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  RED ENEMY: UK TECH-METAL FEST 2013 TRIPLE THREAT REVIEW

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The Interview:

Xander: I'm here at UK Tech Fest with Red Enemy, Hi guys!

Red Enemy: Hi, What's the crack! Helloo!

X: Let's get formally introduced from left to right...

I'm Dan the drummer
I'm Connor I play guitar
I'm Jay and I play bass!

X: I actually met you guys 2.5 years ago in Ireland, what have you been up to since then? A bit of a broad question I know but let the readers get up to date with what's been going on with Red Enemy...

D: Well since then we have got a new young guitarist from Cork and we've spent the last year or so writing an album and we're pretty much coming to the end of it now.

C: I think we've done a few tours, then we lost a guitarist and then we found another one!

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X: So has your sound changed much with the introduction of new members?

C: Yeah, it got to a certain point that we knew our sound was going to change and we're pretty excited about it, definitely has changed though.

X: Visually you've changed too, Connor you have really long thick hair - it was way short before!

C: Actually Dan and Jay convinced me to do this. I don't regret it, it's a good crack like. And I'm passed that awkward tying up stage.

X: What shampoo do you use?

J: I'm not ashamed to say that I don't often wash my hair but when I do it's Timotei.

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D: Head and shoulders is where it's at. The local supermarket has a daily offer and I don't have any dye in my hair or anything but I got the colour treatment one and it's pretty delicious.

C: I got something, two bottle bottles for a euro.

J: Maine and Tail would have been the good answer.

C: What the hell is that?

J: You've never heard of that? It's actually shampoo used for humans and horses. I think it was in Father Ted but it does exist, the best Irish television show I might add!

X: I guess that's good if you attract flies!

J: Or if you ride like a horse. Or hung like a horse. Maine and Tail!

X: So back to some music. When I went over to Ireland the clubs were packed and full of kids, how is the scene now?

D: I'd say since then it's kind of taken a dip really. But the last couple of months it's kind of taken a rise. It got quite quiet but the last six months maybe have taken a burst. It's very small though. The scene in Dublin is very small and all the genres mix, which is great cuz all the genres support each other, like we have mates who aren't necessarily into metal but they come to our gig because it would be a good crack and they're showing some support.

C: It's small and close knit and humble, very humble, but it's cool and that's where we come from.

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J: A Lot of bands seem to be leaving so that may be why it died down. But it's great to see bands leaving Ireland to go to places where there is a bigger scene, there's hope!

X: Leaving the country??

J: Touring! And then finding out that there isn't really much hope in Ireland if you just stay there.

C: It's just too small to stay there, it's not sustainable. But as a scene it's cool and we like it. Opportunity wise you have to go elsewhere though.

X: You're obviously perusing that, you're here at UK Tech Fest, have you toured here too?

C: Yeah we've done a couple of UK tours and some scattered gigs as well, but we haven't played here in a while.

D: After we first lost a guitarist it kinda put a halt on that. We focused our efforts on getting a new guitar player and writing the album, so. But jesus, this is probably the first time we've been over in about a year!

X: So what's coming up for the band?

C: Album! our first album debut.

X: Is everything all written now?

C: Well pretty much, as we've not recorded anything yet then you're never fully written.

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D: If we were told that we gotta go in next week and get it recorded we'd have it ready like.

X: Oh, who would be telling you?

D: Oh I dunno...

J: Someone with a lot of money!

X: Have you a working title?

C: No.

D: We're not very good at shit like that so we kinda leave it until we need it. All that kinda stuff just comes.

C: Some bands decide before they make the album but we just see what the vibe is and go from that.

X: OK, here's some quick fire questions for you!

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

J: Invisibility!

C: 100%, flying.

D: I'd like flying fireballs out of your nose.

X: What?!

D: yeah out your nostrils. If anyones wrecking your head you can just do a quick snort, but that's Jay's idea, I stole that.

J: It's the best idea I've ever had! It's like Belsars(?) castle on acid, that's what we like.

X: If you could be a woman for the day, who would you be?

C: Jennifer Aniston.

