Gandalf’s Fist announce 10th anniversary acoustic EP

Gandalfs Fist

Gandalf’s Fist have announced the release of a new EP to mark their 10th anniversary.

Live From A Post-Apocalyptic Power Cut will feature acoustic re-workings of selected songs from the band’s back catalogue.

Say Gandalf’s Fist in a statement revealing the news: “Recorded amidst the fallout of the next global zombie apocalypse, the EP serves as a soothing soundtrack to the end of civilisation and is sure to help lift the spirit amidst the oncoming tides of the undead.”

The track list is set to include “The Snows They Melt The Soonest”, “Emerald Eyes”, “The Circus In The Clearing”, “North Of The Wall”, “Orphans Of The Sky” and “Upon The Paths To Nowhere”.

A release date for the new EP has not yet been confirmed, but the band say they will make an announcement in the near future.

Gandalf’s Fist’s last release was their 2014 album A Forest Of Fey which received a 4/5 rating in review here at Skin Back Alley.

Check out the teaser trailer for Live From A Post-Apocalyptic Power Cut below:

Gandalfs Fist 2015 EP Cover

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Metallica to release “…Monster” 10th anniversary edition


Metallica will release a 10th anniversary edition of their documentary film Some Kind of Monster next month.

Originally released in 2004, the film documented turbulent times in the Metallica camp, including the departure of bassist Jason Newstead, frontman James Hetfield’s battles with addiction, drummer Lars Ulrich facing off with Megadeth man Dave Mustaine’s firing from the band, and “performance coach” Phil Towle becoming directly embroiled in the interpersonal fallout.

Speaking with US radio host Elliot Seagal about whether the film still makes for difficult viewing, Hetfield said: “Yeah – hearing yourself, watching yourself, seeing the mirror back at what other people see. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, the directors, ended up being pretty much fly on the wall, so you really kind of forget the cameras are there and you’re being yourself.”

“A lot of times I’m not really comfortable with myself, seeing myself in the situations. But, man, I learned a lot about what I don’t like about me, which was good – and I think everyone involved pretty much felt the same way about themselves.”

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Weezer, Slayer, Jane’s Addiction to play classic albums in full at Riot Fest

Riot Fest Anniversary Poster 2014

Riot Fest organisers have announced a new spin to this year’s shows.

To celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary, 10 bands will be playing their classic albums in full.

Performers will include Slayer (Reign in Blood), Descendents (Milo Goes to College), Weezer (The Blue Album), Jane’s Addiction (Nothing Shocking), the Get Up Kids (Something to Write Home About), NOFX (Punk in Drublic), the Offspring (Smash), Glenn Danzig’s reunited band Samhain (Initium), Naked Raygun (Throb Throb), with one more act still be confirmed.

Some records will only be performed during the festival’s Chicago dates, including those by Jane’s Addiction, the Get Up Kids, Descendents, the Offspring, Samhain, and Naked Raygun. The rest will be performed in both Chicago and Denver.

Riot Fest takes place this year in Toronto on September 6th-7th, in Chicago’s Humboldt Park on September 12th-14th, and in Denver on September 19th-21st.

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