Category Archives: Gigs

Corrosion of Conformity – Bierkeller

Ever since Corrosion of Conformity parted ways with Pepper Keenan several years back there has been a well seasoned joke that the band, whilst still producing great work, ‘could do with a dash of Pepper’. Having seen them in 2005 … Continue reading

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Solstafir – Bristol Exchange

These guys put out, for me, one of the best albums of 2014, ‘Otta’. Full of absolutely masterful atmospherics and anthemic songs which meld together perfectly and somehow SOUND like the bands home country, Iceland. The album was a (rather … Continue reading

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Blues Pills / The Vintage Caravan / Black Wolf – Fleece, Bristol

As much as I love the heavy, sometimes all you really need is some good old fashioned Rock ’n Roll. There is a strong scene of bands at the moment pretending that music stopped progressing in 1975, with Scandinavia providing … Continue reading

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Morbid Angel / Amputated / Seprevation – Bierkeller, Bristol

Morbid Angel shouldn’t require too much of an introduction if you’re reading this of your own accord, so the news that they were coming to Bristol Bierkeller and were playing the Covenant album in it’s entirety was rather splendid indeed.

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Sikth / Idiom / Heart of a Coward – Koko, London

It’s been over eight years since I saw Sikth play a leisure centre in Bridgend and the subsequent years have only served to build the reputation of a band who produced one (maybe even two) of the most important prog … Continue reading

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Dragged Into Sunlight/11Paranoias/Necro Deathmort – Bristol Exchange

You’re Not Human Promotions sure know how to curate a heavy lineup in Bristol and are responsible for bringing Sunn0))) mastermind Stephen O’ Malley to the city (a show I’m beyond gutted that I missed). Another monumental achievement is securing … Continue reading

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Vallenfyre / Human Cull / Vyral / Ascaris – Bristol Exchange

Vallenfyre are a nice return to the times when Death Metal was filthy, dirty and dangerous, whilst still giving time for some of the members respective day jobs (Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride influences to shine through). With a … Continue reading

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Horse Latitudes / Coltsblood – Bristol Crypt

Cacophonous Sarcophagus Promotions have been doing shows for a while now. In fact, this was their 14th, and the majority of them have had the ace up their sleeve of being held in a 14th Century underground Crypt. Yes, you … Continue reading

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Yob / Pallbearer / Bast – Camden Underworld

In over 13 years of regularly attending gigs I’ve somehow not yet made it to the Camden Underworld, but what a lineup to tick it off with… Three bands who have all released spectacular albums this year, with Yob’s ‘Clearing … Continue reading

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