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Trivium – O2 Academy Leicester, 26/3/16.

As the chords of Iron Maiden’s epic ‘Run to the Hills’ play as an intro, the impending Easter bank holiday means one thing, no one’s holding back. With the O2 being located in student land and this being Trivium‘s first outing to Leicester, it all adds up to one hell …

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Lawnmower Deth, Rock City Nottingham, 19/12/15

For most people, celebrating the festive time of year quite often starts and ends with work related staff outings. Not for me though, this rocker saw in the silly season at Rock City Nottingham for the manic craziness that was the Lawnmower Deth Xmas party. Those of a hardened nature …

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Orange Goblin, Rescue Rooms Nottingham, 10/12/15

Opening for Orange Goblin tonight were local lads Line of Fire.  Unfortunately as luck would have it, work restraints meant they were playing their final song as I got there. Noticing the lead singer was sporting an Incinery t-shirt I noticed they had also stolen their drummer too. Warming the stage up preceding …

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Fozzy, Rescue Rooms Nottingham, 04/12/15.

Arriving at the Rescue Rooms tonight to see Fozzy I must admit I had never heard of the opening band Sumo Cyco.  Upon hearing lead female vocalist Sever’s powerful vocal and personality however, I instantly liked this band. Disregard any images of a dainty, shy lead vocalist.  This lady has industrial strength balls …

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Dead Daisies, Colour of Noise, Wild Lies – Rescue Rooms Nottingham, 6/12/15.

For those unfamiliar to Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms I should point out that the venue is a smaller scale Rock City. On a Sunday school night the crowd for the opening band Wild Lies was quite small.  Unaffected by the lack of audience, the London rockers tried their very best to bait …

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Ugly Kid Joe – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – 18/09/2015

Supporting the main event tonight at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham iss an acoustic set from Richards/ Crane, a project between the Ugly Kid Joe front man and Lee Richards, formerly the guitarist for Godsmack. Up next Aussie rockers Hail Mary step things up a gear, unfortunately I got to …

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W.A.S.P. – Rock City, Nottingham – 19/09/2015

Brandishing a new line up of lead vocalist Mitch Emms and Tao Grey, The Treatment energetically open up the stage nicely. The newcomers have settled in well with Tao complimenting Tagore on guitar and Mitch calling upon his extensive performance skills to entertain the crowd. Fist pumping, mic stand swirling …

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Voodoo Sex Cult – A Year and a Day

With a name like Voodoo Sex Cult it’s hard to not summon up some scary, heaviliy moral corrupt troupee who may or may not sacrifice the odd virgin for record sales. To be honest with names like the rev, the preacher’s son, redneck, the Castilian (a region of Spain,yes I …

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Saxon – Rock City, Nottingham – 04/02/2015

Preceding the U.K rock giants tonight are heavy metallers Hell; a strangely bizarre band who flirt dangerously between theatrical Satanism and occult metal. Lead vocalist David Bower summoned his five piece band from of the darkest pits of Derby to perform tracks from albums “Human Remains” and” Curse and Chapter”. …

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Incinery – Dead, Bound and Buried

Incinery have finally bitten the debut album cherry, with Dead, bound and buried , earmarked  shortly for release on November 7th 2014 with the occasion being  celebrated with an album launch party featuring In the Line of Fire and Balls Deep .The band have earned bragging rights after playing both …

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Bury Tomorrow – Runes

Released on Nuclear Blast, Bury Tomorrow’s third addition to their album family is the thirteen track opus, Runes. Having been released back in late May 2014, this latest offering follows Portraits, (2009) and Union of Crowns (2012). Kristan Dawson joins as lead guitarist for this album, taking over from Mehdi …

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Kill Ritual – The Eyes of Medusa

With the album artwork genuinely depicting my mirror reflection at an early hour, US metallers Kill Ritual have presented their second album helping, ‘The Eyes of Medusa’ Following on from debut album ‘The Serpentine ritual’ released in 2012. Consisting of  ex-Imagica lead guitarist Steve Rice, Crimson and Danyael Williams, at …

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Decade – Good Luck

@planetmosh reviews Good Luck by @decadeofficial @lady_lulu_dvp Those cheeky lads from Bath band Decade,  have only got themselves nominated for best newcomer by Kerrang, I decided to give their debut album, Good Luck a bit of a listen, well it would be rude not to. Released on Spinefarm records/ universal …

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Damaged Stock 2014 – 26th April 2014

Damaged stock 2014 @EvilScarecrowUK@Rock_City_Notts@epilepsyaction@emperor_chung@DamageScape@tentontabby@ObzidianMetal@Pandemik_666 Outside lurks daylight, in Rock citys basement however, it s dark and Riff Bastard have descended upon the stage to entertain the crowd hiding like vampires with a taste for metal, its time to awaken, it’s time to feed. Its Damaged Stock 2014 and all proceeds …

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Alexis Kings – Keep It Sexy

Keep It Sexy is the offering of St. Albans rockers Alexis Kings, released on March 11th through digital download. After hearing the single “1972”, I was quite impressed with the energy and general style of the track. It’s very Kings of Leon with the swagger of Arctic Monkeys which may …

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Zoltar Speaks -Save as i Save

@planetmosh @iamzoltarspeaks @ladylu If your childhood didn’t quite cover watching cheesy 80s films you probably may not get the referencing to 1980S film starring Tom Hanks, Zoltar, being the coin operating fortune teller. Beginning their career some 21 years after the release of the film, Zoltar Speaks descended upon the melodic …

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The Treatment- Cage The Gods and Sinners Highway at Rock City

The Treatment at Rock City, Nottingham 4th February 2014

@planetmosh @TheTreatmentUK @CageTheGods @Sinners_Highway Opening up the nights proceedings is Unsigned, Nottingham based band Sinners Highway there’s a respectful turn out tonight despite the Basement at Rock City being colder than a penguin’s nutsack. The five piece all male Heavy /Alternative/Metal rock band explode with anthems from their four track …

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Promises- Promises by Kill Choas

.@planetmosh reviews .@killchaosmusic out on field-records.com/store Nothing kills Chaos, not even line-up changes, this alt rock band have been hit by the line-up jinx since 2007 raising out of deceased band Hinterland.  Celebrating a decade rocking out together Darren Clewes, singing/guitar), Gavin Treliving (singing/bass recently recruited Tom Waddingham to batter …

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