Of Mice & Men – O2 Academy, Bristol – LIVE REVIEW

For years Of Mice & Men have fought a tough battle just to write and play music. Now armed with a new album and the future theirs for their taking, they took off on a UK tour stopping at Bristol’s O2 Academy. Many will tell you that the New York Hardcore scene was a phenomenon exclusive to the 1980s and 90s. They’re wrong. Born out of Queens, New York, Sylar are carrying the torch for rap based metal and are[…]

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Cradle of Filth – O2 Academy, Oxford – LIVE REVIEW

Formed in Suffolk in 1991, Cradle of Filth have explored and conquered the varied realms of metal. Last year, their 26th as a band, they hit home ground once again stopping off at Oxford’s O2 Academy in support of new album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.   From its album artwork to its lyrical themes, Cryptoriana heavily emanates the Victorian era’s obsession with gothic horror – an enchantment the band have long shared. That passion is incredibly evident in[…]

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Handmade Festival – Leicester – 28/04/2017 – 30/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

From finding infamous monarchs underneath car parks to winning the Premier League, the city of Leicester has proved itself to be full of surprises. But in April it scored the hat trick with the most representative music and arts festival the UK has seen all year. Handmade Festival 2017. Over the past few years the nation has begun to appreciate what nearly 40,000 university students have known for quite some time. That Leicester is a truly remarkable city, the heart[…]

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