Tag Archives: UK

England will allow indoor concerts starting in August 2020

Posted by on July 20, 2020

It looks like indoor events with socially distanced audiences will start in England as early as next month. On Friday (17th), prime minister Boris Johnson announced the plan to begin indoor events beginning August 1st. Similar to the UK allowing outdoor concerts to resume, there will be restrictions and will not proceed if this decision […]

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U.K. Government allows outdoor concerts to resume

Posted by on July 13, 2020

    Outdoor concerts in the U.K. are on their way back! Starting this past Saturday, July 11, outdoor performances and festivals can resume, as long as audience sizes are limited and attendees remain socially-distanced.  Said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, “Of course we won’t see crowds flooding into their venues, but from July 11 our […]

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New poll shows heavy metal is the UK’s favorite music genre

Posted by on June 21, 2018

We were crushed when we found out hip-hop surpassed rock music, which was based off of Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end report. However, based on a recent poll from an online casino operator, bgo.com has revealed heavy metal is the most popular genre in the UK. The poll states that 20% of the UK population favors […]

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What does Brexit mean for the music industry?

Posted by on June 24, 2016

Earlier today, popular vote dictated that the UK will be leaving the European Union, with a narrow margin (51%  to 48% ) voting for them to leave. Even if you’ve never been outside of America before, this is a historic ruling that will have repercussions for years to come. Founded in 1993, the Union consisted […]

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Dissident Aggression: Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Posted by on May 22, 2015

With few exceptions, the entire metal world seems to be in agreement that the violent and bloody birth of the genre itself was housed in England. With even fewer exceptions, the history of British metal is easily considered one of the holy tomes to be studied and revered. Amongst the longest running, and most influential […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Wounded Kings Reign On

Posted by on February 21, 2014

It could be stated, with few arguments, that the British Isles have done more for the advancement of doom metal than any other part of the world.  It could also be argued that if you were to make up a list of the greatest doom metal bands of all-time that it would have more than […]

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Dissident Aggression: Breathing In The Evil With Demon Lung

Posted by on May 24, 2013

What makes a good doom band?  Sludgy guitars so thick they are the aural equivalent of molasses?   Sabbath-like rhythm sections that do so much more than just ‘keep the time’?  A vocalist with massive pipes, whether it be the clean or growling variety?  Most likely what makes a truly great doom record is when all […]

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