Ever-increasing the range of their fanbase, production value and technical prowess yet still staying true to what has helped make them an oddity in the extreme metal scene… Swedish melodic death metal outfit, Amon Amarth, bring their awe-inspiring set of Viking themed death metal to the Manchester Apollo along with fellow Swedes, Hypocrisy and Arch Enemy. The first to play ...Read More »
Grace Basement, the rock-and-roll side project of St. Louis folk musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer Kevin Buckley, has released their fourth...
Releasing a Greatest Hits album can sometimes end up being a tricky business for a band. Do it too early in their career, and they risk looking preten...
Nothing to Lose is certainly striking. Stoner, doom, ‘classic’ heavy; there are so many styles of metal catered for here. What’s most astounding about...
Allow me to take you back – Imagine yourself aged 14, picking up a copy of ‘Of Love and Lunacy’ between your sweaty grabbers. With a sense of in...
The Final Chapter ‘Entropy’ was released 10th April 2015. Here is out track-by-track review: Dawn A superb opening track that simply posse...
Stirring and ambient this begins with ‘Lost in Forever’, its ravishing melodies and up-tempo lilting vocal encounters. The beat is electri...
Genre: Dark Occult Rock Stoner doom with a hint of hard rock things just got serious. The sounds created by Brimstone Coven are nothing short of awe s...
Heavyweight promotion told us to invest our ticket money on the likes of The Kings of Chaos and Hollywood Vampires but The Dead Daisies (featuring peo...
New Jersey industrial metal act Face Without Fear has released a new single, going by the handle of ‘Deliverance’ alongside an accompanying video. Guitarist Tripp Eisen, previously with both Static-X and The Murderdolls first demoed the song back in that former band. With frontman Kenny Mantis’ help it’s been updated and supercharged. “I am the real thing, won’t you breathe in me, remove ...Read More »
I have fond memories of hearing InMe’s debut track ‘Underdose’, taken from their first studio album Overgrown Eden. The track resonated with me heavily, I was just a Nu-Metal obsessed teen at the time and Dave McPherson’s raspy, tortured voice and raw guitar blew my mind. They played a show in my city not long after the album released and ...Read More »
Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman (TOADM) are back in Manchester and despite the show being on a weekday, it felt like the weekend! It was a show full of emotion and drama but filled our hearts with meaning. For those who are unaware the band shorted their name to simply ‘Theory’ back in 2017 when sixth album Wake Up ...Read More »
Dead Sea Skulls are what we used to call a power trio: guitar, bass and drums. Where this particular combination differs is that it has all three members up front and the drummer standing as he plays a reduced size kit and supplies the main vocals. They come from Walsall, and I’m not sure if a large part of this ...Read More »
G’Day mate, tonight’s the night that the mighty Australian rock n roll machine Airbourne are here for one thing only and that’s to have a good time! Bringing along with them two support acts Cellar Door Moon Crow and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. We arrived just in time for Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, sadly missing the first act; ...Read More »
After two EPs, North Carolina rock band Pröwess are about to release a powerful 70’s centric rock album called Blacktop Therapy. (Note the umlaut, which I guess, is for effect a la BOC rather than a pronunciation guide as, in German it would mean the ‘o’ is pronounced ‘ay’ which makes sense for Mayterhead!) They call their approach ‘high energy classic rock’ ...Read More »
Following the exciting news that Devin Townsend and Behemoth are joining Judas Priest as main-stage headliners – Bloodstock Open Air Festival have revealed more great names for 2020. Indian street-metallers Bloodywood have been named as Friday’s Sophie Lancaster Stage headliners. This is a UK exclusive for the New Dehli band Saturday’s Sophie stage headliners are California’s own extreme metal mob ...Read More »
Lacuna Coil are back more heavier than ever kicking off the UK leg of their tour in Manchester. Opening up this sold out show are heavy metal band Infected Rain from Moldovan. Honestly, I think the crowd were a bit stunned when this band started playing! We heard heavy riffs, powerful vocals which dominated the venue, grabbing everyone’s attention. Lead ...Read More »
Italian quintet Belladonna is that rare breed of bands in that you will have heard their music but not quite be aware of who’s performing it. This is because the band’s music has been used so prolifically in many films, dramas and adverts. Let’s help readdress that a little by calling to your attention their lates single ‘Astronomer Of Life‘, ...Read More »