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Live Gig Review: Def Leppard – O2 Arena, 6 December 2018

Artist: Def Leppard & Cheap Trick Venue: O2 Arena, London Date: 6 December 2018 When a colleague offers you the opportunity to see one of your all-time favourite bands live, you have to accept. When it transpires that the band in question would be playing their best album from start to finish, you don’t just  Continue Reading »

Live Gig Review: Iron Maiden – The O2, London – 11 August 2018

Artist: Iron Maiden Venue: The O2 Date: 11 August 2018 “Matt – What are the odds you’d like to go see Iron Maiden together at the O2 on the 11th of August?” There are worse ways to wake up, I can tell you – especially when the message comes from none other than Nick Van  Continue Reading »

Live Gig Review: Big Big Train – Cadogan Hall, London – 30 September 2017

Artist: Big Big Train Venue: Cadogan Hall Date: 30 September 2017 At the end of July, I received a message out of the blue from a certain Greg Spawton. “Hi Matt, Just finalising guest lists for the Big Big Train shows. We have you down for a seat on Saturday 30th September. Are you still  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 15

I can’t quite believe that I am already half-way through my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that I was contemplating starting out of this annual journey and yet, here we are. 15 albums down, 15 to go. I hope you have enjoyed the posts in  Continue Reading »

Brutai – Born – Album Review

Artist: Brutai Album Title: Born Label: Transcend Music Date Of Release: 25 November 2016 After what seems like an interminable wait for me, I am finally listening to the debut album from London-based metallers Brutai. I have been following the fledgling career of this quintet for quite some time, was impressed by the self-titled EP  Continue Reading »

Eye Of Solitude – Cenotaph – Album Review

Artist: Eye Of Solitude Album Title: Cenotaph Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 31 August 2016 I’m not the biggest fan of pure doom metal, but once in a while, I will succumb to it if it is good enough. And today, I have well and truly succumbed. Referring to themselves as ‘lugubrious doom metal’,  Continue Reading »

Live gig review: Earthside, Toska, Brutai, Voices from the Fuselage – Camden Barfly 10/04/16

The following gig review comes with an apology for the quality of the photos – I’m no photographer and so, coupled with a poorly-equipped camera and a level of entertainment that meant I didn’t want to ruin my enjoyment by staring through a lens all night, they are not the best. In fact, if there  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2014 – Number 6

Welcome to Day 15 of the Blog Of Much Metal Album of the Year 2014 countdown. Once again, thanks for sticking with me on this annual labour of love – the continued support really inspires me to keep putting the effort into this series. A quick reminder before I launch into today’s post that each  Continue Reading »


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