Posts Tagged ‘Camden’

Page 1 of 3123

The Amity Affliction @ Roundhouse, London

December 7th, 2016

The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak EU/UK Tour

Roundhouse, London – December 6, 2016

Photography and Review: Billy Edmonds

Even though winter is definitely arriving in London, the queue that day was huge, for those who know the venue. Stretching well and truly beyond the Morrisons an hour before the doors opened, it was a good indication of the popularity of that night’s show. The line-up was a rather strange one featuring a huge mix of post-melodic metalcore, and ‘proper’ hardcore. I was quite interested to see just how this one played out, and as the doors opened, people were very keen to get away from the freezing cold outside.

Wage War
These guys are another new band on the metal scene, having stormed into the world of metal after releasing their debut album Blueprints last year, featuring the hit “Twenty One”. The room stays half empty during their show, which is a shame as they delivered a strong performance. Nevertheless, the singer’s call for a  moshpit in the first few seconds of the set doesn’t stay unanswered which makes a great kick off to the evening.

dsc_3621 dsc_3638 dsc_3661 dsc_3796

It was really easy to see that many of the people in the venue were unfamiliar with Wage War, as there wasn’t too much movement in the room but that isn’t to say that these guys don’t deserve this spot.

They played an incredibly progressive set this evening. Within this line-up, I still strongly feel that Wage War should have been second or third on the lineup as they really fit the sound of Amity. Albeit they aren’t well known at the moment, by the looks on people’s faces they are going to gain a lot of attention from now on.  You can definately expect big things from Wage War.

Stray From The Path
These guys seemed a little strange when I saw them added to the bill for this tour, as I really felt they did not fit well in the line up. Unfortunately this was reflected in the crowd’s engagement with the show. For anyone who doesn’t know SFTP, their music is strongly anti-government and they don’t shy back from saying what they feel. As they come onto the stage, it’s really evident exactly what they stand for. Straight away they call for more movement, which they don’t get, but being from a HC background  this doesn’t put them off. The energy SFTP have is something to be really admired but there just didn’t seem to be that many fans of them in the crowd. I have seen these guys support many different bands and every time they have a  great following, but sadly not tonight.

dsc_3825 dsc_3929 dsc_3936 dsc_3939
As the set continues the energy in the room slowly picks up, but not by an incredible amount. Something which really didn’t help the mood in the room was the fact that you could barely hear the singer, and the bass was far too loud. On the upper levels though, the sound was perfect.

Overall if you enjoy hardcore and have never seen SFTP, go and see this band; If you enjoy metalcore and not so much the anti-government vibe, stick to The Amity Affliction.

Northlane
Its been a little while since Northlane graced the UK’s stages. I was expecting them to be really excited to play this immense venue, but unfortunatly the energy from the band wasn’t too great, even though they appeared to have a lot of fans in the crowd. It seemed to me that a lot of people were still standing still and not really enjoying it. Again this could be down to the sound tonight, as it really wasn’t too great on the standing level of the show.

dsc_4103 dsc_4185 dsc_4199 dsc_4202

Throughout the entire show, only one continual circle pit opens. I feel this is the case because it seemed to be the same people inside the pit the whole time. It’s a real shame, as Northlane are normally one of the best metalcore live bands on the scene, but they really let their name and reputation down at the Roundhouse. The only song everyone seemed to know was their main hit “Quantum Flux”, also being the only song that appears to be really outstanding this evening as they put all of their effort into this. I hope for the boys in Northlane to bring more energy next time we see them embrace our stages.

The Amity Affliction
Finally, the band everyone was waiting for. This could well be the largest tour Amity have ever done, covering the entire UK and EU in one big tour as well as an upcoming American tour – the guys really have their work cut out for them. This immense project doesn’t seem to phase them down as from the second thee guys appeared on the stage, nearly everyone seemed to know their lyrics,  which was quite amazing. When playing their second song “Open Letter”,  they fired loads off lametta looking like fireworks, which hung down from the ceiling for the rest of the show.

dsc_4229 dsc_4271 dsc_4291 dsc_4344 dsc_4375 dsc_4380 dsc_4425
The lighting tonight really added to their rather emotional melodies. As the night continues, not one person seems to be giving it a rest with nearly every single person in the room screaming the lyrics at the top of their lungs. The Amity Affliction have come a long way since their first studio album in 2004, and really deserve credits for how good they sound live. As I walk up the stairs after finishing the first 3 songs for the photoshoot, I notice that the sound is immediately much better. This could be put down to the architectural layout of the Roundhouse, but the sound tech should have realised this and adjusted the sound downstairs as I could barely hear any of the bands there.