J: Wonder Woman I suppose.

D: Arr Jesus there's a couple of women I'd like to be really. Angelina Jolie I suppose. Not sure I'd like to get dicked by Brad Pitt though.

X: Favourite pizza?

C: Pepperoni jalapeno

J: Hawaiian

D: I'm loving chicken, bacon and onion. Don't know if there's a name for it but it's a delicious combination.

X: With BBQ sauce?

D: Nah tomato. I liked the BBQ base when it first came out..

X: Woa wait a minute, BBQ base??

D: Yeah that's how they do it but I'm over it now.

X: Your house is on fire, what one item do you save?

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J: Da budda vaporiser, cuz how would I get stoned without it! And you have to get it from America so I'd have to wait like two weeks. Other than that it would be my weed. Probably both of them, I'd sacrifice an arm to be able to have both of them.

C: I guess I'd have to say guitar, is that ook? It's kinda cheesy really.

D: I'd have to say my laptop cuz it's the only thing worth a shite. And it's pretty easy to grab as well so I wouldn't get scolded on my way out.

X: Who has the smelliest feet in the band?

J: It's definitely not me!

C: I don't know actually. I'm just gonna say Kev because he's not here.

X: Who snores the loudest?

RE: KEV!

X: Drink of choice?

C: I'm going to go with Crabbies Spiced Orange. It's fucking delish.

D: An ice cold Jameson with coke and lime, all day.

J: It varies as the seasons pass but at the moment it's a Cube Libre.

X: JD or Jager?

D: Jack Daniels

C: Jack Daniels

J: Fuck Jager!

X: And the show question: favourite cheesecake?

D: Oww strawberry

C: Strawberry

J: Yeah Marks and Spencer do a good strawberry cheesecake.

D: A beautiful gift to give us if anyone reading wants to give us one.

X: Thanks guys!

RE: Big up to our friends in Ireland, and Murdock who are playing now! Everyone should check them out. And Hero In Error, Frustration, Imperial, Overhead The Albatross.

C: Overhead the Imperial Frustration. Lethal Dialect, Liberial. Shout out to Pantera, what's the crack lads?

J: I just want to let Vinnie Paul know I've always loved him, I love your eggman suit. Shout out to that!

The live review:

What can I say, if you like your groove then this is the band to listen to.

The music seems to flow out of these guys effortlessly and hits you at the core. At the least the crowd were giving a very energetic nod a long - until vocalist, Kevin, ordered a circle pit - I turned around and hadn't realised how full the tent was, and the pit was off!

It was also great to see other bands including established acts running around and getting dirty in the audience. From here on the crowd were lapping up everything thrown on offer and the band were loving it.

Even with a quickest set up and no sound check the boys nailed it. A sign of good things to come, I have high hopes for this band!

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The EP review - 'Outsiders' 2009

A few years old so it's certainly time for that new recording especially as the sound will have evolved, but 'Outsiders' certainly lays the foundation for what this band are about.

A groovy riff and hardcore vocals with a scent of tech. The three tracks don't mess about and you certainly get a feel how the band play live.

A great recording with the bands essence well captured, I actually feel sad when the last track is finished - I want more!


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devin townsend DEVIN TOWNSEND REVEALS Zē DETAILS AND ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL PERFORMANCE
Devin Townsend is extremely pleased to announce the release of long-awaited new double-album...

blastfest AT THE GATES, DARK FUNERAL, ROTTING CHRIST AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR BLASTFEST 2015
Bergen, Norway, former home of the legendary Hole In The Sky Festival and considered thee black metal capital of the world...

exodus EXODUS REVEAL SPECIAL GUESTS ON NEW ALBUM 'BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT'
Bay Area thrash Metal provocateurs Exodus proudly announce the special guests appearing on their latest showcase of unrefined rage...

panzer PANZER STREAMING LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'THE LAST MAN ON EARTH'
Brazilian thrash/stoner act Panzer have just released a new lyric video on for the second track of the album 'Honor'...

bush BUSH ANNOUNCE OCTOBER 20th RELEASE FOR 'MAN ON THE RUN'
Multi-platinum alt-rock band Bush have announced an October 20th release date for their highly anticipated new album...

