Houston, LIVE at the Barfly, Camden UK, October 16th, 2014

The set overall has the harmonised, silky smooth feel to it where the keyboards will get as much if not more airtime than the guitarists do. At one point, poor Calle Hammar is asked to turn down his guitar in the monitor so that the keyboards could come forward a bit more. Looking slightly crestfallen he comments “but I was having such a blast…” before getting the sound desk to comply. I suppose that point is the difference between the current batch of Swedish bands out there and Houston

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Blackberry Smoke Live at Dublin Academy on October 15th, 2014

Well I overcame my personal prejudice of the genre and now know that Country music means a mighty different thing to what it does here in N.Ireland..Blackberry Smoke rode into Dublin,took no prisoners and far from merely smokin were actually on fire.Great nights entertainment with the N.ireland support also playing their part.Would recommend people check them out next time they ride into your town. You will not be disappointed!

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In Solitude live at Voodoo Lounge, Dublin on October 17th, 2014

the crew prepare the stage for the final act of the night. As if the smell of incense was not intense enough already, dozens of fresh sticks are ignited around the stage and limp fox pelts are hung from the drum stand, flanked by bunches of equally limp lilies. Thankfully, the imminent approach of the Swedes prompts the denim army to regroup at the front, and the anticipation quickly escalates.

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Within Temptation & Amaranthe live at Terminal 5, NYC on October 10th, 2014

Overall a great night of terrific vocals, a great mix of styles, and two bands that feature great female vocals and vocalists period. Elize Ryd of Amaranthe is someone who you will hear from more and more in the future, and Sharon Den Adel has only solidified herself among the best female fronted metal vocalists today. Go out and see them live, entertainment at face value hits the States.

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Arch Enemy live at Pakkahuone in Tampere on September 18th, 2014

Alissa could not only be seen as Angela’s substitute – she has made Arch Enemy look hotter than ever before. She added a huge amount of sex appeal to the whole band. Alissa is definitely a badass girl with balls, not being afraid of stepping in front of brilliant musicians and incredible men and taking the responsibility of heating up the audience of a bigger amount of demanding and rugged men

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