DEIFIED "Anthrobscene"

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had the chance to talk about these guys. Deified are a thrash metal band from St Helens in the northwest of the UK. They have been tearing up the UK underground metals scene for the better part of the 2010s and now are looking forward to the 2020s. […]

Review: BABYMETAL + Creeper @ O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK

I go to a lot of concerts around the UK and I have seen so many different kinds of shows but I have to say that this was one night that I will not forget. I have been a fan of Babymetal for a while now. I have listened to their albums and have always […]

THE FALLEN STATE ‘A Deadset Endeavour’

I have to admit, I love finding out about new bands. As soon as I heard of The Fallen State and their new single “American Made” I knew I had to listen to their album. The British rockers have made quite a name for themselves since their formation in 2013. Their forceful style and commanding […]

IN FLAMES at O2 Ritz, Manchester UK on 04/04/19

This was an absolutely awesome night of music. I mean the Swedish metal icons that are In Flames just felt like absolute superstars in Manchester. A packed out audience, a great sound system, two excellent supports… Yes, sir this really shaped up to be an awesome night filled with thrills, spills and all-out metal. The […]

RHAPSODY OF FIRE ‘The Eighth Mountain’

I will not say that I am the biggest fan of Rhapsody of Fire. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re a fantastic band with a lot to like about them. Yet, they’re not a band that I would rush out and listen to everything they’ve ever put out. Nor am I watching the release […]

CLUTCH at Manchester Academy, Manchester UK on 20/12/18

So, I really wasn’t expecting to come out to a gig this close to the end of the year. Yet, when you get the opportunity to watch one of the best modern rock bands around, it’s something that’s quite hard to turn down. I have never had the chance to catch Clutch live but I […]

VOLBEAT “Let’s Boogie Live From the Telia Parken” DVD

I’ll admit, I am a massive fan of Volbeat. They’re one of those bands that I can get excited for, be it a new album are going to see them live. So getting the opportunity to review their new DVD is pretty exciting. Let’s Boogie: Live From Telia Parken show them Danish rockers at their […]

All That Remains ‘Victim of the New Disease’

This is going to be a really hard review to write. I have been following All That Remains for a while now and like any other band, they have had their ups and their downs. However, I think they suffered their harshest blow this year with the passing of founding member and lead guitarist, Oli […]

MALACODA ‘Restless Dreams’

As we approach Halloween, I thought I might check out some strange and weird music. I think there is so much room for creativity in the arena of horror metal. So when I found Malacoda I was excited to hear something so enriched with an atmosphere. Being named after one of the demons in Dante’s […]

HALESTORM and AVATAR at O2 Apollo, Manchester on 26/9/18

I’ll be honest with you. I used to really like, Halestorm. Those first two records were really damn good. Yet, over the years I’ve been liking them less and less. Don’t get me wrong they’re talented musicians and good performers but I just fell out with their music a while ago. When I got the […]

ANTI-FLAG ‘American Reckoning’

When it comes to aggressive, intense and politically-driven punk music, the first band that usually comes to mind is, Anti-Flag. The Pittsburgh outfit have produced some amazing albums over the years. Albums that are politically charged with lyrics about activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various socio-political ideologies. They make their voices heard, yet […]