(((O))) Category: Festivals

Satanik Royalty Records Showcase

The joyous 2-day showcase of Satanik Royalty Records artists was a testament to the vibrancy of the Seattle music scene and the importance of one of its most important members, Michael Freiburger.

Perpetual Flame Volume 2

The final ever gigs of LINGUA IGNOTA were in London. Sinner, get ready to cry.

Sonic Dissonance

Simon Mernagh went to the inaugural festival edition of underground heavy music festival Sonic Dissonance in Edinburgh.

Supersonic Festival 2023

I went to Supersonic and I had a really great time. You know I did, of course I did, because it’s a brilliant festival with a packed bill of excellent bands. “It’s not an accident, it’s a choice.” 

ArcTanGent 2023

Rather than give a play-by-play review of ArcTanGent, I want to write about a few of my personal highlights of the festival. The beauty of the setup is that you can dip in and out of sets; nothing is more than a few minutes’ walk away. . .

Festival Review: Core.

So was the first instalment of Core. Festival a success? In almost every respect, yes.

Festival Preview – ArcTanGent 2023

ArcTanGent, the Bristol-based, independent festival starts tomorrow, with a variety of over 50 acts. Jody Dunstan steers carefully through the clash-finder and picks out his personal favourites.

Preview: Supersonic Festival 2023

Rejoice friends! If the endless rain doesn’t wash us all into the filthy sea then Supersonic festival will be upon us in less than a month’s time. An undoubted pinnacle of underground music’s calendar, this year it will be celebrating its twentieth birthday. . . It’s going to be quite a party, come ready. If you’re still dithering about that now is the time to commit.    

Music with a side of French coast: Pointu Festival 2023 – Day 3

Day number three. The wild ride was nearing its conclusion, having lined up some its heaviest hitters for a real knockout of a grand finale.

Music with a side of French coast: Pointu Festival 2023 – Day 2

Day number two at Pointu Festival held promise of a slightly heavier-hitting set of performances. I resurrected in a puddle of drool and crumpled notes scattered across the apartment floor, feeling sore but ready to face the last ten hours of a sunny festive Saturday in the south.

Music with a side of French coast: Pointu Festival 2023 – Day 1

With its killer line-up and heavenly setting at the far end of France, Pointu Festival’s seventh edition seemed a fitting destination to question my life choices.

Festival Preview: core.

A new exciting underground heavy music festival in Glasgow.

Focus Wales 2023 – 10 Things I Love About You!

With the sun now settled on another edition of the ever excellent Focus Wales festival, held every year in the North Wales town (oops…now a city) of Wrexham, its maybe time for a some reflection on another wonderful three days of music and networking

Desertfest London 2023 – Sunday

Acid Mammoth, Bloodswamp, WALL and Warren Schoenbright: just four of the highlights of Chris Keith-Wright’s mnorable final day at Desert Fest.

Festival Review: Roadburn Festival 2023

Sander van den Driesche went to Roadburn Festival 2023 to witness the next step in the festival’s evolutionary journey.

Desertfest London, 2023 – Saturday.

I grab a coffee then head over to catch Corrosion of Conformity, at the Ballroom. . . there’s a celebratory air in the room, people swaying, grinning and grooving in a way I haven’t seen elsewhere all day. Yee, and indeed, Haw! See you next year DesertFest!

Desertfest London, 2023 – Friday

It’s that time of year again – Desertfest returns to take over London, or, rather, much of Camden. . . for three days there’s yet another noticeable jump in black t-shirts with unintelligible logos, long hair being whipped around by London’s changeable climate, and the smell of… umm… y’know… freedom?  Yes, it’s that time again, and everyone couldn’t be happier.

Last call for AMFest Barcelona

A mere half-week remains before Barcelona is to host the triumphant return of the sweet, heavy and blissful sounds of AMFest.

Supersonic Festival 2022

When artists offer humble acknowledgement of how well they’re being treated by the crew and how nice it is to play for such a welcoming audience it just underlines what a special festival this is.

Festival Review: Roadburn Festival 2022

Joseph Norman and Emma Filtness went to Roadburn Festival this year. Read their very detailed thoughts and review of this year’s festival edition.

Festival Preview: Roadburn Festival 2022

Our London-based writer Joe Norman will cover Roadburn Festival for Echoes and Dust this year. So, read his preview to get the excitement going, or to check out some of Joe’s recommendations.

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