The night gave us three genres so far apart, but with a shared spirit that tied the show together and presented it with passion to an appreciative crowd. The afterglow will last for a few days yet.
Multitude of effect pedals equals massive heaviness as Ufomammut, Grave Lines, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard spark at a pre-bonfire night evening at The Underworld in London.
A great night at The Dome. Rundle’s set was intimate and powerful, David Eugene Edwards’ stage presence was absolutely bewitching, and his backing band played absolutely ferociously.
Reimagining three of the original seven acts for the stage, US electronic duo Matmos provide a slick walk-through of Robert Ashley’s ‘Perfect Lives’.
The thrash scene is thriving right now. Older bands releasing some of their best music and a raft of new bands ready to take their chance.
Steve Fallows went to Manchester to see the legendary former Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley live at The Star & Garter.
Owen Coggins went to Koko in London to witness Neurosis and Earth play amazing live sets. “The power of Neurosis is an undeniable fact witnessed by all here tonight.”
No fireworks, no extended musical showboating, no curtain calls, just another damn fine sad song.
Steve Fallows went to Liverpool to see Ne Obliviscaris, Oceans of Slumber and Kusanagi. “A really good band, building an exceptional live reputation.”
The band’s bright synthy pop side is mostly forsaken for a storming passionate, energetic, and incredibly tight Indie punk assault. Le Butcherettes are currently cooking at a must see high temperature.
Gavin Brown went to Mama Roux’s in Birmingham to see Trap Them, Okkultokrati, Venom Prison and Golden Deathmask. “The watching audience were just glad they got to witness such a harsh and extraordinary set by one of extreme music’s most vital bands.”
Dylan (Words) and Magda (Pictures) experienced the aural magnificence that is Anna von Hausswolff live.
“This was a great set from one of the best songwriters of the last thirty years.” – Matt Stevens saw Bob Mould rock London.
Manchester’s legendary techno night, Herbal Tea Party, returned after 19 years to celebrate its 23rd Birthday. Dan Salter does his best to put in to words what an incredible night it was.
Gavin Brown went to Birmingham to see Yob, Black Cobra and Opium Lord. “All three bands in the bill tonight gave their all and everyone here left the venue having witnessed a very special gig.”
Our metal editor Sander van den Driesche gives you his preview for this year’s Damnation Festival in Leeds.