Reviews

Lordi

Lordi Ask “What if…?” On New Studio Album, Killection

Lordi has never been a band to shy away from trying something different, from their Hollywood studio-level outfits and makeup to their crowning achievement of taking cheesy shock rock to the Eurovision Song Contest and winning the competition for their native Finland. The experimental nature of the project hasn’t ceased over the years and on January 31st Lordi will release ...

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Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult set to release Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014

In one form or another the Blue Öyster Cult (BÖC) has been around for the better part of fifty years, and the band still boasts two members of the original line-up in Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom. Back in the day, through the mid-late seventies, the BÖC were a match for anyone in the rock scene, and their ability to ...

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Nightwish

Nightwish show their scale and ambition on ‘Decades: Live in Buenos Aires’

In the life of a band, especially one who’ve been going for the best part of twenty years, the ‘live’ album is usually seen as a chance to pause and take stock. Nightwish have been on quite a run of success in recent years and, after the success of Imaginaerum in 2012 and then 2015’s sumptuous release, Endless Forms Most ...

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Wage War

Wage War, Ded and Thornhill played Manchester Rebellion

Wage War are back in the UK, performing a sold out show that’s so high in demand there was another 50 tickets added on the door which were quickly nabbed up. Support acts for the tour is upcoming metalcore band Thornhill and American heavy metal lads DED. Over the past 5 years Wage War have been making big waves in ...

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Mark Morton

Mark Morton plays acoustic set at Camden’s Underworld

As the cold winter months drag on and adjustments to life are made, those trying to get back into routine, those trying to better themselves etc, us music fans are usually working on which gig to get started with. On January 12th, we find ourselves with a lovely, gentle option down in Camden’s Underworld. Mark Morton is set to release ...

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MORTIIS

MORTIIS Evokes The Soul Of A Classic With Spirit of Rebellion

The renowned and hugely skilled dungeon synth pioneer and industrial/darkwave composer that is Mortiis (ex-Emperor) kicks the new year off in style with the gloomy and superbly written Spirit of Rebellion. Spirit of Rebellion is essentially a re-imagining or a brand new interpretation of Mortiis’ classic Ånden Som Gjorde Oppør LP. What immediately stands out upon listening to it the ...

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Lykantropi

Lykantropi — Black Old Stone, Re-Release

The Swedish, vintage-sounding band LYKANTROPI from Värmland in the Scandinavian Mountains, create cinematic, multi-layered pop songs that come with evocative flutes, beautiful harmonies and psychedelic guitars that tend to lead the listener into spacey, yet melancholic, dimensions. Their most recent album “Spirituosa” was released in May 2019. But now their label is re-releasing the 2017 “Black Old Stone” album (via ...

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Shakra’s Mad World

wiss hard rock band Shakra mark their 25th anniversary together this year, and while it has had its ups and downs, the quintet is gearing up to celebrate the occasion with their fans. First out the box is a new single going by the handle ‘Too Much Is Not Enough‘. It pre-empts Mad World, their latest album that will be ...

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Mark Morton – Ether

It hasn’t been that long since we were treated the Mark Mortons long awaited debut solo album, Anesthetic with so many guests joining in that it could have made a Metal Allegiance album whimper. He hasn’t stopped to take much rest before getting back at it, with a much more relaxed vibe and atmosphere with his next solo attempt in ...

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Motionless In White

Motionless In White hit banger after banger with the necessary evil and soft! Supported by Defying Decay & Skold

Motionless In White were back ashore the UK on the final leg of their tour and they kicked it off on a Sunday night in Manchester. Bringing along with them Bangkok alternative metal band Defying Decay and Swedish industrial metal band Skold. Defying Decay… holy shit! I instantly fell in love with these nutters. I can honestly say this band ...

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