Band of the Day: Damaj

Having watched this young band live recently supporting Fury in Edinburgh, I was suitably impressed with them and their old school NWOBHM style and sound that reminded me a bit of Angelwitch at times. Daniel has a good strong voice with James on Lead guitar having a playing style all his own. They are getting out … Continue reading Band of the Day: Damaj

Gig Review: Mike Tramp’s “Nomad” tour – Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (10th September 2015)

Here we are again at this reviewer's favourite venue “Bannermans Bar” to see Mike Tramp, fully electric this time. I have seen this man several times now including twice with the excellent Freak of Nature back in the early 90’s and always look forward to his visits. I saw Mike last year here on his … Continue reading Gig Review: Mike Tramp’s “Nomad” tour – Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (10th September 2015)

Gig review: OPM at Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (2nd Sept 2015)

OPM released their 4th EP featuring Big B entitled The Minge Dynasty last month (review here) as well the current European tour celebrating the 15th year anniversary of their debut album Menace to Sobriety which is due to get a re-release soon. The current band featuring John E. Necro - vocals, Geoff Turney - guitars, … Continue reading Gig review: OPM at Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (2nd Sept 2015)

BobFest – 18th July 2015, Penicuik

Welcome to Bobfest, Penicuik's annual heavy metal vomit party! This annual Metal Festival is now in it’s 10th year and I am sad to say up until last year I had not heard of this fantastic day out for Metalheads. Ten fantastic bands for a mere £7.00. I could not make it last year but … Continue reading BobFest – 18th July 2015, Penicuik

L7 / Black Moth – Glasgow Garage, June 15th 2015

[Photo sets: L7 / Black Moth] First up this evening are a band I have not long been listening to with last year's album Condemned To Hope getting a lot of air time on the iPod. Black Moth have been gathering pace recently and they have been getting lots of great reviews from all the major … Continue reading L7 / Black Moth – Glasgow Garage, June 15th 2015

Review: Blackberry Smoke / The Holy Ghosts – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (12th June 2015)

[Photo sets: Blackberry Smoke / The Holy Ghosts] Kicking off the night to a packed Liquid Rooms are Edinburgh’s The Holy Ghosts. The band start off with "Twist of the Knife" from the excellent Ride Them Down album. This band have a fantastic vibe about them and have the crowd going straight away. I first saw them back … Continue reading Review: Blackberry Smoke / The Holy Ghosts – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (12th June 2015)