Gig Review: Testament, Annihilator and Vader – QMU, Glasgow (2nd April 2018)

With an all-star thrash line-up, this gig is set to be a contender as gig of the year for many. With each band firing on all cylinders following their latest awesome releases (Testament’s Brotherhood of the Snake, Annihilator’s For the Demented and Vader’s The Empire respectively), heavy moshing good times are certain to lie ahead. … Continue reading Gig Review: Testament, Annihilator and Vader – QMU, Glasgow (2nd April 2018)

Testament re-releases out now

Like a few bands over recent months, Testament have re-released a section of their back catalogue. Out as of last week are: Live At The Fillmore (1995) Demonic (1997) The Gathering (1999) - remastered by Andy Sneap First Strike Still Deadly (2001) Live At Eindhoven '87 (2009) As you can see, the only one that's … Continue reading Testament re-releases out now

Album (and a bit of Tour) News: Def Leppard, Paradise Lost, Testament, Old Sparky

A quick roundup of upcoming releases... Def Leppard Surprisingly, up until now you've not been able to get the entire Def Leppard back catalogue legally through the download / stream route. After some lawyers argued back and forth for a bit, those who like Sheffield's biggest rock export with a misspelled reference to a cat … Continue reading Album (and a bit of Tour) News: Def Leppard, Paradise Lost, Testament, Old Sparky

Testament announce 2018 UK dates with Annihilator / Vader

Announced a few minutes ago, a trio of thrash/death titans will be hitting the UK as Spring approaches early next year. Testament will be returning in support of Brotherhood of the Snake alongside Canadian legends Annihilator, themselves having recently released For the Demented (out Nov 3rd and reviewed here). Both bands played incredible sets at Bloodstock this … Continue reading Testament announce 2018 UK dates with Annihilator / Vader

Sean’s Bloodstock 2017 review: Friday

After the long journey from Glasgow to Bloodstock the previous night, the first full day of non-stop heavy metal mania couldn’t come quick enough. Endeavour (7) was the first band I caught on the Sophie Lancaster stage. They performed their complex and varied music both tightly and heavily. The audio quality in the tent got … Continue reading Sean’s Bloodstock 2017 review: Friday

Mosh’s Bloodstock 2017 “Best Of” – Ronnie James Dio (main) Stage

It's been a few days, the exhaustion is starting to subside, but I still have some great memories of this year's Bloodstock kicking around that I need to throw out to you lot before they disappear in the vague mesh of neurons that make up my old age. A mesh that took a battering last … Continue reading Mosh’s Bloodstock 2017 “Best Of” – Ronnie James Dio (main) Stage