Articles by Nicholas Dunn
Ahead of the release of their newest album ‘Spiritual Instinct’, Nick Dunn sat down with Alcest to discuss where its themes of spirituality and personal struggle come from.
Digging into the darker side of the spirit, Alcest’s sixth album Spiritual Instinct is a gorgeous offering despite the darkness at its heart.
Bigger and more grandiose than its predecessors, Hayter has brought even more bile, spite and venom to bear on third album Caligula to terrify and empower the listener in equal measure.
The Heretics is album number thirteen for Greek black-metal stalwarts Rotting Christ, and it’s a very impressive offering.
Adding their name to a diverse list of acts all inspired by Tolkien’s masterpiece, RZMNR are an instrumental stoner-rock trio from Belgium.
Nick Dunn sat down with vocalist and guitarist Sakis Tolis to discuss the past, present, and future of Rotting Christ.
“It is compassion, empathy and love which unite us and make us better as a human race” – so say Vodun, ahead of the launch of their latest album ‘Ascend.’
Dragged from the depths of Jack the Ripper’s nightmares, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing came to tear Cardiff up in proper steampunk style.
From meeting the dread Cthulhu in Margate to zombies in Osborne House via the gin houses of London, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have charted a mad course through Victorian history and fantasy. Now, on their fourth studio album, they bring listeners nine songs lifted purely from the history books, and present them in some of the most electrifying punk you’ve ever heard..
Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings brought their unique brand of post-apocalyptic folk to the Globe and a pub, in Cardiff. . .
Pensive, wistful, and post-apocalyptic, Jon Boden’s latest album pulls listeners into a desolate city that comes alive with a carnival and a heart-rending tale of two star-crossed lovers.
Rumours of the demise of punk are much exaggerated, as Chicago’s Rise Against show us on their latest album.
Nick Dunn sat down with Rise Against bassist Joe Principe ahead of their intimate gig at The Garage in Highbury to discuss politics, punk, and their upcoming album ‘Wolves’.
Rumours abound of the demise of punk. Rise Against think otherwise.
Tinariwen is music to bask in, music that washes over the listener in warm tones.
Tinariwen exhibit a dreamy desert-blues, driven by the electric guitar.
Someone once told Sabaton their music would never be popular in the UK. Someone was very, very wrong.
American doom metal band Khemmis have helped save 2016 with the release of a second, spectacular album in the form of ‘Hunted’. Nick Dunn fired over some questions to the band to find out more.
2016 may well go down in history as one of humanity’s worst ever years. Not so for Khemmis, whose sophomore album manages to improve on its predecessor while retaining its core elements.