Diabulus In Musica/Amberian Dawn ~ Boston Music Room, Tuffnell Park 10/02/2017: Gig Review

Lucky Beth and I got to go to yet another metal gig for the second Friday in a row! This time we went to see another set of dual headliners: Spanish symphonic act Diabulus In Musica and Finnish symphonic power metal act Amberian Dawn. Both bands were celebrating 10 years of making music together, hence … Continue reading Diabulus In Musica/Amberian Dawn ~ Boston Music Room, Tuffnell Park 10/02/2017: Gig Review

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Epica ~ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 03.02.2017: Gig Review

The Friday before last, I embarked on a pilgrimage to the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire with my good friend Beth to witness a Heavy Metal Mass led by dual-headliners Powerwolf and Epica. There were plenty of euphemisms, lots of laughter, some headbanging-induced whiplash, a huge circle pit and even a Mark Jansen-organised Wall of Death*. … Continue reading Epica ~ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 03.02.2017: Gig Review

Delain ~ KOKO, Camden 13.11.2016: Gig Review

As part of my two-year anniversary present, my boyfriend bought me a ticket to go and see Dutch symphonic metal act Delain play at the Camden KOKO on Sunday 13th November. The KOKO is one of my favourite venues in London, not least because it's so beautiful. It is also extremely easy to get to, … Continue reading Delain ~ KOKO, Camden 13.11.2016: Gig Review

The Holographic Principle by Epica: Album Review (Part 1: Unboxing)

After a two-week delay due to a manufacturing error that led to the incorrect logo being printed on my T-shirt, my Limited Edition The Holographic Principle Deluxe Boxset Bundle that I ordered back in July (click here) finally arrived today! The verdict? It is B-E-A-UTIFUL. Look at it. Isn't it wonderful? Just look at it. LOOK AT IT I … Continue reading The Holographic Principle by Epica: Album Review (Part 1: Unboxing)

Amaranthe/Tarja at Rock On Green Festival ~ O2 Forum, Camden 05.06.2016: Gig Review

The release of Tarja's latest (fantastic) solo album - The Shadow Self - last Friday reminded me that I never got around to reviewing a gig of hers that I attended back in June. Please allow me to rectify that! So, I guess it was just over two months ago now that I went to … Continue reading Amaranthe/Tarja at Rock On Green Festival ~ O2 Forum, Camden 05.06.2016: Gig Review

Nightwish ~ SSE Wembley Arena 19.12.2015: Gig Review

One of the last things I did before Christmas descended and all my free time went out the window was to go and see Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish - arguably the biggest in their genre - play the legendary SSE Wembley Arena with my good friends Beth and Mandy. To make things even more … Continue reading Nightwish ~ SSE Wembley Arena 19.12.2015: Gig Review

Innuendo by Amberian Dawn: Album Review

Innuendo is the sixth studio album from Finnish symphonic power metal band, Amberian Dawn, and the second to feature their new vocalist; former pop singer, Capri. The band was formed in 2003 by guitarist and keyboardist Tuomas Sepälä and ex-bassist Tommi Kuri, the latter of whom very sadly passed away at the beginning of last … Continue reading Innuendo by Amberian Dawn: Album Review