Catalysis!

Taking and taking you through everything from writing, pre-production, recording, mixing and mastering, Scottish Metallers Catalysis leave no stone unturned in this documentary about the making of their debut album “Connection Lost“, an album that sees a pair of six string legends in Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence and formerly Machine Head as well as Joey Radziwill of  Sacred

The Black Map #123: Catalysis from Dundee!

Originally formed as a quartet in late 2016 and hailing from Dundee in Scotland, Catalysis laid their foundations with a pair of EPs in 2017’s “Into The Unknown” and 2018’s self-titled “Catalysis” while making regular Viking style raids across Scotland for shows with bands like To Kill Achilles, Black Blood and Harbinger. As anyone in any

NEWS: Vio-lence return with “California Uber Alles”!

Much to our surprise, California Thrashers Vio-lence have returned with a cover of “California Uber Alles” by Dead Kennedys and even more interesting, the band have gone in house for their knob twiddling with bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, formerly of Fear Factory doing the Engineering, Recording and Mixing. If this is a sign that the

NEWS: Catalysis debut album title track “Connection Lost” music video!

Representing a choice collection of their influences with their t-shirts, including Aborted and Harbinger, Scottish Metallers Catalysis have smashed the mirror and unleashed their demons with a music video for the title track of their debut full length “Connection Lost“. The album drops 24th July and features guest appearances from a pair of six string

Review: “Connection Lost” by Catalysis

A four piece Metal band from Dundee, Scotland who formed in late 2016 and has issued a pair of EPs to date in 2017’s “Into The Unknown” and 2018’s self-titled, Catalysis are a band with firm roots in Thrash. Having spent 2019 writing their debut full length and sharing stages with the likes of Gutlocker,

NEWS: Catalysis run from the “City Of The Dead”!

When it comes to Thrash Metal, Scotland isn’t usually a place you’d associate with it. However Catalysis are a band who are looking to change that, with their “Connection Lost” album, scheduled to be released on 24th July. The album features guest guitar solos from Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex-Machine Head) on “Drowning in My Head” and

Riff Police! Pull Over! #92: Forbidden Vs Machine Head!

Formed in 1985 as Forbidden Evil and laterly renamed Forbidden, a San Francisco Bay area Thrash Metal act was founded by Jim Pittman and guitarist Robb Flynn, who went on to join Vio-Lence and then Machine Head. They had numerous line up changes over the years they were active and have had both Slayer drummer Paul

Interview: BangerTV talk to ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel!

Our boys over at BangerTV have done an interview with former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel, the husband of Bleeding Through keyboardist Marta Peterson. He’s now back where he began in Bay Area Thrashers Vio-Lence, who are said to be writing a follow up to “Nothing To Gain” which was recorded in August 1990, but

NEWS: Louder start Lords of the Riff series!

Taking an interesting route, Louder have started a new series on the Lords of the Riff with a group of Masters in their own right including Trivium axe man Matt Heafy, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) all involved. The curtain raiser is a mighty fine read on

Interview: Bloodstock talk 20th Anniversary!

As 2020 is going to mark the 20th Anniversary of the annual pilgrimage to Catton Park that is Bloodstock Festival, Directors Adam & Vicky took to a stream to do a Q&A about the forthcoming event. It will of course be held over the weekend of 6th August and feature a single 2020 UK Show