Live Reviews

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats leave a flaming hot trail of destruction in the iciest part of Tunbridge Wells

Before we kick into this review, allow me to start off with the aftermath of the gig, and an important yet short anecdote… It’s a freezing yet miserable night in Tunbridge Wells, and for some unfortunate moshers who somehow went the wrong way back to the train station whilst dressed in shorts and hoodies (and one in cow print trousers), ...

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The Infernal Sea

The Infernal Sea finally bring the ritual home

Having been relatively quiet for a period, local blackened plague, The Infernal Sea announced an extremely rare home town show, bringing an end to a tour with the noise bringers Abigail Williams. Seeing show after show going down well in post gig updates across social platforms from fans, excitement of our local anti-heroes grew and grew as our hazy memories ...

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Powerwolf

Powerwolf, Amaranthe, and Kissin’ Dynamite live in Manchester

From hard rock n roll vibes to chanting songs about werewolves and vampires, tonight’s sold out show has got to be one for the ‘not to miss list’ for shows of 2019! Honestly, I was not expecting bands from different spectrum’s of rock and metal but by jove it was a match made in heaven, or hell should I say ...

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Clutch Brixton 2018 Dec

Clutch deliver a spectacular performance at Brixton Academy

Starting somewhat gently, Clutch have hit the UK with two bands of European flavour that bring something a little different to the mix, flying the flag for the French, are the somewhat politically charged folk sounding The Inspector Cluzo, for the Germans, the desert rock sounding The Picture Books. Both bands consisting of nothing but two members. First up came the ...

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Wildhearts vs Birmingham, 25th anniversary show goes down a storm

Hot on the heels of the wildly successful series of “Britrock Must Be Destroyed” shows across the country in may this year the The band will celebrate ‘Earth vs The Wildhearts’ turning 25 by playing the album in its entirety, an album bursting at the seams with hit after hit it’s no wonder the London show was sold out. Tonight ...

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36crazyfists

Bury Tomorrow, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Crystal Lake – Some of our generation’s finest metalcore!

Though it’s arse clatteringly cold outside,  inside the venue is heating the fuck up with some of our generation’s finest metalcore. Kicking off with Japan’s own Crystal Lake who lay down solid riffs that loosen up the cogs in the machine tonight. Firmly planting the seeds for their future, they do well to make an impression on the crowd this ...

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Not Ur Girlfrenz

Not Ur Girlfrenz support Bowling For Soup

Somewhere there is a pop punk band, a group of seasoned pros who have had their life-force sucked out of them and placed in the bodies of a trio of Texan teenage girls – has anyone heard from Sugarcult recently? Sounds akin to the plot from Space Jam but it is the best way to describe Not Ur Girlfrenz – they strut around ...

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Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish show Manchester a skatastic time

Opening up the show is Suburban Legends, for anyone who doesn’t know them they are a Ska band from Orange County, CA. They’re very happy to the point all your worries go away. Not only playing their own tracks, they are also known to do amazing skatified covers from Disney movies, it’s amazing! This is the second time I have seen these guys ...

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Sevendust

Sevendust live at Manchester Academy with All That Remains and Blind Channel

First up to play is Finish band Blind Channel. Like pretty much most of us here we have never heard of this band, and after doing some quick back checking this is what stood out… their genre is violent pop. I have never heard of this genre and as it turns out Blind Channel say they are the ‘pioneers of ...

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Zeal and Ardor

Zeal and Ardor at The Electric Ballroom – His command dominates as his intent glare stares through the centre of the crowd.

Following the release of Stranger Fruit, Zeal and Ardor have exploded from being a small, underground band, to a band that really are on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream. Their blend of gospel blues and black metal hasn’t come without its fair share of hate from elitists, but if you’re getting hate, clearly you’re doing something good. Currently ...

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