Devin Townsend announces “Devolution Series #1 – Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds”

Devin Townsend is currently working on new material for upcoming albums, and for a current lack of touring possibilities and encounters with fans on the road he decided to do a series of live albums, quarantine albums, and generally interesting projects that keep people entertained while he’s busy on his next larger releases. Devin comments: … Continue reading Devin Townsend announces “Devolution Series #1 – Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds”

Album News: Dawn of Ouroboros, Devin Townsend, David Ellefson, Exocrine

Here's today's roundup of album news which comes in alphabetical order... Dawn of Ouroboros Californian blackened progressive metal band Dawn of Ouroboros are now streaming the entirety of their critically acclaimed new album The Art of Morphology. The album is out now on physical formats and Bandcamp and will be released on all other streaming … Continue reading Album News: Dawn of Ouroboros, Devin Townsend, David Ellefson, Exocrine

Gig Review: Devin Townsend / Haken – Albert Hall, Manchester (10th December 2019)

The wind howls and rain lashes down on the city of Manchester on a cold December night which, in some cases, might deter people from venturing outside their warm homes. That's not the case for over 2,000 people tonight however as they make their into Manchester's Albert Hall for what will no doubt prove to … Continue reading Gig Review: Devin Townsend / Haken – Albert Hall, Manchester (10th December 2019)

Gig Review: An Evening with Devin Townsend – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (April 27th, 2019)

Devin Townsend recently released Empath to much praise from both fans and the musical press alike. A complex and highly provoking album, many were wondering how Devin planned to tour with it given there were 3 different drummers used and a whole host of other guest musicians. To "give him time to think" Devin decided to … Continue reading Gig Review: An Evening with Devin Townsend – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (April 27th, 2019)

Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2017 – Day Two

Katie's review of this year's Tons of Rock is, like the festival itself, massive - so we're splitting it into three bite-size chunks. Even then, they're still bite-size to a large, scary Viking. Here's the second portion, covering June 23rd at Fredrikstern Fortress, Halden, Norway. Missed Part One? Clickety-here. Day Two Thursday had been perfect weather … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2017 – Day Two

Year in Review – Gigs (and which were the best?)

Well, December is almost over and it's time to dig through the reviews and see what I reckoned was the live musical high-point of the year. And it's bloody hard, believe me. If you just want to skip down to the bit where I try to make my mind up, scroll down until you see … Continue reading Year in Review – Gigs (and which were the best?)