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Interview with Animator Winners of the Bloodstock Ireland M2TM competition

The final of the Bloodstock Ireland Metal 2 The Masses competition was held in Fibber Magee’s in Dublin last month. The overall winners were Animator, a four-piece thrash band based in Wexford whose influences include bands like Annihilator, Testament and Pantera. They are vocalist James Doughty, guitarist Ryan Treanor, bassist Barry Ryan and drummer Darren Bradley. We caught up with them for a chat and some photos before they headlined the Dublin Thrash Fest in Fibber’s last Saturday…

Album Releases Album Reviews

Stoneghost – New Age of Old Ways Review

The powerful, angry debut from London’s Stoneghost has received wide praise with good reason. With influences from classic hard rock, as well as some grove and thrash metal, this makes for a diverse, yet cohesive record. As a small factoid on this record, it almost was never made.

Album Reviews

Decimatus – Catalyst for Rage Review

PANTERA, LAMB OF GOD and early MACHINE HEAD fans listen up!! The debut album from up and coming Aussie metallers DECIMATUS may well just be the best thing you hear this year. That may be a bold statement, but it is one I am more than willing to stand by.


Interview with Axel “Ironfinger” Ritt (Guitars) (Grave Digger)

he actual line up is the best and strongest line up ever, so I’m pretty sure it will last for a very long time. So many things have changed. The commercial part of our profession went worse because the illegal downloads and Spotify for example, that’s right, but the rest went a lot better than in the early days.

Album Reviews

Overkill – White Devil Armory Review

With this album OVERKILL prove once again that after 30 years they haven’t lost a single step. In fact, they seem to have gained a few. This just might be their best work since Necroshine, and yeah, you can quote me on that. White Devil Armory drops July 22 via eOne Music. Best when played LOUD!!