As close to a perfect night of live progressive music as you’ll probably find. . .
Headliners Abhorrent Decimation seem to have gone from strength to strength. . . The new line up, crammed into the small Star & Garter stage power through a brutal set that gives an extra edge to the new material.
Get ready everyone, Black Moth are back! Stocked up with riffs of massive raise-the-horns destruction. . . With the imminent release of their upcoming Anatomical Venus album they showcase an exciting new heavier sound for their ‘Moonbow’ single release at London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen.
Weeping Wastelands’ is a blackened masterpiece that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Sean Harmanis’ vocals. . . this is a stunning band, very much in top form. . .
Vulture Industries are a fucking incredible live band, and seeing them live without any expectations is an experience in of itself… Even with this, my third time seeing them live, it’s no less surreal.
A great band on great form on a night that just didn’t seem long enough.
It’s somewhat difficult to sum up three days packed with music, of course, everyone has different highlights and what’s probably more important, new and interesting bands to explore. The only downside being that it is impossible to see everything!
All their albums make for difficult and interesting listening, but live this is a serious force. One that fulfils every promise that that uneasy listening promises, and then some. Be very careful and suitably prepared before stepping into Mutation’s world.
Sometimes I forget that I like death metal, but it’s nights like this one – the night you’re currently reading about – that remind me why I love death metal.
To see Tycho live is not just a way to witness a perfectly programmed and performed set: it is also an occasion to give new meaning to the songs, and experience the perfect immersive atmosphere in which to fully understand and enjoy them.
Focus, TFATD, Carl Palmer. . . Here’s our rundown of the bands appearing on the Saturday at HRH Prog VI in Pwllheli.
Here’s a rundown of the array of talent playing HRH Prog VI this Friday: Uriah Heep, The Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, Hawklords, Heather Findlay, Edgar Broughton and more!
Bag-obscured face, blank stony glare: a relaxed, suited everyman. Tall-ceilinged, oppressive room. Human, seated, watches the reaper beckon the faceless bagman’s reflection which waves. The monkey is out of the cage, and immortalized in stone. Akercocke’s songs reflect these unsettling juxtapositions. . .
a completely dismantled and Melvin-ised take on the Beatles classic ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, with all its usual melody and catchiness replaced by slow lumbering riffs that gave the song a whole new life.
It’s instantly apparent that Voivod have the crowd in the palm of their hand – any well-deserved break taken between songs descends into a packed crowd chanting their name. . .