Gig Reviews

Submitted by alex on Sep 8, 2019
Taking things from the start, the opening act, The Price, gave a good performance, but only for a limited crowd (supposedly due to the early opening on a weekday). Their mixture of alternative-meets-nu metal-meets-post grunge proved quite interesting, testifying for a band with talent. We might… Read More
Submitted by ross on Sep 2, 2019
Wayne Hussey and Evi Vine performed in a cozy live space on the second floor of the pub and one is immediately relaxed by the intimate feeling of venue. No hustle and bustle of crowds or deafening murmuring, just a real sense of peace. The atmosphere was an almost perfect overture for the tone of… Read More
Submitted by Admin on Aug 18, 2019
After two days of unpredictable weather and slowly growing mud, the heavens finally opened on Bloodstock Open Air’s final offering of heavy to see Belgian death metal figureheads Aborted play the wettest set at the festival thus far. While the circumstances were not ideal for anyone, Aborted saw… Read More
Submitted by Admin on Aug 17, 2019
Feeling rather rough and exhausted from the previous’ days offering of righteous power metal and blistering thrash (among other things), I fell headfirst out of my tent in Valhalla camp so that I could catch Krysthla on the main stage, which is potentially the smallest act to play BOA since the… Read More
Submitted by Admin on Aug 16, 2019
Since 2015, Bloodstock has grown incapacity, and this year’s event had its fair share of controversies. The most high-profile being the inevitable booking of their first metalcore headliner, Parkway Drive, at the expense of many enraged ‘true metal’ fans, as well as numerous band drop-outs beyond… Read More
Submitted by mark on Aug 10, 2019
Baroness’ fans came out in droves to catch their favorite band play. With little fanfare, the band made their way onto the stage. While their entrance may not have been dramatic, from the moment they plugged in their instruments and kicked off the night with “A Horse Called Golgatha”, that’s when… Read More
Submitted by kat on Jul 21, 2019
The first band of the evening was the brutal trio Nevalra, who came all the way from Missouri, USA. This tour is in support of their debut full-length album, “Conjure the Storm”, which was released on June 7th this year. Vocalist and only guitarist in the band, Scott Eames, came on stage wearing a… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Jul 20, 2019
Without a support band to get things going, despite an initial announcement that there would be (opening act-s), Skid Row came on stage at around 22.30 after a taped intro of the Ramone’s “Blitzkrieg Bop” had finished playing. Inside people were so tightly packed together that even attempting to go… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Jun 23, 2019
Dog tired, by the fourth day, we arrived a little later than usual, missing, nice Swedish hard glam rockers Dust Bowl Jokies, funky Canadian corpo rockers Danko Jones, as well as the vintage propositions of Jared James Nichols. We got to watch a tiny bit of Electric Boys on the Rock Stage, who were… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Jun 17, 2019
Following a good night’s sleep and getting some stuff from a local supermarket, we returned for the third time, to the festival grounds, this time, without having to grind through heavy traffic. We did watch the last song of impressive looking all female Suiss metallers, Burning Witches, after an… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Jun 16, 2019
Due to it, being Sweden’s National Day (Thursday 6th June, as we found out later – Go Sweden!) there was more traffic on the roads than usual, so despite our best calculations, we only managed to arrive midway Blaze Bayley’s show, missing Canadian’s The Wild! completely. The former Iron Maiden… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Jun 15, 2019
After a friend bailed out on us, me and my good friend and huge KISS fan Achilles, got onboard the plane and landed in Copenhagen (since it easier to get to Solvesborg that way) on the 4th. A reasonably priced car hire (100€ for 5 days + 55€ gasoline) and a couple of hours later, we were at the… Read More