Sundara Karma The glam-some foursome return to stage with a collection of their most adventurous and sonically-challenging gems from their discography. Following the recent release of their latest album, ‘Ulfilas’ Alphabet’, Sundara Karma proved they are capable of an even more conceptual feel, both musically and visually - moving more towards the ‘glam rock’ genre, the boys are demonstrating a beautiful fusion of music that feels like the lovechild of Bowie and Queen.


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Northlane Tonight we visited the O2 Institute Birmingham for a night of fine modern metalcore with Northlane and some absolute gems in Invent, Animate and Erra in supporting roles. The venue itself was busy early on.


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Howard Jones It’s been well over thirty years since Howard Jones asked us to “throw off our mental chains”; to challenge our preconceived ideas. How time flies by. In support of his brand new ‘Best Of’ Howard Jones release entitled ‘BEST (1983-2017)’, and now with all new and extended Electric Band, he's put doing a series of five shows across the UK, including tonight's at Birmingham's o2 Institute.


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Opeth Tonight we venture into the world of progressive metal; specifically of the Nordic variety. The 02 Institute in Birmingham presents us with Enslaved from Norway, a band that has been on the radar since the nineties and has a large back catalogue to choose from. The headliner tonight, Opeth, have garnered much success in their 18 years since formation, with frequent changes in style along the way.


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Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth take to Birmingham's 02 Institute venue tonight after Dani's break away with his side band Devilment. The band has garnered a large cult following since it's formation in 1991; signing to Nuclear Blast Records and frequenting the likes of Download and Ozzfest..


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Star Shaped Festival The second ever Star Shaped Festival came to the o2 Institute for one afternoon and evening of 90s nostalgia as they seek to bring six of the best Britpop bands to a city near you - in this case Birmingham - featuring Salad (Undressed), My Life Story, Dodgy, Space, Sleeper and The Bluetones.


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Billy Talent Forming, quite remarkably, way back in 1993 - this Canadian outfit from Mississauga, Ontario - have just released their fifth album ' Afraid of Heights. ' This year they played Download and are now out and about across the UK throughout October, their first UK tour in 4 years. We sent our photographer Hollie Turner across to cover the fun with Billy Talent.


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Darlia On a Friday night where the winter weather and cold seemed to be setting in, Darlia took to the stage and gave nothing more than an red hot explosive set. The Blackpool trio are touring off the back of their latest release ‘Petals’, a catchy-grungy handful of songs. Their performance is just as entertaining as their songs, a blend of energy and rock music thats not afraid to punch you in the face. Only on this occasion you’re grateful for it.


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The Staves Impeccable English sister trio The Staves activated a tightly packed venue of the Institute, Birmingham, with their appealing harmonies and outstanding choral vocals, they’ve fascinated their fans who’ve inflated in numbers since their latest sell out tour and release of album ‘If I Was.’


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