Monthly Archives: June 2014


5 more bands added to Damnation Festival 2014

Damnation Festival solstafir bast ahab

Damnation Festival have today confirmed 5 more additions to their tenth anniversary festival line up.  As if Bolt Thrower wasn't really enough to buy a ticket (and Saint Vitus playing Born too late!) the festival have today announced German doom masters Ahab and anyone who saw their headlining set at Doom over London III in 2012 will attest they CRUSH live!  Also added today are Iceland's finest Solstafir who will be making their UK festival debut, their new album Otta is due out in...

By |2014-06-25T00:00:00+01:00June 25th, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014 review and round up

Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014

Monday night saw the Indigo2 in London host the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2014 and predictably it was a combination of ear-splitting shredding, scantily clad hostesses and beer soaked flooring.

The 12th annual event once again elevated itself from the usual industry backslapping of most ceremonies by inviting hundreds of fans to attend. No pretence of glamour and gossip, just plenty of head-banging, live music and shambolic speeches.

After openers Behemoth brought some...

By |2014-06-19T00:00:00+01:00June 19th, 2014|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

LIVE REVIEW: Wovenhand Bush Hall London 16th June 2014

Wovenhand London Bush Hall Antony Roberts

This was my first visit to Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush, and after travel delays and late arrival, I ventured into the rather expansive space of the main Hall to find Wovenhand were already about to take the stage.  Built in 1904 and originally used as a dance hall it's a suitably impressive venue, full of chandeliers, decorative wall and ceiling coverings, mirrors, and a giant red curtain covering the back of the stage that looks like it was stolen straight out of the Twin Peaks set.

Considering how many...

By |2014-06-17T00:00:00+01:00June 17th, 2014|Gig Reviews|0 Comments

Necros Christos last UK show and Binah’s first UK show this Saturday

Necros Christos London The Dome 2014 gig listings

Berlin's Necros Christos head to London for an exclusive UK date this Saturday June 14th 2014 at The Dome in Tufnell Park (Tickets available here).  Rumours are currently abound that Necros Christos are breaking up after the release of their next album "Domedon Doxomedon"  so there is a very good chance this will be their last ever UK date as these guys don't mess around.  Having witnessed them myself at Killtown Festival in 2012 I can verify they slay on all levels live and this is going to be a gig you will...

By |2014-06-11T00:00:00+01:00June 11th, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Live Evil 2014 preview – Manilla Road Antichrist Quartz

Live Evil 2014 gig listings london

Live Evil festival have announced the first bands to appear at this year's edition of the festival.  The festival will take place at The Dome in Tufnell Park, London on the 18th-19th October 2014 with a preshow on the 17th headlined by Ranger with 2 more bands to be announced.  The first acts announced for this year's edition are Manilla Road, Antichrist and Quartz.  

Manilla Road formed waaaay back in...

By |2014-06-03T00:00:00+01:00June 3rd, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments

Mystifier The Dome London Preview with Bolzer Cruciamentum and more

Mystifier London The Dome gig listings

Chatting to a friend today and I was surprised he wasn't familiar with the support bands on the incoming Death/Black metal assault that is about to hit the capital this Saturday as it's probably the strongest full line up of any gig this year.  I thought to myself if he isn't familiar with the supports, then how many others are not familiar with them?  So without further ado here's some info and music from all the bands playing this KILLER show hitting London this Saturday. See you in the pit \m/

First band up is Zom.  Formed in Ireland in...

By |2014-06-02T00:00:00+01:00June 2nd, 2014|Featured Gigs|0 Comments