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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5 / 10

Formed less than six months ago, Mememories is a five-track, fifteen minute demonstration of what this New Jersey quartet offer the progressive metal…
By on Aug 22, 2013
Day two of Bloodstock and all talk was of the return of US metal legends Lamb Of God who were making their first UK appearance since the release of v…
By on Aug 19, 2013

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To be honest, I wasn’t expecting too much from Woke, the debut offering from Ohio-based brutalists Legion. I think that when I read they had a tour b…
By on Aug 19, 2013

9 / 10

The squalling, screeching feedback that greets the listener upon pressing the play button certainly sets the tone for the rest of Romance, the new al…
By on Aug 16, 2013
Arriving on site, we're greeted by a troop of knights marching towards the VIP entrance. However, this is Bloodstock so we expect no less. The UK's p…
By on Aug 16, 2013

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Manchester rockers Obsessive Compulsive are four mates who have had a career longer than most who've graced the cover of Kerrang! yet they’re still t…
By on Aug 11, 2013
In part two (part one can be found here) of our chat with horror fanatic and heavy metal legend Phil Anselmo, the frontman tells us what he thinks ma…
By on Aug 09, 2013

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I was trying to think of a phrase to describe DevilDriver when I opened the press release accompanying their latest album and, there it was, "metal i…
By on Aug 09, 2013

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There are some bands who just don’t get the recognition they deserve and, over the years, Quebec death metal technicians Gorguts have been one of tho…
By on Aug 09, 2013
80,000 rock fans made their yearly takeover of Donington Park in Leicestershire, England for a weekend that featured awesome sets from Motorhead, Que…
By on Jul 18, 2013

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You all know the My Ruin story by now, so I won’t waste time going over old ground; much in the same way you know that when you put on a My Ruin albu…
By on Jul 06, 2013

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Before I even started listening to this collection of wall-shaking anthems, I had read the press release that accompanied Full Blast Fuckery about fi…
By on Jul 02, 2013

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I have to be honest and admit that, as the opening riffs to "I Am The State" ripped this album into life, my ears certainly did prick up. You see, ha…
By on Jun 26, 2013

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Like Emmure, Atlanta party-deathcore boys Attila just make it so easy for the world to hate them and their generic party-deathcore. The thing is, as…
By on Jun 24, 2013

8 / 10

Horror-metal titans The Black Dahlia Murder sit uncomfortably in that area where traditional metalheads turn their nose up at them for their "deathco…
By on Jun 24, 2013

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"I am the Huntress, I'm on your trail. When I want you here you'd better not fail" screams Jill Janus, vocalist with California bangers Huntress. The…
By on Jun 11, 2013

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It doesn't take much time spent in the company of the filthy swamp metal peddled by Death Valley Driver before you’ll find yourself comparing their g…
By on Jun 09, 2013

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It doesn't take a genius to work out that Almost There is going to be one hell of a personal album, and you only have to have a quick glance down the…
By on May 27, 2013

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I fucking love it when you get albums like this one from Enemy Reign, the Denver brutalists who cite "Slayer, metal, and shredding" as their influenc…
By on May 27, 2013

8 / 10

Everything about this is just fucking ace! It’s got Kurt from crossover Kings D.R.I fronting the band, their Facebook page has a chick with massive b…
By on May 26, 2013

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