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Tarja & My Own Ghost – Manchester Academy 2 – 9/3/17

Tarja & My Own Ghost – Manchester Academy 2 – 9/3/17

I was excited but a little apprehensive about this show, as I had seen Tarja, on numerous occasions, with the colossus giants that are Nightwish, but never alone. So, whilst I was excited to see her, now that she has branched out, I was dubious,.. Read More
Dool – London Bodo’s Schloss 8/3/17

Dool – London Bodo’s Schloss 8/3/17

I had been lucky enough to get an invite along to this Dutch industry showcase and had not really intended to cover as the bands only had a 25 minute slot and three of them (Navarone, Paceshifters and Amber Arcade) were after a brief listen.. Read More
Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork, Aborted - London Forum 2/3/17

Kreator, Sepultura, Soilwork, Aborted – London Forum 2/3/17

I can’t recall an earlier start for a gig than 5:30PM start, but having the day off had made this significantly simpler to get in with plenty of time. I arrived to see the queue in its infancy, so decided to drift to the local.. Read More
Ghoul, Insanity Alert & Lunatic Hooker – London Underworld 1/3/17

Ghoul, Insanity Alert & Lunatic Hooker – London Underworld 1/3/17

There’s normally all sorts of ghoulish behaviour once the sun sets in Camden Town but tonight was going to be like none other and all manner of grizzly and gruesome things were about to happen in the Underworld. First we had a date with a.. Read More
Metallica - Royal Arena, Copenhagen - 3/2/17

Metallica – Royal Arena, Copenhagen – 3/2/17

The opening night of any new arena is bound to be a special occasion and the inaugural show will always go down in history. Copenhagen’s Royal Arena marked their arrival on the world stage with a huge statement of intent by booking the biggest metal.. Read More
Metal For Melbourne - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 14/1/17

Metal For Melbourne – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 14/1/17

My timing for arriving in Australia to see my sister and a friend has been excellent as in the first week I managed to get to two gigs, the first of which was Sanzu (also reviewed by yours truly) and this one which was an.. Read More
Sanzu, Daemon Pyre, Deadspace, The Hazard Circular, Zeolite - The Tote Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 13/1/12

Sanzu, Daemon Pyre, Deadspace, The Hazard Circular, Zeolite – The Tote Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 13/1/12

One of the great aspects about travelling abroad is the opportunity to catch local metal acts at new venues making the cliché that a journalist never rests very apt as I was very pleased to be able to catch Sanzu who had travelled from Perth.. Read More
Insomnium, Barren Earth & Wolfheart – London Islington Academy 18/1/17

Insomnium, Barren Earth & Wolfheart – London Islington Academy 18/1/17

Ok who stole the bastard pub? The Wetherspoons above the venue has vanished since I was last at the Islington Academy! Luckily there are others down the road and back at the Academy the queue is snaking right round the corner on this suitably frosty.. Read More
Celeste, Vampillia, Violent Magic Orchestra, Hemelbestormer, Izah – London Underworld 17/12/16

Celeste, Vampillia, Violent Magic Orchestra, Hemelbestormer, Izah – London Underworld 17/12/16

The last gig of the year at the Underworld sees 2016 out with a bang, with some of heaviest and craziest bands that post metal and avant-garde currently has to offer. Owing to car troubles, original openers Opium Lord are forced to pull out, leaving.. Read More
New Model Army, The Virginmarys and The Hyena Kill – London Forum 15/12/16

New Model Army, The Virginmarys and The Hyena Kill – London Forum 15/12/16

The annual New Model Army end of year show at the Forum is always a calendar event not to be missed. However that’s exactly what I did last year going to another gig down the road at The Dome. Good though that was, it kind.. Read More
Truckfighters, Deville,  Dot Legacy - London Islington Academy 9/12/16

Truckfighters, Deville, Dot Legacy – London Islington Academy 9/12/16

I only see a couple of songs from openers, Dot Legacy. Immediately, I’m struck by their energy in large doses from this French crew whose influences include tonight’s headliners. Thick riffs come flying, there’s guitarists leaping all over the stage…I think I’ll need to make.. Read More