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Inferno Festival - Oslo, Norway 12-15th April 2017 Day 1

Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway 12-15th April 2017 Day 1

Norway’s Inferno Festival is one of the highlights in the gig calendar for me, and this was to be my sixth consecutive pilgrimage to witness an enticing mix of big names rubbing shoulders with the best of the underground from the world of extreme metal... Read More
Zeal & Ardor, Pryapisme & Combineharvester – London Underworld 20/4/17

Zeal & Ardor, Pryapisme & Combineharvester – London Underworld 20/4/17

I’ll say something about this show, it would have sold out a lot quicker than a few hours before doors if Roadburn was not on. Zeal And Ardor’s excellent ‘Devil Is Fine’ album has caused a huge buzz among those in the know. It got.. Read More
Persefone and Poem - London Underworld, 16/4/17

Persefone and Poem – London Underworld, 16/4/17

After a quick check of the merch stand I was in familiar territory … the pit at the Underworld. I’ve taken to looking at merch stands nowadays for bizarre items. A recent one was Haken coffee, which I resisted at £10 for a small bag,.. Read More
Blood Red Throne, Wretched Soul, Sublime Eyes, Anoxide – London Boston Arms 15/4/17

Blood Red Throne, Wretched Soul, Sublime Eyes, Anoxide – London Boston Arms 15/4/17

The Boston Arms Music Room in London’s Tufnell Park plays host to a solid mix of bands tonight. Headliners Blood Red Throne are joined by some truly heavy colleagues all set to blast the senses and get energy levels cranked up.  A mix of thrash.. Read More
King Dude, Sol Invictus, Of The Wand And Moon – London Underworld 11/4/17

King Dude, Sol Invictus, Of The Wand And Moon – London Underworld 11/4/17

I had been looking forward to this one having never seen King Dude and loving his albums. Excellent supports made this a huge draw too and it was nice to actually go to a mellow show for a change and not actually get punched in.. Read More
Akercocke, Fen, The Infernal Sea, Sathamel Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall 7/4/17

Akercocke, Fen, The Infernal Sea, Sathamel Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall 7/4/17

With not being able to attend the Ritual Festival after this pre fest warm up show due to a gig clash with Taake in Manchester, this was the next best thing as the hyper busy venue sports a traditional long benches style with an array.. Read More
Taake, Winterfylleth & De Profundis – London Dome 7/4/17

Taake, Winterfylleth & De Profundis – London Dome 7/4/17

The madness never stops. England seems to have never had it quite so good with shows at the moment. Leeds looks like the place to really be at the weekend with Ritual Fest happening but there’s stacks of bands in London too. Tufnell Park has.. Read More
All Pigs Must Die, Corrupt Moral Altar, Dripback – London Boston Music Room 7/4/17

All Pigs Must Die, Corrupt Moral Altar, Dripback – London Boston Music Room 7/4/17

Another sell out show, courtesy of Old Empire, sees All Pigs Must Die return to London for one of the most manic evenings the Boston Music Room has ever seen. Local lads, Dripback, open the show to a sparsely populated crowd. Their combo of death.. Read More
MANTAR, Deathrite, Solleme – London The Black Heart 5/4/17

MANTAR, Deathrite, Solleme – London The Black Heart 5/4/17

It’s day three of the week to end all weeks, and this time it’s German blackened sludge duo MANTAR’s turn to contribute to the mass of gigs that London currently finds itself inundated with. Despite Big Business and Whores playing at the Underworld just a.. Read More
Grand Magus, Planet of Zeus, Blind River – London Underworld 2/4/17

Grand Magus, Planet of Zeus, Blind River – London Underworld 2/4/17

April 2017 will be heralded as the month that had all of the gigs. ALL of them. With something happening pretty much every night, promoters are grappling to push ticket sales for the abundance of shows for fear of poor turn outs. Despite all of.. Read More
Primordial, Fen & Crom Dubh – London Underworld 31/3/17

Primordial, Fen & Crom Dubh – London Underworld 31/3/17

It seems like every band under the sun is playing at the moment. Scotland looks to be the place to be this weekend with not 1 but 2 stellar one day festivals on and indeed the hardiest at this show are travelling up overnight after.. Read More
Mayhem, Dragged Into Sunlight & Inconcessus Lux Lucis – London Electric Ballroom 29/3/17

Mayhem, Dragged Into Sunlight & Inconcessus Lux Lucis – London Electric Ballroom 29/3/17

There’s lots of black clad figures stomping around Camden, some sporting corpse-paint and frightening the tourists and foreign students. All are congregating for a show of legendary proportions and it’s not Enuff Z’Nuff round the corner at the Underworld. First it’s a case of the.. Read More