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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats: O2 Academy Newcastle – live review

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats O2 Academy Newcastle  24th November 2015 Uncle Acid bring the acid coven to Newcastle and sets about melting faces with their monolithic...

The Spewmen: War – album review

The Spewmen - War (Closer Records) CD/DL/Vinyl Rating: 8/10 Available now   Joe Whyte reports on The Spewmen's album release and finds something a little out of the ordinary from...

Deathcrusher Tour: The Ritz, Manchester – live review

Deathcrusher Tour: Carcass | Obituary | Napalm Death | Voivod  | Herod The Ritz, Manchester 30th October 2015 The Deathcrusher tour rolls into Manchester bringing with it some of the finest bands to...

Paradise Lost: Manchester Academy 2 – live review

Paradise Lost / Tribulation Manchester Academy 2 30th September 2015 Paradise Lost descended upon Manchester on Wednesday night – Nigel Carr and Dave Gleave were in...

Black Sabbath: Vol. 4 | Sabbath Bloody Sabbath | Sabotage – vinyl reissue reviews

Black Sabbath's albums first eight albums have recently been reissued on vinyl, here's our re-appraisal of three of them

Download Festival: Donington Park – live review

  Download Festival Donington Park 12 - 15 June 2015  The 13th Download Festival took place at Donington Park from 12 - 15 June 2015. Described...

Temples Festival: Motion Skatepark, Bristol – day two review

Day two of Temples Festival less led by Sunn O))) causing structural damage to people, buildings and instruments. Massive.

Temples Festival: Motion Skatepark, Bristol – day one review

We report back from the second iteration of Temples Festival - one of the world's foremost heavy music celebrations.

Ufomammut: Ecate – album review

At the end of March Italian power trio Ufomammut released their seventh riff heavy, guitar strewn, album via the mighty Neurot Recordings.

Periphery: Manchester Academy – live review

As main support to Devin Townsend, Maryland’s Periphery got just as positive a reaction as the headline act.

Liturgy: The Ark Work – album review

Liturgy - The Ark Work (Thrill Jockey) CD / LP / DL Due Out 23rd March 2015 9.5 / 10 Black metal provocateurs Liturgy have a new album...

11PARANOIAS: Stealing Fire From Heaven – album review

11PARANOIAS- Stealing Fire From Heaven (Ritual Productions) LP / CD / DL Out Now Doom metal outfit 11Paranoias never make good on the potential offered up by...





Get well soon Marianne Faithfull : icon in hospital with Corona

The wonderful and iconic Marianne Faithfull has been admitted to hospital in London with Corona virus.

Karl Pilkington reveals the songs he likes! Part One

Wayne Carey gets access to some comedy gold by one of Manchester's funniest spokesmen!

Jean Encoule (Simon Morgan) music journalist RIP

We are sorry to report of the death of the great Trakmarx writer Simon Morgan aka Jean Encoule who passed away after an accident whilst cycling yesterday. Simon was a punk rock scholar and a fan and was also wonderfully articulate

Manalishi: What’s in Your Head? – single review

Manalishi: What’s In Your Head Self-released DL | Stream 4th April 2020 Manchester’s Manalishi unveil their new single...

Perception Is The New Reality – Catching Up With IST IST Ahead of The Release of Their Debut Album

Manchester's most haunting and idiosyncratic band are gearing up to release their debut album Architecture. Louder Than War's Dave Beech caught up with them ahead of its release.