2019 Crew Review: John H – Writer

This was a funny old year for me, busy with work, busy with family, busy listening to as much new music as I could, but not all that busy writing about it. Between various sites, I didn’t cover as much as I would’ve wanted to but still managed to write about some of what I … Continue reading 2019 Crew Review: John H – Writer

Live Band Profile – Badgerfest 2019

October 18th at the Bread Shed in Manchester will see Badgerfest in all its glory with twenty-two bands over two days for little more than £20. That's approximately £1 per band and with a sterling line up on show, you will not see a better bargain anywhere. Badgerfest is the idea of one man, namely … Continue reading Live Band Profile – Badgerfest 2019

2018 Crew Review: John Higham – Writer

Man, oh man, 2018 was another year of fantastic releases, gigs and fun musical times! As ever, choosing 'the best' or even a bunch of favourites was not going to be easy, but here goes... Album of the year: There were certain weeks in the year that I found it difficult to keep up with … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: John Higham – Writer

Festival Review: Damnation Festival 2018 (3rd November 2018)

Another year, another sold-out Damnation Festival. The Leeds University Union based all-dayer manages to appeal to a broad-ranging crowd with some of the best acts belonging to various sub-genres booked to play. Amazingly, even with a mid-afternoon fire alarm evacuation, everything ran extremely well and pretty much on time. From a fan’s point of view, … Continue reading Festival Review: Damnation Festival 2018 (3rd November 2018)

Interview: Hundred Year Old Man (Bloodstock 2018)

Opening the SOPHIE stage and indeed, Bloodstock itself, was Hundred Year Old Man after playing last year from winning their M2tM event. Here's how things have changed from last year to this one. Hundred Year Old Man: facebook | twitter | bandcamp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g8FI66_sl8&feature=youtu.be

We’ll Be There: Damnation Festival 2018

The time for metal fans to descend on Leeds University for another Damnation Festival is fast approaching (Saturday 3rd November) and now that the full 27 band lineup has been announced it’s time to work out who I’m most looking forward to seeing.  The organisers have been fairly open about the difficulties of trying to … Continue reading We’ll Be There: Damnation Festival 2018