Yearly Archives: 2013


Windhand and Pilgrim UK dates

Windhand SOMA lp

Virginia based Relapse signing Windhand have announced 2 UK dates with a possible third date yet to be confirmed.  Following their debut self titled release on Forcefield Records last year the band were picked up by Relapse and the new album "Soma" is due out on 17th September (A busy day for Relapse as the new Ulcerate album "Vermis" and the new Wolvserpent "Perigaea Antahkarana" will also be released).  The tour support will be Rhode Island doom act Pilgrim.

Dates are currently...

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

Skálmöld release new video for Gleipnir

Skalmold video Gleipnir Bowen Staines

Icelandic Viking/folk metal act Skálmöld have just released the new video for "Gleipnir".  Yes we said a video not a gig announcement, I know we're a listings website, but it's not every day the very talented Bowen Staines releases a new video.  Originally born in New Hampshire, Bowen has relocated to Iceland where he established Don't Panic films.  After blowing us away with the amazing...

By |2013-08-20T00:00:00+01:00August 20th, 2013|Unclassified|0 Comments

ALBUM REVIEW: Borracho Oculus

Borracho Oculus

Borracho, the fuzz fusion galore four piece from Washington DC, USA are a band best known for bursting into the desert rock music scene in 2011 with their debut release "Splitting Sky". After a number of mini releases the band are back with latest LP offering “Oculus”, a deadly addictive combination of riffs drenched in feedback mixed with a tactically doom laden tempo, that is delightfully delivered with the sounds of influence, to an audience hungry for a new take on the old scene.  

"Empty" opens the album with ingredients of the all familiar...

By |2013-08-20T00:00:00+01:00August 20th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Re-armed and Wretched Soul November 2013 UK tour

Re-armed UK tour

Those of you who made it this to this year's Sonic Obliteration all dayer headlined by Cryptopsy at the Underworld will already be familiar with Re-armed.  Well the Finns are heading back to the UK this November for a headline tour along with our very own Wretched Soul.  The bands play the following dates:

15th November - Rock Zombie, Dudley

16th November - Audio, Glasgow

17th November - Surya, London

18th November...

By |2013-08-18T00:00:00+01:00August 18th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Xibalba and Hierophant 2013 UK dates

Xibalba european tour 2013 hierophant

This was announced a while back but in case you missed it California's Xibalba are heading over for a European tour with blackened hardcore Italians Hierophant.  The tour will see them cross the pond for 5 dates in the UK as follows:

30th September - Wagon & Horses, Birmingham

1st October - Star and Garter, Manchester

2nd October - Classic Grand, Glasgow

3rd October...

By |2013-08-18T00:00:00+01:00August 18th, 2013|Gig News|0 Comments

Crypt Lurker and Coltsblood November 2013 tour

Cryptlurker Coltsblood November 2014 UK tour

I have no idea what they have been putting in the Merseyside water recently but whatever it is can they please share it around?  Many years ago Liverpool spawned Carcass, one of my all time favourite bands, so any decent band to come from the area already had fine company.  In the last few years we've had Dragged Into Sunlight and Conan come along and redefine heavy whilst destroying ear canals in very different ways. Last year saw Black Magician...

By |2013-08-17T00:00:00+01:00August 17th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Foreigner 2014 UK tour with Europe and FM

Foreigner 2014 UK tour
Foreigner have announced a string of UK dates for 2014 with support coming from Europe and FM.  Believe it or not Foreigner have now sold in excess of 75 million albums worldwide!! There are a variety of tickets available from normal entry through to meet and greet packages. The dates are as follows:

Thursday 3rd April - O2 Apollo Manchester

Friday 4th April - Newcastle City Hall

Saturday 5th April...

By |2013-08-17T00:00:00+01:00August 17th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Iniquity 2013 UK tour with Katalepsy and Unfathomable Ruination

Iniquity Katalepsy Unfathomable ruination 2013 uk tour

Terrorizer magazine have announced "Bloodletting the UK tour" featuring Copenhagen's Iniquity, Moscow's Katalepsy and our very own Unfathomable Ruination. Christ this has to be the most brutal tour of 2013!! Iniquity put out their debut, the death metal classic "Serenadium" in 1996 to amazing feedback from the underground press.  They then managed to follow up with an EP and 2 more full lengths of almost equal quality to their landmark debut (seriously what was in the water that 90's death metal bands drank to make them so consistent?).  2013 marks the 15th anniversary of the 1998 The Hidden Lore EP and so the line up from that recording have reformed for a few very special tour dates.  This is in Iniquity's woads a one off:

"There are NO plans of recording any new or old material and there won't be another reunion later on - at least not with this line-up. This is meant as a one time thing in hon

By |2013-08-16T00:00:00+01:00August 16th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Album Review: Autopsy – The Headless Ritual

Autopsy The Headless Ritual

For every one of us, there are certain sounds that trigger a shot of nostalgic bliss. For some, it’s the warm, aging chime of the family grandfather clock or the glacial crunch of virgin snow underfoot. For others, it may be the dulcet melody of early-morning birdsong or just the shrill, anaemic tones of their favourite lullaby (I won‘t judge).

But for a select, sadistic few, there isn’t much on this earth that’s able to tug so malevolently on the (rotten) heart-strings than the doomed death metal din of San Francisco’s Autopsy. A hideously gut-wrenching tone many feared lost to the dust, before its unholy resurrection circa 2009.

While the resultant releases...

By |2013-08-15T00:00:00+01:00August 15th, 2013|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Ufomammut October 2013 UK dates

Ufomammut uk tour 2013

I'm not too sure what to add to this news post other than aaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!  Ufomammut have just announced the Magickal Mastery European tour and it contains 3 dates in England at the beginning of October.  If you haven't seen this band live yet you HAVE to go and see them.  I know everyone says ooh this band is great on every press release about every band but seriously Ufomammut are the real deal live.  I'm sure regular visitors to the site know how many gigs i go to and this is serious advice GET A TICKET.  Much like Yob they...

By |2013-08-12T00:00:00+01:00August 12th, 2013|Featured Gigs|0 Comments