Behemoth, Arch Enemy and Carcass bring The European Siege to the UK/IRE in 2021

Two of Europe’s most revered metal bands are set to combine forces to bring their ‘European Siege 2021’ tour to UK & Irish shores in Autumn 2021. Poland’s behemoth and Sweden’s Arch Enemy are joining together for a handful of dates, bringing their longtime friends and metal legends Carcass in the special guest slot. Opening … Continue reading Behemoth, Arch Enemy and Carcass bring The European Siege to the UK/IRE in 2021

Gig Review: Amon Amarth / Arch Enemy / Hypocrisy – Brixton Academy, London (30th November 2019)

On Saturday night I headed to Brixton Academy for an evening of Swedish metal featuring Hypocrisy, Arch Enemy and the mighty viking metal gods Amon Amarth. This was the third and final UK date of the band’s mammoth “Berserker World Tour” promoting their eleventh studio album, and they sold out the almost 5,000-capacity venue. With … Continue reading Gig Review: Amon Amarth / Arch Enemy / Hypocrisy – Brixton Academy, London (30th November 2019)

Get a tattoo while watching Amon Amarth!

OK, technically before the show, but it doesn't make for as good a headline. Anyway... Heavy metal Vikings Amon Amarth have shared a message with fans online, inviting them to visit an official tattoo pop-up studio before each UK headline show, to get inked with a range of Amon Amarth tattoos in conjunction with Old … Continue reading Get a tattoo while watching Amon Amarth!

2018 Crew Review: Jack Barker – Photographer

While 2018 has been a challenging year for many reasons, it has however been a brilliant year for gigs/festivals and ticking off a lot of bands on my photo bucket list. From a quick tally there were 27 gigs and 5 festivals, and I even had the chance to photograph my first major festival. Best … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: Jack Barker – Photographer

Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

France’s soirée of festival season is Hellfest, based in the sleepy town of Clisson, which lies half an hour from Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of the country, and this year is it’s 13th incarnation In the beginning, starting off more on the heavy side, it’s grown into one of the most … Continue reading Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

Festival Review: Nova Rock 2018 Day 2

Waking up to sunshine was a pleasant surprise compared to the wet, muddy day before. Upon arrival at the festival, it was obvious there were a few hangovers in the crowd, but this wasn’t going to stop anyone from carrying on drinking and enjoying the second day. First band up on the Red stage was … Continue reading Festival Review: Nova Rock 2018 Day 2