Festival Review: Girlz Rawk! – Factory, Manchester (9th March 2019)

Today’s event is the inaugural Girlz Rawk! Weekender. A tale of two cities, my northern hometown of Manchester and that there London. Factory plays host to club nights and bands alike. Ten bands on the bill and not a lot of time allowed for changeovers would cause some issues later - for the bands and … Continue reading Festival Review: Girlz Rawk! – Factory, Manchester (9th March 2019)

Splintered Halo to release Halloween single on… erm… Halloween

Glasgow's Splintered Halo have floated through our crosshairs a couple of times, opening for various touring acts. Taking lyrical inspiration from various films and nursery rhymes, they offer a very strange and warped sound mixing metal, fairground themes and lunacy in an off-kilter style. Basically, if you really enjoy having nightmares then they're probably a … Continue reading Splintered Halo to release Halloween single on… erm… Halloween

Stream of Passion / Awake By Design / Splintered Halo – The Classic Grand Lounge, Glasgow (15th October 2016)

Tonight Stream of Passion are back in Glasgow for the first time since 2012 when they supported Epica. Unfortunately it'll also be their last time as the band has decided to call it a day. I interviewed vocalist Marcela Bovio before the gig and she explained why the band felt now was the time to … Continue reading Stream of Passion / Awake By Design / Splintered Halo – The Classic Grand Lounge, Glasgow (15th October 2016)

Ne Obliviscaris, Oceans of Slumber, Splintered Halo – ABC 2, Glasgow (6th October 2016)

As with all genres, there is always one band which surpasses all expectations and blow you away with everything they have. This band, for me, is Ne Obliviscaris when it comes to progressive/melodic death metal. Sadly, they don't come by very often. But... as soon as I saw that they were coming to town, I … Continue reading Ne Obliviscaris, Oceans of Slumber, Splintered Halo – ABC 2, Glasgow (6th October 2016)