Reviews

Lordi ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’

Lordi, a metal band from Helskini, Finland are an eccentric band who wear demon style costumes and scare the hell out of people with one glance. The band formed in 1992, are back with their seventh studio album ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’. Surely there are a LOT of readers out there who remember this bizarre band, with them ...

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Newsted ‘Heavy Metal Music’

Anyone who’s been into Metallica for 10 years or more, or knows a fair bit about their history will know of Jason Newsted. He was their bassist for over 10 years of their career and it was a shock and shame that he left when he did, as his contributions on bass and backing vocals were a big part of ...

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Redfest 2013 Review

Progressively getting bigger and bigger each year, Redfest was back this year with an diverse range of rock music. Taking place in Surrey, the festival is just 20 minutes from London, and was very cheap! Only £36 for a day ticket or £65 for the weekend! The weekend was blessed with lovely weather, with just a few much needed refreshing ...

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Mayors Of Miyazaki – Holy Cop

After taking time out to focus on other commitments, London based math-punkers, Mayors Of Miyazaki are back with their second full-length album Holy Cop. The London based trio (including Silent Front drummer Gareth Thomas), have produced their latest achievement via We Be Records after having the album recorded by Harvey Birrell (PJ Harvey, Shellac, Cat on Form). Expectations were therefore ...

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With One Last Breath/theFallen/On The Ropes @Fibbers, York, 22/07/2013

Grand homecoming shows are often cause for celebration. That was certainly the case on Monday 22nd July, when York metalcore quintet With One Last Breath were scheduled to play Fibbers in York. Opening this veritable feast of all things loud was new local band On The Ropes. Fronted by York acoustic guitar journeyman Jonny Gill, the band put a hell ...

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Liquid Casing – A Separate/Divide

Names like Mogwai and The Mars Volta are offered as musical signposts for the aural outpourings from Houston, Texas four-piece collective Liquid Casing and there’s certainly an experimental progressive flow at work on A Separate/Divide, albeit jazzier like the waves of a tide ebbing to and fro, sometimes gently splashing collectively towards the shore at other crashing violently against each ...

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The Quireboys ‘Beautiful Curse’

We love The Quireboys. The band has been working hard (in one way or another) since 1984. You know what to expect with The Quireboys. Classic rock and a bit of blues. And a slice of glam here and there. There is no bone-splitting metallic sledge-hammering in the Quireboys repertoire. So do not expect the anguish and anger found in ...

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Heaven’s Basement/Buffalo Summer/Skarlett Riot @ The Duchess York

As the crowed packed into The Duchess in York on a sweltering Saturday evening, there was a palpable sense of tension in the air. Heaven’s Basement have been enjoying a meteoric rise over the past year, and it seems the opportunity to see them in an intimate environment was too good to pass up for this eager crowd. First up ...

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Vintage Trouble LIVE @ St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Sandwiched neatly between shows with The Who and the Rolling Stones, the sensationally soulful four-man outfit Vintage Trouble from Hollywood, California played an informal acoustic gig this Tuesday in the Gothic Revivalist splendour of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London – as part of the Renaissance Hotels RLife LIVE series. Kicking off the show with ‘Still And Always Will’ the ...

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Dave McPherson – Dreamoirs

Fans of InMe will definitely know of frontman Dave McPherson, but as well as fronting arguably one of the UK’s most commercially underrated rock acts, McPherson has also been releasing solo material, with his debut solo album ‘The Hardship Diaries’, released in 2011, meeting great critical acclaim. The follow up, ‘Dreamoirs‘, has a very similar feel to its predecessor, throwing ...

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