Leon TK x Metal Injection

Awesome news! I recently started working with Metal Injection, so feel free to check out my author page here:

http://www.metalinjection.net/author/leontk

I’ll still be updating this site as much as possible, but updates will probably be a bit less frequent for the time being. You can also keep up with me on Twitter as well!

IMPORTANT: If you work for a PR company / record label / etc, and have music to submit to me, do continue to do so as usual. The only significant change will be the location of my metal/hardcore/prog-related pieces, and my job at Metal Injection is to help expand their coverage – so I’m constantly (and very successfully) pitching new ideas to them using the emails you send to me! Anything that’s not related to heavy music will continue to appear here at LeonTK.com as normal.

If you have any questions, drop me an email with the subject line “METAL INJECTION”.

As always, thanks for reading!

-L

Posted on 29 October 2018

Sum 41- ‘Order In Decline’ (Album Review)

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Sum 41 are one of the most recognisable punk-related rock bands of all time. Their back story is famously riddled with everything from near-death experiences in war-torn countries to a certain uncomfortably public divorce, not to mention frontman Deryck Whibley’s descent into Read more…

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Posted on 18 July 2019

Comeback Kid / Svalbard (Live Review – Boston Music Room, London, July 8 2019)

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Although London can provide any experience you could possibly imagine, sometimes you just want to walk into a packed music venue and get pummelled by heavy songs for a few hours. The next time that urge consumes you, book a ticket for the nearest Svalbard (8/10) show and get involved. With two shows remaining on their tour with Comeback Kid, and even more Read more…

Posted on 09 July 2019

Babymetal / Amaranthe / Sleep Token (Live Review – Brixton Academy, London, July 2 2019)

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Brixton Academy has been one of the greatest venues in London for decades. A staggering number of history’s greatest musicians have taken the stage in full view of an audience guaranteed a great view thanks to the gently sloping floor, and smashed their shows out of the park. Babymetal (10/10) are one of the best live groups out there in 2019, and their set in London this week served to Read more…

Posted on 05 July 2019

Bleeding Through / Ithaca (Live Review – The Underworld, London, June 30 2019)

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The night before this show, Phil Anselmo and the Illegals laid waste to the Underworld with a set primarily composed of Pantera covers. Their audience spent the entire night moshing like maniacs while singing along to some of the most legendary metal songs of all time. Bleeding Through (10/10), however, inspired even more insanity – on a Sunday night, no Read more…

Posted on 04 July 2019

Phil Anselmo and the Illegals (Live Review – The Underworld, London, June 29 2019)

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Phil Anselmo is one of metal’s ultimate icons, a consistently controversial, divisive, and confrontational figurehead whose signature vocals have propelled entire albums into the history books. The fact that Phil Anselmo is even standing today is a testament to his bloody-minded resilience, his refusal to lie down and let the world roll over him – even as it does its best to suffocate his will to continue. There’s no denying that he’s made mistakes along the way – but on the eve of Anselmo’s 51st birthday, the Underworld crowd made it clear that they were ready to Read more…

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Posted on 30 June 2019

Mastodon (Live Review – O2 Academy Brixton, January 25 2019)

Some records demand that you crank them up to such ridiculous extremes that your neighbours are practically guaranteed to come round and try to fight you – and Mastodon’s entire back catalogue fits into that volume-dependent category. Since my neighbours are actually pretty nice people, but also sadly fail to appreciate sludgy prog, I’ve not been inclined to inflict the likes of Blood Mountain, Crack the Skye, and Emperor of Sand upon them. For that reason, Mastodon’s main appeal for me up to this point has been based on professional curiosity, rather than Read more…

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Posted on 27 January 2019

Skunk Anansie – ’25Live@25′ (Album Review)

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I’m not normally a big fan of live records. With so many literally moving parts, and an almost endless list of things that can go wrong, a truly awesome live recording is a rare thing. With 25Live@25, Skunk Anansie have cherry-picked no fewer than 25 gems from across their entire career, and assembled them into a compilation structured as if it were a single live set.

Of course, Skunk Anansie have something of a reputation for great live shows – and so this collection’s quality is Read more…

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Posted on 17 January 2019

Between The Buried And Me (Interview)

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Between The Buried And Me – and their consistently versatile vocalist Tommy Rogers – have had one hell of a year. As a band, they dropped their latest album Automata in two well-received and equally epic parts, while Rogers (aka Thomas Giles) also put out his own solo record, the widely acclaimed Don’t Touch The Outside. As BTBAM neared the end of a recent UK run with Tesseract that took in a monstrous London show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, I caught up with Tommy to look back at 2018 – and ended up discussing a unique BTBAM live experience that needs to happen as soon as the required technology exists…

You’ve got a lot going on right now! You’re finishing a UK tour, you’ve technically put out three albums this year, and you’ve got another tour in America coming up next February. So how are you feeling?

I’m great! Tour’s almost done, so I get to Read more…

Posted on 26 December 2018

Four Seconds Ago – ‘The Vacancy’ (Album Review)

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Although Periphery are primarily worshipped as all-conquering djent overlords, they’ve never been the kind of band to go in for constant, unrelenting brutality. Even Insomnia, the opening track from their self-titled debut album, started off with clean, faded-in backward swells and electronic glitches before Read more…

Posted on 28 September 2018

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