The Tours That Never Were – fundraiser for underground bands

Another fundraiser for bands and crew has been announced - a great cause to help keep those in the music industry afloat until they can get back on the road. Full details in the press release below... As we all know, COVID-19 has resulted in many of the UK's most hard-working underground touring acts being … Continue reading The Tours That Never Were – fundraiser for underground bands

Gig Review: Insomnium / Conjurer – Academy 3, Manchester (20th January 2020)

Manchester's Academy 3 has played host to a number of great acts over the past few years, and tonight is no exception with Insomnium's return to UK shores to do a full tour as opposed to 'one-off' or 'a few dates'. With this being night three of their ten-leg tour and their first performance in … Continue reading Gig Review: Insomnium / Conjurer – Academy 3, Manchester (20th January 2020)

2019 Crew Review: John H – Writer

This was a funny old year for me, busy with work, busy with family, busy listening to as much new music as I could, but not all that busy writing about it. Between various sites, I didn’t cover as much as I would’ve wanted to but still managed to write about some of what I … Continue reading 2019 Crew Review: John H – Writer

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

Album Review: Pijn & Conjurer – Curse These Metal Hands

Born of a joint European tour, an invitation to collaborate for ArcTanGent festival in 2018, and a mutual fondness of riffs (as well as Peep Show, and memes, probably), Curse These Metal Hands is an album composed by members from two of the brightest bands in the UK’s promising metal scene, Pijn & Conjurer. From … Continue reading Album Review: Pijn & Conjurer – Curse These Metal Hands

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