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Screen shot from Papa Roach INFEST IN-Studio

We may be going through ‘restrictive’ times for live music shows but this doesn’t stop artists from getting digitally creative through the introduction of live streaming events. And it certainly didn’t stop Papa Roach from going ahead with their planned celebrations for the 20 year anniversary of ‘Infest’. Words: Aggie …
Ben Poole at The Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth

The storms may have died down over Britain but Legends of Rock, aka Yarmageddon number nine threatened to upend all the caravans in the park. Words: Sara Harding and Liz Medhurst Photos: Sally Newhouse We had majestic Metal with Les Binks’ Priesthood, sheer class with The Kris Barras Band, a …
Testament on stage at The O2 Forum, Kentish Town

When Bay Area’s thrash metal finest announced their European tour, London responded with a sold out show. The three thrash metal legends led a 25 dates strong tour* in a move to “bring Bay Area Thrash Metal across the world” as Testament vocalist Chuck Billy said. Words and Photos: Aggie Anthimidou …
Phil X at The Underworld, Camden. 6 March 2020

Opening up the night’s proceedings to a large crowd are rapidly rising stars Collateral. The young British band are on something of a hot streak now with their debut album is in the top 5 in the UK’s rock album charts. Words: Kahmel Farahani Photos: Tim Russell The four piece …
Blaze Bayley on stage at Burr Fest 2020

Now in it’s fourth year, Burr Fest returned to The Dome in Tufnell Park for a packed night celebrating the best of NWOBHM and all for a great charity cause. The event was sold out, with old-school metalheads having come far and wide to enjoy what often feels like an extended …
Papa Roach. Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki Greece

Having toured the UK and festivals last year, Papa Roach return to Europe a year after the album’s “Who Do You Trust?” release. With sold out shows in most cities the band is having a big moment. The tour includes new territories such as Greece; a country never previously included …
Heavy Metal band Anvil, Bannermans, Edinburgh

There are some Metal shows that you go to where the people up on stage have carefully crafted their image, their sound, their on stage moves to create something they want to present to the world. Then there’s an Anvil show. Just three guys delighted to be on a stage …
The Goo Goo Dolls at The Roundhouse, Camden

The term ‘cult band’ is a funny one. Whilst some can be niche in their appeal, others have hugely impressive material that should bring them massive success globally. Words: Paul Monkhouse Photos: Steve Ritchie It could be argued that the Goo Goo Dolls fall into the latter category, absolutely huge in …
Dream Theatre - Hammersmith Apollo - February 2020

Tonight the line of fans snakes its way around the fabled Hammersmith Apollo as Dream Theater begin their first night of a two day run of shows on their ‘Distance Over Time’ tour. Words: Kahmel Farahani As the lights go down inside, Dream Theater kick off their set with the …

In what is now almost becoming an annual event, Steel Panther returned to Dublin on their Heavy Metal Rules Tour and just as they did back in 2018, they’ve brought along Wayward Sons to moisten up the crowd. Steel Panther /Wayward Sons Words: Brian Boyle, Photos: Dan Butler The last time …