Saxon / Fastway / Girlschool – O2 ABC, Glasgow (29th October 2016)

One of my work mates was asking what I was up to at the weekend and I told him that I was off to see Saxon, Girlschool and Fastway; "Wow...Fastway...as in Fast Eddie from Motorhead..that Fastway? And Saxon and Girlschool? Wow". He mentioned it was quite a throwback to yesteryear, and even though I agree … Continue reading Saxon / Fastway / Girlschool – O2 ABC, Glasgow (29th October 2016)

Interview: Marcela Bovio of Stream of Passion

 It's Stream of Passion's final ever tour and I was lucky enough to meet up with singer, songwriter, and violinist Marcela Bovio for a chat before their show in Glasgow (review here). We talked about the end of the band, memorable moments, what her plans are for the future and many other subjects. I've included the … Continue reading Interview: Marcela Bovio of Stream of Passion

Stream of Passion / Awake By Design / Splintered Halo – The Classic Grand Lounge, Glasgow (15th October 2016)

Tonight Stream of Passion are back in Glasgow for the first time since 2012 when they supported Epica. Unfortunately it'll also be their last time as the band has decided to call it a day. I interviewed vocalist Marcela Bovio before the gig and she explained why the band felt now was the time to … Continue reading Stream of Passion / Awake By Design / Splintered Halo – The Classic Grand Lounge, Glasgow (15th October 2016)

Robin Trower / Stevie Nimmo – O2 ABC2, Glasgow (11th October 2016)

I've been to many gigs where the support bands feel like they've been tagged on as an afterthought. Sometimes they are a complete musical mismatch , sometimes an unknown that slips back into obscurity, and sometimes they seem to get a raw deal from a sound man who has no interest in making them sound … Continue reading Robin Trower / Stevie Nimmo – O2 ABC2, Glasgow (11th October 2016)

Magnum / Vega – The Garage, Glasgow (25th May 2016)

 Nearing the end of the UK leg of their "Divine" Lies tour Magnum have arrived in Glasgow in support of their new album Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies. Their first studio album was released way back in 1978, and I think I started listening to the band while I was still in high school. I think … Continue reading Magnum / Vega – The Garage, Glasgow (25th May 2016)

Review: The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns

Italy's finest Gothic/doom metal outfit are back with their fourth album Seven Heads Ten Horns. It's a semi-concept album concerned with the degeneration of Europe before it's downfall and explores the intolerance, and contempt, towards other cultures. This is all intertwined with biblical references. It's an interesting lyrical idea for an album and with everything … Continue reading Review: The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns