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A capacity crowd are packed into the Manchester Ritz for a night of dark entertainment, for the start of Lacuna Coil’s sold-out UK Tour. First up we have Infected Rain. Hailing from Moldova, frontwoman Elena “Lena Scissorhands” Cataraga explains how nervous they are to be performing in the UK for the first time. Due to […]

KISS at the Manchester Arena, Manchester on 12/7/19

  There is often a whiff of scepticism every time a rock band announces their “Final Ever Tour”, as its not usually a promise that’s kept. But if this really is The End of the Road for Kiss, we just couldn’t miss it. The video screens show the band walking to the stage before we […]

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK 2019 Review & Photos

The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival returns once again, as 80,000 people brave the mud and rain to watch the best acts around today. Here’s what went down. Download Festival UK Friday We started the day at the Zippo Stage, with a set from Goodbye June. They sound exactly how you expect a band […]

DISTURBED and SKINDRED at the Manchester Apollo, Manchester on 14/5/19

Selling out the Manchester Apollo isn’t easy, and Disturbed have managed to do that two nights in a row. They bring their Evolution Tour to the UK and we’re here on night one to see what goes down. I can think of few better bands to warm up a crowd than Welsh Ragga Metallers Skindred, […]

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES at the Manchester Arena, Manchester on 17/6/18

Heading towards the Arena and one of my fears about this show is confirmed straight away, as I spot someone dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Is this just going to be a Johnny Depp love in? Has he strung along two icons of rock in Alice Cooper and Joe Perry to fulfil a rock star […]

ROCKMANTIC ON THE ROAD at the Empire, Rochdale on 1/6/18-2/6/18

An array of upcoming British and European bands take over the Empire club in Rochdale, as the first ever Rockmantic on the Road festival rolls into town. An offshoot of the main festival, which takes place every February in Carlisle, 12 bands will play over the weekend, and we’ll be treated to headline performances from […]

Live Review + Photos: RISE AGAINST at Manchester Apollo, Manchester on 02/11/17

The Manchester Apollo is packed out as Rise Against bring their Wolves tour to the UK, along with support from Sleeping with Sirens. There was a noticeable presence of Sleeping with Sirens fans in the venue, with plenty of band shirts and hoodies amongst the younger members of the audience. Opening up with Tally It […]

ANTI-FLAG ‘American Fall’

For a band that has never been afraid to say how they feel about the world, 2017’s political landscape has given Anti-Flag plenty of ammo for their 10th studio album, American Fall. Making a conscious decision to put over their message in a way that doesn’t depress the listener, the band’s decision to bring in Good […]

Live Review + Photos: PAPA ROACH at MANCHESTER APOLLO, MANCHESTER on 11/10/17

If you were an angst-ridden teenager in the early 2000s, Papa Roach’s Infest album was likely a staple of your music collection. Now an incredible 9 albums into their career, and packing out venues like tonight’s Manchester Apollo, Papa Roach are a band that have long outlasted any sense of merely being a nostalgia trip […]

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