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

Gig Review: Primordial General Mayhem – KK’s Steelmill, Wolverhampton (29th April 2023)

It is time for the Primordial Radio's annual General Mayhem festival and this year it it is being hosted at one of the UK's best (and my personal favourite) venues, KK's Steelmill in  Wolverhampton. For someone who has done my fair share of festivals over the years I was a little unsure what to expect … Continue reading Gig Review: Primordial General Mayhem – KK’s Steelmill, Wolverhampton (29th April 2023)

Gig Review: King Kraken / Straight For The Sun / Six Sins Till Sunday – The Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil (28th January 2023)

The culmination of months of hard planning. A social media campaign which would put Donald Trump’s team to shame. The drip release of four singles, numerous interviews and a series of reviews that were virtually unanimous in their praise. It’s finally time for the album launch party for South Wales’s mean, green cephalopod, King Kraken. … Continue reading Gig Review: King Kraken / Straight For The Sun / Six Sins Till Sunday – The Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil (28th January 2023)

Single Review: Straight For The Sun – Walk

Straight For The Sun is a five-piece alternative metal band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in 2018 they have toured extensively since their inception, even supporting the likes of Welsh punk/ragga metal band Skindred, hard rock legends Uriah Heep and NWOBHM pioneers Diamond Head. To date the band have released three singles: “Villains”, “Sirens” and “Unbound”, … Continue reading Single Review: Straight For The Sun – Walk