I love the Electric Ballroom. It’s a cavernous space, the acoustics are good, it’s close to the Camden tube and- crucially- the bars are easily accessible. It was the ideal venue for Wednesday evening’s entertainment. Mayhem (these days going by the name True Mayhem) played their era- defining classic De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas and we were there to
Ah, the blues covers album. One of the most irritating affectations in the history of the record industry, it’s a sure- fire way for any given rock dinosaur to obtain some authenticity by going back to the roots (oh, hello Eric Clapton!). It’s not as cynical a move as hooking up
It took two hours for me to reach Kentish Town, due to massive delays in the London Underground, so it’s not like I was in a massive hurry to mosh or anything. I did expect the Cavalera brothers to gather quite a crowd- even
Singer, songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen passed at age 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries” his web and facebook page stated a few hours ago. Wikipedia declared him dead on 7/Nov/2016.
Frustratingly, I reached Camden late due to a massive train delay, meaning that I completely missed King Parrot and Prong. I’ll need to rectify this in the future by checking out King Parrot’s stuff. As for Prong, Snap Your Fingers Snap Your Neck was THE jam for
Depending on who you ask, Ghost’s new EP is either a gorgeous piece of baroque pop metal or a bloated, kitsch monstrosity that is only worthy of the Eurovision song contest. There is precious little room for the middle ground here. While the metal community either loves
To no one’s surprise, last week’s Red Fang show at Koko was a blast. The evening started off well at Camden’s Black Heart, one of London’s greatest rock bars, which was predictably full of people who were drinking before the show (including assorted members of Red Fang and Orange Goblin).
A month has passed by since first single ‘Beautiful World’ (you can listen to it here) and The Answer have revealed their second one ‘Solas’, an anthemic new single and title track from the band’s anticipated forthcoming album which will be released via Napalm Records on October 28th. check it out:
It’s fucking raining again. This is my main worry as we make our way across London to reach Blackheath Park. After a week of blistering sunshine, the weekend is here and the weather couldn’t be worse for a festival day out. Luckily, OnBlackheath is an entirely middle class festival. There is no mud whatsoever (the ground
And here’s “Square Hammer”, the brand new song from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, taken from the bands upcoming EP, “Popestar”, set to be released this Friday, September 16. “Popestar” track list: 01. Square Hammer 02. Nocturnal Me 03. I Believe 04. Missionary Man 05. Bible