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  LIVE GIG REVIEWS

Here's our live gig reviews since June last year.

We've done literally hundreds since we started in 2008 so if you are looking for something before June 2016, try the search box at the top of this page.

 
ghost GHOST GIVE GLASGOW A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE MASKS

winters end WHEN HULL MET HEAVEN - A WHOLLY HOLY CELEBRATION OF THE JEAN GENIUS OF BOWIE
Andy Rawll

ross the boss ROSS THE BOSS BAND HAIL ENGLAND AND SOUND THE CHARGE

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massive wagons GLASGOW LOVES THUNDER AND CATS IN SPACE MORE THAN ROCK'N'ROLL

tragedy DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT PRODUCE BREATHTAKING DISPLAY AT HAMMERSMITH
Robert Adams

tragedy METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, TRAGEDY, BRING THEIR 'HOW DEEP IS YOUR MUM' TOUR TO EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland

black star riders SCHOOL'S IN AND IT'S AN A-PLUS AT THE CHISWICK INVASION
Sara Harding

black star riders BLACK STAR RIDERS BOMBARD DUBLIN WITH A SCINTILLATING MASTERCLASS
Brian Boyle

guns n roses GUNS N' ROSES TURN BANGKOK INTO PARADISE CITY WITH PHENOMENAL SHOW
Mark Taylor

steel panther STEEL PANTHER - CLAWS OUT AND ACOUSTIC AT THE CROBAR
Philip Welford

anthrax KOSSOFF - THE BAND PLAYS ON WHIP UP A STORM IN PUTNEY
Steve Göldby

anthrax "THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!" SAYS PAOLO GREGOLETTO AS TRIVIUM BLITZ THE ROUNDHOUSE

anthrax ANTHRAX LAY DOWN THE LAW AT GLASGOW'S BARROWLANDS BALLROOM
Johnny Main

echelon THERE'S NOTHING ELSE LIKE 70000 TONS OF METAL. Ian Sutherland

tesla TESLA STILL COMIN' ATCHA LIVE EVERY NIGHT
Jeff Kunze

skunk anansie RATT SAGA ENDS WITH NEW BEGINNING IN MINNESOTA
Jeff Kunze

tesla TYKETTO ROCK THE ROBIN WITH A FOREVER YOUNG VIGOUR
Chris Nelson

black sabbath BLACK SABBATH PROVIDE AN ELECTRIFYING FUNERAL IN BIRMINGHAM
Mark Taylor

echelon EVIL SCARECROW LEAVE ECSTATIC CROWD BEHIND IN GLASGOW Johnny Main

dirkschneider NAMM WEEK DELIVERS WORLD CLASS METAL EVERY NIGHT

glenn hughes DEBORAH BONHAM SWEEPS AWAY THE BLUES IN STYLE
Liz Medhurst

kreator STARS OUT IN FORCE FOR INAUGURAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTIONS

ian sutherland STATUS QUO ROCKIN' ALL OVER GLASGOW'S HYDRA IN PRE-CHRISTMAS ELECTRIC SHOW
Johnny Main

ian sutherland BRIGHTEST LIGHT FOUND IN AMSTERDAM WITH THE GENTLE STORM AND CELLAR DARLING
Ian Sutherland

bullet for my valentine BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE IGNITE BRIXTON ACADEMY
Luke Milne

the treatment GLASGOW LOVES THE TREATMENT AND THE TREATMENT LOVE GLASGOW
Johnny Main

kieran robertson LORDS OF BLACK GIVE A MERCILESS DEBUT SCOTTISH PERFORMANCE
Johnny Main

moonspell MOONSPELL BRING FULL MOON MADNESS TO THE UNDERWORLD
Steve Göldby

magnum SOLDIER DOWN, BUT MAGNUM BATTLE ON AND REIGN SUPREME IN DUBLIN
Brian Boyle

ensiferum ENSIFERUM BEAR SWORDS TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE IN LONDON
Steve Göldby

marillion MARILLION: CHALLENGING AND ENGAGING AND STILL WITH AN EDGE
Liz Medhurst

tyr KING OF THE HALL
Andy Rawll

tyr TÝR SEE OFF THEIR DETRACTORS AS UNLEASH THE ARCHERS MAKE LONDON DEBUT OF THE YEAR

last in line LAST IN LINE DRIVE IT STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART ON DREAM BILLING WITH INGLORIOUS
Liz Medhurst

