White Wizzard – Over The Top Video

Aiden Announce UK Dates

Aiden Have announced a few headlining dates in the UK:
18 Apr 2010 – Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth
19 Apr 2010 – Electric Ballroom – London
20 Apr 2010 – Academy – Manchester
22 Apr 2010 – Garage – Glasgow
23 Apr 2010 – Cockpit – Leeds

I’ll be there in Glasgow… no doubt… cannot wait.

Fear Factory – Mechanize Review

Fear Factory -  Mechanize Cover

Fear Factory - Mechanize Cover

Fear Factory return with their first album in five years featuring the return of their original guitarist Dino Cazares.

Since Cazares’s departure in 2002, Fear factory haven’t been the same, the last two releases, Archetype and Transgression, were well below par for Fear Factory. But now Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares have reconciled, they can continue from where Digimortal left off.

The album starts with the title track, Mechanize. Instantly you know this is the real Fear Factory, Insanely tight guitar playing, superb blast beats (from new drummer Gene Hoglan) and Burton’s brutal vocals.

The first single from the album, Fear Campaign is a highlight of the album, it sums up the band perfectly and is possibly the best song the band have recorded.

Powershifter, the first track we heard from the album is next, a great track which again is classic fear factory, this may be the only downside of the album, its nothing new, but that being said, this is an album for Fear Factory fans, who have waited through the bands dark years for this incredible return to form. People who haven’t listened to the band will also be able to use this album as a starting point.

Designing The Enemy is the first time this album slips, it’s not a bad song, it’s just not up to the extremely high standard set by the first seven tracks. After this comes Metallic Division (a 1.28 instrumental) filler, basically.

The album ends with Final Exit, which is brilliant. The samples used in the song help give it a really epic feel. It’s a fantastic way to end a superb album.


Highlights: Mechanize, Fear Campaign, Powershifter, Chistploitation, Final Exit

Free Streaming Of New Fear Factory Album

But only if you have a Facebook account.

Stream the album free here.

You unlock tracks by commenting on the previous one, check it out.

There will be a review for this album up at some point later today.

MC Lars UK Headlining Dates

MC Lars will be back in the UK after his support slot with Zebrahead for a short tour:

April 1, 2010 – Bristol, UK – Talking Heads
April 3, 2010 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
April 4, 2010 – Cardiff, UK – Barfly
April 5, 2010 – Exeter, UK – Cavern
April 6, 2010 – Liverpool, UK – Masque

K.Flay will support him.

I’m slightly annoyed at the lack of a Scottish date, but I’ll catch him supporting Zebrahead.

Remember if you have any questions for MC Lars I will be interviewing him soon, so get them in!!

Limp Bizkit Single Next Month

@freddurst: “Looking like our new single will be finding its way to you more like February-ish. Just making sure everything is ready to strike. #LBGC10”

So new LB material is coming soon, Can’t wait!!

Fozzy Announce UK “Tour”

Fozzy have announced four UK shows, not much of a tour, but it will do.

May 13th – Glasgow Cathouse
May 14th – Nottingham Rock City
May 15th – London Relentless garage (2shows- one at 2pm and one at 7pm)

In case you didn’t know, Fozzy are the Metal band featuring WWE Superstar Chris Jericho on vocals.