Steve Vai / Connecticut is mesmerized by the maestro

Steve Vai - College Street Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut - 1 November 2022. In a packed venue, patrons were sitting, mesmerized by the maestro on the stage. Photo: @ shannonwilk_ @stevevaihimself

Bury Tomorrow and August Burns Red bring Metalcore goodness of the highest order to Norwich

Bury Tomorrow - August Burns Red - Novelists. The LCR, Norwich - 31 October 2022. Photo: @lawrence89_photography @augustburnsred @burytomorrow @novelists

Kiefer Sutherland / Straight-to-the-heart music and charm make it a night to remember

Kiefer Sutherland - Live at The 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire - 30 October 2022. His honest, straight-to-the-heart music and charm make it a night to remember. Photo: @rock_pixs Words: @kahmel_farahani @kiefersutherland @themarcford

Smashing Pumpkins / Toronto experiences the revolution and evolution of rock music

Smashing Pumpkins, Our Lady Peace, Poppy - Scotiabank Arena. 24 October 2022. A truly magnificent and majestic performance for the ages that I didn't see coming. @ smashingpumpkins Photo: @melaniewebsterphotography Words: @mathematicaljester

Cradle Of Filth get down and dirty in Bristol

Cradle Of Filth - Alcest - Naraka - The Marble Factory.Photo: @photos.bygeoo @cradleoffilth @alcestofficial @naraka.official

Papa Shango / Rock ‘n’ roll reinvented by brilliant and dangerous minds

Papa Shango – The Six Six Bar, Cambridge - 22 October 2022. Rock 'n' roll, reinvented by brilliant and dangerous minds... an edge just on the right side of risk. @papashangomusic @pmonkhouse1

Cats In Space show Reading an out-of-this-world experience

Live Review - Cats In Space - Matt Mitchell & the Coldhearts - SUB89 Reading - 26 October 2022. The intensity of the performance positively sparkled with stardust. Photo: @rock_pixs @cats_in_space_rock_band @mmitchellmusic @liz_medhurst

Deep Purple and Blue Öyster Cult make dreams come true in Glasgow

Blue Öyster Cult - The OVO Hydro, Glasgow - 22 October 2022. This meeting of rock behemoths in the UK would have been a bill that had audiences going crazy back in the seventies and eighties. Photo: @ya_cheng_photography @deeppurple_official @blue.oyster.cult_

Billy Idol / One of the most life-affirming shows on earth

Billy Idol - OVO Arena, Wembley 19 October 2022. One of the greatest and most life-affirming shows on earth. This truly is rock ‘n’ roll. @billyidol

Corey Taylor / A man of many talents and genres, mask or no mask

The London Palladium is hosting a rather special solo show. It's not hard to see why. This is the first international show for CMFT, Corey Taylor's solo project

Accept, Toronto / A unique situation turned into something cool

Gig review. Accept - Too Mean To Die - Phoenix Concert Hall, Toronto - 16 October 2022. No Mark Tornillo, but this unique situation turned into something cool. @acceptworldwide Words and Photo: @taylorcamphotos

King Buffalo and Atsuko Chiba perfect a psychedelic journey of the mind and soul in Toronto

King Buffalo - Atsuko Chiba - Velvet Underground, Toronto - 13 October 2022. What an absolutely special night with special people and special bands. @atsukochiba @kingbuffaloband @melaniewebsterphotography @mathematicaljester

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

Monster Truck / Rock n’ roll is dead? Don’t even get me started

Gig review - Monster Truck - Those Damn Crows - Islington Assembly Hall. A great show but also a phenomenal lineup. Rock n' roll is dead? Don't get me started. @ilovemonstertruck @thosedamncrows Words: @monty_sewell Photo: @robert_sutton_photography

Alice In Chains celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dirt in Bristow

Alice In Chains first tour in three years rolled into the Washington DC suburbs for a mid-week show of their powerful music that reminded everyone of just what they had been missing. @aliceinchains Photography: @oddrocker88

For All Kings – The crown of Thrash Metal sits with Anthrax

Anthrax, Municipal Waste, Sworn Enemy - O2 Academy, Bristol. 6 October 2022.Anthrax still excite most in the live setting. The crown of Thrash Metal sits with them.Words: @hutchie224 Photography: @photos.bygeoo @anthrax @scottianthrax @municipalwaste @swornenemynyc

Parkway Drive, While She Sleeps and Lorna Shore lead the defence of Metal in Cardiff

LIVE REPORT. Parkway Drive, While She Sleeps, Lorna Shore. Lorna Shore. Cardiff International Arena, 3 October 2022. @parkwaydriveofficial @whileshesleeps @lornashore Photo: @photos.bygeoo Words: @hutchie224
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