Tag: Gutlocker

NEWS: Gutlocker roar into 2024 with shows galore!

After finishing 2023 in style by opening Tech Fest’s Techabilitation in December and dropping single “The Payoff“, Woking Groove Metal masters Gutlocker are showing no signs of stopping in 2024. They’ve added to their continuous stream of announcements of live shows with a serious looking collection taking them all the way through to September although

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Live Bands of 2023!

The fifth category in our Listmaina Awards Season is dedicated to those bands who bring the heat to the stage, the one place where there is absolutely no hiding place. So of all the bands we’ve witnessed from all the shows and festivals we’ve reviewed in the past year, who stood out enough to make

Live Review: Tech-Fest Techabilitation 2023: Friday (1 of 3)!

There is a certain irony that just as we arrive in Derby for what could be the final Tech-Fest event in Techabilitation at The Hairy Dog, “Beginning of the End” by Spineshank should surface on the Spotify playlist we’ve been listening to on the drive. In truth it’s not so much the end as a

Bootleg: “The Payoff” from Gutlocker!

Popping a champagne cork in celebration of the release of a new single from Groove Metal masters Gutlocker, we go back five years to when that very single first appeared surfaced. Recorded at Ignite AMR Studio, this rendition of “The Payoff” is feisty a post “Cry Havoc” cut in pro-shot one take live form. That

Track Review: “The Payoff” by Gutlocker

After the success of July 2022’s debut album “To Be Alive” you might have thought that Woking Groove Metal four piece Gutlocker might have sat on their laurels a little and milked it for all it was worth… but having played pretty much every dive bar, drive in, bolt hole and basement as well as

Live Review: Rabidfest 2023 Day #2 (Sunday)!

One of the great things about Rabidfest is that while they put on a varied line up each year, there is method to their madness. This isn’t just a collection of random bands thrown into a melting pot in the hope that everyone will have a good time. Far from it. Instead, each day is

Live Review: Rabidfest 2023 Day #1 (Saturday)!

Its a wet weekend in November and golden leaves are all over the ground which can only mean one thing. After huge fanfare and extensive build up, the fifth anniversary of Oxfords biggest Metal Weekender Rabidfest is finally here! The hordes have descended upon The Bullingdon like witches and wizards gathered in the masses to

Bootleg: Gutlocker at Rabidfest in Oxford!

So fresh out of the wood fired pizza oven that it’s still steaming, the full set from Groove Metal masters Gutlocker at Rabidfest in Oxford on 5th November has surfaced from the blue lagoon. Filmed by the band on a static camera from the side of the stage it captures their “To Be Alive” album

Rabidfest 2023: Breaking Down The Bands #24: Pryma!

Last week we made a fatal mistake in declaring an end to our “Breaking Down The Bands” series for the fifth anniversary incarnation of Oxford’s biggest Metal Weekender Rabidfest. As it turns out, there is one last change in the line up before this years event takes place – over the weekend of the 4th