airbourne AIRBOURNE LIVE IT UP IN A SELL OUT GLASGOW SHOW
Johnny Main

titanfest TITANFEST WINS ITS PLACE AS THE BEST BRITISH INDOOR METAL FESTIVAL

pamela des barres PAMELA DES BARRES REVEALS ALL AT THE ISLINGTON
Sara Harding

3 doors down THE SENSATIONAL POP EVIL SHINE BRIGHT IN HAMMERSMITH IN NOSTALGIC TRIP WITH 3 DOORS DOWN
Luke 'Loki' Milne

beth hart FIRE ON THE FLOOR IN GLASGOW AS BETH HART GIVES A RED HOT PERFORMANCE
Ian Sutherland

delain DELAIN BATHE IN THE MANCHESTER MOONLIGHT
Ronnie Soo

stonewire MetalTalk AND THE BASTARDS GET STONEWIRED AT THE BIG RED
Sara Harding

mick ralphs SUCCESS FOR WISHBONE ASH FOUNDER MARTIN TURNER IS WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Ian Sutherland

mick ralphs PAUL GILBERT BIGS IT UP AT THE GARAGE
Andy Rawll

mick ralphs KEE MARCELLO SHINES IN THE RAYNES
Andy Rawll

mick ralphs SAXON, FASTWAY AND GIRLSCHOOL GIVE SHEPHERDS BUSH A BATTERING
Mark Taylor

diamond head DIAMOND HEAD GOING STRONG ACROSS THE USA
Tony Conley

yandt Y&T TAKE YOU TO THE LIMIT IN GLASGOW WHILE PRAYING MANTIS CRANK IT UP TO THE POWER OF TEN
Johnny Main

mick ralphs ZOMBIE OUTBREAK IN LONDON!
Luke 'Loki' Milne

vader STREAM OF PASSION GO OUT ON A HIGH AT THEIR LAST EVER UK SHOW
Ian Sutherland

lounge kittens THE LOUNGE KITTENS LEAVE THE BODIES ON THE FLOOR IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland

jack bruce CREAM RISES TO THE TOP AS STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO JACK BRUCE

nickelback CANADIAN THUNDER ON THE GLASGOW TUNDRA FROM NICKELBACK AND MONSTER TRUCK
Ian Sutherland

anvil ANVIL KEEP PUTTING METAL ON METAL AS THEIR STORY CONTINUES IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland

banish the posers BANGLADESH METALLERS BANISH THE POSERS
Farhan Muhtasim

barb wire dolls BARB WIRE DOLLS TOP A SURREAL BILL AT FIRST EVER GLASGOW SHOW
Johnny Main

black aces AUSSIE WRECKING CREW LOVING LIFE ON THE ROAD IN EUROPE
Sara Harding

black aces DIAMOND HEAD LEAVE EDINBURGH AUDIENCE HELPLESS IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Ian Sutherland

syteria SYTERIA PROVE THEY'RE NO SHEEPLE AS THEY HIT THE PAISLEY STAGE
Johnny Main

bernie marsden AMORETTES STEAL LOVE ZOMBIES' THUNDER
Ian Sutherland

cats in space CATS IN SPACE AND SPACE ELEVATOR REALLY ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD
Johnny Main

metal talk total rock NIGHT RANGER SING ROCKTEMBER AWAY
Jeff Kunze

simple plan SIMPLE PLAN GO SINGING IN THE BANGKOK RAIN
Mark Taylor

mitch malloy IT'S THE RIGHT TIME FOR MITCH MALLOY TO LEAVE HIS VAN HALEN SHADOW BEHIND IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland

iron maiden STATUS QUO SET THE UNION CHAPEL, ISLINGTON ABLAZE AND THAT'S A FACT

city rock URIAH HEEP AND QUEENSRŸCHE GET EVERYONE SINGING IN THE RAIN IN THE NETHERLANDS. Ian Sutherland

giraffe tongue norchestra GLENN HUGHES AND HIS BAND TO DIE FOR KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE
Tony Conley