Bassist Ahren Stringe is a great example of pure talent. His live vocal skills are really something to be admired, as he sounds exactly as he does on CD, proving that his voice doesn’t need auto tune. Overall, Amity completely smashed the Roundhouse that night. If you manage to see them on any of their upcoming tour dates, definitely do so. This tour is not to be missed!

dsc_4514

Upcoming tour Dates:
Dec 08 – ABC, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dec 09 – O2 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Dec 10 – Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom

Dec 11 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dec 13 – Fryshuset/Lubben, Stockholm, Sweden

Dec 14 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen West, Denmark

Dec 15 – Astra, Berlin, Germany

Dec 16 – Backstage, Munchen, Germany

Dec 17 – Arena, Vienna, Austria

Dec 18 – Knockdown Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany

Dec 19 – Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland

Dec 20 – CCO, Lyon, France

Dec 21 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain

Dec 22 – Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain

Dec 31 – Red Hill Auditorium, Red Hill, Australia

Jan 02 – HQ, Adelaide, Australia

Jan 18 – The Jack, Cairns, Australia

Jan 19 – Dalrymple Hotel, Garbutt, Australia

Jan 20 – Civic Centre, Gympie, Australia

Jan 21 – Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Jan 22 – Convention Centre, Gold Coast, Australia

Jan 25 – C.ex Coffs, Coffs Harbour, Australia

Jan 26 – Bar on the Hill, Callaghan Nsw, Australia

Jan 27 – Waves, Fairy Meadow, Australia

Jan 28 – Anu Bar, Canberra, Australia

Feb 02 – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Frankston, Australia

Feb 03 – The Arena, Geelong Vic, Australia

Feb 04 – Hobart Uni, Hobart, Australia

May 05 – Carolina Rebellion, Kannapolis, NC

May 19 – Rock On The Range, Columbus, OH

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2016, Let's Get Rocked, Rock Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Delain + Evergrey + Kobra and the Lotus @ Koko, London

December 3rd, 2016

Delain + Evergrey + Kobra and the Lotus

@ Koko, London

13th November 2016

Review by Oliver M.

Photography by Graham Hilling

14138870_10155205697679535_2792366863850202886_o-copy

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2016, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Amon Amarth @ The Underworld Camden, London

March 24th, 2016

Amon Amarth

@ The Underworld Camden, London

22nd March 2016

Review by Oliver M.

Photography by Michelle Murphy

12552731_10153239680226426_7560404114105634695_n - Copy

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in 2016, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Cradle of Filth @ KOKO, London

November 12th, 2015

Cradle of Filth

+ Ne Obliviscaris + She Must Burn

@ KOKO, London

23rd October 2015

Review by Jacob Ovington
Photography + Videos by Jo Blackened
https://www.facebook.com/Altercarnated.Photography

Cradle of Filth @ KoKo, London

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Venom INC and Vader live @ The Underworld, Camden

October 7th, 2015

VENOM INC
With special guests VADER, DIVINE CHAOS and WITCHES

 live at The Underworld Camden, London

September 21st 2015

Review & Photography by Fernando Bonenfant
https://www.facebook.com/fernando.bonenfant

The opening act of the night were WITCHES; a French death metal band from Antibes. Witches, formed in 1986 are first French band with female guttural voice. They have been touring with bands like SIX FEET UNDER and EMTOMBER and were a perfect act to open for this old Skool extreme metal night.

witches

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015 | Comments (0)

One Machine @ Camden Barfly, London

October 2nd, 2015

One Machine

@ Camden Barfly, London

18th September 2015

Review by Ben Spencer

One machine Promo
After narrowly escaping the full wake of London’s rush hour and Northern line congestion, Camden Barfly appears densely populated by fans soaking up the pre-gig atmosphere while each band runs through their pre-gig sound check. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015 | Comments (0)

Incineration Festival @ Camden, London

July 22nd, 2015

Incineration Festival

9th May, 2015
Various Venues, Camden

Review by Caitlin Smith

Incineration-15-Metal-Ha

Returning for another year after a sold out show in 2014, Incineration Festival returns bigger and better than ever. Expanding both in size and genre, 2015 saw the venues scattered across some of the largest and most infamous metal venues in Camden, hosting not only the usual black and death metal, but incorporating psychedelic and shoegaze acts into the mix. While some of the less traditional extreme acts may have come as a surprise, especially as last years headliner was Taake, nothing seemed out of place. The crowd seemed to agree as arriving the exchange, the queue stretched around the side of the black heart as revellers waited eagerly to collect their wristbands.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015 | Comments (0)

Bloodstock Festival Offering Weekend Tickets at UK Club Nights

June 26th, 2015

Bloodstock1.1This weekend, rock clubs all across the UK will be offering festival goers the chance to win a set of weekend tickets for Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

The competition is organised by product service: EMP Rock and Metal Mail Order.

