Live Gig Photos

Within Tempation and Delain live at Wembley Arena, London on April 12th, 2014

The look of the set is reminiscent of a steam punk feel with metal, lights and steam in view. The design is finished with heads from latest album ‘Hydra’ surrounding the large video screen behind the band. It was only a few years ago that the band were playing venues with a maximum capacity of say 5,000 people. Tonight we are looking at around a crowd of 10,000 or more.

Live Gig Photos

Magnum live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on April 7th, 2014

Magnum started as a covers act gradually creating its own material and carving a niche for itself with spanking and highly energetic, yet melodic pomp rock songs. The excellent songwriting skills of guitarist Tony Clarkin and characteristic vocal stylings of Bob Catley granted the band with the cult status for their very special mix of AOR and Hard Rock

Album Reviews

Steel Panther – All You Can Eat Review

Productionswise it’s all really good – like I said: it kicks ass. Speaking about the band members two performances are really outstanding and that is the strong vocal performance by Michael Starr and the virtuoso guitar-work from Satchel.

Live Gig Photos

Royal Hunt live at The Underworld, Camden UK on March 5, 2014

There are times when certain shows can leave the audience wondering if the support / headline acts performed in the wrong order. Tonight however Royal Hunt hit the stage every bit the consummate professionals and raise the bar on every level

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Steve Vai Live at Mandela Hall, Belfast, IR August 29th, 2013

To many of the audience watching the part of the set where he invites two audience members onstage to create music was a particular highlight. Though I was aware that this was a standard and not a spontaneous act, it did appear entertaining.

Album Reviews

Dio – At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987

ohh but it gets better Dio manages to incorporate some bits from “The Temple of the King” into one hell of a performance. I don’t care how many times I hear “Heaven and Hell”, it gives it goosebumps every time I hear Ronnie raise his bear crushing voice into the sky.