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Scarab – Martyrs Of The Storm (Black Lodge)

I ended up with this as a bit of a surprise if I’m honest. A nice one though as I caught Scarab live at Warhorns Festival in 2016 and really enjoyed their performance. Enough to buy an album. For the… Continue Reading →

My Dying Bride – The Ghost Of Orion (Nuclear Blast)

Talk about borne from all manner of hardships. It’s no surprise and well-documented why we have not heard the studio misery of My Dying Bride for 5 years. Firstly, every parent’s worse nightmare struck vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe when his 5-year-old… Continue Reading →

ManorFest – Keighley, Victoria Hall 18/5/19

OK apologies in advance. It was a late decision to review this brought on by the bloody hard work I saw going on so I did no prep and setlists were hard to come by. But such a good day… Continue Reading →

Valafar – Wolvenkind (S/R)

Luck is a weird thing. For Bradford’s own death metal Vikings they’ve definitely seen both sides this year. Hopefully though this sadly delayed album finally seeing the cold winter light of day (delayed through no fault of band or even… Continue Reading →

Warhorns Festival – The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 2

Friday 22/9 Ah, the first full day session, and a bright day in Selby. Fed and watered we arrived to a slight delay due to Petrichor sadly having to pull out because of personnel issues. So first up we had… Continue Reading →

Warhorns Festival – The Venue Selby 16-17/9/16 Day 2

Day 2 Day two of Warhorns dawned and my merry little band were still trying to figure out what the hell Whispered had been all about, but arrived with a pleasant number of others in time to catch first band… Continue Reading →

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