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Clutch (w/ Lionize and Valient Thorr) @ The Roundhouse (London, UK) on December 15, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Jan 06, 2017
Clutch, as usual, forgo any gimmicks to treat rock fans to another night of massive sounding rock riffs to sign off what has been a shitty year for music fans. Read our review of their London show here...
Headstones @ The Phoenix (Toronto, Canada) on December 15, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Matt Groopie on Jan 03, 2017
It might be a rare sight these days but as the Headstones showed in Toronto just before Christmas, the real rock and roll attitude is still alive and fighting. Read our live review here...
Saxon (w/ Fastaway, Girlschool) @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (London, UK) on November 5, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Adrian Peel on Nov 29, 2016
Denim, leather, plenty of fitting tributes to Lemmy and a career-spanning set from NWOBHM legends Saxon. The Motorhead frontman would have been proud looking down tonight.
Ulcerate @ Yucca Tap Room (Tempe, AZ) on November 10, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Nov 19, 2016
How awesome was it when New Zealand’s Ulcerate visited the desert planet of Arizona for the very first time touring in support of their latest offering, Shrines of Paralysis? Pretty fucking awesome, mate!
The Lounge Kittens @ The 100 Club (London, UK) on October 27, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Nov 15, 2016
Recently The Lounge Kittens headed out on their biggest headline tour to date and our reviewer caught up with the band at a fairly intimate gig in London. Read the review here...
Sully Erna @ Parker Playhouse (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) on October 28, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Christopher Zambello on Nov 01, 2016
Throughout the night, Sully Erna's songs will take you on an emotional journey soliciting a wide array of emotions.
Gojira @ The Palladium (Worcester, MA) on October 22, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Nathan Katsiaficas on Oct 27, 2016
French metallers Gojira just wrapped up what was likely the LOUDEST metal tour you could've seen this fall, the Magma tour, which saw the band criss-crossing North America with support act Tesseract.
Massive (w/ Black Aces, Tequila Mockingbyrd) @ Rock City Basement (Nottingham, UK) on October 3, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on Oct 18, 2016
Aussie wrecking crew Massive returned to the UK for a short tour recently and PureGrainAudio joined the party on the opening night in Nottingham. Read our review and check out some great photos here...
Numenorean @ The Garrison (Toronto, ON) on September 10, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Michael Chirico on Sep 29, 2016
Numenorean played a show like there was forty thousand people in attendance with little to no incentive.
Rotting Christ (w/ Carach Angren, Necronomicon, Ashes of the Dead ) at Joe's Grotto (Phoenix, AZ) on September 22, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Sep 26, 2016
Rotting Christ’s encore, "Non Serviam", was the exclamation point ensuring that nothing was left on the battlefield. Not only did they play with the fervor of a band just getting their first chance on the big stage, they were super-appreciative of th…
SWMRS (w/ Dead!, Brawlers) at Bodega (Nottingham, UK) on September 5, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on Sep 20, 2016
Fresh from their recent festival appearances, our photographer checked out SWMRS in the more intimate confines of Bogeda in Nottingham to bring back this review and photos.
Heart (w/ Joan Jett, Cheap Trick) @ The Forum (Los Angeles, USA) on August 23, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Sep 05, 2016
Joining forces for a stop-off in Los Angeles, Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett treated fans at the Forum to a real, raucous rock n' roll show. Read our review inside...
Bloodstock Open Air @ Catton Hall (Derbyshire, UK) on August 12-14, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Simon Douglass on Aug 31, 2016
Bloodstock returned in August with some new bands, some old favourites and three massive headliners. Simon Douglass joined the masses for the metal weekend of the year. Read his review inside...
Brutal Assault Festival (Day 4) @ Fortress Josefov (Jaroměř, Czech Republic) on August 13, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Aug 24, 2016
Check out our show review and Day 4 coverage of 2016's Brutal Assault Festival hosted at Fortress Josefov in Jaroměř, Czech Republic on August 13, 2016.
Bastille (Osheaga) @ Parc Jean-Drapeau (Montreal, QC) on July 30, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Jessica Lam on Aug 22, 2016
Bastille put on an unbelievably wild performance this past weekend at Osheaga.
Brutal Assault Festival (Day 3) @ Fortress Josefov (Jaroměř, Czech Republic) on August 12, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Aug 22, 2016
Check out our show review and Day 3 coverage of 2016's Brutal Assault Festival hosted at Fortress Josefov in Jaroměř, Czech Republic on August 12, 2016.
