Saturday, 29 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Triaxis

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Triaxis are a heavy metal 5 piece from South Wales (and a little bit Bristol) consisting of:
Vocals - Krissie Kirby, Lead Guitar - Glyn Williams, Rhythm Guitar - CJ Wilson, Bass - Becky Baldwin and Drums - Giles Wilson. Formed in 2006, their first album received critical acclaim from such places as Zero Tolerance, Metal Hammer and Terrorizer. Their third studio album Zero Hour was funded through a PledgeMusic campaign, which achieved 100% of its target in nine hours via unprecedented support from Triaxis fans.

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with We Are The Catalyst

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Formed in 2012 by vocalist Cat and guitarist Kenny, We Are The Catalyst are from Sweden and have been making a name for themselves recently. They have enjoyed global media support of the bands critically acclaimed charity cover release of Don’t You Worry Child in aid of The Fostering Network, have released both an EP - Panem et Circenses, and their debut album Monuments plus they have toured China and played one of the biggest festivals there, Strawberry Festival.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Mist to headline at The Rocking Chair, Sheffield 22nd September 2015


Femetalism will be collaborating with Holy Spider Promotions in Sheffield on an up coming live music event being held at The Rocking Chair, Sheffield on 22nd September 2015.


Slovenian doom metallers Mist will be headlining with support from Sheffield's very own Kurokuma, Northern Oak and The Miser On The Faerie Gump.

We will be putting together a full preview of the event, but in the meantime, check out the Facebook Event and all of the bands who will be playing.

Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Winter Storm

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Winter Storm are a five piece dark melodic metal band from the West Midlands. We have previously interviewed them for the site and the band will be playing Valkyrian Festival in November.  We were really excited to see the band on the Bloodstock line-up and keen to know what the band have been up to since we last spoke.  Guitarist and vocalist, Hannah Fieldhouse was on hand to fill us in.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Akarusa Yami

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Akarusa Yami are a five piece technical/progressive metal outfit from Nottinghamshire, consisting of Adam Jones on drums, Jake Bennett on Bass, Tom Brumpton on vocals, and Tom Clarke & Julia Goatly (Guitars). The band were contacted a few months ago and asked to play by Bloodstock's Simon Hall. "We were very excited to learn that we would be playing one of the most popular Metal festivals in the UK."

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Bloodyard

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Bloodyard are a 4 piece groove/death metal band, based in North-West England, made up of Donna (vocals), Nick (Guitar), Dave (Bass) and Matty (Drums). The band were keen to build a fanbase in the Burnley area and went on to win the Metal to the Masses competition at Sanctuary Bar, Burnley about a month before Bloodstock. Vocalist Donna was keen to express the bands gratitude for the support and new friendships that were made during the competition.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Wretched Toad

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Wretched Toad are from Barnet and St Albans and have been together for three years. They haven't released anything yet, instead focussing on song-writing and competition-winning. They won the London Metal 2 The Masses competition for a place on the Bloodstock New Blood stage in June.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Black Mass & Femetalism Presents ... Part 3 - Photo Roundup


Sunday 16th August and while the post Bloodstock Festival haze was just starting to lift, we headed out to South Sea for another evening of awesome music at the third instalment of Black Mass & Femetalism Presents ...

It was a really great evening, with loads of fantastic bands playing. Here is our very quick photo round up, showcasing some of the photos taken of the evening. You can see the full set on the photos page.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Skarthia

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Skarthia are a London based melodic death/groove metal band who released their debut album Retaliate in 2012. Following their fantastic performance on the Bloodstock New Blood Stage we asked the band a few questions about their experience at Bloodstock and what to look out for from the band in the future.

New Release: Burn The Void - Born Of The Phoenix (August 2015)


Bristol based metal band Burn The Void have just released their long awaited debut album Born Of The Phoenix. The band features Steve Peril on lead/ rhythm guitar, Nicky Rogerson on bass guitar & backing vocals, Doogle Hill lead/ rhythm guitar, Londa Ntotila on lead vocals. Originally formed in 2010 by Steve and Nicky; they had the idea to create a sound, which brought together their NWOBHM influence, merged with more modern elements of the rock and metal genres.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Alunah

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Formed in 2006 and based in the West Midlands, Alunah merge elements of doom, psych and classic heavy rock with earthy hypnotic vocal melodies to create their sound. Currently signed to Napalm Records, the band have released 3 full length albums. They found out they would be performing on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock a few months back, chose a set list and practiced it loads. They were unfortunately plagued with lots of trouble with amps and pedals, so "lots of trips to amp techs and music shops to get things sorted" was involved in getting the band ready for their performance.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Tombstone Crow

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Tombstone Crow describe themselves as "Original Geordie Metal from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne". With Debi Lisle on vocals, Andy (Farmer) Bright on guitars, Kev Nolan on drums and Rob Nukem on bass. The band were selected to play the New Blood Stage after entering the Wychwood video contest online.

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Dead Label

Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Dead Label originate from Celbridge, Ireland and have been performing together since 2008. Made up of Dan O'Grady on bass and vocals, Danny Hall on guitar and Claire Percival on drums. They were contacted back in March by Simon Hall and asked to play the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock, but they then had to keep it quiet until May!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Incipit

Here is the second interview in our series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Blackened death metallers Incipit travelled over from Stavanger, Norway to perform on Sunday afternoon on the New Blood Stage.  The band was formed in 2011 and despite numerous line-up changes have now settled on a steady line-up; Eric on vocals/guitar, Stian on drums, Christina on bass/vocals and Peder on guitar.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Post Bloodstock 2015 Interview with Piss Viper

I am delighted to bring you the first in a series of interviews with some of the bands we featured in our Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015 article last week.


Piss Viper hail from Swansea, South Wales and brought with them a brutal recipe of groove and hardcore brutality to the New Blood Stage on Friday evening. Made up of David Malpass (vocals), Ray Tamanous (Guitar), Miss Viper (bass), Steffan Penhale (guitar) and Ricky Turner (drums).

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Femetalism's Top Picks for Bloodstock 2015


The annual pilgrimage to Bloodstock Open Air Festival begins in but a few short hours.  This year the Femetalism team have splashed out and invested in tickets of the VIP variety and we are very much looking forward to sampling some of those 100 real ales in the Serpents Lair VIP Bar. Oh yes! But what bands are we looking forward to seeing and where will we be over the weekend?

Having looked through the confirmed set times for the festival, I can't help but notice the distinct lack of female musicians on the big stages, despite having Within Temptation and Delain headlining stages over the weekend. That said, there are some blooming awesome sounding bands heading out onto Bloodstock stages throughout the weekend and so it seems this year, Bloodstock have again gone for quality over quantity.

Here is a quick run down of the bands we recommend you check out:

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Lisa Cuthbert collaboration with Helevorn in the works


News has reached us that Dublin-born singer/songwriter Lisa Cuthbert is heading to the studio in collaboration with gothic doomsters Helevorn once again. This is very exciting for us, being great fans of both Lisa and Helevorn and of their last collaboration, Els Dies Tranquils.

There are no details yet of what form this collaboration may take except that Lisa is providing guest vocals on an upcoming track. We can't wait to hear the result!

Here's Els Dies Tranquils, from Helevorn's latest album Compassion Forlorn, to get a feel for why we love this collaboration so much.


Check out Lisa's 2013 solo album Paramour for more of her work. As an added bonus, if you sign up for the mailing list on her website you get the EP III for free.

Originally posted on Femetalism by Craig Andrews