Live Reviews

Live Review: Damnation Festival 2015

Finally, the greatest time of the year was upon us. Damnation Festival 2015, based up in Leeds University. A day chocked so full of music that it’s hard to make any time to see the light of day, or rain (this is England after all). Damnation have done everything right, this is a real day long festival for the fans, ...

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Live Review: Skindred, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Skindred are well-known for their live performances. Playing live is the key to a band’s success, and they have been doing this for almost 2 decades. You may have already seen them live at a festival or in support of bands such as Steel Panther or Rob Zombie. Now the Newport lads are on the biggest tour yet, entitled ‘Pump ...

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Altered Sky ‘Without Wonderland’ Album Launch

Scottish pop rockers Altered Sky have announced details of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Without Wonderland.’ The album is set for release Nov 20th 2015 and we had the rare opportunity to see the album performed by the band — up-close-and-personal — at a special album launch show held at THE VENUE — 229 Great Portland Street, London. The album ...

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Live review: Deathcrusher Tour, The Forum, Kentish Town London

October 29th started off as a real bad day, having the typical luck with a trip to London, I had missed my ideal train meaning I arrived an hour later in the city than intended. On the way to the venue I found my account had been emptied meaning no tour shirt for me, and to top it off I ...

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Classic Rock Tours – Legends Of Rock The Originals 2015

Vauxhall 5* Holiday Park In Great Yarmouth How quickly twelve months passes when you’re having fun. Once again, Elaine and Eddie Yates have worked like Trojans to bring thirty-eight bands to the table for the annual LoR Originals music feast here in Great Yarmouth. A little down on band numbers this year and later start times, but some awesome sounds ...

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Review: Vans Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace

As another year comes closer to the end, so does the Vans Warped tour UK. This year saw many bands, both old and new, come together for one of the best days of the year! With such a huge offering, we were only able to catch a fraction of the bands, but we did however catch the cream of the ...

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Live Review: Glenn Hughes, Tyne Theatre, Newcastle

There are very few people who can claim: they have played in several influential rock bands and continue to tour, packing out venues, 40 years on.  Glenn Hughes is one of these people. Tonight Glenn played to the Tyne theatre filled with adoring fans. The way rock music, and the music industry in general has changed in the past four ...

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Live Review: The Graveltones, KrushFest, Great Yarmouth

If you like the idea Royal Blood or Drenge i.e. two-piece alternative rock, then you should immediately buy into The Graveltones. Naturally, for this 2-man concept to work, the guitarist has to be more than just merely competent. He needs to be spectacular. Think of the White Stripes scenario with Jack White playing all the rhythms, licks and bass notes ...

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Live review: Psycroptic, Scarred, The Infernal Sea, & Conjurer

Peterborough has seen a sad time over the past five years with the closure of one of our few venues suited for rock and metal, but thanks to a few local promoters with a taste for metal, the scene is slowly stirring with life again. This gig put together by Camblast Promotions and Belligerent Promotions at The Met Lounge was ...

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Review: Breakout Festival 2015

A gloriously sunny day at the coast; the setting could not be better. Hosted at Brighton Racecourse: Breakout Festival 2015. Upon arrival, I was surprised by the scale – having attended Butserfest just two weeks prior, I thought that was small despite having three stages! Breakout Festival sported just a single stage and a rather small area of asphalt in ...

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