By 2013, As I Lay Dying had long since transcended metalcore and had positioned themselves as a real force in heavy music. But the San Diegan outfit was dealt a fatal blow when frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested and subsequent convicted – for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife. However, his former […]
@ Newcastle Northumberland Arms, September 26 2014 Only in Newcastle would a bar use the volume of spirits that they sell in a single serving as a unique selling point. I’m referring to the uniquely North Eastern phenomenon of the “trebles bar” – establishments hell-bent on recreating Hogarth’s Gin Alley in the 21st century. After […]
It’s that time of the week again when we round up the very best in new rock and metal. There’s a batch of new tunes from American Fangs, Audrey Horne (pictured) and Zodiac. And we review and rate the latest releases from Grand Design and 220 Volt. There’s new music from Hang The Bastard, Sick […]
@ Newcastle Think Tank, September 25 2014 If Think Tank isn’t careful, it’s going to gain an unwelcome reputation as a gig venue where the big names come first but the sound is a secondary. Once again, the opening salvos of a hotly anticipated set were badly damaged by the quality of the noise coming […]
@Newcastle Think Tank, September 23 2014 Cradling his cut-price bottle of Carlsberg, propping up the bar and only allowing the very tip of his trademark neck tattoo to creep above his collar, Ginger almost went unnoticed as the Electric Boys rifled through their Think Tank set.
It’s that time of the week again when we round up the very best that the rock and metal world has to offer. A bumper batch of top releases includes the return of blues stars Joe Bonamassa and Joanne Shaw Taylor. And there’s new music from Mr Big, Work Of Art and Crucified Barbara (pictured). […]