Monthly Archives: August 2012


LIVE REVIEW: A Forest Of Stars and Wodensthrone Brighton Volks 2nd August 2012

A Forest Of Stars Brighton Volks 2nd august live reivew

It’s not clear whether the promoter’s built their webpage on an ancient burial site, or the tour bus just happened to run down every black cat in the vicinity of the M23, but tonight’s concert seemed to have been plagued by bad fortune from the very beginning. After being shuffled between numerous venues over the last few months, the show finally found a home in Volks. Albeit a home that then invoked a last-minute 10pm curfew on everyone. Thus, the co-headliners were cajoled into sharing the final hour. 

By |2012-08-15T00:00:00+01:00August 15th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Pythia, Mortad, L Sol Tace 30th June 2012 London Borderline

Mortad pythia london tour flyer

 Pythia + Mortad + L Sol Tace

 London Borderline

 30th June 2012

Yes, yes we are late with this review, but sometimes computer demons get the better of all of us. Nick Holmes made the trek with  Tess up to London to see Pythia, and with a set due at 17.20 this Friday on the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock we felt it was  an appropriate time to get the review up to give you an idea of Pythia in anticipation of BOA 2012.

By |2012-08-08T00:00:00+01:00August 8th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Savage Messiah Bloodstock warm up gig, Hastings, with Blackdown and Vulgate

Savage Messiah Carlisle Hastings 4th august 2012 live review bloodstock warm up

Savage Messiah are playing Bloodstock this coming weekend and so they pulled out all the stops to play a warm up gig in guitarist Joff's hometown of Hastings.


First band up were local thrashers Vulgate.  Their vocal style reminded me at times of a cross between Venom and Kreator.  It bordered on old school death growls whilst retaining that raspyness of their German contempories, and the music has elements of classic early Testament and Exodus.  They have a stage confidence which surpasses their young age, and their take on classic speed metal manages to inject technicality without sacrificing the songs themselves.  This is something I wish

By |2012-08-07T00:00:00+01:00August 7th, 2012|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Vreid, Winterfylleth, Hang The Bastard and Blacklisters added to Damnation 2012 line up

Damnation festival 2012 new additions

There's been more announcements for Damnation Festival, happening at Leeds University Union on 3rd November 2012.

The following press release reveals the new editions:

NORWEGIAN black metallers VREID and England's WINTERFYLLETH will darken this year's Damnation Festival, as they head up the latest acts confirmed to play the UK's finest day of extreme music.

London's death n' hardcore infusion HANG THE BASTARD and Leeds' very own aural acid trip BLACKLISTERS also join the eclectic three-stage event which will be hosted in Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

By |2012-08-06T00:00:00+01:00August 6th, 2012|Gig News|0 Comments

The Day Of Rapture alldayer – Leeds showcase

Day Of Rapture Leeds alldayer 25th August 2012 diascorium

Priapus promotions are putting on The Day Of Rapture alldayer on the 25th August.  Tickets priced at just £5 get you entry for 11 bands!!  Good to know the home of Damnation Festival has so many good bands and a strong scene.

Priapus Promotions have once more returned to bring you not just an evening of quality Yorkshire metal, but a full day celebrating the bountiful pleasures the Yorkshire metal scene has to offer! Not to mention, the night will be extended in the form of an extreme metal clubnight until 2am! So come down, support the local scene and get a request or two from their resident Extreme Metal DJs!


For tickets and more info check the event page here.


By |2012-08-04T00:00:00+01:00August 4th, 2012|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Decapitated and Xerath UK tour adds Brighton date

Decapitated Xerath UK and Ireland Tour 2012 metal gigs metalgigs gig listings


The Decapitated UK Tour with Xerath has now had an extra date added at Audio in Brighton on the 19th October.  Full tour dates are now as follows:

October 2012

10th - Bogiez Cardiff

11th - Moho Live, Manchester

12th - Duchess, York

13th - Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick

14th - The Pint, Dublin

16th - Relentless Garage, London

17th - White Rabbit, Plymouth

18th - The Railway, Winchester

19th - Audio, Brighton


Ticket links and date can be found on the right hand side on the Decapitated page here.


By |2012-08-01T00:00:00+01:00August 1st, 2012|Gig News|0 Comments