All the bands on tonight’s line-up are at exciting points in their careers. Palm Reader are enjoying a second run of the UK since the release of their debut album in May. We Butter The Bread With Butter are back on British soil for the first time since the release of their third album, Goldkinder, the band’s first full length ...Read More »
Conceptual metal bands don’t get much bigger than this. Everyone’s favourite Norse-themed heroes, Amon Amarth, have returned with their ninth st...
The name as well as the band’s cover is intriguing – so hoping that the music can live up to the high standard already offered by Sicilian Gando...
Eight years ago Brand New released Daisy into a world that – compared to now – seemed like a pretty calm place. Since then everything has gone a littl...
Hardly a household name in the UK, Scottish-born singer Jimmy Barnes has clocked up 14 number one albums in Australia, four of them fronting rock band...
Hammerfest now a long established festival. Which this year took place in Pwhelli, Wales. We have heard rumours of the location changing, but nothing ...
Track-By-Track Review Feast of Carrion Bulging and rippling riffs a plenty with a huge scornful vocal damming and intense that niggle at the ear lobes...
Heaven’s Basement have been around for a long time, and I mean a long time. Formed back in 2008, the band have gone through different line ups, ...
Trying to get into someone like King Diamond for the first time can be difficult. With twelve albums under his belt, the former Mercyful Fate man is a...
Bowling for Soup are an American rock group which formed in 1994. Jaret and Chris first met in the ‘80’s whilst at school. Chris went on to own a café where he and Jaret met Erik and Gary in the early ‘90’s, although Gary didn’t join the band until 1998. As well as Gary joining the band in 1998, they ...Read More »
In 2011 Swedish lead singer Elin Larsson, with drummer Cory Berry and bass player Zack Anderson – all just in their early Twenties – formed up with French guitar player Dorian Sorriaux to create Blues Pills – a blues-rock group which may well become one of the most acclaimed and interesting bands of the decade. They have just released their ...Read More »
Nirvana’s In Utero album has been perceived in two drastically different ways since it’s original release on September 21st 1993. The first was that it was a kind of preemptive suicide note from Cobain to the rest if the world. This view was only strengthened upon the news of Kurt Cobain’s untimely death in April of 1994. The second perspective, ...Read More »
For some time Fleshgod Apocalypse having been making ripples in the world of extreme metal. Causing a splash underground with their debut Ocracles, before expanding their sound with each release, first the Mafia EP then with 2011’s statement of intent Agony through Nuclear Blast record label. This Italian 5 piece has toured with the likes Behemoth, Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus ...Read More »
After the release of Soulfly’s 2nd album ‘Primitive’ they encountered a big lull in terms of the quality of the music they were putting out. Though ‘Primitive’ was hardly a masterpiece and suffered from having a plethora of lacklustre nu metal riffs that sounded like they’ve been chucked into songs purely for the sake of it there was some great ...Read More »
Hark! Is that a Rolls-Royce engine that I can hear puffing away beyond those branches? Perhaps it is. Is that a Beano annual that I have found under my bed? So it is. Is that a Chinnichap riff filling the track ‘In The Woods’ by Jonny Cola and the A-Grades. Yes, it seems so. I must therefore assume that I ...Read More »
Tigers are known to have relatively little stamina. Normally they hide for hours – days if necessary – before they are ready to pounce. So if you’re a fan of these charismatic beasts, you have to be patient. Very patient. To see them at work. The giants of Welsh glam metal, Tigertailz from Cardiff – are very similar. Their most ...Read More »
Kids in Glass House, hail from Cardiff, South Wales. The band formed back in 2003 and over the early years gained a lot of support from fellow Welsh bands of the same rock genre. In 2008 they released their debut album Smart Casual, and is one which is a very memorable one, to this day. Kids In Glass Houses are ...Read More »
Hailing from Oslo the birth place of Black Metal, Isvind formed at the time when Black Metal was going to come very much to the attention of the world (sadly not for the music it was producing). Isvind are a band very much about the traditions of those days, musically that is. After a lengthy split they returned with the ...Read More »