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Band of the Month: Ravenage [09/2012]

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , , on 8th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following an epic battle of votes, none other than Hull-based Viking warband Ravenage came out as the victor.

Formed back in the cold winter nights of 2007, the band have gone on to forge together a unique, powerful and epic sound, along with three releases under their sword belts. Ravenage have also shared the stage with the likes of Skyclad and Hecate Enthroned, as well as Viking metal heavyweights Tyr. Later this month, Ravenage will also be partaking in the first ever Warhorns festival, where they will be playing with the likes of Skyforger, Nothgard and Wolfchant, as well as Cryptic Age, Old Corpse Road and Norderobring.

So, if you like your metal loud, heavy, melodic, vicious and more epic than Lord of the Rings, Ravenage are well worth checking out.

Band of the Month: Spires [08/12]

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags on 2nd August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following the release of their brilliant acoustic EP Lucid Abstractions, progressive metallers Spires are this month’s Band of the Month! Since the release of their debut album, Spiral of Ascension, the band have had been on the rise, with performances at Bloodstock 2011 and a UK tour with Incassum last year.

Both releases by the band have been praised by fans and critics alike and their live shows have always gone down a treat. Hopefully, there’s more on the horizon for Spires.

You can check out Spires here.

Band of the Month [07/2012]: Gloomlurker

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , on 1st July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Hailing from the grim and not-so-frostbitten town of Grimsby, deathened doom lords Gloomlurker are this month’s BOTM.

The deathened doom quintet have already shared the stage with the likes of Sarah Jezebel Deva, Severed Heaven, Old Corpse Road and Infernal Creation. The band’s sound is a fine mixture of death metal elements and droning doom riffs mixed in with vocals more demonic than the girl that gets possessed in The Exorcist.

You can check out Gloomlurker on Facebook, here.

Band Of The Month: Soma Dark [06/2012]

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , on 2nd June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

After a gruelling tie breaker, Soma Dark have come out as this month’s Band of the Month.

Soma Dark’s sound can only really be described as a melodic powerhouse of brutalising riffs, grooves and licks mixed in with earth shaking bass and drum work topped off with some of the finest vocals on the underground scene. Soma Dark are also becoming well known for their mighty live shows.

Band of the Month [05/2012]: Cyb3rnator

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , on 5th May 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

So, we’re a bit late announcing this month’s BOTM which is all my fault since I’ve become far too lazy lately. Anyway, this month’s BOTM is somewhat of a surprise… We’re proud to announce that the 8-bit/dubstep duo Cyb3rnator as May’s Band of the Month. While it’s a surprise that a dubstep act have taken the title, Cyb3rnator do deserve it, especially after their performance supporting Severed Heaven in April.

Cyb3rnator have virtually mastered the balance of their 8-bit and dubstep. The duo sound just as good live as they do in the studio and we’re certainly looking forward to hearing from these guys in the future.

You can check out Cyb3rnator over on their Facebook page:

Band of the Month: Low Culture [04/2012]

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , on 1st April 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Breaking away from tradition for a second time of metal acts winning the Band of the Month, Low Culture have been crowned this month’s Band of the Month. They beat the likes of Alice In Thunderland and Wolfcrusher in the poll and came out on top. According to their Facebook, the band are a mixture of blues and punk rock, which certainly does ring true with their music. There’s a hint of good ol’ fashioned, take no prisoners rock n roll mixed into their songs as well. Either way, Low Culture have a truly unique sound and are certainly a band to check out.

Low Culture are:

Peaches Jones – Guitar & Vocals,
Doc Ashton – Drums,
Morley Adams – Lead Guitar
Ryan – Bass

You can check out the band’s music by clicking here.

Don’t forget that Low Culture are supporting Severed Heaven at The Lamp in Hull on 29th April. Tickets can be purchased here.

Band of the Month [March 2012]: Incassum

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , on 2nd March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

This month’s Band of the Month come in the form of Manchester-based melodic metallers Incassum. The band blend a vicious combination of melodic vocals, snarling growls and screams with a hint of face tearing riffs. I was lucky enough to have seen Incassum back in November when they were touring with Spires.

Incassum are certainly one of the few bands that bring their all to both the studio and the stage.

The band will also be playing at Valkyrian Festival, in aid of Autism Plus later this year at The Lamp in Hull.

In the mean time, here’s a video of Incassum performing at The Ringside in Hull.