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Epica, Myrkur, Oceans Of Slumber - Manchester Ritz, 12/4/18

Epica, Myrkur, Oceans Of Slumber – Manchester Ritz, 12/4/18

I enter the Ritz to a half empty floor and hoped that the crowd would swell in order to show Epica the support they rightly deserve. Oceans Of Slumber opened up the night and had a sleek and limited set to try and impress the.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 4, Oslo Norway 1/4/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 4, Oslo Norway 1/4/18

Easter Sunday brought the fourth and final day of this year’s Inferno Festival, and another sold out day with a mouthwatering line up was in store. Norwegian black metal band Djevel got the evening underway and they wasted no time delivering their unholy sermons to the gathered.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 3, Oslo Norway 31/3/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 3, Oslo Norway 31/3/18

Saturday began with a lie in and a late breakfast before exploring Oslo a little more with a few beers along the way before returning to the hotel for the metal auction. As usual, this was hosted by Tore Bratseth with rare gems from Immortal,.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018 - Day 2, Oslo Norway 30/3/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Day 2, Oslo Norway 30/3/18

I was greeted by clear blue skies on Friday so took the opportunity to take in Oslo’s waterfront and let the hangover clear. The day quickly passed and I soon found myself in the photopit at Rockefeller waiting for Swedish occultists Mephorash. I had been listening.. Read More
Inferno Festival 2018  - Warm up Gig and Inferno Day One, Oslo Norway 28-29/3/18

Inferno Festival 2018 – Warm up Gig and Inferno Day One, Oslo Norway 28-29/3/18

While most people sit around over the Easter weekend eating too much chocolate, a select few head to Oslo for 4 days of the best extreme metal on offer courtesy of the Inferno Festival, and for the 7th consecutive year, this was where I found.. Read More
Karybdis, Raze the Void, Haema and Bearfist at the Portland Arms, Cambridge, 7/4/18

Karybdis, Raze the Void, Haema and Bearfist at the Portland Arms, Cambridge, 7/4/18

I’ve lived in Cambridge for almost 6 years now, and apart from reviewing one album by a locally-based band, to my discredit I have had no knowledge of or encounter with the local metal scene until now. I was aware of the Portland Arms through.. Read More
Testament, Annihilator, Vader -LCR Norwich 3/4/18

Testament, Annihilator, Vader -LCR Norwich 3/4/18

It’s an early off tonight for the Polish veterans and the venue is steadily filling up when Vader take to the stage to give the Norfolk massive the full leather, studs and Satan experience. You’d think, given the other bands on this package Pete and.. Read More
Carpenter Brut + Youth Code – London Koko 23/3/18

Carpenter Brut + Youth Code – London Koko 23/3/18

New types of music are needed even if they hark back to the past, synthwave is officially a thing now and boy is it big. If you grew up on a diet of horror, action and post-apocalyptic films many of them Italian during the 80’s.. Read More
Venom Inc. – London Islington Academy 13/3/18

Venom Inc. – London Islington Academy 13/3/18

Being a bit older, a bit more jaded and a bit more in need of my bed these days, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a gig that has made be feel as great as this one did. My cheeks ached from all.. Read More
Long Distance Calling - Vienna, B72, 9/3/2018

Long Distance Calling – Vienna, B72, 9/3/2018

One of the most impressive things here is public transport. It is incredibly well organized, it will virtually get you everywhere and it isn’t expensive. You can buy a ticket for 24, 48, or 72 hours and ride anywhere and as long as you want... Read More
Obituary, Exmortus, Ingested - Manchester Club Academy 8/3/18

Obituary, Exmortus, Ingested – Manchester Club Academy 8/3/18

The arctic blizzard and snow-scape has cleared just in time for these Floridian Death Metal legends and friends to roll into town, and deliver up one bone crunching, soul crushing, slab of guttural metal, that is exhibited with such clinical precision, only ‘Obituary’ know best... Read More
Profanatica, Rites Of Thy Degringolade, Auroch, Absinthropy – London Boston Arms 3/3/18

Profanatica, Rites Of Thy Degringolade, Auroch, Absinthropy – London Boston Arms 3/3/18

Us Brits, we just love to talk about the weather and in the past week there’s been no end of doing just that, bit of snow and chaos ensues. It was a valid though as far as this show had been concerned as the touring.. Read More