This week, on a vaguely appropriate number, I’m returning to my past. Around a decade ago, the unexpectedly successful extreme metal night Stormblast that I ran on Thursdays in Sheffield came to an end, and from time-to-time, the question has come up as to whether I’d bring it back for the occasional night here and […]
Week three of the amodelofcontrol.com roundup of 2014, and this is, I guess, the big one. The albums of the year.
As we start to inch out of summer and into autumn, suddenly the release schedules are starting to fill up quickly, with tons of new music worth checking out starting to appear as a result. So, here is the first fruits of the musical harvest coming our way.
After finally seeing the Olympic Torch Relay last week – amongst the enormous crowds in the City of London on Thursday morning – as well as the spectacular finale to the opening ceremony with a seriously clever way to light the Olympic Flame in the stadium, not to mention the sad news of a colleague […]
Ok, so time for my roundup of the best albums of the year.
Time for my usual monthly roundup.
Moved from Tuesday for this week only, and with good reason – thanks to the original light-hearted suggestion by music blogger Erich Keller, it's Blastbeat Celebration Day today. This got coverage even in the Guardian, and it's probably no coincidence that the new issue of Terrorizer – who were the ones who originally championed Keller's […]
I only really went to the gig for 1349 and Zyklon, and as I was fucking shattered by the end of the latter I decided to leave it at that – Enslaved used to be ace, but are somewhat…different nowadays, and not all that much in a good way in my opinion.
I’ve been trailing this for a while, so it’s time I got on with it and posted it.