Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Acid Reign – Central Live Music Venue – Wrexham.

30 years ago Acid Reign played a gig in Wrexham. I lived less than a mile from the venue, was a massive fan and had money in my pocket. And yet I didn’t go. I’m not sure why not. Maybe I thought I’d catch them next time. As Homer (of …

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Crapfest 2021: Event Review

Well Crapfest! Once I’d finished embarrassing myself by walking into the wrong place, we entered EBGB's. I’d been told it was a sell out but wasn’t expecting the opening band to be playing to a packed basement. Ok no one had started actually jumping up and down but the vibe was definitely starting to build.

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The Damn Truth ‘Now Or Nowhere’ Livestream – review

The Damn

Eveniko Presents The Damn Truth – Now Or Nowhere Worldwide Record Release Experiment Livestream concert from a church in Montreal, Canada on Wednesday, June 9th  Montreal’s The Damn Truth delivers a truly memorable concert showcasing their new album Now Or Nowhere. Filmed in a church in Montreal. The band was …

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ATREYU ‘Carry The Fire’ Livestream – review


ATREYU  present ‘Carry The Fire’  two nights of Livestreams happening on November 20th and December 4th 2020 Californian nu-metal legends Atreyu bring the fire with an online exclusive, full stage production of not one but two live sets. The first show was determined by the fans and which songs they …

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Live at the O2 Academy, Brixton [Virtual Live Show Review with Melody VR]

Nothing quite beats the atmosphere of a live concert; the sweat-drenched walls, the chest-rattling bass lines and the ear-deafening screams of the crowd, but the recent Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes show, hosted exclusively on the Melody VR app (via smartphones and VR headsets), brought a truly immersive experience right …

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Anvil – Live Stream Metal Show Review

Anvil – Live Stream Metal Show Review – L’anti Bar And Spectacles, Quebec City, Canada, 4th July 2020. Anvil, the band that seems to tour non-stop! Unfortunately, Covid-19 put the brakes on the early leg of their 2020 Legal At Last tour but dates have been rescheduled and for those …

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Myke Gray feat Kim Jennett Live review Nightrain Bradford

Myke Gray

Myke Gray feat Kim Jennett Live review Nightrain Bradford, 29 February 2020 Keeping rock and roll truly alive on a cold, damp, snowy Saturday evening at Bradfords, Nightrain. Myke Gray featuring Kim Jennett arrive to play the penultimate date of their self-financed tour. There’s a decent crowd in the house. …

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Anvil – Buckley Tivoli, 06/03/2020

I’ve been to many Anvil gigs since 1982, playing at festivals, support slots and as headliners. There has never been a bad one, some stand out more than others and another addition to the latter is the Buckley Tivoli gig last night. A pre gig interview with frontman Steve ‘Lips’ …

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Sabaton – Wembley arena, London – 8th February 2020

Tonight saw Sabaton play their only UK gig on their current tour, at a sold-out Wembley arena. On this tour they’ve got two excellent support acts in the form of Amaranthe and Apocalyptica. First up was Amaranthe. I first saw them play 9 years ago and while they were impressive …

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3teeth live at the Key Club in Leeds on 04.02.2020


3teeth and PIG live at the Key Club in Leeds on 04.02.2020 The Key Club is a long-standing Leeds venue that is basically a large dark dingy cellar.  The large crowd tonight looks like a sea of black, packed with an army of industrial metallers and goths.  The audience has …

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Raging Speedhorn – Chester Live Rooms – 30/01/20

Tonight’s venue is Chester’s live rooms, which claims to be one of the north wests premier live venues. I’m afraid I have to take that claim with a huge pinch of salt. The sound is atrocious, barely able to hear the vocals in all the bands this evening and the …

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Tarja – Obecní Dum – Smetana Hall, Prague – 21st January 2020

Ahead of her tour to promote the new album, Tarja Turunen made time to do two special shows. The first was at Obecní Dum – Smetana Hall in Prague, a beautiful historic venue. The second show, two days later was in Bucharest and was performed in the round with the …

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Monster Magnet Powertrip Tour Leeds Uni Stylus 23 January 2020

Monster Magnet

Monster Magnet Powertrip A CelebrationTour at Leeds Uni Stylus 23 January 2020 with support from Those Damn Crows.   Legendary rockers Monster Magnet   ‘Powertrip A Celebration’ Tour arrived in town today to celebrate the 21st birthday of the album Powertrip, released in June 1998.  Monster Magnet lead by space lord …

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