Gig Review: HRH Metal (Topher’s View) – O2 Academy Birmingham (17-18 Feb 2018)

To make sure that we covered every band playing (and there were a lot), Topher joined Katie to immerse himself in a sweaty metal venue for two days... Hard Rock Hell events are widely known around the country for being packed out and well organised. The 17th and 18th February was the no frills “Metal” event in Birmingham’s … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Metal (Topher’s View) – O2 Academy Birmingham (17-18 Feb 2018)

Gig Review: Vuur (Anneke van Giersbergen) – Asylum 2, Birmingham (Feb 10, 2018)

Sitting on top of rehearsal studios on the outskirts of Birmingham’s city centre and known more for its club nights, the Asylum has hosted many big acts from around the world in its 600 capacity venue. Today was the last UK date of Vuur’s European tour, fronted by ex-The Gathering and Devin Townsend Project vocalist, … Continue reading Gig Review: Vuur (Anneke van Giersbergen) – Asylum 2, Birmingham (Feb 10, 2018)

Gig Review: Michale Graves – Redrum, Stafford (1st Feb 2018)

An old stone construction sits quietly on the outskirts of a local market square in a bitterly cold February evening. The Redrum has been picking up more than its fair share of talent over the past few years, growing their reputation way beyond its Staffordshire borders. From the outside looking in, I was more expecting … Continue reading Gig Review: Michale Graves – Redrum, Stafford (1st Feb 2018)

Stone Sour / The Pretty Reckless, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (29th Nov 2017)

Just two acts take part in tonight’s rock and roll extravaganza at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Starting the proceedings were American troupe; The Pretty Reckless. It’s obvious to point out the vocalist's previous endeavours which in a way lull an audience into a false sense of security; a false sense of calm. However, the music was … Continue reading Stone Sour / The Pretty Reckless, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (29th Nov 2017)

Alice Cooper / The Mission / The Tubes – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (14th Nov 2017)

There’s always something special about arena shows. The vast amount of people, the carefully structured stage and the finely tuned sound all play a part in making these nights cherishing. The Birmingham Arena has been host to numerous greats from many genres and on the 14th November 2017, it was the rightful return of rock … Continue reading Alice Cooper / The Mission / The Tubes – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (14th Nov 2017)

Band of the Day: End of Salvation

Today we introduce End of Salvation (voted best rock/metal band at the Alton Lounge awards 2015 and 2016), death metal with a crossed essence of hardcore from in and around Reading, UK. You may have heard a lot about this barbarous 5-piece after they graced the stage of Bloodstock Metal to the Masses, Reading 2016 … Continue reading Band of the Day: End of Salvation