Reviews

Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to Manchester along with Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy

Ever-increasing the range of their fanbase, production value and technical prowess yet still staying true to what has helped make them an oddity in the extreme metal scene… Swedish melodic death metal outfit, Amon Amarth, bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to the Manchester Apollo along with fellow Swedes, Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy. The first to play ...

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Face Without Fear Delivers

New Jersey industrial metal act Face Without Fear has  released a new single, going by the handle of ‘Deliverance’ alongside an accompanying video. Guitarist Tripp Eisen, previously with both Static-X and The Murderdolls first demoed the song back in that former band. With frontman Kenny Mantis’ help it’s been updated and supercharged. “I am the real thing, won’t you breathe in me, remove ...

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Inme

InMe return with new 2020 album Jumpstart Hope

I have fond memories of hearing InMe’s debut track ‘Underdose’, taken from their first studio album Overgrown Eden. The track resonated with me heavily, I was just a Nu-Metal obsessed teen at the time and Dave McPherson’s raspy, tortured voice and raw guitar blew my mind. They played a show in my city not long after the album released and ...

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Theory of a Deadman

Theory of a Deadman with Dead Posey live in Manchester

Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman (TOADM) are back in Manchester and despite the show being on a weekday, it felt like the weekend! It was a show full of emotion and drama but filled our hearts with meaning. For those who are unaware the band shorted their name to simply ‘Theory’ back in 2017 when sixth album Wake Up ...

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Glenn Hughes, 29th November, O2 Institute, Birmingham

Dead Sea Skulls are what we used to call a power trio: guitar, bass and drums. Where this particular combination differs is that it has all three members up front and the drummer standing as he plays a reduced size kit and supplies the main vocals. They come from Walsall, and I’m not sure if a large part of this ...

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Airbourne

Airbourne and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown run wild in Manchester

G’Day mate, tonight’s the night that the mighty Australian rock n roll machine Airbourne  are here for one thing only and that’s to have a good time! Bringing along with them two support acts Cellar Door Moon Crow and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. We arrived just in time for Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, sadly missing the first act; ...

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Pröwess

Pröwess dispense some Blacktop Therapy

After two EPs, North Carolina rock band Pröwess are about to release a powerful 70’s centric rock album called Blacktop Therapy. (Note the umlaut, which I guess, is for effect a la BOC rather than a pronunciation guide as, in German it would mean the ‘o’ is pronounced ‘ay’ which makes sense for Mayterhead!) They call their approach ‘high energy classic rock’ ...

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BLOODSTOCK

Bloodstock 2020: Headliners for Sophie stage and more announced.

Following the exciting news that Devin Townsend and Behemoth are joining Judas Priest as main-stage headliners – Bloodstock Open Air Festival have revealed more great names for 2020. Indian street-metallers Bloodywood have been named as Friday’s Sophie Lancaster Stage headliners. This is a UK exclusive for the New Dehli band Saturday’s Sophie stage headliners are California’s own extreme metal mob ...

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Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil, Eluveitie, & Infected Rain play Manchester

Lacuna Coil are back more heavier than ever kicking off the UK leg of their tour in Manchester. Opening up this sold out show are heavy metal band Infected Rain from Moldovan. Honestly, I think the crowd were a bit stunned when this band started playing! We heard heavy riffs, powerful vocals which dominated the venue, grabbing everyone’s attention. Lead ...

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No Star’s Ever Too Far for Belladonna

Italian quintet Belladonna is that rare breed of bands in that you will have heard their music but not quite be aware of who’s performing it. This is because the band’s music has been used so prolifically in many films, dramas and adverts. Let’s help readdress that a little by calling to your attention their lates single ‘Astronomer Of Life‘, ...

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