Author Archives: Christopher James Ryan

Hello, My name is Chris Ryan I'm 25 and i am a photographer/Reviewer. I love going to gigs ride my motorbike, drink booze, game and of course take photographs. If you come to gigs you'll probably see me in the press pit being a nut job or sipping alcohol while writing up notes \m/
Perturbator

Perturbator and Dan Terminus bring dark synthwave to Manchester Academy 2

Tonight as the venue transforms into something majestic and futuristic we venture deep into the electronic universe, and we discover unique artists in the synth electronica genre. I originally discovered this style of music by venturing into gaming soundtracks and then stumbled into this wonderful spectrum of music, I really do feel its ahead of its time! When I first ...

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UFO RAMzine

UFO with support from Tara Lynch, live at Manchester O2 Ritz

Tonight at this sold out show we are blessed to see UFO on their last ever tour after fifty years in the making (1969- 2019). It’s just crazy, but all good things must come to an end. What UFO have shown tonight is that no matter what your age is, as long as you love rock then tonight we’re in ...

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Godsmack

Godsmack Live In Manchester “We are going to play until we get kicked out” – Supported by Like A Storm

American hard rock legends Godsmack have arrived In the UK as part of their European tour. This was originally planned for autumn 2018 but due to personal reasons they had to postponed it. Now they’re back in full swing with a three day stop in the UK before venturing into Europe. We’re absolutely god-smacked that people still haven’t heard of this ...

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Powerwolf

Powerwolf, Amaranthe, and Kissin’ Dynamite live in Manchester

From hard rock n roll vibes to chanting songs about werewolves and vampires, tonight’s sold out show has got to be one for the ‘not to miss list’ for shows of 2019! Honestly, I was not expecting bands from different spectrum’s of rock and metal but by jove it was a match made in heaven, or hell should I say ...

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Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish show Manchester a skatastic time

Opening up the show is Suburban Legends, for anyone who doesn’t know them they are a Ska band from Orange County, CA. They’re very happy to the point all your worries go away. Not only playing their own tracks, they are also known to do amazing skatified covers from Disney movies, it’s amazing! This is the second time I have seen these guys ...

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Sevendust

Sevendust live at Manchester Academy with All That Remains and Blind Channel

First up to play is Finish band Blind Channel. Like pretty much most of us here we have never heard of this band, and after doing some quick back checking this is what stood out… their genre is violent pop. I have never heard of this genre and as it turns out Blind Channel say they are the ‘pioneers of ...

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Corrosion of Conformity

Corrosion of Conformity bring their attitude to Manchester

Corrosion of Conformity are back and they’re back with a boot in the face! Vocalist and Guitarist Pepper Keenan is back pumping out the punk laden metal and it’s like he never left. I saw Corrosion back in 2014 at Hammerfest without Pepper and it didn’t feel right. Who knew shortly after there were talks of him coming back after all ...

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Corrosion of Conformity

Corrosion of Conformity return to the UK

Corrosion of Conformity return to the UK this week playing eight dates from south to north and between! They will be bringing with them Orange Goblin, Fireball, Ministry and Black Moth. If this doesn’t already wet your whistle then this next piece of news may just do the trick… Pepper Keenan (vocalist/guitarist) is performing with the band again! Their new ...

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The Amity Affliction

The Amity Affliction, The Plot In You, Dream State, Endless Heights – Manchester

Not too long after releasing their new album Misery The Amity Affliction return to the UK on a monster tour, bringing along three fantastic support bands The Plot In You, Dream State and Endless Heights. Opening up to a busy venue is alternative upbeat indie rock band Endless Heights, an Australian band who played in the UK earlier this year supporting Casey at ...

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bad wolves

Bad Wolves Live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Bad Wolves have been in the spotlight over the past few months highly due to their cover of The Cranberries ‘Zombie‘ which is a fantastic cover and is bloody fantastic to hear live too. But who are Bad Wolves? Where have they come from and what are their other tracks? Bad Wolves are a brand new supergroup featuring members Tommy Vext ...

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