Morpheus Rising

With support from Fahran.

The Robin2, Bilston, 13th July 2014.

Morpheus Rising play a great set of old school heavy rock, loaded with hints from The New Wave of British Heavy Metal era, but sounding bang up to date. Following a suitably epic intro, the combined twin guitar work of Pete Harwood and Damien James Sweeting was an awesome sight, jumping from the melodic to heavy in an instant.

Pete Harwood and Damien Sweeting - Morpheus Rising

Raw powerful vocals from Si Wright were backed up with a thumping bass line from Andy Smith. Resident drummer Nigel Durham was out of action for tonight due to injury, but former drummer Paul Gibbons stepped in to provide an excellent service.

Simon Wright - Morpheus Rising

The great anthem ‘Fighting Man’ led the encore from one of the finest heavy rock groups to come out of the City of York. Although the night was competing with a well known football cup final, I was glad to be in the company of other like minded lovers of great music for a superb night’s entertainment of the best calibre.

Pete Harwood - Morpheus Rising

Eximius Humanus (Latin for Super Human) is the title of Morpheus Rising’s latest album offering, full of endless echoing and atmospheric riffs. A must for all serious rock fans.

Morpheus Rising

Support band Fahran are a great live rock act and were a superb warm-up for tonight’s show. Non-stop heavy rock from start to finish. Plenty of axe grinding guitars and flailing hair.


I don’t think they stopped running around the stage once, even during their token ballad! Together with a full-on animated drummer, Fahran impressed me so much I bought both of their CD’s on the night !


For more photographs on the night, follow the link HERE

Words and photography by Stephen Turner.