Monthly Archives: March 2014


Wizard Fight Album Kickstarter

Wizard Fight Hastings The Union Bar

Wizard Fight are set to tear up the Saturday at this year's Desertfest on a day that will see Kvelertak headline and The Body in the UK for the first time as well as Dragged Into Sunlight, Weedeater, Anciients, Hey Collosus and tons more.  Check out the Desertfest website for full details on the entire line up - day tickets are on sale now, as well as 3 day tickets (Boris and Spirit Caravan are headlining the other days \m/).

I had the chance to catch them...

By |2014-03-31T00:00:00+01:00March 31st, 2014|Featured Bands|0 Comments

High Spirits and more confirmed for Brofest 3 Newcastle

Brofest 2015 Newcastle

Brofest 2014 has only just been and gone but already the announcements have been made for the 2015 edition as Brofest is set to return to Northumbria Students Union on 27th Feb to 1st March 2015 with an EXCLUSIVE UK date by none other than HIGH SPIRITS!!! Yes that's right Newcastle is to become the Midnight City but not only that, there are a whole host of bands announced so far with...

By |2014-03-30T00:00:00+01:00March 30th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

Bonded by Blood UK tour May 2014

Bonded by Blood London

California's Bonded By Blood have announced a UK tour for May 2014 kickstarting in London and winding it's way up and down the country for 7 dates ending in Brighton.  Support on this upcoming tour will be from the UK;s very own Flayed Disciple and Seprevation.

Bassist Jessie Sanchez had this to say about the upcoming dates: 

"We're very excited to announce that we will be returning to the UK for a short headlining tour.  Our fans overseas never...

By |2014-03-27T00:00:00+01:00March 27th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

At The Gates 2014 UK tour with Triptykon and Morbus Chron

At The Gates UK tour 2014

Melodic Death Metal legends At The Gates have announced a UK tour for December 2014.  The Swedes are currently working on their 5th studio album "At War With Reality" which is due out late 2014 on Century Media.  This is the bands first UK live dates since their appearance on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival in 2011.  Support on the tour will come from...

By |2014-03-26T00:00:00+01:00March 26th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

Saint Vitus added to Damnation Festival 2014

Damnation 2014 Saint Vitus Bolt Thrower

Earlier this month doom legends Saint Vitus announced US dates playing "Born Too Late" in it's entirety for their 35th anniversary.  Well, Damnation have only just gone and announced that they will be bringing this show to the UK and playing at this years Festival taking place on Saturday November 1st.  

Guitarist Dave Chandler said: "We are very excited to be performing at the Damnation Festival for the first time and it's even...

By |2014-03-25T00:00:00+01:00March 25th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

Martydod to support Converge on August 2014 UK dates

Martyrdod converge uk tour

Swedes Martyrdod, have announced a return to the studio following their recent confirmation of a support slot for the upcoming UK dates with Converge.  The band made up from members of Acursed, Agrimonia, Miasmal and Skitsystem have started work on their fifth studio album "Elddop" at studio Fredman (At The Gates, Opeth, Amon Amarth) for their follow...

By |2014-03-25T00:00:00+01:00March 25th, 2014|Gig News|0 Comments

Russian Circles to headline Arctangent 2014

Arctangent 2014 line up poster

Arctangent have revealed quite the line up for the 2014 edition with a European festival exclusive appearance from Chicago based Russian Circles and a UK festival exclusive appearance from Texans This Will Destroy You.  

The festival which started last year takes place at Fernhill Farm in Bristol.  Whilst the festival classes itself as the "UK’s only festival dedicated to the very best music from the worlds of math-rock, post-rock and noise rock", last year saw the likes of Winterfylleth, Dragged Into Sunlight, and Bossk amongst...

By |2014-03-25T00:00:00+01:00March 25th, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Album review: Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise

Thantifaxath sacred white noise

So this one's all about going insane, going, quite literally, off your noggin, dipping the nosecone of your flying machine and letting the tailspin take you where it will. Spiraling is the key word on this collection - the riffs like a lorryload of spinning tops tipped down a long, sweeping rubber corkscrew of a stairway, the drums frantic to follow every trajectory while an impossibly harsh whip-cracker screams and bellows to impose order on...

By |2014-03-19T00:00:00+01:00March 19th, 2014|CD Reviews|0 Comments

Beehoover UK tour starts this week

Beehoover UK tour 2014 purple turtle 2011

Oh no Red Fang has sold out on Friday.  Well boo hoo - you snooze you lose, but fear not as Beehoover are playing in London on Friday to kick off their UK tour and let me assure you they RULE!  The 2 piece from Esslingen in Germany haven't played our shores many times, the last time I think was 2011 with Sons Of Otis (but don't quote me on that!) and they seem to be one of those bands that if people haven't heard of them they check them out and love 'em.  

As a band they're...


By |2014-03-18T00:00:00+01:00March 18th, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Horisont confirmed to headline Metal Hammer stage at Desertfest 2014

Horisont Desertfest LondonSwedish rockers Horisont have been confirmed to headline on the Metal Hammer stage at The Black Heart on 25th April 2014, the first day of Desertfest 2014.  Since forming in Gothenburg in 2006 the 5 piece have released 3 albums, the latest "Time Warriors" on Metal Blade on 1st October 2013.  

They will be joined by German blues rock four piece Zodiac who toured the US with Monster Magnet last year.  

Also confirmed are...

By |2014-03-08T00:00:00+01:00March 8th, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments