Festival Review – ArcTanGent Festival 2019

ArcTanGent has been a highlight of my musical calendar for the past four years, providing a chance to see loads of captivating bands whilst hanging out with good pals. A relatively small and fairly niche festival, ArcTanGent has everything going for it - unrivalled lineups, a fantastic atmosphere, a friendly crowd, a compact and easily … Continue reading Festival Review – ArcTanGent Festival 2019

We’ll Be There: ArcTanGent Festival 2019

Over the years, ArcTanGent has been in the habit of creating outstanding lineups for their three-day festivals, and one look at the poster for 2019 will tell you that the organisers have outdone themselves this year. There have a been a few complaints from fans that ATG, a festival with a history of showcasing some … Continue reading We’ll Be There: ArcTanGent Festival 2019

Meshuggah Announced as ArcTanGent Festival 2019 Saturday Headliner

ArcTanGent Festival is excited to announce the first headliner for 2019. Swedish progressive metal pioneers Meshuggah will be one of three headliners and this will be their only UK show of 2019. Says festival booker James Scarlett: When I’m booking the line up for ATG I’m looking for bands that are left-field, forward-thinking, challenging, progressive and maybe even a … Continue reading Meshuggah Announced as ArcTanGent Festival 2019 Saturday Headliner

Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

France’s soirée of festival season is Hellfest, based in the sleepy town of Clisson, which lies half an hour from Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of the country, and this year is it’s 13th incarnation In the beginning, starting off more on the heavy side, it’s grown into one of the most … Continue reading Festival Review: Hellfest 2018 (22 – 24 June)

2017 Crew Review – John, Writer/Reviewer

What an outstanding year for heavy music! There was no way I was going to be able to easily choose just one album for this, so in a typically non-committal way, I have chosen ten (and a bunch of others as a further cop-out). Gun to my head choice for my favourite at the moment? Employed … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – John, Writer/Reviewer

2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

As is customary at this time of year, we like to put together a “year in review” from the perspective of each team member, or at least as many of the crew as we can. This time around it’s the year from the point of view of our Senior Editor/Accreditation Editor –  James Costin… It’s … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor