Interview: James Kinnear – This is Turin

Recently I had the pleasure of listening to This is Turin's first sin(gle) entitled "Wrath" which I described as "not for the faint hearted". The harshness of vocalist Daryyl interspersed with twin guitarists Anthony and Davey's mix of old and new school death metal, this is a sure fire way of establishing themselves further within … Continue reading Interview: James Kinnear – This is Turin

Single review: This is Turin – Wrath

Cheshire based band This is Turin have been described as a blackened technical death metal band, which means that there will be a lot going on in each of their compositions. I must admit, even though I have heard a couple of songs from the band and seen their name cropping up on festivals and … Continue reading Single review: This is Turin – Wrath

Report: Metal 2 The Masses Launch Party, Manchester Rebellion (27th January 2019)

Catching four of the bands from the launch yesterday was a great return to the local live scene for 2019 for me. Each band played a 30 minute set to an expectant mass of Manc Metalheads. Even though this was not the competition it was as if every band laid down a gauntlet for the … Continue reading Report: Metal 2 The Masses Launch Party, Manchester Rebellion (27th January 2019)

Gig Review: Badger Fest 2018 (Rebellion Bar, Manchester)

Due to the roaring success of the first Badger Fest hosted last year at Manchester’s Star and Garter we see the event return for its anticipated sequel, this year hosted at the Rebellion Bar. It isn’t hard to see that over the past few years we have seen a rise in local events here in … Continue reading Gig Review: Badger Fest 2018 (Rebellion Bar, Manchester)

[email protected] Chapter 3 – Sanctuary, Burnley (10th November 2018)

Today’s event was the third and hopefully not final instalment in charity events supporting the SOPHIE Lancaster Foundation at the Sanctuary. We assume most of you reading this will be aware of the terrible events regarding Sophie and if not please google it, visit their site and buy some merch or donate for a very … Continue reading [email protected] Chapter 3 – Sanctuary, Burnley (10th November 2018)

Amplified 2019: Saturday headliners and more

As the saying goes "Time flies when you're having fun". Can it really be time to announce the lineup for Amplified Version 3.0 already?! We've endured torrential storms in 2017 followed by blistering sunshine in 2018 so it would be a brave person to bet on what's going to happen weather wise at Amplified over … Continue reading Amplified 2019: Saturday headliners and more