Cradle of Filth bring glorious gothic terror to be...

ALBUM REVIEW: Cradle of Filth bring glorious gothic terror to bear on Cryptoriana IF ‘Hammer of Witches’ proved that Cradle of Filth had regained their edgy artistic mojo then new release ‘Cryptorian’ shifts them up to another level entirely. This is the marriage of previous musical excesses and a true sense of gothic terror – not in the mainstream sense of ‘goths’ but reaching into the dark labyrinthine murk of Victorian streets, where danger and sensuality stand side-by-side. ‘Cryptoriana’ is a tapestry of lust and evil delivered with all that you would expect from Dani and co. Apart...

Big Truck rolls over...

LBUM REVIEW: Big Truck rolls over all in its path as Trucker Diablo go to war on ‘Fighting For Everything’ THE Big Truck has just got an upgrade, superchargers fitted and the engine tuned to within an inch of its life. Trucker Diablo are rolling inexorably forward with new album...

EMIL BULLS return with their ninth studio album „K...

on September 29th 2017, offering a synergy of enrapturing melodies, grinding guitar riffs and pulsating vibes which transcend genre. With more than 20 years of band history behind them, EMIL BULLS have remained true to their distinctive brash attitude and their gritty, creative style. Their recipe: remaining true to the well defined spirit of the band whilst pushing the boundaries of today’s metal scene. EMIL BULLS have the underground scene deeply rooted in heart – one of their distinctive traits. Coming off the back of their success with the last album, „Sacrifice to Venus“, having reached 6 in the Media Control Album-Charts; EMIL...

Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with th...

HOW DARE YOU new album  release date 13.10.17 [Metropolis Records] Thirteen. It’s a really lucky number. When you turn thirteen you get to have a bar mitzvah.  That’s the definition of lucky. Want another example? If you live on the thirteenth floor of an  apartment building, you get to tell people you live on the fourteenth floor, and this allows you to come off like a slightly higher roller. You see where we are going with this? Thirteen is not bad  at all…nay, it’s good! Name a band that has made thirteen albums besides Sparks. You can’t do it.  Now you can.  Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with their new release ‘How Dare...

ANNIHILATOR’S BRAND-...

ANNIHILATOR’S BRAND-NEW ALBUM  “FOR THE DEMENTED” PROMISES TO PACK A PREMIER PUNCH Thrash/Heavy Metal Legends to release 16th studio album on November 3rd, 2017. Since 1989, Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world.  Despite the ever-changing climate of...

Grand Royale give us the Breaking News

  Grand Royale give us the Breaking News For all the cool kids out there that just need the facts then this album is for you. It has all the hallmarks of a classic, sure different from the bands other albums, but the Swedes have hammered out a classic here so toddle off and get your hands on one of the best releases of the year. For those that like a bit more detail, the word is that Breaking News by Grande Royale is a straight up, rock album with solid riffs and thundering bass. It has more hooks than a bait shop and it is as progressive as it is vintage. Gang vocals, catchy choruses and killer lead vocals all add up to an album that...

EP Review : Mercury ...

  EP Review : Mercury Sky – Infra Brace yourselves because Sydney-siders, Mercury Sky are back at it again this September with their second EP, Infra. After touring their debut self-titled EP extensively with bands like Bellusira and Breaking Orbit, the 5-piece prog-rockers have...

JESS AND THE BANDITS SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Jess & The Bandits proved with their critically acclaimed debut album, Here We Go Again, that they were a musical force to be reckoned with. Boasting a rock country sound delivered with raw and real grit and an infectious pop punch, the band have enjoyed the loyal support of BBC Radio and TV. While they last toured the UK at the end of a riotous festival season in 2016, the quintet are finally set to return to the live circuit with Smoke and Mirrors – the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s #6 Official Country Chart charting Here We Go Again. With lead vocalist Jess the happiest she has ever been, the writing process for upcoming...

THE BLOODY BEETROOTS...

  THE BLOODY BEETROOTS ANNOUNCE ‘THE GREAT ELECTRONIC SWINDLE,’ DUE OUT OCTOBER 20 ON LAST GANG RECORDS NEW SINGLE “PIRATES, PUNKS & POLITICS” FEATURING PERRY FARRELL AVAILABLE NOW PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW AT: https://TheBloodyBeetroots.lnk.to/TGES NEW ALBUM FEATURES COLLABORATIONS...

Swedish thrash legen...

