The Professionals are back! Oct11

The Professionals ar...

35 years later, the band formed from the ashes of the Sex Pistols by Paul Cook and Steve Jones is back.  Revitalised, re-energised and reinvigorated, the band proudly release their new album What In The World on October 27th 2017, on Automaton Records. What In The World bristles with...

TARJA RELEASES WINTER ALBUM

  TARJA RELEASES WINTER ALBUM “FROM SPIRITS AND GHOSTS (SCORE FOR A DARK CHRISTMAS)” ON NOVEMBER 17, 2017 ON earMUSIC. INCLUDING BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SONG “TOGETHER”. This year, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 17. This Christmas you can expect the unexpected. The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never before seen level, uniquely blending Tarja’s classically trained voice with darker gothic influences. Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the most successful Finnish solo artist puts...

LIVE REVIEW: The Glory that is Inglorious live

LIVE REVIEW: The Glory that is Inglorious live ON an autumnal Tuesday evening the bright light in our lives that bears the label classic rock breathed life into Belfast’s Ormeau Avenue Limelight in the shape of Inglorious. Though foreshortened by the usual student disco shit happening later in the night, Inglorious grasped an adoring crowd by the scruff of the neck – in the nicest possible way of way of course. Before that tender rock choking local metal heroes Stormzonesurmounted an albeit cramped stage to assault the unwary with a set crackling with songs oozing with their typical energy. Harv as the deadly vocal jester...

ALBUM REVIEW: Lush e...

ALBUM REVIEW: Lush exploration of darkness from The Fright on Canto V DANTE explored the sinful nature of humanity in his tales exploring the circles of hell. While we may be living in a time when there are less wars and less global deaths, despite what rolling news might tell us, it is still...

NEWS: Bloodstock ups the ante with three stellar acts in the metal universe Oct11

NEWS: Bloodstock ups...

NEWS: Bloodstock ups the ante with three stellar acts in the metal universe PEOPLE got excited and a little bit overcome when Bloodstock announced Judas Priest as the Friday night headliner, but today’s announcement saw thousands swoon in delight. Yep, added to the bill are Emperor,...

Papa Roach @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Oct11

Papa Roach @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

Papa Roach @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Papa Roach came to Glasgow once again, they came to promote Crooked Teeth and they ended up leaving the city with punters battered and bruised as they slipped the key to the hearts of everyone here easily into their pocket. Before we get to the total chaos Papa Roach created there is a matter of support band Ho99o9. This will be short and sweet…Congratulations guys, you have really went for broke and you have just won an accolade 37 years in the making. You took my worst support band slot with ease. Now this was no mean feat I can assure you. In 37 years of gig going I have seen some terrible acts,...

Living Colour/Stone Broken, The Garage, Glasgow Oct09

Living Colour/Stone Broken, The Garage, Glasgow

  After a string of cancellations funksters Living Colour finally made it to a stage in Glasgow. Having not seen them since their heyday how did they fair? Before we get to the big question we have the big support. Stone Broken are the reason I am here tonight, I make no bones about being a massive fan, so much so I have not missed one of their shows in Scotland. It has been a hell of a year for the band, touring Europe with Glen Hughes, Download, Ramblin man main stage and one of the biggest crowds I saw at Camden Rocks, yes, this band are going places. Bizarrely I don’t even feel I need to cover the show tonight, they were awesome,...

N PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVE NATION AND SPOTIFY, FIVE F...

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVE NATION AND SPOTIFY, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & IN FLAMES JOIN FORCES FOR THE FIRST TIME TO BRING FANS THE MOST EXCITING ARENA ROCK TOUR OF 2017 BAND REVEAL NEW VIDEO ‘AIN’T MY LAST DANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVE NATION AND SPOTIFY, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & IN FLAMES JOIN FORCES FOR THE FIRST TIME TO BRING FANS THE MOST EXCITING ARENA ROCK TOUR OF 2017  IN A 5-WEEK TREK ACROSS  EUROPE AND THE UK BAND REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘AIN’T MY LAST DANCE’ A true clash of the titans, America’s preeminent multiplatinum chart-topping hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch unite with renowned chart-topping...

Caligula’s Horse – Live in Adelaide Oct02

Caligula’s Horse – Live in Adelaide

  Caligula’s Horse – Live in Adelaide We are sitting in the car on the way home from the gig trying to work out how many times we have seen Caligula’s Horse in the last twelve months. Was it seven? Was it more than seven? I even mentioned to their PR that it seems that I go to the gig then get a notification about a new tour from them. Each time we see them it’s another step forward but on tonight’s performance it is a huge jump up. This band has taken it to another level. Part of that is the solid new album In Contact which got a good going over on the set list. The night starts with Dream the Dead which is an eight minute track that...

