An awards ceremony is nothing without four things: awards, winners, excitement and atmosphere, and all four were checked off on the ticklist at the Golden Gods without any doubts. Fresh from the glorious HMS Hammer were a number of sensational bands spanning across the UK to the USA, some of these bands striking in appearance but in the end are perhaps poised as the next face of Metal music, on all plains of Metal genres. But as they act as a prerequisite to the bigger names, someday they may reach that status too.
< Attica Rage soon made it clear who had the shortest hair around here.
Attica Rage are what they say they are, a band full of rage, thrashin' rage. Formed in 1989 and hailing from Scotland, this quartet are responsible for blowing holes in the boat's roof. With their classic Heavy Thrash style the four Glaswegians immerse themselves as perhaps one of those bands with the oddest histories, releasing a demo in 1989 and then fourteen years later releasing an EP, but there again stranger things have happened, awards being mixed up... er-hem.
But at least you can enjoy an interview with them below.
< Evil Scarecrow took a hefty twist on Wizard of Oz
Evil Scarecrow are vastly becoming a recognised force in Metal, whilst their visual output resembles a cross between Bram Stoker's dracula and a horror-mix of the Saw franchise and Dr.Doom, but dont let the medical look fool you, they are beyong anything but horrific, in a good way. Listed as the second band to play on the metal ship HMS Hammer, this is the next breed of Metal. For the Heavy Metal mob from Nottingham, the only way is through the medical theatre and that is the way they will go.
To get a taster of them, check out the interview below.
< L.A. rockers Butcher Babies felt the chop on the River Thames.
You know when the Americans are in town when three guys and two hot chicks walk off a boat and upturn the area in emphatic style, this is of course Butcher Babies. Fresh from Los Angeles, this American band have everything going for them, not only did they also play on HMS Hammer, giving the almighty salute to the graceful capital of London, but they are 15,000 fans on Facebook and pretty much straight edge Metal, what more could you ask for? Except for a pint with them.
Hear the Hollywood accent right below.
Part 4 coming soon