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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
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