A lot has happened in the world of Black Metal since our resident Black Metal Expert Cheryl Carter’s last column, and there’s never enough room to talk about it all. Curse those bloody word limits / the internet’s embarrassingly short collective attention span. Whatever. Here are the 6 things that Cheryl thinks are worth your time and interest in Black Metal right now.
January 17th, 2014
We’re not sure if Erik Danielsson was casting an unholy spell on the audience at Watain’s show at the Camden Electric Ballroom. He seems like the type. He’s certainly got all the smoke and fire and stench to carry out all manner of rituals. We asked Cheryl Carter if she could resist the hexes long enough to write a review which we’re only posting now because we lost it down the back of sofa, or whatever the digital version of that excuse may be.
6 things we learnt at watching Watain in London:
August 6th, 2013
Texas Is The Reason played their final ever show at the Electric Ballroom here in London on Sunday. For those in attendance, it was a pretty emotional night. Alex Andrews was there to see one of emo’s (in the traditional sense of the word) cornerstone acts say goodbye for the last time.
6 things we learned watching Texas Is the Reason in London…
June 3rd, 2013
There’s this weird position that Fucked Up occupy in the monder punk-rock pantheon, with their fans falling somewhere between that of punks who’ve graduated from entry-level nonsense, and hipsters looking for just a tiny taste of hardcore judos to declare as one of their own. When the band played their own show here in London – co-headlined by Titus Andronicus and supported by Metz – we sent Ollie Connors along to see how that middle ground is working out for them.
6 things we learned watching Fucked Up in London…
May 6th, 2013
April 19th, 2013
Propagandhi, Comeback Kid and Shai Hulud playing on the same bill is as good a punk line-up as 2013 gigs are likely to see. With that in mind, we sent Tom ‘You Are Not Better Than Pop Music‘ Doyle along to review said line-up when it came to London earlier this week.
Six Things we learned when we saw Propagandhi headline in London:
February 12th, 2013
Finally brought to the UK via Songkick Detour and DrownedinSound, Conor Oberst’s hardcore band Desaparecidos made it into Camden on a snowy night. TH hipster wallies, Raziq Rauf and Tom Doyle were gently shuffling near to the front pondering what it all means. Here are their musings…
6 things we learnt when we saw Desaparecidos in Camden…
November 2nd, 2012
Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, makes no secret of his love for The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Will their original line-up reunion Halloween show leave him full of fanboy glee, or leave him wishing he’d stuck with his memories? Rhetorical question, ahoy!
Six things we learned when we saw The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster in Camden:
December 6th, 2011
Every Time I Die are one of my favourite bands in the world. They encapsulate everything that is good about heavy music. Riffs, melody, excellent merch. I wouldn’t own six ETID tshirts otherwise.
Is that excessive? No – they’re all awesome shirts. Is this going to be a balanced, honest review? It’s the only way. Was I drunk? No – it was the first time sober at an ETID show and I was scared. Especially when I nipped out for a cigarette and had to bustle my way past half a dozen handbags (after they’d hit me in the belly, of course) and then the very ample smoking area was full. What was this madness? So many women. So much cancer. Every Time I Die!
Six things we found out when we saw ETID in Camden:
October 19th, 2011
The mighty Steel Panther are back with their second album, Balls Out and a slew of tourdates. They’re releasing the album on 31 October 2011 and have a one-off show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 08 November 2011. To celebrate (promote) this, we’re giving away FIVE COPIES of Balls Out and some tshirts. We’ll put them in a bag. You say, “Goody!”