TBFM reviews I.C.O.N’s ‘The Blacklist’ (4/5)

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  “He’s got a grizzled set of pipes that speaks of seedy bars and biker joints and he gives this music a filthy, hardened edge…There’s no ballads, no breakdowns and no concessions to anything even remotely mainstream. This is just old-fashioned, meat and potatoes metal…” 4/5 Check out the full … Continue reading

Review of Dendera’s show with Anvil – London 12.07.15

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“Dendera are a five piece band comprising of Ashley Edison  –(vocals), Stephen Main and David Stanton -(guitars), Bradley Edison –(bass) and Andy Finch –(drums). They played a forty-five minute set and put in a sterling performance with their more traditional style of heavy metal with a vocal very similar to … Continue reading

Review of I.C.O.N’s show with Anvil – London 12.07.15

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“I.C.O.N are a four piece band from Lancashire who play gritty heavy metal with some dirty riffs. They are led by Mark Sagar -(vocals) with Scott Knowles –(guitar) , Reece Bevan –(bass) and  Larry Paterson – (drums). They opened the evening with a half hour set and gave a no … Continue reading

5/5 review of I.C.O.N’s set at Wildfire Festival, Scotland

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“Saturday night headliners on the second stage was justifiably I.C.O.N – a heavyweight addition to the bill…There were no fancy intro effects as the band’s stage time drew up, they just strode defiantly onto the stage and without any fuss dived headlong into their set.” 5/5 Read the full review … Continue reading

Review of Dendera’s show with Anvil (Glasgow 15.07.15)

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“Tonight’s set was very much biased towards their new album Pillars of Creation which I’m just starting to get into. What I can definitely say is that seeing the band perform this new material live adds that extra layer of appreciation for an album that’s really growing on me….Fists were raised, … Continue reading

Review of Dendera’s show with Anvil – Birmingham, 13/7/15

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“The Portsmouth based battalion have just released their new “Pillars Of Creation” to rave reviews – not the least of which was on MVM – and they very neatly distill everything that’s ever been great about metal from Dio and Rainbow to Maiden and Sabbath, before stopping to give it … Continue reading

8/10 review of I.C.O.N’s set at Wildfire Festival, Scotland

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“Closing up the second stage over teatime was I.C.O.N. with their brand of straight-up no-nonsense heavy metal. With a chunky tone and great crowd interaction, I.C.O.N’s brand of heavy, from more upbeat punky ideas to slower Black Sabbath-esque moments, went down a treat with the crowd.” 8/10 Check out the … Continue reading

Sonic Abuse reviews Dendera’s ‘Pillars of Creation’

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“What sets Dendera apart is that they play classic heavy metal without sounding as if they are playing classic heavy metal. All of the elements are here – screaming solos, sledgehammer riffs, hammer down drumming and melodic vocals, but they’re delivered in such a way, and with such towering authority, … Continue reading