Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Onslaught – The Garage – 23/09/11

Back in the early eighties is when the now infamous Onslaught were brought in to existence by guitarist Nige Rockett, bassist Paul Hill & vocalist Jase Pope however it wasn’t until 2007 now joined by Sy Keeler on vocals when the band delivered us the album “Killing Peace” (which was …

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Komatoze at ABC, Glasgow 29/9/11

Komatoze were the only support band for the Y&T concert on Thursday night so it was their job to warm up the crowd that had gathered for rock legends Y&T. It was an early start to the concert so throughout their set the ABC was starting to slowly fill up. …

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‘A Night Of Metal’, Rascals Bangor, 24th September (GIG)

With a city full of ‘new’ students, it’s difficult to gauge how many will turn up for a rock night, but a decent crowd materialised with a good mix of young and younger to listen to this 4 band lineup. First up were local lads RUNDOWN, who put in a …

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Warrior Soul at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow 23/9/11

Having seen Warrior Soul back in March at Ivory Blacks, I was delighted to hear that they were returning to Glasgow so soon with the Rubicon Tour. The set list was to be a mixture of favourites and rarities from all their albums. I only managed to catch the last …

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Slash UK,Brooker’s bar,Chester,24/9/2011

Before the review,a quick word about tribute bands.Love em or hate em you have to admire their dedication.Personally i love em as i appreciate that its done for the love of the music.Most tribute bands have full time jobs so only really get to play their gigs at weekends and …

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Helstar – Purple Turtle – 29th August 2011

HELSTAR With Atomkraft, Deceptor, Hybris @ The Purple Turtle, Camden 29th August 2011 Review & Photos by Jo Blackened – Altercarnated Photography Despite it being a Monday Night on this Bank Holiday weekend, it was no surprise seeing a large queue outside The Purple Turtle tonight, especially as it’s Helstar’s …

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Attica Rage at The Classic Grand, Glasgow 16/9/11

I had been looking forward  to this one-off special show for ages. Attica Rage were performing the full of their latest album ‘Road Dog’ live with guest musicians Dave Arcari, Christie Connor-Vernal & Steve Lightbody, engineered live sound by producer Roddymacaudio. The show was also being filmed for a promo …

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The Treatment, Six hour sundown & No Americana – The Borderline, London – 6th September 2011

[media-credit id=4717 align=”aligncenter” width=”489″][/media-credit]No Americana opened the night’s entertainment.  The venue wasn’t very busy by the time they took to the stage but this young Birmingham band still gave it 100% and put in a good performance that went down well with the audience.   Six Hour Sundown were a …

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Attica Rage, Yardbirds, Grimsby – 11th Sep 2011

This review was done Jason aka Old Metal Moody from Grimsby . I arrived early at the Yardbirds in Grimsby, to find both Attica Rage and Exit State relaxed and looking forward to the night ahead with a beer and a Slipknot video. There was a poor turnout from North …

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Attica Rage at Nambucca – 03/09/11

Attica Rage with support from L Sol Tace, Mekanizm & Kopperhed A warm Saturday evening and it’s off to Holloway for an evening of Metal shenanigans laid on for us by the awesome Monsta Ents and first up were Kopperhed. Hailing from London it was nice to begin the evening …

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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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