Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Oxford Heat 1 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (3rd February 2024)

It has been a fair few months since attending last year's final and, had it not been for a friend's birthday, I doubt I would have returned to this old stomping ground that almost felt like home last year. But the good news is, we are back with another year of music tribulation, with another … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Oxford Heat 1 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (3rd February 2024)

Gig Review: Metal to the Masses Grand Final – Oxford (8th July 2023)

Well, the time has finally come… The Grand Final of this Metal 2 The Masses competition, and tonight one band of four hopefuls will gain the prize that they have been fighting for, their spot to play on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock. Over the past two weeks I have been trying to make … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal to the Masses Grand Final – Oxford (8th July 2023)

Gig Review: Metal to the Masses Semi-Final 2 – Oxford 24th June 2023

So, the second semifinal is now upon us, and I will be damned if I can say this competition has gone quickly, each round has been neither dull nor without talent. There have been fantastic bands throughout each round, and it is unfortunate that we have lost great bands as we have, but this is … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal to the Masses Semi-Final 2 – Oxford 24th June 2023

Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Semi-Final 1 – Oxford (17th June 2023)

OK so now it is time to get really serious. Over the last few weeks, bands have been battling it out through five seat stages and four quarter finals to hopefully make it through to the grand final on the 8th of July. Despite the immense quality of the bands so far, that unfortunately have … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Semi-Final 1 – Oxford (17th June 2023)

Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Quarter-Final 4 – Oxford (3rd June 2023)

I really wish there were another way that I would be able to explain to you where I am and what I am doing. As this competition is progressing, I am finding it extremely difficult keep mentioning the fact that I am in the same place every Saturday night doing the same thing. How what … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Quarter-Final 4 – Oxford (3rd June 2023)

Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Quarter-Final 3 – Oxford (20th May 2023)

I really need to get out to more places. I would be more than happy to give you a review of a nice new venue, with a large, decorated stage and a really long bar… but that is not going to be the case. I am back here again at The Jericho Tavern once more … Continue reading Gig Review: Metal 2 The Masses Quarter-Final 3 – Oxford (20th May 2023)