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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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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CALLING FOR YOU – Primitai’s guitarist Serj discusses some of the band’s summer highlights

Primitai, whose fifth album ‘The Calling’ was issued by Dissonance Productions in May, have had a busy few months supporting the release which guitarist Srdjan Bilić – Serj for short – reckons is, “with a bit of hindsight, our most accomplished and best produced album yet. We’re really happy with the reaction to it, especially the way it’s engaged people worldwide. We’ve had…

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TOURING WITH THE LIVING DEAD – July 2018 Tour diary by Aggression front-man Brian Langley

As is tradition for any Aggression tour, the band and crew spends the night before at my house drinking beer and Fireball whiskey. The fifteen-passenger van and uhaul trailer are parked and loaded in the driveway. It’s good to have everyone together the night before the trip to have a few drinks to get us all in the right mindset for what will…

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