It's Friday morning and I’m raring to go, very much looking forward to the eclectic mix of metal, doom, sludge, and thrash on offer here today at Hammerfest XI. I head down early so I don't miss anything and spend some time looking round the wares at the merch stalls. Plenty of choice with almost … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Hammerfest XI – Day 2 (22 March 2019)
After a full-on day of metal yesterday the mood at the beginning of day two was unsurprisingly a little sedate and I spotted a few people catching forty-winks in various dark corners of the main room before the bands started... but for every fragile-looking corner-lurker there was someone else valiantly attempting to make a start … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Metal Festival, Birmingham DAY TWO (18th February 2018)
Words by Mosh, Ross Green, Ryan Callander and Gary Cooper. Photos by Gary Cooper (the posh ones that aren't up yet!) and Mosh. Edited together by Mosh. We did most of the blether about the festival itself in the Friday review, so we'll jump straight in with the band coverage. Due to 5am partying, Ross missed the … Continue reading Wildfire 2016: Saturday Review
Fresh from firing toast across a stage and scaring the crap out of children with clowns at Download (oh, and that set with Kim Wilde), Lawnmower Deth announce their now-annual "we need a swimming pool each, but we're too shit so we'll play a one-off gig and buy a paddling pool instead" Christmas bonanza event. This … Continue reading Lawnmower Deth announce annual Christmas shenanigans!
Wildfire, Scotland's most hard rocking weekend, just got a whole lot heavier with the announcement of the HorrorFly stage. The HorrorFly stage will be open on the Saturday and Sunday, and will play host to a rogue's gallery of some of the best burgeoning talents in the Scottish heavy metal scene. Confirmed to appear are: … Continue reading Wildfire Reveal HorrorFly stage