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...

BLOODSTOCK: The madness, the mayhem and the glorious music Aug31

BLOODSTOCK: The madness, the mayhem and the glorio...

BLOODSTOCK: The madness, the mayhem and the glorious music WHEN it comes to festivals Bloodstock towers head and shoulders above most – and not just because they had the man mountain Johann from Amon Amarth present… Genuinely friendly, a selection of bands to warm the cockles of every metalheads’ hearts and a carnival atmosphere across the site. Deep in South Derbyshire the very earth trembles every year and Bloodstock 2017 was no different… With all weekend tickets sold out and day tickets at a premium it was perhaps one of the biggest adventures for BOA, but the scale was not too big to intimidate – apart...

Def Leppard 30 years

REVIEW: Hysteria 30 years on gets a re-issue. Is it worth it the outlay for the re-masters? IT’S hard not to be cynical when a plethora of re-issues emerge to mark a significant anniversary with multiple formats. But then again those albums mark moments in our youth when music marked coming of age. With 30 years gone since Def Leppard released ‘Hysteria’ the band have marked it by offering a clatter of formats all re-mastered. Truth be told we have ruminated on this for some time. The feeling about this is much the same we have about Metallica issuing a re-mastered series of Master of Puppets. Both Leppard and...

Prawn – Run

  Prawn – Run Although they were formed in 2008, I must admit that I have not ever heard of Ridgewood quartet Prawn, even though they have released two full-lengths, two EPs and three singles in their emo, post-rock style since their inception. This new record ‘Run’, which...

Devilfire – Dark Man...

  Devilfire – Dark Manoeuvres Although you may not have heard of the Birmingham-based band Devilfire, I am almost certain that you may recall the name of the mind behind the new melodic hard rock quintet. They are the brainchild of Alex Cooper from Quireboys fame, and this debut album...

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Eden’s Curse – Revisited

  Eden’s Curse – Revisited It is not often I get to review an album I am totally familiar with. Usually I have at most two weeks to get accustomed with an album before sitting in front of a keyboard so it was brilliant to revisit(pun intended) an old friend. Here is the tricky bit…I am not a great fan of reissues, for me it kind of steals the magic from the original unless you can put a deliberate twist on it that is new and original and with “Revisited” that ticked the box enough for me to sit down and listen and to give an objective viewpoint. I bought Eden’s Curse debut when it came out way back in 2007 on a recommendation...

Manifold debut singl...

  Manifold debut single, Stop Teasin’ Manifold have been slowly bubbling away in their hometown of Glasgow, with support slots alongside L.A Guns and Mean Man, Chris Holmes under their belt people are beginning to notice. They are soaked in late 80s hair metal with that who gives a shit...

Celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T new album

  The long-awaited new studio album “INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN” Released on Friday 22nd September 2017 via earMUSIC Featuring the first song ‘Time On Our Side” taken from the new album “Into The Great Unknown” Available on Spotify and iTunes from Friday 11th August “What can you say about H.E.A.T? If you don’t like these energetic Swedes you must be dead inside, as this year they’ve shown the UK crowd how to be the most complete band on the planet.” – Classic Rock Magazine Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the UK release of the long awaited new studio album “Into The Great Unknown” from the...

Halo Tora @ Stereo, Glasgow

  Halo Tora @ Stereo, Glasgow Tonight was my first taste of Halo Tora live and the only thought going through my head as I left this grubby, sweaty and totally brilliant venue was “why the hell are these guys not massive? Due to the earlier start I missed most of The Belafonte’s set which was a shame as they looked to be going down a treat. The band class themselves as Alt-rock but that can cover many bases in this day and age but for me they are far more akin to indie. The band now how to play and can work an audience(except for some dodgy one liners and a lot of bromance). I will keep my eyes peeled out for the guys in the future....

Live Review: Real Friends, Columbus, Harbours in A...

  Live Review: Real Friends, Columbus, Harbours in Adelaide Reviewer- Kirsten Grant. It’s a Wednesday night and it’s a five band bill topped by the US of A band Real Friends. We last saw them back in 2015 but we are back again in Adelaide for the, ‘Home Inside my Head’ tour. I’ve sauntered in, unfortunately missing the first two bands on the bill, but just in time to see Harbours take the stage – a stage that used to be fronted by a barrier but is now barrierless – with a nice, friendly crowd already hanging off the stage monitors. Time to get the camera out and make my way through the audience. Harbours are a five-piece from Melbourne...

Mason Hill @ The Garage, Glasgow

Mason Hill @ The Garage, Glasgow So how do you actually gauge how a show went if you are a band? Well if any of the bands on this bill looked at social media this morning they must have got a serious idea. I woke up to post after post about Mason Hill, Anchor Lane and Deever, in fact I could probably save myself a couple of hours and just put on here everyones comments, such was the fervour and accolades for this show. The surprise of the night for me was the reception Anchor Lane got as they took to the stage. Was this really the band I only discover last year, a support slot again in the much smaller Audio venue. Very few people had heard...

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