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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
9:53 pm
[dakesis]
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
1:16 pm
[dakesis]
Thunderstone return to the UK!
Finnish melodic metal legends Thunderstone are to play The Roadhouse in Birmingham on Friday 17th September.

Support comes from Birmingham Prog-Power metal band Dakesis.

Tickets are £5.00 and are available from the following outlets

www.dakesis.bigcartel.com
www.theroadhouserocks.com





www.Thunderstone.org
www.Dakesis.com

For more info contact Dakesis@hotmail.co.uk
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
8:32 pm
[berserck]
Avantasia - 2008 The Scarecrow
A long-expected new album of Avantasia at last has appeared. It is named "The Scarecrow".



The next metal opera from very strong musicians...

Details and download here.
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
5:46 pm
[darklupin]
Power Metal UK
Hello and welcome my friends.

Firstly I apologise for lack of activity by me in this community as I am one of the founders. I may be looking for someone else to help me maintain this community and take more of the control of it. This is because I am having dificulties doing so due to time and personal issues. Please do continue to use this community and feel free to post comments to this entry about what you would like to see here and any help you can offer. It will be much apriciated.

As for the Rusian "spam", I have deleted the two posts with large amounts of Rusian texts. I don't believe they were posted in a malicious "spam" type nature so I have not banned the user who posted. But please keep this in mind for the future:

As this is a UK & Ireland community please make all long posts in English. Other native languages of the UK and Ireland (Irish, Welsh etc) are acceptable but may not be understandable by all in the community. If you are unable to write in English but know of a band from your country who is playing here, feel free to post, but no longwinded text, as it can come across as spam and for the most part is unreadable.

Thankyou, Go raibh maith agat, Diolch yn fawr! =D
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
3:39 pm
[brainlag]
A non-russian post for a change!
Yes, something written in English *shock* :)

Saw Hammerfall at JB's in Dudley last night. Fucking amazing gig! Just wish they's saved 'Blood Bound' until later though (love that song) but hey. Awesome! Anyone else see them on this tour?
5:46 pm
[berserck]
Ольви - 2006 Тьма и Свет
Ольви - 2006 Тьма и Свет
Ольви - 2006 Тьма и свет

Heavy Power Metal from Russia


Thursday, December 14th, 2006
3:01 pm
[notgreat]
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
1:28 am
[berserck]
Falconer - 2006 Northwind
Falconer - 2006 Northwind



Artist: Falconer
Album: Northwind
Year: 2006
Style: Epic/Power Metal with Folk influences
Country: Sweden
Format/Quality: MP3, VBR~230kbit, 44100Hz Joint Stereo
Size: 89,9 MB

Mathias Blad - vocals, keyboards
Stefan Weinerhall - guitars
Jimmy Hedlund - guitars
Magnus Linhardt - bass
Karsten Larsson - drums

Tracklist:
01 - Northwind
02 - Waltz With the Dead
03 - Spirit of the Hawk
04 - Legend and the Lore
05 - Catch the Shadows
06 - Tower of the Queen
07 - Long Gone By
08 - Perjury and Sanctity
09 - Fairyland Fanfare
10 - Himmel se Trind
11 - Blinded
12 - Delusion
13 - Home of the Knave
14 - Black Tarn (instrumental)
*************************
Total playing time: 54:16

Dowload
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
10:24 pm
[faerieevenstar]
I'd forgotten about this community til the Russian spam, and when I checked it out I realised how little activity it has! So.. feel free to delete this if you want... but in order to renew interest in the community, how about we all post who we are, where we are and some of our favourite bands? Pimp any good metal nights near you too- maybe other community members live nearby but didn't know about the night!

*I'll start! I'm Kate and I didn't listen to much metal til I met my husband who introduced me to the joys of Kamelot which I'm still addicted to (actually listening to some now...) I used to listen to more *shock* goth and rock. I still listen to all sorts of stuff, it's good to varied in music tastes, but power metal is definately what I listen to more nowadays.
*I live in Birmingham (yes the UK one)
*Favourite bands of the moment are Kamelot, Bruce Dickinson, Stratovarius, Iced Earth, Nightwish and the hubbie has been getting me into Demons and Wizards which I didn't used to like that much.
*I don't know of any good nights here.. I think Eddies (edwards no 8) occasionally has a metal night but I generally hate Eddies and I'm told that night isn't all that great but it's better than nothing I suppose. If anyone knows of good Brum nights let me know!

