Sunday, 21 September 2008

Rock of Ages : Review

 Rock of Ages review: Mayfair Mallzine 

Mayfair Mallzine have a review online of the Rock of Ages Fest , which took place at the Asylum in Birmingham on 6th and 7th Sept!

"The band simply ripped the roof off the building with a fantastic display of no holds barred metal".... read the full 2 day review from Little Linda, a few surprises in there about the festival and 20 bands who gave their time up to raise funds for Cancer research ...

.... thanks Linda for the awesome review, see you next year in Swansea!

Heres the Link

Monday, 15 September 2008

Bloodstock review

Cracking review of the Saturday @ Bloodstock, by Live4metal. We feature roughly half way down the page. Thx guys! Glad you enjoyed!

"The applause per person ratio was deserved and as good as many bands were to receive – lets have them back and on the main stage, this performance warrants that"

To read the full review go to

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Cricketers 13th September

Last night we were gigging at the Cricketers in Shaw, which went down pretty gd. It wasnt the biggest crowd ever but it was still a gd night and a good response.

A few hours before the gig started me, and sum of the FUK Crew went out shopping. Which was the most fun i never want to have again haha. We went off into Bury lookin for sum new t-shirts for me, but we ended up buying me a new belt which looks awesome, if i do say so myself haha. And also we bought me sum new Playboy Boxers. ;) Just for the ladies hehe. Special thanks to Mattie from the FUK Crew for pickin them out.

Later on we set off to the Cricketers, me Crazy Mike, and Zofo who is our head merch girl. We were travelling to pick Mattie up, but then half way to the Cricketers noticed that we forgot to pick him up haha, he was not amused. oh well. we had to do a quick u turn and go get him, after all he did do all the personal shopping today!

We finally arrived at the Cricketers, and then began to unload all the gear, we met up with some new & old friends.Thanks to everyone who came from the Well and Whittles. Then we hit the stage, and had a great set, also we had lots of new friends head banging for us which was awesome. Very Cute dancers ;) Couldn't wait to meet em hehe. At the end of our set we were chanted to do an encore, & I decided to do an an epic bass solo, it went down pretty well. Almost forgot to mention Martin did about a 15 min drum solo, showing off his Bonham, Powell, and jazz stuff, it was incredible, but very sweaty (the night was one of the hottest of the summer,and very sticky, but the venue supplied us with a huge fan which was on my side of the stage... awesome)

So it was a pretty kwl gig, i enjoyed it very much. Dint get home till 3am yawn.... This was also our last gig before the UK Tour with Core of Nation and also we're appearing with Firewind on 20th (next Saturday )at Rios in Leeds.

So we`ll hopfully cya guys at one soon.

Cheers guys


.... almost forgot! .... we've been confirmed to headline the Helloween Ball at The Met Theatre, Bury on 29th Oct. Awesome line-up with Babylon Fire, Decadenze, Code Zero & Liquid Theory. Tickets available from the bands or the Met Theatre, £5 each. Fancy dress!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Rock of Ages 2008

Hey guys, well were back from Rock of Ages, and i must say we had an amazing time. The gig took place in Birmingham at a venue called The Asylum.

We set off on Friday 6th September, so we could have a chill out watchin the bands.
We had a long drive for about an hour and a half or so, and managed to get lost many times on the way haha. We arrived at the Travel lodge to drop our sleeping gear off, and have a break. Then we set off to the Asylum with all our road crew along side. Btw cheers for all the ppl who came especially Crazy Mike,as it was his birthday on Saturday, and who also got totally drunk all weekend haha. Pretty funny. Happy Birthday doode. We stayed all day at the Asylum watching the bands. There were many bands that i took interest to, like Burn who were my fav band for the weekend, really gd Progressive Metal. So good they even got me up head bangin haha U gotta love em.Waysted.... well were Waysted ....what did u expect but cud still belt out some crackers. The Tygers of Pang tang headlined and were gud also. Beholder who opened the day were really heavy and suited the dark atmosphere of the venue. THE dark blue walls really felt like u were in an asylum , the bar staff were dressed as crazy doctors and nurses who we all had our pics took with LOL( drool drool)

Later on that night we all returned to the Travel Lodge,( we had to hire all the taxis from the local taxi rank as so many peeps came with us from manc and we all wamted to get drunk so left our cars back at the lodge) and it was time to party haha :). We all settled in to our room, where i shared with ma best mate Matty and our drummer Martin, then all of the Road Crew, Fuk crew, band and fans gathered to Crazy Mikes room and surprised him with a huge Caterpillar birthday cake, with candles haha, a little silly for a 19 year old but he didnt complain when he was eating it haha. I sure did have my share :D.some interesting peeps arrived in slippers, and others in pajamas( didnt know it was a slumber party) Finally it was the end of the night or shud i say the start of the morning haha, so it was time for some sleep, knowing we had a big day on Sunday.

Sunday morning came and i dont think any1 could be bothered opening their eyes haha, but unfortunately we had to be out of the hotel by 12. So me Johnny and Emily who were also part of the Road Crew went down for big big breakfast. Its every mans dream to get a nice full english breakfast in the morning. We also met up with some more of the Crew, Alex, Ashleigh, Jordan, and Rob, all had a bit of a chat a drink, but then we all had to return and pack all our stuff up. B4 we went i decided to have a shower but i noticed i didnt bring a hair dryer haha, and when u have really long hair u really do need and want a hair dryer lol So i wass runnin from room to room with nothing on jus 1 towel round me waste haha quite embarrasin and if you dont think so i think u shud try it haha ;).

We arrived at the venue then we had afew hours wait until we go on, and we were very excited. Finally the time had come, we approached the stage and began playing those first notes. It felt incredible and we loved every minute of it. After our 45 min set we had a radio interview with Angel of Metal, which was great, a gd interview and funny, something involving groupies hehe :). We were also greeted by sum fans who loved the show, and also some photographers who seemed really impressed,( looking forward to the pics Red)

So was a really gd festival all round, i am loving this band more and more each gig. I cant wait for the next :D. Hopefully cya guys soon. Thanks to everyone that made the trip down to Brum braving the weather we appreciate it. Tour starts next week with CON hope to see u at a show soon.

Cheers Luke