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“We live in dark times and hope is crushed; but cast aside despair people – we are men in tight costumes and we are ready to fight. We are The Darkness, and we bring you light.” That wasn’t the intro the band used tonight, but it should have been. Words …

Tonight Devin Townsend is back at the Roundhouse for the first time since his ‘Retinal Circus’ show in 2012. This time it’s latest album ‘Empath’ that’s the focus, arguably his most ambitious project to date. Words and Pictures: Trudi Knight The promotion states: “Devin has decided to see what would …

The momentum behind US rockers Halestorm has been building for some time and has finally reached arena headlining stage in Europe, with them topping a three band bill in big halls for the first time. Words: Ian Sutherland Pictures: Mark Holloway halestorm, Lzzy Hale and her bandmates are all for …

Having popped their Irish cherry guesting with Metallica last summer, Sweden’s Ghost make a swift return to the Emerald Isle with The Ultimate Tour Named Death. Words: Brian Boyle Pictures: Olga Kuzmenko Getting the nights hijinks underway was Sweden’s doomsters Tribulation. Being first on in a three band line up …

Marillion first played the Royal Albert Hall in 2017, appearing with a string quartet, another first. It was intimate and inspiring, and the DVD is essential viewing, perfectly replicating the sense of occasion and how to get the most out of this venue. Marillion – With Friends from the Orchestra …

Another night at the iconic London Kentish Town Forum and another sold out show that will go down in history as a moment of utter epicness. Periphery/Astronoid/Plini Words: Dany Jones Pictures: Aggie Anthimidou ASTRONOID Astronoid are a four-piece, blackgaze, post Metal commune of musical rebels from Massachussets, fronted by Brett …

It’s five years since StoneWire’s astonishingly good debut album, ‘When The Crow Flies’. Tonight’s launch for album two ‘Life As We Know It’ proved that every bit of the wait has been worth it. StoneWire/Dead Writers Words and pictures: Liz Medhurst The Kent-based hard Southern rockers never intended to leave …

As the lights go down and the chants of “DragonForce!” echo around a packed Kentish Town Forum it’s clear this is going to be a great night. With a new album bursting full of melodic, anthemic choruses, a giant dragon behind the drum kit and two huge arcade cabinets showing …

Monday November 4th will live long in the memory of the 1,300 punters who packed out Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. The world’s biggest opinion dividers Greta Van Fleet were in town and from outside the venue on Dame Street to the rammed stalls and upper circles you could sense a nervous …

It was one off the bucket list for Gypsy’s Kiss on Tuesday night as an evening of heat-crazed stage action was brought to a humbling conclusion when Dave Colwell, formerly of Bad Company, Samson and Adrian Smith’s solo project, ASAP, guested with David Smith’s reformed and revitalised band. The occasion …