Stevie Nimmo Quartet, Oran Mor, Glasgow Oct02

Stevie Nimmo Quartet, Oran Mor, Glasgow

  Stevie Nimmo Quartet, Oran Mor, Glasgow How to turn disaster into a huge win in one easy move. OK Stevie, time to write that book! I hate to bring up a negative right at the start of a review but hopefully the positives will far outweigh this. I have spent the last two years watching and writing about Stevie and Alan Nimmo separately. I have done live and album reviews galore and watched the two brothers and bands vie for my attention and I have seen each gig outdo the last one. Do not get me wrong here, I love everything these boys do, I go way back with them and I will support and shout their praises as long as I have breath in my...

NEWS: HRH announces ...

NEWS: HRH announces the nominees for its first ever HRH Awards HARD Rock Hell has announced the nominees for the very first HRH Awards. The Awards have been shaped by classic HRH values: community-led and custom-built by the fans, reflecting the tastes of the HRH Loyal, and the wider...

Testament have annou...

BAY Area thrash giants Testament have announced that they will be re-releasing 5 of their classic albums on November 17th 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The re-issues read as follows: ‘Live At The Fillmore’ (1995) ‘Demonic’ (1997) ‘The Gathering’ (1999) – remastered by Andy Sneap ‘First Strike...

Broken Witt Rebels @ SWG3, Glasgow Sep29

Broken Witt Rebels @ SWG3, Glasgow

  Broken Witt Rebels @ SWG3, Glasgow A last minute, two date appearance in Glasgow by BWR had me a little more than excited. Everything was cancelled as I made sure I was attending the last night of this short tour supporting the 125th Anniversary of Jack Daniels Red Dog saloon. Tonight was a free show with a difference, a show where they threw free Jack Daniels down your throat in any concoction and mixed it in with food all done with Jack Daniels sauce. This made for a very mixed audience but the BWR fans were spotted a mile away, whereas the freeloaders(and mostly students) were here for the drink, food and some good old craic. It...

PAPA ROACH ANNOUNCE ...

PAPA ROACH ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR OCTOBER 2017 & UNVEIL NEW VIDEO “PERISCOPE” FEATURING SKYLAR GREY Following the release of their ninth studio album ‘Crooked Teeth’ last month which scored them their 4th consecutive Top 20 entry in the UK, Papa Roach are pleased to announce that they will...

Album Review: Ruby t...

  Album Review: Ruby the Hatchet – ‘Planetary Space Child’  Likely that this may be my shortest review ever as typing time is not listening to Ruby the Hatchet (Ruby) time! Ruby are a five piece from the US that exist in the 1960s and travel to the present to blow our minds. Planetary...

Cradle of Filth bring glorious gothic terror to be...

ALBUM REVIEW: Cradle of Filth bring glorious gothic terror to bear on Cryptoriana IF ‘Hammer of Witches’ proved that Cradle of Filth had regained their edgy artistic mojo then new release ‘Cryptorian’ shifts them up to another level entirely. This is the marriage of previous musical excesses and a true sense of gothic terror – not in the mainstream sense of ‘goths’ but reaching into the dark labyrinthine murk of Victorian streets, where danger and sensuality stand side-by-side. ‘Cryptoriana’ is a tapestry of lust and evil delivered with all that you would expect from Dani and co. Apart...

Big Truck rolls over...

LBUM REVIEW: Big Truck rolls over all in its path as Trucker Diablo go to war on ‘Fighting For Everything’ THE Big Truck has just got an upgrade, superchargers fitted and the engine tuned to within an inch of its life. Trucker Diablo are rolling inexorably forward with new album...

EMIL BULLS return with their ninth studio album „K...

on September 29th 2017, offering a synergy of enrapturing melodies, grinding guitar riffs and pulsating vibes which transcend genre. With more than 20 years of band history behind them, EMIL BULLS have remained true to their distinctive brash attitude and their gritty, creative style. Their recipe: remaining true to the well defined spirit of the band whilst pushing the boundaries of today’s metal scene. EMIL BULLS have the underground scene deeply rooted in heart – one of their distinctive traits. Coming off the back of their success with the last album, „Sacrifice to Venus“, having reached 6 in the Media Control Album-Charts; EMIL...

Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with th...

HOW DARE YOU new album  release date 13.10.17 [Metropolis Records] Thirteen. It’s a really lucky number. When you turn thirteen you get to have a bar mitzvah.  That’s the definition of lucky. Want another example? If you live on the thirteenth floor of an  apartment building, you get to tell people you live on the fourteenth floor, and this allows you to come off like a slightly higher roller. You see where we are going with this? Thirteen is not bad  at all…nay, it’s good! Name a band that has made thirteen albums besides Sparks. You can’t do it.  Now you can.  Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with their new release ‘How Dare...

