CD Gig & Festival Reviews 2010/2011ws - A - C


Evile, Warbringer & The Fading

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 18th January 2010


Zico Chain  

- The Well, Leeds, 25th January 2010


Lacuna Coil 

- The Academy, Dublin, 29th January 2010


Job for a Cowboy  

- Manchester Academy, Manchester, 12th February 2010


Europe & Diamond Head 

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 27th February 2010


Blaze Bayley & Turbyne  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 1st March 2010


As You Drown  

- Whelans, Dublin, 4th March 2010



- Leeds Met, Leeds, 8th March 2010


Trivium, Chimaira, Whitechapel & Rise To Remain 

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 10th March 2010


Steel Panther & The Sirens 

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 18th March 2010


Fury UK 

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 26th March 2010



- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 27th March 2010


Winger, Airrace & Furyon  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 30th March 2010


Airbourne, Black Spiders & Taking Dawn  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 8th April 2010


Jaded Heart, Crimes Of Passion & SevenDayz  

- Corporation, Sheffield, 14th May 2010


Dave Evans & Falling Red

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 20th May 2010


The Needful Things  

- Legends, Newcastle, 22nd May 2010


Download Festival (Friday)

-  Donington Park, Donington, 11 June 2010
(Featuring: AC/DC, Tyketto, Lawnmower Deth, Anathema, Danny Vaughn)


Download Festival (Saturday)

- Donington Park, Donington, 12 June 2010
(Featuring: Rage Against The Machine, Skin, Y&T, Megadeth, Rock Sugar, Five Finger Death Punch,
   Reckless, Holy Grail & Hell Yeah)


Download Festival (Sunday) 

- Donington Park, Donington, 13 June 2010
(Featuring: Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots, Motorhead, Slash, Cinderella, Saxon, FM, White


Hellfest Festival (Friday)

- Clisson, France, 18 June 2010
(Featuring: Fear Factory, Sepultura, Infectious Grooves, Finntroll, Negura Bunget, Evile)


Hellfest Festival (Saturday) 

- Clisson, France, 19 June 2010
(Featuring: Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Slash, Anvil, Raven, Y&T, Tankard, Electric Mary)


Hellfest Festival (Sunday) 

- Clisson, France, 20 June 2010
(Featuring: KISS, Motorhead, Stone Sour, Saxon, U.D.O., Primal Fear, Sabaton)


Blitzkrieg, Vendetta, Chaos Asylum & Beyond The Grave  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 10 July 2010


SOS Festival (Friday) 

- Radcliffe Civic Hall, Radcliffe, Manchester, 10 July 2010
(Featuring: Black Spiders, Falling Red, 4Bitten, Citizen Charlie, The Jokers, The Crave, Exit State,
   Hell to Pay)


SOS Festival (Saturday)

- Radcliffe Civic Hall, Radcliffe, Manchester, 11 July 2010
   (Featuring: Blaze Bayley, Fury UK, Babylon Fire, Nightvision, The More I See, Moth Circus, Extreme O.D.,
   Collibus, Skull Branded Pirates, Fantasist, Afterdown)


Gama Bomb  

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 15 July 2010


Moth Circus  

- Hyem Bar, Newcastle, 17 July 2010


Sarah Jezebel Deva & The Dead Lay Waiting  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 26th July 2010


Sonisphere Festival (Fri & Sat)

- Knebworth, 30th & 31st July 2010
   (Featuring: Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Rammstein, Europe, Placebo, Skunk Anansie, Papa Roach, Gary
   Numan, Apocalyptica, Fear Factory, Anthrax, Soulfly, Evile, Sabaton)


Sonisphere Festival (Sun)

- Knebworth, 1st August 2010
   (Featuring: Iron Maiden, Pendulum, Alice In Chains, Slayer, The Union, Rise To Remain, Karnivool)


Bloodstock Open Air (Fri)  

