Metal Gig Reviews

By Greg Latham, 14th December 2018 Gig Reviews, News

There’s a certain buzz of nostalgia around Southampton Guildhall tonight as everyone piles in to see pop punk legends Bowling for Soup on the “Almost Christmas” Tour – the bands’ second tour of the UK in 2018 following the “Get Happy Tour 2018”. Bringing out some young upstarts to open… Read More »

By Sam Savigny, 13th December 2018 Gig Reviews, News

King 810 [7] court controversy like Gene Simmons files patents. Whether they’re being banned from venues, arrested on weapons charges or losing members, the band are as eventful offstage as they are on it. Fortunately, these previous circumstance have not held precedence over the evening’s show, and a full band’s worth… Read More »

By Sam Savigny, 11th December 2018 Gig Reviews, News

It’s not often you set foot in a grade II listed building for a gig. The renovated, and simplistically named, Church, in Leeds stands as a venue as grandiose and bombastic as the Royal Albert Hall, whilst maintaining the intimacy of a scuzzy basement club. Such a verbose Arena is… Read More »

By Sam Savigny, 11th December 2018 Gig Reviews, News

Christmas is a tremendously jolly time of year. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire in a serene family scene could warm even the hardest of hearts. What better way to ring it in than with some intensely aggressive and sociopolitical anarcho-grindcore then? Truly a fitting response to the capitalist bastardisation… Read More »

By Jack Fermor-Worrell, 28th November 2018 Festival News, Gig Reviews, News, Reading and Leeds

After a rather excellent first day that saw chaotic sets the likes of Hollywood Undead, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Billy Talent and Lowlives bring a much-needed dose of rock to proceedings, the second day of this summer’s Leeds Festival looked set to be a bit more of a relaxed affair,… Read More »