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3.5/5 Hanowar The Flag, Watford
24th December 2016

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4/5 Midge Ure & Electric India Co. Union Chapel
2.5/5 Electric India Co. 17th December 2016

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4/5 Triaxis Fuel, Cardiff
4/5 Dakesis 16th December 2016
3/5 Proscenium

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3.5/5 A Joker's Rage The Black Heart
2.5/5 Eastroad 10th December 2016
1.5/5 Black Sixteen

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4/5 Lords Of Black The Underworld
4/5 Fury 5th December 2016
3/5 The Heretic Order

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3.5/5 Sirenia Islington Academy
4/5 Týr 27th November 2016
4.5/5 Unleash The Archers
2.5/5 Xaon
2/5 Relicseed

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3.5/5 Pretentious, Moi? Nambucca
3.5/5 The Faces Of Sarah 26th November 2016
2.5/5 Anniversary Circle

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3.5/5 Last In Line Islington Academy
3.5/5 Inglorious 25th November 2016
??/5 The Wild Lies

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4/5 Cretura The Black Heart
3.5/5 Winter's Edge 19th November 2016
3/5 Gabriel
3/5 Immortal Machinery

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Retribution Alive The Lounge 666
3.5/5 Seven Sisters 18th November 2016
3.5/5 The Deep
2.5/5 Bangover
1/5 Meat Train

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4/5 Delain Engine Rooms, Southampton
3.5/5 Evergrey 16th November 2016
3.5/5 Kobra And The Lotus

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4/5 Triaxis Nambucca
3/5 The Mariana Hollow 13th November 2016
2.5/5 Inside The Circle

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3.5/5 Europe The Roundhouse
2.5/5 Dare 12th November 2016
3.5/5 Electric Boys

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4/5 Shot Through The Heart The Lounge 666
11th November 2016

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4/5 Lacuna Coil Koko
2/5 Forever Still 11th November 2016
2.5/5 Genus Ordinis Dei

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3.5/5 The Last Vegas The Underworld
2/5 Shock Hazard 9th November 2016
3.5/5 Alexa De Strange
2.5/5 Circa Never

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4/5 Y&T Islington Academy
3.5/5 Praying Mantis 28th October 2016

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??/5 Pain The Underworld
??/5 The Vision Bleak 24rd October 2016
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I knew this was going to be a tiring show, coming as it did directly after a weekend away for MFVF. What I wasnt expecting was to get home and to have to make an emergency trip to the vet, causing me to miss the gig and end up with one cat fewer than I had at the start of the weekend :-(


Metal Female Voices Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium
3/5 Tarja 23rd October 2016
2/5 Liv Kristine
4/5 Tristania
3.5/5 Enemy Of Reality
2.5/5 Whyzdom
3/5 Feridea
3.5/5 Blackthorn
3.5/5 Skarlett Riot
3.5/5 Mercy Isle

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Metal Female Voices Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium
4/5 Leaves' Eyes 22nd October 2016
2/5 Mayan
3.5/5 Battlelore
2/5 Kontrust
3.5/5 Artrosis
2.5/5 Savn
3/5 Spoil Engine
3.5/5 Crescent Lament
2.5/5 Ancient Myth
2/5 Mourning Sun
3/5 Evig Natt

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Metal Female Voices Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium
2.5/5 MFVF Unplugged 21st October 2016

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2.5/5 Big Red Ass Lounge Bar, Alton
4.5/5 Season's End 15th October 2016
1.5/5 Rubber Thumb
3/5 Alzir
2.5/5 Ben & Amy
3/5 Climb The Attic
3/5 Alternative Car Park
2.5/5 The Heinous Squid Big Band
??/5 Nervous Endings

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4/5 Seven Sisters The Devonshire Arms
3.5/5 Sahara Snow 14th October 2016

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4/5 Stream Of Passion The Underworld
3/5 Pythia 13th October 2016
2.5/5 Awake By Design

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The evening started out with Awake By Design. I'd been reasonably impressed when I first saw them, but when I subsequently saw them again, they'd lost whatever they previously had that had piqued my interest, and tonight was more of the same. The lead singer clearly has a decent voice, and the musicianship from the band seems fine. It's just the songs that are lacking. My notes from the day claimed the songs were dull as dishwater, and I ended up bored and waiting for the next band, which isn't a good sign.

Pythia had put on the best performance I've seen from them at Bloodstock, and I had reasonably high hopes for this show. This wasn't, it must be said, one of their better shows. While Sophie is starting to grow into the role of lead singer and has a bit more stage presence than she's had in the past, it's not all good news. She needs to concentrate on her voice. She can hit the notes well enough, but she really needs to learn enough control to hold them, and there was little evidence of that tonight. She's been better in the past, so it's tempting to write this off as just an off night. That's not to say the performance was bad, and I still enjoyed it, with highlights coming in the form of "Betray my heart" and "My perfect enemy". But they're capable of better.

This was Stream Of Passion's last ever London performance. After 11 years and 4 albums, the band have decided to call it quits. This is obviously disappointing, not least because for me, the band are better now than they have been at any point in their career. But they said they wanted to go out on a high, and this point in time definitely counts. The performance was very strong, probably as good as I've ever seen them. The band were very tight, and Marcela's voice was fantastic. I was slightly disappointed that she limited her violin playing to a couple of short intros, but that's a minor complaint. The highlights were "In the end", their cover of Radiohead's "Street spirit" and a song that they ackowledge has become a bit of an anthem for them, "The curse". The band pulled a very respectable and appreciative crowd for their final London performance, and this was a great way to bow out.


3/5 Gabriel The Unicorn
2.5/5 Memoreve 9th October 2016
4/5 Metaprism

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3/5 Jean-Michel Jarre The O2 Arena
1.5/5 Marco Grenier 7th October 2016

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4/5 The Amorettes The Islington
3/5 Love Zombies 1st October 2016
??/5 Dirty Things

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FemME Effenaar, Eindhoven
3.5/5 Hell City 25th September 2016
3/5 Arch Enemy
2.5/5 Infected Rain
4/5 Xandria
3/5 Winter In Eden
3/5 Nightmare
??/5 Shadowrise
4/5 Ancient Bards
3/5 Valkyre
3/5 Cirrha Niva

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FemME Effenaar, Eindhoven
3/5 Elyose 24th September 2016
3/5 The Birthday Massacre
2.5/5 The Charm The Fury
4/5 Sirenia
3/5 Bliksem
3/5 Kobra And The Lotus
3.5/5 Sleeping Romance
3.5/5 Diabulus In Musica
3/5 Ex Libris
3.5/5 End Of The Dream
2.5/5 Circle Unbroken

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FemME Effenaar, Eindhoven
3/5 Moran Magal 23rd September 2016
3/5 Marcela Bovio
3/5 Vic Anselmo
2/5 Molllust
3/5 Sleeping Romance
2.5/5 Kingfisher Sky

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4/5 Queensrÿche Islington Academy
2.5/5 Archer Nation 28th August 2016
2/5 Methodica

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??/5 Hunderground The Torch, Wembley
2/5 Foreign Accent 20th August 2016
3.5/5 Ann My Guard
2.5/5 The Stories Stay Here

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Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall, Derbyshire
3/5 Slayer 14th August 2016
4/5 Pythia
3.5/5 Anthrax
2/5 Footprints In The Custard
2.5/5 Dirty King
3/5 Valous
2.5/5 Symphony X
4/5 Dragonforce
3.5/5 Satyricon
3/5 Metal Allegiance
2.5/5 Unearth
3.5/5 Sanguine
2.5/5 Heart Of A Coward
3/5 Pteroglyph
3/5 Desert Storm

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Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall, Derbyshire
2/5 Acid Reign 13th August 2016
1.5/5 Mastodon
1.5/5 Gojira
3/5 Vice
2.5/5 Paradise Lost
2.5/5 One Machine
1/5 After The Abduction
2.5/5 Fear Factory
3.5/5 Rotting Christ
1/5 Akercocke
2.5/5 Cybernetic Witch Cult
1/5 Vallenfyre
3.5/5 The Raven Age
2.5/5 Mage
2.5/5 Kill II This
3.5/5 The Heretic Order
2.5/5 Cambion

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Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall, Derbyshire
3.5/5 Diamond Head 12th August 2016
4/5 Twisted Sister
3.5/5 Beyond The Black
2/5 Behemoth
3/5 Beholder
2/5 Venom
2.5/5 Corrosion Of Conformity
3.5/5 Chasing Dragons
2.5/5 The Charm The Fury
2/5 Vehement
1.5/5 Stuck Mojo
2.5/5 Misery Loves Co
3.5/5 Isarnos
3/5 Evil Scarecrow
4/5 Gloryhammer
4/5 Fury
2.5/5 Hark

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Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall, Derbyshire
3/5 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons 11th August 2016
??/5 Psykosis
2.5/5 Sumer
1/5 Karybdis
2/5 Sublime Eyes

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Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
3.5/5 Dio Disciples 6th August 2016
3.5/5 Serious Black
4/5 Twisted Sister
3.5/5 Elvenking
3/5 Einherjer
4/5 Gloryhammer
4/5 Therion
4/5 Snowy Shaw
4/5 Borknagar
3/5 Myrkur
3.5/5 Reliquiae
3/5 Symphony X
3.5/5 Dragonforce

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Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
3.5/5 Unisonic 5th August 2016
4/5 Blind Guardian
3.5/5 Tarja
4/5 Kai Hansen & Friends
3/5 Bullet For My Valentine
3.5/5 Axel Rudi Pell
3.5/5 Loudness
3.5/5 Beyond The Black
3/5 Henry Rollins Spoken Word
4/5 Orden Ogan

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Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
3/5 Feuerschwantz 4th August 2016
4/5 Iron Maiden
2.5/5 Monstagon
3/5 Versengold
3.5/5 Bon Scott
3/5 Whitesnake
2.5/5 Red Hot Chilli Pipers
3.5/5 Foreigner
3.5/5 Saxon
3.5/5 The Other
3.5/5 The Raven Age
3/5 Reliquiae
3/5 Tidal Dreams

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2.5/5 Guns 2 Roses The Horns, Watford
3.5/5 Dorja 21st July 2016

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Dorja were the fourth band in which I've seen Becky Baldwin perform (the other three being Control The Storm, Triaxis and IDestroy). Dorja are a multinational band, with members from the UK, Belgium, America and Kazakhstan. Which makes it a little strange that this, their first ever gig, was on my doorstop in Watford. Given that, it seemed rude to miss it! I'd heard one track from before tonight ("Fire"), and on the basis of that, I was expecting a decent performance and I wasn't disappointed. Singer Aiym had laryngitis and was struggling to sing, so while she took lead on the first song, the other band members took it turns to sing the leads while Aiym joined in for the choruses. The band play what I guess you could describe as bluesy southern rock. Although not at 100% tonight, Aiym was the real star of the show here, with a rich, whiskey soaked voice that fits the music perfectly. As a new band without a full set's worth of material, they threw in a few covers to bulk it up a bit. The highlights were the aforementioned "Fire" and a medley of "Helter skelter" and "Whole lotta love". Dorja are definitely a band that I'll be following from now on.

I'd come to the gig to see Dorja. Until a couple of hours before the show, I wasn't even aware that they were a supporting act and that there would be a headlining band playing after them. That band turned out to be Guns 2 Roses, who as the name implies were a GnR tribute band. So how were they? Mostly OK. The singer, while apparently from Wales, managed to affect a reasonably convincing American accent, but sadly I think he was playing the role of Axl a little too convincingly, slurring his words and failing to sing half of the lyrics. His voice was good, though, and he did justice to most of the songs. The rest of the band were a bit sloppy. Not bad, mind. But they came across very much as amateurs with little desire to be more than that. The highlights for me were "Think about you", "Civil war" and a shortened "Paradise City" after they ran out of time at the end of the set. But ultimately, for a GnR tribute to succeed, they really need to nail two songs; "Welcome to the jungle" and "Sweet child o' mine", and they failed to do that. It was an enjoyable performance, but nothing exceptional.


SOS Festival Longfield Suite, Prestwich
3/5 Knock Out Kaine 17th July 2016
3.5/5 Chris Appleton
3/5 Massive Wagons
2.5/5 The Idol Dead
3.5/5 Gemma Fox
4/5 Bigfoot
2.5/5 Asylum City Zoo
4.5/5 Control The Storm
2.5/5 Twisted Illusion
3/5 Gang
3/5 Harriet
2.5/5 Diggeth
3/5 Promethium
2.5/5 Kye Jones
3.5/5 Hell's Addiction

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Review to follow.


SOS Festival Longfield Suite, Prestwich
3/5 Attica Rage 16th July 2016
2.5/5 John Sloman
??/5 Crimes Of Passion
2/5 Vicious Nature
3.5/5 John Doyle
3/5 Lord Volture
4/5 Dakesis
3.5/5 Matt Jones
3/5 Ritual King
3.5/5 A Joker's Rage
3/5 Matchstick Men
3.5/5 Aonia
2.5/5 Revelations
2/5 IDestroy
2/5 Soma Dark

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3.5/5 Armored Saint The Underworld
3/5 Savage Messiah 14th July 2016
3.5/5 Dendera

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4/5 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow The NEC
3/5 Mostly Autumn 25th June 2016

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Stone Free Festival The O2 Arena
4/5 Alice Cooper 19th June 2016
3/5 The Darkness
2/5 Apocalyptica
2/5 Blackberry Smoke

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I thought when this festival was first announced that they'd perhaps been a bit ambitious with the choice of venue. However, I wasn't expecting it to be quite as sparse as it turned out. The venue holds 20,000. I'd be suprised if there were even a quarter of that present, and for the opening bands it was considerably less than that.

Blackberry Smoke were much as I'd remembered them from the last time. A southern blues rock band, bordering on country music at times. The problem here, as with the last time, was that they were just a bit too laid back and lacking oomph. They did little wrong, but I won't be going out of my way to see them again.

It had been a while since I'd last seen Apocalyptica and I was looking forward to seeing them again. However, they were frankly terrible, and it was largely not their fault. The mix was abysmal. The drums completely overpowered the very muddy cellos and the snare drum in particular was drowning out everything else. If there was a highlight, it would be "Master of puppets", but sadly this probably ranks as the least enjoyable Apocalyptica performance I've seen.

I'd never managed to see The Darkness before. I'm not their biggest fan but at the same time, I quite like some of their music. The performance wasn't bad. But I did feel Justin Hawkins' between song banter was very weak. Someone mentioned that his comments seemed LSD induced and that while he was clearly being impressed by his own attempts at humour, the audience largely weren't. Their mix was fortunately a little better than Apocalyptica's, but still some way from where you'd want it to be. They complained that they'd had to cut their set short due to Apocalyptica overruning, but that had in turn been caused by a late start due to Blackberry Smoke overruning. The highlight of the set, unsurprisingly, was "I believe in a thing called love".

Tonight's headliner, Alice Cooper, was the reason why I'd got a ticket. While I might have seen a handful of the other bands playing over the weekend in their own right at a cheaper show, Cooper was the only real draw that made me want to part with the amount of money being charged for tickets here. I've seen him many times over the years, and he's never failed to put on a good show. The same was true here. If there's one criticism, it's that his setlists have become a bit predictable, and that was also true here. Which is why it was great to see him throw a curveball and add in a bunch of covers to honour dead rock stars that he's known (Keith Moon, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Lemmy). Other than those, "No more Mr Nice Guy", "Billion dollar babies" and "Ballad of Dwight Fry" all stood out, along with perennial set closer "Schools out" and "Elected" in the encore.


Download Festival Donington Park
4/5 Iron Maiden 12th June 2016
4/5 Nightwish
3/5 Disturbed
2/5 Electric Wizard
3/5 Tremonti
4/5 Halestorm
4/5 Delain
4/5 Grand Magus
2.5/5 Amon Amarth
3.5/5 The Raven Age
3/5 The Wild Lies
2.5/5 The Frankleys

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Download Festival Donington Park
3/5 Black Sabbath 11th June 2016
3/5 Pennywise
2.5/5 Neck Deep
3/5 Against The Current
4/5 Megadeth
3.5/5 Lawnmower Deth
4/5 Sixx:A.M.
3.5/5 Inglorious
3/5 Beartooth
3.5/5 Santa Cruz

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Review to follow.


Download Festival Donington Park
4/5 Rammstein 10th June 2016
2/5 Korn
3/5 The Wildhearts
3/5 Kadavar
2.5/5 The Amity Affliction

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3/5 Slough Feg The Unicorn
3/5 Seven Sisters 6th June 2016
3.5/5 Brule

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4/5 AC/DC Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium
2.5/5 Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown 4th June 2016

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3.5/5 Thunderstone The Black Heart
4/5 Dakesis 26th May 2016
3.5/5 Avenford

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4/5 Blind Guardian The Forum
3.5/5 Gloryhammer 22nd May 2016

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Metal 2 The Masses Nambucca
??/5 Violent Offender 21st May 2016
??/5 The Sun Never Set
2.5/5 Dorylus
2/5 Slave Steel
3/5 Gévaudan
2/5 Dying Vision
1.5/5 Bearfist
2.5/5 Dead Before Mourning

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3.5/5 The Treatment Islington Academy
3.5/5 The Amorettes 13th May 2016
3/5 Airrace

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3.5/5 Primitai The Black Heart
2.5/5 Future Shock 12th May 2016
3.5/5 Night Screamer

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3.5/5 Metal Church The Underworld
3/5 Bliksem 10th May 2016
2.5/5 Distillator

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2.5/5 Hostile Firehouse, Southampton
3.5/5 Kaledon 6th May 2016
3.5/5 Kalidia
2.5/5 Death Head

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4/5 Diary Of Dreams The Garage
3/5 Red Sun Revival 30th April 2016

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4/5 Jeff Lynne's ELO The O2 Arena
2.5/5 The Feeling 20th April 2016

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4/5 Udo Dirkschneider Islington Academy
3/5 Anvil 19th April 2016
??/5 I.C.O.N.

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4/5 The Vision Bleak The Boston Music Room
3/5 Saturnus 16th April 2016
??/5 My Silent Wake

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4/5 Tigertailz The Underworld
2.5/5 Last Great Dreamers 15th April 2016
3.5/5 Spyder Byte

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3.5/5 The Iron Maidens Islington Academy
2.5/5 Forever Never 14th April 2016

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3.5/5 Muse The O2 Arena
2.5/5 Phantogram 11th April 2016

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4/5 Dakesis The Black Heart
3/5 Evyltyde 1st April 2016
3.5/5 Nocean
3.5/5 Incarnadine Coven

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Seven Sins Festival Nidun Arts Centre, Neath
4.5/5 Triaxis 27th March 2016
2.5/5 Damn Dice
3/5 Florence Black
4/5 Bigfoot
4/5 Psycho Kiss
2.5/5 Evyltyde
2/5 Static Fires
3.5/5 Proscenium

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3.5/5 Van Canto Islington Academy
3.5/5 Grail Knights 24th March 2016
3.5/5 End Of The Dream

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3.5/5 Seven Sisters The Unicorn
2.5/5 Desolator 18th March 2016
3/5 Terror Drone
??/5 Hydra

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3/5 Andrew O'Neill The Black Heart
2/5 Reprisal 14th March 2016

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Reprisal were Andrew's backing band for this show, but had a short set of their own near the start of the evening. Sadly, they were just as bad as when I'd last seen them. Average death metal musically, with abysmal shouty vocals layered on top.

This show was billed as Andrew O'Neill's History Of Heavy Metal. It was a mixture of stand up comedy and musical interludes, with the aforementioned Reprisal. The evening was a journey through time, charting the origins of heavy metal and the many subgenres into which it later evolved. Starting with Black Sabbath and moving on to Priest, Maiden, Dio, Metallica et al. It was largely good, but he's clearly a product of his generation. He likes way too much terrible death metal, bizarrely thought the mid-'90s were a great time for heavy metal and even gave a free pass to Korn. His tastes in metal are gratuitously different to mine. But that aside, it was an enjoyable evening.


4/5 Sabaton The Forum
2.5/5 Alestorm 10th March 2016
3.5/5 Bloodbound

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4/5 Avantasia The Forum
8th March 2016

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British Riff Alliance Upstairs At The Garage
3.5/5 The Heretic Order 28th February 2016
3/5 I.C.O.N
2/5 Die Kur

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4.5/5 Devilskin The Underworld
3/5 Skarlett Riot 26th February 2016

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4/5 Ensiferum Islington Academy
3/5 Metsatöll 25th February 2016
3/5 Pythia

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4/5 Graham Bonnet Band Islington Academy 2
3/5 Evyltyde 20th February 2016
3.5/5 Desolation Angels

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4/5 Xandria The Underworld
4/5 Serenity 10th February 2016
3.5/5 Jaded Star

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3.5/5 Luca Turilli's Rhapsody The Underworld
3.5/5 Temperance 9th February 2016
3/5 Qantice

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3.5/5 Helloween The Forum
3.5/5 Rage 3rd February 2016
3/5 Crimes Of Passion

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3.5/5 Fist The Unicorn
3.5/5 Seven Sisters 23nd January 2016
3.5/5 Ascalon

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3/5 Pythia Boston Music Room
4/5 Triaxis 22nd January 2016
4/5 Metaprism

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4/5 Therion Islington Academy
2.5/5 Luciferian Light Orchestra 13th January 2016
2.5/5 Ego Fall
3.5/5 Imperial Age

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