Yearly Archives: 2013


Metalgigs is still going

Godsized Brighton Concorde 2

Just a very quick update for you all and a random photo of Godsized with an impressive beard.  This is just to let you know that gig listings are continuing to be updated, but news posts have stopped, i didn't want people to come on the site and think it's not being updated, it is on the listings page, just not on the news. I'd like to thank all the bands, promoters, and the public who are adding listings to help keep every one of our 10,000+ visitors a month in the know about the latest gigs.  

Due to ongoing personal family matters I will not be updating the news for the foreseeable future, but will continue with the listings side.  To all those that have offered to help during this period, the best thing you can do is add gigs if you see they are missing and keep the site listings fresh whilst I deal with the ongoing matters. Keep an eye and follow the facebook page as i will be using this for tour announcements and news updates from now on.  THANK YOU to all those that have reached out, your support is appreciated, Antony Roberts (Metalgigs owner).


By |2013-10-16T00:00:00+01:00October 16th, 2013|Site Updates|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Power Trip Manifest Decimation

Power Trip Manifest Decimation coverIf, after the intro of building feedback leading into a swinging butchers block of a riff, echo-drenched vocals and huge, cavernous drums you are not transported directly back to the (wholly imagined on my part) mean streets of 1988 New York teeming with the likes of Leeway, The Cro-Mags and Thrash Metal period Agnostic Front, then I don't know WHAT to think.

Throw in the relentless intensity of 'Beneath the Remains' Sepultura, the 'careering wildly out of control' feel of 'Eternal Nightmare' and the total headbang/neckbreak of 'Taking Over' and you've got yourself a hell of an album, what i think of as crossover much more than the party thrash of Municipal Waste or Toxic Holocaust...

By |2013-10-05T00:00:00+01:00October 5th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Ulcerate – Vermis

Ulcerate Vermis artwork review

Technical death metal. It’s a genre that’s as likely to inspire apathy as it is excitement. There’s often a fine line between technical wizardry and tedious wankery, avant-garde excellence and anal excess. The days of dazzling an audience with overblown musicianship have long passed. While the latest generation of musicians have found themselves busy burning fretboards, there‘s usually an abundance of style over actual substance; entire discs spinning by in a soulless blur of polyrhythms and sweep-picks.

So far, 2013 has heard Portal twist our senses and Gorguts push to blow our minds. And now, Ulcerate re-emerge. Suddenly technical death metal has got a whole lot darker and a shit-load more interesting.

“Vermis” is the Kiwi death metal test-pilot’s fourth album and the...

By |2013-09-13T00:00:00+01:00September 13th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Purify The Horror

Purify the horror untitled EP

Purify the horror are a Grindcore act based in the home of Grindcore, Birmingham. This ‘Untitled’ E.P from Dissected Records is their first release. It runs it at 17 minutes long and features 12 tracks, one of which is the obligatory 4 second grind micro blast, going by the name of ‘Shree-dela-badum-de-ladum-de’, others stretch just over the 2 minute mark.

As is all the rage these days they choose not to publicise their identities, choosing instead to hide behind pig masks and going behind the names: Sergeant Squeal (vocals) Bear-pig (Guitar/Bass), and Lord Pig (Drums).

They state that they are all...

By |2013-09-10T00:00:00+01:00September 10th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: The Mezmerist – The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty

The Mezmerist the innocent the forsaken the guilty

The Mezmerist are/were a one man project from California. According to the release ‘The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty is one of the most mysterious US metal releases of all time’ having taken the Shadow Kingdom a very long time to track down the man behind it (Thomas Mezmercardo), and a further five years preparing the re-release I guess they have a point.

This is a double EP released as a...

By |2013-09-08T00:00:00+01:00September 8th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Pantheon Of Blood – Tetrasomia

Pantheon of Blood Tetrasomia review

As the first melody of ‘Thunder Alchemy’ seeps through your speakers, an immediate comfort zone is found, with phrasing reminiscent of 'De Mysteriis...' era Mayhem. However, this brief familiarity erodes as the riff unexpectedly evolves, and by the time the drums and vocals pound into your ears, it is supremely evident that Pantheon of Blood are their own, unique beast. A far cry from the hordes of black metal acts running with Darkthrones ‘unholy trinity’ template, and a band whose desire to forge their own identity keeps them standing out from the grim and frostbitten...

By |2013-09-08T00:00:00+01:00September 8th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Shining One One One

Shining One One One Cover

Shining are a Norwegian Jazz-metal band who started life as an acoustic jazz act before growing some hefty balls and running with them. I, for one, am grateful they did because this genre defining group is owning it.

This is the band's seventh studio album or third in their line of 'Jazz Metal' releases and it is one epic genre they're creating, they have elements of metal, jazz, prog-rock, thrash, metalcore, rock and they are creating a perfect concoction of diabolical genius, literally everything you could ask for in an album. 

The album One One One has been...

By |2013-08-31T00:00:00+01:00August 31st, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Neurosis to headline Temples Festival

Temples Festival 2014 Bristol Neurosis

Yes we've been a bit slack with news recently but CHECK THIS - The first ever Temples Festival being organised by the awesome tour promoter Francis C Mace has been announced as.....NEUROSIS!!!!!!!  HELL YEAH!!!!! So this is the first edition of this festival but anyone that knows of Francis and his promotions company knows he puts on a lot of killer bands in Bristol and around the country.  Here's all the official stuff:

"NEUROSIS will headline Saturday May 3rd (2014), marking their long-awaited debut Bristol appearance within the...

By |2013-08-28T00:00:00+01:00August 28th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Kataklysm 2014 UK dates with Krisiun and Fleshgod apocalypse

Kataklysm UK Tour 2014

Kataklysm have announced a European tour for 2014 which includes multiple dates in the UK.  The band are due to release their 11th studio album "Waiting for the end to come" on October 25th 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records.  Tour support will be Brazilians Krisiun and Italians Fleshgod Apocalypse and the dates are as follows:

13th January 2014 London, Underworld
14th January 2014 Manchester, Sound Control
15th January 2014...

By |2013-08-21T00:00:00+01:00August 21st, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments