Live Evil Day 2 and Doom Over London II

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Day 2 of Live Evil was a mix of running between Live Evil itself, and Doom Over London II at the Purple Turtle, missing more bands than we wanted to, trying to cover both festivals, and bumping into friends.  Rather than try and put together an unfair review on bands we didn't fully see, here's a selection of photo's taken.  Every band we did get to witness at both festivals were amazing.

Photos by Antony Roberts.

By | October 30th, 2011|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Live Review: Yob, Dark Castle, Kongh, Dead Existence, Purple Turtle Camden, 10th Oct 2011

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Words: Gary Lukes

Photos: Antony Roberts

Yob/Dark Castle/Kongh/Dead Existence

London Purple Turtle - Monday, 10th October 2011

Despite establishing themselves as scene stalwarts of late, this was actually the first time I’d been exposed to Dead Existence in a live setting.  Opening with an elongated, spacious instrumental section, the band gradually build the tension; slowly turning the screw before hammering it into more familiar territory and nose-diving deep into raging sludge.

By | October 29th, 2011|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Live Evil Festival 2011 Day 1

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Live Evil Festival 2011 Day 1 review

Words: Antony Roberts
Photos: Antony Roberts

SETLISTS are taken from setlist photos and may not be 100% accurate due to changes

We headed to the second annual Live Evil Festival this weekend at the Camden Underworld.  For those who've been living under a rock this festival started last year under the idea of selecting the line up using the Darkthrone Band Of The Week blog handpicked by the legend that is Fenriz.

Described by the organisers Mark Lewis from Mythology Agency and Marek Steven (aka Skill Wizard) as "presenting underground Black metal, Thrash, Speed, Death, Heavy Metal, Metal Punk and Doom bands from around the world" it sounds like every real metal heads wet dream.  Having missed it last year due to

By | October 27th, 2011|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Orange Goblin announce UK tour and new album

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Orange Goblin have announced a full UK tour aswell as the release date for their new album "A Eulogy For The Damned".


The tour takes place next April and

By | October 26th, 2011|Gig News|0 Comments

Doom Legends Skepticism to hit the UK for the very first time

Skepticism gig london st giles in the fields church metal gigs gig listingsSkepticism are celebrating their 20th anniversary by finally coming over to the UK for the first time ever.  Not only that but it gets better.....they're playing for an hour and a half and it's going to be in a church!

Support will come from London's Pantheist and

By | October 24th, 2011|Gig News|0 Comments

Ragebreed Christmas Festival 2011

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Ragebreed have the full line up for their Christmas Festival and what an awesome and mixed line up it is.


Nice to see promoters being brave enough to put on a mix right across the genre's. 

An all day event comprising of signed and unsigned bands. In the evening, the Ragebreed Christmas Party with

By | October 24th, 2011|Gig News|0 Comments

Desertfest confirms first bands, and release early bird tickets

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Deserfest have announced the first few bands


By | October 24th, 2011|Gig News|0 Comments

Anti-christmas Bash IV upstairs at the Garage

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The full line-up is out and tickets are on sale for the annual anti-christmas bash from your friends over at Grindethic...

Madrid's finest Wormed will be bringing their Brutal Death to London to headline.  As usual they've managed to put on a full

By | October 17th, 2011|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Cannibal Corpse, Triptykon, Enslaved and JFAC set to tour in 2012

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Hands up who wants to see Triptykon and Enslaved on the same night :)
Defenders Of The Faith Tour 2012 - tickets available soon...
Cannibal Corpse, Triptykon, Enslaved and Job For a Cowboy (JFAC???? really???)

7 March - O2 Academy Bristol

8 March - O2 ABC Glasgow
9 March  - Manchester Academy
10 March - London HMV FORUM
11 March - HMV Institute, Birmingham

By | October 16th, 2011|Gig News|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Trial, Anchor, Run With The Hunted at London Borderline 06 Oct 2011

Trial straightedge London Borderline metal gigs gig listings wait ages for a decent one then all of a sudden 2 come along at once.  Ufomammut were playing London and they slay live, but having already seen them several times before I wasn't left much choice.  I've wanted to see Trial since the mid 90's when someone did me a tape of

By | October 12th, 2011|Gig Reviews|0 Comments