ALBUM REVIEW: 17 albums in and Tankard just keep g...

IT’s a long way from 1982 through to 2017, and for any band with that longevity one could reasonably expect that for their 17th album could be jaded and without much development. However, when it comes to Tankard that’s definitely not the case on ‘One Foot In The Grave’. Instead they have elevated their own creativity that bit further. How? Tackling societal issues through humour is one aspect. The production of Martin Buchwalter is another. The German thrashers have taken their familiar template, well worn over 35 years of “alcoholic thrash”, and upped it a notch. As always the music is full faced...

Devilskin lays waste to Ireland Jun12

Devilskin lays waste to Ireland

  Devilskin lays waste to Ireland Devilskin are not a band to sit back and take it easy, no, they are constantly pushing barriers and themselves to take their brutally melodic metal to the masses and now it is Ireland’s turn. Having caught Devilskin on every tour in the UK so far it was time for me to make a trip across the water, catch up with some old friends and see what all the fuss is about this place called Limelight. As is usual when I decide to travel to gigs there is always something thrown at me to make things a bit more difficult and today it was watching my plane coming in to land with a smashed windscreen and covered with...

Kreator – Album Re-Issue:

Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica’s thrash innovations with Venom’s proto-black metal imagery.  June 9 is the announced release date for the upcoming reissues of 1985’s ‘Endless Pain,’ 1986’s ‘Pleasure to Kill,’ 1987’s ‘Terrible Uncertainty’ and 1989’s ‘Extreme Aggression. ‘Endless Pain’ was released in October 1985 by Noise Records. It was a savage debut; its crude thrashing quickly had the underground metal world abuzz with excitement. This album has been known to...

ALBUM REVIEW: Unleas...

ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers hit new heights on Apex WITH their fourth album ‘Apex’ Unleash The Archers could be forgiven for sticking to the formula that has stood them well so far in their career. While all the elements of previous releases are present and correct this is a...

GOGOL BORDELLO

READY TO UNLEASH  SEEKERS AND FINDERS ON AUGUST 25TH VIA COOKING VINYL Pre-orders available here now  FIRST TRACK ‘SABOTEUR BLUES’ AVAILABLE NOW UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED Renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO announce their new album, the seventh in their wide-ranging oeuvre which comes...

MR. BIG ‘Everybody N...

MR. BIG ‘Everybody Needs A Little Trouble’ video for new single available now http://bit.ly/2s8c60k   taken from the forthcoming album ‘Defying Gravity’ [Frontiers Records] ‘Defying Gravity’ – new album out July 2017  “OK, we’re rolling.” With those three declarative words (spoken...

Love Zombies Live @ Abbey Road Studios Jun07

Love Zombies Live @ Abbey Road Studios

  Love Zombies Live @ Abbey Road Studios Have you ever done something and instantly knew it was a once in a lifetime moment? Something you know will never be repeated? For me today was that day. Of all the gigs, festivals, backstage, VIP, taking photos and interviewing bands over 35 years and one day can turn it all on its head and everything pales in comparison. The day started very differently, a stormy Scotland had an instant effect on my journey as delays hit everything from trains, planes and everything in-between. The day was definitely sent to test me but after seven hours travelling and almost 500 miles(no mention of that song...

ALBUM REVIEW: Alesto...

ALBUM REVIEW: Alestorm ask do you drink and have you been fucked by a hammer on No Grave But The Sea ALESTORM have been seen as a joke for many a year by the po-faced intelligentsia who hold their noses at the term Pirate Metal – but on their new album ‘No Grave But The Sea’...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thyran...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thyrant mix it up on What We Left Behind SOMETIMES something wonderful drops for review; a surprise, a delight that comes at you so far leftfield it bowls you over. With nary a warning Thyrant landed for listening, and it has to be said that this début, ‘What We Left...

ALBUM REVIEW: Selene push on to the next level on ...

WHEN you hear the term ‘symphonic metal’ sometimes there is a tendency to go back to the progenitors of the genre and compare it with newer acts, which is both unfair and unjust. The depth and the breadth of the genre belies the fact that with an ear there is more to be heard, but more than that it is a demanding type of metal to tackle. With just a few years under their belt Selene have managed to make a name for themselves with their début release ‘The Forgotten’ and a couple of eps. Faced with the challenge of a second album the band have knuckled down and produced a solid set of 11-songs. But ‘The Ravages...

New Sydney artist HO...

New Sydney artist HOLDING releases debut EP.  Today, Holding’s debut EP ‘Lost Summer’ is available at all digital outlets. Holding is the new project of Sydney musician Joshua Gonzalez, best known as guitarist for Sydney punk act Undercast, and draws inspiration from acts...

Buckle & Boots ...

  Buckle & Boots Country Festival have announced the stage times for this year’s festival, taking place at Whitebottom Farm, Stockport between 23-25 June. The main stage will once again host some of the brightest talents in country music from across the globe. The entertainment...

Release digital sing...

Release digital single ‘The Rise Of Chaos’; Pre-order start & tracklist reveal Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ will be unleashed on August 4th 2017. The band’s 4th studio release...

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