Following the release of their 2017 album, Defying Gravity, Mr. Big set out on tour to promote the new release. By this time, drummer Pat Torpey’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease had been made public, but Pat toured with the band regardless and sat behind the drum kit for selected songs, while also providing background vocals, tambourine, etc. on other tracks ...Read More »
Sentient Horror is a death metal band from New Jersey formed in 2014 by guitarist/vocalist Matt Moliti (ex-Dark Empire). The vision behind Sentience i...
On the surface, Clairvoyant isn’t much of a departure from The Contortionist’s previous effort, Language, but on this album the band twist and mould t...
Founded in 1998 the GOLERS have built up momentum over the course of 4 albums and many tours. 1999’s “South Mountain Style” ushered ...
The start of this thunderous masterpiece is really an audial blaze of passion and very pleasing to the ears. It really hits the gut with force, but th...
Immediately you can feel that vibe as German metallers Varg take to the speakers and rip you a new one. That Pagan beat and melodic groove that allows...
Not many of you would of heard of The Loved and Lost and neither had we (team RAM) until we took a visit to Breaking Bands Festival. They are a five p...
Sinister Realm was formed in the summer of 2008 by former Pale Divine band- mates John Gaffney and Darin McCloskey. With a desire to capture the feel...
Dutch death metal five-piece Bleeding Gods have brought a feast of grandiose proportions to sink our teeth into, and by the gods is it juicy. Mytholog...
The Sea Within is a prog rock ‘supergroup’ with an international cast of players, featuring three Swedes, one German and one American. The musicians in this band have all been around the block a few times, and their list of bands played in includes The Flower Kings, Flying Colors, Steven Wilson and Transatlantic. The band grew out of a desire ...Read More »
Haken are a six-piece London based prog rock metal band who, after a decade, have just released their first ‘live’ CD/DVD, L-1VE, which was filmed and recorded in April 2017 at the now legendary Melkweg, in Amsterdam, on the final night of their 2017 European tour, before a very enthusiastic Dutch audience who were clearly enjoying what Haken (meaning Hook ...Read More »
Led and fronted by Danny Sorrell, who also writes the tunes and is the guiding spirit behind The Paradox Twin, who despite having been around for a little while, are only now just releasing their debut album. Their name derives from Gravity Time Dilation, the difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers at varying distances from a ...Read More »
Ben Poole follows a similar route with Anytime You Need Me as his previous Time Has Come. Same square-jawed good looks album photo cover albeit a little more macho looking courtesy of being adorned with a black leather jacket and the same pop-flavoured blues rock with some added emphasis on song structures and digging in with a little more soul ...Read More »
Burton-on-Trent hard rock power trio Theia have their third full length album, The Ghost Light, out now on WDFD Records. Featuring Kyle Lamley on guitars & vocals, Paul Edwards on bass & vocals and drummer Jake Dalton, the band have a new single ‘Throw Me A Bone’ taken from the parent album that’s also out now, alongside an accompanying video ...Read More »
First off, I won’t lie or hide it, Devildriver I’m not into, I love the style of music they play but they just haven’t ever done anything for me, it’s the way it goes sometimes. We all have those bands that we just don’t get why there is so much hype about them. Sometimes you catch them live at a ...Read More »
Honestly, I could say if you are a fan of southern rock, just listen to the opening two tracks and that is all you will need to be convinced that this is a must hear album. From the tranquil sound of a slide on a steel string guitar to the backdrop of steady pouring rain and the thunder rolls in, ...Read More »
Well after a hard and heavy Saturday courtesy of giants like Orange Goblin, Megadeth, and Scorpions to name a few, you’d think after a quick gaze through hazy eyes of the Sunday line up would be a gentle hangover cure. That turns out would be completely dependant on the plan you set out for yourself on who to start the ...Read More »
Steve Hill’s Solo Recording series of albums are pretty much all recorded live, so what could an actual album recorded live in front of a Canadian audience offer us that we couldn’t get on the studio ones? Audience participation? How many classic live albums were filled with false applause? And hasn’t the live album been denigrated to little more than ...Read More »