2022 Year In Review: Mosh

Given I run this thing I suppose I should rattle off some words as the clock ticks down (up?) to midnight and for some reason we decide that a fresh sheet of life-paper is plopped in front of us as January 1st suddenly appears. 2022 has been a roller coaster for me. For personal reasons … Continue reading 2022 Year In Review: Mosh

2022 Year In Review: Paul

When the Boss sent a message asking for reflections of 2022, I put my thinking cap on and wondered about topics that I could cover. It’s been a cracking year for rock and metal, with resurgences in prog, thrash, death, and classic rock to name but four of the many genres we love. I covered … Continue reading 2022 Year In Review: Paul

Bloodstock 2022: Sean M’s Eye View (Part 1)

This year’s Bloodstock felt like such a long time coming for me. I missed last year due to another commitment and before June I hadn’t been to a metal show since before lockdown. As soon as Mosh approved my request to join Team Moshville this year, I started getting excited for the festival. Fast forward … Continue reading Bloodstock 2022: Sean M’s Eye View (Part 1)

Gig Review: Machine Head / Amon Amarth / The Halo Effect – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff 9th September 2022

When it was announced, the ‘Vikings and Lionhearts’ tour may have had some scratching their heads. An unusual combination of melodic death metal, aggressive Bay Area thrash influenced metal and the Gothenburg sound looked a bit unwieldy on paper. In reality, it worked a treat, and the Cardiff metal community responded with a fervour not … Continue reading Gig Review: Machine Head / Amon Amarth / The Halo Effect – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff 9th September 2022

Gig Review: Machine Head Electric Happy Hour – The Garage, Glasgow (31st August 2022)

So you announce an arena tour with another major act and for some reason your booking agent misses out an entire half of a country. What do you do? If you're Machine Head you pick five intimate venues in the ignored region and kick off a mini-tour with no support, playing a random set every … Continue reading Gig Review: Machine Head Electric Happy Hour – The Garage, Glasgow (31st August 2022)

Album Review: Machine Head – ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN

Fresh from their secret set as this years Bloodstock Festival Machine Head have another surprise up their sleeves a brand new conceptual album loosely based on the Japanese anime series Attack on Titan. Set in a futuristic wasteland where the sky is always crimson red, ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN (note the CAPS and stroked O's … Continue reading Album Review: Machine Head – ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN