#RoadToBOA2021 – Odysseus

It’s that time of year where we set out to interview as many of the Sophie, New Blood, and Jager bands as we can in the lead-up to one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, Bloodstock. Answering our questions here are Odysseus who play the New Blood Stage on Thursday. Simple things first … Continue reading #RoadToBOA2021 – Odysseus

#RoadToBOA2021 – Deified

It’s that time of year where we set out to interview as many of the Sophie, New Blood, and Jager bands as we can in the lead-up to one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, Bloodstock. Answering our questions here are Deified who play the Sophie Stage on Friday. Simple things first – … Continue reading #RoadToBOA2021 – Deified

Gig Review: Metal 2 the Masses Manchester – Heat 5 (1st March 2020)

Well here we are at heat 5 already. It doesn’t feel that long since it was dark and foggy that first week in January, and here we are racing into the last half of the heats. Nights are getting lighter and it’s sunny and warm(ish) as I arrive at The Bread Shed, my obligatory coffee … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 the Masses Manchester – Heat 5 (1st March 2020)

Gig Review: Metal 2 the Masses Manchester – Heat 2 (25th January 2020)

So, it’s Sunday afternoon and I’m off to Manchester for the 2nd heat of M2tM 2020, thankfully no fog in sight this week. A quick mention of the stage times and setup that Stonebaked Promotions and APF records have in place for this year’s event. First off, it’s on a Sunday - normally not the … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 the Masses Manchester – Heat 2 (25th January 2020)

Gig Review: Metal 2 the Masses Manchester – Heat 1 (19th January 2020)

It's only been 5 short months since we were sat basking in the warm, sunny (sometimes) and loud fields in Derbyshire where Bloodstock calls home. August and the return to those hallowed fields is still far off, yet here I am driving into Manchester through fog filled roads (seriously like a Silent Hill film) eager … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 the Masses Manchester – Heat 1 (19th January 2020)

Gig review: Battle Beast / Cyhra – Club Academy, Manchester (28 November 2019)

Tonight, I am at the Club Academy in Manchester, part of the University Students Union building and my first time here. Down in the basement, it’s a little smaller than I expected, but its dark and dungeonesque feel is perhaps very suited for tonight’s show of power metal. A supergroup formed in 2017 with the … Continue reading Gig review: Battle Beast / Cyhra – Club Academy, Manchester (28 November 2019)