giraffe tongue norchestra ORCHESTRAL MANOUEVRES IN THE DARK STARRING ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON AND THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. Sara Harding

heart HEART, JOAN JETT AND CHEAP TRICK KICK IT OUT IN DALLAS THREE FOR ALL. Liz Medhurst

diamond head DIAMOND HEAD BRING LIGHTNING TO BILSTON. John Inglis

blackfoot TWISTED SISTER COME OUT AND PLAY TO BLOODSTOCKS LARGEST EVER AUDIENCE. Mark Taylor

atomic rooster ATOMIC ROOSTER BREAK THE ICE AT CAMBRIDGE ROCK, Danny Mattin

dictators nyc DICTATORS NYC PROVE THAT FORTY YEARS ON THEY'RE STILL THE NEXT BIG THING. Ian Sutherland

kentucky headhunters THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS SHOW GLASGOW THAT AT LONG LAST IT'S CHITLIN' TIME. Ian Sutherland

warren haynes WARREN HAYNES TURNS EDINBURGH INTO ASHES AND DUST. Ian Sutherland

nazareth NAZARETH SCORE A WINNER AT CHELSEA'S UNDER THE BRIDGE. Mark Taylor
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joe bonamassa JOE BONAMASSA MAKES WORLDS COLLIDE IN GREENWICH WHERE IT WAS TIME FOR A SPECTACULAR EXPLOSION OF BLUES. Liz Medhurst

heart HEART KICK IT OUT FOR THE CROWD IN GLASGOW AND SHOW THEM NO QUARTER. Ian Sutherland

wildfire festival WET WEATHER AT WISTON MUST MEAN THE LAST DAY OF WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2016. Johnny Main

wildfire festival SATURDAY AT WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ROCKS IN GLORIOUS (CAIRO) SUNSHINE AND MASSIVE SOUNDS. Johnny Main

wildfire festival WILDFIRE'S HORRORFLY STAGE DELIVERS HEAVY WITH A CAPITAL H. Johnny Main

wildfire festival FLAMES ARE FANNED ON WILDFIRE FESTIVAL FRIDAY AS ROCKY ROAD LEADS TO TRIUMPHANT OPENING DAY. Johnny Main

rage ALICE COOPER SEEMS LIKE HE'S EIGHTEEN AGAIN WHILE RICK WAKEMAN PUTS ON A WIZARD OF A PERFORMANCE AT STONE FREE


la guns LA GUNS STUN LONDON WITH COCKED, ROCKED AND LOADED DISPLAY OF FIREPOWER
Andy Rawll

hrh THIS IS ROCK'N'ROLL AS THE QUIREBOYS CLOSE DAY ONE OF HARD ROCK HELL AOR
Johnny Main

legends of rock BANDS, BOOZE, BANTER AND BEDLAM AT GREAT YARMOUTH
Liz Medhurst and Sara Harding

massive wagons X JAPAN PRODUCE AN ORIENTAL RHAPSODY OF SIGHT AND SOUND AT WEMBLEY
Andy Rawll

massive wagons MASON HILL AND MASSIVE WAGONS GIG WILL LAST IN YOUR MEMORY
Johnny Main

winters end BETTER LIVING WITHOUT CHEMISTRY – HUGHES KEEPS ON MOVING
Andy Rawll

winters end WINTER ENDS WHERE THE ROCK BEGINS
Liz Medhurst

joe satriani JOE SATRIANI SENDS SHOCKWAVES THROUGH BANGKOK WITH MESMERISING SKILL
Mark Taylor

kaleb mccane WILSON AND WAKEMAN WOW US WITH FABLES, FACTS, FICTION AND PHONICS
Sara Harding

echelon JEFF SCOTT SOTO IS STILL LIVIN' THE LIFE AS HE HITS EDINBURGH WITH CLASSY BRITS BIGFOOT IN TOW
Ian Sutherland

echelon JOURNEY LIGHT UP THE STAR IN THE SKY OF SINGAPORE
Mark Taylor

echelon MARCO MENDOZA HAS GLASGOW HARD ROCK CAFE AUDIENCE IN HIS POCKET. Johnny Main

