Live Review: Leave Me Here Presents – All-Dayer of Metal

Not many people could complain about the lack of music events across the UK on the last weekend of April. While hordes of metalheads descended on Camden for the three-day Desertfest and others gathered at ‘Kin Hell Festival in Leeds, Newcastle was offering its own little slice of metal chaos in the form of Leave Me Here’s All-Dayer of pulverising metal…

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Doomsday @ Trillians – Review

Dwelling in a dark basement while the sun beats down might not seem like the best way to spend your Sunday afternoon. But it’s fair to say that it was the vitamin D-leeching, surface-folk that missed out on something rather special. With the common theme all things ‘doom’, seven bands each gave us a slice of their own noise in this cracking all-day event.

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Conan – Feature

Last time SoundShock spoke with Liverpool’s Conan, the band were sitting backstage at Damnation Festival 2011, relaxing ahead of their 4:00pm performance. Steadily gaining a UK fanbase at the time, the three-piece had just released a split EP with Slomatics a few months earlier that put them on the musical map. With all things going rather well these days, Calum Robson caught up with the band to find out how they’re handling a new phase in their careers.

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