Reviews

Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’ Review

Hard Rock Hell (HRH) VII now in its seventh year is a festival filled with classic rock and metal bands. Each year the festival is themed differently, this year being ‘Cirque Du Rock’. We arrived on the Thursday night and were welcomed by the crazy antics of Area 51. They provided a stage show called ‘Caravan of Lost Souls’ that ...

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Jizzy Pearl – Crucified

Jizzy Pearl is a rock icon in the truest sense. A founding member of Los Angeles-based band Love / Hate (1985) he has also been lead singer of LA Guns, Ratt, Adlers Appetite and (most recently) Quiet Riot. Now we were able to get our paws on the new “love/hate” album titled ‘Crucified’ (out January 2014). For the purists out ...

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Wicked Snakes – Lead Me To The Sun

Lead Me To The Sun is the newest debut album from the Staffordshire natives Wicked Snakes. Only being formed this year Wicked Snakes have already started to claw their way into the rock scene with their psychedelic twist on heavy rock. The intro for the first song, A Ceremony, starts off with soft guitar riff similar to that off a ...

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Mallory Knox Live @ O2 Academy Islington 2013

If you think you’ve had a good 2013, there are five boys from Cambridge that just might have beat you. Releasing debut album ‘Signals’ at the beginning of the year and touring worldwide since – has thrust Mallory Knox into the eye of the rock scene, with the album receiving widespread acclaim and making it on to many an ‘album ...

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Rotting Out – The Wrong Way

The LA hardcore natives Rotting Out are back with their new album The Wrong Way. The Wrong Way is the third album to be released by Rotting Out and is bursting with the traditional loud, heavy, angst filled songs from the hardcore-punk five piece. The first song, and title track “The Wrong Way”, starts off with the sound of a ...

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Carcass – Surgical Steel

After Carcass initially reunited everyone was constantly asking if and when there would be new material. After a six year wait and mounting pressure from all around them they have delivered with ‘Surgical Steel‘. Of course asking this from a band of this size and significance comes with massive expectations and begs the question of what you’ll actually hear considering ...

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Flashfires @ Lennons, Southampton

Flashfires are a relative new indie-disco band coming from Basingstoke. They’ve just returned from recording their debut album alongside Telsa bassist, Brian Wheat, in the USA which is due for release in early 2014 on Angry Badger Records. With new material to add to their set and a hoard of loyal fans packing the venue we are certainly expecting great ...

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Gwar – Battle Maximus

“Gwar is a satirical heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984. The band is well known for its elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature humorous enactments of politically and morally taboo themes. Despite various explanations that Gwar is an acronym for something, band members have insisted from its inception that ...

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Inner Shrine – Pulsar

Inner Shrine are an ambient goth metal band from Florence, Tuscany, Italy – They released their new album ‘Pulsar’ this November. Here is our track-by-track review: Black Universe Ambiance is the key here backed up by some prowling riffs and stark drumming. As the track furthers it brings with it a sizzling vocal and more special effects than Dr Who! ...

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Dead winters ‘Erasing Glaciers’

‘Erasing Glaciers’ is the newest EP to be re-released by the Northwest post-hardcore/metalcore sextet Dead Winter. The re-release of the bands first EP is due to drop on February 3rd 2014. The Blackpool natives, formed in 2011 – are set to ignite the metal scene in 2014 with their new, but still recognisable, spin on the classic metal core riff. Being ...

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