- Catton Hall, Derby, 13th August 2010
   (Featuring: Power Wolf, Enforcer, Sonata Arctica, Cathedral, Ensiferum, Rage, Ross The Boss)    


Bloodstock Open Air (Sat)  

- Catton Hall, Derby, 14th August 2010
   (Featuring: Children Of Bodom, Fear Factory, Devin Townsend, Amorphis, Onslaught, Evile, Leaves Eyes)


Bloodstock Open Air (Sun)

 - Catton Hall, Derby, 15th August 2010
(Featuring: Twisted Sister, Cannibal Corpse, Bloodbath, Furyon, Gwar, Korpiklaani, Doro, Holy Moses,
   Bonded By Blood)


 Bloodstock Open Air (Weekend)  


- Catton Hall, Derby, 13th - 15th August 2010
Enforcer, Powerwolf, Sonata Arctica, Collapse, Sworn To Oath, Gorgoroth, Leaves Eyes, Evile,
    Onslaught, Edguy, Obituary, Modecal, Regardless Of Me, Benediction, Fear Factory, Bonded By Blood,  
    Old Corpse Road, Suffocation, Holy Moses, Doro, Gwar, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse)


Trashstock Festival

- The Central, Nottingham, 25th August 2010
   (Featuring: Acey Slade and The Dark Side, Lord Of The Lost, The Glitterati, The Pleasures, Dead Indentities, Rocket Dolls, Falling Red, Eureka Machines, Jukebox Junkies)



- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 26th August 2010


Jorn & Attica Rage 

- The Classic Grand, Glasgow, 5th October 2010


FM, Moonlight Valentino & Under The Gun  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 6th October 2010


Y&T and Fury UK  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 8th October 2010


Fozzy, Symphony Cult, Death Valley Piledriver 

- Empire, Middlesbrough, 12th October 2010 


Forever Never 

- Cockpit, Leeds, 15th October 2010


Sebastian Bach & Falling Red  

-  Legends, Newcastle, 16th October 2010


Kiuas, Metsatoll & Celesty 

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 22nd October 2010


Fury UK & Babylon Fire 

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 22nd October 2010


White Wizzard 

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 10th November 2010



- The Corporation, Sheffield, 15th November 2010


Monster Magnet & Seventh Void 

- The Corporation, Sheffield, 20th November 2010



- Academy, Manchester, 9th December 2010



- Academy 3, Manchester, 9th February 2011


Fury UK & Afterdown  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 17th February 2011


Grinspoon & Jettblack  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 20th February 2011


The Stranglers & Wilko Johnson 

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 4th March 2011


Power Quest & Symphony X 

- Corporation, Sheffield, 24th March 2011


Falling Red, Star* Rats & Velvet Star 

- Legends, Newcastle, 8th April 2011



- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 14th April 2011


Saxon, Wolfsbane & Fury UK  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 15th April 2011


John Waite  

- The Cluny, Newcastle, 25th April 2011



- The Classic Grand, Glasgow, 8th May 2011


Z Rock 2011  

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 15th May 2011
   (Featuring: Daylight Robbery, Sacred Heart, Tara's Secret, Coldspell)


Z Rock 2011 (pt2)  

- The Asylum, Birmingham, 15th May 2011
   (Featuring: Mad Max, Arabia, Legion, It Bites)


Download Festival  

- Donington Park, Donington, 10th June 2011
   (Featuring: Def Leppard, The Darkness, Alter Bridge, Thin Lizzy, Black Stone Cherry, Royal Republic, Puddle Of Mudd)


Download Festival

- Donington Park, Donington, 11th June 2011
   (Featuring: System Of A Down, Twisted Sister, Skunk Anansie, Clutch, Maiden United, Rock Sugar, The Bosshoss, Houston, The Rods)


Dio Disciples & The Rods  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 12th June 2011


