Playlist: 15/09/2017

  1. ABSOLVA – HARSH REALITY
  2. WHILE SHE SLEEPS – STEAL THE SUN
  3. SKAM – SOLDIERS OF ROCK
  4. CRIPPER – MOTHER
  5. REVOCATION – EXISTENCE IS FUTILE
  6. MONOLORD – WHERE DEATH MEETS THE SEA
  7. TWISTED ILLUSION – NOBODY’S CHILD
  8. ACT OF DEFIANCE – OVEREXPOSURE
  9. MACHINE HEAD – A FAREWELL TO ARMS
  10. TRUCKER DIABLO – DETROIT STEEL
  11. PARADOS – HEART OF DARKNESS
  12. DEATH – ZOMBIE RITUAL
  13. KRYSTHLA – YAWM AL QIYAMAH
  14. DORJA – FAR GONE
  15. WEIGHT OF THE TIDE – ALL TOLD
  16. SECRET RULE – I DON’T WANNA BE
  17. NUMB – THE TEARS YOU CRY
  18. ICED EARTH – RAVEN WING
  19. SKINDRED – NOBODY
  20. POWER QUEST – FACE THE RAVEN
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Review: Glaston-Bury Festival

Glaston – Bury Festival. 10th Anniversary. Monday 28th August 2017

Glaston-Bury poster

By Jovi Hacker , 13 years for Metal Ashes of Phoenix

 

We were blessed with a sunny day for the 10th Anniversary of Glaston- Bury Festival. There were 130  bands playing in venues all across Bury Town Centre, which included 3 outside stages. There was the Peel Stage, that featured all the tribute bands – that always pulls in the crowd; ‘T’ other Stage, which had 9 bands performing; and, then there was my favourite stage – “The Rock Fairy Original Stage”, which was in memory of Sophie Lancaster and featured local bands from in and around the Bury area. We have a lot of talent!!!. There was a lot to take in and it is impossible to see all 130 bands, so I decided to concentrate mainly on The Rock Fairy Stage. (However I did manage to sneak to the Peel Stage to watch one tribute band!)

 

Sittin' Pretty

Sittin’ Pretty

After a few technical issues (generator not working) , the first band finally took to the stage. This was a band from Bolton and Bury called “Sittin’ Pretty”. I hadn’t heard of them before, but they were my find of the festival!. I would describe them as a 4-piece blues/rock band made up of 4 young men that are extremely talented. They played their own songs which included 24/7 and Take My Shoes. The lead singer was extremely expressional and owned the stage. You could see that he really enjoyed being up there and he had an amazing voice. This was an excellent start to the festival. I would recommend you check these guys out, they could go places.

 

Stone Temple Pirates

Stone Temple Pirates

I then decided to have a wonder across to the Peel Stage to watch a tribute band from Liverpool called “Stone Temple Pirates”. You can call me biased, but I wanted to see them as the Bass player used to play for one on my favourite bands that played the festival last year , but, unfortunately they split up earlier this year. I really wanted to go and see his new adventure!!!. There had also been technical issues on this stage and they were running over an hour behind. Because of this bands had to cut their sets shorter so they could catch up during the day. This did not affect the performances during the day. Stone Temple Pirates played 8 of the greatest hits of Stone Temple Pilots. The lead singer occasionally coming off stage to interact with the audience. They started off with “Crackerman”, where the lead singer used a mega phone. Brilliant start and they continued with other hits such as Plush, Sex Type Thing and finishing off with Slither. They had a good crowd who really seemed to enjoy them. If you are a Stone Temple Pilots fan, then I would recommend you going to see these guys.

Stone Temple Pirates (2)

Stone Temple Pirates

 

I then ventured back to the Rock Fairy Stage. Whilst en route I did manage to listen to the music blaring out in the other venues. I peeped in and could see that they were all full and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. It was a great atmosphere and was very child friendly. Lots of family’s enjoying themselves.

 

Twisted Illusion

Twisted Illusion

Next up was one of my favourite bands, “Twisted Illusion”, whom I have had the pleasure of watching on several occasions and they have come along way since they played at the 101 bar at last years festival. They have recently performed at Bloodstock. Twisted Illusion, until recently, were a 3 piece Prog band fronted by the very funny and talented Matt Jones, Mark Wagstaff playing the Bass and a stand in drummer Philip Shacklady, as their normal drummer was unavailable. Philip has perfomed with them before and also features on their latest double album. He is not a bad stand in!!!!

