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!
Last in Line

Last in Line and Diamond Head play a special London show

A night for the books, Last In Line are playing a special show with legendary special guests, and friends, Diamond Head. There isn’t much that can be said that hasn’t been said before about these line-ups. Diamond Head, the classic NWOBHM band that made their mark on a few bands that became known as the big four; And Last in ...

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Ramblin Man Fair

Ramblin Man Fair 2019: Our “Bakers dozen” not to miss

Ramblin’ Man Fair is poking its head over the horizon and with now less than 6 weeks to go, we are taking a look at 12 bands worth your time, from the big names down to the small surprises, let us try and steer you into something that we ourselves will be trying to find our way to see. Austin ...

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The Picturebooks

The Picturebooks stop the Hands of Time

It feels like only yesterday The Picturebooks were in town rocking the huge Brixton Academy in support of Clutch. Here they are yet again under their own steam, headlining the Underworld in support of their current release, The Hands of Time. It felt a little touch and go as to whether the gig would go ahead with Fynn Grabke falling ...

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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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