LIVE REVIEW! Machine Head - Brixton Academ...

November 11, 2019

LIVE REVIEW! Killswitch Engage - Brixton A...

October 25, 2019

LIVE REVIEW! The Great British Alternative...

October 18, 2019

LIVE REVIEW! Annihilator - KK's Steel...

October 18, 2019

LIVE REVIEW! Acid Reign - Boston Music Roo...

October 18, 2019

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November 11, 2019

Theres a massive buzz in the air as a huge sold out crowd makes their way into the historic Brixton Academy for an evening with Machine Head. The sentiment is echoed early on by frontman Robb Flynn who asks the crowd if they can feel it. He’s right, theres an energy inside the venue as the band steamrolls their way through the first of two mammoth sets treating the “headcases” to not only all the fan favourites, but also the b...

October 25, 2019

Killswitch Engage have been a staple in most metal heads playlists for many years now and things have been no different this year with the release of ‘Atonement’ that saw the band kick things up a gear in what was one of their most ambitious albums to date. Atonement came armed to the teeth with slabs of quality American metal many of which were heard live for the first time on this tour which only reaffirmed our beliefs that...

October 18, 2019

I was very glad that The Revival Music sent me back to Skegness Butlins for The Great British Alternative Music Festival again this year. It’s a great value for money weekend with ample opportunities to meet old friends and make new ones whilst enjoying some top class bands.

As before, the daytime focal point is The Skyline, a massive covered space ideal for socialising and enjoying the Introducing Stage. This stage isn’t...

October 18, 2019

As the autumnal sun sets over the city skyline in Wolverhampton, a group of metal heads gather in a back street. We're back at K.K.'s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton as thrash legends Annihilator roll into town.


The evening kicks off with one of our favourite up and coming acts, Elyrean. We followed them through the Metal 2 The Masses competition at this very venue earlier in the year and onto their performance at Bloodstock Festi...

October 18, 2019

29 years, 29 long, gruelling years. That’s how long most of this crowd have waited (minus a few of us “younger folk”) since their last taste of British thrash heroes Acid Reign last album release, that’s right Tool fans, sit down, you know nothing of waiting! 2019 is the year they delivered, revived several years ago by the ever energetic frontman ‘H’, it was clear the desire was still bleeding strong in the veins of the band,...

September 30, 2019

The quality tour packages continue to take the UK music scene by storm and tonight is no different. Proving that variety is the spice of life, the trio that is Danko Jones, Baroness and Volbeat is an unlikely partnership that brings the masses to Brixton Academy for a toasty treat that not only delivers exceptional value for money but a wild ride from start to finish. 

Danko Jones pull the short straw for the night and take the...

September 20, 2019

We arrive in Leicester today on the back end of summer. The outdoor summer festivals are done and dusted and we have the winter touring season to look forward to, and what a season that is shaping up to be. But whilst we wait for the action to kick off there is a lull in proceedings for a few weeks, and one which organisers of Uprising hope to fill! 

Uprising is a small scale indoor festival in Leicester. Two stages at the O2...

August 30, 2019

Its August Bank Holiday weekend and that means one thing... no not a rainy weekend stopping us enjoying our extra day off work; its STONEDEAF! The festival now in its second year born out of the old Monsters of Rock ethos. One Day, One Stage, Old School Vibe. And to top things off, as luck would have it, the weather gods have given us the hottest August bank holiday on record what more could we ask for?

The one stage, named a...

Just like a birthday and the MOT, the annual heavy metal shindig that is Bloodstock Open Air is upon us once again. 2019’s edition has been mired in controversy since February, when the organisers dared to announce Parkway Drive as their Saturday headliner, a controversy which made 2009’s Europe-gate appear to be little more than a minor disgruntlement. Add to that the withdrawal of Code Orange a few weeks before and the very...

July 18, 2019

It’s not often these days that Al Jourgensen brings the Ministry behemoth to these shores, hence despite being on a school night the Institute in Birmingham is packed to the rafters for this special showing of Uncle Al.

Ministry are long time stalwarts if the industrial metal genre and it’s good to see 37 years into their career they are going from strength to strength.

The three band affair kicks off with local quartet deadfilm...

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