Black Tide are back after an extended break (and several personnel changes along the way) with their third full length album, “Chasing Shadows”, which is already dividing opinion amongst their diehard fans. Few bands can boast the attention and praise that Black Tide received at such an early age in their career, resulting in them being rewarded with support slots for major players such as Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. Their debut album, “Light From Above”, was extremely well received by media and fans alike, as was the follow-up, “Post Mortem”.
Formed from a school band called Painted Lady, Girlschool enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the UK in the early 1980s with three albums of ‘punk-tinged metal’. They’ve maintained a worldwide cult following and are considered an inspiration for many succeeding female rock musicians. Francijn Suermondt found time to chat to guitarist Jackie Chambers and find out what’s going on with the ‘Girls’.
There’s a clear buzz inside and outside of the Forum tonight. Blind Guardian have done what few bands are willing to do these days and listened to their fanbase and returned to England for what Hansi describes as the “opening and also the closing night of their UK tour”.
Pictures and Live Review Credit: Adrian Hextall Aside from a reunion show at the Enchanted Festival in Essex last autumn, Dan Reed Network have not played in the south of England for 20 years. I remember their last major show in London in 1993 at the Town & Country Club (now renamed The Forum) […]
Typically UK audiences only ever see DORO play festivals to it was a real honour to see the band in a smaller more intimate venue, filled with like minded fans all wanting to celebrate 30 years of the Metal Queen.