Mark Angel Brandt

Mark Angel Brandt

Co-Managing Editor, UK/EU (Yucatán, Mexico)
- Former founder of Broken Amp (RIP). Can’t stop, won’t stop listening to music. Nomad of confused origin. Variety of other interests, including Internet rabbit holes, juggling languages and battle rap.
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In the last few years, equal representation has become a common talking point in music. One of the bands making a racket about it are London’s Ithaca, fronted by the powerhouse Djamila Azzouz, who sat down to discuss The Language of Injury (out now on Holy Roar and Deathwish) and their scene.
on Mar 11, 2019
Crevassian hit the “Summit” of drumming with this playthrough video - hats off to Nick Povey on the post-metal gauntlet he puts himself through.
on Feb 04, 2019
For today’s Geared Up interview, LOVEBITES’ supremely talented Miyako gives insight into her gear collection, which forms an integral part of the top-quality NWOBHM sound that new album Clockwork Immortality holds (out now via JPU Records).
on Jan 28, 2019
Born of Osiris’ Lee McKinney collaborates once again with Kiesel - whom he dubs “the people’s guitar company” - in a stunning signature headless guitar, the same used on the recent Sumerian release, The Simulation.
on Jan 14, 2019
Bristol heavy rock quintet Phoxjaw are our “190 Proof” Artist of the Month. We tell you why, plus, vocalist/bassist Danny Garland drops some humorous knowledge on both the band and dinosaurs.
on Dec 20, 2018
German death metallers, Deathrite, have an eclectic taste in music, but all of it ties into the world of nightmares. Check out their playlist for unpacking their latest album - When Nightmares Reign, out now on Century Media.
on Dec 19, 2018
Daemonia Nymphe give insight into their fascinating recording process and Ancient Greek music, which is alive and well on their latest record, Psychostasia.
on Dec 10, 2018
Try not to wreck your house listening to the exclusive premiere of Black Coast’s new live session music video for the title track off Ill Minds Vol 1 & 2, out now via Primordial Records.
on Dec 05, 2018
Phoxjaw have caught attention without even breaking a sweat, and their sound is catchy and yet heavy to the point of filth. Frontman Danny Garland gives us a track-by-track of their début EP Goodbye Dinosaur, for fans of At the Drive-In and Cave In.
on Nov 21, 2018
We spoke with Antonin Le Coz, one of the two guitarist and vocalists in French ambiant metal band Ingrina about the themes on their new Tokyo Jupiter Records release Etter Lys, playing live in unusual places, and handling two drummers.
on Nov 07, 2018
It’s not every day that an author of fiction also plays in a metal band; Prognosis vocalist and guitarist Phil Weller delivers a guest blog detailing the often fine line between writing fiction and lyrics.
on Oct 11, 2018
With the release of Mineral Bearing Veins, From the Bogs of Aughiska discuss their native Ireland and its rich history, both in the band’s dark ambient scene and in the ancient art of storytelling.
on Oct 07, 2018
Defy the Ocean have elected to unveil their début Monument to Her Exile across a quadrilogy of releases. Check out our premiere of a drum-video for “Subsolar”, along with our interview with the progressive rock duo.
on Oct 06, 2018

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In many ways, A New Kind of Horror is the aptest of titles - a new spin on an old topic. There’s no chance that either Anaal Nathrakh or humanity are done with their destruction yet. Out now on Metal Blade Records.
on Sep 26, 2018
Blank Atlas make emotion-heavy alternative rock such as on their upcoming Canvas EP, but their influences range from Meshuggah to McFly. Check out our latest installment of Stereo Six.
on Sep 15, 2018
Those new to Kevlar Bikini may well get onboard and find many merits to Rants, Riffage and Rousing Rhythms - it has a lot going for it. But this new direction has lost a lot of what the band had built their name on.
on Sep 13, 2018
We’ve selected five new metal videos to help you get through the week - watch out for the last two!
on Sep 10, 2018
We asked Norway’s Attan to break down the 9-track vitriolic attack of their début album End Of. Featured within: televangelists, going nuts, and guitars for four-year-olds.
on Sep 08, 2018
Dan Jackson is single-handedly responsible for some of the best metal to come out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this exclusive interview, he discusses Dead Wretch, Void Ritual, his charity label Ipos Music and controversial lyrics.
on Aug 24, 2018
Did someone order some thrash? Italian shredder and singer Loris Castiglia, of the Candlelight/Spinefarm Records-signed act Ultra-Violence, counts down his top ten thrash metal album covers.
on Aug 22, 2018


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