Tag: Rabidfest

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

NEWS: Pryma work on simple survival!

Having witnessed them and this earworm riff at the Devolution Magazine sponsored main stage of Rabidfest last weekend, it’s time for Canterbury’s finest Metal band Pryma to give us “Survival” in all its glory. On the crest of that wave the band have a wealth of shows going into next year so the Prymates can

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

Rabidfest 2023: Breaking Down The Bands #23: Reveller!

There are just 11 days to go until the biggest Metal Weekender that Oxford has to offer takes place on 4th and 5th November at The Bullingdon, so if you’re in need of one final reason to get a ticket, you’ve come to the right place! Rabidfest will see 20 bands take to the Devolution

Rabidfest 2023: Breaking Down The Bands #22: Shoot To Kill!

Making a mockery of our numbering sequence, bands have dropped out and been replaced since they were originally announced to take part in the special occasion that will be the fifth anniversary of Rabidfest. For clarity, there will be no less than 20 bands taking to the Devolution Magazine sponsored main stage at The Bullingdon

Rabidfest 2023: Breaking Down The Bands #21: Fetus Destruction!

Is it better to burn out or fade away? After a triumphant set at the 10th Anniversary of Tech-Fest in the summer, inking a deal in blood with Seek & Strike Records and releasing a debut full length album in “Ominous“, Midlands Technical Death Metal Monsters Monasteries decided to go their separate ways and leave

Playthrough: “HIVE” from Tribe Of Ghosts!

Ahead of their appearance at Rabidfest in November having conquered Bloodstock, Brighton natives Tribe Of Ghosts have shared a guitar playthrough video for their last single “Hive“. Naturally that means guitarist Adam Sedgwick is the person in the spotlight for the piece, one of four cuts to emerge since the bands announcement that their artistic