Author Archives: Rich Broome

I have blue eyes and like long walks along the beach... I'm an autodidactic freelance music photographer who likes writes reviews on the side! Feel free to leave any comments on my reviews! I'm into a wide range of music and love comedies like Spaced and Black Books. I have worked on P&O Cruises as a photographer and lab technician, which was a great way to travel!

Live! Orange Goblin, Sub 89, Reading

Orange Goblin are a new take on old school heavy metal bands, such as Motorhead, Mountain and Black Sabbath. The four Londoners formed in the mid-nineties and since then have toured the world with their classic, heavy-riffed metal with such veterans as Dio, Clutch and Alice Cooper. We were lucky enough to go see them perform on the opening night of ...

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Review: SHVPES – Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair

The sheer energy exhumed by this latest instalment by SHVPES gives you a very good understanding of what it would be like to see them live. You can imagine the Birmingham boys jumping all over the stage, commanding the bouncing crowds with ease as you’re sat at home naturally bobbing your head along to this eleven track debut album. That ...

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Never Say Die Tour 2016

The Never Say Die Tour, now in its fifth year, was announced a few weeks back and boy are we in for a treat! Polar, Make Them Suffer, Fallujah, Obey The Brave, Carnifex, Thy Art Is Murder and Whitechapel will be touring around Britain and Europe this November. Having seem Polar last year, at the end of their tour it’s ...

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Review: Demise Of The Crown – Self-Titled

According to Demise of The Crown, ‘death’ is a basic human emotion. Of this, I was not aware. Their self-description on Facebook reads like a sommelier writes about wine. Having said that, they are seemingly doing quite well for themselves, having performed with bands like Hellyeah to 3 Inches of Blood. The vocals [by Darren Beadman] are a mix between ...

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Review: Continents – Reprisal

It’s easy to see how this South Wales band were once on the ‘Top 100 Bands You Should Know’ list. 

For such an aggressive album name as Reprisal, the whole album seems to have a deep, fluctuating emotional feel to it, rather than all-out attacking the listeners with axe handles. This is by no means a negative thing; it shows ...

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Review: High Hopes – Sights & Sounds

I first came across High Hopes nine months ago, playing a small venue in Canterbury, Kent, which was the last stop on their tour with POLAR. I was photographing that night and remember being very impressed by the energy they brought to this tiny pub, especially as an opening act. They helped set the tone for the rest of the ...

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