Author Archives: Ash Crowson

Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!
I Am Morbid

Morbidfest at The Underworld

For all the reasons you possibly could have to skip out of work early and head to the Capital, Morbidfest is just it. Sitting in just before the awesome Desertfest takes over Camden, it is a night of the almighty heaviness from the dark side. The troubling fight of being first on to extremely early doors sees its largest challenge ...

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Black Label Society – Sonic Brew 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19

I remember vividly first getting into Black Label Society, it was the days of dial-up internet and CD’s were the go to listening source. I’d heard myself a few tracks, Counterfeit God, Rose Petalled Garden, Spoke In the Wheel and Ain’t Life Grand thanks to the internet, I found myself come the weekend and payday down the record store looking ...

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Zeal and Ardor: Live in London

Zeal & Ardor: Live in London There’s not much you can say when attempting to review a live album of a show you actually photographed and reviewed, so much so each time I attempted to write about the album, I came up with nothing and put off doing it. Well after allowing time to pass, and coincidentally hot on the ...

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First ever Morbidfest announced!

The first ever Morbidfest has just announced and just as the name suggests, it will not be for the faint-hearted. I Am Morbid, featuring the legendary bassist/vocalist Dave Vincent will be performing a set packed full of tracks from the legendary Morbid Angel albums Alters of Madness, Blessed Are the Sick, Covenant and Domination, a very special night indeed! Joining ...

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Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake 15th anniversary

It’s hard to think Ashes of the Wake is well into the throes of its angst, rebellious, teenage life. We live in a world where this album is older than some of its own fans, something I really struggle to wrap my mind around! When Ashes of the Wake first came about, Lamb of God were a well and truly ...

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Seon | Photos by Ashley Crowson

Soen leave an impressive and unforgettable impression on the O2 Islington

Sometimes going to a gig without any prior knowledge or listening to the bands can be a fine line between fantastic and dreadful. You can come away feeling completely euphoric and blown away, or the polar opposite, and get more annoyed the more you dwell on the time and money wasted. Rarely do you find any medium between. With Soen, ...

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Overkill

Overkills ‘Wings Over Europe’ Killfest Tour Lands In London

Whenever the top alternative big ones comes up, 99 times out of 100, Overkill is in there and for damn good reason. Not only have they just released their 19th studio album The Wings of War, but they have had an energy in their live shows that blows just about anyone else off the stage, The Wings Over Europe tour ...

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Tyketto

Tyketto – Strength in Numbers 25th Anniversary tour, live!

Marking a quarter of a century for anything is a little special, but when you get an email that tells you your second album is hitting that milestone, well it’s usually good to celebrate it, and Tyketto fans quite simply wanted one thing, that album toured and played in full. Tyketto were obviously more than happy to oblige, taking it ...

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Stone Broken

Stone Broken’s Home Tour supported by Those Damn Crows and Dead Man’s Whiskey

With barely time to recharge camera batteries since the last gig at the O2 Islington, we found ourselves back in the venue for yet another impressive line-up of a completely different style to our last technical death metal adventure. Much like the last, it was set to be a packed out, entertaining show of the highest calibre and the pressure ...

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Decapitated

Decapitated kill the cult at the O2 Islington

It may well feel forever ago that Decapitated unleashed onto the World their monster of a release, Anticult, but with a thirst and new energy after the challenges that they have battled through, they have finally regrouped and brought the tour the album deserved to justice. It seems no matter how well you plan, things are never always in your ...

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