Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Black Breath @ Star & Garter, Manchester, UK [2010.11.22]

Date: Monday 22 November 2010
Venue: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK
Line-Up: Closure, Hang The Bastard, Rot In Hell, Black Breath
Promoter: Say It To My Face





...you weren't lying about the stacks huh Kam mate!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Barred For Life

Emerging from the fog of war that was the American Hardcore rebellion of the 1980's, few bands have experienced as much posthumous popularity as southern California's Black Flag. Shrouded in myth and illuminated as the inventors of the Punk Rock DIY ethos (yes, the entire thing), their individual contribution to Hardcore's golden age cannot be taken for granted.
A resurgence of the band's legend comes complete with a resurgence of the band's logo, THE BARS, as a defacto icon for an entire generation that grew up on a steady diet of Regan-esque bullshit and skateboarding.
THE BARS cum ink-in-skin are a statement dying to scream to the world, "we've been lied to again...!" Punk is still dead but its ideals are now being transmitted through time and space by this icon and by its wearers. And, predictably, we are here to tell the story. So stay tuned as we prepare to come to your town and give your story a shot. You don't have to be a Henry Rollins or Dez Cadena to find your way into BARRED FOR LIFE so start talking or forever keep your fucking story to yourself.
People with Black Flag tattoos (send us your pics) and anyone interested in reading and/or seeing this project evolve.

News To Make Your Head Explode: WINTER To Play Roadburn 2011

Legendary doom pioneers Winter, along with Earth, Scorn, Beaver, Aluk Todolo, Menace Ruine, Hooded Menace, The Secret and Atilla Csihar’s Void Ov Voices, have been confirmed for Sunn O)))‘s curated event at Roadburn Festival 2011, set for April 15th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.


More ?!?!?!'s to follow soon!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

This week:

On the Playlist:

Hateful Abandon - Famine
Peste Noire - La Sanie des siècles
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2
Alcest - Écailles de lune

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Maiden Come Home

From the official site:

UK Fans! We promised you’d be next and true to our word…here’s the full list of Maiden’s UK Tour dates 2011:
Wed 20 Scotland, Glasgow SECC
Thu 21 Scotland, Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
Sat 23 England, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sun 24 England, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27 England, Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Thu 28 England, Manchester MEN Arena
Sun 31 England, Birmingham NIA
Mon 1 Wales, Cardiff CIA Arena
Wed 3 Northern Ireland, Belfast Odyssey
Fri 5 England, London 02 Arena

This will be an extensive 10 city arena tour for the final run of dates on their FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR 2010/11. For the first time in many years, the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK, including places they’ve not visited for up to three decades!
Steve Harris comments; “Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long.  These fans  supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven’t been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour.
“We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of  course, …Eddie!”
The UK shows will be the culmination of The Final Frontier World Tour, which began in June 2010 with a hugely successful 25 date tour throughout North America, followed by selected European stadium and festival shows, including Knebworth Sonisphere in the UK. As recently announced, early next year Ed Force One will fly the band, crew and equipment 50,000 miles around the World visiting thirteen countries before the band take a short break prior to the extensive European Tour (more announcements soon) of which the UK is the final leg.

Looks like London for us!!!

TFD - Meat Without Feet

On a huge TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION kick this past couple weeks. Hurry up with the new record Rich!!

Total Fucking Destruction - "Meat Without Feet" - MDF VIII from Hellbound.ca on Vimeo.

Total Fucking Destruction perform 'Meat Without Feet' with guest vocalist Jane Vincent from Abiku at Maryland Deathfest VIII.

'Meat Without Feet' appears on the new full-length by TFD, which hits worldwide in 2011.

Filmed by Handshake Inc., presented by Hellbound Metal (Hellbound.ca)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Just a quick one today...

Great seeing SOUNDGARDEN playing a song on the new Conan late night show on TBS yesterday. We've missed Kim Thayil's guitar tone SO much!

(Just sayin'.)

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Rest Of The Bands At That GRAVE DESECRATOR Show...

