Monthly Archives: May 2013

Iced Earth 2014 World Tour UK dates

Iced Earth 2014 tour

Florida's Iced Earth have announced a world tour for 2014 with 3 dates in the UK in January.  The band are currently writing a new studio album which is due out in late 2013.  They have also recently released "Live in Ancient Kourion" which was filmed in the Kourion Ampitheatre in Cypris whilst they were on the "Wolrd dystopia tour".  It's available in a host of formats, triple LP, bluray, DVD and many more and can be purchased here.

UK dates are as follows...

By |2013-05-27T00:00:00+01:00May 27th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

War Wolf UK tour starts today

War Wolf UK Tour

 Brighton based War Wolf start their UK (well, England) tour today in Bristol.  The 3 piece featuring ex members of Dopefight and Oli from Sea Bastard take their live show to 7 venues across England with a variety of local supports.  You can catch them at the following venues:


May 27th Louisiana, Bristol - with Gonga and Pohl - £5.00

May 28th Live Bar, Truro - with with Monolithian and The Bad Channels - £?

May 29th Edge of the Edge, Portsmouth - with...

By |2013-05-27T00:00:00+01:00May 27th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Soundgarden add extra date to UK tour

Soundgarden King Animal

After selling out 3 of the 4 UK dates Soundgarden have just announced an extra fifth date to their UK tour.  The band will now play London Brixton Academy on the 19th in edition to the original date on the 18th.  Support will again come from Sweden's Graveyard.

They will also be...

By |2013-05-25T00:00:00+01:00May 25th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Abysmal Torment to tour UK with Inveracity and Neuroma

Abysmal Torment Inveracity Neuroma UK tour

Just in case you missed the announcement last week Maltese Death Metal act Abysmal Torment announced they will be heading back to the UK in September.  Those of you who have caught this dual vocal act will know how brutal they are live, and for those of you who haven't yet caught their live act now is your chance.  Since their last visit they have hit so many european festivals and we for one are very excited they are coming back to our shores.  

This is a rolling joint headline tour with Greek act Inveracity who have been out of action whilst serving the mandatory military service but are now back with new material and heading to the UK for the first time since 2008.

Support on the tour comes from...

By |2013-05-22T00:00:00+01:00May 22nd, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Psycroptic announce UK tour with Hour of Penance and Dyscarnate

Psycroptic european tour uk dates hour of penance dyscarnate

Tasmanian tech-death metallers Psycroptic have just announced they are heading over from Australia for a european tour that includes several dates in the the UK.  The tour support comes from Italians Hour Of Penance and the UK's very own Dyscarnate.  Hour of Penance guitarist Giulio Moschini commented: “We’re extremely happy to tour again with our friends in Psycroptic and Dyscarnate and most of all to play again in Europe after the successful tour we did with Cannibal Corpse, Devildriver and The Black Dahlia Murder in February. For the first time, Hour of Penance will also play in Ireland! Be there!“

The tour hits the UK for 5 dates including dates outside England in Ireland, Scotland and Wales (promoters please take note, metallers don't just live in London!!)

Dates are as follows...

By |2013-05-22T00:00:00+01:00May 22nd, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

At The Gates confirmed to headline Northern Darkness Festival

At The Gates Northern Darkness Festival Bloodstock

At The Gates have been announced as the headliners for the Northern Darkness Festival taking place at Northumbria University on 8th December 2013.  They join the the international band bill with Decapitated, Graveworm, Hour of Penance and many more.  The festival will be run over three stages and also features a host of UK acts including Napalm Death, Desecration, Ingested, Bloodshot Dawn...

By |2013-05-21T00:00:00+01:00May 21st, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage at Brighton Audio

Suffocation Brighton Audio

Many tours don't make it to Brighton so I normally have to trek up to London rather than across the coast but fortunately Brighton has recently seen a slew of heavier gigs being put on by Advance Promotions.  Last Tuesday night played host to Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage along with Havok and Fallujah.  Fulltime job commitments and a seriously early door time of 6pm meant I didn't manage to get there until Havok were finishing their set. What I did manage to catch was the last song and a half and witness the vast majority of the venue head banging away to some seriously decent sounding...

By |2013-05-20T00:00:00+01:00May 20th, 2013|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

My Dying Bride – The Manuscript EP Review

My Dying Bride Manuscript review

My dying bride is a band that needs no introduction at all. With an impressive 11 studio albums in their portfolio the English doom legends bring a new EP entitled The Manuscript.

It took me several spins to absorb the whole essence of its music, and the conclusion came simply: beautifully made music with experience, heart and soul. There is not one element that leaves room for doubts, everything is done by the book: all instruments are written and played beautifully, the My Dying Bride way.

"The Manuscript " is the Ep's opening track,a fantastic and romantic song carrying the MDB emblem along past tracks like...

By |2013-05-16T00:00:00+01:00May 16th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Full Moon Dog Festival Line up confirmed for 2013

Full Moon Dog Festival 2013 Asomvel

Got an email from Starjack Entertainment, the good people that run Full Moon Dog Festival confirming the line up for this year and that tickets are on sale.

The event will take place at The Cockpit in Leeds on Saturday 12th October and the line up is...well, pretty damn astounding, take a butchers:

Asomvel, Pagan Altar, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Arkham Witch, Desolation Angels, Absolva, Amulet, Toledo Steel, Hooded Priest, Stiletto Farm, Iron Void, Ston Cold Kill and Mercenary.  Tickets are...

By |2013-05-15T00:00:00+01:00May 15th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments