2020 Crew Review: James “Jim” – Senior Editor

Oh, that time again? Dang, I guess I'd best string some words together. This year has been a pretty weird one for me personally, as I've found myself growing more and more detached from music as a whole and I'm probably not the only one. As Ross said in his review, the live music industry … Continue reading 2020 Crew Review: James “Jim” – Senior Editor

Album Review: Enslaved – Utgard

Bergen's Enslaved advance towards a more frostbitten and pagan black metal dirge with new album Utgard. I immediately had to check that I hadn't put on a Corvus Corax album to begin with as the opening track "Fires In The Dark" starts off with medical-style chants twinned with acoustic melodies. These then slowly start to … Continue reading Album Review: Enslaved – Utgard

Tour News: Powerwolf / Enslaved / Sir Reg / Ross The Boss / Steel Panther

Time for another roundup of a few of the bands heading your way over the coming weeks and months. Powerwolf After announcing a show at Koko, London on November 12th (which may have to be postponed due to the venue closing its doors for emergency structural repairs), Powerwolf have announced a handful more UK dates in … Continue reading Tour News: Powerwolf / Enslaved / Sir Reg / Ross The Boss / Steel Panther

2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

As is customary at this time of year, we like to put together a “year in review” from the perspective of each team member, or at least as many of the crew as we can. This time around it’s the year from the point of view of our Senior Editor/Accreditation Editor –  James Costin… It’s … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

Opeth / Enslaved – O2 Ritz, Manchester (15th November 2017)

"It's been far too long since I've been to a concert," I thought to myself as I entered the Ritz again that night. The sounds, the light show and most importantly the electric atmospheres in the crowd; I'd missed all that. So, I thought what better way to head back to concert-going than with seeing … Continue reading Opeth / Enslaved – O2 Ritz, Manchester (15th November 2017)

Interview: Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved

Enslaved are currently bringing their brand of extreme metal to the masses across the UK with Opeth in support of their latest album, E. Prior to their performance on the first night of the tour, I got to catch up with the all-round lovely gentleman that is guitarist and founding member Ivar Bjørnson. As well as discussing … Continue reading Interview: Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved