Fury - Burn The Earth
Hailing from Worcester, Fury are a 4 piece metal band who take thrash and 80s metal stylings and blend them with a melodic spin, creating a unique sound and making them a band you should certainly be keeping your eye on!
Their recently released 4 track EP is clear evidence of what they have to offer and why they should be on your radar. Picking up where it’s predecessor left off, Burn The Earth is underground British metal at its best and has really exceeded all expectations.
Title track Burn The Earth is compelling listening and kicks things off perfectly. Straight in there with a mental guitar riff and pounding drums, it really sets the tone of the EP. Singer Julian Jenkins vocals hit that perfect level of melody to still keep the song sounding fierce, they have the balance just right. Dangerous World is reminiscent of something Metallica could have produced back in the day, while Into The Dark is exactly that, dark. Intense and brooding, it is enormous sounding, one i feel would sound epic live. EP closer Life Eternal is heavy, aggressive, fast and leaves you wanting more. The speed and power of this track shows how skilled the musicianship of Fury is. Great stuff.
I really cannot urge you enough to check out this band. They are flying the flag high for British metal and i doubt it will be long before they get to the top!
Metallica set up own festival
Metal giants Metallica revealed earlier today that they are set to launch their very own musical festival later this year. Named Orion Music + More the band said after playing legendary music festivals around the world, to celebrate their 30th anniversary they decided to have their own! The festival will be held at Bader Field in Atlantic City on June 23rd & 24th. Continuing the celebration of The Black Album, the group will play the record in it’s entirety one night and 1984’s Ride The Lightening the other.
With the promise of at least 3 stages, the rest of the diverse line up current features Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy with more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale towards the end of the week.
Song of the day
Metallica - Just A Bullet Away
One of the tracks from the recently released Beyond Magnetic EP, proving that Metallica are more than just that bad Lou Reed album.
Metallica to headline Download 2012!
Last night Download Festival announced Metallica as their first headliner. As a ‘surprise twist,’ Metallica have added that they will be playing The Black Album in it’s entirety!
Next year is Download’s 10th anniversary so it sure to be a big one! There is another announcement tomorrow night and weekend camping tickets go on sale on the 18th.
First track from ‘Lulu’ appears online
We haven’t really posted much to do with new Metallica / Lou Reed collaboration, mainly because we didn’t really know what to make of it. But just the other day one of the tracks was posted online, a full song rather than just a clip giving us a taste of what we can expect from the album.
The track is call 'The View' and is taken from the forthcoming album 'Lulu' released October 31. It will be a 10 track concept album based on two plays written by German playwright Frank Wedekind, yea i know a little unexpected right?
Anyway, here is the track, let us know what you think.
RIP Cliff Burton
Today is the 25th anniversary of the original bassist from Metallica's tragic death. On the morning of the 27th September 1986 the bands tourbus crashed killing Burton instantly.
Burton joined the band in 1982 and featured on the albums Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lighting and Master of Puppets. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Metallica in 2009.