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Sonisphere 2014 announce Dream Theater and more

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Sonisphere 2014 is celebrating 40 years of rock and metal at Knebworth and has so far announced some stellar acts such Iron Maiden, Alestorm and Carnifex amongst others. Yesterday, Sonisphere 2014 announced a handful of more bands for what could be the biggest weekend in the UK this year.

Dream Theater, Devil You Know, featuring former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, Yashin, The Cadillac Three, Glamour Of The Kill, Palm Reader, Broken Hands, Fort Hope, The One Hundred and Collibus are the latest additions to this year’s Sonisphere Festival. The full line-up can be seen on the above poster.

Weekend tickets for Sonisphere 2014 are on sale now priced at £170. The highly popular deposit scheme is available until 1st April, meaning fans have less than a month to reserve their tickets for an initial payment of just £50. Check the Sonisphere website for further details. All Campsites open Thursday. For further information please visit this location.

 

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With One Last Breath announce co-headline UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 7th February 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

York-based band With One Last Breath have just announced a string of UK dates for a joint headline tour with Swedish metal act Adept. The band will be touring in support of their new EP, Wake The Dead, which will be released via Small Town Records later this month. The band comments: “We are really excited about this tour. It’s a big step for us. This will be the first time to go out as a headlining band and although we are a little nervous, we are so ready for it. We are stoked to be co-headlining with Adept too, they are a great band and they will kill it no doubt. It’s going to be so fun playing all the re done versions of the EP tracks. People will dig it i think. It’s about time these songs get some live jams and we’re excited to play them. It’s going to be a mental tour and i hope everyone gets a chance to witness it!”

With One Last Breath have shared stages with a number of prominent and upcoming bands such as Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Yashin and Architects, gaining attention along the way from The Artery Foundation  and TKO Booking. Together with their dedicated team, they are planning and plotting a steady takeover of the modern scene.

Catch With One Last Breath live on the following dates.

APRIL 2013
MONDAY 8 SOUTHAMPTON – UNIT
TUESDAY 9 MANCHESTER – MQ LIVE
WEDNESDAY 10 GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS
THURSDAY 11 DERBY – THE VIC INN
FRIDAY 12 WREXHAM – CENTRAL STATION
SATURDAY 13 LEEDS – COCKPIT
SUNDAY 14 – BIRMINGHAM – O2 ACADEMY 3
MONDAY 15 NORWICH – WATERFRONT STUDIOS
TUESDAY 16 LONDON – CAMDEN BARFLY

 

Yashin w/Support @ Fibbers, York

Posted in Live with tags , , on 15th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Bands: Yashin, Jody Has A Hitlist, With One Last Breath, Tantrum To Blind
Location: Fibbers, York
Date: 14th March 2012

In all honesty, I wasn’t even planning on going to this but I ended up with a free ticket last minute and it was better than letting go to waste. There were only two bands on the line-up I knew of; Jody Has A Hitlist and Yashin. The former I’ve seen before and the latter I know through reputation for their live shows. The opening band of the night were a Swedish rock act called Tantrum To Blind, who put on an energetic performance. They opened up their set with Get Get Get, a very pop punk meets alt. rock sounding track. The set moved on into more alt. rock sounding songs such as Rise & Fall and If We Let It Go. The frontwoman certainly knew how to whip a crowd into a frenzy, leading for a good response from the crowd which is always nice to see. I believe it’s safe to say that they made some new fans that night, me being one of them.

Second band on the bill were York’s very own With One Last Breath, who despite being very post-hardcore sounding, had a slight death metal sound in the vocals. They were quite bass heavy during in their set, to a point, in parts, where only the bass could be heard. Aside from that one issue, their riffs sounded raw, heavy and destructive, as did the drum work. Drunken and Hell We Create were to be the highlights of their set. The main support of the night came form Dublin-based Jody Has A Hitlist, who I was loathing to see as the last time I saw them, watching paint dry seemed like a more exciting option. The band came onto the Gladiator medley, which oddly, made the crowd somewhat excited. Musically, their songs weren’t as bad as when I last saw them and they had sounded like they had improved a bit, though the actual live performance was still pretty poor. The vocals were pretty much spot on and the riffs worked quite well, though I do wonder why they were the main support as they still aren’t overly impressive.

