Monthly Archives: June 2013


LIVE REVIEW: Deafheaven and The Secret London Borderline 9th May 2013

The Secret London Borderline

Outside, the sun may be busy flaring through its cloudy cover, but under the streets of London, The Secret are indignantly raining down their own particular brand of misery. Beastly at the best of times, the Italian’s acrimony can only have been amplified by events over the past twenty four hours. During which, events have seen them break their van, have their car stolen and suffer the unenviable fortune of losing a Celtic Frost shirt.

So it’s no surprise to see them grinding out their vitriol with added vehemence. Unfortunately, the torrents of filth fall upon the heads of a crowd that’s apparently too hip to move. It’s as if they’re choked into...

By |2013-06-30T00:00:00+01:00June 30th, 2013|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Steve Vai 2013 UK tour dates on sale now

Steve Vai

The Concorde 2 sent me a surprising email today, announcing that One Inch Badge was putting on Steve Vai at their venue.  Steve Vai, guitar virtuoso, ex-whitesnake, Wembley playing Steve Vai, at the relatively intimate Concorde 2, surely not?  Well, a browse around various sites on the internet and there appears to be 5 dates so far that tickets are on sale for.  The dates are as follows...

By |2013-06-28T00:00:00+01:00June 28th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013

Golden Gods 2013

An army of coffin dodgers took over London's O2 Arena on a balmy Monday evening. Neil Young and Crazy Horse were playing the main venue while across the building a different kind of craziness took over Indigo once again. Metal Hammer magazine's traditional post-Download shindig was the biggest Golden Gods yet. Larger than life in lots of ways!

The punters had to wait patiently as an array of rock star types rolled along the red carpet. Local rascals The Defiled fell over themselves literally...

By |2013-06-28T00:00:00+01:00June 28th, 2013|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Dream Theater announce 3 dates in England for February 2014

Dream TheaterTech wizards Dream Theater have announced details of a European Tour which includes 3 dates in England in February 2014.  The band are currently in the studio working on their 12th studio album, simple self titled "Dream Theater" which is due for release on September 24th 2013.  Guitarist John Petrucci had this to say:

“I see every new album as an opportunity to start over,” says Petrucci. “To either build or improve upon a...

By |2013-06-27T00:00:00+01:00June 27th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Satyricon announce 2013 UK tour dates and reveal new album artwork

Satyricon self titled

Norwegian Black Metallers Satyricon announced 4 dates for England and Ireland today, along with the artwork (see above) for their self titled and eighth studio album Satyricon, which is due for release on 9th September 2013 on Roadrunner Records. Satyr had this to say: 

"We are back! Sorry it took so long, but we needed the time to be able pull off a record like this. Comparing this one to previous records is time wasted, it is Satyricon; constantly on the move. Naming this record 'Satyricon' was the most obvious thing in the world.  We have never done a record which captures the spirit of this band in such a way.  Ever.  It will demand a lot from you as a listener, but I know you will love it.  It will grow on you and that is why it will stay with you forev


By |2013-06-26T00:00:00+01:00June 26th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Black Tusk 2013 European tour with UK dates

Black Tusk European tour 2013

Black Tusk have confirmed a European tour starting in September 2013 that makes it to our shores the first week of October.

The band commented:

"Black Tusk is excited to be returning to Europe and the UK to support our new EP Tend No Wounds.  This will be our first time extensively touring the UK as well and we are excited to see new cities show up on the routing that aren't usually there.  We couldn't be sharing the stage with a bunch of better dudes than Fight Amp and we are looking forward to slaying some shows and drinking some beers with all our buddies on the other side of the pond!"

Black Tusk have...

By |2013-06-26T00:00:00+01:00June 26th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Royal Thunder UK dates and free EP download

Royal Thunder CVI:A

Atlanta based Royal Thunder have issued a new acoustic EP CVI:A as a free download from their bandcamp.  The EP features 3 acoustic versions of songs taken from their critically acclaimed debut album CVI which was released on Relapse Records last year. Don't forget as already announced Royal Thunder will be touring in October with label mates Baroness:

October 19     Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms

October 20...

By |2013-06-26T00:00:00+01:00June 26th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Anaal Nathrakh tour confusion with Fleshgod Apocalypse

Anaal Nathrakh Garage Highbury

Eariler this week it was announced on various sites that Anaal Nathrakh are due to tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse. A quick search on the net and you'll see the ticket sellers (see tickets, we got tickets etc) have the tickets up for sale with both bands listed. Today however, Anaal Nathrakh have issued the following statement:

"For anyone hoping to see us in the UK in October: It appears we have been announced for a string of UK dates with Fleshgod Apocalypse in October. We did NOT...

By |2013-06-22T00:00:00+01:00June 22nd, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Possible gig of the year alert

Evoken Roadburn 2011Tomorrow night, 23rd June 2013, the Boston Arms Music Room in London plays host to one of the most exciting gigs of the year (in our humble opinion).  Around 10 years ago New Jersey based Funeral Doom band Evoken finally made it to the UK to unleash their eagerly anticipated live show.  It was not meant to be though, and after being screwed over by the promoter the date didn't go ahead. They played a stunning set at Roadburn Festival in 2011, and now, finally, we are able to witness them for the first EVER time in the UK for an exclusive London date.  If you haven't checked out their latest album, "Atra Mors", released last year on Profound Lore, or their classic "Antithesis of Light" then you are seriously missing out.

The promoters behind...

By |2013-06-22T00:00:00+01:00June 22nd, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Nile UK tour September 2013 with Ex Deo


Nile are returning to the UK!!! YES.  OK so this is going to be the sketchiest post we've ever made on the site but at present Nile have confirmed to play:

10th September 2013 London Garage - tickets on sale this Monday

13th September 2013 Dublin Button Factory - tickets on sale 5th July

This is where the post gets sketchy, we have been informed....

By |2013-06-21T00:00:00+01:00June 21st, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments