Festival Review: Damnation Festival (2nd November 2019)

At the stroke of mid-day on the "day of the dead", the doors of Leeds Student Union were flung open to the hordes of metal fans that travelled, some from very far away, to witness a stacked lineup of some of the best metal bands on the touring circuit at the moment. Kicking things off … Continue reading Festival Review: Damnation Festival (2nd November 2019)

Album Review: Alcest – Spiritual Instinct

When it comes to classifying what exactly Alcest is, it's easier in some ways to just say that they are their own band. Previous releases might have slotted them into the shoe-gaze or the atmospheric black metal scenes respectively, but the band always has something up their sleeve to defy all labels that people try … Continue reading Album Review: Alcest – Spiritual Instinct

We’ll Be There: Damnation Festival 2019

The time is almost upon us when the doors of Leeds University union will be flung open for the annual gathering of excellent metal in the North East. Now in it's 15 year and having sold out for the past few years, the festival has built up a reputation for booking some of the finest … Continue reading We’ll Be There: Damnation Festival 2019

ArcTanGent add second wave of new bands and two headliners

The 3-day award-winning festival ArcTanGent has today announced 17 new bands to this year's line-up, including the following two headliners. Set on Fernhill Farm, Bristol 16th-18th August 2018, Friday night headliners Glassjaw are making their ArcTanGent debut as a festival exclusive. Shellac have also been announced to headline the Saturday night as another festival exclusive. The full … Continue reading ArcTanGent add second wave of new bands and two headliners

Anathema / Alcest – Limelight 2, Belfast (23rd September 2017)

Kerri took a trip into the dark side to catch doom maestros Anathema ably supported by black/alternative act Alcest. She got some pretty pictures, too. Alcest The French band Alcest have joined Anathema on the European leg of this tour. With most of their songs coming in at around eight minutes it was great to … Continue reading Anathema / Alcest – Limelight 2, Belfast (23rd September 2017)

Alcest / Mono (Japan) to tour in October

We've not got much more information that the two bands and the tour dates (see the attached poster for all of those), but it's a decent enough line-up and covers a lot of territory including nine dates up and down the UK. It may be a safe bet that it's a dual-headliner as well, given … Continue reading Alcest / Mono (Japan) to tour in October