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Live Review : Damim + Midnight Prophecy + Stormrider + Paladin @ The Peer Hat, Manchester on March 23rd 2018.

Quireboys were at the Manchester Academy 3 last Friday but unfortunately no guest pass for me. Not one to miss out on Rock or Metal for the lack of a plan B, I headed to the small basement of a Manchester pub where foreign beers are served, The Peer Hat.

As I went down the stairs and entered the room, Paladin were in full swing, rocking out on a rather small stage for 6 band members. The poor lighting situation of this place like so many other venues definitely wasn't going to help me tonight, but I would try to make the most of it.

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Live Review : In Depths + Fear Me December + Devil's Henchmen + Deh-Yey

As this week was rather quiet on the Metal scene in the North-West, I remembered that I was invited to Mammothfest Heat 2 at The Live Rooms in Chester by In Depths. One of those battle of the bands style competition to gain access to a stage at the Brighton based Mammothfest festival this summer.

As I got to the Live Rooms, I found the place to be anything but live, not surprising considering that the venue did not bother to advertise the event on their own website.

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Live : Therion @ Rebellion, Manchester

Considered the pioneers of the Symphonic Metal genre and led by the composer and founder Christofer Johnsson, Therion were performing at Rebellion in Manchester last night.

Supported by the girl fronted German metal band with the dynamic Elli Berlin, Null Positiv started the proceedings. Next was Imperial Age, the Symphonic Metal Russian act.

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Live : Batushka + Schammasch + Trepaneringsritualen @ Rebellion, Manchester on January 13th

I don't know anything about Death or Black Metal and I have never pretended to. The heaviest gig I have attended might possibly be Opeth, on their "Ghost of Perdition" UK tour, 10 years ago. But I guess in these kind of pentagram circles, they could be considered pop.

I arrived in good time only to realise that the gig was sold out and the venue packed, we had to queue for a good 15 minutes. I had no idea who the opening acts were and neither did the staff, or maybe didn't dare to spell or pronounce their names.

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