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Drummer to step down / Replacement confirmed.

It’s with much regret and sadness that Krysthla has to announce the departure of Wayne Minney from the band due to medical reasons which could result in surgery or worse if he doesn’t stop playing drums.

For some time now Wayne has been suffering with severe sciatica caused by spinal compression and degradation in his lower back. MRI scans have identified the problem and the doctor’s advice is to stop drumming as soon as possible. This is because every time he plays, he aggravates the issue, and if the if this continues to occur then the only method of treatment available would be very complicated surgery. Surgery that carries with it a very real risk of paralysis.

This is obviously a real blow for us. Wayne is family and has been integral to the band for such a long time. We’ve all tried to make this work, truly, but not at the risk of his well-being.

Wayne will continue to perform live with Krysthla, and his final show with the band will be 25th November 2017 at Firebug, Leicester.

Serving as a reminder as to just how important Wayne’s been to Krysthla, check out this new lyric video for ‘Yawm Al Qiyamah’ (c/o Very Metal Art):

This is not the end for Krysthla. As one chapter ends, another one begins.

We’d like to officially announce and welcome Nicholas Plews as Krysthla’s new drummer. Many of you will know him through his work with bands Aghast and Corpsing, and we look forward to taking our next steps with Nick behind the drumkit.

More news to come. For now, please read the statements below from Wayne and Nick.

“After a lot of thought over the past few months I have decided that I need to leave Krysthla at the end of the year. I have been suffering from constant back and leg pain for the past few years and it has finally reached a point where I can’t continue in the band without risking more serious injury and pain. Just playing our set is becoming more and more difficult and painful.

Being in a band has been a huge part of my life and it has been with the same small core group of people for over 20 years, from Krysthla, back through Gutworm and even before that, when it was just me and Noel jamming to Metallica, Sepultura and Pantera!

Neil, Carl, Noel and Adi are as close to me as family and I wish them every success as Krysthla continues to grow. Thanks for dragging me along, pushing me past my limits and being some of the closest people in my life for well over 20 years, I love you all. I’m not wishing you any luck, you don’t need it.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the past 20 years, whether it has been during my time in Krysthla or back in the Gutworm days. I won’t list names, there are far too many. I’ll still be around so it’s not goodbye, just a heartfelt appreciation for being there on the ride with me.

Take care, I’ll see you soon. W” – Wayne Minney!

“I’ve been following Krysthla for a while now and to be part of it moving forward is truly awesome. I can’t wait to get behind the kit and get this machine rolling through 2018 and beyond”Nick Plews.

About Krysthla:

Since releasing their debut album ‘A War Of Souls And Desires‘ in 2015, and their latest album ‘Peace In Our Time‘ earlier this year, extreme metal band Krysthla has been steadily rising up the ranks on the UK / European metal scene.

With both albums breaking into Amazon’s charts, (Peace In Our Time reached number two alongside the likes of Mastodon and While She Sleeps), Krysthla has cemented itself as a torch bearer for the UK metal community, touring hard and turning heads with headline shows and support slots to the likes of Decapitated, plus successful festival slots at Bloodstock Open Air, Mammothfest and more.

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The Quireboys

The Venue Derby 14th September 2017.

The Venue Derby was definitely the place to be tonight, with a fantastic evening of ‘Rock n Roll‘ lined up courtesy of The Quireboys and the Last Great Dreamers.

And getting the night off to a great start were Last Great Dreamers with their glam tinged and nothing held back, power pop rock. Emerging in the early 90’s, those early years saw the band firmly stake their claim amongst a growing army of fans but with 1997 being a tough year for them in many ways, they decided to call it a day. Like many great bands, the music never fades away and Last Great Dreamers reappeared in 2014, stronger than ever.

Tonight’s set certainly warmed the crowd up and included songs such as ‘Far From Home‘, ‘Glitterball Apocalypse‘ and ‘You Didn’t Work‘, with the audience pleaser ‘White Light‘, getting the crowd clapping and singing along.

As the night went on and the beer began flowing the room got livelier, it was clear that the vast majority of the punters were here for The Quireboys.

Headliners, The Quireboys are a gypsy style rock band formed in London back in the 80’s and were originally known as The Queerboys, then The London Quireboys before they finally settled for The Quireboys. With plenty of celebrations to be had following the release earlier this year of their 11th albumWhite Trash Blues‘, they kicked off tonight’s set with the fifth track taken from it, “Going Down“. This was swiftly followed up with several more new tracks aswell and included ‘Leaving Trunk‘, ‘I Wish You Would‘ and the new single ‘Take Some Insurance‘. Spike also made a quick thank you to the fans, as the album is NO:1 in the iTunes blues chart.

There was also plenty of long standing favorites to be heard within their set aswell, with songs such as “Misled‘, ‘Mona Lisa Smiled‘ and ‘There She Goes‘ to name only a few. Highlight for many was ‘Hey You‘ which the crowd loved and didn’t need asking twice to get involved in. You can check-out all the bands latest video’s over at The Quireboys official Youtube channel.

Finishing their set with ‘7 O’Clock‘ the crowd certainly wanted more, and more they were given with an encore of ‘Rock n Roll‘ and ‘Sweet Mary Jane‘ – but it wouldn’t be a Quireboys gig if we didn’t have the mighty ‘Sex Party‘ to finish off the night.

The stage at The Venue was kinda small and I was worried that Spike wouldn’t be able to throw his Mic around but he found room and a fantastic night was had by all!

“Anyone who is a Quireboys fan is in for a treat with this current tour and I really recommend you buy tickets and go see them. And as a fan myself, I hope they come back to Derby soon”.

Review by Toni Reed and Photography by Neil Reed Photography.

Black Moth


Set for release on October 27th & supported by headline shows in London + Leeds. Since releasing their debut ‘Killing Jar’ album in 2012, Black Moth have been distilling the various elements of their sound (a dark swirl of garage rock, head-spinnin’ psychedelia and metallic weight) to the point where its impact is both immediate and telling – something amply displayed on new single, ‘Moonbow’.

Taken from the Leeds, London band’s forthcoming third studio album, set for release in early 2018, ‘Moonbow’ has been produced by Andy Hawkins (Hawk Eyes, Maximo Park) and mixed by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir); for Black Moth – that’s vocalist Harriet Hyde, guitarists Jim Swainston & Federica Gialanze, bassist Dave Vachon and drummer Dom McCready – ‘Moonbow’ signals the start of a fresh chapter;

A chapter founded on deep-seated confidence in the latest material, plus the energy that comes from a new recording line-up, with Federica having joined the BM ranks since the release of Album 2 in 2014.

Vocalist Harriet Hyde comments: “We are about to release an album that, in my opinion, transcends the previous two quite considerably. I am proud to introduce ‘Moonbow’ as the lead track. It is an ode and an offering to the moon herself, in the hope that she will shine her silver blessings on Mothic ventures to follow…”

Following their appearance at Bloodstock Open Air 2017, Black Moth have confirmed two headline shows in London & Leeds to support and celebrate the release of ‘Moonbow’, for which a video will shortly be filmed with director Ben Foley, who worked with BM on their spectacularly kinky ‘Looner’ clip (2015).

Black Moth have also confirmed an appearance at the ‘Doom vs Stoner, Chapter II’ event in September; the full list of dates is as follows…

Sept 30 – Oct 1: Doom vs Stoner, O2 Academy, Sheffield
Nov 9: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London (Special Guests, The Pearl Harts)
Nov 10: Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (Special Guests, Chambers & Method Acting)

Tickets: avilable here:

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