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

Incineration Fest reveal first 11 bands

After a phenomenal event earlier this year with the likes of Sodom, 1349, Akercocke and Samael (among many, many others), the team at Incineration Fest began drip-feeding the unsuspecting metal public with announcements from 10am last Friday till 11:40. The following bands were revealed to appear next year. Sunday nights headliners Abbath were first to … Continue reading Incineration Fest reveal first 11 bands

Sean’s Bloodstock 2017 review: Sunday

The final day was upon us. The last day of Bloodstock 2017 had another roster of the best heavy metal to satiate the appetites of the baying hordes of metal maniacs. The only breakfast in mind for the hungry fans was a tasty combination of pounding drums, rumbling bass, thrashing guitars and screeching vocals. What … Continue reading Sean’s Bloodstock 2017 review: Sunday

Bloodstock Day 3: “(Mega)Deth, (Mega)Rock, (Mega)Metal”

The final day of Bloodstock dawned upon the fields of Catton Park and it was an almost bittersweet feeling. The past two days had left most folk feeling a little tired but incredibly excited for what will be a final day of metal goodness. Opening the New Blood stage, Switchblade City confessed, as a rock rather … Continue reading Bloodstock Day 3: “(Mega)Deth, (Mega)Rock, (Mega)Metal”

#ROADTOBOA2017 – Wretched Soul

As ever, we’re going to try and cover every single Jäger, New Blood and SOPHIE stage band before Bloodstock kicks off on August 10th. Your chance to check them out and start planning which bands to get there early for! Trust us when we tell you that this is bound to result in some frustrating … Continue reading #ROADTOBOA2017 – Wretched Soul

Glasgow Metal 2 the Masses Grand Final 2017 – report

After so many rounds I've lost count, the Glasgow Metal 2 the Masses final eventually plopped into the calendar and - lo - but the line-up was strong. I'd encountered a few of the bands myself in the past, read about some in reviews but what I was to watch over a three hours or … Continue reading Glasgow Metal 2 the Masses Grand Final 2017 – report