Live Reviews

Five Finger Death Punch Wembley

Five Finger Death Punch + In Flames | London

Ending our 2017, absolutely and quite frankly gloriously we head to Wembley Arena to see Five Finger Death Punch on their co-headline tour with In Flames, supported by Of Mice & Men. In Flames start with a familiar opening, ‘Drained’ the first track off their latest album, Battles. They take us back and forth through nostalgic teen-metal-hood going back to 2004’s ...

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HIM

HIM go out with a “Bang and Whimper” | Manchester

After 26 years together, HIM announced their farewell UK tour which they have dubbed “The Bang and Whimper” tour, which sold out months in advance bringing their set to Manchester one last time. To many, HIM are a band that associate with hard times and their turbulent youth due to the dark and sometimes depressing lyrical content and the fact ...

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Extreme & Dan Reed Network – Live Birmingham 02 Academy, 17th December 2017

It’s fair to say that back in the day all those pretty boy rockers in their skin-tight jeans never conceived of a time they’d be shaving their heads to make them look rugged enough to avoid accusations of premature balding, likewise if truth be told there are ladies who once fitted into a dress size smaller but here they all ...

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Mastodon

Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show

Topping album of the year polls for almost two decades and seemingly reinventing their sound with every subsequent album, Atlanta Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show along with Chicago based post-metal outfit, Russian Circles, and Mastodon’s ever familiar support band, Red Fang. Russian Circles started the show and it feels like their set ...

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Greenleaf

The Underworld became “tonehenge” courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax and Steak.

Christmas came early this month, for those of the stoner scene in London. The Underworld was set to become “tonehenge” for the evening with a trio of bands providing the finest desert rock/stoner/psychedelic musicianship you could wish for, courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Steak. Kicking off the show was Londons very own Steak, my love for this band ...

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Blind River

Blind River leave an impression after playing free show at The Black Heart

When you have a birthday midweek and hit a good few pubs with friends, there is little more that can top it off perfectly than finding yourself a gig at the weekend. Mine was already pre-planned, having had the pleasure of photographing Blind River early this year supporting Grand Magus where they really left an impression, I found myself really ...

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Gorillaz

Not all Gorillaz fans stick around for full set | Manchester 2017

Manchester Arena, 1st December 2017 Gorillaz have returned to the UK after 7 years, which is pretty much a million years, but it was well worth the wait! With the Launch of their new album Humanz, it will be an interesting night as it  has had mixed reviews. Lets not worry about that for now though as we hear tonight’s ...

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Satyricon play venue located inside a cave in Norway!

The Norwegian black metal institution that is Satyricon recently embarked on a club tour in their native country, which, luckily, included a visit to Hulen in Bergen on a cold and bleak Wednesday night. Not surprisingly, the gig was sold out and the room was crammed with people. Witnessing a band of this size at a small, intimate venue such ...

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JW Jones at The Robin 2: 28th November

Four piece support act The Hand & The Flowers make amiable sounds from onstage, ranging from a crunchy blues rock of the early ZZ Top persuasion on opening number ‘One Is The Truth, The other is A Lie’ to more Rory Gallagher styled rifferama on songs like ‘What You Want’ though their soloing is less frenetic. Most interesting are numbers ...

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Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott: Coventry Empire, 25th November 2017

Late opening their doors, the bitter cold we suffered outside isn’t warmed by the reception received within: left confuse waiting in a room with a closed bar before then being directed upstairs. As many among us appear to be here for the first time, it’s unclear if this Fawlty Towers type service is par for the course at the Coventry ...

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