Reviews

Rock Goddess – This Time

Pecking orders. They affect your whole life. Female rock bands are ten a penny these days. That’s not a put down but fact. They used to be rarer than a cold day in Hell. The Shang Ri Las’ ‘Leader of the Pack’ is the role model. It may have been about a rebel boyfriend, but it told you the girl ...

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Tuning – Hanging By A Thread

San Francisco Bay Area hardcore act Tuning release their new album Hanging Thread through Swell Creek Records. Tuning’s members having previously played in bands with names like Dead Hearts, Halfmast, Modern Problems, Until Your Heart Stops, First To Leave, Dying For It and Spirits – So you probably have a good idea of where they’re coming from. Described as “aggressive and ...

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Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake 15th anniversary

It’s hard to think Ashes of the Wake is well into the throes of its angst, rebellious, teenage life. We live in a world where this album is older than some of its own fans, something I really struggle to wrap my mind around! When Ashes of the Wake first came about, Lamb of God were a well and truly ...

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Roulette

Roulette suggests the time is Now!

For a band that formed in 1985 Roulette never reached the peaks they deserved…this was mainly down to that old chestnut, record label cock-ups. The good news is thatbassist/vocalist Hansi Fellbrink, Thomas Lundgren on vocals, Magnus Nelin on guitar/vocals and Mats Nelin on drums, are back together and have recorded ten new tracks that have inherited their Swedish AOR roots and ...

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Reflector

Reflector on the Turn

Andreas Heller and David Reumüller played as a duo called Reflector for over twenty years and released four albums in that time. Recently however, Martin Plass a talented singer and bassist for a band known as the Striggles, joined them. That was a sort of Bon Jovi style band and Plass has combined his melodic experiences with the heaviness of the ...

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro engages four-wheel drive

It’s Thursday, it’s seven o’clock…it’s Top of the Pops! (Crackerjack was Fridays at five, but seemed like a relevant misuse of their catchphrase). It was 1973, the time of the hormonal youth of fourteen, and ToTP was a must see each week… most of the music was crap as I’d already adopted heavy rock, but Pans People were not to ...

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The Slow Readers Club

The Slow Readers Club play Reading

Manchester alt-rockers The Slow Readers Club have gone from strength to strength in their 10+ year career, through playing a litany of festivals including Isle of Wight and last year’s Victorious, and releasing their first UK top 20 hit album Build a Tower. Showing no sign of stopping, they take on the country with a headlining tour, supported by the ...

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Lee McKinney

Lee McKinney of Born Of Osiris releases solo album, Infinite Mind

If the name ‘Lee McKinney’ rings a bell, it’s probably because you’re a BORN OF OSIRIS fan, however Lee has decided to step outside of the OSIRIS light by releasing a solo album, namely his upcoming Infinite Mind, available on March 2019 under Sumerian Records. This purely instrumental album stages not only McKinney’s musical taste but his musical talent, for over ...

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Piston Fire off… One More Day

It’s ‘One More Day’ from five-piece rock ‘n’ roll engine Piston having recently completed a series of dates throughout the UK and releasing their latest single, ahead of a full length album debut later in the year, and a “’One More Day’ is about learning to trust in the natural progression of life,” said vocalist Rob about the single, “We can’t turn ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES

Four Different Shades Of Norwegian Darkness – Dominanz, Madder Mortem, Helheim & Vulture Industries Lay Waste To Bergen

Last night was something quite special in that four rather unique bands convened in Bergen and laid siege to the cool and dimly lit venue that is Kvarteret in Bergen, Norway. While legendary viking metallers Helheim and the progressive outfit that is Matter Mortem have been around for what seems like ages, the hugely experimental Vulture Industries burst into the ...

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