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BETWEEN THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL

The music scene can be a cruel and uncaring place. Many bands never even make it to their second album, let alone their fourth. But PAUL DELANY, bassist/vocalist of New York riffmongers BLACK ANVIL, is a man who knows a little something about perseverance in the face of adversity, and he’s more than happy to share his wisdom…

BLACK ANVIL

“When we started this, there was no real agenda. There was just this urgency & excitement to be in a room together [and] I think the excitement was really steering the ship at that point,” posits Delaney. “With [second album, 2010’s] ‘Triumvirate’, we didn’t even know or think we’d be playing shows, so there was a different excitement, and it let us get a bit deeper and express why we were doing this, musically and lyrically. And then [2014’s]

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I have never come across someone in the metal community who doesn’t love Bolt Thrower – arguably one of the UK’s most well-loved institutions of the last (almost) 30 years. But the band is no more and we are left with a brilliant legacy in the guise of the band’s back catalogue. Their albums conjure up some really amazing memories for me; from seeing them back in the day at shows in Wrexham and Birmingham, but also my teenage years, hanging out with friends and listening to vinyl, smoking fags, drinking tea and marvelling both at the amazing artwork and of course their savage riffs and beats. But out of that band has emerged a fantastic NEW band in the guise of Memoriam, and it’s a friggin’ honour to have them on the cover of this month’s issue. This is not about nostalgia however, this is a new start, a new beginning. I have been privy to hear their debut album for quite a few months now and it’s so good. This is a band who have started a new path of their own and whose members are forging ahead with fresh creativity. Exciting times ahead – and I truly hope you enjoy reading all about their story thus far, straight from their own collective mouths. Elsewhere, as always, there’s a load of amazing interviews about amazing bands both new and established to read through and discover, that’ll keep you from thinking about all the fucked up shit that’s happening world-wide right now. Thanks for picking up a copy – without you, the readers, Terrorizer is nothing! See you next month. Darren Sadler
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