Melic – An Hour to Anywhere

Melic create versatile, talented and creative rock music with pop hooks and an uplifting spirit.  This was written for GIGgle Pics.

Variety is the spice of life they say.  Probably because much like a curry plenty of variety will leave you with a big smile, a red face, streaming eyes and a runny nose; but all in a good way except maybe that last one.  With this in mind I hope your ears enjoy a good musical curry because Melic certainly give you plenty of sound spices.  Melic, on Beatnik Geek Records, are here with their debut album An Hour to Anywhere.

Read the full review here.

Circle Of Rage Release New Video

Circle of Rage, Fear, Does, Not, Exist, In, This, Dojo

Circle of Rage have released the video to their latest track Fear Does Not Exist In This Dojo.  Produced by Kent based OYFE Productions the video is set in a dark and smoke filled room.  The video suits the track perfectly as the dark  and confined environment hosts foreboding drumming and an opening riff that sounds like it’s climbed out of hell.

Professionally shot and edited Fear Does Not Exist In This Dojo captures the live spirit of Circle of Rage and the aggression of the track. There’s even a TV that gets smashed.  Watch Circle of Rage live on the 28th March at Canterbury’s Beer Cart Arms.   Scroll down for links.

Circle of Rage on Facebook /Circle of Rage live in Canterbury 28/03/13

The OYFE Production website

David Horn

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Free Download: Stone Kings – Armageddon

18/03/2013: Stone Kings – Armageddon

Lurking in deepest and darkest south east Kent there is a band.  Built on dark tones and big riffs, Stone Kings have played many an energetic and packed out show. Currently planning the pressing of their latest E.P, we thought we’d whet your appetite with this little and importantly free gem from Stone Kings’ music library.

Stone Kings, Megadeath, David Ellefson, Armageddon

Certified by Megadeath’s David Ellefson.

Armageddon is four minutes and twenty six seconds of dark intensity.  Carried by strong drums, guitars and vocals join forces to create an unrelenting and seething track.  As Armageddon warns that ‘this world has got it coming /now its come around’ you’ll be forgiven for feeling more enjoyment than fear.  Even as Stone Kings talk about the destruction of planet it’s over shadowed by a decidedly ear tingling break down and big riff.  Armageddon is a big slice of hard rock/stoner metal which point towards great things from Stone Kings’ new E.P.

Get your free download of Armageddon here.  You can also find a slightly lighter and creative side to Stone Kings with a track called Midnight Warning up for free download.  Scroll down to hear Armageddon via Youtube and for related posts.

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 17/03/13

What an awesome show!  The underground and unsigned music in Kent and across the UK is incredible!  We want to congratulate Tank Trap again on earning a slot at this years Isle of Wight Festival and Syd Arthur for their appearance at this years SXSW.  Both these and all the bands we play have bright futures.  See who we played below and go find them live, you won’t regret it.  Listen now for great independent music and again on Sunday at 8 … and Friday at 6.30.  There’s no escape … wait, no excuse not to check it out.

Track Listing:

Blacken the Name – Jekyll and Hyde / On Facebook

Wheres Billy – Tears and Essays / On Facebook

Tank Trap – My Animal / On Facebook

CzechMate – With Me / On Facebook

Skies – Magical / On Facebook

Klac Tik – Reborn / On Facebook

The Alamo – More to Learn / On Facebook

The Lightwings – Revolution / On Facebook

Syd Arthur – Ode to Summer / On Facebook

Optional Rubber Duck – Jackie Chan / On Facebook

Internal Skars – Undertaker / On Facebook

Border:Line Fire –  I Wanna Go / On Facebook

Mr Beane (Rebirth Records) – July Mix / On Facebook

Peace.

Tank Trap To Play Isle Of Wight Festival

Tank Trap

Gravesend’s Tank Trap have been selected to play this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on the main stage.  After playing for judges at The Halfmoon in Putney the blues rock band were one of six winners in a twelve act contest.  The other winners were Cable Street Collective, CHIDI, Crystal Seagulls, Louise Golby and XOVA

Gig

The night was judged by John Giddings, Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel, Musician/Songwriter Jim Duguid, Associate Digital Editor from Q Paul Stokes and Absolute Radio presenter Andy Bush.  Catch Tank Trap in a more intimate setting at Folkestone’s Bar Below on the 13th April.  They will be playing alongside the other big talented bands My Life In The Making, Vivid Nation and Down To My Last.

Find event details here.

David Horn

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 10/03/13

Another great night of music!  Bands from the UK, Canada and America fell out your speakers into your ears!  There was even a twenty minute portion of Pawse’s most recent DJ set!  Our ears are still feeling happy!  Check out tonight’s show for more great Kent and underground music!  Listen anytime for independent music here.

Track Listing:

Artemis Redeemer – Something More / On Facebook

Voodoo Brother – Still Water / On Facebook

Third Place Victory – One Year Wasting / On Facebook

The Gang – Mania / On Facebook

High Tide – Home / On Facebook

Craig Sheridan – Nitewish / On Facebook

The Zolas – Escape Artist / On Facebook

Escape the Ocean – One Sided Dice / On Facebook

Insult – Young and Reckless / On Facebook

Insult – Our Money Your War

Generation Graveyard – The Empty / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Throwdown /On Facebook

Pawse – Live at Wooly’s 03-02-2013 / On Facebook

Much love,

Banned Reviews