DJ: Guest: 015: Batfink Midsummer Nightmare – 22-July 2006

The Batfink Midsummer Nightmare last night was damned good fun, with a great-looking turnout (both in numbers and in how they all looked), loads of people I’d not seen in ages, and a few people I had not met before, either…and the only downside being not enough time to catch up with them all! Read more “DJ: Guest: 015: Batfink Midsummer Nightmare – 22-July 2006”

Into the Pit: 032: The Birthday Massacre – Live at the Cockpit Leeds – 18-July 2006

Something around 40 minutes behind time, the Screaming Banshee Aircrew appear and waste no time in getting on with it. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed that something wasn’t quite right last night. I’ve seen SBA a lot over the past year or two, and they have been much better than this. Off-nights happen to everyone, of course, and the intense heat in the venue really can’t have helped.

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But Listen: 026: Front Line Assembly – Artificial Soldier

It’s been a tough few years being an FLA fan. Every release in, oh, the past five years has been touted as “the best one since…[insert your favourite FLA album here – me? I’ll lay my cards on the table now and say Tactical Neural Implant]”, when they patently haven’t. Epitaph was well, ok, but not a patch on the prime-nineties stuff, while Civilization was great for all of two tracks before it lost it’s way rather badly.
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