Gig Review: As December Falls / Greywind / Artio – Tunbridge Wells Forum (30th January 2024)

I only managed to catch the last couple of songs from Artio’s supporting set but their angry, electronica-infused alt rock seemed to go down well with the assembled crowd. Enter Shikari and Wargasm are obvious influences and on full display in their closing track, ‘Product Of My Own Design’. I understand that this song helped … Continue reading Gig Review: As December Falls / Greywind / Artio – Tunbridge Wells Forum (30th January 2024)

Festival Review: Station 18 Festival – Hangar 18, Swansea (Day 2: 29th April 2023)

Whoever writes the weather reports failed to predict the glorious weather that Swansea was bathed in from first thing. Despite the summery conditions, there’s a decent number already in Hangar 18 for openers Our Last Goodbye. The local quartet bring a dark, alt-rock style to the day, but earn appreciation with their well-structured angst-ridden songs. … Continue reading Festival Review: Station 18 Festival – Hangar 18, Swansea (Day 2: 29th April 2023)

Gig Review: Takedown Festival 2023

With the festival season kicking off earlier than expected this year, Myself and my omnipotent overlord, Shells, embarked upon a full day of metal at Takedown at Portsmouth Guildhall. Takedown has been on an 8 year hiatus, producing their last festival in 2015 where they’ve hosted bands such as Funeral For a Friend, Feed the … Continue reading Gig Review: Takedown Festival 2023

Bowling For Soup hit the Emerald Isle (and Torquay)

Break out the Guinness, the shamrocks and any other items traditionally associated with Ireland because Bowling For Soup are making a whistle stop return to both sides of the Irish border. On December 2nd they will be heading to The Telegraph Building in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They will then head south to the Republic Of … Continue reading Bowling For Soup hit the Emerald Isle (and Torquay)

Video Roundup: Leaves’ Eyes, Nothing More, As December Falls, WEAK13, Lightblue, Sinaro

Midweek metal (and rock and pop punk and whatever) madness... Leaves' Eyes - "Sign Of The Dragonhead" Leaves' Eyes release their spectacular viking epic video for single "Sign Of The Dragonhead", the stunning title track from their new album due out on 12th Jan. A big THANK YOU from the band to the vikings of Jomsborg, … Continue reading Video Roundup: Leaves’ Eyes, Nothing More, As December Falls, WEAK13, Lightblue, Sinaro

Video Roundup: Broken Jaw, American Caskets, Vintersea, As December Falls, Deadly Inscription, Press to MECO, From the Void

After a hectic weekend, it's time to relax for five days and snooze through the working week again... Broken Jaw - "Constant Ignorance" Broken Jaw, who were on at Amplified Festival recently, have just released their new video. As well as being a scorching track, its aim is to raise awareness of domestic abuse - … Continue reading Video Roundup: Broken Jaw, American Caskets, Vintersea, As December Falls, Deadly Inscription, Press to MECO, From the Void