Posted Dec. 8, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Cult Of Luna + A.A. Williams and Brutus Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland Cult Of Luna’s power lies in their ability to build layers of sound and with it, layers of emotion. Their live show has long been held in high regard for its stunning light effects, the huge walls of sound that ... read more
Posted Nov. 10, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
Conjurer + Earth Moves and Armed For Apocalypse KIFF, Aarau, Switzerland Conjurer's rise has been one that seems particularly fast with the band making huge strides in only three years of existence. However, it’s been as much a case of working hard as being in the right place, at the ... read more
Posted Oct. 13, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
Sunn O))) with Caspar Brötzmann, 09/10/2019 Kaserne, Basel CH On this cold, somewhat rainy evening in Basel, the expectations for what will come are high. Sunn O))) are riding the waves of Life Metal, released earlier this year to great acclaim and a partner to the still to come Pyroclasts, and this evening feels like ... read more
Posted Oct. 1, 2019, 5:49 a.m.
It’s not often that a great band swings by the small town of Olten, Switzerland, and so to have two bands that fit that bill come along to this riverside town is something of a pleasant surprise. Heading to Europe for the first time is Brooklyn’s Sanhedrin and Phoenix’s Spirit ... read more
Posted Nov. 11, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
The cold evening here in Pratteln is a world away from the kind of weather Portugal’s Sinistro are used to. However, the band bring plenty of heat to their opening slot and despite seemingly missing a member, they still intrigue many here tonight. The addition of Patrícia Andrade on 2016s ... read more
Posted Oct. 27, 2017, 6:38 a.m.
Tonight’s show at Pratteln’s Z7 venue was almost in dire straits with Alcest’s tour bus breaking down two hours away and the band needing to head over in a taxi minus most of their required equipment. Using the venue’s own backline isn’t the greatest of starts for the French post-black ... read more
Posted Oct. 28, 2016, 5:48 a.m.
Katatonia @ Shepherd's Bush Empire w/ VOLA, Agent Fresco Emotion is the name of the game tonight, with Sweden’s Katatonia bringing their resonant doom to the London masses not once, but twice in one evening – they’ll start with a complete run through of 2006s The Great Cold Distance, and finish ... read more
Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 5:26 a.m.
Paradise Lost w/Tribulation and Lucifer October 4th @ KOKO, London Hype surrounding a band is either indicative of said band being incredibly talented and worth your time, or, on the flipside, a band that has had all the right people push them but they may not be as interesting as ... read more
Posted Sept. 8, 2013, 3:25 p.m.
Caïna, Hordes, Barshasketh The Unicorn London, UK September 6 2013 We've been talking a lot about the rebirth of Caïna of late and we'll soon have a review of the new record, Litanies Of Abjection, as well as an interview with the man behind the project, Andrew Curtis-Brignell. With the excitement ... read more
Posted Jan. 29, 2013, 7:50 a.m.
The tiny Black Heart in Camden holds court to an evening of droned out sludge, traditional heavy doom, and more English black metal than you can shake a stick at tonight. Despite the snow and ice and downright awful weather, the turn out is solid and the promise of a ... read more
Posted Jan. 9, 2013, 12:17 a.m.
The Unicorn is suffering from a severe lack of air con tonight, the tension in the air made all the palpable by the insane levels of heat and the anticipation for the very first UK performance by French black metal quintet The Great Old Ones. First though, are London based grind/tech/what ... read more
Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 8:39 p.m.
The view that Scene Point Blank has been afforded for tonight’s performance is beautiful, and the sea of heads below on the floor is all the more astonishing seen from the balcony area of the iconic Kentish Town Forum in London. Neurosis make a much welcomed and desperately sensual appearance ... read more
Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 7:36 a.m.
Last Thursday, The Purple Turtle in London's infamous Camden held what is likely to be the most fun headlining show I've seen this year. Cannabis Corpse, fresh off the back of the resoundingly well received Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise, (released earlier this year and reviewed by us here), played ... read more
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