Live

HELLFEST 2017 Review – Day 1

by

That first day at HELLFEST was the toughest by far, with a severe hangover combined to the heat wave and dust hitting our sore bodies since dawn. With less than 10%...

Roundhouse Kicks: DESERTFEST LONDON 2017 Review – Day 3

by

After a few warm-up beverages in an establishment that may or may not have a name that rhymes with “Slewbog”, I discover to my dismay that it’s one-in-one-out even by...

I Got Interection: DESERTFEST LONDON 2017 Review – Day 2

by

Where’s my hangover? Hmmm, it hasn’t hit me yet. Maybe it will later, let’s see. Coffee? Coffee. Fry-up? Now we’re talking. We’ve got to have something to keep that late...

Slo n’ Low: DESERTFEST LONDON 2017 Review – Day 1

by

Riffing away in the world today takes everything you’ve got… Drinking some beers with all your buddies, sure would help a lot! Wouldn’t you like to get away…?...

DEATH ALLEY + VODUN + DUCKTAPE @ Glazart (Paris, 15.03.17)

by

Paris promoters Stoned Gatherings put together one high-level rock bill this March 15th. Yet it seems that only the finest ears were ready for it,...

KVELERTAK + SKELETONWITCH @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 29.11.16)

by

Until now, Norwegian super metallers KVELERTAK have been seen on stages just as huge as their energy, including two Hellfest performances that caused a stir...

DESERTFEST BELGIUM 2016 Review – Day 3

by

Who cares about an aching back, near-perpetual tinnitus and a resigning liver when they can still rock out for then more great hours? It’s the last day already, and...

DESERTFEST BELGIUM 2016 Review – Day 2

by

If you consider Friday as DESERTFEST BELGIUM‘s (fulfilling) appetizer, Saturday sure looks like the main course. Is Antwerp ready for a riff cascade,...

DESERTFEST BELGIUM 2016 Review – Day 1

by

A few days ago, European masses converged towards Flanders in their search for distorsion, irresistibly drawn by a mammoth line-up. If all DESERTFESTS were the Three Bears in...

ALL THEM WITCHES @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 10.10.16)

by

It came no surprise for those who’d had the sense of showing up at their Mécanique Ondulatoire gig last March. But the recent release of their Live in Brussels has put the...

FU MANCHU + MEXICAN SIX SHOOTER @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 09.10.16)

by

A little promotion, no Facebook event for a show taking place the same night as Red Fang in the same town… And yet, the Maroquinerie was packed when FU MANCHU...

DOPETHRONE + FANTÖMS @ Void (02.08.16, Bordeaux)

by

Sti!* Two years after being sonically annihilated, Bordeaux is once again getting ready to welcome Québec-based sludge blues steamroller DOPETHRONE, a trio whose music oozes...

CONAN + ENDLESS FLOODS @ Void (Bordeaux, 31.07.16)

by

Conan: an odyssey into feedback frequencies. Being able to see a band as powerful as CONAN in my home town Bordeaux, it sounded like a fantasy to me… And yet, the...

HELLFEST 2016 Review – Day 3

by

A sunny Sunday at Hellfest. We’re all just as chilled as delighted when getting ready for last 50+ bands of this crazy weekend i n Clisson, France....

HELLFEST 2016 Review – Day 2

by

After a first day filled with down-tuned occult riffs, black and punk metal power violence as well as some seriously party-inducing rock acts, it feels as if HELLFEST...