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Donald Spencer

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Album: While She Sleeps – Brainwashed

Brainwashed will go down as a career defining effort for the Sheffield five-piece

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Interview: Korn

Donald Spencer chats with James “Munky” Shaffer, guitarist and founding member of Korn

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Interview: Slipknot

Prior to Slipknot’s Manchester show, Donald Spencer had the pleasure of catching up with Chris Fehn, custom percussionist of Slipknot

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Interview: The Amity Affliction

Donald Spencer chats to Ahren Stringer about line-up changes, the British metal scene and their world tour

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Album: Motionless In White – Reincarnate

Reincarnate is an hour of industrial barminess and Wednesday 13-esque disarray

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Album: Real Friends – Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing

Real Friends’ debut full length falls just short of the mark

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Album: Handguns – Life Lessons

Life Lessons is not a departure from 2012’s deeply treasured debut Angst, but is a fitting sequel that has continued its momentum

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Album: The Amity Affliction – Let The Ocean Take Me

Let The Ocean Take Me sees The Amity Affliction smash through boundaries never thought possible

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From the Vault: Splipknot – Iowa

Heavy Metal stalwarts Slipknot have had a rough few years following their latest release in 2008, but it’s time to step back to 2001 and take a look at one of the most definitive records of the century

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Album: Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together

Architects showcase some of their finest material to date

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Album: Neck Deep – Wishful Thinking

The raw emotion and honesty bleeding from this record breathes contemporary life into a seemingly dormant genre

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Album: A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy

If you love ADTR, you’ll love Common Courtesy, but if you’re looking for something fresh, look elsewhere