Bloodstock 2024 announce New Blood bands, M2tM finals kick off, news on Opeth’s set

The Metal 2 The Masses tour returns in 2024! Bloodstock’s initiative to give emerging bands a step up and also support grassroots venues, kicks off on 10th May, with 30 regions and 6 countries participating. The fun begins in Belfast and rolls down through Dublin and back to England, Scotland, and Wales, taking in Norway … Continue reading Bloodstock 2024 announce New Blood bands, M2tM finals kick off, news on Opeth’s set

2023 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

It’s that time of year again where we reflect on the year that was and look to what next year is bringing us. It’s been an embarrassment of riches this year with so many great releases and tours to make this an extraordinarily great year for rock and metal. I say this every year but … Continue reading 2023 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Gig Review: South of Salem / She Burns Red – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (3rd November 2023)

If you’ve even been following the unsigned rock scene in the last couple of years on a very casual basis, it’s highly likely you’ll have seen the name South of Salem on a festival poster. Having released a stellar debut album in the middle of 2020 and tearing up the circuit for the last couple … Continue reading Gig Review: South of Salem / She Burns Red – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (3rd November 2023)

Album Review: She Burns Red – Out of Darkness

She Burns Red have been on our radar for a ridiculous number of years now. Having been six years between the twice I’ve seen them – most recently at SOS Fest in July, the leaps and bounds they’ve made since the first time is something other bands should envy. And they weren’t exactly naff to … Continue reading Album Review: She Burns Red – Out of Darkness

Festival Review: SOS Festival XIV (Sunday’s Bands) – Whittles@tokyo, Oldham (July 2nd 2023)

Although Ross has already run through what he saw on Sunday, I feel duty-bound to throw my own words at you seeing as I was the one who was actually there to review the festival. Plus, he missed one of the acts I saw. Although I missed one of the ones he saw, so we're all … Continue reading Festival Review: SOS Festival XIV (Sunday’s Bands) – Whittles@tokyo, Oldham (July 2nd 2023)

Festival Review: SOS Fest XIV, Sunday – Whittles@tokyo, Oldham (2nd July 2023)

Kicking off the third and final day, Square Wild are in front of a respectably-sized crowd given it’s a Sunday. It shows the love and loyalty in the DIY scene as well as the festival given we’re on its fourteenth iteration. Blending indie and punk with hints of ska and filtered through vocals which sound … Continue reading Festival Review: SOS Fest XIV, Sunday – Whittles@tokyo, Oldham (2nd July 2023)