Sugar Horse – GakEater

It’s comforting that every Sugar Horse track seems like it could soundtrack the end of the world. If that isn’t a statement to make you want to listen, I don’t know what is.

Hawk Eyes – Advice

Advice by Hawk Eyes is a dark, brooding body of work. A concept piece offering guidance, corrupted narrators and bizarre tales of defiance, acceptance and grim determination.

Lonely The Brave – Things Will Matter

There are moments when music really does touch you. That burning, emotional rush that feels like it will engulf you in its flames. Lonely The Brave live these moments every time they pick up their collective instruments and no-one more so than vocalist David Jakes, a man, who is beginning to emerge from his chrysalis. Hell, he stood at the front – the FRONT of the stage last time I saw them.

Ampwrecked #3 – New Tracks For Your Ears

In this issue of Ampwrecked… METZ and their Full Auto attack, Lonely The Brave return, La Chinga make one hell of a sexual noise, Graf Orlock time travel, Agoraphobic Nosebleed cover everything in sludge, KEN Mode have loads of fun and Mr Velocity Hopkins are….well, see for yourself.

Sonisphere 2014 – Saturday 5 July

We’re late leaving the campsite and only briefly get a glimpse of Alestorm bringing pirate metal kicking and screaming – some dude is playing the keytar and it doesn’t sound too horrible. We’re only up early though to see one band: Babymetal. Judging by the crowd of people swarming to the Apollo stage, we aren’t the only ones.