Tag Archives: Gojira

Gojira @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 29 June 2019

The between-album tour is a funny old thing – standing separate from the usual purposes of touring, i.e. new album promotion, Gojira affixes an excitable grin and proclaims “We’re baaaaack! …for some reason!” Only the deathliest dullards would have an issue with this, obviously, as such tours are never to be expected and are a pleasant […]

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Download Festival 2016’s line-up just got bigger. WAY bigger.

As a pre-Christmas treat, an already exciting Download Festival 2016 bill got even more tempting with the addition of more than 30 bands to the weekend. Bands have been added to all three days of the Donington weekend, which takes place from 10-12 June 2016. The Amity Affliction, Counting Days, Fort Hope, Gutterdammerung, Havok, Killswitch […]

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Gojira @ Manchester Academy 2 – 7th November 2012

Let’s start this review with a bold statement… In my honest opinion, Gojira are currently the best metal band on the planet. Big words, I know, but each time they release an album, and especially every time I witness their live performances, my belief in that statement only grows stronger. Tonight, in Manchester, the French […]

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Gojira + The Safety Fire @ Birmingham Academy 2 – 26th June 2012

Arriving in Birmingham just one day after the release of the fifth album, L’Enfant Sauvage, French metal titans Gojira have packed Academy 2 with 600 fans eagerly anticipating a band renowned for its spectacular performances. As the band themselves say “there are no half measures”. For the time they’re on stage, around 70 minutes this […]

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Gojira + The Eyes Of A Traitor + Pilgrimz @ Birmingham Barfly – 11th March 2009

Tonight’s night of Metal comes from the “best of a bad bunch of Birmingham venues”, the basement of The Barfly. Conditions seem to differ at The Barfly from gig to gig, so let’s see what’s in store… The first band on the bill are Pilgrimz, from Copenhagen, Denmark. The venue is half filled, which I […]

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In Flames + Gojira + Sonic Syndicate @ Birmingham Academy – 28th September 2008

I managed to arrive at the Academy a little too early tonight and found myself milling around in the queue that had formed outside, with hundreds of fans all eagerly awaiting entry to the gig. Everyone seemed in good spirits and having chatted to several of the crowd there seemed to be a clear split […]

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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. […]

The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked […]

Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is […]

Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of […]

Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and […]

Midge Ure plays the Town Hall on 7th October!

Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday. This tour celebrates and revisits […]