Live Reviews

SONS OF APOLLO

SONS OF APOLLO ‘Live with the Provdiv Psychotic Symphony’

Sons of Apollo are a prog metal supergroup featuring alumni from such titans in their genre as Dream Theatre, Journey, Guns ‘n Roses, Mr Big, et al, and the dramatis personae contains some of its biggest names… Portnoy, Sherinian, Sheehan, Soto and Bumblefoot (Ron Thal). With their debut album, 2017’s Psychotic Symphony, given their pedigree the issue was if they would ...

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Graham Bonnet Band Live in Tokyo

Graham Bonnet Band Live in Tokyo 2017

The question many will ask is ‘Do We Need another Graham Bonnet Band live album?’ Well, if you’re a devoted fan of many years like me, then a simple yes applies. I have seen him numerous times with numerous line-ups and as this has the talent that is Conrad Pesinato on guitar… one of the best Graham Bonnet has played with ...

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Jared James Nichols brings Blues Power to The Boston Music Rooms

Long, Long ago, (OK, maybe not all that long ago, but a good couple of years at least!) I found myself the pleasure of witnessing Jared James Nichols live for the first time. That was that, I’d been sold on his music for a year or so beforehand and was over the moon at the chance. Having then seen him ...

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Bloodywood

Bloodywood, Armada of Secrets, Endeavour, and Liquid State Live in Bristol

On Wednesday the 24th of July, 2019 the furiously heavy Bloodywood took to the stage at The Lanes in Bristol. This was the bands first ever UK performance and rightly so, the gig was a sell out! The Lanes is a truly unique venue which is situated in a retro styled bowling alley, which upon arrival didn’t seem the place ...

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UK TechFest 2019

If ever there was a festival that the phrase ‘For us, by us’ could fit, UK Techfest would be it. It now calls Newark Showground home after the idea first came about in 2011 in order to give the bands of technical and progressive metal a platform to share, both the up and coming and the established artists of the ...

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NEIL YOUNG

Neil Young live at Hyde Park

There can be few other artists who’ve pursued their own muse to such a singular extent as Neil Young, whether it’s walking out on bands… he missed playing the legendary Monterey Festival in 1967 by walking out on Buffalo Springfield, making albums to spite label boss David Geffen or walking out on his friends during a tour; just ask Stephen ...

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Hands Off Gretel prove all the haters wrong, live in Newcastle.

“Female-fronted band”, “chick rock”, “girls who rock” – a few terms that need to be wiped from the vocabulary of fans and music journos alike. This is 2019: your gender, sexuality, disability, race or religion do NOT define who you are and should not be who you are identified as. So why did Hands Off Gretel vocalist Lauren Tate have ...

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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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GOST

GosT bring their mix of black metal and synthwave to London supported by Orax

The past decade has seen Synthwave creep its way into pop culture, with film and TV shows such as ‘Drive’ and ‘Stranger Things’ adopting the 80s nostalgia fuelled genre as part of their incredibly distinctive soundtracks. With its ever growing popularity, producers have begun to shape synthwave into a much more versatile sound, ranging from the mellow works of HOME and ...

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Accept

Shadow Soldiers & Metal Hearts – The legendary Accept and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra lay siege to the Opera House in Oslo

The exclusive performance by Accept featuring hugely skilled members of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) at the Opera House in downtown Oslo last night was one for the history books. The legendary German metal heroes wrapped up the European leg of their Symphonic Terror 2019 tour in Norway’s capital city, but whereas the Orchestra of Death had accompanied the band ...

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