Festival Review – ArcTanGent Festival 2019

ArcTanGent has been a highlight of my musical calendar for the past four years, providing a chance to see loads of captivating bands whilst hanging out with good pals. A relatively small and fairly niche festival, ArcTanGent has everything going for it - unrivalled lineups, a fantastic atmosphere, a friendly crowd, a compact and easily … Continue reading Festival Review – ArcTanGent Festival 2019

We’ll Be There: ArcTanGent Festival 2019

Over the years, ArcTanGent has been in the habit of creating outstanding lineups for their three-day festivals, and one look at the poster for 2019 will tell you that the organisers have outdone themselves this year. There have a been a few complaints from fans that ATG, a festival with a history of showcasing some … Continue reading We’ll Be There: ArcTanGent Festival 2019

ArcTanGent Festival 2018 Review – Thursday

Situated in Mendip, near Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival played host to yet another excellent weekend's math/post-rocking, this year with the added bonus of not terrible weather. Limited to 5,000 attendees and with nearly 80 acts spread over three days and four stages, ArcTanGent is small enough to get between stages easily but has enough space to … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival 2018 Review – Thursday

2017 Crew Review – John, Writer/Reviewer

What an outstanding year for heavy music! There was no way I was going to be able to easily choose just one album for this, so in a typically non-committal way, I have chosen ten (and a bunch of others as a further cop-out). Gun to my head choice for my favourite at the moment? Employed … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – John, Writer/Reviewer

ArcTanGent 2017 Review – Friday

It may have been the early hour, my lack of sleep (thanks, annoying tent neighbours!) and a lack of coffee, but Madilan’s weird getup and prog-leanings didn’t hit the mark for me. They were good but compared to the bands that had played the day before, and definitely to what was still to come, they … Continue reading ArcTanGent 2017 Review – Friday

Bloodstock Day 3: “(Mega)Deth, (Mega)Rock, (Mega)Metal”

The final day of Bloodstock dawned upon the fields of Catton Park and it was an almost bittersweet feeling. The past two days had left most folk feeling a little tired but incredibly excited for what will be a final day of metal goodness. Opening the New Blood stage, Switchblade City confessed, as a rock rather … Continue reading Bloodstock Day 3: “(Mega)Deth, (Mega)Rock, (Mega)Metal”