Gig Reviews

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
Submitted by mark on Jun 9, 2019
With a career spanning some forty years, Yngwie Malmsteen has shown himself to be a true innovator of his craft. Marrying his obvious and prodigious talent to classical music he has created a neoclassical style that ushered in a wave of guitar shredding like no other. Everyone in attendance tonight… Read More
Submitted by kahmel on Jun 8, 2019
We start at The Good Mixer to catch sleazy glam rockers Indya kick off the day’s proceedings. Sounding like a cross between Marilyn Manson and Suzi Quatro, the five piece make one hell of a noise and go over very well with the crowd.   A brief wander down Camden Highstreet takes us to The Lounge… Read More
Submitted by kahmel on May 19, 2019
First up are fast rising stars Collateral. This four-piece is currently creating a buzz that can’t be ignored and watching them it’s not hard to see why. Opening their set with the good time riffs of “Big Shot”, the band are flying with frontman Angelo Tristan leading the crowd all the way. Whether… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on May 12, 2019
For some bizarre reason I was under the impression of a starting time at 20.30 (so I missed the beginning of Thy Darkened Shade’s set, which was deeply disappointing as they were the one out of two Greek openers that were opening and the one that seemed more compatible to Watain’s style. Their… Read More
Submitted by Admin on May 8, 2019
Starting off the set with the high-energy tune “Sugar Rush”, the audience understood rapidly that Daxx & Roxane was going to give them everything they’ve got – and they were more than happy to accept this offer!   The one-hour set was a mix of their classic anthems, a few exciting new ones and… Read More