Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Deep Purple, SECC, Glasgow 26th November 2011

Review by Cat Prescott and pictures courtesy of Fishbones Photography for Planetmosh. Not being a long standing, die hard Deep Purple fan I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at tonight’s concert at the SECC on a wild, windy and wet night, so it was with interest that I took …

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Nightlord w/support from Hystyerica, Stuka Squadron and Designs of Chaos – Underworld – 19/11/11

First act of the evening were London’s own Designs of Chaos a five piece setup that deliver head splitting vocals with demonic beats finished off with some brilliantly catchy riffage. Listing their influences as Lamb of God, Metallica, Opeth and Black Sabbath you can kind of imagine what I mean by the …

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AC/DC UK, LIVE AT THE CAVERN CLUB LIVERPOOL 18/11/11 (GIG)

There can be few more iconic venues in the UK than Liverpool’s Cavern Club, steeped in musical history that is rivalled by even fewer, even if it is musical history that has been pulled down brick by brick, moved and reassembled in its present location. Descending the stairs into the …

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Voodoo Six Review. Moho live Manchester 20th November 2011.

  Right before I go on about how amazing Voodoo Six were tonight, I have to say Fantasist [7/10], Nightvision and Exit State were definitely top of the league. Having seen Nightvision and Exit State for the first time they completely blew me away. Nightvision [8/10] vocalist Dave Mckee had …

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Gaia Epicus, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 15/11/11

Tonight gig was a 5 band bill at Ivory Blacks with local band Dana O’Hara kicking off the night with a tight, powerful set unfortunately by the time we arrived we only caught their last 2 songs.  Their distinctive blend of melodic death/power metal starts the night off in fine …

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Straight Line Stitch – Bournemouth – 18/11/11

When you think of Knoxville, Tennessee , you don’t really picture a five-member band fronted by a female who’s screams can give any guy on the music scene a run for his money. But, Straight Line Stitch is just that. Somehow, vocalist Alexis Brown can dance on the fine line …

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Die So Fluid, The Classic Grand 9/11/11

On Wednesday night, The Classic Grand in Glasgow played host to Die So Fluid for the last show on their 4 day 2011 UK tour. This was a highly anticipated gig for local fans which was made that extra little bit special for the Glasgow crowd as throughout the tour …

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Deicide – Whiplash! at The Liverpool Masque 27/06/2011

Welcome to Whiplash Promotions presenting Deicide Opening up tonight’s proceedings are The Amenta. The Australian black metalers start the night off in a blinding fashion, with opening track Vo1d paving the way with a killer opening to tonight’s proceedings with frontman Cain Cressall on top form. Intense, ferocious and brutal …

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Peter Frampton/Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Friday 11th November 2011

Peter Frampton played Manchester last night to a packed house, he moved up from the Academy he played in march earlier this year, to the Bridgewater hall. So why return so soon ? Well its all to do with something called “Frampton comes alive”. Frampton’s milestone double live album, which …

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Alice Cooper Clyde Auditorium 31-10-11

Alice Cooper on Halloween can it get any better? If you’re going to see him it may as well be on the single night of the year that feels as if it’s purpose built just so that Alice can come out and play with all his toys. So on a …

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Iced Earth & Fury UK -London 4-11-11

The lineup tonight was originally supposed to include White Wizzard as the main support, but tonight they were missing.  Apparently there was a small notice near the entrance advising of this but like many people I didnt see it, and there was nothing mentioned about there absence. They managed to …

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Rival Sons-Manchester Academy 3. 6th.November.2011

Well what can I say? If you haven’t brought a ticket for Rival Sons first ever UK headline tour then you have missed out. Rival Sons appeared on stage at 9:15 and from the roars of the crowds you knew their presence had been acknowledge. The remarkable thing I noticed …

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Manowar,Leeds Carling Academy,4/11/2011

“The sound of metal so loud it cracks the beams”.A line taken from Manowar’s song Gloves Of Metal and judging by volume levels reached at Leeds Carling Academy last Friday night,i would not be surprised if this were true.Their new p.a system certainly delivered but it had a few glitches …

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Tracer – the Underworld – 03.11.11

Right where do I start? Yeah good place the beginning…. Tracer hail from Adelaide and they are a three piece rock outfit made up of Leigh Brown – Bass and Vocals, Michael Brown – Guitars and Vocals, Andre Wise – Drums and bring a sound something like a lethal cocktail of …

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Volbeat & Black Spiders – Kentish Town Forum – 29-10-11

Firstly I have to thank my good friend Jorrin from Holland as without him I may have not heard of Volbeat until much later on my life so Jorrin thanks very much mate! The first time I heard Volbeat I knew I’d be a fan for life and between us …

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Evile, The Cathouse, Glasgow 21/10/11

Evile returns to conquer Glasgow whilst on tour to promote their latest album ‘Five Serpent’s Teeth’.  The Cathouse was only about half full however the support bands local lads Circle Of Tyrant and London based Savage Messiah had whipped the crowd up into a frenzy for Evile taking the stage. …

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Electric Boys, Jettblack, Dynazty, Miss Behaviour, Sencelled & Tainted Nation – 12/10/11

Tonights bill was a packed lineup – Sencelled, Dynazty, Tainted nation, Miss Behaviour, Jettblack, and Electric Boys – six bands.  All apart from Jettblack had been touring together, but only London were lucky enough to get Jettblack. Sencelled were first up.  Going on stage five minutes after the doors opened, …

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METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST, BELGIUM, OCT 21/22/23 2011 (FESTIVAL)

The ninth annual gathering of Female Fronted Metal took place again at Oktoberhallen in the pretty Belgian town of Wieze. The festival kicked off on the Friday night with a three band lineup to ease everyone into the packed weekend ahead. First up were Greek power metallers BARE INFINITY (7/10), …

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Annotations of An Autopsy – Wrexham’s Central Station 22/06/2011

Welcome to Central Station presenting Annotations of An Autopsy Opening up tonight’s proceedings are local upstarts Impaled Existence. With sounds similar to Whitechapple, I E set about the task of warming the crowd tonight on this hardcore metal bill. Setting about in the manor that you are accustomed to these …

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Apollyon-Wrexham Central Station,19/10/2011

Supporting Evile at this gig,2nd onstage on a 4 band bill,Apollyon shook the rafters of Central Station with a set of lightspeed technical thrash metal.The 3 piece from Queensferry took no prisoners with frontman/bassist Gareth Owen summoning the ever growing crowd to the front.With only a short set in front …

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