METAL CULTURE – THE BLACK METAL BREWERY (Edinburgh, Scotland) – All Five Ales

BMB Group“Hi Mark, do you mind if I drop some beer round for you to drink and write about?” said Alex.  “Seriously? Are you winding me up? Of course bud’  I replied…. And soon enough the boss was at my door with a selection of fine ales from the Loanhead based… It’s in Scotland, look it up… Black Metal Brewery, which was spooky as we’d both been to see northern monkey black metallers, Winterfylleth, the night before.

Now Alex has asked me to write about these lovely bottles of brown wonderment because he knows I’m a member of CAMRA and suspects I might know a thing or two about beer.  I’m not a total beer scoring uber nerd but I do drink a lot of real ale. It’s nice. It’s proper. Making it is an art form. Now my wife – Brutal Ruth – says I’m what’s known as a ‘functioning alcoholic’ (she can talk, flat out on the sofa watching ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ with an empty bottle of rose next to her..) but I prefer the term ‘drinking enthusiast’. Continue reading

The TMA Top Releases Of 2015

 

Despite TMA being largely inactive throughout this last year due to a number of unpleasant reasons, the quality of releases during 2015 has been magnificent. As such, the noteworthy must be noted and the following are 45 of the main ones we have enjoyed.

The year is now over, but we still have all of these beauties to remember the best bits.  I was going to edit it down to the best 40, but couldn’t find any others to remove and we are left with an unconventional 45.

So… Album Of The Year goes to Amiensus!

  1. Amiensus – “Ascension
  2. Napalm Death – “Apex Predator – Easy Meat
  3. Ghost – “Meliora
  4. Macabre Omen – “Gods Of War – At War
  5. Amorphis – “Under the Red Cloud
  6. My Dying Bride – “Feel The Misery
  7. Arcturus – “The Arcturian
  8. Drudkh – “A Furrow Cut Short
  9. The King Is Blind – “The Deficiencies Of Man
  10. Indesinence – “III
  11. Enslaved – “In Times
  12. Forefather – “Curse Of The Cwelled
  13. Jarun – “Pod niebem utkanym z popiołu
  14. Nechochwen – “Heart Of Akamon
  15. Outre – “Ghost Chants
  16. Swallow The Sun – “Songs From The North: I, II & III
  17. Panopticon – “Autumn Eternal
  18. Unleashed – “Dawn Of The Nine
  19. Kauan – “Sorni Nai
  20. Ghost Bath – “Moon LoverContinue reading

VARIOUS ARTISTS – “MORGUL Scottish Metal Compilation: 2014″

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MORGUL is a society created by the metalheads, punks and rockers of the University of Glasgow, for anyone who wants to join, and have had an online presence on Facebook for around 18 months.

Focusing on bands that play Glasgow and/or Edinburgh often, Morgul spent Fresher’s Week in 2013 handing out free CDs to interested Freshers, Students, and gig-goers that featured some of the very best Scottish metal, in an effort to increase interest in local talent and gig-attendance.

It must have gone well as they are back again this year with another compilation for the 2014 intake, with another great selection of local talent to whet the appetite of anyone looking for decent live music in the North, including some notable TMA favourites like NNGNN, Cnoc An Tursa, Adabroc, Saor, Man Made Origin, Achren and Atragon!   Continue reading

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR / Catton Hall, England / August 2015

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Festival:                             Bloodstock Open Air Metal Festival.

Date:                                  Thursday until Sunday, 6th to 9th of August 2015.

Location:                           Catton Park, Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire, England.

Post Code:                        DE12 8LN.

Official Travel:                   Big Green Coach.

Ticket Cost:                        £127.00 (Adult) & £39.00 (Child 4yo – 11yo) EARLY BIRD.

The limited early bird price of £127.00 for Adults and £39.00 for now available for next year’s Festival, they are usually on sale each year until the middle of December, or until the allocation runs out.

The TMA Collective will keep you up to date with all the announcements, deals and news for one of our favourite Festivals.

The 15th Bloodstock, and the 11th Open Air celebration of all things metal, will take place at the usual Catton Hall site in Derbyshire, England between Thursday 6th and Sunday 9th of August in 2015.

First announcement is that Opeth and Within Temptation will be playing!

THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX – “The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda” – Very Limited Digipack Pre-Order Deadline

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Big News in from The Project Hate MCMXCIX, big favourites of TMA…

“The horns are raised in honor of The Birth Of “The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda” In Digipak Form!

You asked for “TCRA” in a physical Digipak version and now you’ll get it. Continue reading

The TMA Mission

cropped-tma_header_logo.jpgThe Mission:

This site is intended to be a simple site catering for a simple need; a space to cater for the requirements of a small group of like-minded music addicts.

It contains information and content about music releases and events that are of interest to people like us, but not ones that we don’t particularly want to know about. Continue reading