Download Festival  

- Donington Park, Donington, 12th June 2011
(Featuring: Rob Zombie, The Cult, The Black Veil Brides, Buckcherry, The Gaslight Anthem, Gwar, Bowling For Soup, Hell, Trucker Diablo, Biohazard)


Graspop Metal Meeting  

- Belgium, 24th June 2011
(Featuring: The Scorpions, Iced Earth, Volbeat, Journey, Foreigner, Dio Disciples, FM)


Graspop Metal Meeting  

- Belgium, 25th June 2011
   (Featuring: Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Black Label Society, Ghost, Lacuna Coil)   


Graspop Metal Meeting 

- Belgium, 26th June 2011
   (Featuring: Slipnot, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Gwar, Anvil)


SOS Festival  

- Radcliffe Civic, Manchester, 16th July 2011
(Featuring: Fury UK, Babylon Fire, Nightvision, Evil:Scarecrow, Inferno, Betraeus, Vice)


SOS Festival  

- Radcliffe Civic, Manchester, 17th July 2011
(Featuring: Gun, Exit State, Attica Rage, Citizen Charlie, Vega, Wizzard, Neonfly, Velvet Star, Afterdown, Ten By Ten)


Judas Priest, Queensryche & Rival Sons 

- Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 20th July 2011


The Pleasures & Velvet Star  

- Legends, Newcastle, 5th August 2011


Bloodstock Open Air Festival

- Catton Hall, Derby, 12th, 13th & 14th August 2011
(Featuring: Triptykon, Kreator, Lawnmover Deth, Tarot, Ihsahn, Therion, Angelwitch, Immortal, Hell, Primordial
   Hammerfall, Exodus, Amaranthe


Mr Big 

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 13th September 2011


Onslaught, Gama Bomb & Fallen Fate  

- Pandemonium Club, Babylon Live Lounge, Maidstone, 22nd September 2011


Primordial, Desaster & Solstice 

- The Academy, Dublin, 24th September 2011


Onslaught, Gama Bomb & Fallen Fate  

- Legends, Newcastle, 27th September 2011


Evile, Savage Messiah, Vortex & Arcite 

- Live Lounge, Durham, 20th October 2011


Training Icarus, Zocalo & Pre-Med  

- Pandemonium Club, Babylon Live Lounge, Maidstone, 21st October 2011


Faster Pussycat, Lola Stone Cracker & Velvet Star  

- The Yardbirds, Grimsby, 27th October 2011


Club Antichrist Halloween Party  

- Club Coliseum, London, 28th October 2011


Exit State & Eocene  

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 28th October 2011



- Fibbers, York, 9th November 2011



- The Academy, Dublin, 9th November 2011


Rival Sons & Heaven's Basement 

- 02 Academy, Islington, London, 10th November 2011


Within Temptation 

- The Brixton Academy, London, 11th November 2011


The Bermondsey Joyriders, Don't F***ing Care & The Phonics  

- The Kings Head, Acton, 12th November 2011


Gorgoroth, The Sickening, Valkyrja & Vader  

- The Underworld, London, 14th November 2011


Freedom Call, Arthemis & Neonfly 

- Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle, 21st November 2011


Gaia Epicus & Komatoze  

- The Purple Turtle, London, 22nd November 2011


Wolfsbane & Obsessive Compulsive  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 26th November 2011


Power Quest 

- The Snooty Fox, Wakefield, 27th November 2011


Lizzy Borden, Martyr & Sons Of Anubis 

- The Underworld, London, 1st December 2011


Napalm Death, Forboding Ether, The Dying Reflex, Finisher & Perisher  

- The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness, 2nd December 2011


Uriah Heep & Virgil & The Accelerators 

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 12th December 2011


Defenders Of The Faith Tour - Trivium, Inflames, Ghost, Rise To Remain and Insense  

- 02 Academy, Newcastle, 7th December 2011


Club Antichrist Not NYE Party  

- Colosseum Club, London, 30th December 2011


Fury UK 

- The Hark To Towler, Bury, 31st December 2011