Brutal Assault Festival (Day 2) @ Fortress Josefov (Jaroměř, Czech Republic) on August 11, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Aug 21, 2016
Check out our show review and Day 2 coverage of 2016's Brutal Assault Festival hosted at Fortress Josefov in Jaroměř, Czech Republic on August 11, 2016.
Brutal Assault Festival (Day 1) @ Fortress Josefov (Jaroměř, Czech Republic) on August 10, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Aug 16, 2016
Check out our show review and Day 1 coverage of 2016's Brutal Assault Festival hosted at Fortress Josefov in Jaroměř, Czech Republic on August 10, 2016.
The Strumbrellas (Osheaga) @ Parc Jean-Drapeau (Montreal, QC) on July 31, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Jessica Lam on Aug 03, 2016
The Strumbellas killed every song they performed.
letlive. @ Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA) on July 5, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Nathan Katsiaficas on Jul 07, 2016
On July 5th at Boston's Brighton Music Hall, we caught up with letlive. who are blazing their way across North America in support of their new Epitaph Records release, If I'm The Devil....
Download Festival (w/ Iron Maiden, Nightwish, The Dirty Youth) @ Donington Park (Leicestershire, UK) on June 12, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Jun 19, 2016
Day three of Download Festival and, despite no let up in the rain, 80,000 weary rock fans were in high spirits for a day of great rock and metal from the likes of Halestorm, Shinedown, Amon Amarth and main stage headliners Iron Maiden. Read our revie…
Download Festival (w/ Black Sabbath, Deftones, Sixx A.M. and more) @ Donington Park (Leicestershire, UK) on June 11, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Jun 19, 2016
Day two of Download saw Juliette And The Licks, Beartooth, Sixx A.M, Megadeth and more warm up the crowd for the main attraction. Black 'Fucking' Sabbath. Read our review here...
Download Festival (w/ Rammstein, Killswitch Engage, BabyMetal) @ Donington Park (Leicestershire, UK) on June 10, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Jun 19, 2016
The heavens may have opened on day one of Download Festival but Rammstein, Raging Speedhorn, Korn, The Wildhearts and more made sure that rock won over! Read our review of day one here...
To-Ne Sushi and Nothing (w/ Wrong, Culture Abuse, Dead Tired @ Lee’s Palace Toronto, Canada on June 7, 2016 [Food & Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Danny P. on Jun 17, 2016
The night started with, of course, filling our bellies, and our choice of arena of which to do so was at To-Ne sushi. After that, we were pummeled with some damn fine heavy music courtesy of Nothing, Wrong, Culture Abuse and Dead Tired.
Taake (w/ Wolvhammer, Gatecreeper, Sovereign) @ Club Red (Mesa, AZ) on June 9, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Jun 13, 2016
After waiting for what seemed like an eternity for Taake to put on their corpse paint, after the sans corpse paint sound check, they kicked off with "Nordbundet". It was like a fucking hydrogen bomb blast hit Club Red!
Alabama Shakes @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (Burnaby, BC) on May 28, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Danica Bansie on Jun 05, 2016
Alabama Shakes play the kind of of gospel-infused boogie rock that you feel throughout your body. Check out our coverage of their recent performance at Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park on May 28th.
Kurt Vile and the Violators @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (Burnaby, BC) on May 28, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Danica Bansie on Jun 01, 2016
Kurt Vile and the Violators opened for Alabama Shakes at Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park this past Saturday. The outdoor locale was a perfect setting for an awesomely-chilled show.
Mortiis @ Ruby Lounge (Manchester, UK) on May 25, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: John Gilleese on May 27, 2016
Mortiis returns to the UK in support of his new album so we sent our photographer along to catch him in action. Read the review and check out our photos here...
Saosin @ Islington Academy (London, UK) on April 30, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on May 24, 2016
Saosin stopped off in London recently to play a show at the Islington Academy so we sent Olivia Johnston along who brought back this review and awesome photos.
The County General and Baroness (w/ Mutoid Man) @ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario) on May 3, 2016 [Food & Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Danny P. on May 12, 2016
Fried Chicken and Baroness (w/ Mutoid Man)! Check out our inaugural Food and Show Review article thanks to chef Danny P.!