Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Elimination, Triaxis & Bleed to This – The Unicorn, Camden. 20/08/11

      [media-credit name=”Veronica Maiden” align=”alignleft” width=”720″][/media-credit]  Firstly before we talk about the bands a very big shout out and well done to the Unicorn for having the best toilets I have seen in a North London music venue! Although I did get the impression they had just finished …

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Ravenface, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow – 21/8/11 (GIG)

Gigs on a Sunday night towards the end of August after all the main festivals have finished and a few other metal gigs on as well, with local bands and bunch of young lads coming up from Blackpool to play go way past the hard going line and onto the …

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General Surgery – The Liverpool Masque 27/05/2011 (Gig)

        [media-credit id=3032 align=”aligncenter” width=”472″][/media-credit]  Welcome to Whiplash Promotions presenting General Surgery   Opening up tonight’s proceedings Manchester based black metalers Burial. Causing quite a stir among the up and coming black metal scene to the extent that they have had their demo ep critically acclaimed by …

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Nerrus Kor, The Cathouse, Glasgow, 29/7/11 (GIG)

Triple G Music organised a tremendous night, with a bill like Nerrus Kor, Diementia, Lets Play God and Sintonic, you know you’re going to be in for a thrashing enjoyable evening and of course it was! Local lads Sintonic kicked off the night in true style, unfortunately their lead vocals …

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Combichrist, Rock City, Nottingham, 2nd July 2011

First up tonight are the opening band, Method Cell, and industrial synth band from Nottingham.  They take to the stage in front of a tiny audience – being a saturday the doors open earlier than normal at 6pm, and they are on stage just a few minutes later.  The band …

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Overview of Hellfest, Clisson, France 17-19th June 2011

For the last few years Hellfest has gone from strength to strength, with amazing line ups, on site improvements. Hellfest has grown into a festival that can compete with all big festivals without losing its unique feel, charm and size. If you have never heard of it, Hellfest a captivating …

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Kobra & the Lotus, Praying Mantis and Triaxis at the Barfly 26.06.2011

A very hot Sunday afternoon in Camden whilst still recovering from the previous nights indulgences and I am about to watch three bands that I personally think made up a fantastic triple bill. First act of the night hailing from South Wales are the excellent female fronted five piece Triaxis, …

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Anvil – Nottingham Rescue Rooms, 25/06/2011

Written by Dennis Jarman , photos by Sean Larkin Hot on the heels of a sold out Canadian tour and the release of their stunning new album Juggernaut Of Justice,the mighty Anvil returned to the UK last week.I caught their show in Manchester last Wednesday and it was their best …

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Achren, The Classic Grand, Glasgow 24/06/2011 (GIG)

This was Achren only local gig before the guys head off and tear up Metalcamp and Wacken, then back to Blighty for Bloodstock over the next few months so we decided to go see the guys before they headed off on their European travels. We arrived at the CG and …

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L.A Guns, The Classic Grand, Glasgow 21/06/2011 (GIG)

After a slight line up change, opening tonight’s gig where local lads, Tragic City Thieves. I had heard of them however never seen them live and the guys did a great set. Def worth checking out, especially if you like the Glam meets Deathpunk style music. Next up were Venrez …

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Kampfar – The Underworld, Camden – 31/5/2011

Having just met Dolk and Thomas in their rather black shiny tourbus for an interview. I must admit I was a bit taken aback as the lights dimmed and the band prowled on to the stage. These calm, well spoken, cheery lads I had spent half an hour or so …

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Heavens Basement – Central Station, Wrexham 15/05/2011 (Gig)

Welcome to Central Station presenting Heavens Basement Opening up tonight’s proceedings are up and coming Chester whippersnappers Violent Karma. Playing an indie fused rock edged set, these youngsters put on a spirited performance with a great seemingly virtuoso performance by guitarist Retro Johannson. Highlight of the set: Creature of Fire …

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Blood Red Throne – The Liverpool Masque 03/05/2011 (Gig)

Welcome to Whiplash Promotions presenting Blood Red Throne Opening up tonight’s proceedings London based metalers Oblivionized. Obliterating the arriving crowd with a heavy, almost industrial brand of Technical Death Grind. With vocalist Zac Broughton seeming to grow in stature with each guttural blistering song, Oblivionized start tonight’s proceedings off with …

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Black Stone Cherry at Apollo 23/Rock Radio 96.3: Glasgow 26/05/11

Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry recently graced the shores of the UK to promote the latest album ‘Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea’. The band played secret acoustic shows courtesy of Rock Radio, I was lucky enough to catch them up at the Glasgow session, held at the …

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ATTICA RAGE – D’MELTING POT CHESTER 20/05/11 (GIG)

This triple bill showcased the launch of the Hard Rock Hell Chester Chapter’s planned monthly gig nights and first up were North Wales based 4-piece Zebedy who powered through a 5 song set with buckets of enthusiasm and obvious talent as well with tracks like ‘The Fallen’ and set closer …

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AC/DC HAMMERSMITH LONDON 06/05/11 (GIG)

There aren’t many Rock bands in the world that can stage a World Premiere DVD launch with no promise of a live set and get away with it but not only do AC/DC do that but they still manage to command a 2000 strong crowd outside to cheer them into …

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Delain – Cathouse Glasgow – 01/05/2011 (Gig)

Female fronted Dutch symphonic rockers ‘Delain’ delivered a powerful performance Glasgows’ iconic venue, The Cathouse. Compared to Within Temptation and Lacuna Coil, Delain are one of the newest talents to emerge into the symphonic music scene and do well with the mixture of classical vocals contrasting with heavy guitar riffs …

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Rock For Funds – Ivory Blacks Glasgow – 01/05/2011 (Gig)

Rock For Funds was set up to raise much needed funds for Glasgow’s Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. There were 2 different venues being used Pivo Pivo and Ivory Blacks. The main event featuring 12 bands was at Ivory Blacks hosted by Rock Radio’s Father Ted. For further information regarding the event …

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Ginger – Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff – 02/05/2011 (Gig)

Ginger Live At Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff Jackdaw 4  Jackdaw 4 is a pop rock but for this tour it’s only Willie Dowling and John Steel as it’s an acoustic tour. Saying that, due to both being full of the lurg, they have brought in Givvi Flynn for the …

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