ARTICLE: Starter’s Guide to… Anathema

Anathema formed in 1990 under the name Pagan Angel by the three Cavanagh brothers, Vincent, Daniel and Jamie, drummer John Douglas and vocalist Darren White. A part of the ‘Peaceville Three’, together with My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost, Anathema helped to define the death/doom/gothic genre.

LIVE REVIEW: Lacuna Coil at the Garage

Italian rockers Lacuna Coil rolled into Glasgow tonight on their current run of hugely successful UK dates in support of their latest album Delirium. With the band receiving some very strong reviews for the album it was no surprise that the venue had quickly filled with excited fans eager to catch the band performing the new tracks.

LIVE REVIEW: Stream of Passion at The Classic Grand

My short hop over the pond to Scotland was a trip I had almost never made, a trip I would have regretted if I hadn’t taken the plunge. Stream of Passion have quickly risen through the ranks of my favourite bands after hearing the beautiful track ‘When You Hurt Me The Most’ from their second album The Flame Within more than 4 years ago.

LIVE REVIEW: Moonspell at The Button Factory

Much like Finnish legends Amorphis just a matter of days beforehand in the very same venue, Portugal’s dark metal purveyors Moonspell play their first show in Ireland in the illustrious 23 year long career. Joining them on this mini-tour of Europe, the UK and Ireland are Swiss self-described “epic melodic death metal” group SoulLine.