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Premonition 13 Purple Turtle Live review gig listings metal gigs doom

Premonition 13, Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of The Knight, Enos
Thursday 1st December 2011

Words and photos by Antony Roberts

I've got to say I really like the Purple Turtle in Camden, bar prices are a bit over the top, but the PA sound is generally good, stage is a good height and security are nice enough.  I've heard rumours they are trying to slow down on metal events and get a more dance nights happening.  If this is the case it will be a great shame, London needs more venues like this.

Tonight I was there to see Wino bending his strings with his


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The Devils Blood Camden Underworld London metal gigs gig listings review

The Devil's Blood.
Camden Underworld, Friday 25th November 2011

Words and photos by Antony Roberts


Search on the internet, or in past magazines for gig reviews for The Devil's Blood, and you will find write ups of the few shows they have played, hailing them as one of the shows of a lifetime.  I'm one of those souls that have stumbled on the band late, very late.  Reading all the furore about past shows I thought it about high time I go see this band in the flesh.

The Underworld was certainly busy, but not as packed as i've seen other shows, which surprised me greatly with the utterly fanatic reviews their live shows have received.  The print press has been pouring over them recently with large interviews in Zero Tolerance and Terrorizer in the last month or two.  To be fair


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Serpent Venom Hobgoblin Angel gig listings metal gigs

Serpent Venom, Conan, Grimpen Mire
Hobgoblin, Angel, London 26th November 2011

Words and Photos by Antony Roberts


This gig was originally meant to take place at The Black Heart in Camden, but was switched in the last week or two before the event to the Hobgoblin in Angel.  A new venue for this metalhead, so off I went to try and locate said pub.  Situated conveniently close to Angel station, initial impressions were good.  It was a reasonable size, smaller than the Unicorn which also hosts free gigs in London, but large enough to mean the bands had brought some serious backline with them.  Drinks were reasonably priced (for London) and bar staff were cheery enough.  Anyway enough about the venue, onto the bands!


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Candlefest live gig review camden underworld www.metalgigs.co.uk gig listings

 

Candlefest 2011 - London Camden Underworld - Saturday, 12 November 2011

By Gary Lukes

Photos by Antony Roberts

Long regarded as one the bastions of the underground metal scene, it’s possible that Candlelight has never shone as bright as in recent years. Having bolstered its impressive roster with some of the finest international artists, you could be forgiven for forgetting some of the acts closer to home. That's why nights like these remind you with stinging clarity just how strong the scene is in the UK and Ireland.

Commencing proceedings were


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Vader live review Camden underworld london 2011 metal gigs gig listingsVader

Gorgoroth, Vader, Valkyrja and The Sickening, live at Camden Underworld, Monday 14th November 2011

Live review and photos by Antony Roberts

Arriving late the first support band The Sickening, could already be heard from outside.  Coming into the downstairs bar I was hit with the sounds of slammy grooves, drums and bass, but unfortunately my excitement was short lived.  Venturing into the main room I was met with


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