Live Reviews


We wish you a Merry Clutchmas at The Roundhouse, London

Well, it was December, a bit marmite for some, there are those that love Christmas and wish it was here all year round, then there are those that loathe it… namely, well me. Not to be a Grinch, but all the cheer and overzealousness is just too much! Let alone the insanity of trying to get to the bar in ...

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Cormac Neeson

Cormac Neeson’s Secret Show At The Black Heart

Last minute shows can always be a bit mental, but when they work, they work spectacularly. Cormac Neeson (vocalist of The Answer) was in one of those situations, finding himself opening the evening at The Black Heart in Camden supporting his solo release, White Feather. A short 25-minute acoustic set opening for young up and coming rockers Keylock and Mason ...

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Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to Manchester along with Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy

Ever-increasing the range of their fanbase, production value and technical prowess yet still staying true to what has helped make them an oddity in the extreme metal scene… Swedish melodic death metal outfit, Amon Amarth, bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to the Manchester Apollo along with fellow Swedes, Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy. The first to play ...

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Theory of a Deadman

Theory of a Deadman with Dead Posey live in Manchester

Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman (TOADM) are back in Manchester and despite the show being on a weekday, it felt like the weekend! It was a show full of emotion and drama but filled our hearts with meaning. For those who are unaware the band shorted their name to simply ‘Theory’ back in 2017 when sixth album Wake Up ...

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Glenn Hughes, 29th November, O2 Institute, Birmingham

Dead Sea Skulls are what we used to call a power trio: guitar, bass and drums. Where this particular combination differs is that it has all three members up front and the drummer standing as he plays a reduced size kit and supplies the main vocals. They come from Walsall, and I’m not sure if a large part of this ...

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Sacred Reich

Sacred Reich pack out the Underworld

On any given week in the Capital, you’d be hard-pressed to not find a gig to attend, this week in particular, you are actually stuck with the struggle of knowing which gig to find yourself going to! This week alone finds Jinjer, Pig Iron, Torpor, Skid Row, Amon Amarth and Halestorm all playing just to name a few. With competition ...

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Airbourne and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown run wild in Manchester

G’Day mate, tonight’s the night that the mighty Australian rock n roll machine Airbourne  are here for one thing only and that’s to have a good time! Bringing along with them two support acts Cellar Door Moon Crow and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. We arrived just in time for Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, sadly missing the first act; ...

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Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil, Eluveitie, & Infected Rain play Manchester

Lacuna Coil are back more heavier than ever kicking off the UK leg of their tour in Manchester. Opening up this sold out show are heavy metal band Infected Rain from Moldovan. Honestly, I think the crowd were a bit stunned when this band started playing! We heard heavy riffs, powerful vocals which dominated the venue, grabbing everyone’s attention. Lead ...

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Steve Hackett – 18th November 2019, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Red spotlights shine down from on high, crisscrossing across the stage as Steve Hackett and his band walk on collectively. The guitarist sporting a red scarf, gold Les Paul and otherwise black apparel. As apparently are the rest of those on stage – The in-look for rock acts no longer in the first flush of youth, offering as it does ...

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Sleeping With Siren

Sleeping With Sirens, Palisades, Shvpes | SWX Bristol

On a quiet Monday night in the South West City of Bristol, the Florida based rock band Sleeping With Sirens were ready to take the stage at the SWX with backup from Shvpes and Palisades as support. Shvpes opened the night like a punch to the face. The band came together and took on a largely headline orientated crowd, but ...

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