Gig Review: HRH Hammerfest XI – Day 2 (22 March 2019)

It's Friday morning and I’m raring to go, very much looking forward to the eclectic mix of metal, doom, sludge, and thrash on offer here today at Hammerfest XI. I head down early so I don't miss anything and spend some time looking round the wares at the merch stalls. Plenty of choice with almost … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Hammerfest XI – Day 2 (22 March 2019)

Gig Review: Skindred / Sonic Boom Six / Desert Storm, O2 Academy Oxford (21st December 2018)

The O2 Academy, Cowley Road, Oxford, is a venue I have been many a time to see live music, however only to the smaller upstairs room where I have enjoyed the likes of Zebrahead bouncing all over the stage. The sound is great in the small space. Tonight was to be my first night in … Continue reading Gig Review: Skindred / Sonic Boom Six / Desert Storm, O2 Academy Oxford (21st December 2018)

Album Review: Desert Storm – Sentinels

After four long years of waiting, the metal community are finally being graced with a new release from UK stoner metal behemoths Desert Storm. Picking up from their previous release, the fourth studio album from the quintet, Sentinels, is a collection of some of the most weighty, sludgy, and downright groovy metal you will ever listen … Continue reading Album Review: Desert Storm – Sentinels

Gig Review: HRH Metal Festival, Birmingham DAY ONE (17th February 2018)

Hard Rock Hell Metal is a legendary annual event bringing together both new and world-famous bands for a weekend of metal. A total of 41 bands played three rooms over two days at O2 Academy in Birmingham on 17 and 18 February so myself and fellow Moshville Times photographer Topher divided them up between the two … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Metal Festival, Birmingham DAY ONE (17th February 2018)

Bloodstock 2016 – Sunday (Ross’s view)

Harsh, screeching vocals are Visions of Disfigurement’s way to introduce themselves to everyone. Describing themselves as “slamming death metal”, they certainly have…colourful lyrics. Just one listen of “Fecaluria” will ensure that you’ll never forget some of the images they conjure up. Drums come at a breakneck pace and work well in tandem with the down … Continue reading Bloodstock 2016 – Sunday (Ross’s view)