As the news broke overnight that due to the unfortunate illness of a member of Life Of Agony, the main stage had had a slight change in proceedings, Skarlett Riot had been plucked from the Sophie Stage lineup and were now opening the Main Stage, wow, kudos to Bloodstock for allowing one of the ‘smaller’ …

What better way to start a Saturday than with a healthy slab of brutal Death Metal and today’s slab comes in the form of Danish batterers Baest. I was keen to catch these Danes again ever since I reviewed their last offering, ‘Necro Sapiens’, and today my wishes had been answered. Again, a healthy crowd …

So, with the heatwave well and truly entrenched I made my way to the arena for the first full Bloodstock day and my first main stage band of the weekend, Heart of a coward.  As I stood in the pit awaiting their arrival, I looked around and their seemed to be a lot of like-minded …

Thursday 2022 and Catton Hall needed to brace itself and stand firm, Bloodstock was back in town and boy had it returned with a bang. Boasting one of the strongest line ups I had seen for a few years, all was set for a weekend of rocking and moshing, with the temperatures set to be …

Opening the night is Sheffield based heavy metal band Malevolence. The 5 piece band consists of Alex Taylor (Vocals), Josh Baines (Guitar), Konan Hall (Guitar/Co-Lead Vocals), Wilkie Robinson (Bass) and Charlie Thorpe (Drums). Lead singer Alex speaks of how amazing it is to be playing to a room of 3,000 people as well as announcing …

An old school gig in an old school venue (a bill with just the headliners and one support act in a room upstairs at a local pub), tonight Huddersfield’s faithful were welcoming Therapy? to The Parish and this gig had sold out shortly after going on sale, so it was surely going to be a …

The UK’s biggest independent Rock and Metal Festival, Bloodstock Open Air, has just announced another mouth-watering batch of bands for its 2023 edition and with some heavy hitters and complete legends in the mix, 2023 is surely going to be another Bloodstock you simply don’t want to miss out on.  Not one, but two Main …

After what has seemed like an eternity, Download had finally opened its gates once more on the hallowed turf of Donington Park and armed with my trusty homemade grid, complete with various highlighting and tactical notes on my must sees and plans for the days, I completed the monumental hike from the car park to …

Devin Townsend played his first live show since his appearance at Bloodstock 2021. When he walked out on stage the first thing he had to say was that he wasn’t sure if he could still remember how to do a show! but there was no need for anyone to worry as man was it perfect, …

As much as I ponder and try to get my head round it, I still can’t understand why two giants in the Gothic Metal universe were only gracing the small confines of the Club Academy here in Manchester tonight. They have both been high on the main stage at Bloodstock as well as gracing numerous …