kaleb mccane KALEB McCANE BRINGS A FULL MOON TO THE HALF MOON
Sara Harding

tesla TESLA STILL COMIN' ATCHA LIVE EVERY NIGHT
Jeff Kunze

avenged sevenfold AVENGED SEVENFOLD TAKE 'THE STAGE' TO... WELL... THE STAGE!
Luke Milne

dirkschneider UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER SHOWS HIS METAL HEART TO CALIFORNIA

glenn hughes LONDON RESONATES WITH HIPPY LOVE AND HARD ROCK IN FLAWLESS GLENN HUGHES PERFORMANCE
Liz Medhurst

rick parfitt SABATON AND ACCEPT BANISH THE JANUARY BLUES IN DUBLIN WITH BARBARIC METAL ASSAULT
Brian Boyle

echelon STEVE ROTHERY TAKES A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Johnny Main

rick parfitt JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO PAY SUPERB TRIBUTES TO RICK PARFITT AT EMOTIONAL PUTNEY EVENING

geoff tate GEOFF TATE BUILDS A BRIDGE WITH FANS IN INTIMATE GLASGOW SHOW
Johnny Main

bullet for my valentine BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE IGNITE BRIXTON ACADEMY
Luke Milne

clutch CLUTCH'S NEIL FALLON REVVED UP AND ROCKED THE ROUNDHOUSE
Sara Harding

kieran robertson KIERAN ROBERTSON KICKSTARTS HEARTS IN HOMETOWN EVENT
Johnny Main

black stone cherry AN EVENING WITH BLACK STONE CHERRY LIKE NO OTHER
Mark Taylor

whiskey myers WHISKEY MYERS BRING GRITTY TEXAS AUTHENTICITY TO GLASGOW
Ian Sutherland

dani filth ICED EARTH REACH BOILING POINT AND DELIVER A BURNING TIME AT ELECTRIC
Steve Göldby

avatar AVATAR ARE ALL FEATHERS AND FLESH IN AMAZING FREAKSHOW IN GLASGOW
Ian Sutherland

tyr METALWORKS PRODUCE A CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT THE LOUNGE
Steve Göldby

tyr THE WARTOUR HITS THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS WITH MAXIMUM CARNAGE
Jools Green

tyr THERAPY? AND A VIRGINMARY BLESS THE UNION CHAPEL WITH HEAVENLY SET
Philip Welford

alter bridge LONG MAY ALTER BRIDGE REIGN AND REMAIN
Andy Rawll

opeth SORCERY ABOUNDS AS OPETH PROVIDE DELIVERANCE AT WEMBLEY
Liz Medhurst

hard rock hell HARD ROCK HELL IS COLOURED GINGER BY A GEORDIE IN WONDERLAND
Johnny Main

dead daisies DEAD DAISIES MAKE SOME NOISE IN GLASGOW WHILE THE ANSWER ARE SPECTACULAR
Johnny Main

unzucht UNZUCHT AND DARKHAUS IN CONTEST FOR SUPREMACY IN EDINBURGH
Ian Sutherland

cadillac three CADILLAC THREE GET THEIR BUZZ ON AT THE EMPIRE
Ade Riches

mick ralphs DIRTY THRILLS GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE BIG RED
Philip Welford

hrh 10 IT'S HELL IN PWLLHELI! HERE'S WHAT WENT DOWN AT HARD ROCK HELL 10

mick ralphs SURTUR RISES AT AMON AMARTH, TESTAMENT AND GRAND MAGUS ROUNDHOUSE BERSERKER PARTY

stryper STRYPER COVER BLACK SABBATH ON 'TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL' TOUR
Jeff Kunze

joanne shaw taylor JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR GOES WILD IN DUNFERMLINE
Ian Sutherland

mick ralphs BAD COMPANY SIGN OUT WITH A FINE SWAN SONG
Mark Taylor

status quo LITTLE STEVEN MAKES IT A BIG NIGHT AT THE INDIGO
Keith Adsley

big country BIG COUNTRY MUCH MORE THAN ONE GREAT THING IN CHELSEA
Amanda Gentle

no sinner NO SINNER HAVE NO REGRETS AT THE BORDERLINE
Liz Medhurst

tygers of pan tang TYGERS OF PAN TANG ARE BRAVE IN BILSTON
Chris Nelson

scorpions SCORPIONS SLING SINGAPORE A GOLDEN PERFORMANCE
Mark Taylor

quinphonic KINGFISHER SKY SHINE BRIGHTEST AS FEMALE FRONTED BANDS ROCK BIRMINGHAM'S QUINPHONIC FESTIVAL
Ian Sutherland

