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The Number of the Beast (album)

The Number of the Beast (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As another weekend draws itself wearily to a close we would like to draw your attention to another undisputed classic, this time in the form of Iron Maiden‘s epic 1982 album “The Number of the Beast“.

The last Maiden album to feature the late Clive Burr, “The Number of the Beast” is to the Irons what “Paranoid” is to Black Sabbath, that iconic disc which springs to mind as soon as the band’s name is mentioned.

The track list is packed with classics, and the band’s live shows have been littered with them for years, with this year’s Download performance hosting “Run to the Hills”, “Number of the Beast” and “The Prisoner” to rapturous applause. (more…)




Well you’ve read the reviews, you’ve heard what we have to say on the matter and now it is time to crown the winners and losers of this year’s festival.

We’ve split the bands into eight categories with three nominees in each, the three are all as worthy as each other but there has to be a winner.

So let’s get down to it, here are the winners of this year’s Keep Calm and Rock On Download Awards.

Keep Calm and...try not to get soaked

Keep Calm and…try not to get soaked

Another day another review, lets get cracking!

Saturday was a bit slow for us, partly because Sarah and Luke are lazy and weren’t in the festival mood, and partly because they hadn’t much of a personal interest in most of the bands who were on.

Nevertheless I soldiered on and had a look at whoever I could catch. (more…)

Keep Calm and...try not to get soaked

Keep Calm and…try not to get soaked

Before we get into the reviews and the awards associated with this year’s festival we’re going to give you a bit of the craic on what went on behind the scenes this year.

It was a bit of a soap opera, with the festival involving a robbery (and a couple of break ins), an explosive argument and a pretty sizable equipment casualty list.


Dave chillin'As a compulsive CD collector and a music fan of pretty wide taste I’m occasionally asked questions by people wanting to start up their own collections, namely where to begin.

With millions of albums out there people don’t know where to start so here’s my attempt at a starting point, with 10 albums that the¬†fledgling¬†metalhead must have in their collection. (more…)

CD collection

Is hoarding the only alternative?

Those of you who have read my previous posts or know who I am at all will know that I am something of an audiophile, especially as far as metal and it’s associated sub-genres are concerned.

Recently, while pondering the wonders of the world, my mind stumbled to the idea of whether or not the mainstream media‘s avoidance of this branch of music has meant that some of us have taken to compulsive collecting.

Despite the examples of Chris Evans and Elton John, two of the most famous audiophiles in the world and owners of two of the largest independent CD and Vinyl collections in the world, the question remains: are the followers of niche markets forced to resort to compulsive music collecting, be it CD, Vinyl or MP3, to be able to appropriately keep up to date with their passion? (more…)