Sonisphere 2012

Sonisphere 2012

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?

Bloodstock 2010

Bloodstock 2010

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? Were you there in gold(…)

On Tour With… Evergrey

On Tour With… Evergrey

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 will be updating us over(…)

Ed Dampier

Ed Dampier

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 their instrument of choice to(…)

Anvil

Anvil

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 time around. The saint that(…)

Black ‘N Blue

Black ‘N Blue

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 was down to bad management,(…)

13 Candles

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 later Cacophonous, saw the band(…)

Aeon of Horus

Aeon of Horus

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 Horus but were generally frustrated(…)