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Wino and Conny Ochs, with support from The Death Letter, The Black Heart, London, Saturday March 23rd 2012

Words and photos: Antony Roberts 

With the ever reliant service from South Eastern trains I turned up to the gig late despite it being on a Saturday afternoon.  Managing to only catch the very last few songs of The Death Letter, I walked in to "Down and Out" and felt like I could have been walking the rail tracks out in Mississippi.  With a home made banjo they referred to as a rigar it was a great start to the beating start of summer with London's first, and very early mini heatwave. They finished up with a raw bluesy cover of Monster Magnet's Powertrip.  One 

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Earth at The Haunt, Brighton, 12th March 2012

Words: Antony Roberts

Photos: Antony Roberts (metalgigs) & Gemma Shaw (


After seeing Kylesa play a blinding set at The Haunt and experiencing its seriously awesome sound system for the first time, there was no questions asked at all, we had to go and see Earth play there.   Kylesa was my first time at The Haunt and I fell straight in love with the venue.  It's small and intimate, but unlike so many small venues they've actually spent some money on the P.A. system, and it sounds amazing. 


Walking on to quiet and polite applause, Earth took to the stage, and Dylan thanked us for joining him on 

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LIVE REVIEW: Cannibal Corpse, Triptykon, Enslaved, Job For A Cowboy, HMV Forum, London 10th March 2012


Words and photos: Antony Roberts


Arriving late I only managed to catch the last song of Job For A Cowboy, but not being a fan this was no great loss.  They had however drawn a large crowd, the Forum was already pretty heaving and the queue outside was winding down and around the building.


Enslaved took to the stage and straight into "Ethica Odini", the first track from their most recent album, 2010's Aximoa Ethica Odini.  Guitarist Arve was his usual self, like a child who's eaten too many skittles, the man does not stand still!   Constantly a top the monitors or throwing shapes with

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Pythia + The Mariana Hollow

The Borderline, London, 29th February 2012

Review by Nicholas Holmes

All photos by Tess Donohoe 


It is “leap day”, which only comes round every fourth year, and according to Celtic tradition a time when women propose to men – if the man refuses he has to buy her twelve pairs of gloves! Female-fronted bands Pythia and The Mariana Hollow would be 

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Thin Lizzy, Clutch, Triggerfinger, Brighton Dome, Friday 3rd February 2012


Words and photos by Antony Roberts


Arriving at the rather spacious and grand Brighton Dome and Triggerfinger had already taken to the stage.  Prior to their support announcement I had not heard the name, so I had briefly checked out the myspace but from what I'd heard I was not too fussed about catching them.  Thankfully I did get there early though as they are one of those bands that fair a lot better in a live environment, and they were very different, at least compared to the few tracks i had heard from their myspace.  Any singer 

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