ANNIHILATOR’S BRAND-...

ANNIHILATOR’S BRAND-NEW ALBUM  “FOR THE DEMENTED” PROMISES TO PACK A PREMIER PUNCH Thrash/Heavy Metal Legends to release 16th studio album on November 3rd, 2017. Since 1989, Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world.  Despite the ever-changing climate of...

Grand Royale give us the Breaking News

  Grand Royale give us the Breaking News For all the cool kids out there that just need the facts then this album is for you. It has all the hallmarks of a classic, sure different from the bands other albums, but the Swedes have hammered out a classic here so toddle off and get your hands on one of the best releases of the year. For those that like a bit more detail, the word is that Breaking News by Grande Royale is a straight up, rock album with solid riffs and thundering bass. It has more hooks than a bait shop and it is as progressive as it is vintage. Gang vocals, catchy choruses and killer lead vocals all add up to an album that...

EP Review : Mercury ...

  EP Review : Mercury Sky – Infra Brace yourselves because Sydney-siders, Mercury Sky are back at it again this September with their second EP, Infra. After touring their debut self-titled EP extensively with bands like Bellusira and Breaking Orbit, the 5-piece prog-rockers have...

JESS AND THE BANDITS SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Jess & The Bandits proved with their critically acclaimed debut album, Here We Go Again, that they were a musical force to be reckoned with. Boasting a rock country sound delivered with raw and real grit and an infectious pop punch, the band have enjoyed the loyal support of BBC Radio and TV. While they last toured the UK at the end of a riotous festival season in 2016, the quintet are finally set to return to the live circuit with Smoke and Mirrors – the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s #6 Official Country Chart charting Here We Go Again. With lead vocalist Jess the happiest she has ever been, the writing process for upcoming...

THE BLOODY BEETROOTS...

  THE BLOODY BEETROOTS ANNOUNCE ‘THE GREAT ELECTRONIC SWINDLE,’ DUE OUT OCTOBER 20 ON LAST GANG RECORDS NEW SINGLE “PIRATES, PUNKS & POLITICS” FEATURING PERRY FARRELL AVAILABLE NOW PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW AT: https://TheBloodyBeetroots.lnk.to/TGES NEW ALBUM FEATURES COLLABORATIONS...

Swedish thrash legen...

Swedish thrash legends F.K.Ü. return with their brand-new album ‘1981’! Out on Despotz Records, November 3rd. New Horrifying Thrash Metal Album from F.K.Ü. From 1981-1989 over 200 slasher movies were made. Swedish thrash metal band F.K.Ü. have decided to pay a special tribute to the...

AS LIONS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ALTER BRIDGE Sep16

AS LIONS EUROPEAN TO...

ANNOUNCE OCTOBER EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ALTER BRIDGE AND RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘PIECES’ NOVEMBER UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES WITH GREYHAVEN & LOCAL BAND SUPPORTS Following the announcement of their November UK headline tour, As Lions have now been confirmed as the main support to hard...

Skarlett Riot Sep16

Skarlett Riot

  The brand new single ‘Break’ Out Now! Taken from the upcoming album ‘Regenerate’ out October 27th, 2017   Check out the video for ‘Break’ here; ‘Break’ is the first single from acclaimed UK act Skarlett Riot. Taken from their upcoming second album ‘Regenerate’, ‘Break’ is a bold, heavy and...

THE BAD FLOWERS Sep16

THE BAD FLOWERS

THE BAD FLOWERS NEW SINGLE RELEASED VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER Available from iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/thunder-child-single/id1281028458   Once again the Black Country serves up a formidable new heavy riff laden rock band The Bad Flowers, will...

Black King Cobra Competition Sep16

Black King Cobra Competition

  Black King Cobra Competition Is there anything better than finding a new band that blows you away? Yes there is, finding a local band that blows you away and what is even better than that(and very rare), finding a local band that you have no hesitation in promoting till you are hoarse in the full knowledge they are going to be huge so say hello to Black King Cobra. This four piece from Glasgow are taking their hometown by storm with every gig. Youngsters crammed with talent, soul and a funk you haven’t heard since the early days of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. If you love Rock, Blues, Soul and funk this band is for you. If bands...

Manifold EP launch @ 02, ABC Sep16

Manifold EP launch @ 02, ABC

This one seems like it has been a long time coming, I have been watching Manifold for a few years now, through two singers and all with nothing recorded…those days are now gone. Tonight was also a celebration of Glasgow talent as we had four bands on offer but due to that dreaded word, Curfew it saw doors open at six so I missed Magic Trik and Mantis Toboggan(who had already packed up their PJs and hopped to another dimension by the time I arrived. There was no way I was missing Black King Cobra however, as I caught them for the first time recently and I was impressed no end. The boys were onstage as I arrived and were well into their first...

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