 

Matt as ever, interacted with the crowd and their performance was faultless like always. They played some of their original songs such as “Hatred is a Virtue”, “Online and In Line”, and “Apocalyse #LOL”. They also did a cover of Tenacious D’s hit “Tribute”. This went down well with the audience, and of course Matt’s rendition of “Stairway to KFC!”. At one point they were joined on stage by a couple of young kids with their cut out guitars. Was cute to see and showed that their music can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

 

After going for a bite to eat, I then went back to The Rock Fairy Stage to watch

Novustory

Novustory

another band I had not heard of before called “Novustory”. They were a 3-piece female fronted band that unusually had no bass player. Despite this, there music still sounded good. I would describe them as an Indie Rock band. Whether this is true or not I’m unsure, but I was told that all 3 members were born on 29th February 1996!!. I really enjoyed their set which included their song “Going Home”. This is another band that I’m going to put on my ’must go and watch again’ list.

 

Troyen

Troyen

It was now time for the ‘old timers’ to take to the stage. Troyen were on next and were first formed in 1980, well before I was even thought of!. They are a NWOBHM band that reformed in 2014 after a 32 year break. Well these guys can rock!. Their set included their track “Future Friend”, which features on their new EP “Storm Child”.

 

 

 

It was not long after this that I went home absolutely exhausted! I really enjoyed the bands that I saw and wished I could have seen more of them. It’s a great festival and for only £7 for the whole day, it’s a bargain. It’s definitely family friendly and if you enjoy music, well it’s a must!. Lots of facilities in the area and easy to get to as it’s near the Metro Link and bus station and of course the car parks are free!

 

I can’t wait to see whats on offer next year.

 

 

Playlist: 08/09/2017

  1. ACCEPT – FAST AS A SHARK
  2. DEVIN TOWNSEND – KINGDOM
  3. SPARANZA – DAMNATION
  4. CRIPPER – INTO THE FIRE
  5. VINTERSORG – JOKELVAKTAREN
  6. REIGN OF FURY – FAUSTIAN MASTERY
  7. TRIAXIS – DYING SUN
  8. DIO – PUSH
  9. FAITH NO MORE – EPIC
  10. FURY – A TALE OF SILVER
  11. DAKESIS – THE SACRIFICE
  12. AMON AMARTH – WARRIORS OF THE NORTH
  13. THE WAKE – SHIP OF HOPE
  14. PARADISE LOST – FEARLESS
  15. WARCALL – MASS EXTINCTION
  16. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – CALIFORNIA DREAMING
  17. SKARLETT RIOT – BREAK

Playlist: 01/09/2017

  1. ENSIFERUM – TWO PATHS
  2. KAOS KREW – WHEN SOLDIERS CRY
  3. BIBLICAL – THE CITY THAT ALWAYS SLEEPS
  4. PARADISE LOST – BLOOD AND CHAOS
  5. CRADLE OF FILTH – YOU WILL KNOW THE LION BY HIS CLAWS
  6. THE CRUEL KNIVES – KILL THE MESSENGER
  7. DANKO JONES – YOU ARE MY WOMAN
  8. VENOM INC. – EVIL DEAD
  9. PANZER – WE CANNOT BE SILENCED
  10. SHRAPNEL – RAISED ON DECAY
  11. PLANET EATER – COLD CONFINES
  12. INSURRECTION – SYSTEM FAILURE
  13. SLAYER – CHEMICAL WARFARE
  14. MARYTREE – DUCK AND COVER
  15. ANGEL WITCH – ANGEL WITCH
  16. UFO – DOCTOR DOCTOR
  17. IRON MAIDEN – WRATHCHILD
  18. ANTHRAX – MADHOUSE
  19. METALLICA – FADE TO BLACK
  20. SAXON – DALLAS 1PM
  21. MOTORHEAD – BORN TO RAISE HELL
  22. JUDAS PRIEST – THE HELLION/ELECTRIC EYE
  23. TYRANT’S REIGN – S.O.S.

Playlist: 25/08/2017

  1. SORCERER – SIRENS
  2. AMETHYST – FROM THE FIRE
  3. HEDRA – WAR CHILD
  4. AUDREY HORNE – BLAZE OF ASHES
  5. HELLOWEEN – A TALE THAT WASN’T RIGHT
  6. ROUGH GRIND – FACE THE MUSIC
  7. DEVILFIRE – SHE’S LIKE FIRE
  8. HOWLING GIANT – THE PIONEER
  9. END OF GREEN – DARK SIDE OF THE SUN
  10. ABSOLVA – ECLIPSE
  11. TRIAXIS – AUTUMN HOURGLASS
  12. SEPULTURA – ARISE
  13. KREATOR – PEOPLE OF THE LIE
  14. MASTODON – BLOOD AND THUNDER
  15. ORDEN OGAN – GUNMAN
  16. SKEIN – BOUND
  17. DELAIN – WE ARE THE OTHERS
  18. BURIED REALM – ASPHYXIATION’S LULLABY
  19. SATYRICON = DEEP CALLETH UPON DEEP
  20. ENSIFERUM – WAY OF THE WARRIOR
  21. SORCERER – DISCIPLES OF THE DARK
  22. IMPAVIDUS – HEAVEN’S GATE
  23. VENOM INC. – DEIN FLEISCH

