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Roadburn Festival 2016 – Day 2 Review By Guido Segers

25th April 2016 at 5:48 pm

Roadburn 2016 - Day #2

It’s off to an early start on this Roadburn Friday, which has a program that stretches from 15.00 up to 02.00. Today promises to be a great day with a wide variety of sounds and artists to be witnessed. Also there’s some great side-program…
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Roadburn Festival 2016 – Day 1 Review By Guido Segers

24th April 2016 at 2:37 pm

Roadburn 2016 - Day #1

So welcome back to the crazy train it is, impossible schedules, filled up venues and so much more. It sounds like misery, but don’t we all love the madness that is Roadburn. It’s a bit of a hassle, these Thursday afternoons, but all seems…
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Pentagram / The Order Of Israfel / Mower @ Sound Control, Manchester 15/11/2015

29th November 2015 at 3:29 pm

Pentagram @ Sound Control, Manchester 15/11/2015

In doom, few bands deserve the undiluted respect of Pentagram. Having got themselves back on track for a few years now and with a new album to promote in the form of Curious Volume, it was up to the American legends to prove their…
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Bloodcult Reformed – In Honour Of Paul Van Linden @ The Cellar, Birmingham 21/11/2015

28th November 2015 at 1:53 pm

Undersmile @ Bloodcult Reformed, Birmingham 21/11/2015

I’d been looking forward to this show for ages, yet it felt somehow weird to say as much. And after the truly horrific events that took place in Paris on Friday 13th November, it honestly felt like even more of a coming together of…
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Kadavar / The Shrine / Satan’s Satyrs / Horisont @ Sound Control, Manchester 08/11/2015

22nd November 2015 at 12:45 pm

Horisont @ Sound Control, Manchester 08/11/2015

Kadavar have been steadily carving themselves a strong reputation as one of the bands to watch in the modern blues rock scene since their deal with metal label heavyweights Nuclear Blast. Having released their third album Berlin for the label earlier this year, the…
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Damnation Festival 2015 – Review By Dan Hunt

21st November 2015 at 3:29 pm

Damnation Festival 2015 - At The Gates

I hadn’t been planning on going to Damnation Festival this year but a triple whammy of spare ticket, spare car-seat and spare hotel room is a powerful cocktail, and a hard one to refuse. So It is with the spirit of having no idea…
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Graveyard / Imperial State Electric @ Academy 3, Manchester 05/11/2015

12th November 2015 at 8:25 pm

Graveyard / Imperial State Electric - UK Tour 2015

Now that summer festivals are a distant memory in a dank and dark November, the rock gig schedule has got back in full swing with a host of bands competing for healthy audiences. One band that are always guaranteed to pull a respectable crowd…
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Malta Doom Metal Festival 2015 – Day 2 Review By Guido Segers

11th November 2015 at 9:12 pm

Venom Inc. @ Malta Doom Metal Festival 2015 Day 1 – Photo by Justina Lukosiute

The Saturday kicks off with some more heaviness for the Malta Doom Metal Festival in Chateau Buskett. The trouble is first getting to the venue, which is partly up to the whims and woes of the Maltese traffic gods. They are not kind and…
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Malta Doom Metal Festival 2015 – Day 1 Review By Guido Segers

10th November 2015 at 3:20 pm

King Heavy @ Malta Doom Metal Festival 2015 Day 1 – Photo by Justina Lukosiute

Malta is not a big place. Not a big place means in this case, that it’s quite full in the sense that there’s not that much land left in the north of the island. Therefor the organisation of Malta Doom Metal Festival had to…
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Malta Doom Metal Festival 2015 Warm Up Gig @ Remedy, St. Julian’s 22/10/2015

9th November 2015 at 5:14 pm

Iron Void @ Malta Doom Metal Festival 2015 Warm Up Gig – Photo by Justina Lukosiute

When the whole festival season has passed and you think you should pack up your gear for winter, you’ll find there’s always one more. On the Mediterranean island of Malta they love their doom metal, which has given birth to the Malta Doom Metal…
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