Metal Gig Reviews

By Jamie Giberti, 24th June 2019 Download, Festival News, Gig Reviews, News

After ten days of pretty much non stop rain in the build up to the festival at times bordering on the torrential, Rock Sins really wasn’t sure what we would find arriving at the 2019 Download Festival. Stories abound in the mainstream media of attendees having given up in the… Read More »

By Sam Savigny, 11th June 2019 Gig Reviews, News

Going to The Black Heart is always exciting. The modest venue has been host to some phenomenal up and coming bands, of which you can now add The St. Pierre Snake Invasion to the list. Despite its metal credentials it has a distinctly DIY punk feel to it. A venue… Read More »

By Sam Savigny, 10th June 2019 Gig Reviews, News

Twelve years. That’s how long it has been since Tool last played in Europe. Twelve. Long. Years. In that time the UK has seen several changes of Prime Minister, the US has had three incumbent Presidents. Trump happened, Brexit happened, UK poverty levels have skyrocketed as have the numbers of… Read More »

By Sam Dignon, 4th June 2019 Festival News, Gig Reviews, News, Slam Dunk

It’s time once again for Slam Dunk to kick off the festival season. Returning to Hatfield house with its biggest line up yet, Slam Dunk looked set to get the season going with a bang and it did not disappoint. Whether it was the traditional pop-punk bands, NOFX’s Punk In Drublic festival or… Read More »

By Will Stevenson, 10th May 2019 Gig Reviews, News

After months of bubbling hype and a co-headline tour with Ducking Punches last November, Spanish Love Songs returned to Manchester’s Soup Kitchen with a victory lap for their breakthrough record, Schmaltz. Main support came in the form of the excellent Pkew Pkew Pkew (8), the Canadian punk band currently touring… Read More »