Andy Shaw

WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER
Andy has been going to gigs for more than 40 years and has a passion for rock music, especially of the extreme variety. He has been shooting and reviewing gigs for a while with MetalTalk, mainly around our beautiful Second City. Andy brings the passion and joy live music gives him via his reporting for MetalTalk.


Andy also has a weekly Extreme Metal Radio show across a number of platforms and a podcast, which exclusively features underground bands and brand-new music. He can also be seen by the side of a football pitch, photographing wherever the mighty Birmingham City travel.

Rivers Of Nihil and Fallujah lead a night of stunning Death Metal in Birmingham

Rivers Of Nihil - Fallujah - Allegaeon - Inferi - Harbinger - Asylum, Birmingham - 30 November 2022. A brilliant night of stunning Death Metal in all its forms. Words and Photography: @andyshaw16 @riversofnihil @fallujahsf @allegaeonofficial @inferi_official @harbingerriffs @theasylumvenue

After The Burial and Suicide Silence show Birmingham an energetic night

After The Burial - Suicide Silence. The Mill, Birmingham. 11 November 2022. Words and Photography: @andyshaw16 @aftertheburial @suicidesilence

Crowbar – Sacred Reich – Sepultura – A legendary evening of Heavy Metal at KK’s Steel Mill

An evening of legends playing different types of Heavy Metal at KK's Steel Mill saw Crowbar with their take on Sludge Metal, some good old Thrash Metal from Sacred Reich and, of course, the heavy vibe of Sepultura. Photo: @andyshaw16 @sepultura @sacredreichofficial @crowbarmusic @kkssteelmill @k.k.downingsteelmill

Despised Icon and Decapitated lead a five-band Death Metal extravaganza in Birmingham

Viscera - Distant - Oceano - Despised Icon - Decapitated - The Mill, Birmingham - 3 November 2022. A wonderful night of Death Metal at its rawest and finest. Photo: @andyshaw16 @visceraofficial @distantofficial @oceanometal @despisedicon @decapitatedband

H.E.A.T, Mason Hill and Collateral delight KK’s Steel Mill

Another unforgettable evening beckoned at the fantastic KK's Steel Mill, with three brilliant bands in H.E.A.T, Mason Hill and Collateral, gracing the stage. @heatsweden @masonhillofficial @collateralrocks Photography: @andyshaw16 KK's Steel Mill - 15 October 2022

Godsmack delight Birmingham with an emotional and supercharged set

Godsmack - The Raven Age - Gig review - O2 Academy, Birmingham - 12 October 2022. It's been a long time, Birmingham. Glad we are back in your part of the world." Words and photography: @andyshaw16 @godsmack @theravenage

Battle Beast and Future Palace delight KK’s Steel Mill

KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton played host to an evening of European rock with Future Palace, a Berlin post-hardcore trio and Finnish Metallers Battle Beast. Photo: @andyshaw16 @battlebeastband @futurepalaceofficial

Andy Shaw

WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER
Andy has been going to gigs for more than 40 years and has a passion for rock music, especially of the extreme variety. He has been shooting and reviewing gigs for a while with MetalTalk, mainly around our beautiful Second City. Andy brings the passion and joy live music gives him via his reporting for MetalTalk.


Andy also has a weekly Extreme Metal Radio show across a number of platforms and a podcast, which exclusively features underground bands and brand-new music. He can also be seen by the side of a football pitch, photographing wherever the mighty Birmingham City travel.

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