Reviews

  • Creye

    Creye me a river

    Creye was put together by former Grand Slam guitarist Andreas Gullstrand in early 2015 with a vision of generating a sound that would take listeners b...

  • CB6 ‘Succession’

    CB6 started in primary school at the tender age of 11, at this time nu metal was very popular and they were listening to the likes of Metallica, Nirva...

  • THE TANGENT

    THE TANGENT ..”The slow rust of forgotten machinery.”

    This is the first Tangent album since main man, Andy Tillison, was laid low by a heart attack in 2016, but he’s happily recovered sufficiently and is ...

  • Review: Decade – Pleasantries

    Before listening to Pleasantries, I’d not heard much about Decade, other than they’re an up and coming band, after listening to the album I can see wh...

  • Lethe - First Corpse on the Moon

    Review: Lethe – The First Corpse on the Moon

    Primus. Tool. Fantômas. There are bands that truly epitomise what it is to eclectic, and blend myriad influences without becoming convoluted or start ...

  • Live: An Evening With…John Garcia

    John Garcia needs little to no introduction. From being one of the founder members responsible for pioneering the desert rock/stoner rock scene. The n...

  • If The Devil Cast His Net by Pearl Handled Revolver – Album Review

    The proposition is that Pearl Handled Revolver play their dirty blues and wistful rock ‘n’ psychedelia in a “Doors-Style” manner complete ...

  • Gary Numan @ Sub 89, Reading

    Seeing Gary Numan in a venue this small really is a barrage on the senses.  The lighting rig used tonight is the same one used in venues three times t...

Foreigner at Ramblin Man Fair 2019

Ramblin Man Fair 2019: The Full Report

The Ramblin Man Facebook page may have its fair share of moaners and complainers, and it always will, but no one can complain that this year they brought probably their most diverse line up ever, there was something for just about everyone, and they even found it in them to book amazing weather for the most part! The Friday kicks off ...

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SONS OF APOLLO

SONS OF APOLLO ‘Live with the Provdiv Psychotic Symphony’

Sons of Apollo are a prog metal supergroup featuring alumni from such titans in their genre as Dream Theatre, Journey, Guns ‘n Roses, Mr Big, et al, and the dramatis personae contains some of its biggest names… Portnoy, Sherinian, Sheehan, Soto and Bumblefoot (Ron Thal). With their debut album, 2017’s Psychotic Symphony, given their pedigree the issue was if they would ...

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Crystal Ball

Swiss melodic rock band Crystal Ball release ‘Best of…’ entitled 2020

For the first time in their twenty years and counting career, Swiss melodic rock band Crystal Ball are releasing a ‘Best of ..’ entitled 2020 (twenty songs, twenty years ..geddit?) This is a double CD celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the band. The first CD contains ten of Crystal Ball’s most popular songs in their first two decades together, all of them ...

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Graham Bonnet Band Live in Tokyo

Graham Bonnet Band Live in Tokyo 2017

The question many will ask is ‘Do We Need another Graham Bonnet Band live album?’ Well, if you’re a devoted fan of many years like me, then a simple yes applies. I have seen him numerous times with numerous line-ups and as this has the talent that is Conrad Pesinato on guitar… one of the best Graham Bonnet has played with ...

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Wokfest

For the true spirit of DIY Punk look no further than Wonkfest

Returning for its seventh year running promising some of the best UK punk acts on the scene, Wonkfest offers a great day of music, food and drunken revelry for all.  Not just a music festival, Wonkfest is also a community event embracing the true ethos of punk. This year the festival supported Hesita Crisis Support, a charity supporting those affected by ...

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Jared James Nichols brings Blues Power to The Boston Music Rooms

Long, Long ago, (OK, maybe not all that long ago, but a good couple of years at least!) I found myself the pleasure of witnessing Jared James Nichols live for the first time. That was that, I’d been sold on his music for a year or so beforehand and was over the moon at the chance. Having then seen him ...

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Bloodywood

Bloodywood, Armada of Secrets, Endeavour, and Liquid State Live in Bristol

On Wednesday the 24th of July, 2019 the furiously heavy Bloodywood took to the stage at The Lanes in Bristol. This was the bands first ever UK performance and rightly so, the gig was a sell out! The Lanes is a truly unique venue which is situated in a retro styled bowling alley, which upon arrival didn’t seem the place ...

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Black Belt Eagle Scout

Black Belt Eagle Scout strikes a bullseye in the epicenter of the soul in upcoming record, “At The Party with My Brown Friends”

There is something effortlessly comforting about Black Belt Eagle Scout’s forthcoming record, At The Party with My Brown Friends. As a whole, the record provides a similar sensation to changing into dry clothes after getting caught in the rain, or drinking a soothing, warm beverage in the small hours of the morning. Yet, the record is also reminiscent of the ...

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Theatre Of Tragedy Remixed

Norway’s Theatre Of Tragedy return with Remixed a compilation album that’s explained right there in the title, with a variety of reputable artists putting their spin on songs like ‘Machine’, ‘Lorelei’ and ‘And When He Falleth’. The band, featuring Nell Sigland and Raymond Istvàn Rohonyi (vocals), Frank Claussen and Vegard K. Thorsen (guitara), Hein Frode Hansen (drums) and Lorentz Aspen ...

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Iamthemorning

Iamthemorning – The Bell

Iamthemorning, the name deriving from a track on Oceansize’s debut album, is a Russian prog / chamber pop duo from St. Petersburg, Russia, and it revolves around the creative partnership of two persons, Marjana Semkina (vocals and backing guitar) and Gleb Kolyadin (piano/ keyboards). They’re still something of an unknown quantity amongst many prog fans in the UK, although they’ve ...

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