Category Archives: Festivals

Metaldays – 2016

The road to Metaldays 2016 began with a four hour coach ride to the airport. Well, that’s how this should start, but really this began last year

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Metaldays – 2015

At the tail end of 16 hours of travel, a back full of sunburn and a hangover from hell, I can quite honestly say I have never been so depressed to be back in the UK. Metaldays 2015 is like … Continue reading

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Inferno – 2015

Inferno 2015 sees the great Norwegian festival celebrate its 15 year anniversary and once again is has shown why it is one of Norway’s biggest and most successful metal festivals.

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Roadburn – 2015

The twentieth edition of Roadburn proved once again why it is considered one of  the best festivals on the planet for interesting heavy music. From it’s humble beginnings as a showcase for a fan zine it has become synonymous with … Continue reading

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Blastfest – 2015

Blastfest a relatively new event in it’s second year, unofficial heir to the throne of the legendary Hole In The Sky festival, Bergen, Norway. Wow. I could probably leave the review there, but you probably want to know more right?

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Hellfest – 2014

Hellfest has been on the radar for a number of years but for whatever reason this is the first year I’ve actually made it there. The lineups are always insanely good and so varied, that no matter what kind of … Continue reading

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Beyond The Gates – 2014

Beyond The Gates is a rather small affair in Bergen, Norway, now in it’s third year. Catering for the more underground fan I have to admit that prior to doing a bit of homework I had not heard of a … Continue reading

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Temples Festival – 2014

Right off the bat this festival got it right. When I first saw that Temples Festival was being put together, and being an indoor festival in Bristol, I must admit, my expectations were not as high as they clearly should … Continue reading

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Roadburn – 2013

Roadburn is considered by many to the holy grail in terms of doom and generally interesting, different music, and looking at the line-up it’s not hard to see why. Headliners ranging from the Celtic metal of Primordial to the Stoner … Continue reading

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Inferno Festival – 2013

Oslo… Norwegian metal festival… First thoughts are that of running through the forest summoning the moon, kept warm solely by the heat of burning churches? If you answered ‘yes’ I can hardly blame you. It’s a delightful image, albeit one … Continue reading

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