Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

The Quireboys Acoustic – Sheffield Corporation, 8th February 2014

I first saw The Quireboys at Manchester International II in the early nineties. I’ve seen them a couple of times since then, make that around twenty times! Manchester International II has now been demolished and a block of flats stand in it’s place. Since my first gig The Quireboys have …

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Trucker Diablo + NASA Assassin – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – 8 February 2014

Trucker Diablo

Farewells are always emotional affairs, and none more than when it is akin to bidding goodbye to a close family member… and there was a tangible sense of emotion in the air as the Norn Irish rock family gathered to bid farewell to one of their most beloved brothers – …

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Sepultura – The Academy, Dublin 04/02/14

After battling through weather of biblical proportions, narrowly avoiding drowning on O’Connell street and almost losing an eye at the spokes of an umbrella, it was all made worth it when I finally made it to the Academy to discover I was here for a gig that was sold out. …

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Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Battlecross & Miss May I – Birmingham Academy – 6th February 2014

First up tonight were Detroit band Battlecross, here on their first trip to the UK.  Despite going on stage soon after the doors opened they still had a good sized crowd to play to – fans had been queuing outside the venue for a couple of hours before doors opened.  …

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Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 05/02/2014

@LessThanJake and @ReelBigFish show in Glasgow reviewed by @AnybodyBC for @PlanetMosh Wednesday evening in O2 ABC began loudly with Zebrahead on the stage while there was still a considerable queue outside the venue. As I rushed inside guys on the stage were already engaging the audience and introducing their friends …

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Powerized, The Devil’s 3rd, Mistral & Hammered – Hakketak Metal, Holland – 25/01/2014

Imagine a small village, one church, one baker, some local fast food company’s and some bars. And in one of these bars a party is brewing. It is quite clear you wouldn’t expect that in a few minutes some furious bands would be about to blast metal up our asses. …

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Winterfest – Warehouse 23, Wakefield, 1st February 2014

@LouellaDeville_ @PlanetMosh reviews Winterfest, @warehouse23wfkd with @Bonafiderocks, @TheTexasFlood @ajendamusic @Hamerex @MassiveWagons and @BillSacrilege co-hosted by @tbfmonline Winterfest 2014 was brought to us by Warehouse 23 and TFFM Online with the show being aired live. Originally featuring – Sacrilege, Massive Wagons, Hamerex, AJENDA, I AM I and headliners Bonafide. At the eleventh hour I AM …

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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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Highway To Hell – Limelight 2, Belfast – 1 February 2014

Screaming Eagle

.@Planetmosh reviews @Screagle83, @MaverickBelfast and @balefulcreed at @LimelightNI. You know you’ve had a good day/night (delete as applicable) when you wake up the next morning with a hangover to match the hole in your wallet – and you know the rock year has officially started when the return of The …

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Kylesa – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow – 01/02/2014

.@Kylesa show in Glasgow reviewed by @AnybodyBC for .@PlanetMosh Another rainy Saturday’s night in Glasgow and one more concert in Kylesa tour, presenting their new album ‘Ultraviolet’. The band started their European tour on 10th of January and will be finishing it in one week in Germany. For the whole …

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Skindred – O2 Academy, Bristol, 30/01/14

.@planetmosh reviews .@skindredmusic at .@o2academybris!! The O2 Academy tonight is rammed, and unexpectedly so – there was no announcement of a sell out until earlier that day. However, given that Bristol is the closest place to Wales that tonight’s headliners are playing on their current tour (until their Newport Helicop-tour …

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Martin’s 60th Birthday Badass-Bash @The Maze

.@planetmosh @themazenotts @sophie_charity   Martin Short’s  60th birthday ‘Badass Bash’. Full credit to Martin as he organised one hell of an all day-all night event!! All the proceeds from the night are going to two chosen charity’s that Martin has interests in. chART UK (Children’s Hospice Arts) & the S.O.P.H.I.E. foundation. …

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Iced Earth, Islington, London, 14 January 2014

First up tonight were Elm Street.  The band were lucky to be able to play as they’d been travelling with Warbringer and had been heavily delayed so didn’t arrive at the venue till just minutes before the doors opened, and will have had to skip the luxury of a soundcheck.  …

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Leaves Eyes, Atrocity & Pythia – Rock City, Nottingham – 16th January 2014

@Planetmosh reviews @AtrocityPage @Pythia_Tweets and @Leaves_Eyes Nottingham gig. Tonight was a gig I’d been looking forward to since the tour was first announced. I’ve seen Leaves Eyes and Pythia plenty of times and like both bands, but having never seen Atrocity before then they were the most exciting part of …

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Lamb of God – Birmingham Academy – 17th January 2014

@PlanetMosh reviews the @LambOfGodBand @Decapitated @HuntressKills show in Birmingham. @Roadrunner_UK First up tonight were Huntress. At first glance they seem an odd choice to support Lamb of God as they’re nowhere near as heavy as either Lamb of God or Decapitated, but they don’t let that bother them and right …

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Bullibymon + Jackalfeud + Defyed – Voodoo, Belfast – 17 January 2014

Bullibymon gig poster

.@PlanetMosh reviews @Bullibymon, @jackalfeud and #Defyed at @Voodoo_Belfast With the Belfast metal scene having burst back into life after its winter hiatus the previous evening, with the triple assault of Kataklysm, Krisiun and Fleshgod Apocalypse down the street at the Limelight, it was turn of the local lads to turn …

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Kataklysm + Krisiun + Fleshgod Apocalypse – Limelight 2, Belfast, 16 January 2014

Kataklysm Belfast Poster

It’s taken until halfway through January for the Belfast metal scene to throw off its new year hangover and stir itself back into life – and what better way for it to awaken than with an international triple header featuring three potent exponents of their craft? Openers Fleshgod Apocalypse bring …

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Lamb of God – O2 Academy, Glasgow – 16/01/2014

@AnybodyBC reviews the @LambOfGodBand @Decapitated @HuntressKills show in Glasgow for @PlanetMosh. @Roadrunner_UK @rrusa   Attending a kick ass metal gig is always a great start to a brand new year and 2014 began perfectly in the company of  brutal groove metallers Lamb of God in the O2 Academy, Glasgow. The …

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