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Warhorns Festival - The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 1

Warhorns Festival – The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 1

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and as we stumble into grey September, the only beacon in the mist is Yorkshire’s finest festival of folk, Viking, pagan, black and death; Warhorns. Now in its 6th year it is a much loved fixture in.. Read More
Cattle Decapitation, Broken Hope, Hideous Divinity, Gloryhole Guillotine - Manchester, Rebellion 4/9/17

Cattle Decapitation, Broken Hope, Hideous Divinity, Gloryhole Guillotine – Manchester, Rebellion 4/9/17

Whichever way you look at it this line up was without doubt one of the most brutal of the year as a reasonable sized queue had gathered outside the venue ready to have their auditory systems annihilated by three Stateside bands plus an Italian outfit... Read More
Suffocation, Cryptic Shift, Visions Of Disfigurement - Leeds, Eiger Studios 28/8/17

Suffocation, Cryptic Shift, Visions Of Disfigurement – Leeds, Eiger Studios 28/8/17

As the festival seasons more or less comes to a close bands tend to start their Autumn touring schedule and mine got off to an early start with some brutal Stateside death metal from Suffocation, but before that was support act Visions Of Disfigurement who.. Read More
Midgardsblot - Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 3

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 3

DAY THREE: SATURDAY Day three was to be much less frantic as I started with the usual bus ride that included a test by the bus driver in my pronunciation of the bus stop we were to get off at, which caused much amusement to.. Read More
Midgardsblot - Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 2

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 2

DAY TWO: FRIDAY As I mentioned in the day one review this festival isn’t purely about music as arriving early I decided to do the guided tour of the burial grave mounds within Borre Park. After which it was time to partake in some Viking.. Read More
Midgardsblot - Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 1

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 1

DAY ONE: THURSDAY Rock and metal like thousands of fans the world over, has given me experiences above and beyond the music itself travelling to many festivals and gigs often in unique settings as my festival exploits this year have taken me to the Netherlands.. Read More
Old Corpse Road, Stahlsarg, Mountains Crave - Leeds, The Fenton 30/7/17

Old Corpse Road, Stahlsarg, Mountains Crave – Leeds, The Fenton 30/7/17

This triple bill of black metal covered a wide spectrum within the genre that began with local act Mountains Crave who have made huge improvements musically since I last saw them converting their wealth of live experience into this accomplished show. The cramped stage at.. Read More
Acid King + Alunah – London -The Black Heart, 27/7/17

Acid King + Alunah – London -The Black Heart, 27/7/17

The Black Heart is brimming tonight for Acid King’s sold out gig with local touring chums, Alunah. There’s a tangible air of excitement and expectation as a queue quickly develops ahead of doors. Tonight promises to be a sludge and doom lovers delight as punters.. Read More
Stone Frequency All Dayer - The Black Heart, London - 22/7/17

Stone Frequency All Dayer – The Black Heart, London – 22/7/17

Stone Frequency All Dayer is a new event organised by Andrew Valiant, impassioned front man of underground stoner metal outfit, Oak. Along with Trevor’s Head, they have rallied like minded bands from around Britain and congregating at Camden’s Black Heart, the billing is like a.. Read More
Prong, Spoil Engine & Hark – London Underworld 22/7/17

Prong, Spoil Engine & Hark – London Underworld 22/7/17

I have missed Prong the last few times they have played London due to clashes but on the strength of cracking new album Zero Days nothing was going to prevent me from seeing them tonight. Filtering in out of the summer rain, 1st up tonight.. Read More
UK Tech-Fest, Newark Showground, Saturday 8th July 2017

UK Tech-Fest, Newark Showground, Saturday 8th July 2017

UK Tech-Fest is always an event to look forward to with its interesting variety of international bands, a great atmosphere and organisers who think of everything, including a fine selection of real ales. AveNoctum’s John Skibeat (JS) and Andrew Doherty (AD) were there on the.. Read More
Blue Oyster Cult: 45th Anniversary Tour - Manchester Academy 25-06-17

Blue Oyster Cult: 45th Anniversary Tour – Manchester Academy 25-06-17

I have two lists of bands I would like to get round to seeing. One is the ‘Bands to see before I die’, the other is ‘Bands to see before THEY die’… Morbid and inappropriate? Maybe… BUT the fact remains, there are some bands who.. Read More