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Red Light Acid Test – ‘Red Light Acid Test’ EP (Astro:Nought Recordings)

New London-based four-piece Red Light Acid Test spent much of 2019 gigging around the capital’s back room bars sharpening their sound. In December, with sound suitably sharpened, they went into Courtyard Studios with the producer Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Slowdive) to record three adrenaline fuelled songs to be released as this, their self-titled debut EP.

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Insomnium/Omnium Gatherum – Online – 10 April 2020

Jonny B was incredibly excited to see that two titans of the melodic death metal genre had joined forces to put on a live streamed gig last Friday night for the reasonable price of something like nine Euros, or about two pints in our book. So, our boy got himself comfortable, cracked open a beer and sat down for an evening of melodic goodness: but, alas, disaster struck. The chosen technical provider for the stream suffered from capacity issues that ultimately resulted in the bands being forced to make the decision to abandon the attempt at a live performance and instead record their sets and release the recordings, for a limited time, to those who had bought tickets. It wasn’t the end of the world though, instead JB settled down for a second time on Monday evening to catch up on what he, and every other fan, had missed out on Friday. 

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Bleed From Within – ‘Fracture’ (Century Media)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – MASSIVE WAGONS

Despite the current lockdown, we are still receiving a healthy bundle of submissions for our coveted ‘Video Of The Week’ title. While some artists are trying to find new ways of visually interpreting their songs, others obviously have had the guts of their filming completed in advance of the global quarantine, with the finishing touches being added in isolated post-production. This week’s selection once again sees a balance of these two approaches....

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Red Light Acid Test – ‘Red Light Acid Test’ EP (Astro:Nought Recordings)

New London-based four-piece Red Light Acid Test spent much of 2019 gigging around the capital’s back room bars sharpening their sound. In December, with sound suitably sharpened, they went into Courtyard Studios with the producer Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Slowdive) to record three adrenaline fuelled songs to be released as this, their self-titled debut EP.