Germany’s Mob Rules are close to celebrating their 25th anniversary as purveyors of power-metal, and Beast Reborn is their 9th album together. You could say they’ve been around long enough to be called veterans yet, as can be heard, they still retain the same infectious enthusiasm for the music which propelled them to begin in 1994. Compared to other albums ...Read More »
The unusual sample at the start of this album is quirky and also quite strange, however, there’s no law that says a band can’t be diverse and in fact,...
Ending our 2017, absolutely and quite frankly gloriously we head to Wembley Arena to see Five Finger Death Punch on their co-headline tour with In Fla...
Upon first listen you might bypass Witch of Waste as one of the many technical hardcore bands that add buoyancy to a colorful yet largely under apprec...
The multi-national band Shezoo consisting of Natacha Starke (Vocals), Micha Jennissen (Guitar), Ralf Luz (Bass) and Jerry Getler (Drums) are Dutch, Ge...
There’s a generation of males out there for whom a woman wearing a black leather cat suit can be forgiven almost anything. From middle-aged men once b...
Against Me! are a special band. Their last three albums all have a claim to being stone cold classics (the ones before those aren’t exactly bad), and ...
From the garden of England comes the five piece metal band who go by the name At World’s End and no, they’re not named after a pub in Camden. Over the...
The Mute Gods gave birth to a formidable debut album with last year’s Do Nothing Till Your Hear From Me. Critically appraised, presumably good sales, ...
Upon hearing the news that The Defiled had broken up in late 2016 to say that i was shocked is an understaement… … in my opinion they were one of the brightest and most original bands to have come out of the UK in a very long time, but despite always having hoped it was just a hiatus situation: I ...Read More »
When did you find out Voodoo Sioux were playing Bloodstock Festival? A little while ago now. Our drummer Nige was away on holiday in Wales when he received the email. The wi-fi over there is a bit hit and miss, so it could’ve been a few more days before he picked it up. He made sure he found some telephone ...Read More »
Like a bat call to Batman, the disasters of 2018 are used to signal political warrior Otep Shamaya. Metal band Otep could not have picked a better time to return, with issues like Trump and consent being as prevalent as ever. Otep attempts to be the voice speaking against these issues in their new album, Kult 45. Although the album ...Read More »
Grammy-winning US rockers Halestorm have successfully crossed the pond, with every date on their 2018 UK headline tour sold out. So they certainly have a lot to measure up to upon the release of their new album, Vicious, which has already charted at #10 in the UK. Opener ‘Black Vultures’ sees Lzzy use every hard rock vocal technique in the ...Read More »
Swedish modern melodic metal band Dynazty return with Firesign, said to be “The band’s most creative, dynamic and inspired album to date.” The record is set for release on 28th September through AFM Records. It follows 2016’s Titanic Mass by the band featuring Nils Molin (Vocals), Love Magnusson and Mike Lavér (Guitars), Jonathan Olsson (Bass) and George Egg (drums), and sees the ...Read More »
Brixton’s O2 Academy is pretty warm at the best of times. In the midst of a heatwave? It’s probably on a level with a circle of hell. Thankfully, Goo Goo Dolls had arrived to provide a heavenly set in contrast. Even the bar was in on the action, serving up a special ‘Drink Named Goo’ cocktail. Scottish three-piece The Xcerts ...Read More »
Clif Magness has already had success writing for Wilson Phillips, Quincy Jones, Avril Lavigne as well as the more rock Hanson, Steve Perry and Bonamassa collaborations. His previous solo album called, imaginatively, Solo was released in 1994. Since then, he has been hard at work composing and producing since then and now he has a new solo album called Lucky ...Read More »
From the garden of England comes the five piece metal band who go by the name At World’s End and no, they’re not named after a pub in Camden. Over the years At World’s End has gone through some personnel changes. Partly as a result of these, the Kent guys are about to embark on a total re-brand, a change ...Read More »
Like most rock fans, Bonnet came to my attention when this remarkable voice appeared on the 1979 Rainbow album Down To Earth. Now in his 70s, he unleashes a new album called Meanwhile Back In The Garage. Combined with a live DVD, these new recordings feature that still strong voice, along with his partner Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, Alacatraz keysman ...Read More »