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No matter what

No matter what I just couldn’t enjoy my first open-air festival in the Czech Republic. It was too hard to adjust to on so many levels and metal heads are not the best of people when they group up. I … Continue reading

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Absence makes the heart grow…

A year of self-imposed exile comes to a close when the active life I led resumes from afar. I bought a ticket for my first ever open air-festival. It’s in the Czech Republic and is called Brutal Assault, here is … Continue reading

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The law of diminishing returns…

Its a widely held belief amongst metalheads, journalists, established bands and professional musicians that the first Metal Allegiance album, way back in 2014, was the best thing in decades. Perhaps that is stretching it a bit far but even if … Continue reading

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The Celtic, Belgian, Queens effect…

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Photos from friends…

I just worked out that when I went to see Annihilator play at the Marquee in London way back on Sept 6th 1990, the support act was Xentrix! Anyway, here’s some photos from a month or two back, sent on … Continue reading

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Metal ’til I die

London is awfully British, so I thought yesterday. When I became bored of Trafalgar Square, off I went to Camden in search of Celtic jewellery and some heavy metal pubs. I found both. The jewellery is great but the pub … Continue reading

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That magic number

I finally reached 666 videos for the music video collection I began expanding last year. The two main challenges have been; finding all the songs I have liked over the years, understanding the metal scene as it is today, having … Continue reading

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History doesn’t offer us neat end points, however…

I’m having a whale of a time expanding my music video collection to 666 videos, I really am -not!!!! One of the good things that has come from it, however, is that it has caused me to examine the styles … Continue reading

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Moody fucker

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The smiling cyclist who suddenly had much less to smile about…

This morning, I put 7 kms on the bike, which of course is nothing. I noticed that I was, as usual, going too fast. With a wry smile I thought about the song L.F.D.Y [Live Fast Die Young] by the … Continue reading

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