Posts Tagged ‘Dragonforce’

Keep Calm and...try not to get soaked

Keep Calm and…try not to get soaked

It’s that time of the year again mother-truckers. It’s time for us to give you the highs and lows of the festival in convenient bite sized chunks.

This year’s festival was pretty wet, not the total washout of last year but not the driest of places.

As always bands are rated between 0 and 5 so lets get down to it. (more…)


photoPretty much every member of the Keep Calm and Rock On team is doing anything but keeping calm  about the impending leviathan of metal that is Download 2013. In fact I think it’s pretty safe to say we’re bouncing off the walls with excitement (especially now that it’s been announced that they’re going to be serving ‘The Trooper’ at the bar).

For those of you who heard the show on Saturday you’ll know which big name’s we’re looking forward to and you know where our clashes are and why this makes us a bit miffed but what we didn’t touch much upon were the smaller bands.

Here are a pick of ten of the smaller artists and the unknowns at this year’s festival that you may want to check out if you can find the time between zip lining from stage to stage. (more…)

Photo by Chloe Chaplin

Photo by Chloe Chaplin

Young Guns were crowned champions in the Keep Calm and Rock On Countdown of 2013.

The title track from their 2012 album Bones, won the accolade after narrowly beating off competition from Bury Tomorrow and Axewound. (more…)

Vote...or we'll find you ;p

Vote…or we’ll find you ;p

This year’s Metalize This Rock Countdown has finally arrived.

The list has been drawn up, the poll has been made and now we need YOU to choose your favourite tracks from 2012.

Simply go down the list, click as many of your favourite songs as you like and viola! (more…)

Kickin' backIn lieu of a show this week we thought we’d provide you wit a nice roundup of what went on over the festive period in the world of metal.

We’ll be back with our 2012 summary on Saturday the 5th of January but here’s a little catch up of everything that went on since we were last on air. (more…)

The Countdown is over but keep an eye out for next year.

The Countdown is over but keep an eye out for next year.

The polls are closed, the votes have been counted and no I can officially declare that the winner of the 2012 Metalize This rock countdown, with 44% of people including it in their selection… (more…)

From front to back: Trucker Diablo, Fallen Red and Metalize This' David Smith

Here at Metalize This we have developed a deep love for the music of Northern Irish Juggernaut Trucker Diablo and last Friday we were lucky enough to grab a quick chat with the guys before they played their first headline date over here in England.

This reporter, however, was ever so slightly disappointed not to see the Trucker’s signature vehicle (from these photos) rolling through the streets of Newcastle. (more…)