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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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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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GENERAL To Headline Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham This Friday; Support From BONG CAULDRON, NOMAD & HUNG ON HORNS

9th September 2014 at 3:29 pm

General / BongCauldron / Nomad @ Scruffy Murphy

Coventry’s Stoner Groovemasters GENERAL, who recently supported My Ruin at the O2 Birmingham and had an amazing home town gig at The Arches only a couple of nights ago, have now announced another headline set, this time at the legendary Scruffy Murphy’s in Birmingham….
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Supersonic Festival 2014 – Review By Daniel Mackenzie

14th July 2014 at 8:30 am

Supersonic Festival 2014

One thing that is immediately obvious in the atmosphere of a Supersonic event is the feeling of floating in the recesses of an enormous musical and artistic Venn diagram. Whereas something like Glastonbury basically tries to cover near enough everything in its sphere, festival…
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Wooden Shjips / The Cult Of Dom Keller @ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham 04/06/2014

19th June 2014 at 8:34 am

Wooden Shjips @ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham 04/06/2014

A little over two weeks ago, I bore witness to a small-scale, quasi-religious ceremony graciously hosted by some hairy fellas inside a small venue in the heart of Birmingham. The band was Wooden Shjips, and the ceremony was quite remarkable. I arrived at the…
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Supersonic 2014: Daniel Mackenzie Previews The Weekend’s Festivities

23rd May 2014 at 10:45 am

Supersonic Festival 2014

Good news for fans of pretty much any decent music: over two enticingly packed days Supersonic Festival will return this month. May 30th – 31st sees the Custard Factory, Birmingham a familiar site to regular Supersonic-ers, dressed up to welcome this edition’s typically diverse…
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CHAOSFEST 2014: 3 Days Of The Finest Underground Metal At Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham Kicks Off Tonight!

28th March 2014 at 11:46 am

ChaosFest 2014

Heretic and Sirius Promotions have always been passionate about organising and running great DIY events. Although Scruffy Murphy‘s is only a small venue in Birmingham, it has always prided itself on being Birmingham’s Best Rock and Metal Bar/Venue, so where better to hold a…
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Red Fang / The Shrine / Lord Dying @ Institute Temple, Birmingham 20/03/2014

24th March 2014 at 10:21 am

The Shrine @ Institute Temple, Birmingham 20/03/2014 - Photo by Paul Butcher

Good evening and welcome to another monthly Beards and Checked Shirts Only Night here in the delectable confines of Digbeth, Birmingham. (One of) Portland, Oregon’s finest musical exports Red Fang are in town, primed and ready to deliver their gutsy, yet pop-hook-filled heavy metal…
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CHAOSFEST 2014: 3 Days Of The Finest Underground Metal At Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham 28th-30th March

25th February 2014 at 10:33 am

ChaosFest 2014

Heretic and Sirius Promotions have always been passionate about organising and running great DIY events. Although Scruffy Murphy‘s is only a small venue in Birmingham, it has always prided itself on being Birmingham’s Best Rock and Metal Bar/Venue, so where better to hold a…
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SWANS To Headline Supersonic Festival 2014 Over The Weekend Of 30th – 31st May

12th February 2014 at 1:35 pm

Supersonic 2014

Back by popular demand and after a successful 10 years of existence, Supersonic Festival returns and Capsule are taking the event back to its core values by curating ‘Supersonic Festival Ltd Edtn’ an intimate two day event. On 30th and 31st May, it shall…
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