Live Reviews

Sum 41 - Don't Call It A Sum Back Tour

Live:Sum 41,Brixton Academy, London

The band who helped make your summers bright as a teenager, the band who made you realise you didn’t want to be casualties of society, the band who’s cheeky-smiled skater–punk style injected the anthem fuelled songs at your parties… Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Sum 41. But first, the main support act, Hollerado. These Toronto-based musicians are not ...

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King King

King King + Broken Witt Rebels: The Robin 2, 2017

The Robin 2 is heaving, packed to the rafters and Broken Witt Rebels looked dwarfed by the whole affair. This despite the fact they’ve grown up a lot in the last year. Still young, but a little worldlier; less running around manically, more concentrating on the music. Fortunately, tonight’s crowd seem familiar with that part of the equation, and where ...

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anthrax

Live: Anthrax / The Raven Age, Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

It’s kind of like an unwritten achievement to see the ‘big four’ thrash bands live on tour quite near to each other. Seeing as Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer are all playing the festival circuits this year – who else can we see headline a UK venue? Anthrax of course. With their vast back catalogue and fingers in many genre pies, ...

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skindred

HRH Metal 2017 in Photos

February 2017 we sent a photographer along to HRH Metal at the O2 Academy Birmingham to capture the mania. Skindred always manage to conquer any festival stage they play with an excellent balance of talent, entertainment and crowd participation. Lawnmower Deth since their return to the scene have also been known for entertainment and crowd participation. Throw in Red Rum, and we have ...

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JPR Photography

Live: Trivium, The Roundhouse London

A Friday night in London drinking beers doesn’t get much better until you add some of the biggest names in todays metal world. With Trivium embarking upon a UK and European tour in support of their ‘Silence in The Snow’ Album fans are treated to a night of tasty guitar licks, shredding solos and unholy roars of Matthew Heafy as ...

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Glenn Hughes The Robin 2 Bilston

Live: Glenn Hughes, The Robin 2, Bilston

Sly & the Family Stone pour out of the house PA, singing about ‘A Family Affair’. It’s fitting. There’s a sense of déjà vu at the Robin 2 tonight; there usually is when Glenn Hughes plays his native Black Country. You’ll regularly catch sight of other musicians who still live locally, maybe a retired footballer and a stand-up comic and ...

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electric-six

Live: Electric Six, O2 Academy, Birmingham

When Blank Parody come on stage, we don’t know what to expect. Some members are looking relaxed in their jeans and tees but their frontman is dressed to impress in a sharp blazer. They belt out loud and proud alternative rock, providing a decent spectacle to the crowd. They don’t let those ‘opening band blues’ hold them back one bit, ...

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3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down, Live Review from Manchester Academy with support from Pop Evil and The Fallen State

Returning to the UK, American rockers 3 Doors Down are back with several headline gigs bringing along with them Pop Evil another great American band and with a spice of brutishness The Fallen State join them. Tonight is going to be filled with nostalgia, rock and roll! Opening up tonight full of confidence, heavy rockers The Fallen State start up. The ...

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lordi-feat

Live: Lordi, O2 Academy, Newcastle

If you are fairly new to the world of Lordi, you would be forgiven for thinking their rise to fame is due to their bizarre appearance. Partly true, but the Finns are best known for the only metal band to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ – proving you can’t beat a great song. The ...

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airbourne

Live: Airbourne, The Electric Ballroom, London

In this day and age, we’ve all heard it on the radio, read it in a magazine or online, that Rock and Roll is dead in some way or another. How idiotic a statement it is though! Music traverses through ages and develops as it goes, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. Monday and Tuesday night in London was proof ...

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