Sound Circus, Bournemouth

The Metal Hammer sponsored rock club Redeemer is held every Friday night at The Sound Circus in Bournemouth. The venue has a rocking reputation so we went along to check out the vibe! Unable to get to venue in time for the 2 support bands, Western Sand who I’ve seen several times and are always a class act and Brainsaw who I’ve yet to see, but have been reliably informed that they were very good!

Drinks in hand we headed to the stage to watch the whole blistering set from Oxford outfit Desert Storm. Thundering riffs and pounding drums was the perfect backdrop to the cigarettes and whisky drenched vocals delivered by their dishevelled front man.

I’ve seen Desert Storm a few times now, and their live performance just gets tighter with every gig!

They have a powerful Stoner Metal type of style that sounds like Corrosion Of Conformity, Black Label Society and the mighty Clutch going head to head at an Ultimate Fighting competition! The crowd were well into it and they went down a storm (pun intended)!


Ol’ Town
Astral Planes
Shadow Of An Eagle
Cosmic Drips
Word To The Wise Man
Forked Tongues
No Slave To The Master (new tune!)

Words and photos by Dan O’Gara.