ALBUM REVIEW: Shining One One One

Shining One One One Cover

Shining are a Norwegian Jazz-metal band who started life as an acoustic jazz act before growing some hefty balls and running with them. I, for one, am grateful they did because this genre defining group is owning it.

This is the band's seventh studio album or third in their line of 'Jazz Metal' releases and it is one epic genre they're creating, they have elements of metal, jazz, prog-rock, thrash, metalcore, rock and they are creating a perfect concoction of diabolical genius, literally everything you could ask for in an album. 

The album One One One has been...

By | August 31st, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Neurosis to headline Temples Festival

Temples Festival 2014 Bristol Neurosis

Yes we've been a bit slack with news recently but CHECK THIS - The first ever Temples Festival being organised by the awesome tour promoter Francis C Mace has been announced as.....NEUROSIS!!!!!!!  HELL YEAH!!!!! So this is the first edition of this festival but anyone that knows of Francis and his promotions company knows he puts on a lot of killer bands in Bristol and around the country.  Here's all the official stuff:

"NEUROSIS will headline Saturday May 3rd (2014), marking their long-awaited debut Bristol appearance within the...

By | August 28th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Windhand and Pilgrim UK dates

Windhand SOMA lp

Virginia based Relapse signing Windhand have announced 2 UK dates with a possible third date yet to be confirmed.  Following their debut self titled release on Forcefield Records last year the band were picked up by Relapse and the new album "Soma" is due out on 17th September (A busy day for Relapse as the new Ulcerate album "Vermis" and the new Wolvserpent "Perigaea Antahkarana" will also be released).  The tour support will be Rhode Island doom act Pilgrim.

Dates are currently...

By | August 21st, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Grave Miasma announce intimate London show and new album

Grave Miasma

London based Occult Death Metal band Grave Miasma have announced a very intimate London show at the Black Heart pub on the 24th September.  The date will be a release night for their new album 'Odori Sepulcrorum' ahead of their European tour with Necros Christos.  The album...

By | August 21st, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Kataklysm 2014 UK dates with Krisiun and Fleshgod apocalypse

Kataklysm UK Tour 2014

Kataklysm have announced a European tour for 2014 which includes multiple dates in the UK.  The band are due to release their 11th studio album "Waiting for the end to come" on October 25th 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records.  Tour support will be Brazilians Krisiun and Italians Fleshgod Apocalypse and the dates are as follows:

13th January 2014 London, Underworld
14th January 2014 Manchester, Sound Control
15th January 2014...

By | August 21st, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Skálmöld release new video for Gleipnir

Skalmold video Gleipnir Bowen Staines

Icelandic Viking/folk metal act Skálmöld have just released the new video for "Gleipnir".  Yes we said a video not a gig announcement, I know we're a listings website, but it's not every day the very talented Bowen Staines releases a new video.  Originally born in New Hampshire, Bowen has relocated to Iceland where he established Don't Panic films.  After blowing us away with the amazing...

By | August 20th, 2013|Unclassified|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Borracho Oculus

Borracho Oculus

Borracho, the fuzz fusion galore four piece from Washington DC, USA are a band best known for bursting into the desert rock music scene in 2011 with their debut release "Splitting Sky". After a number of mini releases the band are back with latest LP offering “Oculus”, a deadly addictive combination of riffs drenched in feedback mixed with a tactically doom laden tempo, that is delightfully delivered with the sounds of influence, to an audience hungry for a new take on the old scene.  

"Empty" opens the album with ingredients of the all familiar...

By | August 20th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Re-armed and Wretched Soul November 2013 UK tour

Re-armed UK tour

Those of you who made it this to this year's Sonic Obliteration all dayer headlined by Cryptopsy at the Underworld will already be familiar with Re-armed.  Well the Finns are heading back to the UK this November for a headline tour along with our very own Wretched Soul.  The bands play the following dates:

15th November - Rock Zombie, Dudley

16th November - Audio, Glasgow

17th November - Surya, London

18th November...

By | August 18th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Xibalba and Hierophant 2013 UK dates

Xibalba european tour 2013 hierophant

This was announced a while back but in case you missed it California's Xibalba are heading over for a European tour with blackened hardcore Italians Hierophant.  The tour will see them cross the pond for 5 dates in the UK as follows:

30th September - Wagon & Horses, Birmingham

1st October - Star and Garter, Manchester

2nd October - Classic Grand, Glasgow

3rd October...

By | August 18th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Crypt Lurker and Coltsblood November 2013 tour

Cryptlurker Coltsblood November 2014 UK tour

I have no idea what they have been putting in the Merseyside water recently but whatever it is can they please share it around?  Many years ago Liverpool spawned Carcass, one of my all time favourite bands, so any decent band to come from the area already had fine company.  In the last few years we've had Dragged Into Sunlight and Conan come along and redefine heavy whilst destroying ear canals in very different ways. Last year saw Black Magician...

By | August 17th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments