2019 has been an absolutely hectic year for the TMA crew due to the challenges of adult life, so the site has been predominantly inactive, but there have been many significant releases that must be acknowledged.
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
This has been incredibly difficult to compile for a number of reasons, but is going to press incomplete as Scott has not submitted his list in time. I am sure the bins of Malaysia do not know what has hit them…
Anyway, without further ado, here are the combined TMA Scribes’ Top Albums Of 2013:
The Oxfordshire based Candlelight Records hosted it’s now annual feast of delights from its current roster of bands at The Underworld in Camden Town, over 3 days. Sadly I couldn’t attend days 1 & 2 because of other commitments, but I hear from other notable attendees that Anaal Nathrakh laid waste to the subterranean venue on the Friday with Altar Of Plagues bowing out for good apparently on the Saturday with an emotional set. I wish that I could have been there.
However, I made it on Sunday for what was for me one of the best line ups for ANY gig/festival thus far in 2013. Continue reading
A stunning and beautifully apocalyptic debut album from this young Scottish band. Melding Post-Rock, Folk Music and Metal into a whole that grips from start to end. Continue reading