Playlist: 18/08/2017

  1. ALESTORM – DRINK
  2. SPARANZA – VINDICATION
  3. ABSOLVA – RISE AGAIN
  4. KING PARROT – DIE BEFORE YOU DIE
  5. MUNICIPAL WASTE – BREATHE GREASE
  6. BABYLON FIRE – I STILL REMEMBER
  7. WRETCHED SOUL – VERONICA
  8. EVERYDAY HEROES – STORM
  9. BROKEN JAW – CONSTANT IGNORANCE
  10. PROTOSEQUENCE – SHEPHERD
  11. STRING VILLAINS – BLACK WALTZ
  12. DEVOLVER – A LIFE LOST
  13. ANTARKTIS – SVALBARD
  14. REKOMA – TRIAL
  15. ACT OF DEFIANCE – M.I.A.
  16. CRIMFALL – MOTHER OF UNBELIEVERS
  17. EWIGKEIT – COLD SOULS
  18. TRIVIUM – THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE
  19. EVERYDAY HEROES – THE RIVER
  20. MOTORHEAD – ACE OF SPADES
  21. KREATOR – HAIL TO THE HORDES

Interview: VOODOO BLOOD

Voodoo Blood Interview-  Festwich July 2017

Hi, I am Jovi from Metal Ashes of Phoenix. Thank you for taking time to answer some questions.

 

Jovi – How did your performance go down at Festwich?Voodoo Blood

Voodoo Blood – Yes it was really good. We were the first act on and there were quite a few people there. It was fun. Just for everyone one looking at the interview we are dancing now!!!

Jovi – Your band formed about 2 years ago, how did you all meet?

Voodoo Blood – We all met at University in Manchester and found out that we all had a real real thirst for Blues.

Kim – I was playing an end of term gig for my dad and we all played together. We started jammimg and Sean started to teach me to play the guitar and we just formed from there and here we are!

Jovi – Whose idea was it to call yourselves Voodoo Blood?

Voodoo Blood – we got a load of words and then asked ourselves; “what colour would our music be?”, and we decided Red. Then we asked, “what is red ?”, and we thought, “Blood!”. Then we looked at our words we had chosen and one of them was Voodoo Blood. So we thought “Voodoo Blood” and thought yeah that sounds good. The name composes a lot of our art work and our style.

Voodoo Blood, Rebellion Bar, Manchester 23/1/16JoviKim, do you own a Voodoo Doll?

Kim– i really like this question! I do have a Voodoo doll; in the music video Bleed we had a Voodoo Doll in it. We sent it off to a little girl in Cumbria who is a big fan as a thanks for her support. So I did have a Voodoo Doll and I think I might get another one.

Jovi – Is there anyone you would like to stick pins in?

Kim – Yeah. Yeah, Teresa May. My ex, Kim Kardashian. 

Voodoo Blood – Harry Styles, George Osbourne, David Cameron and Boris Johnson. All those types of people. Probably Tony Blair as well as he spoiled it all.

Jovi Kim, you have an amazing voice! Have you been professionally trained?

Kim – Thank you! No, I have not, but I used to perform in musical theatre, so I was taught to sing really, really loud, and then I just kind of shout now. I didn’t get a part once that I went for and I just sort of taught myself after that.

Jovi Kim, do you play any other instruments?

Kim – Yes, I play the Guitar. I do play it with Voodoo blood but it has gone for maintenance at the moment, so when it comes back I will be using it again.

Jovi – You released your first ever music video, “Bleed”, in March this year from your debut EP, “Anabolic Blues”, how has this been received by your fans?

VB bleed

Voodoo Blood – Well, some people have been making Memes out of it. People have really liked it. When it first came out people commented on our Facebook with “Wow! It’s really amazing!”.

Kim – We are thinking about doing another one soon!!

Jovi – You have played at a few festivals this year. However, you have recently been chosen to play on the Jagermeister Stage at Bloodstock. That is an amazing achievement for a band that has only been together for 2 years. You must be really proud and excited.

Voodoo Blood – We are really honoured, to be fair. We are actually headlining the stage!

Kim – We are on just before Megadeth. My favourite band are on, Ghost, who are really cool. I am so honored to be on the same line up as them!

Jovi – What else have your fans got to look forward to in the near future?

