BLUES PILLS | ANNOUN...

BLUES PILLS | ANNOUNCE LADY IN GOLD LIVE IN PARIS DVD/BLU RAY; TO TOUR UK WITH BLACK STAR RIDERS Sweden based blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced to release their first ever DVD/Blu Ray, entitled Lady In Gold Live In Paris, on November 3, 2017. See cover above this message. The release...

Sweden’s Sparzanza T...

  The amazing new album ‘Announcing the End’ Out October 13th   Formed in 1996, Sweden’s Sparzanza have, over the course of two decades and seven albums, built a formidable fanbase, brought together by the band’s dark, heavy and melodic metal, driven by huge guitars and...

B.O.S.C.H.

B.O.S.C.H. ***CRUCIAL GERMAN INDUSTRIAL ROCKERS’ CRANIUM CRUNCHING THIRD ALBUM ‘FLEISCHWOLF’ UNLEASHED OCTOBER 13TH ON LAUTE HELDEN / SPV*** Vital ‘New German Noise’ industrial metallers b.o.s.c.h. have signed to Laute Helden / SPV to release their incredibly powerful, utterly infectious,...

Godsmack’s Sully Erna takes us down an enjoy...

ALBUM REVIEW: Godsmack’s Sully Erna takes us down an enjoyable middie of the road journey on Hometown Life GODSMACK have sold millions of album, but what some fans have missed is the solo work of singer and guitarist Sully Erna. The talented front man is about to release his latest solo effort ‘Hometown Life’ (September 29th) and it is a massive departure from the sound of Godsmack. Indeed, on first listen it is a middle of the road release so beloved of American bands trying to gain wider airplay. That initial listen almost makes Nickleback seem edgy, but then when you delve deeper this is varied and raw. Narrative...

ALBUM REVIEW: Peter and the Test Tube Babies on fo...

ALBUM REVIEW: Peter and the Test Tube Babies on form with That Shallot EVER since Peter and the Test Tube Babies released their song ‘The Queen Gives Good Blow Jobs’ we knew they were something special. Although bundled along with the likes of Splodgenessabounds’ they were more straightforward and felt more ‘punk’. Their irreverent lyrics were offset with tight precise writing – favouring the short, sharp tight arrangements. Over the years they have not mellowed despite growing older. If anything they sound more bitter – and that’s not a bad thing in context. With the imminent release of new...

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...

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...

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...

Virtual Metal Band P...

Virtual Metal Band Pentakill release League of Legends Album and Tommy Lee is there with Jorn Lande WHEN gaming and metal collide the result is the virtual band, Pentakill, featuring lead vocalist Karthus, blazing axe-man Mordekaiser, enchanting keyboardist Sona, bassist Yorick, berserker...

ALBUM REVIEW: Accept...

ALBUM REVIEW: Accept nail the metal formula on Rise of Chaos WITH Accept you get what you ask for and nothing more – a heavy metal band, playing heavy metal music: no frills, no fucking about, no bullshit and no pretence or genre splitting. Yet this time out they stretch their vision so...

Voodoosix- Make Way ...

Album Review Voodoosix- Make Way For The King Right off the bat I have to admit that it was I that requested this album to review and may well be biased as I have personal connections to Voodoo Six. Lead guitarist Matt who is an ex bandmate and good friend. That said……..I like to...

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