Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

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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Ebonillumini – Esuarine & Worms of Sabnock – Grand Religious Finale EP Review

Released February 2012 by Diptera Records I am a huge fan of Ebonillumini, Worms of Sabnock and Meads of Asphodel, so being personally asked by Chalice to review this split EP by Ebonillumini an Worms of Sabnock is a real honour. The Ep consists of four Ebonillumini tracks and six Worms of …

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Beholder, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 9th March 2012

Beholder are currently touring around the UK with The Black Flag Tour. Instead of having a touring support act, Beholder have done things differently, all the supports act are local and different per gig. On tonight’s bill we had Diementia, Kahbela as Zombie Militia had to cancel at the last …

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Girlschool w/support from Ng26 – the Relentless Garage – 10.03.12

  Saturday night and it’s time to head off to the Garage in Islington for the final show of Girlschool’s Hit and Run revisited  tour and first up this evening are Nottingham’s Ng26. Having been in the venue earlier in the day talking to Ng26 I was looking forward to …

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Stuka Squadron w/support from Scar Divine & Hybris – the Unicorn, Camden – 09.03.12

Friday night in Camden with three fantastic bands on tonight’s bill at the Unicorn, first up we have the brilliant Hybris who are a relatively new thrash outfit consisting of James (vocals) Achilles and Federica (guitars) Liv (Bass) and Dimitris (Drums). You will recognise James as he is also the …

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Oaf – The Unicorn – 08.03.12

Another one of my special mention reviews as I had headed along to the Unicorn in Camden to catch fantastic Welsh metallers Triaxis and the equally brilliant Elimination on their End of Days tour however as we (Planetmosh) have already reviewed the first show of the tour (which you can …

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Boddickers, Retro Bar, Manchester

    Boddickers really bring a lively, friendly atmosphere, as their local fans gather round the stage area of Retro Bar. So they get off to a not so good start… first song drummer Jim Cattell snaps his drum stick and everything comes to a halt as he retrieves another.  Jim is …

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Elimination/Triaxis ‘End Of Days’ Tour 03/03/12 Gig Review.

Opening the nights proceedings at this North Wales triple header are local heroes Inferno (8/10) who see this nights set as a valuable warm up before there forthcoming slot at this years Hammerfest shindig in a couple of weeks time. If you’ve not come across this band before think Q.O.T.S.A. …

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Rammstein – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham – 2nd March 2012

Tonight’s show was the last night on the UK leg of the current Rammstein European tour.  I’d been hearing great reports from friends who’d been to earlier dates on the tour so was definitely looking forward to seeing them.  Getting to photograph them just made a gig I was looking …

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Evil Scarecrow -The Sanctuary, Burnley, 25/2/2012

  After about 12 months, the Nottingham based noisemongers Evil Scarecrow returned to The Sanctuary rock club in Burnley to show that the heavier side of metal has not got to be played with a frown but  to bring a hilarious sense of showmanship to their music but which  does …

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Origin, Psycroptic, Leng Tch’e, Dictated 20/02/2012

As I turned up at White Rabbit, Plymouth I noticed there was a quiet turn out for the gig this evening, with bands such as Origin and Psycroptic playing I expected a larger crowd, forgetting it was a Monday (school) night, however even with the turn out, I knew it …

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Merciless Terror, Nerrus Kor, Cemtex and Iniquitous Savagery live at Pivo Pivo, Glasgow, 25th February

It’s the 25th of February and I am in the Pivo Pivo in Glasgow having a beer while sound checks take place. This is my first live review but this situation isn’t a new one for me. I am a bit anxious about reviewing my partner’s band as it may …

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Stormborn – Purple Turtle – 17.01.2012

  Logic would dictate that for my first gig review I’d go for a band more well-known on the gig circuit, a band that’s been on the scene for years with a large and loyal fan base. But I thought I’d do something different today and bring to your attention …

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The Midlands Goth Festival – 18/2/12

  We braved torrential rain to find the Birmingham Ballroom for the first ever Midlands Goth Festival. Not knowing quite what to expect, we had a wander around the Dark Market taking in the exquisite sights and sounds of the many stalls that were set up.   Planning to interview some …

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Sorcerer’s Spell – Islington O2 Academy -18/02/12

Before I go on some of you looking at the date and the venue for this gig will be thinking “Hold on didn’t Alestorm play there that night” and you would not be wrong however the Planetmosh team have already reviewed an Alestorm show from just a few nights previous …

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Ted Maul, Voices, Dam & Daor – The Intrepid Fox, 18/2/12

‘Come and witness the end of the universe with a brutalistic night of true devil worship with London towns most negative extreme metal acts’ says the flyer.  Not bad considering the door fee was only a fiver, and as it was also held at The Intrepid Fox I thought I …

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch and Fleshgod Apocalypse, Southampton 29/01/2012

Live Review: As the bands reached Southampton it was the nineteenth date into their mammoth UK tour. The Cellar, an absolutely rammed tiny venue for such epic bands, with no more than literally a hundred people filling up the venue and more still queuing to get in I thought to …

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