Live Reviews

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Cancer Bats, Sanguine, & Idiom @ Exeter

With the metal scene starting to diminish in Exeter, it was a relief to see something a bit different come this far south. With Canadian hardcore/punk crew Cancer Bats as headliners and a host of local bands as support, the show was sure to be packed out. First up, a small group from Exeter, known as Out Of Enemies. It’s ...

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Pierce The Veil & Woe Is Me @ Reading, Sub89

300 fans line-up the whole way around the corner of Readings Sub89, to get a good view of tonight’s California rockstars Pierce The Veil. Whilst queuing I text my photographer to see if he was near, and he reported he was on his way, and had overheard one fan confirm that lead singer Vic Futures smelled really nice. From here ...

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Lordi @ The Garage, London

Lordi at The Garge, London Remember that Finnish heavy metal band who many moons ago won the Eurovision? Well they are back, and they have come back strong! Fans were queuing outside of The Garage in the rain to see the monsterific Mr Lordi and his band. True Lordi fans are aware that Mr Lordi is part of the KISS ...

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Live Review of ME at Barfly Camden

Imagine the Beach Boys had been on tour with The Darkness in 1962. And also try to imagine that, in this crazy dream, the Wilson brothers had fallen in love with the idea of glam-metal. The result would have sounded like ‘ME’. ‘ME’ are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 2008. They cite numerous and wide ranging influences ...

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Valentine’s Day. Shoreditch. If you didn’t know better, you might have thought that the XOYO was preparing to host a romantic evening for swooning couples, with the venue suitably decorated with hundreds of red and white helium balloons, their strings dangling from the ceiling. Atmospheric red lighting created a sumptuous feel, and you’d have been all ready for some Barry ...

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feed the rhino

Feed The Rhino, Marmozets, Steak Number Eight @ The Borderline, London

Soho is a part of London that is renowned for being a vibrant and busy place but tonight, it feels even more so. Tonight there is a certain electricity in the air, a feeling that something special is about to happen. That feeling is as close to spot on as it could possibly get for tonight Feed The Rhino bring ...

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Live Gig Review: What Now at The Lexington, London

‘What Now’ showcased their newest songs from their upcoming album ‘Move Like a Sinner’ – out March 2013 – in the luxurious surroundings of London’s fabulous Lexington venue last week . The band originated from the surfing and skateboarding mecca of Ballito, in South Africa (although they now call London their home) so it was not surprising that the Lex ...

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the treatment

Live Review: The Treatment at The Underworld,Camden

The Treatment have had a good year. Of that there is no doubt. Supporting Steel Panther. An exciting Kiss/Motley Crue adventure. Their highly regarded Download performance. A major tour with Thin Lizzy. This year just went on getting bigger and better. So the Camden show at the weekend has been seen, by the artists, as a great big London “Thank ...

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Live Review: Ugly Kid Joe @ Hard Rock Hell

Ugly Kid Joe – Stage 1 – Saturday Team RAM went down to Hard Rock Hell in Hafan Y Mor, Pwhelli (Wales) to check out the headliners of Saturday night’s antics, Ugly Kid Joe. From what we witnessed, there was not a better choice than the Californian rockers who have graced us with head banging tunes for the past twenty ...

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Live Review: Testament @ Hard Rock Hell

Probably the most underrated band in the world, Testament hit the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Saturday evening and proceeded to utterly tear the place apart with their high octane thrash metal. Opening song “Rise Up”, with its amazing main riff and stunning guitar work really brought the festival to life. The band’s enigmatic frontman Chuck Billy was ...

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