Monthly Archives: July 2012


Iced Earth announce December London date

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Iced Earth have announced a UK date for December.  The only UK date confirmed for the tour is 20th December 2012 at the Electric Ballroom venue in London.  Support comes from Evergrey, Steel Engraved and Dead Shape Figure.  

Tickets are due to go on sale shortly and you can get them from the link on the event page.  Iced Earth are also playing a few dates around their appearance at Bloodstock Festival in August, check here for full Iced Earth listings.

Bloodstock Festival website

By |2012-07-16T00:00:00+01:00July 16th, 2012|Gig News|0 Comments

New announcements for Damnation Festival

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Today Damnation Festival have announced Belphegor, Extreme Noise Terror, Wodensthrone and Devil Sold His Soul to the already impressive bill.  Here's the official press release:


AUSTRIAN death metal machine BELPHEGOR will play their only UK show of 2012 at Damnation Festival, performing the most brutal tracks from their new album.


The demonic group head up an unforgiving announcement for this year's Terrorizer Stage with crust punk pioneers EXTREME NOISE TERROR and English black metallers WODENSTHRONE also joining the stage which already boasts a headline billing for 


By |2012-07-16T00:00:00+01:00July 16th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Final 3 bands announced to complete Kill-town Death Fest lineup

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The final 3 bands have been confirmed for this year's Kill-town Death Fest taking place in Copenhagen 30th August to 2nd September.  They are Necrocurse, Mold and Chaos Echoes.  Read more from the release below:

KTDF is proud to present to you from Uddevalla, Sweden, NECROCURSE (swe)! Death Metal rebels NECROCURSE is featuring members and ex-members of such prominent acts such as Niefelheim, Runemagick, The Funeral Orchestra, Pagan Rites and Treblinka! NECROCURSE has 4 ep´s behind them and is currently writing material for a forthcoming album due to be recorded in autumn this year and released by Pulverized Records. Prepare for some pure swedish metal madness to be unleashed upon Kill-Town!
More info:

KTDF is also happy to welcome a new

By |2012-07-15T00:00:00+01:00July 15th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Matt Drake from Evile on working in the music industry


This video highlights the state the the current music scene is in.  Matt Drake from Evile discusses just how hard it is being in a band, paying bills, and keeping/getting jobs when not on the road.  Personally I think the bulk of this problem comes down to illegal downloads.  If you want to support the scene, then buy the music of the bands you like, don't steal it!!  

By |2012-07-15T00:00:00+01:00July 15th, 2012|Featured Bands|0 Comments

Not long till Bloodstock Open Air Festival now

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Bloodstock Metal Madness  – Day Tickets Now On Sale!

After last year's amazing Bloodstock Festival (see our review here) Nick Holmes takes a moment to refresh why you NEED to go this year:


As the crappy washout of a summer continues, there are less than four weeks until thousands of serious metal-heads land in rural Derbyshire for this year's Bloodstock Festival. The grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent will be rocking and moshing to possibly the best line-up the event has had so far.


It features a wide mix of bands crossing the rock and metal spectrum, from the Satanic spectacles of Watain and Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem – both playing in daylight! - to the UK comeback of Nergal and his Polish comrades in Behemoth and part-time golfer, full-time legend and godfather of schlock rock, Alice Cooper! Not forgetting Robb “Lord Browneye” Flynn and Machi

By |2012-07-15T00:00:00+01:00July 15th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Graf Orlock Green Door Store Brighton 9th July 2012

GRAF ORLOCK, LICH, THE QUERELLES + BROKER –   Green Door Store - 9th July 2012.

Words by Colum Bell


The first band up were Broker, and due to a late arrival I only got to catch the end of their set. Broker played a sort of noise rock in the same vein as Jesus Lizard, Botch and Cave In, and sounded pretty good for what seemed like a new band. Next up were the Querelles who played rock and roll. They were pretty good, but I couldn’t help feeling that they didn’t quite fit tonight’s bill. Part of me was expecting them to be somewhat heavier.


Due to a late start it was almost 10.15pm before Lich from Kent, and the main support for the tour took the stage. They brutally stormed through a short (around 20 minutes!) but sweet and sludgey set.


Graf Orlock didn’t start until around 10.40pm, but it was certainly worth the wait. The previous bands


By |2012-07-14T00:00:00+01:00July 14th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Faith No More Hammersmith Apollo 8th July 2012

Faith No More Sunday 8th July 2012

Hammersmith Apollo, London


Words by Antony Roberts


Support band Guano Podano sounded like a 3 piece film soundtrack band, with lots and lots of Hank Marvin style tremolo added.  Whilst their shimmering tones would have worked perfectly adding atmosphere to a Tarantino or Lynch desert scene most of the crowd were unappreciative, with practically everyone around us nattering away to each other.  It was only when Mike Patton briefly appeared onstage to do vocals for "Prairie Fire" that the audience responded anything beyond it's previous polite applause and actually took interest.  


There's a long 45 minute gap between Guano Padano and Faith No More.  The entire stage was decked out in white, amps are covered in sheets, even the keyboards are white and an entourage of staff/roadies shuffled back and forth bringing on flowers, and more flowers, and more flowers (see the videos, it looked like a florists display by the time everything was set up!).


The band walked out in all white suits and what looked like Yoga meditation outfits, and start into the instrumental "Woodpecker From Mars" before


By |2012-07-10T00:00:00+01:00July 10th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Kiss at HMV Forum 4th July 2012

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Words and photos Antony Roberts

(apologise for the photos, taken on point and shoot due to lack of photo pass).


Despite huge queues it was surprisingly quick to get into the sold out Forum venue, and entering the main downstairs I was greeted to a total sweat box.  The venue was rammed more than any gig I've attended having gone to many sold out shows there before, i guess some shows are more "sold out" than others.


The stage was blocked off by a giant curtain emblazoned with the Kiss logo to keep the stage set up hidden from view until the time was ready.  Prior to the 9PM start the crowd were already reaching fever pitch.  Even a hit on the snare from a drum tech was responded with huge cheers from the audience.  Anticipation levels were high and I've never seen such a joyous crowd, smiles on 

By |2012-07-06T00:00:00+01:00July 6th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments