Deathcrusher Tour – Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod, Herod @ The Ritz, Manchester

By |September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

What do you expect with that name but an evening’s earbashing of the highest quality?  There was more than a knowing nod to the legendary Grindcrusher tour of 1989, arguably when a wave of death metal extremity was reaching its peak and being of a venerable age I was there to see/semi-survive as well.  Only half the line-up was the same but there was a great deal of excited anticipation at a proper metal party and a gathering of lots of friends, old schoolers, no wiser!

Bloodstock 2014 @ Catton Park, Derbyshire

By |August 10th, 2014|0 Comments


Having already spoilt myself with expeditions to the dark heart of Europe over the summer I hadn’t much considered this the UK’s biggest little metal festival in competition to those foreign delicacies.  But some friends having a combined stag and hen do here, plus a review of the lineup showing there was a good deal of stuff on of interest, led me first to consider a day ticket then the week before the event pick up a weekend one for the price of a day.  At that rate the whole thing starts looking rosier and even though other commitments limit my overall attendance I’m excited enough to wake up at dawn on the Friday and head over.

Damnation Festival @ University of Leeds

By |November 22nd, 2008|0 Comments