Thundermother shake ...

Thundermother shake the earth on album number three IT has been all change on the Thundermother front as three quarters of the band were replaced, with only Filippa Nassil remaining. Has that diminished in any way from the band? Not at fucking at all. If there was any doubt about the new...

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...

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...

Tax The Heat prove c...

Tax The Heat prove compelling on Change Your Position THE first time we played Tax The Heat’s new album ‘Change Your Position’ we have to admit that the canine protector of metal mansions gave us a glower, as in what the fuck is that… But, by the second listen his...

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...

Elegant power from N...

 Elegant power from No Hot Ashes FOR any band releasing their début album more than three decades after they formed borders almost like a satire with Alan Partridge and Ricky Gervais starring. But No Hot Ashes are not a satirical act, no comedy lines, no knowing nods to the audience. Because...

Stormzone on searing...

Stormzone on searing form on the luscious Lucifer’s Factory IF you think Stormzone are just an ordinary heavy metal band you are about to be handed your ass on a sling with the release of Lucifer’s Factory -powerful, story driven, searing metal with real heart. And, with lyrical...

Falling Red

  Falling Red are a sleaze / speed metal band comprising of Rozey lead vocals and guitars, Dave Sanders drums and vocals, Shane Kirk guitar and vocals, and Mikey Lawless bass guitar and this is their latest album. It starts off with an eerie spoken intro then immediately smacks you in...

Will Wilde: Album Br...

  Will Wilde: Album Bring It On Home. I have been lucky enough to see and have a chat with Will on two occasions, the first time at HRH Blues where he totally blew me away, and also at The Edge at Cropredy. And he not only is an amazing musician but also a genuinely nice guy, so I was...

Stranglewire belch b...

Stranglewire belch beautifully twisted madness on The Dark Triad SOMETHING wicked this way comes – the Ray Bradbury book proclaimed: and in the end of days, when the world descends to its dystopian demise we need dark poetry to describe the wickedness within. And, Stranglewire deliver...

A Little Bitter prod...

 A Little Bitter produce an album of tenderness and anger on the wonderful Arrows GIVEN the lengthy gestation period for A Little Bitter‘s new album, ‘Arrows’, it is fair to say that this has been eagerly awaited by fans of the three-piece. Has the wait been worth it? It has...

Album Review: LIFA b...

  Album Review: LIFA by Heilung People who tell you that they are open-minded to new ideas are normally the first to tell you that they don’t like something. In this social media orientated world it is easy to retreat to an echo chamber, inhabited by those with common interests and...

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)....

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