Metal Gig Reviews

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 »

By Simon Crampton, 13th November 2018 Gig Reviews, News

It would be really easy for me to write ‘Skindred are still the best live band on the planet’ and have this review done in one sentence. The trouble with me doing that is that I would be doing them a massive disservice in the process and I’m not about… Read More »