Category Archives: Metal

To be or not to be hardcore: Bodyboarding Sountracks and Punk Rock

Extreme sports films have a long history of using great tunes to get the most out of their footage. Punk and surfing properly started getting cosy inĀ Taylor Steele‘s groundbreaking Momentum, which helped to spread SoCal punk. It’s well worth watching … Continue reading

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Good gig v Bad gig

It’s crazy how time changes you. When I was 16 all I wanted was heavy stuff to blow my socks off. Now I want contrast and intelligence. I’ve been a bit slack with blogging lately, despite having seen a fair … Continue reading

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The funnest doom and gloom

I wasn’t going to blog about last night’s Loma Prieta, Bastions and Monolithian gig in Bristol’s Exchange – I’ve never had a chance to properly check out the bands, and I’ve got no desire to do an NME and criticise … Continue reading

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Heavy as hell: Circle Takes the Square and Code Orange Kids

I go to some gigs because I know the music so well I’m unbelievably amped to see how it goes live. Some other times it’s just because someone’s invited me. I went to Bristol’s Exchange last night to see Circle … Continue reading

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