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DISSIDENT AGGRESSOR – Aggression’s guitarist and founder member Sasquatch tells tales of terror

Probably one of the most famous and heaviest Canadian bands ever, Aggression originally came together in 1984 under the name Asylum. “We originally formed Halloween night 1984,” remembers guitarist Denis Barthe, better known to all and sundry as Sasquatch. “Burn [guitarist Bernard Caudron] and I made a pact to form the heaviest, fastest, loudest band possible. Shortly after, we entered a partnership with…

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THE KINGMAKERS PART TWO – Desolation Angels’ Robin Brancher talks about the band’s latest album ‘King’, future plans and salami slicing…

In July 2017 Desolation Angels – DA Mk3 for those who’ve been keeping up – self-released ‘King’, their first full album for nearly twenty years. The following February the album was re-issued by Dissonance, with a vinyl version following on Back On Black. It is, without doubt, a great metal album, and one with which the band are – quite rightly – extremely…

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SAMURAI RECORDING STUDIOS – In-house producer Steve Grimmett talks about Dissonance’s recording studios.

Samurai Recording Studios is Dissonance’s state-of-the-art studio in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, and is overseen by in-house producer (and Grim Reaper frontman) Steve Grimmett, who was more than happy to talk about the studio and his role.   “Samurai is purpose built and everything that’s in here I consider to be the best equipment you can buy,” he ventures. “Everything links in together – for example,…

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CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW – Onslaught – ‘The Force’, 1986

Onslaught – ‘The Force’ (DISS0131CDD) Originally released on Under One Flag/Music For Nations, FLAG 1, May 1986 Although many tried hard, it seemed there was never a place at the top table for any UK thrash bands. The scene was dominated by the Americans, and although the Devil may have the best tunes, it appeared that the States had the best thrash acts.…

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SALEM UK finish work on their latest album

The big news from the Salem UK camp is that the band – Simon Saxby (vocals), Francis Gill (guitars), Adrian Jenkinson (bass) and Dave Megginson (drums) – have just finished recording a new album, which will be released by Dissonance later in the year. “As it currently stands,” reports Adrian, “the album will be called ‘Win Lose Or Draw’ (although that might be…

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