Graham Finney

Graham Finney

Deputy Editor, Vice President (London, England, UK)
- Living an almost hermit-like existence these days, when not sleeping, slaving over a laptop or at a gig, my time is spent between photographing mixed martial arts, watching shit horror movies and learning to play my slightly battered acoustic guitar. The reason I still do this? Obviously the money, hookers and fast cars, but mainly because Chris lets me indulge my passion for music that sounds like elephants fucking.
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Six albums in and you should know by now whether or not you're a fan of OTT power metal titans, DragonForce. Maximum Overload won't do anything to ch…
By on Aug 02, 2014

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Raucous duo Holly Hunt are all about loud, and when I say loud, I really mean fucking loud! Their latest three track EP is a wall-shaking, amp-loving…
By on Jul 24, 2014

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It's been six years since Californian metalcore wreckers Scars of Tomorrow took their final bow and, let's be honest, the metalcore scene has managed…
By on Jul 21, 2014

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Recently I was chatting to a friend at a festival about how some genres of music simply don't translate from the raw, unpredictable live environment…
By on Jul 18, 2014

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They say variety is the spice of life and well, in the past week or two, my editor has had me review doom, sludge, metalcore and now this, a sickly p…
By on Jul 13, 2014

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Having been peddling their crushing, morose doom metal since 1989, it's no surprise that Bled White, the ninth album from Chicago doom heavyweights N…
By on Jul 12, 2014

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If you're a metal fan then you're undoubtedly aware of how Wovenwar came into existence. So, after the collapse of metalcore heavyweights As I Lay Dy…
By on Jul 12, 2014

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Washington DC progressive metal quintet Wings Denied have been plying their trade for just over three years and with a couple of releases under their…
By on Jun 16, 2014

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In my youth I remember wearing an Eyehategod t-shirt to college to piss off the tutors. It worked. I hadn't heard actual Eyehategod at the time but,…
By on Jun 12, 2014

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One listen to the third album from Chicago "anti-lifers" Lord Mantis and you'll be redefining your boundaries for what is classed as heavy music. Set…
By on Jun 06, 2014

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Anything that has been described as the missing key between Motorhead and NOFX is certainly worth a listen I'd say. This is exactly how Swiss quartet…
By on May 07, 2014

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With a name like Himalayan, you'd expect the third album from British rockers Band Of Skulls to be a massive, imposing piece of work but, aside from…
By on May 06, 2014

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Imaginary Enemy is The Used's sixth studio offering and has been described by some as "their political album". While it would appear that way as the a…
By on May 06, 2014

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Hailing from Castleford, England, alt-rock newcomers Allusondrugs are building up a head of steam in the alternative media here in the UK with their…
By on Apr 21, 2014

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We all know how it works – celebrity decides to get a bit edgy and form a rock band. Genuine rock fans turn their noses up at it and said celebrity g…
By on Apr 14, 2014

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The first thought that popped into my mind as "The Gold Room" sparked into life was how similar vocalist Robin Graves was to Sempiternal-era Oli Syke…
By on Apr 11, 2014

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Welsh rockers The Dirty Youth have been knocking around the scene for almost six years now and their full-length debut, Red Light Fix, certainly brou…
By on Apr 10, 2014

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Signed to Retro Futurist Records, the label started by three members of stoner outfit Kylesa, Canadian psych/metal trio Sierra have the honour of bei…
By on Apr 10, 2014

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Norwegian music was once infamous mainly for its Christianity baiting black metal scene but, while that scene is still producing some explosive bands…
By on Apr 10, 2014

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When a great big filthy riff booms out of your speakers you just pray the rest of A New Life, the new EP from New York rockers Mother, manages to mai…
By on Mar 20, 2014

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