Wacken announce five more bands for 2020

The promoters of Wacken Open Air, which will take place from 30 July to 1 August 2020, have announced five new entries for next year's billing. All 75,000 tickets for the 31st edition of the Northern German festival were sold out after less than a day. The newly confirmed artists represent a wide variety of … Continue reading Wacken announce five more bands for 2020

Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2019 – Day One

Last week I returned to Norway’s biggest rock / metal festival Tons of Rock for the fifth year running. This year the festival was not located at the Fredriksten Fortress in Halden (as it has been in previous years), but instead took place in a large grassy space in the Ekeberg area of Oslo. The … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2019 – Day One

Festival Review: Nova Rock 2019 Day 3

When we entered the Pannonia Fields for the third day, there were definitely less people around than the previous days. I think the heat, mixed with lots of alcohol was finally taking its toll on the festival-goers. Our first stop was at the Red stage for To the Rats and Wolves. Opening with “Cheap Love” … Continue reading Festival Review: Nova Rock 2019 Day 3

2017 Crew Review: Max Southall, News Editor

I love going to gigs, reviewing music and interviewing bands all year round but perhaps my favourite part of doing all this is putting together the end of year review and the hours of thought and drafting that went into it makes me just as excited for next year. I kinda went off on this … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Max Southall, News Editor

Bullet For My Valentine / While She Sleeps / coldrain – Dunfermline Alhambra, 11th October 2015

I don't think I've been to Dunfermline in my life before. It's a small town just north of Edinburgh and a pleasant drive from Glasgow. Tonight it was to play host to a triple-header of a bill at its Alhambra venue as BFMV undergo a tour which takes in some of the locations that many … Continue reading Bullet For My Valentine / While She Sleeps / coldrain – Dunfermline Alhambra, 11th October 2015

Wovenwar – TWO UK tours!

Kind of, anyway. One headliner and then back shortly afterwards in support of In Flames. Wovenwar features the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso(guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act As I Lay Dying, and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper. The band's first single, "All … Continue reading Wovenwar – TWO UK tours!