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LACUNA COIL release “Nothing Stands In Our Way” clip taken from “The 119 Show – Live In London” – out now


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2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show – Live In London” which is out now.

To celebrate the release LACUNA COIL are releasing another clip, check out “Nothing Stands In Our Way (The 119 Show – OFFICIAL VIDEO)” here!

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Karab Release Teaser Video For Upcoming Single ‘House In The Sand’


The musicality of Faith No More and the unhinged vitriol of Glassjaw may not seem obvious bedfellows, but then this is not a bed. Taking equal parts prog rock and nu-metal, with a desert-esque penchant for reverb, on paper Karab should be the party no one turns up to. The first riff you hear though, is a gateway onto one very slippery slope.

Joseph, Rob and Chris grew up together in the backwaters of South West London, becoming inseparable like pieces of litter in Teddington Lock. Instrumental and imaginative muscles were toned, music was made in various guises, until Karab was born with the introduction of invasive species Jack and Luke. The shards of psychedelia and brutal riffery began to align, and a bigger picture came into focus.

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PHOTO REPORT: Jinjer + From Sorrow To Serenity, A Trust Unclean and Karybdis –Nov 20, 2017 @ The Underworld Camden , London

PHOTO REPORT: Jinjer + From Sorrow To SerenityA Trust Unclean and Karybdis –  november 20, 2017 @ The Underworld Camden  , London

Photography by Luke Bateman / Dark Art Conspiracy







Courtesans release Feel the Same video & announce more UK headline shows

London doom pop group, the Courtesans, have released a new video ahead of Wednesday 13 shows and announced more dates for their UK headline tour.

‘Feel The Same’ is the second music video to be taken from their current release, following ‘Mesmerise’, and lands ahead of UK dates in support of Wednesday 13 this October, and a UK headline tour this November and December.

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Der Weg einer Freiheit announce exclusive show in London and add Aachen

While DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have only three shows left of their highly successful European headlining tour supported by French brothers in spirit, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, the German black metal shooting stars have announced an exclusive UK performance at The Black Heart in London on November 25th. Along their way, the Franconians are stopping for an additional gig in the ancient imperial city of Aachen, Germany one day before.

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12 Oct 17 Ceské Budejovice (CZ) MC Fabrika
13 Oct 17 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
14 Oct 17 Berlin (DE) Lido

24 Nov 17 Aachen (DE) Musikbunker
25 Nov 17 London (UK) The Black Heart (exclusive UK show)

LIVE REVIEW: Children Of Bodom – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 12th March 2017

LIVE REPORT: Children Of Bodom – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 12th March 2017                                                                                                                                                              by Carina Lawrence

Finnish Melodic metallers, Children Of Bodom party hard for their two decade milestone!
Children Of Bodom have impressively been delivering their mixed metal genre, comprised of elements of extreme, power, symphonic and neoclassical for twenty years now and are one of Finland’s finest and bestselling metal artists for their efforts. The band decided to celebrate their hefty two decade reign with the fans on their ‘Down & Dirty’ tour…
It is a pretty packed venue for a Sunday night in London’s 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire which is a well-known music venue, with a beautiful interior and the perfect place to host the bands night of glory and merry atmosphere…
They fittingly take us back to the very beginning opening with a song from their debut 1998 album ‘Something Wild’ launching straight into chaos with ‘Deadnight Warrior’ which immediately gets the crowd going wild, especially following their impatience before the band came out, chanting ‘Bodom!’ to summon them. Sticking with their debut they churn out ‘In The Shadows’ after this. They treat us to many songs from their first offering later in to the set also with, ‘Red Light In My Eyes,Pt 2’, ‘Lake Bodom’, and also revisit it in the encore with ‘The Nail’.

There isn’t much talking from lead guitarist/vocalist, Alex Laiho, as he appears so eager to let loose and play, to simply revel playing endless skilled guitar solo with slick ease, with no complaints from the crowds. When he does briefly talk he is filled with gratitude for the crowd participation and carnage unfolding.
The played a range of brilliant songs spanning their twenty year career as you would expect, including the ever popular ‘Needled 24/7’, ‘Downfall’, ‘Everytime I Die’, ‘Hate Me’. There was however a lack of songs taken from some of their latest albums, such as their current and ninth album with 2015’s ‘I Worship Chaos’ and the previous album, ‘Halo Of Blood’, but seeing as they have nine albums, they can’t play them all, and every single song they plucked out with furious speed went down a storm anyway – these dedicated and mad fans were hungry for any Bodom songs!
Other songs they graced us with came largely from their 2000 album, ‘Follow The Reaper’ with classic likes ‘Bodom After Midnight’ and ‘Children Of Decadence’. The end this triumphant show fittingly they go out playing ‘Towards Dead End’.

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For a Sunday night this was mental in terms of the turn out and the energy. The band seemed very conscious and considerate of fans handing out lots of water to the people at the front of the hectic and sweaty pits! There was a lot of crowd surfing, or at least many attempts of this before security stopped them in their glorious plight, expressing their gratitude for the band, along with plenty of head banging, some great circle pits and just general antics – even in the seated areas some fans struggled to stay to their seats, frantically getting up to bounce around and go nuts, showing that all fans were fully engaged and hanging on to every note. They absolutely slayed with all the guitar and keyboard solos especially, that are amazing to witness, with the crowd appreciating each and every one, which there is certainly no shortage off! This was an epic night which left everyone buzzing through their high intensity, energetic and unforgettable performance!

Score: 5/5


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