Metal 2 The Masses Cumbria(ish) Heat 4 – The Venue, Dumfries (17th Feb 2018)

Well, this is definitely an interesting way for me to start at The Moshville Times. Covering a competition that I’m no stranger to, having entered into it over two separate years in BloodThread (the second time getting through and playing Bloodstock Open Air). But also reviewing the event as a judge! So this was a … Continue reading Metal 2 The Masses Cumbria(ish) Heat 4 – The Venue, Dumfries (17th Feb 2018)

Tantrum to unveil new frontman

As many fans may know, Tantrum's long-standing singer has left the band due to the bestest of reasons - becoming a Daddy! It goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway, we wish him and his expanding family well as they move into their new home and discover what life without money or sleep is … Continue reading Tantrum to unveil new frontman

Wildfire 2017: Friday Review

Wildfire Festival – set in the idyllic location of Wiston Lodge – may no longer hold the title of Scotland’s only rock and metal festival but it can lay claim to the title of the best. With a relaxed vibe, it’s a great weekend for the whole family with little ones and even dogs a … Continue reading Wildfire 2017: Friday Review

Review: Tantrum – Rough Cuts

Formed in late 2013 from two other bands (Laserfox and Kiss Tribute band Destroyer) Rough Cuts is the Livingston band's debut EP and came out last year. It's hard to pin this sound down but it has hints of those early Aerosmith/Faster Pussycat/Kix days. Drop in a hint of Rhino Bucket meets Rose Tattoo and you … Continue reading Review: Tantrum – Rough Cuts

Diamond Head / Concrete Kingdoms / Tantrum – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh 6th Oct 2016

Hard to believe it’s been 33 years since I last saw Diamond Head at Donington as part of the Monsters of Rock Festival back in 1983. Fast forward and here we are at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh. A venue I have never been in before but a nice sized 600 capacity venue that seems … Continue reading Diamond Head / Concrete Kingdoms / Tantrum – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh 6th Oct 2016