Reviews

Oceano - Revelation

Review: Oceano – Revelation

Oceano have been around for over a decade now and have gone through a variety of sounds and line-ups in that time, so it’s no surprise to see that things are once again different on their newest album Revelation. Effectively the second album in this current iteration of the bands line-up but the first album since they switched over from ...

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Lauren Hoffman and The Secret Storm – Family Ghost

‘Family Ghost’ is the debut release of Lauren Hoffman and The Secret Storm, it plays as an atmospheric stream touching upon the styling of indie, rock, blues, folk and more as it flows seamlessly through its playlist, each song as endearing and harmonious as the next; all with a much beauty as it has darkness through its stories it tells, ...

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater’s 25th anniversary of ‘Images and Words’ at 02 Apollo in Manchester

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Images and Words, one of the most important albums in the history of progressive metal, Dream Theater returns once again to the 02 Apollo in Manchester. Dream Theater are a highly influential band and this has since been made more apparent in the last few years as prog has started to become popular once again ...

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Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift

Review: Motionless In White – Graveyard Shift

“I just feel incredibly confident about everything on the record” is always a great indication for the front man of your band to talk about your latest album and the thing is, Chris has not misplaced his confidence. Motionless In White are back with their fourth studio album, Graveyard Shift after moving from Fearless Records to Roadrunner Records. Twelve tracks that have ...

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Nikka Costa - Underneath & In Between

Nikka Costa – Underneath And In Between

Nikka Costa has opened as special guest for such diverse acts as The Police, Coldplay, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, and Prince, the latter with whom she’s written songs as she has with Eric Clapton. She’s also headlined worldwide on her own and had hits, having made her first record when she was only eight years old back in 1980. That her father ...

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parkway drive

Unbreakable Tour: Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns, Asking Alexandria

Stick To Your Guns were first on and came out of the traps with all guns blazing! For an opening act they gave it their all, as if they where headlining which is exactly what you want from an opening act. Lead singer Jesse liked to hype the crowd and even mentioned that this was a much bigger audience than ...

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Fire From The Gods - Narrative Retold - Album Cover

Fire from the Gods – Narrative Retold

Fire from the Gods is a name I didn’t know of until I found it getting mentioned on the side of some of other news about an extremely known person doing their first production of an album. It brought some intrigue but nothing that really sat in my mind as a must check out simply because the band that person ...

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Blood Red Throne

Live: Blood Red Throne, Met Lounge Peterborough

Peterborough is a funny old place, a breeding ground for plenty of local talent, home of bands like P.S.O.T.Y, The Infernal Sea and Vendetta to name a few. The last two having recently both played at our favourite UK metal festival Bloodstock Open Air (a festival that has much in common with plenty of tonight’s line-up). Despite this though, there ...

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sumo cyco

Live: Sumo Cyco / Devilskin / Eva Plays Dead, Think Tank, Newcastle

It was only two years ago when the line-up of UK festivals were criticised for not representing female musicians in the rock scene. One of the excuses thrown about was ‘Not enough women in bands’. This is frankly BS. Not only has there been, but there still is (more than ever) women in rock bands. Nothing new but here we ...

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New Found Glory - Makes Me Sick

Review: New Found Glory – Makes Me Sick

New Found Glory celebrate their 20 year anniversary (just let that sink in) with the release of their ninth studio album Makes Me Sick. I wanted to like this album, really, but after listening to Makes Me Sick I went back and revisited 2000’s New Found Glory and 2002’s Sticks and Stones and felt that this new release was a step back, rather ...

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