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SALEM UK’s launch new website and live video clips

Salem – or Salem UK – whose ‘Attrition’ album was issued by Dissonance in February and who have a few dates in Europe at the beginning of the month, have a new website HERE The band – Simon Saxby, Adrian Jenkinson, Francis Gill and Dave Megginson – have also posted another live video shot at O’Riley’s in Hull, this time for set opener…

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HERETIC recruit new drummer

Heretic bassist Angelo Espino brought to our attention new(ish) drummer Sean Scott McCormick who joined the band earlier this year after Ignazio ‘Iggy’ Coppola left for personal reasons.  As someone who grew up as a thrash metal fan Sean has blended right in with the group. Guitarist Brian Korban said that “Sean brings that Old School metal drumming element to the band,” while…

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New front-man ‘Mace’ joins AMULET

As reported in last month’s Echoes Federico ‘Mace’ Massa has joined Amulet, replacing original frontman Jamie Elton who’s stepped down following his move to Sweden. Mace performed with Amulet at the Frost And Fire fest in London in May. Below is a clip of the band performing ‘Siren’s Call’ at the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCUNh6WdFBc Amulet are currently hard at work writing their long-awaited follow-up…

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WHAT’S IN A NAME – Everyone knows that Desolation Angels took their name from a Bad Company album. Or did they?

Choosing a name can be complete agony for some bands. It can be relatively straightforward, of course, like Black Sabbath taking their name from a horror film poster or Deep Purple supposedly being the title of Ritchie Blackmore’s mum’s favourite song. Raven was “literally picked out of a hat and was the one everyone hated the least,” John Gallagher once told me. “It’s…

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CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW – Vardis ‘100 M.P.H.

Vardis – ‘100 M.P.H.’ (DISS067CDD) Originally released on Logo Records, MOGO 4012, October 1980 Back in the day it certainly wasn’t the norm to open your account with a live album, but that’s exactly what Vardis did with the release of ‘100 M.P.H.’ in the second half of 1980. When asked why, guitarist / vocalist Steve Zodiac just shrugs. “We wanted to do…

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