Falling Red deliver sleaze smorgasbord on Lost Sou...

 Falling Red deliver sleaze smorgasbord on Lost Souls ONE wonders what the residents of Cumbria must make of Falling Red – they’re not what you would expect from that rugged landscapes – instead it is a glammed up party machine that packs musical punch as all can attest to who have seen their live show. On new release ‘Lost Souls’ they not only capture that but they belt it out of the park, into orbit. Looking like escapees from Sunset Blvd taking refuge in England they may seem like just another sleaze band, but they are much, much more than that.. This is a diverse collection of tracks. From the pureblood...

Album Review: The DE...

  Album Review: The DEAD XIII – Dark Days I was lucky enough a few years ago to review the debut album by the DEAD XIII which was called Catacombs. It was a corker of an album, to the point we started the review by saying, ‘Ok, so just go buy this’. My opinion hasn’t changed since I...

Voodoo Circle, Album...

  Voodoo Circle, Album: Raised On Rock. Voodoo Circle are a German hard rock band formed in 2008 by guitar hero Alex Beyrodt (Silent Force, Primal Fear) and this is their fifth album. Other members are Mat Sinner, Francesco Jorvino and newly appointed frontman Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed)....

Kaine – A Crisis Of Faith

  Kaine – A Crisis Of Faith   I fell in love with Kaine on the back of last album “The Waystone”, it harked back to my youth, my teenage years when I lived through NWOBHM.I wanted to grab onto that feeling like a junkie with their last bag of smack. Maiden were(and still are) the band that tore me away from punk and threw me into a world of metal that I am still totally immersed in. I found the album late, I bought it on the back of one track and it impressed me so much I wrote a review which is unheard of that length of time after release but I had to I was so impressed. This made for a very difficult task to beat. The wait has...

The Inoculated Canar...

  The Inoculated Canaries – Trying Times   Now c’mon, how good is that band name? With a name like that I was never going to pass up this review and when I checked out their video for “Count Me Out” I was hooked. The band are a foursome hailing from New York and as yet unsigned( I...

Blaze Bayley blasts ...

 Blaze Bayley blasts wonderfully through the conclusion of the William Black story WITH his 10th solo album Blaze Bayley concludes the ‘Infinite Entanglement’ trilogy with the ‘Redemption of William Black’ – and what a conclusion it is! Across 11 tracks there is...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thauro...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thaurorod deliver power metal masterclass on Coast of Gold FINNISH power metal maestros Thaurorod may have slipped below many a metal fans radar to date, but with the release of ‘Coast of Gold’ they will no longer be just another European band. This album is a...

Pop Evil – Pop Evil...

  Pop Evil – Pop Evil   Wow, it has been 10 years since Pop Evil released their debut “Lipstick on the Mirror”. An album that took about two years to get to my ears and I have been a huge fan since that very first listen. It is sometimes a bit frustrating to find a band from another...

Kane’d – Show Me You...

  Kane’d – Show Me Your Skeleton   Welsh rockers Kane’d return with an absolute power house of an album in “Show Me Your Skeleton”. Last album Rise was as it says on the tin…a phoenix rising from the ashes of their debut that although good was pushed in the direction of the...

Dizzy Reed: Rock N’ ...

  Dizzy Reed: Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy. For those of you who are not aquainted with the name, Dizzy is the Rock N’ Roll hall of famer and keyboardist with Guns and Roses. This is his long anticipated solo album and he has brought together a plethora of musicians to join him on it; names...

Walking papers don’t need to push their luck with ...

Walking papers don’t need to push their luck with their latest album WALKING Papers’ second album ‘WP2’ with a lucky 13 of sublime tracks to tenderly caress your little ears with some hard rocking blues that tease your soul. Walking Papers is a rock band from Seattle that delve into the sweet, swinging side of rock with an unmistakeable core built on the blues. ‘WP2’kicks it all off with ‘My Luck Pushed Back’ with a crunchy driving beat, thundering drums, the dirty fuzz of rumbling bass and a hypnotic guitar overlaid with the clear vocals of Jefferson Angell. The track is an instant classic rock blues song that demands your attention,...

Phil Campbell And Th...

ALBUM REVIEW: Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons lay down the rock ‘n’ roll on Age Of Absurdity IN these uncertain times of Trump, Brexit and global tensions rock and fucking roll is the antidote; the antiseptic dressing needed to stymie the vacuous fuckers trying to get us all to...

EP REVIEW: Thuum rel...

EP REVIEW: Thuum release Through Smoke, Comes Fire’ this February THUUM smack 2018 out of the park with their heavy, no holds barred and bruising self-released EP ‘Through Smoke, comes fire’. If you like Down, Corrosion of Conformity or Mastadon then this is right up your street. Even...

The Temperance Movement bare all on A Deeper Cut

ALBUM REVIEW: The Temperance Movement bare all on A Deeper Cut IT’S a rare band that exposes all their problems in public, let alone open their hearts in songs – yet The Temperance Movement have done that on their latest release ‘A Deeper Cut’. They have produced a set of tracks that sum up the journey of the band – melancholic and triumphant. For many The Temperance Movement were in the past a Marmite band – you either loved them or walked away. But on ‘A Deeper Cut’ they have exposed every heartache, every travail and every pain. It could be that is what makes this a remarkable rock album....

Soldiers Of Solace, ...

  Soldiers Of Solace, album We Are Immortal. Connecticut band Soldiers Of Solace are a five-piece formed in 2015. On vocals: Jason Longo, Jeff Fahy on lead guitar, Luis Cubille on rhythm guitar, Ron Therrien on bass, and finishing the quintet all the way from Italy, Francesco Daniele on...

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