absolva ABSOLVA RELEASE VIDEO FOR 'LIVE FOR THE FIGHT'
The video features Luke Appleton (Iced Earth) who is playing bass for the band on the forthcoming European Tour...

giants of rock GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL: FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED
The reformed Family and pomp rockers Magnum will headline the event...

weapon uk ESTRELLA TO SUPPORT GILBY CLARKE ON TOUR AND ANNOUNCE A NEW SINGLE
The band are currently gearing up for a thirteen date trek with Clarke that includes dates in Wakefield, London and Edinburgh...

weapon uk WEAPON UK ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES FOR NOVEMBER
Weapon UK have tour dates confirmed in support of their critically acclaimed album 'Rising From The Ashes'...

amulet AMULET DEBUT ALBUM 'THE FIRST' RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER: FIRST TRACK NOW ONLINE
The album track 'Mark Of Evil' has just been uploaded to Soundcloud. Raise your fists and bang your heads on this one...

michael schenker MICHAEL SCHENKER'S GUITARS STOLEN FROM GERMAN RECORDING STUDIO
German police are examining evidence and the studio for fingerprints and DNA evidence to help catch the criminals...

jimi jamison JIMI JAMISON OF SURVIVOR PASSES AWAY AGED 63
Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, very sadly passed away on Sunday night...

distorted harmony DISTORTED HARMONY UNLEASH FOOTAGE FROM 'CHAIN REACTION LIVE!'
The Tel Aviv quintet are looking forward to bringing their show to Europe this November...

ensiferum ENSIFERUM TO BEGIN RECORDING SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM NEXT MONTH
"We are convinced that this will be a ground breaking album for us and the whole genre. Modesty? What's that?"...

les-fest wildfire LES-FEST WILDFIRE ANNOUNCES FURTHER ACTS FOR SUMMER 2015
Max Raptor, Anihilated and more join the stellar array of main stage bands...

mystery deeexpus THE HOUSE OF PROGRESSION & THE MERCH DESK PROUDLY PRESENT MYSTERY & DeeEXPUS LIVE
It's a night of Prog at The Borderline on Tuesday 9th September, one of three chances to see this unique pairing...

butcher babies BUTCHER BABIES ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR UPCOMING 'UNCOVERED' EP
The breakthrough Metal act have chosen five of their favourite tracks to get a makeover...

avenged sevenfold AVENGED SEVENFOLD RELEASE NEVER BEFORE SEEN ORIGINAL VIDEO FOR 'UNHOLY CONFESSIONS'
Take a fresh look at the 2004 track taken from the essential 'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected'...

reckless ambition RECKLESS AMBITION AND DIRTY LIONS TO PLAY THE ROCK PATCH THIS SATURDAY
Anyone who hasn't seen Reckless Ambition, then you are in for a real treat...

meshuggah MESHUGGAH ANNOUNCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS IN EUROPE
Celebrate 25 years of musical deviance on this tour which includes a date a London's Roundhouse...

mr big MR. BIG CHANGE RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM "...THE STORIES WE COULD TELL"
The original line-up are back with some of their most powerful material to date and their signature hard rock sound...

well eavy 'WELL 'EAVY - VOL. 1' COMPILATION TO BE RELEASED BY HANGMAN - AMULET'S OWN LABEL
Get down to the free entry release party in Camden on 29th August...

slipknot DEF LEPPARD TO PERFORM NFL PRE-GAME SHOW AT FIRST LONDON NFL GAME OF 2014
Joe Elliott: "I know what the atmosphere in the ground is like for 'our' football so I'm really looking forward to performing there before the NFL game..."

slipknot SLIPKNOT REVEAL NEW ALBUM AND TOUR INFORMATION
'.5: The Gray Chapter' will be released on October 21 followed by US dates with Korn...

hard rock hell HARD ROCK HELL 8 ANNOUNCES MORE ACTS
The Vintage Caravan, Blue Pills, Horisont, Spiders and Santa Cruz have been added to the line up for November...

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