Live Reviews

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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Don Broco

May Don Broco’s wacky dance moves be forever in your favour!

Live at Manchester Academy Straight out of Tokyo, Man With A Mission, blast us with hard-hitting rock stirred up with some nu-metal and a dose of electric to surge up the crowd with excitement. Adding to their uniqueness the band are dressed in what seems to be wolf masks, adding more fun to the set. They play some of their ...

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Stone Broken

Stone Broken @ Islington Assembly Halls

Taking over the Assembly Halls are the next young guns of rock and roll. A trio of bands that have put in the work to craft their sound and grow themselves the support of many, the work is starting to show and the current tour is a great showcase to really project them to higher levels. Two classy, British acts ...

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Butcher Babies rock the Riverside on ‘Lilith’ UK tour

Venue: Riverside, Newcastle. Support: Eyes Set To Kill, Klogr. For some odd reason, Butcher Babies divide metal fans. There are some who respect and adore this band and follow everything they do, but there are some who condemn them and say they aren’t a ‘proper’ metal band. Reasons why they subscribe to the latter ideals is somewhat a mystery. What ...

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king 810

King 810, Courtesans, Upon Those Dying @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Home town boys Upon Those Dying get things going thunderously as they lay down tar-thick riffs aplenty. Being their first time playing to a sold-out crowd of this size, the larger environment seems to suit them down to the ground as they don’t fall into the common pitfalls of your average opener. Their bludgeoning deathcore sunk in fast as waves ...

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