As the Aussie upstarts continue to slay Iron Maiden’s notoriously tough crowd across the UK we caught up with Ryan O’Keeffe – look out for a review of both bands very soon! Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for July, 2011
After bringing you an exclusive interview with Black Country Communion’s Glenn Hughes and scouting Saturday big guns Judas Priest, Queensryche and Rival Sons it’s time to focus on the best guitarist of the weekend.
Slash has been warming up for Victoria Park with headline shows across the UK this week and here we look at what to expect from the former Gunner! Read the rest of this entry »
And as our favourite blogger signs off for his annual summer hols (he’ll be back next month) he reveals how, where rock is concerned, his mother will never be right. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most eclectic bills in recent memory threw together the definitive metal band, the thinking man’s prog metal act and a bunch of rising stars who owe everything to classic rock. The combination proved killer. Read the rest of this entry »
First up it’s retro blues rockers Black Country Communion and we’ve grabbed frontman Glenn Hughes for an exclusive pre-festival chat! Read the rest of this entry »
Recently-accustomed but already loving newcomers Vintage Trouble for their suave soul rock n’ roll, it would be an understatement to say they were a little out of place at the heavy metalling antics of Sonisphere.
In contrast to the many metalcore kids attempting to stick out in adolescent waning – Vintage Trouble are at ease with who they are and make no deceptions in the fact – despite being the true sore thumbs of the festival. Read the rest of this entry »
For any prog metaller it doesn’t get much better than this. The prospect of first seeing an excellent Mastodon performance and then Opeth just two-hours later is beyond sufficient – it’s excessive.
But who could complain when all things prog are usually executed in such a fashion? Read the rest of this entry »
Masters of progressive metal, Mastodon are past the point of being a tight setup. You can expect this at the very least – anything else is just evidence of how far they have come in the 12 years of their existence.
Impressed by their performance last year at Newcastle’s O2 Academy we were psyched about seeing the US band again. One hour was a respectable amount of time for the four-piece to gradually envelop the many attending the Apollo Stage at 2:50pm. Read the rest of this entry »
Arch Enemy might not have been granted the best time to pervade some tracks from their new record Khaos Legions in true militaristic fashion, but that had no bearing on what Angela Gossow and the Swedish metallers would do to entertain this early afternoon crowd.
Battle-scarred, beaten but relentless, Arch Enemy craft a sound that embodies an eternal uphill struggle represented with an uplifting tone of chorus’ with a huge melodic edge. It’s perfect to begin your final day of band-seeing through the treacherous extremity of weather changes. Read the rest of this entry »
Following their impressive tour with Black Spiders, it’s now the time for Japanese Voyeurs to take grunge by the balls and yank it into the modern world.
Just over a week ago, their highly anticipated full-length debut Yolk was released – signalling that their first chapter begins here. Kicking and screaming, or in full compliance, we back them to do it. Read the rest of this entry »