LIVE REVIEW: EP launch from The Devil Wants Her Sw...

WITH KIND PERMISSION OF BELFAST METALHEADS REUNITED

Album Review: Meshug...

Album Review: Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason Life is a series of largely unconnected events punctuated by Gojira and Meshuggah releases. The new Meshuggah album, ’The Violent Sleep of Reason’ is a milestone as it is a return to the thick, heady groove that propelled the Swedish...

ALBUM REVIEW: The An...

ALBUM REVIEW: From pain and darkness emerges beauty and light from The Answer on the emotionally heart rending Solas WILLIAM Butler Yeats spoke of “My Dark Declivities” in his poem ‘Parting’. Less than a year ago The Answer faced pain, crisis on a band level and on a...

Album Review: Red Fa...

Album Review: Red Fang – Only Ghosts To get everyone up to speed, Red Fang are a US rock band that have been on the scene since about 2005 and since the release of the first album it’s been all about no-nonsense rock. ‘Only Ghosts’ is no different. It’s ten solid tracks of sludge or stoner...

Toseland and Illustr8ors Review, Tunbridge Wells Forum Oct16

Toseland and Illustr8ors Review, Tunbridge Wells F...

Toseland Review Tunbridge Wells Forum 14th Oct. 2016 Toseland came on to the stage at the Forum in Tunbridge Wells to a rapturous welcome from the floor, immediately launching into Cradle the Rage and taking the audience on a musical journey which included ten of the eleven tracks from their latest CD –nine in the set and ’We’ll Stop at Nothing’ in the encore; the only track missing being ‘Livin’ A Lie’. But if truth be told, it must have been a difficult decision to leave out any of the latest material. All five of the band members –James Toseland, Ed Bramford, Zurab Melua, Roger Davis and Joe Yoshida are an eclectic mix of musicians who...

Pentagram and Mothers Cake live limelight 2..10.11.16 Oct15

Pentagram and Mothers Cake live limelight 2..10.11...

REVIEW: Pentagram produce mesmeric performance in Belfast   THEY were playing doom metal before it was called doom metal, but Pentagram are often overlooked by a printed media obsessed with the latest young band with a trendy haircut and “core” somewhere in their stated description. It was Pentagram’s first ever Northern Ireland show, and aside from one rather tasteless joke about bombs it was a triumph, a soaring celebration of metal, greeted rapturously. Before Pentagram could dominate openers Mother’s Cake produced a set filled with psychedelic groove, moulded around stoner elements and a number of expressive...

The ‘Quinphonic Festival’ 2016 Oct15

The ‘Quinphonic Festival’ 2016

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Albert af Ekenstam &...

Albert af Ekenstam – “Ashes”.  Release date 14th of Oct 2016. Albert has released two singles (”Walking” and ”Angel Liz”), acted as a warm up act for The Posies and Bear’s Den, moving from Gothenburg to Stockholm to carry on with his music. Not having chance to hear this...

Kaiser Chiefs new al...

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Buckcherry and the Screaming eagles Oct13

Buckcherry and the Screaming eagles

LIVE REVIEW: Buckcherry bring the rock and Screaming Eagles bring the roll to Belfast THE last time Buckcherry played Belfast it was a rather lack lustre performance. But on October 12th in front of a sold out Limelight2 you would have thought it was a completely different band, such was the energy and verve from Josh Todd and his rock ‘n’ roll troubadours. Before the packed venue got to catch Buckcherry local heroes Screaming Eagles laid down the gauntlet and picked up the bottle of Buckfast… The hard work of touring is sometimes seen as an alien concept when allied to the phrase ‘local’ band, but Screaming...

Tyketto – Reach

Tyketto – Reach October must be 1990s revival month. I have just finished doing a review on Hardline’s amazing new album and then this drops onto my desk. For me there were three bands that made my 90s(and none of them were grunge I can assure you) and that was Hardline, Tyketto and Thunder...

Hardline – Human Nat...

Hardline – Human Nature As far as Hardline history goes four years between studio albums is a bit of a record. I sure hope this is an ever decreasing number going forward. I will admit now I was a fan from the off and I picked up the outstanding debut “Double Eclipse” early in 1993. That...

Aussie Wrecking Crew @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Oct12

Aussie Wrecking Crew @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

Aussie Wrecking Crew @ The Cathouse, Glasgow I am glad this one finally got here, I have had an old school friend and fellow reviewer who is now in Australia harp on about these bands for over a year now. He has seen them in what we would call pubs and he loves them. As much as I would have loved to say to him they were crap( a great Scottish trait) and he was wrong I could not as Massive, Black Aces and Tequila Mockingbyrd brought their own brand of rock from down under and it turned out to be one hell of a night. Black Aces took to the stage first and these guys wear their Aussie rock band clichés like the band patches on you old, faded...

Album Review: Sumerl...

Album Review: Sumerlands – Sumerlands We all have that 80s hard rock/metal album that is just a riff fest all of the way through. Where the riffs are only broken by a stratospheric solo and a vocal performance that’s mostly unintelligible but where you mimic and hang off every nuance. Well,...

You Me At Six, Limelight Belfast Oct12

You Me At Six, Limelight Belfast

By Sara Bak You Me At Six, Limelight Belfast “The show tonight proved to me just how much a band can grow musically in the space of a few years “ It’s been a good few years since I saw You Me At Six live, they’ve released a lot of new material and I was waiting for a chance to hear it live. The doors opened at 8pm and 4 young lads took to the stage; ‘Vant’. They introduced themselves as a new, British band with some influences of indie, grunge and rock. “Personally never hearing of Vant I was quite impressed by their stage presence and quality of their songs” They started off with a long melodic intro...

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