virgin marys THE VIRGINMARYS AND REIGNING DAYS GET PHOTO OPPORTUNITY TO CLAIM TOP BILLING
Ade Riches

steel panther STEEL PANTHER MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS AS BUCKCHERRY COOK
Philip Welford

queen QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT REIGN SUPREME IN BANGKOK
Mott The Dog

of mice and men OF MICE AND MEN PUT IN A HOT PERFORMANCE IN A COLD WORLD
Luke 'Loki' Milne

the tubess THE TUBES PUT ON A SHOW OF DAZZLING THEATRICALITY AND MUSICIANSHIP
Andy Rawll

suicidal tendencies THE MISSION LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING AS THEY ENTHRAL GLASGOW
Johnny Main

cellar darling SPEED ATTACK AT THE UNDERWORLD
Suicidal Angels, Skull Fist, Evil Invaders, Crisix

bernie marsden THERE'S A LOT OF LOVE IN THE HEART OF EDINBURGH FOR BERNIE MARSDEN
Ian Sutherland

metal talk total rock VINCE NEIL TAKES ROCKTEMBER TO THE WILDSIDE
Jeff Kunze

mearfest NWOBHM FANS DIG DEEP FOR A SMASHING MEARFEST
Mark Taylor

black rain BLACKRAIN GO BACK TO BASICS FOR UK CONQUEST
Mark Taylor

terrorvision TERRORVISION SINK THE SUB 89 WITH A GREATEST HIT LIST
Mark Taylor

antimatter ANTIMATTER AND KARI RUESLATTEN PUSH THE DEFINITIVE AT LONDON'S BOSTON MUSIC ROOMS
Ian Sutherland

queensryche TLT IS DYNAMITE: NEW KING OF RŸCHE N' ROLL IS CROWNED IN ENGLAND. Chris Nelson

absolva ABSOLVA SPIRIT BURNS A FLAME AS GLASGOW TASTES THE BLOOD. Johnny Main

enter the ghost ENTER THE GHOST: MERCURY SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, OMNIBUS THEATRE, CLAPHAM COMMON. Andy Rawll

lounge kittens EVERYBODY HATES THE LOUNGE KITTENS BUT THEY HAVE THE LAST LAUGH AT EDINBURGH FRINGE. Ian Sutherland

blue oyster cult BLUE ÖYSTER CULT BRING FORTUNE TO THE LONDON FORUM WITH HISTORIC GIG. Mark Taylor

steelhouse SUNLIGHT FALLS ON STEELHOUSE BUT THEN DOWN IN FALLS COME THE RAIN. Danny Mattin

jorn lande RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR PROVES TO BE A SCORCHER
Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry and more rock Maidstone to its core...

dead daisies THE DEAD DAISIES AND INGLORIOUS BLOOM IN DUBLIN ON A NIGHT OF SUMPTUOUS HARD ROCK. Brian Boyle

status quo MAN DOWN STATUS QUO STORM THE CASTLE AS FREDDIE PROVES HE'S READY WITH THESE IMMORTAL CHORDS. Mark Taylor

bad company BAD COMPANY AND THE WINERY DOGS LIVE FOR THE MUSIC TO ROARS OF APPROVAL IN MINNESOTA. Jeff Kunze

ritchie blackmores rainbow RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW 'BURN' BIRMINGHAM'S GENTING ARENA WITH SURREAL PERFORMANCE. Mark Taylor

rage KING DIAMOND REIGNS SUPREME AT THE FORUM WITH NOT A CEMENT MIXER IN SIGHT. Philip Welford

testament TESTAMENT THRASH BARRY MANILOW AT THE O2, LONDON ON CHUCK BILLY'S BIRTHDAY. Steve Göldby

stone broken STONE BROKEN ADD ROCK N' ROLL TO THE MENU AT GLASGOW'S HARD ROCK CAFE. Johnny Main

ayreon FROST: The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh gig review by Ian Sutherland
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arkadia INGLORIOUS KEEP THE TRAIN ROLLING AT BILSTON by John Inglis

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