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From Tuesday 05 March 2024

LIVE: Thrice / Palm Reader @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Palm Reader have been kings of the underground heavy music scene for many years, and tonight they prove why they deserve that title, with all seven current members throwing themselves wholeheartedly into their support slot for post-hardcore legends Thrice. Opening with the powerful ‘Hold/Release’, Josh McKeown’s voice cuts through the

Wednesday 28 February 2024

LIVE: Tesseract / Unprocessed / The Callous Daoboys @ Kentish Town Forum, London

Bounding onto the stage to the sound of Cascada’s ‘Every Time We Touch’, Atlanta sextet The Callous Daoboys aren’t necessarily who you would expect to see supporting prog metal giants Tesseract. As the electro dance beat gives way to the opening drums of ‘Star Baby’, discordant guitars, violin and

Friday 16 February 2024

LIVE: Periphery / Crooked Royals @ The Roundhouse, London

The crowd assembled for tonight’s sold-out show is already backed up to the Roundhouse’s iconic-yet-irritating pillars as opening act Crooked Royals walk onto the stage. They waste no time launching into technically impressive licks and riffs, bolstered by dual vocals and thundering drums. Hailing from New Zealand and signed to

Friday 17 March 2023

Live: Hundred Reasons / Hell Is For Heroes / My Vitriol @ Eventim Apollo, London

Tonight’s line-up at the Hammersmith Apollo is testament to the power of a dedicated fan base. The three bands playing this evening emerged onto the scene at the turn of the millennium, and it’s clear from the already busy floor that the vast majority of the audience have stuck

Wednesday 04 January 2023

LIVE: Clutch / Green Lung / Tigercub @ The Roundhouse, London

It’s the week before Christmas and all through the Roundhouse, quite a lot of people are stirring actually as Brighton three-piece Tigercub are about to open up a night of rock for those who have made it here despite the rail strikes and lingering wintery weather. The stage setup

Thursday 22 December 2022

LIVE: Silverstein / Comeback Kid / Senses Fail / Koyo @ Electric Ballroom, London

Sunday evening gigs are always tricky for the majority of music lovers who work the 9-5 grind. Add in dark skies by the mid-afternoon and sub-zero temperatures and you might expect people to choose to stay at home with a mug of hot chocolate rather than trek to Camden

Thursday 24 November 2022

Live: Zeal & Ardor / Lake Malice @ Electric Brixton

With original support Heriot unfortunately having to withdraw from the last couple of dates of Zeal & Ardor’s UK tour, Brighton’s Lake Malice have stepped in to open the show at Electric Brixton this evening. With a capacity ten times that of The Black Heart in Camden – where

Wednesday 19 October 2022

LIVE: Parkway Drive / While She Sleeps / Lorna Shore @ Alexandra Palace, London

Backed by the quintessential sprawling font of many a death metal band logo, deathcore pioneers Lorna Shore kick off proceedings in north London’s Alexandra Palace in ferocious style. With an ominous red mist and frantically flashing lights, the New Jersey outfit bring out some of the heaviest noise ever

Friday 29 July 2022


Monday 04 July 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Sunday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock