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Arch Enemy, Wintersun, Tribulation - Manchester Ritz 13/2/18

Arch Enemy, Wintersun, Tribulation – Manchester Ritz 13/2/18

As I turned the corner on the approach to the Ritz, I was expecting to be greeted with a queue of monstrous proportions, given the talent on show in tonight’s billing, instead, the queue was average to say the least, which must have been down.. Read More
Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac - London  Underworld 1/2/18

Dr. Living Dead!, Comaniac – London Underworld 1/2/18

I was hoping to catch Rezet or at least the tail end of their set, but they were done by ten to eight with Comaniac already setting up and ready to go by five past, which they didn’t do, rather opting to wait until their.. Read More
SepticFlesh, Inquisition & Stahlsarg – London Underworld 22/1/18

SepticFlesh, Inquisition & Stahlsarg – London Underworld 22/1/18

SepticFlesh do not exactly play the UK very often and with just the London date and Inquisition joining as co-headliners this was always going to be a busy one. It would have been very interesting to see Egyptian band Odious who were meant to be.. Read More
Batushka, Schammasch, Trepaneringsritualen – London Islington Assembly Hall 14/1/18

Batushka, Schammasch, Trepaneringsritualen – London Islington Assembly Hall 14/1/18

Well it really is a weekend of rituals in London what with Watain on Friday and this tonight and it’s another sell out show gathering the throngs together on a chilly Sunday night. Yes an outsider may take one look at the band names here.. Read More
Watain & Degial – London Dome 12/1/18

Watain & Degial – London Dome 12/1/18

First gig of the year and it was destined to be one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Watain are playing a few select shows in honour of new album Trident Wolf Eclipse and reports from the first of these in Tilburg had been.. Read More
Kobra and the Lotus, Brutai, Aonia and Air Drawn Dagger Sheffield Corporation 2/12/17

Kobra and the Lotus, Brutai, Aonia and Air Drawn Dagger Sheffield Corporation 2/12/17

Having been held up at work, I arrived at the Corporation a little later than planned, and as I made my way up to the small room of the Corporation complex I could hear that Air Drawn Dagger had already started. I grabbed a pint.. Read More
Xandria, Metaprism, Aonia -  Sheffield Local Authority  18/11/17

Xandria, Metaprism, Aonia – Sheffield Local Authority 18/11/17

It’s fair to say that it has been a tumultuous few months for Xandria, and all credit must go to the band that this tour even went ahead with front woman Dianne van Giersbergen having announced that she was leaving the band towards the end.. Read More
Weot Skam, Vigil, White Crow, and De Dang - Lokalhouz, Butterworth, Malaysia 18/11/17

Weot Skam, Vigil, White Crow, and De Dang – Lokalhouz, Butterworth, Malaysia 18/11/17

Everyone’s bucket list should include a Weot Skam concert, assuming that is that you’ve heard of them. Well I had, and I was lucky enough to be in the right part of Malaysia at the right time in order to be able to see them.. Read More
Vulture Industries, Code and Talanas – London Boston Arms 9/11/17

Vulture Industries, Code and Talanas – London Boston Arms 9/11/17

A night of eccentricity and avant-garde flair here brings the freaks out to party both on and off stage Dressed for the occasion in sporting ‘fine tailoring’ first up we have a return from English gents Talanas. It’s been a while since I have seen.. Read More
Damnation Festival - Leeds University Union 4/11/17

Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 4/11/17

As I approached the University Union in Leeds, on a cold November morning, I could feel the air of anticipation growing, for I was about to embark on the annual bonfire weekend extravaganza that is the Damnation Festival. There were crowds of black clad figures,.. Read More
Mutation, Barrabus & Nasty Little Lonely – London Underworld 1/11/17

Mutation, Barrabus & Nasty Little Lonely – London Underworld 1/11/17

As I am not making it to Damnation Festival this year this was a bit of a treat to catch Mutation who are playing there along with Barrabus who are doing the pre-show. First however it’s a case of the opening band who I had.. Read More
Akercocke, Hecate Enthroned & Kill For Company – London Underworld 28/10/17

Akercocke, Hecate Enthroned & Kill For Company – London Underworld 28/10/17

Camden seems even madder tonight, for some reason everyone thinks it’s Halloween and needs to be dressed like clowns, evil ones included. There’s a queue outside the fancy dress shop stretching down the street and everywhere is packed. Seeking sanctuary in the Underworld cannot come.. Read More