Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCXCI
We’re sort of back to normal on this week’s Wyrd Ways Rock Show (if you can call ANYTHING on The Wyrd Ways Rock Show “normal”). That obviously means a metric tonne of new stuff, including tracks from 1349, Sonata Arctica, Orange Goblin and Exodus.
This week’s Record Of The Week is introduced by David, there’s a Covered… Dr Jim’s here with another Hammer Of Retribution (yes, two shows in a row!)…
Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Rick Ossian
At this point I think it would be safe to say that I’m going to give these players top marks for form and content alone. If you’ve never heard Folk Metal, this would be a grand place to start.
On with the show!
Protokult are on their second full length album, their first being 2010’s Ancestral Anthems. The meat between the bread slices, as it were,…
Changes Afoot at The Wyrd Ways Rock Show Website
I’m not sure how many of you have noticed, but there have been a couple of changes here at The Wyrd Ways Rock Show website. One of them is that Amy Flame has left us, unfortunately. She’s moved on to work for Terrorizer magazine. Well done, Amy! I hope we helped in some small way.
Interesting Promo Items, Number 1
Here we go with the first in what will hopefully be a regular series… Interesting Promo Items, in which we will take a look at the promo items record companies send out to try and whip up some interest in their forthcoming and new releases. Some are incredibly on-the-nose, whilst still showing the band’s sense of humour (such as the cassette of Gama Bomb‘s AFM Records debut, The Terror Tapes).
More Bands Announced for Bloodstock 2015
It’s all systems go for Bloodstock 2015 over at festival HQ.
No rest for the wicked!
As well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, Within Temptation and special guests, Opeth, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015.
This post is prompted by Stephen Hills‘ breakfast show on TeamRock Radio. He brought up the old chestnut about music fans being ripped off. This time it was all about ticket prices. Which are daylight robbery. Here’s my take on it:
Adopt the “Agent of Change” Principle
The bedrock of the UK live music scene is under threat and we must stand against it’s destruction.
All across the country, live music venues being threatened with closure because of changes in planning laws designed to encourage more residents to move into town centres.
This change in policy was intended to address housing shortages. It means that former offices, car parks and sundry other…
KaiDekA - Honour Amongst Thieves DEMO VIDEO
This is a hot one! A new demo video by underground band, KaiDekA, a taster of what’s to come on their forthcoming third album.
For those of you not in the know:
Formed in 2008, KaiDekA are one of the most prominent names in the UK UndergroundMetal Scene having over 250 shows to their name and gaining a reputation for tight, energetic live shows. With two studio releases already under their belt,
Blast In The Belgrave
In a musical genre traditionally dominated by the masculine, the feminine has, with a few notable exceptions, been side-lined. Now, following a trail blazed by Doro Pesch, Sean Yseault and Angela Gossow, a new generation of women have finally begun to smash past the hegemony of male pre-eminence.
IAMOMEGA, The Packhorse, Leeds; 29th August 2014
I haven’t heard of IAMOMEGA before and struggled to find any info about them online. So this is quite unusual, to come at a band completely blind. It’s fun, actually. IAMOMEGA are a three piece comprising of a lead singer/guitarist on a gorgeous Washburn, a drummer and a bassist. We are surprised by powerful vocals, very clear and true. The drums are a bit loud in the mix, like they’ve been set…