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Warhorns Festival 2013: Six bands you must see this year!

Posted in Editorial/Opinionated, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 17th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

It’s coming to that time of year when the second edition of the Warhorns Festival is just around the corner. Taking place in the historic Viking capital of the north, York, where the infamous Eric Bloodaxe once ruled ruled as King of Northumbria, the two day event features some of the UK’s and Europe’s best folk, Viking and black metal acts. So we composed a list of six bands you must absolutely see at this year’s Warhorns Festival.

6. Red Rum

Because pirates. That’s why. I mean, who doesn’t like pirates? Aside from victims of pirates but I’m sure they still think pirates are cool. They also have an EP coming coming out soon.

5. Maelstrom

Dark. Brooding. And addicted to haggis. Much like the vast majority of the stereotypical populace of Glasgow. The only difference is that Maelstrom actually play a decent blend of symphonic black metal. Oh and they wear suits. Trve Glaswegian Corporate Black Metal.

4. Infernal Creation

Probably the blackest black metal band to come out of Hull since… Uh… I’ll get back to you on that one. Having already supported the likes of Fleshgod ApocalypseHecate Enthroned and Nothgard, as well as playing Bloodstock last year, Infernal Creation are definitely a band to watch out for at this year’s Warhorns.

3. Old Corpse Road

If you like happy, cheery music about rainbows and kittens and fluffy clouds then I have news for you… Old Corpse Road aren’t going to be for you. However, if you enjoy the kind of music that is dark, atmospheric and heavier than a beached whale as well hauntingly good live, then OCR are a must see band at Warhorns. Oh and it’s their second appearance at the festival.

2. Mael Mordha

Gaelic Doom Metal. Not many bands can actually describe themselves as that and make it sound more epic than a drunken night out which led to sword fighting with a Viking, slaying a dragon and bedding the fair maiden but Mael Mordha do which stands as a testament to the strength of Ireland’s growing metal scene.

1. Black Messiah

One of the two headliners of the second night, Black Messiah are the number one band to see at this year’s Warhorns. With snarling guitar passages, grand symphonic elements, intelligently played drums and vocals that pack more punch that a ton of bricks falling right on top of you, Black Messiah are going to raise the bar for Warhorns.

Warhorns Festival will take place from 27th September to 28th September at The Duchess in York and tickets are available from this location.

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Darkest Era Announce Mini-Irish Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , on 22nd January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

As well as being part of Alestorm’s Useless Drunken Bastards UK tour in February; Celtic metallers Darkest Era have also announced two shows for Ireland. The two dates, both in April, will take place in Dublin and Belfast on the 27th and 28th. Darkest Era will be joined by Irish Doom outfit Mael Mórdha.

For tickets and information please visit Darkest Era’s official website – For ticket details and other information visit http://www.darkestera.com

Useless Drunken Bastards Tour Dates are as followed:

February 2012

4th Plymouth – White Rabbit
5th  Stoke On Trent – Green Star
6th  Sheffield – Corporation
7th Bristol – The Fleece
8th  Southampton – Talking Heads
9th  Manchester – Moho Live
10th Glasgow – Garage
13th  Leciester – Sub 91
14th  Brighton – The Haunt
15th  Wrexham – Central Station
16th  Leeds – The Well
18th  London – Islington Academy
19th  Norwich  – Waterfront