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DIAMOND NIGHTS – Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler talks about the band’s recent European tour

The final quarter of 2018 saw Diamond Head undertake a European tour which turned out to be one hell of a trek. “It was indeed. Where shall we start?” laughs founder member and guitarist Brian Tatler. “It’s the longest European tour Diamond Head have ever done. It was a mammoth thirty-eight date tour which took in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria,…

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WHEELS OF TERROR – Tank’s Algy Ward talks about his latest album ‘Sturmpanzer’

Tank – a hard-as-nails three piece featuring Algy Ward (bass/vocals), and the Brabbs brothers Peter (guitar) and Mark (bass) – first started making a name for themselves at the time of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, although were very different from the majority of the acts collected under that umbrella. Even their moniker implied heaviness, and although they weren’t the only…

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WAVES OF CONSPIRACY – Comunnic guitar and vocalist Oddleif Stensland tells us the history of the band

Possibly one of the lesser-known bands in Dissonance Productions’ ‘The Nuclear Blast Recordings’ series, Communic are a Norwegian, progressive metal trio who issued four albums between 2005 and 2011. The band came together in March 2003. At that time, Oddleif Stensland – who would go on to be Communic’s guitarist and vocalist – was a member of Scariot, alongside future Communic drummer Tor…

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MEARFEST – Metal Charity Fundraiser

Still a relatively new festival feature in the metal calendar, Mearfest actually started back in 2010. Paramedic Brian Mear had been nursing his mother until she died after a six-year battle with abdominal cancer, and, in order to raise money for the Thames Valley hospice, he decided to stage a festival.  “I’d previously organised ten years’ worth of rock charity nights through work…

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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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