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Metal Hammer Razor Tour II, Glasgow Cathouse

Heart of a Coward (Photo credit: Iain Purdie)

[Pics of three of the bands on Flickr via these links: Devil Sold His Soul / Heights / Heart of a Coward]

Four bands, eight quid, beer for £2 a pint and t-shirts at a tenner. Can’t turn that kind of an offer down. Especially when […]

EP review – Seed of Sadness

I received a random email through my blog a few weeks ago from Mike G, who’s bassist with Greek metal band Seed of Sadness. He offered me a digital copy of their first professionally-recorded 5-track EP in exchange for a review. I’ve not had an offer like this in years, since the old “Mosher’s Music […]

Why I love heavy metal. By Mosh, aged 37 (just)

I got dragged out to Ivory Black’s in Glasgow after the Taste of Chaos tour on Saturday night. I gather it’s cheaper than the Classic Grand and full of less kiddies than the Cathouse. It was also flipping near empty! A shame as the music was excellent.

The point of this post, though. As I […]

Who the hell is…?

Would kick Eminem’s ass any day

Well, after being out of the country for a couple of years and (happily) ignoring television, radio and the tabloids I find myself drowning in a sea of recently famous people. Now, whether they’ll be Beatles-famous or one-album-then-ditched famous, who knows.

One thing that’s getting me are […]

Vocal metal!

Came across this lot through a random posting on the Metal Hammer news pages. Van Canto are from Germany. They consist of 5 vocalists (1 hot female, four men – you judge if they’re hot or not, I don’t swing that way) and a drummer.

They’re a metal band.

With no bass, guitars, keyboards… They’ve […]