The mighty 3 Inches Of Blood played The Paragon Theatre in Halifax on Saturday, and we were there!! Support was provided by Goatwhore, Barn Burner and local Cole Harbour band Black Moor. However, I must admit to being only familiar with 3 Inches Of Blood.
Goatwhore play a pretty intense combination of Blackened Death and Blackened Thrash Metal, the most recent album is Carving Out The Eyes Of God and you can check it out on Spotify. http://open.spotify.com/album/1VkjJSzSg5JZrB8e7ehFi2
And, check out the video for Apocalyptic Havoc on YouTube.
Barnburner are a bit more ‘conventional’ in that they, sound to me, like a reasonably straightforward NWOBHM inspired Hard Rock/Metal, their album Bangers is also on Spotify. http://open.spotify.com/album/77o8exUj9jnNEf2t7g70nY
Unfortunately, we missed local band Black Moor, as they were added after the tickets were printed and so we arrived at the door as they had just finished up their set. I’m sure we will get to check them out again around the Cole Harbour/Dartmouth/Halifax area. Check out the lead track from their 2009 album The Conquering, they sound awesome! “Black Moor’s commin’ after you”.
Here’s an interview, with the band, about the Cole Harbour metal scene.
Back to 3 Inches Of Blood, their most recent album is Here Waits Thy Doom, check it out here. http://open.spotify.com/album/6pHRtdZdLfmrKMF31KXjaZ
Here is Battles and Brotherhood from the aforementioned album.
Of course, 3 Inches Of Blood had to finish up their set with Deadly Sinners!
But no Forest King in the set, [sigh]. Well, better remedy that.
The track is a teaser for the soon to be released album "Over The Top", White Wizzard’s follow-up to the "High Speed GTO" mini-album. The new album will be released on February 8 in Europe and March 9 in the U.S. by Earache Records.
One album that caught my eye from that year was Into Glory Ride, the second album from Manowar. So I skipped over to YouTube and checked out the video for “Gloves Of Metal” and before long I was pounding my fist on the coffee table, chanting “Leather, Metal, Spikes and Chains”, and flicking a malocchio at the cat.
So, come my “Manowarriors”, let us done our “Gloves Of Metal” and lay waste to “false metal”.
So where is this all leading?
As I have been rather busy this year with immigration to Canada and that it entails, I have not really had a good chance to read through last years issues of Terrorizer magazine. But now my move is complete I am starting to catch up and it appears that things have come full circle with the advent of the so called NWOTHM (New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal) in the last year. There are a number of bands that seem to be classified under this banner:
- White Wizzard
- Crowning Glory
- Celtic Legacy
- In Solitude
- Cast Iron
Better call for the White Wizzard!
Amusingly, in a side bar of Terrorizer’s Secret History #2 (the magazines special issue for the past 10 years), it has The True Ten, ten albums of this decade that sound like they’re not:
- Enforcer – Into The Night (Heavy Artillery, 2008)
- Portrait – Portrait (Iron Codex, 2008)
- In Solitude – In Solitude (High Roller, 2008)
- Widow – Nightlife (Cruz Del Sur, 2007)
- Bullet – Heading For The Top (Black Lodge Records, 2006)
- Bible Of The Devil – Freedom Metal (Cruz Del Sur, 2008)
- Slough Feg – Down Among The Dead Men (Dragonheart, 2000)
- Wolf – Black Wings (No Fashion, 2002)
- Manilla Road (Battle Cry, 2005)
- Metalucifer (Heavy Metal Bulldozer, 2009)
Although, seriously, I think this retro stuff is great as it reminds me why I got into metal way back in ‘79, basically an escape from the mundane. But, my fanatics, beware the ‘metal by numbers’.