 

 

Be sure to drop into one of the following clubs for your chance to win this weekend:

Thu 25th June – London The Purple Turtle

Thu 25th June – Exeter Walkabout

Thu 25th June – Glasgow The Cathouse

Fri 26th June – Bristol Bierkeller

Fri 26th June – Bolton Blind Tiger

Fri 26th June – London Elektrowerkz

Sat 27th June – Birmingham The Asylum

Sat 27th June – Sheffield The Corporation

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Festival/Tour News, Metal News | Comments (0)

Anaal Nathrakh @ The Black Heart, London

May 7th, 2015

Anaal Nathrakh

@ The Black Heart, London
20th April, 2015

Anaal Nathrakh  @ The Black Heart, London  20th May, 2015

Anaal Nathrakh @ The Black Heart, London 20th May, 2015

Review by Caitlin Smith

Photos by Jo Moolenschot

Camden has long been known for the place to find some of the most exciting metal music in London, hidden down the back alley is one of the areas up and coming venues, The Black Heart. It’s not the first time this venue has seen bands bigger than its boots play their stage, with Red Fang hosting an exclusive intimate gig at the venue. Pulling in another mega-band for a special Monday night performance, Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage for an exclusive intimate show.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Incineration Festival returns for 2015

May 4th, 2015

After a triumphant birth in 2014, Incineration festival returns for its second year bigger and better than ever. Scattered across Camden, the event will take place on Saturday 9th May across the areas most imfamous venues: The Black Heart, The Underworld and The Electric Ballroom closing the night off with an afterparty at Devonshire Arms.

Incineration

Incineration

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Festival/Tour News, Metal News | Comments (0)

The Great Old Ones @ The Black Heart, Camden

March 23rd, 2015

The Great Old Ones

@ The Black Heart, Camden

21st March 2015

Review by Jarod Lawley
Photography by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

The Great Old Ones @ The Black Heart

The Great Old Ones @ The Black Heart

With winter now over, what better way to mourn the passing of our favourite season than with an evening with French black metallers The Great Old Ones?
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015 | Comments (0)

Acherontas + Crest of Darkness + Mord’A’Stigmata + Towers of Flesh @ The Black Heart, London

March 19th, 2015

Acherontas

@ The Black Heart, London

7th February 2015

Review & Videos by Oliver M.

Photography by Jo Blackened
https://www.facebook.com/Altercarnated.Photography

Acherontas @ The Black Heart, Camden

Acherontas @ The Black Heart, Camden

After a successful short tour in France and Switzerland in January 2015, Acherontas offered a dark ceremony in London on Saturday 7th March for the first time ever in the UK. It was a very special event for the Coven (as they nicknamed themselves) as it marked the launch of their new album “Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)” released by the excellent German black metal label WTC Productions. This fifth opus has received outstanding reviews from the whole international press so far and is already considered as a masterpiece. Thus, it’s not surprising to see that they are doing more and more shows throughout the European continent.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015 | Comments (0)

Marduk w/ Belphegor @ The Underworld, London

March 6th, 2015

MARDUK w/ BELPHEGOR

@ The Underworld, Camden

26th February 2015

Review by Jarod Lawley
Photography by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

Marduk @ The Underworld, Camden

Marduk @ The Underworld, Camden

On the back of their very recently released new alum, Frontschwein, Swedish black metal masters Marduk close the UK leg of their extensive tour with a sold out show in London.
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015 | Comments (0)

Marduk Interview w/ Morgan

March 5th, 2015

Marduk Interview w/ Morgan

26th February 2015

Interview by Jarod Lawley

https://www.facebook.com/Mardukofficial

Band Logo - Marduk

Marduk guitarist Morgan is renowned for his fast riffs, but who knew he spoke at such a pace too! We were delighted to have the chance to chat to him before he went on stage and demolished The Underworld in London, UK.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015, Interviews | Comments (0)

Interview with Divine Chaos

March 5th, 2015

DIVINE CHAOS Interview

@ The Underworld, Camden, London

20th February 2015

Interview by Jarod Lawley
Photos by Jo Blackened
Altercarnated Photography

(5)
South England thrashers Divine Chaos were fortunate to be the only support band chosen to play before Sodom at The Underworld, and about an hour before they took to the stage to find out more about their songwriting, lyrical themes and views on short albums!

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2015, Interviews | Comments (0)

Page 1 of 3123



Home | About Metal-Rules.com | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009 Metal-Rules.com. All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.