Swedish thrash legends F.K.Ü. return with their brand-new album ‘1981’! Out on Despotz Records, November 3rd. New Horrifying Thrash Metal Album from F.K.Ü. From 1981-1989 over 200 slasher movies were made. Swedish thrash metal band F.K.Ü. have decided to pay a special tribute to the...

AS LIONS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ALTER BRIDGE Sep16

AS LIONS EUROPEAN TO...

ANNOUNCE OCTOBER EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ALTER BRIDGE AND RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘PIECES’ NOVEMBER UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES WITH GREYHAVEN & LOCAL BAND SUPPORTS Following the announcement of their November UK headline tour, As Lions have now been confirmed as the main support to hard...

Skarlett Riot Sep16

Skarlett Riot

  The brand new single ‘Break’ Out Now! Taken from the upcoming album ‘Regenerate’ out October 27th, 2017   Check out the video for ‘Break’ here; ‘Break’ is the first single from acclaimed UK act Skarlett Riot. Taken from their upcoming second album ‘Regenerate’, ‘Break’ is a bold, heavy and...

THE BAD FLOWERS Sep16

THE BAD FLOWERS

THE BAD FLOWERS NEW SINGLE RELEASED VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER Available from iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/thunder-child-single/id1281028458   Once again the Black Country serves up a formidable new heavy riff laden rock band The Bad Flowers, will...

Black King Cobra Competition Sep16

Black King Cobra Competition

  Black King Cobra Competition Is there anything better than finding a new band that blows you away? Yes there is, finding a local band that blows you away and what is even better than that(and very rare), finding a local band that you have no hesitation in promoting till you are hoarse in the full knowledge they are going to be huge so say hello to Black King Cobra. This four piece from Glasgow are taking their hometown by storm with every gig. Youngsters crammed with talent, soul and a funk you haven’t heard since the early days of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. If you love Rock, Blues, Soul and funk this band is for you. If bands...

Manifold EP launch @ 02, ABC Sep16

Manifold EP launch @ 02, ABC

This one seems like it has been a long time coming, I have been watching Manifold for a few years now, through two singers and all with nothing recorded…those days are now gone. Tonight was also a celebration of Glasgow talent as we had four bands on offer but due to that dreaded word, Curfew it saw doors open at six so I missed Magic Trik and Mantis Toboggan(who had already packed up their PJs and hopped to another dimension by the time I arrived. There was no way I was missing Black King Cobra however, as I caught them for the first time recently and I was impressed no end. The boys were onstage as I arrived and were well into their first...

Silver Dust plays 26th Festival du Chant du Gros Sep13

Silver Dust plays 26th Festival du Chant du Gros

  Silver Dust plays 26th Festival du Chant du Gros To be asked to participate in Festival du Chant du Gros – or its smaller brother Le P’tit du Gros – in Le Noirmont, Switzerland, is a great privilege for many Swiss bands and artists. The festival has been running for 26 years now, and is now a prodigious event on par with the Montreux Jazz Festival; with up to 50,000 music fans trampling the field over the weekend. For Silver Dust to be asked to perform at the festival was an immense honour for the up-and-coming Swiss metal band – though front-man Lord Campbell and bassist Kurghan are no strangers to the event, having played at...

Devil Electric relea...

  Devil Electric release self-titled debut album Reviewed by: Craig Grant. Melbourne four piece Devil Electric have realised their debut album and it’s a work of art, mixing vintage with straight up sludge. The band have been around since 2015 and have plied their trade playing riff...

Frankenbok and Friends – Live Thrashfest Sep11

Frankenbok and Friends – Live Thrashfest

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30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band Sep08

30th anniversary of ...

ROYAL ALBERT HALL TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017 FEATURING NORMAN WATT-ROY AND DYLAN HOWE WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST DR. JOHN COOPER CLARKE 24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898 BOOK ONLINE: TheGigCartel.com, Royal Albert Hall WilkoJohnson.com 2017 is certainly a special year for Wilko Johnson.  Not only...

BLUES PILLS | ANNOUN...

BLUES PILLS | ANNOUNCE LADY IN GOLD LIVE IN PARIS DVD/BLU RAY; TO TOUR UK WITH BLACK STAR RIDERS Sweden based blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced to release their first ever DVD/Blu Ray, entitled Lady In Gold Live In Paris, on November 3, 2017. See cover above this message. The release...

POWERMAN 5000 New Album , Pre-Order and First Sing...

