Live Reviews

The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies burn London down and treat KOKO like an arena venue

The Dead Daisies are often being defined as a ‘musical collective’, founded by guitarist and businessman David Lowy, this super group consists of very talented musicians coming from bands like Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Journey. Lowy, Mendoza, Corabi and Aldrich have been recently joined by drummer Deen Castronovo who is replacing Brian Tichy. Their very first live album ...

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Testament

Testament returned to London with Annihilator and Vader in tow

As thrash gigs go, there are very few bands that are as capable than the pair on this lineup, and they have brought a healthy slab of death metal along for the ride. Finishing off their UK leg of the current tour, Testament have returned to the famed Koko with Annihilator and Vader in tow, each as legendary in their ...

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Evanescence

Evanescence performs with full symphony orchestra for a unique show at Royal Festival Hall

Bands like Deep Purple and Metallica experimented this way before, but Evanescence still succeeds in leaving us astonished thanks to this mix of goth rock accompanied by the sound of a very magical orchestra. Their gothic and dramatic elements blend perfectly with the background symphony and they sound better than ever, just like they anticipated on Synthesis, the album they ...

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The Bellrays

The Bellrays and Fuzzy Vox at Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent | Live Review

The resurgence of the South-East Kent music scene has been on an uphill ascent for these past few years, and not only just favour of bigger local music venues. Local independent music venues are where the real live music gems tend to lie, especially in these economically troubled times. But one very much loved and applauded award-winning small live music ...

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Sumo Cyco undefeated as most exciting band in rock on UK tour

Venue: Think Tank? Newcastle. Support: Skarlett Riot Yeah, I know what you are thinking. We have covered Sumo Cyco live many, many times. We have also said good things about them many times. So are they just as good as the many times before .. tonight? I’ll not draw this out or pretend it’s some secret: This is the best ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Friday 16th March, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Lights go down a harmonica howls loud and an old blues number makes out like its speeding down a train track as from my vantage point I see Joe Bonamassa and his band, led by torches, walk a small flight of stairs and take up their positions on stage. Across the raised backline drummer Anton Fig on drums is shouldered ...

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Sepultura

Sepultura/ Obscura/ Goatwhore/ Fit For An Autopsy @ The Fleece, Bristol

One thing’s for sure, Fit For An Autopsy won’t be someone’s little opening bitch this evening. Despite all the deathcore wannabes we’ve had to wade knee high to get through, the strongest of these bands are now showing their true colour. With FFAA firmly in the superior camp after showcasing what they’re capable of, their progressive maturity in their sound ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER

Joe Lynn Turner Performs in Bergen, Norway

The former Rainbow and Deep Purple vocalist that is the legendary Joe Lynn Turner is still out there touring and rarely (if ever) puts on an anticlimactic show. Yours truly has caught quite a few performances by Turner over the years and has never gone home even remotely disappointed afterwards. The man possesses a set of heavenly pipes and there ...

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Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm and Soil return to Manchester to deliver a tour rooted in nostalgia

While Nu Metal is no longer the most popular genre in Metal, it is important to remember that at one point it was almost unavoidable on rock radio. Alien Ant Farm and Soil return to Manchester to deliver a tour package that is rooted in nostalgia and will help give insight into why Nu Metal was as popular as it ...

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The Selecter

The Beat and The Selecter perform at Dreamland, Margate

For all those that do not know, let me tell you a little bit about the musical culture of Margate. Being a resident of this rather pleasant seaside town, it has a rich yet diverse cultural history which has been inspired and motivated by various forms of musical genres and movements. Be it the rockers and the mods, the skins ...

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