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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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GRIM REAPER HEADLINE HARD METAL FEST IN PORTUGAL

12 January saw Steve Grimmett and Grim Reaper – guitarist Ian Nash, bassist Julian Hill and drummer Mark Pullin – in Portugal, headlining the Hard Metal Fest in Mangualde, where they appeared alongside, amongst others, Chris Holmes Mean Man, Northern Ireland-based thrash band Gama Bomb and French act Agressor. “It was fantastic,” says Steve. “They treated us very well, we got really well…

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CALL OF THE WILD – The five-minute history of Primitai, featuring guitarist Srdjan Bilić

“…The excellent cover art was designed by Claudio Bergamin, the man also responsible for Judas Priest’s ‘Firepower’ design, and the mighty Priest are also the perfect example for a comparison to Primitai’s sound, along with the unmistakable Iron Maiden, Saxon, et al twin guitar references. Eschewing the routine, high-tempo power metal route, Primitai are firmly rooted in the more traditional NWOBHM/classic heavy metal…

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