Kim – We are doing a release on the 20th October. Big release party at Rebellion in Manchester. We are doing a new music video and a UK Tour in November.

Voodoo Blood-FB

Voodoo Blood – We have potentially got a Live EP coming out, but we are still working it out. As for 2018, we are going to try and do an album which will be cool.

JoviKim, do you get your makeup from Avon, and is your make up always the same?

Kim –  I get my makeup from Jeffree Star Cosmetics; he is the best! I go through so much black lipstick!

Jovi – You have so much energy on stage, What do you do to make sure you are fit, so you can maintain your energy?

Voodoo Blood – The whole time I’ve been in Voodoo Blood I haven’t done any exercise!!!! I’ve been drinking too much beer and I’m starting to get a bit of a beer belly!!! We look after ourselves as best as we can. We are still on a bit of a student diet. We all run. Sean does a bit of lifting.

Kim – I do some weights. The energy is pure adrenaline!

Jovi – Thank you for your time.

Voodoo Blood – Thank you.

Jovi and Voodoo Blood

Interview by:

Jovi Hacker.

 

Playlist: 04/08/2017

  1. DEATH ANGEL – BREAKAWAY
  2. DIMMAN – MY HEAD, MY PRISON
  3. NOUMENA – METSAEN VIHA
  4. LOW FLYING HAWKS – SPACE WIZARD
  5. SOUND OF ORIGIN – LEFT FOR DEAD
  6. TWISTED ILLUSION – NOBODY’S CHILD
  7. GHOST TOAST – LAST MAN
  8. RAGE – SEASON OF THE BLACK
  9. GOATWHORE – UNDER THE FLESH, INTO THE SOUL
  10. Rise of the Phoenix: SOiL – RUSTY CAGE (Soundgarden cover)
  11. IRON MAIDEN – PASCHENDALE
  12. CENTURIES OF DECAY – RISE
  13. DAWN OF DISEASE – ASCENSION GATE
  14. ACCEPT – KOOLAID
  15. EWIGKEIT – DEATH IS THE PORTAL
  16. WICKED STONE – AIN’T NO REST
  17. SEETHER – BETRAY & DEGRADE
  18. ALICE IN CHAINS – ROOSTER
  19. RUBY THE HATCHET – KILLER
  20. PARADISE LOST – THE LONGEST WINTER

Playlist: 28/07/2017

  1. ABSOLVA – MIDNIGHT SCREAMS
  2. FEAR ME DECEMBER – WHEN THIS IS OVER
  3. SUMO CYCO – MOVE MOUNTAINS (ft. Benji Webbe of Skindred)
  4. PLANET EATER – COLD CONFINES
  5. KRYSTHLA – THE MINOR MYSTERY OF DEATH
  6. FAHRAN – INTERVIEW (by Jovi Hacker at SOS Fest, 2017)
  7. FAHRAN – PRISON
  8. HEDRA – WAR CHILD
  9. DAMAJ – THE TESTAMENT OF JUDAS
  10. A JOKER’S RAGE – BOUNCE
  11. MARBLE PARLOUR – TWO IN ONE
  12. PANTERA – CEMETERY GATES
  13. ABSOLVA – REFLECTION
  14. GraViL – DETONATE
  15. NEMECIC – OUROBORUS
  16. KLOGR – PRISON OF LIGHT
  17. MISFITS – DIG UP HER BONES
  18. DEVILFIRE – WAITING FOR A ROCKSTAR
  19. SAVAGE – CRY WOLF
  20. TOMBS – NOVEMBER WOLVES
  21. THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN – RED EYED JUNKIE QUEEN

Playlist: 21/07/2017

  1. MACHINE HEAD – HALO
  2. HELLEBORUS – PRAYER OF THE UNDYING
  3. PLANET EATER – SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST
  4. KILL II THIS – INTERVIEW (by Jovi Hacker at SOS Fest 2017)
  5. KILL II THIS – SLEEPER CELL
  6. DIEMONDS – SECRET
  7. KILL FOR EDEN – KEROSENE
  8. LINKIN PARK – IN THE END
  9. STONE SOUR – HYDROGRAD
  10. TRIAXIS – INTERVIEW (by Jovi Hacker at SOS Fest 2017)
  11. TRIAXIS – STAND YOUR GROUND
  12. DAMAJ – THE WELL OF SOULS
  13. DIE NO MORE – COUNCIL OF WAR
  14. LINKIN PARK – CRAWLING
  15. RESIN – OPEN HEART TRAUMA
  16. POWER QUEST – INTERVIEW (by James McPhillips at SOS Fest 2017)
  17. POWER QUEST – FACE THE RAVEN
  18. PRONG – HOWEVER IT MAY END
  19. TERRIFIER – BESTIAL TYRANNY