Maverick maturity is...

Maverick maturity is a marvel on Cold Star Dancer WITH each new album a band has to take a decision – to go on as before, or to challenge themselves. With ‘Cold Star Dancer’ Maverickhave taken the decision not to re-tread past glories, but to stretch themselves to new...

HRH AOR 6 DAY TWO. Mar14

HRH AOR 6 DAY TWO.

  HRH AOR 6 DAY TWO. Day two was to be split between two stages: Stage 1 the mash up, and Stage 2 the glam/sleaze stage, obviously you don’t get to see every band due to clashes. Stage one first band The King Lot, a Scottish trio who I describe as melodic with a hard and heavy edge. The three members are Jason Sweeney bass & vocals and drummer & vocals Chris Gillon, last year saw the departure of guitarist Michael Fairbairn so the newly joined young axeman Jay Moir has been enlisted and Jason says he has brought a heavier sound to the band. I really enjoyed these guys with Jason throughout the set joking with the reasonably...

Skid Row @ 02 ABC, Glasgow Mar14

Skid Row @ 02 ABC, Glasgow

  Skid Row @ 02 ABC, Glasgow   Well it has taken a while for Skid Row to hit Glasgow and with new singer ZP it was time to see if they lived up to the expectations and the memories from back in the day. Before I go onto days gone past when I actually had hair other than on my face lets come back up to date with the first support band tonight Bad Touch. For me this is the reason I am here, yes I loved Skid Row, yes Toseland are good but hands down Bad Touch rock my world. It is amazing to me that I first saw these boys over three years ago and my first reaction was why the hell are they supporting, followed by and playing a venue...

Camp HRH Hafan y Mor 8TH-11TH March 2018. Mar12

Camp HRH Hafan y Mor 8TH-11TH March 2018.

  Camp HRH Hafan y Mor 8TH-11TH March 2018. HRH AOR. or Adult Oriented Rock. Welcome to north Wales and the sixth outing of HRH AOR: a mix of rock, sleaze, glam and even a bit of blues Thursday DAY ONE: all acts to be on the main stage. It kicks off with Dante Fox formed in 1989 by female lead vocalist Sue Willets. They are a melodic rock band and I always say that there must be a few nerves on stage when you’re the first band of a three day festival, and I’m afraid it showed tonight; not helping them by having numerous sound problems she looked very nervous on stage and her voice at times was very pitchy. I read that Sue was once...

Bonamassa set to pay...

Bonamassa set to pay tribute to British Blues pioneers JOE Bonamassa, the two-time Grammy-nominated blues rock guitar icon, is set to release ‘British Blues Explosion Live’ on Friday 18th May on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray & 3LP (Black / Red, White & Blue) via Mascot Label Group in...

Iron Angel deliver u...

Iron Angel deliver up classic metal on Hellbound WITH the same tortuous effort of downloading an album for review it often means that one adopts a serious demeanour: considering all the dynamics, the playing, the arrangements, and the lyrical content. But once in a while an album lands in the...

Gusano del Culo rele...

Gusano del Culo release ‘ASSWORM’ album – For fans of Sepultura, Slipknot, Korn, Soulfly Groove metal outfit Gusano del Culo from Ukraine have signed a worldwide distribution deal with Swimming With Sharks Entertainment. Their debut release entitled ‘ASSWORM’ was produced by...

Metal2TheMasses heats plough on Mar06

Metal2TheMasses heats plough on

BEAST from the East? Is that a Maiden tribute band? Or a phrase coined by a desperate circulation hunting media? Well, Belfast’s pavements were slippery, but that didn’t stop Heat Four of Metal2TheMasses proceeding. Bands from throughout the frozen north made their way to Belfast to entertain the hardy metal fans not distracted by the many other events on across the city. Opening proceedings were Rule of Six. It has been a rare night to see the Limelight2 stage so crowded as when guitarists are packed in front. But, despite some vocal issues, their sci-fi orientated metal had more guitar melodies rolling off the stage than a...

Ministry fury expoused on AmeriKKKant Mar02

Ministry fury expous...

Ministry fury expoused on AmeriKKKant AL Joursengen is one pissed off, angry and fucked off man: a contrarian and an absorber of thoughts and ideas. And, right now he has his sights set on the fucked up state of his home nation – the United Stats of America. ‘AmeriKKant’ may...

Eternal greatness from Magnum in Belfast Mar02

Eternal greatness fr...

Eternal greatness from Magnum in Belfast WHATEVER has happened to Magnum over the past couple of years needs to be added to the water, because when they played Belfast on Thursday, March 1st, they appeared to be a band rejuvenated and rejoicing once again to be on stage. Despite the Beast...

Butcher Babies @ G2, Glasgow Mar02

Butcher Babies @ G2, Glasgow

Butcher Babies @ G2, Glasgow   Well if you thought “The beast from the East” was to be the biggest impact in Glasgow you were wrong, the Butcher Babies got there first. Before we get to the headliners incredible set lets discuss the support bands with the first up KLOGR. I first found this band three years ago when I reviewed their “Make a Stand” album and man did that impress me. I have waited all this time to see them live so I was ecstatic when they were announced as support. I was front and centre when they came on and even though it was early there was plenty of punters in to watch the spectacle. Frontman Rusty was standing with...

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