Music has been a mainstay of my life since I was a kid and rock and Metal especially have been a lifelong passion. I'm no kid anymore but my passion has increased if anything and I'm going to as many shows and buying as many albums as ever.
I've always found ways to be around music and musicians, having no talent myself it's important to find a way in! I have roadied, reviewed, been a dj, even been a runner for a singer (translates as going to get the wine in mostly!). These days I'm lucky enough to get to hang out with some of the smaller bands I'm into and here I am back reviewing again to share my passion and see who I end up meeting through it.
My motto is if the band won't come to your town go find them, life is too short not to fit in as many gigs and road trips as you can! Rock on \m/
23 September 2014: White Empress: 'Rise Of The Empress'
11 September 2014: RetConStruct: 'Denizens Of The Depths'
8 September 2014: Mike Tramp: Bannerman's Bar, Edinburgh
8 September 2014: Godsmack: '1000HP'
5 September 2014: Made Of Metal Festival Day Three: Hodonin, Czech Republic
2 September 2014: Made Of Metal Festival Day Two: Hodonin, Czech Republic
29 August 2014: Made Of Metal Festival Day One: Hodonin, Czech Republic
26 August 2014: Steve Rothery Band: 'Live In Rome'
13 August 2014: Neal Morse: 'Songs from November'
13 August 2014: Scott Stapp: 'Proof Of Life'
11 August 2014: Andrew O'Neill's History Of Heavy Metal: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
4 August 2014: Eluveitie: 'Origins'
1 August 2014: The Amorettes/Estrella/Guttergodz/Deadfire: The Tunnels, Aberdeen
25 July 2014: Star Insight: 'Messera'
15 July 2014: Enkelination: 'Tears Of Lust'
15 July 2014: Tarja: 'Left In The Dark'
10 July 2014: Pro-Pain: Metropol, Hengelo, Netherlands
3 July 2014: Heaven And Earth/M.ill.ion: O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
30 June 2014: Dead End Heroes: 'Roadkill'
17 June 2014: Tarja Turunen And Mike Terrana: 'Beauty And The Beat'
13 June 2014: Dan Reed Network/Peter Shoulder/The Amorettes: O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
10 June 2014: The Eagles: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
9 June 2014: Tanzwut: 'Eselsmesse'
4 June 2014: Arch Enemy: 'War Eternal'
4 June 2014: Crippled Black Phoenix/A Liquid Landscape: The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
27 May 2014: Eve's Fall: 'From Here On'
22 May 2014: Xandria: 'Sacrificium'
21 May 2014: Dames Of Darkness Festival, Robin 2, Bilston
21 May 2014: Sabaton: 'Heroes'
14 May 2014: Rick Wakeman: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
13 May 2014: Epica: O13, Tilburg, Netherlands
12 May 2014: Interview With Mark Jansen And Isaac Delahaye Of Epica About New Album 'The Quantum Enigma'
8 May 2014: Stream Of Passion/Autumn: De Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
1 May 2014: Romantic Rebel: 'Romantic Rebel'
25 April 2014: Stream Of Passion: Bibelot, Dordrecht, Netherlands
18 April 2014: Holy Shire: 'Midgard'
18 April 2014: Edguy: 'Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown'
18 April 2014: Within Temptation/Delain: O2 Academy, Glasgow
14 April 2014: Holy Mountain: 'Ancient Astronauts'
14 April 2014: Epica: 'The Quantum Enigma'
14 April 2014: Curved Air: The Jam House, Edinburgh
10 April 2014: Halestorm: ABC 1, Glasgow
4 April 2014: Stream Of Passion: 'A War Of Our Own'
31 March 2014: Blodwen: 'When Autumn Dies'
26 March 2014: Daughtry: ABC 1, Glasgow
14 March 2014: Interview With Marcela Bovio Of Stream Of Passion About The Forthcoming Release Of 'A War Of Our Own'
21 March 2014: Lacuna Coil: 'Broken Crown Halo'
16 March 2014: HDK: 'Serenades Of The Netherworld'
12 March 2014: Interview With Amanda Somerville And Sander Gommans About The Release Of HDK 'Serenades Of The Netherworld'
6 March 2014: Dark Sarah: 'Behind The Black Veil Episode 1'
4 March 2014: Gazpacho: 'Demon'
1 March 2014: Therion: 'Theli' Deluxe Edition
18 February 2014: Within Temptation: 'Hydra'
12 February 2014: Molly Hatchet: O2 Islington Academy, London
11 February 2014: Mayan: 'Antagonise'
3 February 2014: Fear Of Domination: 'Distorted Delusions'
31 January 2014: Butcher Babies: 'Goliath'
31 January 2014: Michael Katon: Backstage At The Green, Kinross
28 January 2014: Belladonna: 'Shooting Dice With God'
15 January 2014: Adrian Galysh: 'Tone Poet'
15 January 2014: Transatlantic: 'Kaleidoscope'
15 January 2014: Eldritch: 'Tasting The Tears'
15 January 2014: Nasty Little Lonely: 'Son Of The Flies' EP
9 January 2014: We All Die (Laughing): 'Thoughtscanning'
5 January 2014: Stream Of Passion: Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht
30 December 2013: Gogol Bordello: 02 Academy, Glasgow
28 November 2013: Crystal Viper: 'Possession'
28 November 2013: Eric Martin: Almere, Netherlands
27 November 2013: My Favourite Scar/Amanda Somerville's Trivium/Dead Man's Curse: Roermond, Netherlands
15 November 2013: Orchid: 'The Zodiac Sessions'
13 November 2013: Chastain: 'Surrender To No One'
12 November 2013: Darkhaus: 'My Only Shelter'
4 November 2013: Metal Female Voices Festival: Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium
31 October 2013: Anneke Van Giersbergen/Amanda Somerville's Trillium: Le Divan Du Monde, Paris
31 October 2013: Ayreon: 'The Theory Of Everything'
27 October 2013: Pro-Pain: 'The Final Revolution'
27 October 2013: Paradise Lost: 'Tragic Illusion 25'
27 October 2013: Volbeat/Iced Earth: O2 ABC, Glasgow
27 October 2013: Simon McBride: Bannerman's, Edinburgh
14 October 2013: Zoltar Speaks: 'Save As I Save'
7 October 2013: Kill For Eden: 'Living On Mars' EP
3 October 2013: Ted Nugent: 'Ultralive Ballisticrock'
3 October 2013: Roger Waters: Amsterdam Arena, Holland
30 September 2013: Stream Of Passion: P60, Amstelveen, Holland
23 September 2013: Revamp: 'Wild Card'
23 September 2013: Sorronia: 'Words Of Silence'
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