Shit! It's been almost a month since I took the following photos at the GRAVE DESECRATOR show in Manchester (an all-dayer called "DEAD EVIL FEST") and I've only just taken a look-see at what the pictures turned out like. I'm a lazy fucking bastard... apologies to anyone who I've told "Yeah man, I'll get those photos sent to you in a few days." Little did I realise at the time that I had been shooting the photos in RAW format (meaning you have to sit at a desk for hours pouring over each and every frame one by one, adjusting and then reformatting each to jpeg or what have you) and, just to compound that a bit further, I took about 650+ pics during that day. All in some ridiculous format that I'd left the camera switched to from the day before. Idiot!

Anyway, here's a photo from each of the bands that played before GRAVE DESECRATOR. For photos of the headline band, see the original post!







SEREGON were a right royal ballache to shoot, mainly because they moved so damn fast and never took a second to stay still! Which is great for a metal band, but so frustrating for a photographer haha.

More photos available on request: Leave a comment and I promise to get them to you sometime before the next century begins.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Post Sunn show pic, London, early hours of 23rd Feb 2009. Take me back there please.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Not So Strange Bedfellows

On a friend's recommendation I recently got a copy of English band Hateful Abandon's 2008 début Famine (Into the Bellies of Worms).
It was sold to me on the strength of being "Joy Division worshipping Black Metal" and that's not far wrong, You can hear elements of all kinds of dark late seventies/early eighties pop on here, think Killing Joke, Warsaw, Public Image, even Bauhaus and The Fall mixed in with modern black metal a la Amesoeurs or Lifelover, which aren't as different as you think, I mean there are themes of alienation and misanthropy running through the output of all these bands.
When it all comes together, such as on the track Boiling Seas, what you have is a truly unique sound that works unbelievably well, but don't expect a BM album, as with Amesoeurs etc, black metal is only one of many influences here and is not worn on the sleeve.
There's more to come soon, I believe they have finished sessions for an upcoming release recently, and I look forward to hearing more from them.

Hateful Abandon Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/hatefulabandon

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Upcoming - BLACK BREATH - Manchester S&G - 22nd November 2010

Say It To My Face presents:

Motorhead & Discharge mixed with Entombed on Southern Lord Records

Holy Terror on Deathwish Inc. New album coming soon...

Raw Sorcery from London

Leeds finest

Monday 22nd November
The Star and Garter, Fairfield Street, Manchester
£8 adv from Ticketline.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Iron Maiden Mystery...

....some noises on Twitter that there was going to be an announcement on Iron Maiden's official website this week, then today, this:
So, at six O'clock the announcement is made aaaaannnnnddddd.......
So, those tourdates in full:
Fri 11
Tue 15
Thu 17
Sun 20
Wed 23
Thu 24
Sat 26
Sun 27 

Moscow, RUSSIA
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Singapore Indoor Stadium
Stadium Utama Gelaro Bung Karno Senayan
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Hisense Arena
Entertainment Centre
Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Eastern Creek Raceway (Soundwave Festival)


Fri 4
Sat 5
Mon 7
Thu 10
Sat 12
Sun 13
Thu 17
Fri 18
Sun 20
Wed 23
Sat 26
Sun 27
Wed 30

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Seoul, KOREA
Tokyo, JAPAN
Tokyo, JAPAN
Monterrey, MEXICO
Mexico City, MEXICO
Lima, PERU
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL
Brasilia, BRAZIL 

Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Bonython Park (Soundwave Festival)
Steel Blue Oval (Soundwave Festival)
Chamsil Gymnasium
Super Arena
Super Arena
Banamex Theatre
Foro Sol
CC Sapo
Estadio San Marcos
Morumbi Stadium
HSBC Arena
Nilson Nelson Parking Lot


Fri 1
Sun 3
Tue 5
Fri 8
Sun 10
Wed 14
Sat 16
Sun 17

Recife, BRAZIL
Curitiba, BRAZIL
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Santiago, CHILE
Sunrise, Florida, USA
Tampa, Florida USA 

Parque De Exposicoes
Parque De Exposicoes
Velez Sarsfield
Estadio Nacional
Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Bank Atlantic Center
St Pete Times Forum 

Jun 30 - Jul 3
Fri 1
Wed 6
Fri 8
Sun 10

Roskilde, DENMARK
Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Helsinki, FINLAND
St Petersburg, RUSSIA

Roskilde Festival
Ullevi Stadium 
Olympic Stadium
SKK Peterburgskiy 

With the following cryptic message tagged onto the bottom:
UK fans - don't worry, we most certainly haven't forgotten you... you're next!