ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020

ArcTanGent Festival announces its first main stage headliner for next year, as a UK 2020 exclusive, it is the incredible Opeth! Joining Opeth will be Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets - Grievances and Time Will Die And Love Will … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020

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

ArcTanGent Festival 2018 Review – Thursday

Situated in Mendip, near Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival played host to yet another excellent weekend's math/post-rocking, this year with the added bonus of not terrible weather. Limited to 5,000 attendees and with nearly 80 acts spread over three days and four stages, ArcTanGent is small enough to get between stages easily but has enough space to … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival 2018 Review – Thursday

Live Review – Download Festival Saturday 9th June 2018

You have to love Download Festival, not only does it have a consistently great line up year after year, and it takes place in the spiritual home of rock at Donington, but they are forever striving to make this a better festival with everything from introducing a Co-op shop for the campsite, thinking consciously about … Continue reading Live Review – Download Festival Saturday 9th June 2018

Review Round-Up: Holy Roar Records (ft. Conjurer, Rolo Tomassi and Boss Keloid)

We get so much stuff through that we do struggle to make a dent in the massive pile of great new releases, so here’s a review round-up featuring a few genre-defying albums released through Holy Roar Records. The label is riding high after putting out a slew of fantastic albums last year by the likes … Continue reading Review Round-Up: Holy Roar Records (ft. Conjurer, Rolo Tomassi and Boss Keloid)

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