Author Archives: Ash Crowson

Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!
Woodhawk – Beyond The Sun

Review: Woodhawk – Beyond The Sun

Beyond The Sun is the result of Calgary three piece Woodhawk. Proving to be so much more than the sum of their numbers, Beyond The Sun is their debut full length release and despite their short time together, they have produced something real special that makes no mistake in putting them firmly on the map. A crisp, clean and nigh ...

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The Riven – Blackbird

Review: The Riven – Blackbird

London outfit The Riven are a new band with an old feel, keeping the heavy, dirty sound of rock and blues alive. Blackbird is their debut EP, a five track release that sounds like a true encapsulation and harnessing of that raw power of an energetic, live performance, but in the studio. Like all the best ideas, The Riven came ...

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Grand Magus (1)

Live: Grand Magus, The Underworld, London

British shores have a history of Viking invasions, thankfully these days they are more than welcome, and the current assault across the nation had Swedish legends Grand Magus pillaging their way through venue after venue on the Frost and Fire Tour. As they prepare to take the Capital in their final show, we are treated to an insane showcase of ...

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Hell or High Water - Vista

Hell or Highwater release debut track from upcoming album

Hell or Highwater have released their debut track ‘I Want It All’ from their forthcoming album release, ‘Vista’, their second album and first release through the acclaimed label Spinefarm Records. You can listen to new release ‘I Want It All’ here. Hell or Highwater features Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller on vocal duties, taking a much different approach in style with ...

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HRH Prog VI

HRH Prog double up on the Prog Rock goodness

With the already impressive start of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy performing a special tribute ‘In memory of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and John Wetton’ honouring their legendary music along with a few King Crimson tracks, making the festival a must see event. They have gone above and beyond to bring the best they could to add to the line up. ...

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It Ain't All Unicorns And Rainbows Artwork

Review: CJ Orazi – It Ain’t All Unicorns And Rainbows

Quite often, I receive unexpected emails with a new release in my inbox from an extremely reliable PR company, Polymath PR. I am forever getting new music to listen to and give my opinion on in reviews that is both appreciated my them, but also the bands that work with them, and that really is something that keeps you going ...

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Blacktop Mojo - Burn The Ships

Review: Blacktop Mojo – Burn the Ships

Blacktop Mojo, if you haven’t heard of them yet, you soon will. These Texan rockers are on the way up, and in big ways. Burn The Ships is their upcoming release, a southern rock goliath of an album. These guys take the sound of the heavier side of the south but not without the flair and tinge that can alienate ...

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Seasons Hollow – To Suffocate Silence

Review: Seasons Hollow – To Suffocate Silence (EP)

Seasons Hollow are currently a small band looking to create a big impact. The five-piece that call Hereford their home have been working away and recently released the efforts of that work the form of the four-track EP, To Suffocate Silence. The list themselves in the hard rock/metal genre, and with the opening track ‘Last Confession’ they definitely fit the ...

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The Darkhorse – The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep

Review: The Darkhorse – The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep

Back in 2014, I was having a blast at Bloodstock as I always do, a 3-day hangover usually started by a night of serious liver abuse in Brewdog Birmingham the day before hand, and reliably topped up during the festival. The weekend would never work out well though if it wasn’t thanks to the regular cups of tea over at ...

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Beth Blade And The Beautiful Disasters – Bad Habit

Review: Beth Blade & The Beautiful Disasters – Bad Habit

Beth Blade & The Beautiful Disasters I’ll admit, I had zero knowledge of before being sent the album to review, and going on the name alone I wasn’t completely sold. Naively on the name alone, I pigeon holed them into the female lead, hard rock genre. As it turned out, I wasn’t far wrong, to my delight though, it wasn’t ...

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