From Eden to Exile –...

  From Eden to Exile – Volatile From Eden to Exile are newcomers on the block of the British metal scene, but have already reached the prodigious heights of playing the New Blood stage at Bloodstock 2015. Volatile is the brutal new single from their upcoming debut album ‘Modern...

EP REVIEW: The Falle...

EP REVIEW: The Fallen State rise on The View from Ruin LIKE many hard rock acts in the UK The Fallen State have been bubbling under for a while, but with their latest release ‘Nova’ from their new EP getting some serious airplay it seems their star is on the rise. On first listen...

Daxx and Roxane – Ti...

  Daxx and Roxane – Ticket to Rock   Swiss rockers Daxx & Roxane are Luca Senaldi   Drums, Cedric Pfister Vocals & Bass, Cal Wymann Lead Guitar, Simon Golaz Rhythm Guitar and Harmonica and they are set to release their debut album “Ticket To Rock” on 10th March...

Mt. Wolf – Electric...

  Mt. Wolf – Electric Electric is the new single release coming from London-based Mt. Wolf. They released a comeback EP and single last year, and this year they have been writing again; recording with Ken Thomas of Sigur Ros, M83 and Daughter, for their forthcoming album in summer. The...

Album Review: STRIKE...

Album Review: STRIKER: ‘Striker’ Review by Craig Grant. Welcome back to the 1980s, so put down your Atari joystick, pull up your tube socks and pump up your Reebok Hi-Tops because it’s time for the Canadian quartet Striker. Let’s imagine that you’ve never heard of Striker. Well, it’s all...

Album Review: Arbori...

  Album Review: Arborist – ‘Home Burial’ Reviewer: Bradley Worsman – Any album that houses beautiful messages within beautiful songs that make a beautiful track list, along with beautiful production and almost perfect lyrics would be concluded as a good album. Potentially even a...

Album Review: Jungle...

Reviewer: Craig Grant. Jungle City is a three piece Adelaide based band that released their third album, ‘Jungle City III’, at the end of 2016. This has come after the unsurprisingly titled, ‘Jungle City II’ and ‘Jungle City I’, but, thankfully, more thought has gone into the music than the...

Bonafide – Flames

  Bonafide – Flames Swedish band Bonafide are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, and what better way is there to launch proceedings by releasing a new album and then embarking on a 14-date UK tour? They have set themselves a grueling target of 14 shows over two weeks all across the UK – our great island chosen by them for this tour because of the affinity they feel with our culture of beer, curry and the underground roots of rock music. Their new album ‘Flames’ will be released on Off Yer Rocka Recordings, and is something a bit different for Bonafide, having a gospel choir from South Sweden singing on a few songs,...

Danko Jones – Wild C...

  Danko Jones – Wild Cat After a duration of twenty years, if you have not heard of the Canadian rock band Danko Jones, it is time you caught up with them in time for the release of their eight studio album, ‘Wild Cat’. ‘Wild Cat’ is the highly anticipated new...

Courtesans – Better ...

  Courtesans – Better Safe than Sober Courtesans may not yet be a name on the vista of rock music, but I am certain it soon will be. An all female band hailing from London, they formed in 2012 and together have blended their strong images and personalities to form a haunting mix of dark...

Anchor Lane – New Be...

Anchor Lane – New Beginning So Rock world I give you Anchor Lane, a young and highly talented three piece from Glasgow. New Beginning is classed as their debut(although it isn’t really) but let’s take it at its merits and treat it as such. I have been avidly awaiting this release since I saw...

Jen Janet – Dangerou...

  Jen Janet – Dangerous EP Jen Janet has started out as the lead vocalist for alternative rock band Blind Revision, but now she is hoping to expand her artistic range by experimenting with refreshing dance pop on her first solo EP, released on 6th March 2017. Now, you would not be...

Annihilator – Triple Threat

  Annihilator – Triple Threat If you are into thrash metal, then you would have undoubtedly heard of Annihilator. They are one of Canada’s ‘Big 4’ thrash metal bands; having had a career spanning from 1984, with the legendary ‘Alice in Hell’ album in 1989, up to 2015’s ‘Suicide Society’. They have just completed a European tour (which I unfortunately missed) and are now currently on a US tour, before setting to work on their sixteenth studio album. ‘Triple Threat’ is their latest compilation album to tantalise the ears in the meanwhile, which will be released on January 27th...

Mike Ross’s new album ‘Jenny’s P...

  With Christmas now out of the way for another year, I am slowly getting back into the swing of things and returning to my routine of reviewing new music. For my first review of 2017 after the Christmas break, I chose Mike Ross’s new album ‘Jenny’s Place’ from the long backlog of albums for me to review. As I set it playing on my musical Bluetooth Christmas tree whilst I cooked my dinner (yes really), the first thing that struck me is how great the album is to jive to. The first track Bamboozled lulls you in with an easy-going intro and first verse, which has hints of Jace Everett encapsulated within. The...

Album Review: RUSH &...

  Album Review: RUSH – 2112 40th Anniversary “We would like to play for you side one from our latest album….this is twenty-one twelve”. That announcement on All the World’s a Stage was the sign to fold out the deckchair and rummage through the packed lunch as it was going to be a...

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