It was announced the day before that, due to illness, Volbeat were unable to play their headline show at Bristol’s O2 Academy last month. However, organisers promised that the show would go on, with tickets remaining valid for both this show and a rescheduled Volbeat date.  Both of Volbeat’s support acts – Baroness and Danko …

With Baroness visiting our fair city this weekend in support of Danish heavy metal-meets-rockabilly giants Volbeat and Torche headlining Exchange in December, we thought it’d be a great excuse to dive into the thick, dirty depths of sludge metal.  Popularised by the genre’s godfather the Melvins, who mixed early Black Sabbath’s plodding and stone-hazed approach …