CD Gig & Festival Reviews 2008/2009ws - A - C

 

Helloween & Gamma Ray  

- Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 8 January 2008

Whitefire & Epic  

- The Gasworks, Bradford, 11 January 2008

Great White & Crimes Of Passion  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 28 January 2008

Tygers Of Pan Tang & Whitefire  

- Rios, Leeds, 9 February 2008

Michael Schenker & Friends

- The Boardwalk, Sheffield, 10 February 2008

Airbourne & Skirtbox

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 16 February 2008

Megadeth  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 20 February 2008

Symphony X & Epica  

- Astoria, London, 6 March 2008

Lahannya  

- Legends, Newcastle, 7 March 2008

 

- The Civic, Mexborough, 21 March 2008 

 

Nightwish & Pain  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 30 March 2008

Kamelot, Firewind, Forever Slave

- Islington Carling Academy, London, 4 April 2008 

Tygers Of Pan Tang & Voodoo Six 

- Gasworks, Bradford, 18 April 2008

Sonata Arctica & Pagans Mind

- Rios, Leeds, 22 April 2008 

 

Sonata Arctica & Pagans Mind 

- Rios, Leeds, 22 April 2008


Z Rock Festival (Day One) 

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 16 May 2008
(Featuring - House of Lords, Dante Fox, Stormzone, 7Dayz, Rock$tar)

Z Rock Festival (Day Two)  

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 17 May 2008
(Featuring - Bonfire, Shy, Eden, Bombay Black, Steve Grimmett Band, Stormzone, Redline)


House of Lords, Silverjet & Vendetta

- Legends, Newcastle, 19 May 2008

Sign  

- The Junction, York, 28 May 2008  

 

Vendetta, Skin Flint & 300 ft Gorilla  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 7 June 2008

Queensryche  

City Hall, Newcastle, 14 June 2008

 

Apollo  

 - Carling Academy, Newcastle, 21 June 2008


Stone Gods & Big Linda  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 22 June 2008

Robin Black, Patchwork Grace & The Pleasures  

The Gasworks, Bradford, 2 August 2008

Wacken Open Air Festival

- Wacken, Germany, 31st July - 2nd August 2008
(Featuring - Airbourne, Lauren Harris, Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, Kamelot, Sabaton, Avantasia, Carcass, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage and Nightwish)


Trashstock Festival  

-  Junktion 7, Nottingham, 9 August 2008
(Featuring - Robin Black, The Glitterati, Patchwork Grace, The Pleasures, Zen Motel, Disarm, Noise, Plastic Toys, Honeykill and DiP)


Rock Of Ages Festival (Day One)  

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 6 September 2008
(Featuring - Tygers of Pan Tang, Waysted, Burn, New Generation Superstars, Mr Fixit, Avenger, Angel House, Tysondog, Beholder and Gypsy Pistoleros)


Rock Of Ages Festival (Day Two)

 - The Asylum, Birmingham, 7 September 2008
(Featuring - Blitzkreig, Stairway, Liquid Sky, Grim Reaper, Fury UK, Psychowrath, Hanging Doll, Spiral Dive, Rock$tar and Heatray)


Y&T and Glyder  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 19 September 2008

Firewind and Kiuas  

- Rios, Leeds, 20 September 2008

Firewind and Kiuas  

- Whelans, Dublin, 22 September 2008

LA Guns, Love/Hate, New Generation Superstars

- Rios, Leeds, 26 September 2008

Dames Of Darkness Festival

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 27 September 2008
(Featuring  - Hanging Doll, Tomera, Pythia, Apparition, Severed Heaven, Keltic Jihad and Tainted Grace).


Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd, Fatal Smile, Britny Fox  

- Rock City, Nottingham, 4 October 2008

Skindred, Forever Never, Mishkin

- Rios, Leeds, 31 October 2008

Hanoi Rocks, Silverjet, Dear Superstar

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 5 November 2008

Tygers Of Pan Tang, Steve Grimmett Band  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 6 November 2008

Motorhead, Saxon, Danko Jones

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 7 November 2008

Alter Bridge, Logan  

- Apollo, Manchester, 9 November 2008

Airbourne, Stone Gods, Sound And Fury  

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 17 November 2008

Airbourne, Stone Gods

- Leeds Met University, Leeds, 18 November 2008

 

Thunder, Heavens Basement, Get Vegas 

- City Hall, Sheffield, 24 November 2008

 

Vampires Of Rock  

- The Empire, Sunderland, 16 November 2008

Gorgoroth, Averse Sefira

- Button Factory, Dublin, 21 November 2008

 

Power Quest, Hanging Doll 

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 1 December 2008

 

Power Quest  

- Strafford Arms, Wakefield,  2 December 2008

Clutch, Gentleman's Pistols

- Cockpit, Leeds, 4 December 2008

 

Korpiklaani

- Rios, Leeds, 5 December 2008

Black Stone Cherry, Stone Gods

- Carling Academy, Newcastle, 6 December 2008

The Wildhearts, Tragedy

- Academy 2, Manchester, 7 December 2008

Slipknot, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom

- Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, 12 December 2008

 

Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, Torn Asunder 

- Rios, Leeds, 23rd January 2009

 

Primordial

- Button Factory, Dublin, 24th January 2009

Priestfest - featuring Judas Priest, Testament & Megadeth  

- 02 Arena, Dublin, 10th February 2009

Iron Maiden & Lauren Harris

- Beogradksa Arena, Belgrade, 10th February 2009

DragonForce  

- Club Diesel, Budapest, 12th February 2009

Lordi

- Academy, Sheffield, 16th February 2009

Priestfest - featuring Judas Priest, Testament & Megadeth

- Apollo, Manchester, 17th February 2009

Steve Grimmett Band, Dead Against The Rest

- The Gasworks, Bradford, 21st February 2009
Metallica, Machine Head, The Sword

 

 

- Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, 2nd March 2009

H.E.AT, Lost Weekend  

- Rios, Leeds, 19th March 2009

Nick Aid Festival  

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 22nd March 2009
(Featuring: Shy, David Lee Wrath,  Dizzy Lizzy, Hanging Doll, Buckshee, Redline, One Eyed Jack, Yel Piracy and Moonshaker)  

Kamelot  

- Rios, Leeds, 28th March 2009

Wednesday 13, Glamour Of The Kill, The Chelsea Smiles  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 31st March 2009

The Rotted, Malefice, Anterior, Condemned  

- Fibbers Magee, Dublin, 3rd April 2009



Silverjet, Dear Superstar

 

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 4th April 2009

Nashville Pussy

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 18th April 2009


AC/DC

- The 02, Dublin, 18th April 2009

 

Evile, Trigger The Bloodshed, Mutant  

- Rios, Leeds, 26th April 2009

Saxon & Doro  

- Academy, Dublin, 27th April 2009

Saxon & Doro  

- 02 Academy, Sheffield, 30th April 2009

Saxon & Doro

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 1st May 2009

Saxon & Doro

- Academy 2, Manchester, 3rd May 2009

 

Stratovarius, Firewind & Eden's Curse

- The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, 15th May 2009

 

Therapy

- The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 16th May 2009

Logan, Crimes Of Passion & Remedy  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 19th May 2009

Blaze Bayley, Fury UK, Decadenze  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 21st May 2009

Breed 77, Susperia, Illuminatus, Sworn Amongst  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 25th May 2009

Breed 77, Susperia, Illuminatus, Sworn Amongst

- Rios, Leeds, 27th May 2009

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Aynsley Lister Band

- NIA, Birmingham, 28th May 2009 

Z Rock Festival

(Day 1) - JB's, Dudley, 30th May 2009
(Featuring: Wig Wam, Steve Grimmett Band, Stampede, Redline, Angel House)

Z Rock Festival

(Day 2) - JB's Dudley, 31st May 2009
(Featuring: John Waite, Ted Poley, Von Groove, Dan Reed, Eden, Steve Newman, H.A.R.D.)

