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Posts By Sam Brookes

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Video Review: Your Demise – These Lights

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Your Demise are back with their usual swagger in the second video from their upcoming album “The Golden Age” and what an age it will be. For all those who don’t know who Your Demise are, they are the current leaders in the UK hardcore scene. For those who do know who they are, this isn’t Your Demise like you know them, this isn’t the usual hectic party hardcore you may know and love this is skate punk at its finest. Read More

Opinion: Are o2 Academies Killing Live Music?

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Recently I attended two gigs in the space of three days at the Birmingham O2 Academy that left me pondering on the state of live music. If you haven’t been …
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Live Review: The Kerrang Relentless Tour 2012, Birmingham O2 Academy, 16th February 2012
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Live Review: The Kerrang Relentless Tour 2012, Birmingham O2 Academy, 16th February 2012

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When Kerrang announced the 2012 line up I was pretty stoked. Northern metal mob While She Sleeps, LA hardcore group Letlive, the Kings of pop punk New Found Glory and rowdy Welsh mob The Blackout (who replaced Sum 41) make up an incredibly varied line up and catered to the different tastes of the magazine’s demanding fan base. Read More

Live Review: The Skrillex Cell Grey Daze Tour, Birmingham O2 Academy, 19 February 2012
6 years ago

Live Review: The Skrillex Cell Grey Daze Tour, Birmingham O2 Academy, 19 February 2012

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This is my first ever not Metal/Hardcore show. Pretty exciting stuff. Before I start I should mention that this is not The Skrillex Cell Grey Daze Tour, It’s the Skrillex Grey Daze Tour. Me, not knowing anything about this kind of music and culture as I’m fairly new to it all, assumed that the “Cell” must be a  dub step word for support, like an entourage or posse, that’s not the case. The Cell is a motion sensing computer which picks up Skrillex’s dancing and movement and projects it onto a screen. Due to stage size limitations the Cell couldn’t fit on so it’s just Skrillex. Read More