Powerman 5000 have inked a worldwide deal with Pavement Entertainment. The new album “New Wave” marks the next chapter in the world of PM5K and the follow up to 2014’s highly successful “Builders of the Future.” Powerman 5000’s legacy continues to push the boundaries of rock, metal, industrial, rap, and punk to create innovative and groundbreaking releases time and time again. Their upcoming highly anticipated album, New Wave , hits shelves on October 27, 2017, in digital and retail outlets worldwide. New Wave is PM5K’s eleventh official release since forming in 1992 and continues the strides and success from...

Sweden’s Sparzanza T...

  The amazing new album ‘Announcing the End’ Out October 13th   Formed in 1996, Sweden’s Sparzanza have, over the course of two decades and seven albums, built a formidable fanbase, brought together by the band’s dark, heavy and melodic metal, driven by huge guitars and...

B.O.S.C.H.

B.O.S.C.H. ***CRUCIAL GERMAN INDUSTRIAL ROCKERS’ CRANIUM CRUNCHING THIRD ALBUM ‘FLEISCHWOLF’ UNLEASHED OCTOBER 13TH ON LAUTE HELDEN / SPV*** Vital ‘New German Noise’ industrial metallers b.o.s.c.h. have signed to Laute Helden / SPV to release their incredibly powerful, utterly infectious,...

HRH rolls out Rock’s...

HRH rolls out Rock’s Red Carpet for the First HRH Awards! Having loudly and proudly recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, HRH still refuses to rest on its laurels and continues to expand and evolve. One major leap forward is the introduction of the HRH Awards, the first of which will be...

WAYWARD SONS Album: ...

WAYWARD SONS Album: “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” 15th September 2017 UK Dates July 2017 Wayward Sons are delighted to announce the release of their debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” on the 15th September through Frontiers Music Srl. Wayward Sons is a UK guitar act made up of Toby Jepson...

NEWS: Europe unveil the Title Track of Walk The Ea...

NEWS: Europe unveil the Title Track of Walk The Earth today Europe have released the title track of there forthcoming album –  and we know that there are a few readers out there who have that guilty pleaseure of loving Europe and may even be ordering the album already, which has a release date of October 20th. You can listen to the song below, but first the obligatory PR blurb… If Europe’s 2015 album War Of Kings was the album that made the rock world realise what a formidable act Europe had become then Walk The Earth is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current...

Godsmack’s Sully Erna takes us down an enjoy...

ALBUM REVIEW: Godsmack’s Sully Erna takes us down an enjoyable middie of the road journey on Hometown Life GODSMACK have sold millions of album, but what some fans have missed is the solo work of singer and guitarist Sully Erna. The talented front man is about to release his latest solo effort ‘Hometown Life’ (September 29th) and it is a massive departure from the sound of Godsmack. Indeed, on first listen it is a middle of the road release so beloved of American bands trying to gain wider airplay. That initial listen almost makes Nickleback seem edgy, but then when you delve deeper this is varied and raw. Narrative...

ALBUM REVIEW: Peter and the Test Tube Babies on fo...

ALBUM REVIEW: Peter and the Test Tube Babies on form with That Shallot EVER since Peter and the Test Tube Babies released their song ‘The Queen Gives Good Blow Jobs’ we knew they were something special. Although bundled along with the likes of Splodgenessabounds’ they were more straightforward and felt more ‘punk’. Their irreverent lyrics were offset with tight precise writing – favouring the short, sharp tight arrangements. Over the years they have not mellowed despite growing older. If anything they sound more bitter – and that’s not a bad thing in context. With the imminent release of new...

BLUES PILLS | VOCALIST ELIN LARSSON

BLUES PILLS | VOCALIST ELIN LARSSON DISCUSSES TOURING WITH LABELMATES BLACK STAR RIDERS ON THE BAND’S FORTHCOMING UK TOUR DATES Blues Rock multi-national outfit BLUES PILLS recently announced a run of UK dates throughout November supporting labelmates, Black Star Riders. Presented by Planet Rock, the tour package is bolstered by infectious West Country rockers Tax The Heat and bluesy quartet, Dirty Thrills. The bands will play nine shows across the country on the Coming Under Heavy Fire tour, kicking off with a set at Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall on the 8th of the month and wrapping up at Portsmouth’s Pyramids on the 19th. We caught...

ALBUM REVIEW: Overot...

ALBUM REVIEW: Overoth rise to new heights on The Forgotten Tome FOR some time now Overoth have been one of the leading exponents of the extreme end of metal’s spectrum, but have largely been plying their wares on stage since their début album ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ was...

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