Finally, Glaswegian post-hardcore sextet took the stage, gaining the largest crowd response of the night. Though before that, the crowd chanted “Yashin” in unison for several minutes. Everything, from the guitars to the bass to the drums, was heard clearly and the band’s use of clean vocals and screams was beyond impressive. The riffs, though being brutal and heavy, also had a technical flair to them which was interesting to hear. The actual performance itself was beyond charismatic and energetic, I’m amazed the vocalists were out of breath due to all the bouncing around and crowd surfing they did. Runaway Train was one of the more tech metal sounding sounds of the night while The Last One Standing was a more violent sounding mosh along anthem. Yashin finished their set with the aforementioned song but performed an encore in the form of the heartfelt track Stand Up.

Yashin have quite the hype surrounding them when it comes to their live performances and it’s easy to see why. Out of all the bands I’ve seen over the years, Yashin definitely come into my top three for best live acts. They’re also one of the few bands that puts so much effort into their live performance, as well as their music. The support acts, Tantrum To Blind and With One Last Breath were pretty cool, though the night would have been more enjoyable if Jody Has A Hitlist wasn’t main support.

Nico Davidson

Black Veil Brides W/Support @ Manchester Academy [Live Review]

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , on 23rd October 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Bands: Black Veil Brides, My Passion, Yashin
Location: Manchester Academy, Manchester
Date: 11th October

After hearing about a lot about this new band from Hollywood, California called Black Veil Brides making a big statement about being the indifferent and with  countless articles in Kerrang Magazine I thought I would go check them out for myself. Before going to the gig I can say that I had heard Knives and Pens and Perfect Weapon which were average songs and didn’t seem all the rush to me.

Touring with Black Veil Brides was My Passion (solo tours and will be touring with Madina Lake soon!) and Yashin (toured with the likes of KoRn). The first act would be My Passion which had had mix reports and views on while I was waiting outside of the venue,they seemed to be pretty much in the middle this band with a lot of people liking them and a lot not, I was pretty excited to see this band again from the last time when I saw them in Liverpool on the Red Bull tour just before they got famous so to see now far and what they were like now would be very interesting. When making their entrance on the stage there was a lot of booing which does seem pointless as they are the ones walking away with a little bit of your money so might as well endure it, the stage was blacked out and lit up again with a bright florescence blue colour each one making their way onto the stage. the lead singer Simon Rowlands coming on last with a white coat and glow in the dark shades. the band kicked off with a song I didn’t recognise but that is probably because they had a new album set to come out so I think that they were playing new songs to promote it.. The performance as a whole would definitely 4 out of 5, they kept the crowd entertained (despite the booing) and of course all of them had a lot of energy for the stage. My opinion were very good and would definitely suggest that you go and see them. They finished with their signature song The Girl Who Lost there smile.

I didn’t not get to see Yashin due to complication, leaving the next to come on was Black Veil Brides. After waiting 30 minutes for the band to come on the stage blacked out and the up roar of fans (who had to mimic his make-up) and opening with a song from there new album which was average, they played a couple of songs and a drummer solo one that they did do was a cover of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell which was very good but unfortunately that strike didn’t last long with only completing 8 songs on the list (INCLUDING THE DRUMMER SOLO) I was disappointed and would say that Black Veil Brides are nothing really specially but to the people that they do touch the BVB Army, then it good for them I totally support what they are promoting with the indifference theme but I think to get the most out of this gig you have to adore the band otherwise it was not a very entertaining show. The front man Andy Sixx also seemed not on form and something was missing, due to this fact I would go and see them again as I think that they could perform better and possible do a good show. I would award BVB a 2 out of 5 for this show.

Danielle Eley

I would like thank My Passion for helping my sister get through her panic attack after their performance. – Definitely go and check these out with Madina Lake.