A CELEBRATION OF DISSONANCE – Steve Beatty on the story of the label, and what he’s expecting for 2019

Although Dissonance Productions actually came into being about two years ago, re-issuing seminal albums by the likes of Corrosion Of Conformity and Deathwish, Head Honcho Steve Beatty really views 2018 as the label’s first real year of operation, this being the year in which their new signings all began to blossom.The brainchild of Steve and label manager Tom Doherty, Dissonance Productions came about…

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THE ART OF WARFARE (PART TWO) – Warfare’s Evo describes mayhem, conflict and the long-awaited rebirth of the feted band.

“I didn’t really want to do a lot of shows,” recalls Evo. “I’d done all that with previous bands, and I really wasn’t that interested. But there are three which come to mind. We did the Dynamo, in Holland, and that was absolute chaos from start to finish. I ended up pissing on the audience. Well, I had to go so I pissed…

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On The Road – Tour Diaries from Desolation Angels and Mindwars

DESOLATION ANGELS recently did a whirlwind five-gigs-in-five-nights mini-tour of Europe. Road manager Paul Chatfield took a few notes and reported back the highlights. 3 Oct                     HAMBURG – Bambi Galore, Germany 4 Oct                     GELEEN – Café De Meister, Netherlands 5 Oct                     AALST – Negasonic Music Club, Belgium 6 Oct                     FISMES – British Steel Festival, France 7 Oct                     WESTERLO – Het Debuut, Belgium The tour…

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Classic Album Review – Venom ‘At War With Satan’

Venom – ‘At War With Satan’ (DISS003CD) Originally released on Neat Records, NEAT 1015, March 1984 Confounding the critics was one of the many things Venom were good at, and 1984’s ‘At War With Satan’ certainly did just that. After issuing two thrash ‘n’ bash albums in ‘Welcome To Hell’ and ‘Black Metal’, the Geordie trio had – it was assumed – pretty…

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2018 – How was It For You?

We asked some of the bands to name their favourite album of 2018, the year’s highlight, and what they’re most looking forwards to next year.DESOLATION ANGELSFirst up comes bassist Clive Pearson: “My favourite album of 2018 would be Judas Priest’s ‘Firepower’. I’ve always loved Priest and this is one of their better releases recently. My highlight of 2018 was our European tour and…

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