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Hils Ovation

O2 Academy3 Birmingham 25th June 2016.

There was a host of good reasons to head on over to the O2 Academy3 in Birmingham tonight, as the latest Hils Ovation event was set to deliver a headlining set from Vicious Nature, along with some pretty impressive support from The Mighty Wraith, Spreading The Disease, Aramantus and Mallen.

The first band up on stage tonight and a firm favourite of mine, were the West Midlands based band, Mallen. Mallen’s signature sound is one of pure class that never fails to capture all the qualities of the heavy rock genre within a wealth of talent that these guys and gal possess. Tonight’s set from the band included tracks from their EP ’Ignite’ and also gave the O2 Academy3’s audience the opportunity to see them perform live, their forthcoming new single which is an absolute gem. If this is a taste of the new music that is about to emerge from the band, then positive things are set to happen to Mallen for sure!

Kelly Mallen and Dann Pritchard - Mallen

I’ve been hearing lots of good comments made about our next band Aramantus and tonight’s set was the first chance I’ve had to catch them in well over twelve months and with their current line up presenting Nyah Infill at the helm, believe you me – this band rocks! The band describe their music as progressive groove metal which certainly gives them a sound that will appeal to many and as for their performance tonight, they lacked nothing in their on stage ability either!

Nyah Infill - Aramantus

The are two things that you will never hear Spreading The Disease being described as – the first thing being boring and the second, being tame, as the energy that this band radiates on stage goes way beyond the meaning of intense. I think it’s also fair to say that it would take an exceptionally large stage to contain lead singer Adam May, as once that mic is in his hand he turns into a man on a mission to get as close to the audience as possible and when it comes down to making a connection with people, he definitely scored a big thumbs up at the O2 Academy3 tonight. This bands profile is growing fast so make sure to check them out first chance you get.

Adam May - STD

Our main support band for tonight were The Mighty Wraith and any which way you choose to take this band, whether that be live or listening to their recorded material, they always deliver metal that is loaded with charisma. Matt Gore is the kind of front man who always puts everything into his performance and tonight’s set from the band saw them clearly enjoying their time on stage as much as the audience did and when it comes down to capturing the very essence of live music, you really can’t hope for more than that!

Matt Gore - The Mighty Wraith

Tonight’s ultimate performance came courtesy of the West Midlands based metallers Vicious Nature and whenever these guys take to the stage, you are guaranteed a set that will leave you with a lasting impression every single time. The bands line up includes Andy Pyke (Vocals), Andy Southwell (Guitar + backing vocals), Mark Culley (Bass) and JB on Drums and between them, these guys notch up a collective history that resonates the impressive wealth of their ability.

Andy Southwell - Vicious Nature

With the added bonus of tonight being the chosen event to launch their new DVD ‘Ex Cineribus’, myself and all those present had further reason to be here and the bands appearance tonight not only gave us the chance to catch tracks from it performed live, but also to pick up a copy of this little beauty first hand.

It’s dam near impossible to identify a favourite track from Vicious Nature performance tonight as each song had a character of it’s own but I have to say that their delivery of the new single ‘The Silence That Kills’ went down an absolute storm, but then that is exactly how these guys roll.

Andy Pyke - Vicious Nature

I left the O2 Academy3 tonight one very happy bunny, with the added bonus of a freshly purchased DVD that delivers all which it promises and a quote from Andy Pyke that just about summed up tonight’s event – “ You’re coming to see the future, not the past”.

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

Graham Bonnet

The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 12th February 2016.

There are many great artists whose contribution to the great halls of rock and roll has left a lasting impression and tonight the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, plays host to one very such person and that person being none other than Graham Bonnet.

Setting this evenings event off in fine form were Vicious Nature, whose current line up comprises of Andy Pyke – Vocals, Andy Southwell – Guitar, Mark Culley – Bass and Jon “JB’’ Brown on Drums. Swathed within the cool blue of The Slade Rooms stage lights, Vicious Nature’s set was rock hard with a collection of audience favourites including ‘Salvation’, ‘System Of Disorder’ and ‘Fight For Your Life’. A busy year lies ahead for the band so do make sure you keep an eye on their Facebook page to keep up to date with all their latest news!

Andy Pyke and Andy Southwell - Vicious Nature

Our second band of the night and main support throughout the tour were Evyltyde, who hail from the London area. Encapsulating the many great qualities of a lead singer, Hannah Delany has a voice and personality to match, which grabs your attention and holds fast and I for one, am certainly a new found fan after seeing their set tonight.

Hannah Delany - Evyltyde

Their eleven song set was a great introduction to Evyltyde’s style of classic metal, with the track ’Killer’ taken from their self titled album, being a highlight for me with it’s blistering guitar riffs courtesy of Mr Danny Merton.

Danny Merton - Evyltyde

With the time fast approaching for Graham Bonnet and band to take to the stage, conversations overheard from within The Slade Rooms audience ranged from debates over which song was his greatest achievement to what songs tonight’s set list might contain which in my opinion, clearly showed the level of appreciation that was roaming freely tonight.

And to the sound of loud cheers and applause the time soon came for the stories to unfold and the music to play and what a great journey through the tracks of time it was!

Graham Bonnet

Tonight’s set contained a hearty selection of tracks born out of Graham’s time with Rainbow, Alcatrazz and The Marbles and included ‘Eyes Of The World’, ‘Will You Be Home Tonight’ and ‘Only One Woman’ – and of course no set could possibly be complete without the timeless anthem ‘All Night Long’ .

Graham Bonnet and Conrado Pesinato

Full credit has to be given to Graham for his vocals tonight which were simply a pleasure to behold and praise must also be given to his band, whose performance this evening was first class.

Mark Zonder - Graham Bonnet Band

But as much as there was plenty to reflect and reminisce upon tonight whilst in the company of Graham Bonnet, there is yet another chapter still to be written this year with a brand new studio album heading our way, an authorised and illustrated biography about to be published and an April 2016 tour of Australia and New Zealand also on the horizon – so here‘s looking forward to all the new songs and stories still yet to come.

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

Vicious Nature

Vicious Nature join the Bearded Monkey Management Roster!

Vicious Nature

Bearded Monkey Promotions have all ready had success with working with Left For Red who in 2015 played Bloodstock Open Air as well as got their name around the UK and Eternal Fear who last year toured the UK for the fifth time on their 20th Anniversary Tour.

Vicious Nature have been making a name for themselves since 2012 and have played a number of prestigious live shows in and outside of the UK with one of their most notable being HAMMERFEST V in 2013.

Vicious Nature since getting together have released two EPs ‘Fight For Your Lifereleased 2012 and ‘Salvation‘ which was released in 2014. Since then the VN boys went on to release a stonkingly good ‘Live In Belgium‘ EP from their performance at 2015’s Wizz Fest.

Andy Southwell, Vicious Nature’s guitarist said: ‘We here in VICIOUS NATURE are very excited to be working with Bearded Monkey Management & Promotions, we have been keeping a close eye on Dan and the bands he has worked with and have been impressed with how they have progressed. We look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship’.

Check out Vicious Nature – Salvation ‘Live in Belgium 2015

Vicious Nature are continuing their world domination with shows already booked in the UK and Europe. You can see Vicious Nature supporting the brilliant Graham Bonnet Band (Ex-Rainbow, Alcatrazz & Michael Schenker Group) at The Slade Rooms on the 12th February in Wolverhampton.

For more information: Vicious Nature official website.