Gig Reviews

Submitted by mark on Nov 10, 2019
With fans of King Diamond flooding the entrances to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, a venue usually reserved for more staid events, you just had the feeling that this was going to be a special night. Everyone that passed through the doors had an almost awestruck look on their faces… Read More
Submitted by al on Nov 9, 2019
Kirra came out raw, driven, and ready. Even though it was a small crowd at first, they were still loving these Oklahoma boys. A raw, gritty sound fills the venue with “Pull You Out”, and “Blind”. “Decider” was cool to hear live, after watching their video. Over their set, the guys from Kirra… Read More
Submitted by kat on Nov 1, 2019
The first on stage were melodic doom death metal 5-piece, Fragmentum. Bizarrely, this was their only performance on Annihilator’s tour, and they came all the way from Belgium to play tonight. Although this was their first ever time in the UK, many metalheads came down early to catch these guys, who… Read More
Submitted by kat on Oct 20, 2019
The good thing about the o2 Academy is that if you are with the o2 network, you are able to skip the ridiculously long queues and be one of the first people inside the venue. In this case, anybody with this advantage should be thankful because of the absolute lack of space, trying to even see the… Read More
Submitted by al on Oct 19, 2019
Female fronted locals No Light Above took the small makeshift stage first. Kelly and crew came in fast and hard. Guitar melodies, thunderous percussion and screaming vocals tore through the opening act. As they grinded through their set, the fans knew that this was only the beginning.  Squidhammer… Read More
Submitted by mark on Oct 19, 2019
For those that aren’t familiar with Crobot, you need to get to know these guys. This foursome out of Pennsylvania features lead singer Brandon Yeagley, Chris Bishop on guitars, Dan Ryan on drums and bassist Eddie Collins. While they have released three full length albums and an EP previously, their… Read More
Submitted by kat on Oct 13, 2019
The tiny venue could be found up some steep, curved stairs. It’s so small that it even lacks a bar, so if you want a drink you have to head back down the spiralling works of Satan. However, something about the entire place just made it feel very welcoming. As 7:30pm hit, the crowds gathered up to… Read More
Submitted by mark on Oct 12, 2019
When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal bands, there are all different genres and styles. But Alien Weaponry occupies a category all to themselves. Hailing from New Zealand, this three piece band is comprised of brothers Henry DeJong on drums and Lewis DeJong on vocals and guitar, as well as… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Oct 6, 2019
Danko Jones started with a dark stage and flashing redlights. As the beat starts to ring out, the lights hit in as they enter the stage. They were met by raucous applause and fists raised in the air. The heavy beat pounds, and the bassist gets the crowd pumped and clapping along, as they introduce… Read More
Submitted by mark on Oct 5, 2019
First up to take the stage at the Hard Rock Live was California’s Sunflower Dead. This hard rocking band has been building steam with three albums that have been successively better than the previous release. Having toured with bands like Hellyeah, In This Moment, and Korn they have definitely… Read More
Submitted by al on Oct 5, 2019
Dead Poet Society has that raw, yet clear sound that deserves attention. From the opening songs like the bluesy “Lo Air” with it’s to and for energy, “Sound and Silence” anthem like chorus, to the pop-like “American Blood”, DPS caught the attention of the Milwaukee crowd quickly.  Set list: Lo Air… Read More
Submitted by mark on Sep 28, 2019
From the moment that Toxic Holocaust took the stage, they grabbed the audience and refused to let go. This trio led by bassist Joel Grind certainly meant business tonight and were clearly on top of their game. Their blend of punk and thrash were the perfect musical recipe to get the crowd going.… Read More