Download Festival  

(Day 1) - Donington Park, Donington, 12th June 2009
(Featuring: Faith No More, Motley Crue, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Killswitch Engage, Staind, Hollywood Undead)


Decadenze & Havana Rocks  

- The Gasworks, Bradford, 13th June 2009

Download Festival

(Day 2 - Part 1) - Donington Park, Donington, 13th June 2009
(Featuring: Dragonforce, Down, Hatebreed, Devil Driver, Five Finger Death Punch, Ripper Owens) 

Download Festival  

(Day 2 - Part 2) - Donington Park, Donington, 13th June 2009
(Featuring: Marilyn Manson, Thunder, Slipknot, Lawnmower Deth) 

Download Festival (Day 3)  

- Donington Park, Donington, 14th June 2009
(Featuring: Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Tesla, Steel Panther, ZZ Top, Jourmey, Stone Gods, Black Stone Cherry, Volbeat, Skin) 


UFO  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 14th June 2009

AC/DC & The Answer  

- Punchestown, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 28th June 2009

Tesla & Stormzone  

 - 02 Academy, Newcastle, 15th July 2009

Ricky Warwick & Eddie Spaghetti  

- 02 Academy 2, Newcastle, 28th June 2009

Remedy

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 29th June 2009

Buckcherry, Dear Superstar, Heaven's Basement, The Crave

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 28th July 2009

Metallica, Alice In Chains,  Avenged Sevenfold  

- Marley Park, Ireland, 1st August 2009

Trashstock Festival

- Seven, Nottingham, 8th August 2009
(Featuring - Ginger, New Generation Superstars, Drugdealer Cheerleader, Eureka Machines, Teenage Casket Company, Shush!, Obsessive Compulsive, Kitty Hudson, Society Crisis)  

U2  

- Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, 20th August 2009

Decadenze, Queensbury, Blanco Diablo  

- The Gasworks, Bradford, 22nd August 2009

Faith No More

- Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 27th August 2009

StoryBoard

- Inglewoodstock, Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland, 29th August 2009

Bonfire & Crimes Of Passion  

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 20th September 2009

The Wildhearts, Black Spiders, No Americana  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 28th September 2009

Dream Theater & Opeth

- Wembley Arena, London, 10th October 2009

Richie Kotzen

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 18th October 2009

Devil Driver, Behemoth, Suicide Silence, Trigger The Bloodshed, Malefice

- Rios, Leeds, 18th October 2009

Firefest IV Festival

- Trent University, Nottingham, 23rd October 2009
(Featuring Treat, Bad Habit, H.E.A.T., Eclipse & Lost Weekend)

Amon Amarth

- The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, 24th October 2009

Magnum & Decadenze

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 25th October 2009

Therapy? & Ricky Warwick  

- Club Academy, Manchester, 26th October 2009

Cannibal Corpse & Dying Fetus  

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 30th October 2009

Y&T & Ron Keel

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 30th October 2009

Amon Amarth & Entombed  

- Academy 2, Manchester, 31st October 2009

Gotthard  

- Academy 2, Manchester, 4th November 2009

Saxon, Anvil & Suidakra

- The Empire, Middlesbrough, 5th November 2009

House Of Lords, Kane'd

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 6th November 2009

SOiL  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 8th November 2009

Poison The Well

- Manchester Apollo, Manchester, 19th November 2009

Lahannya  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 24th November 2009

Vain  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 25th November 2009 

Drugdealer Cheerleader & The Pleasures  

- The Gasworks, Bradford, 27th November 2009

Crimes Of Passion & Point Blank Fury  

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 28th November 2009

Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Every Time I Die & Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 30th November 2009

W.A.S.P. & The Glitterati

- 02 Academy, Leeds, 30th November 2009

Goatwhore  

 - The Corporation, Sheffield, 1st December 2009

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

- Manchester Academy, Manchester, 2nd December 2009

Eden's Curse

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 7th December 2009

Heavens Basement & Dear Superstar  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 11th December 2009

MSG, Fury UK & Power Quest  

- 02 Academy, Sheffield, 17th December 2009

MSG & Fury UK  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 22nd December 2009