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

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

Gig Review: Employed To Serve / Loathe / Haggard Cat – Classic Grand, Glasgow (11th May 2019)

Woking’s Employed To Serve brought their A-game for this album launch show (which was paired with a release day gig in London the previous night) for Eternal Forward Motion, the hotly-tipped hardcore quintet’s marvellous third full-length For the evening’s early start, the first band of the night, Haggard Cat provided an enjoyable introduction to proceedings. … Continue reading Gig Review: Employed To Serve / Loathe / Haggard Cat – Classic Grand, Glasgow (11th May 2019)

Complexity Fest 2018: Full line-up and details

With what promises to be a marked improvement over their first two years, the Dutch Complexity Fest 2018 looks set to be an excellent couple of days if you like your metal complex and technical but are also open to some genuinely new musical experiences. With a focus on the more progressive and experimental bands … Continue reading Complexity Fest 2018: Full line-up and details

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

Complexity Fest announces another wave of bands for 2018

As Complexity Fest gears up for its third year, a whole crop of acts have been announced to join SikTh and Carnifex. Over the 23rd and the 24th of February, the three-hall venue in Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands will see a variety of the most expansive, progressive and boundary pushing bands playing alongside one another. The … Continue reading Complexity Fest announces another wave of bands for 2018