Metal Gig Reviews

By Will Stevenson, 4th May 2016 Festival News, Gig Reviews, News

900 fans of hardcore punk descended upon a sold out Manchester Academy 2 for one of the first heavy festivals of the year, Impericon Festival. With a brilliant lineup stretching from 2pm till evening, and the one-stage setup meaning there would be no clashes, the atmosphere was already in high… Read More »

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By Tal Fineman, 3rd May 2016 Festival News, Gig Reviews, News

Something about stepping out of the mid afternoon sun of Camden Town, and into the dark, strobe-lit confines of the Electric Ballroom feels a little counter intuitive, but the venue is packed early for Desertfest day two to catch monolithic British doom-mongers Conan [7]. If slow and heavy is your… Read More »

By Philip Whitehead, 2nd May 2016 Gig Reviews

It’s not often that we see a band that completely rewrites the rule book when it comes to heavy music, and creates something truly unique and inimitable. The Algorithm are one of those bands. With their frankly insane blend of electronic music and extremely technical metal, their new album Brute… Read More »

By Tal Fineman, 1st May 2016 Festival News, Gig Reviews, News

The streets of Camden are flooded (even more than usual) with bearded, long-haired, beer-swilling maniacs – Desertfest 2016 is upon us. As a sizeable crowd floods into the Underworld, the taps are flowing, spirits are high, and UK underground sludge legends Gurt [7] have been bestowed with the honour of… Read More »

By Rachael Griffiths, 26th April 2016 Gig Reviews, News

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Letlive on UK shores, and the excitement surrounding the announcement of their tour was palpable. Add to the fact that dates were few and in smaller venues than necessarily required, and excitement surrounding the tour began to rise to a fever pitch…. Read More »