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Ihsahn : Extrême, introspectif et réussi !


14725644_10155914721543973_5769975998433332914_nIhsahn, un album Arktis tout frais de 2016 sorti dans les bacs, membre d’Emperor, évoluant en solo depuis plusieurs années maintenant n’est plus à présenter. Cette figure emblématique du metal nous propose de nous asseoir au Divan du Monde pour un bref passage en France avant d’aller voir de quel bois se chauffent ses fans russes. Pourquoi ne pas se laisser tenter ?

Avec lui, Acyl groupe algérien de metal ethnique qui a un nouvel opus Aftermath à défendre, qui existe depuis un moment et a aussi dans sa besace un autre album, Algebra, et un EP. Du metal progressif norvégien, légèrement black et inspiré par le grand nord, au nouveau son issu du Maghreb affichant fièrement ses origines, la soirée nous propose une diversité bénéfique en ces temps troublés. Mais malgré un climat mondial qui pousserait à essayer de mieux de se comprendre pour éviter de s’entre-tuer, malgré une communauté metal plutôt ouverte, un tel écart dans les extrêmes peut-il remporter l’adhésion du public ? Entrez donc avec nous dans la salle de la rue des Martyrs pour en savoir plus.

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On tour with Annihilator : it’s gonna thrash !


Our story begins in Switzerland, in Pratteln near Basel, on the 1st of November behind the Z7 venue. The zone is industrial… metal! There is already a fan who has spotted the red bus and the cover of their latest album is carefully placed on the top of a cardboard box, waiting to be signed. His collection is almost complete. Annihilator have already achieved over half of their European tour as the headliners in 2010 and everything seems to be going well for them.

In the words of Jeff Waters, promotion in local areas is not very important. There was a time when labels used to hire companies from each country to ensure such promotion. In Ottawa, where band’s main man lives, you can just open up a newspaper a day or two before the artist’s concert and there is an article on the person. In 2010, Jeff Waters admitted that this was the first time that he was on tour with such a small amount of local promotion for the band. And yet, to his great surprise, the shows were all fully packed. The internet has replaced usual music promotion, people share information via social networking sites and the band’s management saw an opening.

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Live from the Hellfest: Sunday, June 20th


From Tuesday, June 17th to Monday, June 21st, Radio Metal will dedicate the air – and the website’s main page – to the Hellfest Open Air currently taking place in Clisson. Newsflashes, exclusive content, guiding thread on the site and goodies – follow the Hellfest on Radio Metal! And don’t forget that the complete live report for the three days will be online a few days only after the end of the festival.

At 1 a.m. tonight, the fifth edition of the Hellfest Open Air will come to an end in the best possible way with Kiss. Will Kiss be bigger than Manowar last year? Honestly, if they’re not, they’re sure to receive a few Radio Metal tomatoes!

EDIT: Last updated Monday, June 21st at 2:16 am – complete report of Sunday’s events. Have a nice journey back!

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Live from the Hellfest: Saturday, June 19th


From Tuesday, June 17th to Monday, June 21st, Radio Metal will dedicate the air – and the website’s main page – to the Hellfest Open Air currently taking place in Clisson. Newsflashes, exclusive content, guiding thread on the site and goodies – follow the Hellfest on Radio Metal! And don’t forget that the complete live report for the three days will be online a few days only after the end of the festival.

It’s already the second day of the largest metal festival in France. With Alice Cooper, Carcass, Fields Of Nephilim and Jello Biafra as the main acts today, we shouldn’t get to bored!

EDIT: Last updated 20th June at 3 am – complete report of Saturday’s ebents, with exclusive anecdotes, pictures and interviews (Kalisia, Tamtrum…)!

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Hellfest live: Friday 18th of June


From Thursday 17th until Monday 21st of June, Radio Metal will be reserving the air waves – as well as website’s home page – to Hellfest Open Air which will be starting tomorrow morning at 10.30 AM. There will be on air exclusive news flashes, hour by hour guide on the website and goodies: so follow Hellfest on Radio Metal! Also, don’t forget that the complete live report of these 3 music filled days will be online only a few days after the end of the festival.

After the never-ending wait for a whole year, it’s time for the 5th edition of Hellfest. With Biohazard, Fear Factory, Deftones, Godflesh, Ulver and many other artists, today is looking really good.

EDIT :Latest update on Saturday 19th of June at 2.15 AM : Complete report of the entire day!

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EVILE LONDON


It’s the start of the Infected Nations tour to continue promoting their new album with the same name and it is mainly a fresh new start for Evile. After the sudden death of their beloved bassist Mike Alexander, from now on it is Joel Graham who will be replacing him in the English band.

The aim of the tour will be to pick up things where they had left them and to introduce Joel to their fans. It is also a unique moment for the band, who are still appearing fragile, to finally turn the page.

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God is an Astronaut : Live in London


Amongst the plethora of rock and metal musical styles there is one that had only emerged in the last 20 to 30 years and has only gained some notoriety in maybe the last 15 years. This style uses the common rock instruments, aided by lots of effects (reminiscent of the shoe-gaze era) and overall a big emphasis on the instrumental side, while the vocals, if present, are only punctuating the atmosphere.
Musically, they are something in between the aggressive riffing of genres like thrash metal and the extreme melodic technicality of progressive styles, with the effects changing the soundscape from band to band. But as people prefer to use short words when they refer to something, this whole movement was encompassed in the term post-rock.

Last week, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London decided to offer us a night with three bands that are active in this domain, with the very popular God is an Astronaut headlining.



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Nevermind the imperfections


This month the Gathering were on the winter trail to promote their latest album, The West Pole, and mainly to introduce the voice and face of their new female singer, Silje Wergeland. Throughout this French tour, the band were supported by the bands fellow Dutch comrades Autumn and the Osm oz frenchies.

As a starter for their show in Lyon that very same night, The Gathering unplugged themselves for a half hour acoustic set in the music shop Gilbert Joseph at the Carré de Soie Vaulx-en-Velin. Those present at the intimate session were Silje Wergeland (vocals), Marjolein Kooijman (guitar) and Frank Boeijen (keyboard), who followed up with a traditional signing session.

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Lacuna Coil : Live In London


Lacuna Coil has had a quick ascent in the musical business, having reached notoriety after only a couple of albums. Many people argue though that this is only because of the fabulous looks of the female vocalist Cristina Scabbia and their music is not very inspired, especially after they’ve switched styles with Karmacode.
On the other hand, their fan base is big enough to swallow all of the critic so rather than trying to make sense of all the chatter, we decided it is best to attend a live concert of the band so we can find out for ourselves if there is more music than the looks.

The opportunity came soon enough when the European tour of their latest album Shallow Life scheduled an evening in London, at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.



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Stratovarius: again and again


In the past five years, Stratovarius have known almost as many splits and reunions as they have album releases and tours – to the great dismay of the fans, and to the sheer pleasure of us “journalists”, who can’t live without a healthy dose of drama.

According to Matias Kupianen, this is all over.

The man, whom we met shortly before the Villeurbanne show, seems to be naturally anxious and does his best to avoid meeting our gaze. Joining a band is one thing – filling in for a long-time member is another. And standing in for the band’s founder, without whom everybody thought Stratovarius was dead, cannot be an easy task…



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