One of the two American support bands for Terror on this UK run are fellow Californian hardcore metal band Twitching Tongues.

I’m not overly familiar with this band if I’m being honest. I listened to latest release Disharmony when it came out on Metal Blade Records last year, but it didn’t make any impact on me at the time. I think I need to dig it out again or have a look on Spotify and give it another go before tomorrow.

Seemingly embraced by the hardcore community they appear to owe more to a metal band like Type O Negative rather than Agnostic Front or Hatebreed. I saw a great picture online over the weekend where the kids in attendance during their set in Dresden looked thoroughly bored and annoyed, so maybe the hardcore fraternity aren’t all that into them? Talking of Hatebreed, guitarist Sean Martin ex of Hatebreed joined the band towards the end of last year, so it’ll be interesting to see what he adds to the band.

I’m not sure if this is their first visit to the UK or not. I can’t recall seeing their name on any posters or adverts over the last few years. If they have been here before it must have been a very low key affair.


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So what do I potentially have in the gig diary for the last week of January?  It doesn’t seem like long ago when we were celebrating Christmas Day, now February is nearly upon us!

This weeks shows should have opened in Manchester with Motörhead and Saxon, but we all know that’s never happening again.


Wednesday 27th – Manchester, Sound Control

After H2O a few weeks ago and Ignite playing a one off show in London last night, we now get another show from what was travelling through Europe under the Persistence Tour. Manchester welcomes a headline slot by Terror, ably supported by Twitching Tongues and Wisdom In Chains.

Saturday 30th – Liverpool, Echo Arena

I haven’t got a ticket for this one yet, so I’m not sure if it’s sold out.  Headlined by Black Stone Cherry the Carnival of Madness hits the UK for eight shows. My main draw for this tour are the support bands Halestorm and Shinedown.  Depending on train times I could be home before Black Stone Cherry finish their set!