Live Reviews

Live Review: Aiden, Think Tank?, Newcastle

Do you remember what you were doing in 2005? What was on your MySpace page? The first YouTube video you EVER saw? When you thought you said bye to Star Wars and introduced to a new Batman? 2005 was also the year Aiden released ‘Nightmare Anatomy’ -their most celebrated album of their career. Something we will hear live for the ...

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Live Review: Alien Ant Farm / InMe / The Dirty Youth, Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

All photos by Brian J Nicholson When you mention Alien Ant Farm – the two questions a lot people will ask are ‘Are they still around?’ and ‘Where the ones who did that Michael Jackson song?’ The answers are yes and yes. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album, ‘ANThology’, AAF are back on the road and they have ...

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Reading: Metal To The Masses – Warm Up Show

We showed up to Readipop for the warm up to Readings Metal To The Masses. The night was a taster of whats to come over the next few months, as we see 25 bands play across 5 heats, and 3 semi finals before the crowning night. Metal To The Masses is a UK-wide competition to get unsigned bands in front ...

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Live: H2O at London Underworld

H2O GO! 22 years, 7 albums and a whole heap of various other releases consisting of some of the most well known hardcore the world has ever seen, H2O fill out the cosy Underworld in London for a sold out headline show in support of their latest album Use Your Voice which is sure to please the masses. Those masses ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS with special guests Toseland and Leogun

At The Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton December 17th 2015 The last leg of Black Star Riders six week stint on the road was much anticipated, and was now upon the good folk of Wolverhampton at last. The second of two Christmas shows laid on by the band. A large turn-out was expected, although the hall was maybe just about half full ...

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Live Review: Fear Factory, The Forum, London

Unless you managed to live under a rock for majority of the 90s metal movement, a little album known as Demanufacture should be very familiar to you! Depending on who you speak with, this album consists of some of the most well known and pinnacle Fear Factory songs in their huge back catalogue which spans a massive 25+-year life as ...

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Live Review: Bullet For My Valentine, at The Hexagon in Reading

While She Sleeps are currently on tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Frontman Laurence Taylor addresses the crowd saying that whether people are new to the band or not, sh*t is about to get real. WSS play ‘This Is the Six’ as the first pit of the night erupts, and already the crowd are warmed. I have never been to The ...

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Live: Clutch at The O2 Brixton Academy

Maryland’s band Clutch have been touring across Europe recently, and stopped off in London last Saturday to deliver another of their animated and tight performances. The lead singer Neil breaks the ice with an expression of amazement towards his crowd. “Holy cow” he shouts, as if he didn’t expect such a large turnout. In fact they had no choice but ...

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Live Review: The Dead Daisies, The Point, Sunderland

“I love this little city you have here!” announces former Motley Crue and RATT vocalist John Corabi. When I name rock icons such as Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol and Thin Lizzy – what kind of cities do you think of? LA? New York? Dublin? Tonight the Paradise City is Sunderland – a city musical legends, ...

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Live: An Evening With…John Garcia

John Garcia needs little to no introduction. From being one of the founder members responsible for pioneering the desert rock/stoner rock scene. The number of bands that he has fronted is hard to fathom, each as good as the next, be it Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Vista Chino, etc. or even his solo material and thanks to this, he has ...

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