Broken Hope announce UK dates with Internal Bleeding

Broken Hope European Tour 2015

Hell YES!! Chicago death metal legends Broken Hope are heading over to the UK with Internal Bleeding.  Dates are as follows:

21st Apriil 2015 Nambucca, London (with Internal Bleeding, Unfathomable Ruination, and Amputated)

22nd April 2015 Audio, Glasgow

23rd April 2015 Decades, Weston Super Mare

Tickets for the London show are available now here, we'll post...

 

By | February 10th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Queensryche announce 2015 UK dates with Death Angel

Queensryche 2015 uk tour

Seattle based Queensryche are heading over to Europe for a string of festivals dates and have announced some headline shows including 3 in the UK.  The band will play:

5th Aug 2015 Marble Factory, Bristol

6th Aug 2015...

By | February 10th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Dir En Grey announce two exclusive London shows

Dir EN Grey uk tour 2015

Dir En Grey will return to the UK this May to play 2 shows at the OS Academy Islington on the 23rd and 24th May 2015.  This will be the first time the Japanese avant-garde metallers have hit our shores since the release of their "Arche" album which came out last year.  The band are the only...

By | February 10th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Winterfylleth announce headline London show

Winterfylleth Black heart london 2015

Having only just played London supporting the mighty Primordial, Winterfylleth have announced a headline show in the capital but this one's a bit special. Taking place at The Black Heart in Camden, the venue is tiny, i'd estimate 140(?) people max . Not only is the venue tiny they've got The King Is Blind supporting and tickets are a mere £8.25. If you're not familiar with this UK act of Monolithic Metal then check them out below. If you want to go i'd get on this one fast as it'll sell out fast. Winterfylleth are coming off a cracking year in 2014 having released the sublime "The Divination of Antiquity" so it's questionable just how much longer you'll have chance to see them in such an intimate setting.

Get your tickets here.

 

By | February 9th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Callisto Secret Youth Review

Callisto Secret Youth Review

Callisto return with their fifth LP, Secret Youth and while this still has a lot of Callisto's dark, progressive and distinctive sound, it's a little more stripped back. Gone are some of the more sombre jazz like sections found on Noir and Providence.

"Pale Pretender" opens the album with a dark and atmospheric riff. Jani Ala-Hukkala's almost Mike Patton-esque crooning leads the song toward a soaring chorus. While this may not be as heavy as Noir or True Nature Unfolds, this track is brimming with...

 

By | February 5th, 2015|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Vader 2015 UK tour with Hate

Vader March 2015 Camden Underworld London

Polish death metal legends Vader have announced dates in the UK in support of their tenth studio album "Tibi Et Igni" which came out last year - pick it up here. Support for the tour will be fellow countrymen Hate, their forthcoming album Crusade:Zero is due out on 2nd February and can be pre-ordered here.

Dates announced so far are as follows...

By | January 24th, 2015|Gig News|0 Comments

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performing Profondo Rosso

Goblin Profundo Rosso Barbican Centre London

GOBLIN TO PERFORM LIVE SOUNDTRACK TO PROFONDO ROSSO Ask any movie fan with a sweet spot towards horror films to name a Dario Argento film and 9 times out of 10 you'll undoubtedly hear Dawn of the Dead or Suspiria as the answer.  But then take a look at the overall ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and you'll find another film by Argento scoring a huge 95% rating - the same as both Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria. This is the criminally overlooked Profundo Rosso (Deep Red), his masterpiece slasher from 1975.  It's critics consensus is "The kinetic camerawork and brutal over-the-top gore that made Dario Argento famous is on full display, but the addition of a compelling, complex story makes Deep Red a masterpiece".  Yeah that's right a masterpiece, and you've seen it yeah? No? Then read on...

By | January 19th, 2015|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Top 15 demos of 2014 by Gary Lukes

Top 15 metal demos of 2014 end of year list

Last week writer Gary Lukes bought you his top 15 EPs of 2014. Today may we present to you his list of the top 15 demos that came out last year. We have to agree that number 1 is killer, had it on repeat at metalgigs HQ since it came out.

15. Adversary - Adversary

Feral black metal with a festering...

By | January 10th, 2015|Top Tens & More|0 Comments

Top 15 EPs of 2014 Gary Lukes

Top 15 eps of 2014 end of year list gary lukes metal death black doom

There were a lot of albums released in 2014 and often singles, EPs, and demos get overlooked in the sea of output. Regular site contributor Gary Lukes waded through the shorter (and not so shorter) releases that 2014 gave us to bring you his top 15 essential EPs of the year...

15. Pist - Riffology

Mancunian groove-merchants Pist wield a firm handle on hard rocking, riffy stoner; providing the ideal summer soundtrack for the...

By | January 1st, 2015|Top Tens & More|0 Comments

Top 10 albums of 2014 Colum Bell

Top ten albums of the year 2014 colum bell end of year list metal grind back doom

2015 is here but that doesn't mean we shouldn't take a look back at some of the finest albums put out in 2014. Site contributor Colum Bell gives us the lowdown on what he considers to be the finest releases of last year...

10. Orange Goblin - Back From the Abyss

Orange Goblin return with Back From the Abyss which up the ante and proves why...

By | December 31st, 2014|Top Tens & More|0 Comments