Novembers Reanimator: you wanted something a bit different - here it is....
First up we bring you SAVAGE MESSIAH. Rising from the ashes of Headless Cross this is razor sharp and savage thrash metal at its most venemous. You can sample them at www.myspace.com/savagemessiahmetal
Then we have the progressive death metal of RANNOCH. Weaving brutality and technicality together into a musical tapestry of light and darkness this band provides a listening experience like no other. Hear them at www.myspace.com/rannoch
We are then proud to present the mighty HEATHEN FORAY. A pagan metal assault from the shores of the Humber bringing a bastard fushion of english folk and traditional metal with a thirst for blood. Witness their glory at www.myspace.com/heathenforay
Headlining the show all the way from the South of Ireland and making their first ever UK appearance come SIROCCO. These guys play dark, epic metal with influences that range all the way from Bathory to Thin Lizzy. Songs of blood and legend - check them out at www.myspace.com/siroccoband
The myspace samples didn't interest me much of Sirocco. In fact, of the two main folk themed bands, only Heathen Foray's Instrumental track really appealed. I hope it's just the recording quality that has put me off a fair bit, and they'll be better live. I'm still coming of course. I'd never pass up on a Reanimator.
Anyone who disagrees with me is wrong, and obviously not metal.
The bottom-feeding pondlife that voted for Machine Head should all die alone, cold and hungry in a central-heating starved bedsit in Lozells.
Next week! I'm hoping this will be a really great show. I'd play down the folk influence on most of these bands and instead play up that within their respective genres they're each quite progressive and unique sounding, which is one of the things that attracted me to them. Tath, I'll get you a proper folk-y show one day.. Sirocco are dead excited about playing a show outside of Ireland btw, so please give them a warm welcome.
I tried them earlier this year but sadly we couldn't meet their demands to justify getting them over for a one-off. Next time they tour over here it might be a different matter. To hijack the thread further, have a listen to these guys: I'd love to have them over for a show at some point next year.. www.myspace.com/darkestera