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The Raven Age interview – Download 2017

I spoke to The Raven Age at Download 2017 to talk about their appearance there, and touring plus the current album., You played the second stage here at Download this year. Download is becoming quite familiar for you isnt it? Third year in a row. You started on the fourth …

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Download 2017 – Friday

After negotiating the queues and thorough security checks and finally making it into the arena, I headed straight over to stage 2, just in time to catch Blackwater Conspiracy.   I reviewed their new album recently and was blown away by how good it was, so I had high expectations for …

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Download Festival adds another 20 bands across all stages!

Well, isn’t this lovely from Download Festival? They decided to round off the end of last month with a big, fat announcement of bands across all four stages! We’re a bit lucky aren’t we? The biggest names announced are metal’s mad hatter Devin Townsend, paying below Rob Zombie on the …

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Anthrax – O2 Institute, Birmingham – 9th February 2017

Tonight was the first night of Anthrax’s UK “Among the kings” tour.  The tour features Anthrax playing two sets, one of which is them playing the entire “Among the living” album in full and in order, with the other set being voted on by fans online. Before Anthrax though it …

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Mastodon – The Limelight 1, Belfast – 14th August 2016

Summer time. To some it’s about sun and holidays, to others it’s heading to festivals, enjoying music and getting muddy. Every year thousands gather to a field in Walton-on-Trent, England for the annual Bloodstock festival.  This year the festival attracted acts like Gojira, Slayer and Twisted Sister (for their final U.K. …

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Tremonti – O2 Academy, Bristol, 15/12/15

It’s staggering how different gigs can be from one night to next. On Sunday, people were still queueing round the corner for The Darkness a full 30-45 minutes after doors opened. Fifteen minutes before entry here and there’s barely fifty in line. Interestingly, it’s much the same audience demographic; from the …

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Delain – Glasgow Cathouse – 28th November 2014

Friday the 28th of November 2014 was ‘Black Friday’ for many. Fortunately for me the main black in my Friday was being worn by the line of Delain fans waiting outside The Cathouse in Glasgow for the last date of Dutch symphonic metal band Delain’s short UK tour. The doors opened promptly …

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