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Tag Archives: Metallica

Pantommind – Searching For Eternity – Album Review

Artist: Pantommind Album Title: Searching For Eternity Label: Spectastral Records Year Of Release: 2015 691. That’s the current number of ‘likes’ that progressive metallers Pantommind have on Facebook. I know very well that social media is in no way the only measure of an artist’s success and neither should it be. But like it or  Continue Reading »

Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2015

Welcome to 2015! Or, to be more exact, welcome to week three of 2015, as I’m a little behind the times at the moment. Nevertheless, it is still early enough in the year to take a look at the coming twelve months to identify those releases that we’re most excited about. As is always the  Continue Reading »

Upcoming New Releases in 2014 (Part 1)

Having bled 2013 dry, with an ‘Album of the Year’ top 20 countdown, a round-up of some of the ‘best of the rest’ and a separate list highlighting my top 3 live releases of 2013, I though it was about time to turn my attention to the future a delve into what 2014 has to  Continue Reading »

My Route to Becoming A Metalhead

One of the most fascinating conversations I have with fellow music lovers and metalheads in particular is about the route they took when discovering this magnificent genre of music. Everybody has a different journey, one that inevitably leads to a different ending. Sure, we may all like roughly the same bands, but it is rare  Continue Reading »

The Surprise of The Support Act

Whether we like to admit it or not, from time to time we all have the same thought about a gig – ‘why couldn’t the headliner just play an extra-long set and get rid of the support band altogether?’ I look at the line-up and consider my plan of action. Do I get to the  Continue Reading »

My CD Obsession

In previous blogs, I have already spoken about my CD collection, how I’m proud of it and how it has grown over the years. However, today I want to delve a bit further and discuss why it is that I am obsessed with CDs to the extent that I am. Firstly, it must be said  Continue Reading »

Festival Fever – The UK’s Best

Festival season may be nearly over for another year, but it’s never the wrong time to talk about them and engage in a little reminiscing. First up, a selection of UK festivals from the point of view of the Man Of Much Metal… The very first festival that I attended was Bloodstock in 2004. Since  Continue Reading »

Black is the New Black – the Metal ‘Uniform’ & My T-Shirt Obsession

This is a topic that has been mooted in a few quarters since I’ve started my blog, so I thought I’d discuss it now. The topic? The heavy metal ‘uniform’ and my obsession with metal-related t-shirts. I could be lazy and write the smallest blog ever, by saying ‘black’ and leave it there. But, however  Continue Reading »

Live Gigs of The Man Of Much Metal

My first ever gig was in 1996 as a 16 year-old; Metallica at Earls Court, with support from Corrosion Of Conformity. I was only allowed to go if I went with a friend and we booked the tickets through a coach company offering a specific package. The curse of being a teenager living at home!  Continue Reading »

The Man Of Much Metal – the early musical years…

Before I get on to some more meatier topics that are of interest to me, I thought I’d try and flesh out a little of my musical background, giving you a bit more of a personal insight into the Man Of Much Metal… I first got into music through my Dad, who loved the usual suspects  Continue Reading »


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