It has been a busy week so I have not been able to update as much as I have wanted to. I should have a review up today or tomorrow as well. My plan going forward is to start posting at least every second day even if it is short updates because I am busy.

I mentioned reviews so I will start there. Thanks to Ross King of the band Countless Skies for giving me the chance to review their latest EP. That review will be up either today or tomorrow so I will mention more about that then. For now here is a listen to one of their tracks, fans of Insomnium, Ominium Gatherum and Be’Lakor will like this.

If any other bands want me to review their music I will gladly do it just send me a message on Twitter or Facebook.

I will also start doing reviews at Echo and Dust, and my first review has been submitted and I will post when it is uploaded. My first review is on Finsterforst new album Mach Dich Frei which is released on the 2nd February and I would highly recommend it. Here is the video to the title track.

The other reviews that I will be doing will be:

Trepalium -Voodoo Moonshine EP, out on the 9th February.

Arstidir Lifsins – Aldafǫðr ok munka dróttinn, out on the 6th March. The final album is The Agonist – Eye of Providence, which is out on the 24th February.

The final part of this entry is going to be devoted to live music. Tomorrow on the 27th January, I will be seeing Amon Amarth along with Huntress and Savage Messiah. I am looking forward to it and previously wrote about this on the first part of my live gigs blog.  https://thethunderousroad.com/2015/01/18/planned-gigs-2015-part-1/

On the 22nd January, I went to the first North of the Wall fundraiser. North of the Wall is a one day festival that will be on the 28th March in the Classic Grand.   https://www.facebook.com/events/689281884490969/

The first fundraiser event featured four bands, Disposable, Circle of Tyrants, Ramage Inc and headlining were Evil Blood. Disposable were a young thrash metal band from Edinburgh and were solid enough with plenty of potential. Circle of Tyrants a Glasgow band were a highlight with an energetic front man and steller guitar work. Ramage Inc were more progressive than other bands but I enjoyed their set. Evil Blood who were originally from Croatia but have moved to Scotland, have been around a long time, forming in 1982 and they kicked some old school ass. It was an enjoyable night and a good to start to 2015 in terms of gigs. There are many more to come and I will try to write about them all.


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