Ali Cooper

Ali Cooper

That goth music journo.

Words for Metal Hammer. Previously TeamRock. Rock Sins Reviews Editor. Metal historian. aka Ali Zombie.

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Album Review: Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence | Already Heard

Ethereal and realistic in equal measure, Devin Townsend’s ‘Transcendence’ is a truly captivating sonic adventure through the human psyche.

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Interview: Escape the Fate - Already Heard

Escape the Fate are born survivors of today’s ever-evolving scene. No matter how many conflicts, lineup changes and uncertainties have tested them, they’ve endured and continued to express themselves in the most heart-wrenching way on record and emphatically on stage.

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Interview: Ashestoangels - Already Heard

Frontman Adam Crilly tells Already Heard how he feels about Download Festival, fronting the “new grave” movement and what My Chemical Romance means to him.

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Interview: Atreyu - Already Heard

Pulling aside drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller and bassist/glorious beard owner Marc McKnight, Already Heard grab a few words about setlists, their dedicated fanbase and supporting Black Sabbath for the second time.

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Live Review: Download Festival 2016 - Already Heard

Ali reviews Download Festival appearances from Alien Ant Farm, Babymetal, Motorhead tribute, Korn, Rammstein, Avatar, Atreyu, Megadeth, Skindred, Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Iron Maiden.

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Album Review: Architects - All Our Gods Have... - Already Heard

‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, so it’s time we let the expert Architects handle it.

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Festival Preview: Download Festival 2016 - Already Heard

Ali previews Download Festival appearances from Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Korn, Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, The Amity Affliction, Billy Talent, Breaking Benjamin, Gojira, Sixx:AM, Atreyu, The Shrine, Ashestoangels.

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Album Review: Issues - Headspace - Already Heard

Metalcore’s black sheep Issues clearly need a bit more ‘Headspace’ to decide where they’re going.

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Album Review: Hatebreed - The Concrete... - Already Heard

Still as disillusioned with the world as ever, Hatebreed take to ‘The Concrete Confessional’ to bare their sins.

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Album Review: Hit The Lights - Just To Get Through... - Already Heard

Masters of the heartfelt pop punk laments, Hit The Lights’ only desire is ‘Just To Get Through To You’.

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Album Review: Incite - Oppression - Already Heard

Purveyors of metal that just keeps giving, Incite bring ‘Oppression’ in all its consuming majesty.

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Album Review: Yuma Sun – Watch Us Burn - Already Heard

A truly unique showcase of rock and roll stirred by the desert horizons, ‘Watch Us Burn’ lets Yuma Sun shine in a warm, solar embrace.

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Album Review: Black Stone Cherry - Kentucky - Already Heard

If you thought they’d run out of tricks up their sleeves, Black Stone Cherry’s ‘Kentucky’ is here to prove you sorely wrong. With twists and turns aplenty, there’s life in the rodeo cowboys yet.

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Album Review: Sleeping With Sirens - Live and... - Already Heard

'Live and Unplugged’, Sleeping With Sirens are surprisingly tight and perfectly suited to a raw arrangement.

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Album Review: The Summer Set - Stories For Monday - Already Heard

Churning out a handful of ‘Stories For Monday’, The Summer Set remain true to their name – purveyors of sun-soaked anthems.