Daily Archives: June 6, 2013

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Zakk Wylde, Sum 41, Graham Bonnet, Adema, Firehouse, Magnum, Kreator, Kittie, DC Cooper, Clutch, Evergrey, Takara, Pennywise. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, MP3 Power Bytes, Ozbits, The Dio Diary – new column from one of metal’s legendary heroes. LIVE REVIEWS Judas […]

Issue 31

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Sevendust, Him, Angra, Drowning Pool, Ratt, Billy Sheehan, Masters Of Reality, All the Pretty Horses, Gentorturers, Jag Panzer, Sack Trick, Bolt Thrower, Luca Turilli. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, MP3 Power Bytes, Playlists – the Powerplay writers favourite albums of 2001, […]

Issue 30

Tour Diary: SPiT LiKE THiS & TIGERTAILZ, May 2011 (Part 2) Posted by LORD ZiON on May 23rd, 2011 Note: This tour diary was written for a feature on the website of awesome UK rock & metal mag, POWERPLAY. Wednesday 18th May 2011: 02 Academy2, Sheffield It’s lucky I keep […]

Lord Zion’s Tour Blog: Part 2

LORD ZiON’s Tour Diary: SPiT LiKE THiS & TIGERTAILZ, May 2011 (Part 1) by LORD ZiON on May 15th, 2011 When I was asked by Powerplay Magazine if I would write a Tour Diary to accompany the “On Tour With” feature they were doing on us, I couldn’t say no. […]

Lord Zion’s Tour Blog Part 1

We shared freshly made hot donuts with Voodoo Six. We had lollipops with Sean Hughes. We had a slight accident with our photographer not realising that disposable barbques come in a box made from cardboard until after she lit it! What did you do?

Sonisphere 2012

Bloodstock, full of metal, mayhem and this year, mud. We were rained on, we drank too much jager and GWAR’s Hitler came on our photographer’s face when she was shooting from the pit. All in all everything a British metal festival should be. Were you there with your trousers down? […]

Bloodstock 2010

So a very delighted Matt Spall is travelling with one of his favourite bands for our new “On Tour With…” section, today his journey started with the delights of public transport to join Tom Englund and the guys. Armed with his AAA pass and staying on the tour bus Matt […]

On Tour With… Evergrey

When a rock guitarist does a solo album, it generally falls into one of three camps. First there are the shredders, those who want to try and get as many notes as is (in)humanly possible into every minute of music. Then there are the experimentalists, those who want to use […]

Ed Dampier

A Day With a Hack, An Evening With Anvil As soon as UK tour dates in support of Anvil’s new album, “Juggernaut of Justice” were announced, I behaved exactly like fanboy that I am and bugged our esteemed editor to let me be the Powerplay writer to cover them this […]


All of us will be fans of a band who we think should have been huge but for one reason or another never really made an impact.This is despite releasing records and putting on live shows that were far superior to the more successful bands of the time. Whether it […]

Black ‘N Blue

If you ever prodded a black-gloved finger into the murky world of the UK goth scene during the mid-nineties, chances are you’ll already know the name 13 Candles. Their sinister music and vampiric aesthetic was an acknowledged influence on a fledging Cradle Of Filth, while their albums on Nightbreed and […]

13 Candles

Tell us about how the band got together… Aeon of Horus was started in mid-2006 by our drummer, Ben Hocking. The driving force behind the band’s formation was a desiretochallenge ourselves as musicians, both creatively and technically. We had each played in a number of bands prior to Aeon of […]

Aeon of Horus

It is fair to say that the UK has been resting on its laurels and relying on past glories for too long. This Fair Isle may be lauded by many as the birthplace of prog or at the very least one of the galloping frontrunners thanks to bands like Pink […]


Rising Korean Extreme Metal with a British Flavour – Ross Baker Hailing from Busan, South Korea and featuring a Canadian on drums and a British-born vocalist of Polish and Jamaican descent, Fatalfear’s slamming melodic death metal has a truly international flavour. It’s one thing to come up as an underground […]