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Madder Than A Full Moon Dog (Starjack Entertainment)

This is a massive two DVD set, a retrospective of the 2012 Full Moon Dog Festival which took place in Leeds in October. But it is so much more! The main DVD of the gig has various live performances and… Continue Reading →

Amaranthe – The Nexus (Spinefarm)

The name Jacob Hansen seems to follow me everywhere I go. This former member of Anubis Gate is more noteworthy in my book for his production and mixing work with Mercenary, Volbeat, Arkan, Wolverine and seemingly countless others. He is… Continue Reading →

Dreamshade – The Gift of Life (Spinefarm)

My first task here was to get over my initial impression that “The Gift of Life” by Switzerland’s Dreamshade sounds a bit girly. My hang-up, I know, and not everything needs to be about crumbling edges, failed opportunities and ruination…. Continue Reading →

Masterstroke – Broken (Dynamic Arts Records)

It’s always a good sign when you play a record and immediately put it on again when it’s finished. That’s what happened here, and not merely as a reviewer’s obligation. It’s not that this album is especially original or unique…. Continue Reading →

Full Moon Dog Festival – Leeds Cockpit 13/10/12

The second incarnation of the Full Moon Dog Festival, an event dedicated in remembrance of the tragic death of Jay-Jay Winter, bassist and singer of Asomvel. Maintaining a passion for purist heavy metal the festival doggedly sticks to the roots… Continue Reading →

Interview – Anubis Gate

  Denmark’s Anubis Gate performed recently at ProgPower Europe 2012 following the release earlier in the year of their self-titled album, their 5th since 2001. While there, Andrew Doherty met Kim Olesen, guitarist and band member since the beginning. An… Continue Reading →

Full Moon Dog Festival Preview – Part II

The Full Moon Dog festival is due to take place at the Cockpit in Leeds on October 13th 2012 and promises to showcase some of the UK’s brightest metal talent in memory of Jay Jay Winter of the mighty Asomvel…. Continue Reading →

Loch Vostok – V: The Doctrine Decoded (Vicisolum)

I was first alerted to Loch Vostok by a number of ProgPower goers. That was about three years when “Reveal No Secrets” came out. “V: The Doctrine Decoded” is their fifth album release. When I first heard the name, I… Continue Reading →

Full Moon Dog Festival Preview – Part I

The Full Moon Dog Festival will grace The Cockpit in Leeds on Saturday October 13th. Bands so far announced include Mercenary, Stiletto Farm, Eliminator, Stuka Squadron, Dark Forest, Asomvel, Solstice and Orange Goblin plus one headliner. But this is more… Continue Reading →

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