2012 – The Year in Albums

With the year in gigs covered, it's time to turn to the album releases of 2012. Note that these are just the albums I got - there are countless others, obviously! Albums listed are in no particular order. All That Remains - A War You Cannot Win Keeping their trademark dual vocal sound and with … Continue reading 2012 – The Year in Albums

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?)

Devin Townsend Project / Fear Factory – Glasgow O2 ABC

[Photo sets on flickr: Fear Factory and Devin Townsend Project] Happy birthday to me! And after a huge KFC and a phone call after some interviews to say I'd been offered the new job I was after, we headed into Glasgow to see the pioneers of industrial metal - Fear Factory. Annoyingly, they weren't headlining … Continue reading Devin Townsend Project / Fear Factory – Glasgow O2 ABC

Fear Factory, Glasgow Garage

This was my first visit to The Garage in Glasgow, and I'm impressed. Friendly door staff, swift service at the bar and superb security at the front of the venue. Thank you to all for their hard work. Even more impressive was that my first pint only cost me £2, though this may have been … Continue reading Fear Factory, Glasgow Garage