Ooh anyone going to see Dragonforce at the Birmingham Academy on 4th December? I know the academy is an awful venue but nevermind... We have decided if we'll definately be there but as it's actually in Birmingham we don't have much of an excuse not to go!
They are also playing Belfast, Dublin, Nottingham, Folkstone, Leeds, Southampton, Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester, Norwich, Bristol, Glasgow and London. (Check the website for details)

I've done my bit to help the community off it's ass so now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside...
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
1:31 pm
[beeunique]
Beeunique
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Sunday, August 27th, 2006
3:39 am
[brainlag]
Are there any (semi) regular power metal nights within reasonable distance of Stoke? I'm thinking Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool sort of distance.

Our power metal nights have been pulled by club management :(


Also does anyone have a link to Eddie's No.8 (in Birmingham) website?
Monday, June 26th, 2006
11:09 pm
[mattariasrench]

this is probably way cheeky, as very few of you know me but, basically. my car was broken into a week ago and among other things my cd's(none of which were copies) were nicked. so I guess this is a bit of a plea for any of you lovely people out there to make me copies of said albums or if you have copies you no longer want, mabye sell them, innit.

anyway, enough pish. here's the list. thanks in advance just incase.

-Matt.


List of stolen ones.Collapse )

Thursday, September 15th, 2005
10:12 pm
[dawn_of_victory]
Dragonforce review
ok before you read this i want u to know that it was my first metal concert even tho ive liked metal for ages.

i went to see dragonforce yesterday, heres what happened

me and my mates arrived at cardiff uni a little bit early round bout 7ish when the doors were supposed to open 730, and there were these people waiting outside the bar with plastic swords and viking helmets obviously continuing the vibe of battle metal and "nordic pride" and some of them had hardly thought it through because he was wearing a roman helmet lol,

on to the music

so we got in and were hit with a wall of noise which i later on found out to be anterior, which had amazing guitaring making awesome solos look like a piece of piss but they had to spoil it all with horrid angry shouting, sounded like he was in pain,

15 mins break listenin to audioslave cd apparently,

then on came another band, irish apparently and they had the same vibe as anterior, they were called mendeed, which was shouty like the band before them but the guitarring was horrid, lots of skill obviously but sounded like doom/death metal,

35 mins break pissing everyone off listenin to lots of stuff includin acdc etc

dragonforce came on and started off with black fire which was amazing some bits had been modified since first album released but sounded better than the album, it got everyone into the mood, next song was fury of the storm, my favourite song which was fucking awesome, after every solo the lead guitarrist herman li dropped his guitar and caught it around the strings creating this fantastic scream, and on the fastest solo bout 3/4 way through the 2 guitarrists li and totman were picking each others guitars while still going up and down the neck on their own guitar, it was showing off in fuckin style!
the rest of the songs were note by note perfect/better than the cd counterparts which i thought was unbeleivable because of the speed of them!

all in all it was a great evening despite the support bands from a different genre of the main band, a great energetic show by the whole band

end transmission...

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, September 12th, 2005
7:46 pm
[dawn_of_victory]
2 days 2 go.....
dragonforce day after 2moz, am just wondering if anyone else in this group is going to cardiff to see it?

have found out one band supporting, mendeed, looked on their own site, dont really like the screaming sounds like emo singing, but guitaring is pretty good.

will tell everyone bout it later in week

l8rs

Current Mood: energetic
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
12:17 am
[thedarkproject]
Bloodstock, late roll call
Who's going? And on which days?
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
5:38 pm
[dawn_of_victory]
Dragonforce
I have just bought Tickets to see Dragonforce In Cardiff University, i will write a review on it when i come back from it on 14th sept,

CANT WAIT!

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
4:45 pm
[jhfurnish]
Here's a review for you:
The Lord Weird Slough Feg: 'Atavism' 5 of 5 stars

This band, originally from Pennsyvania and now relocated to San Francisco, California, is one of those traditional metal bands from the States that has a wide audience - just not here.

Many old-school metal bands have to go to Europe to find an audience, and often even a label. Powers Court, Holy Mother, Slough Feg - the list is large. More than one band has complained about the behavior of some of these labels towards bands, which is hard to control when the contracts are international.

Remarking bitterly on their website that they are now with "another Italian label!", Slough Feg nonetheless deliver up the goods that obscurist fans of True Heavy Metal like myself have come to expect of them. 'Atavism', their newly-released album on Cruz Del Sur Music ( http://www.cruzdelsurmusic.com ) is a rollicking, lyrically ingenious and aggressive offering true to their roots in old Iron Maiden.

Don't fret - they're not a Maiden 'clone'. The inspiration is clear, but there is no doubt that these boys have a style distinctly their own. That style survives intact from album to album although they do keep getting better. This is their most engaging album yet, and should serve as a fine introduction to this astonishing, if fairly unknown band.

The driving creative force behind The Lord Weird Slough Feg is the eccentric and more than slightly mad Mike Scalzi, the frontman on vocals and guitar. He has a distinctive, gritty yet scholarly-sounding voice, as if he were a Celtic bard delivering some history. In fact, the fourth song on the CD, 'Hiberno-Latin Invasion' is a quick history of the sorrows of Ireland, an issue that saw some treatment in 'The Ulsterman' on 'Twighlight of the Idols'. (Mr. Scalzi is on the same side of the issue as myself: we're Green, anti-Orange.)

The very first song, however, leaves no doubt in the listener that a full-on traditional Metal onslaught is coming: an instrumental intro, 'Robustus', leads us directly into 'I Will Kill You/You Will Die', which is a delightful discussion of evolution and its attendant philosophy (coming out to something resembling 'Life is nasty, brutish and short'). It's already become a personal classic for me. Scalzi's trademark delivery makes it an undeniable anthem, and it demands a tankard of ale to help it down the hatch.

Throughout the album is passionate delivery through all of Slough Feg's modes, including the exquisite acoustic title track, which surprisingly on a metal album is a ballad. 'Agnostic Grunt' is a standout for its rousing riff and NWOBHM guitar riffing.

Scalzi's vision for the album has succeeded in giving us an album that energizes the listener and piques interest in his stories. These are largely of war and struggle, but Scalzi is an historian, after all. The theme is that Humanity is an 'avatism', or as Scalzi explains in the CD booklet, a 'throwback' to its ancestors: constantly fighting, conquering and exploiting.

'Man out of Time' is one of the most charming metal bar-ballads and storytellers I've yet heard, and only Slough Feg can give us one like this.

The album seems like a nonstop-delivery of one long epic. It seems almost like a live experience. Recording it must've been a challenge, but studios can make this less of a task. I wonder what it will be like to see the band take this album out on tour. Will they attempt to perform this thing the way they have on the album?

The ending is an electric continuance of 'Atavism' that immerses us in the rollicking, intensely fast yet epic style of Slough Feg, taking that old Maiden gallop far further into the flavor of sweat, blood and steel than even classics like 'Powerslave' and 'Number of the Beast'. This is what Maiden should be doing now, but apparently have lost the spirit to create.

I hope fervently that Slough Feg, as much as they may suffer through label after label, find a way to keep recording albums and touring: the long waits between albums is worth it, because the creativity is undiminished. These guys are not spring chickens but have retained energy and aggression tapered perfectly with bardic wisdom and flavor unequalled in Metal.

Hail the Lord Weird, Slough FEG!!! (raise your tankards now)

Current Mood: great band, great album!
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
2:02 pm
[moonlight_83]
Me and Sonata Arctica!!!!!
WOHOOOOO!
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I've become even more obsessed and in love than before................;))

More pix & Full Story!!!


Current Mood: WOW
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
4:45 pm
[mashmyers]
children of bodom
hey guys...
who's one of the most awesome metal bands from finland?
CHILDREN OF BODOM, WITHOUT QUESTION.
if you like them or want to know more about them,
you should join the new cob_hatecrew community...

join or die!
[not a rating community]
Monday, July 11th, 2005
1:39 pm
[sing4absolution]
If you like metal, you might be interested to know that on the 24th July 2005, Thirteenth Day is going to take Birmingham, UK, by storm with a collection of the best metal bands around.

For just £18 you can see the following play at the Birmingham Academy:

Sonata Arctica
Norther
Fintroll
Epica
Dragonland
Intense
Seasons End

You can purchase tickets here. More details are available here.
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