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The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Anthrax – Hammerfest review

Tonights main attraction for many people was the mighty Anthrax.  Apart from large festival appearances they havent played much in the UK in recent years so this tour was always going to attract a lot of fans. They came on stage to the sounds of “Worship” from their latest album, …

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Spirytus review Hammerfest 4

Late on Friday afternoon after I had finished interviewing for the day I headed down to catch the remainder of Spirytus’s set. They start off the set with ‘Bullet Ride’ intro before launching  into ‘Qandahar’ and ‘Heaven’ Ryan banters away with the crowd in between songs; ‘Hot Stepper’ is rap …

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Kyrbgrinder Review Hammerfest 4

After Inferno had warmed the crowd up, Kyrbgrinder took to the stage and changes the tempo.  I’m really disappointed as I only managed to catch the last few songs by the Kyrbgrinder due to interviews; however what I managed to catch was a krushing performance by the trio! If you …

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Achren Review, Hammerfest 4

I headed over to see Achren slay the stage 2 crowd straight after Paradise Lost finished their fantastic set. I arrived at Stage 2 just as Achren are finishing Aura, considering that Anthrax are due to come on and a lot of people are away to the toilets and/or bar …

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Inferno Review, Hammerfest 4

I only managed to catch a few songs by this tremendous trio who are Inferno during their set in The Queen Vic at Hammerfest. I’ve seen them twice before so knew I was going to be in for a great time. I arrived just as they started off ‘Water Into …

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Serenity & Pythia – Underworld, London – 25/03/2012

First up were the oddly named pet slimmers of the year. Dear lord what idiot thought they were a good choice for tonight’s bill. They were a totally unsuitable choice musically and the lack of interest from the crowd during their frankly dull and tedious set was clear with them …

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UFO and Heavy Metal Kids review – Rock City, Nottingham – 27th March 2012

Opening up tonight’s proceedings are Heavy Metal Kids. They have a decent crowd and work there way through a hard rock, bluesy set with a hint of punk for good measure. Although the crowd are not all that lively (unfortunately, this is something that would continue through the night), they …

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Betraeus + Spires – The Limelight, Belfast – Saturday 24 March 2012

It’s the hottest day of the year, with the sun splitting the trees and the local spides have already taken up residence in the local park with their bottles of (still relatively cheap) white cider and Buckie… so, what is any self-respecting metaller doing? Well, we’re in a darkened club …

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Hammerfest IV – The Planetmosh Experience

Normally after attending festival or a gig I would write a review about the overall experience of the event, what I thought about the venue, the bands, how the crowds reacted, etc, and for those of you that have looked at all of our Hammerfest IV posts, you will see …

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Hammerfest IV 2012 – The Review

For four days in March each year, metal fans descend on Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, Wales for Hammerfest.  This year was the fourth year the festival was held and for those that attended I’m sure you will agree with me when I say long may it continue. So what is …

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Lawnmower Deth, Hammerfest 2012

On the Friday night at Hammerfest (well Saturday morning really as it was 1.30am), there was only one band who could follow the awesomely fun set from Evil Scarecrow – that band is the band that first put the fun into metal, Lawnmower Deth.  Since reforming a few years ago …

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Arthemis Review, Hammerfest 4

The heavy thrash metal warriors Arthemis make an appearance at Hammerfest 2012, with new to the family drummer Paul Grinder. Their set varies from their latest album ‘Hereos’ to revealing a few new songs that give us a taste of what their new album will be like when released later this year.They …

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Intrepid Fox Live Presents: HORNET, The Burning Crows & Black State Highway 29.03.12

After another full capacity show at The Intrepid Fox in Soho, three great bands are yet again going to kick ass! SED Records UK will be returning for a fourth time to host another one of their fantastic free-entry live rock music nights on Thursday 29th March 2012. SED’s hard …

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Graveyard w/ Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell & Horisont – Camden Underworld – 22.03.2012

  Graveyard would have you believe that their records are fresh out of the 70s era rock archives that people often reminisce about. In fact, this band has merely been around only since 2006 and their sound is as relevant today as their counterparts were in the good old days, …

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The Answer, Manchester Academy 2, Review.

First band up tonight was Skam a three piece hard rock band. They had a very energetic performance style with intense grooves and bluesy riffs, they deliver a sound holding true to British Rock and Roll. Steve Hill is definitely a member to mention, he is highly entertaining to watch with his very ballsy persona on stage. X-Ray …

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Six Hour Sundown w/support from Stormborn & Hollywood Trash – 22.03.12 – The Intrepid Fox

Despite the Intrepid Fox being my favourite pub in London this was surprisingly my first time reviewing one of their newly resurrected live music nights, for those of you unfamiliar with venue the live music takes place upstairs on a new recently installed larger stage whilst the normal bar is …

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Destroyers of the Faith (Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved, Tripykon, Job for a Cowboy) 8th March 2012

  Well where to start? I’m on the train to Destroyers of the Faith at the ABC in Glasgow. I am bricking it as in a few hours I shall be interviewing Paul from Cannibal Corpse. No drinking for me yet, must be professional and not fan girl. Also on …

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Killing Joke, ABC Glasgow 12th March 2012

I was really looking forward to tonight, and it certainly ended up being a night to remember, but not particularly for the right reasons!   First support for Killing Joke was an American band, The Crying Spell, from Seattle.  Fronted by the incredibly tall and charismatic Len Hotrum they took …

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