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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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Raging Speedhorn / Sworn To Oath / Godsize @ Birmingham, Academy 3 08/12/2014

18th December 2014 at 9:30 am

Raging Speedhorn @ Birmingham, Academy 3 08/12/2014 - Photo by Emma Sainsbury

First up at 18:20 are Stubborn Train Delay who are making a repeat appearance on the Platform Stage. They’re shortly followed at 18:25 by Giant Coffee who are supporting Damn It’s Bloody Cold Out. After Messy and Rushed Sandwich (a solid 5/10) and Brisk…
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Church Of Misery / Sedulus / PIST @ Academy 3, Manchester 28/07/2014

5th August 2014 at 9:14 am

Church Of Misery @ Academy 3, Manchester 28/07/2014 - Photo by Phil Jenkins

Japanese doom mentalists Church Of Misery last played Manchester just two months prior to this trip at the more intimate Star and Garter. The atmosphere at that gig has become something of a legend and it is impossible that a better doom gig will…
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Angel Witch / Enforcer / Age Of Taurus @ Academy 3, Manchester 08/11/2012

16th November 2012 at 10:15 am

Live Evil: Into The Dark - Angel Witch Tour 2012

The Academy 3 may be sparsely populated on this grim and gusty Thurday night as Southern barbarians Age Of Taurus take to the stage, opening the Manchester date of this ‘Into The Dark Tour’, but it sure seems as though everyone present is a…
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Pentagram / Gentleman’s Pistols / Black Magician @ Academy 3, Manchester 02/11/2012

14th November 2012 at 9:55 am

Pentagram @ Academy 3, Manchester 02/11/12

If one tour was not to be missed this year it was this monster outing by doom legends Pentagram. Not only were they playing ‘Relentless’ in its entirety but this tour was the final chance to catch Pentagram with groove god Victor Griffin. This…
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Eyehategod / Ramesses / Dopefight / Conan @ Academy 3, Manchester 08/08/12

16th August 2012 at 12:31 pm

EyeHateGod @ Academy 3, Manchester 08/08/12

Conan are the three hooded and quiet Merseymen who have evolved out of the unctuous slime of Liverpool bay into a rather slick and chrome-plated riff and rhythm machine. They pound, pulsate and batter the cortex and general brain area with their post-post-prog-sludge-doomedelic ROCK…
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Saint Vitus / Acid King / SardoniS / Slabdragger @ Academy 3, Manchester 12/06/2012

18th June 2012 at 11:32 am

Saint Vitus @ Academy 3, Manchester 12/06/2012

Academy 3 sits atop the larger Academy 2 like a little hat on a fat bloke’s head. I’ve seen shed loads of truly great bands there over the years but tonight it was the turn of the punky-godfathers of doom metal to blow away…
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Electric Wizard / Xela / The Freezing Fog – Manchester 15/05/09

23rd May 2009 at 8:58 am

The Freezing Fog

The Academy 3, Manchester 15/05/09 Stop your feasting, o’ blood-caked children of foulness, ’tis time to behold the big daddies of DOOM (no, not Saint Vitus). It’s been a while since der Wizard have toured around fucked old Blighty and their presence in the…
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Melvins / Big Business / Porn – Manchester 02/10/08

5th October 2008 at 8:57 am

Porn (The Men Of)

The Academy 3, Manchester 02/10/08 The last time I saw legendary rock beasts the Melvins was the 1992 Reading Festival. Now sixteen wasted years later, its time to meet up again with the godfathers of sludge. Wiser, greyer, meaner, and with the reality shock…
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