Tonight’s gig hosted by Critical Wave at Unit Nightclub, Southampton turned into one of those evenings it was definitely worth leaving the house for. First up were ‘Sights’ a fairly happening heavy guitar band who had a strong leaning towards early Foo Fighters towards the end of their set. It was refreshing to see a heavy rock band with a ...Read More »
Tonight, on the 3rd of October, a small group of us press representatives have gathered at the Soho Screening Rooms to relive the last night of the Mö...
Can you feel it Manchester? Can you feel the Rock!? Well I did and no doubt the crowd certainly did too, it was insane. Seether were greeted with a ve...
Upon hearing the news that The Defiled had broken up in late 2016 to say that i was shocked is an understaement… … in my opinion they were...
Considering that In Flames are a band that have been writing and producing music for 26 years you may be forgiven for wondering how they would keep fr...
If you’ve seen The Blackout on tour, you’ll know one thing. The Blackout like to party. So much, in fact, they’ve dedicated their latest r...
German guitar maestro Michael Schenker sat beside me in January 2016 with a handwritten set of New Year’s resolutions that went something along the li...
‘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...
It’s been ten years since The Used released their much-loved album In Love And Death, and even longer since one of their best know tracks ‘The T...
A proper Lamb Of God tour round the British Isles has been long overdue. It’s been nearly two years since the release of the band’s latest record, Resolution, and nearly 4 years since the band’s most recent UK tour. True, there have been visits for a few festival appearances and one-off shows, but for some fans a gig in their hometown ...Read More »
Arguably one of the biggest bands on the UK rock scene right now, You Me At Six’s ability to appease both rock fans and mainstream radio listeners alike means there’s been plenty of anticipation for their new album to drop. After critical and fan acclaim for 2011’s ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, ‘Cavalier Youth’ definitely has a lot to live up to. ...Read More »
The transgressive Welsh ragga-muffin crew ‘Skindred’ are now – rightly so – internationally renowned for their innovative approach to heavy metal – (their exotic blends are splashed and spiced with pinches of ragga, dub ‘n‘ metal and hip-hop.) But it was not always this way. When I first started to write about the band (formed in Newport, Wales in 1998) ...Read More »
When Mike Oldfield played live at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics Games in London, the obvious assumption was that canny businessmen would tap into all that free marketing to promote his back catalogue effortlessly, and for considerable financial gain. If they did I missed it. Rather, it has been business as usual since Mercury/Universal took over the creator ...Read More »
In the bands own words – “Only formed recently in 2012, TrenchRot make music within the structure of two rules: 1. Play Death Metal 2. Crush posers”. I am pretty stoked to review this one. The titles alone spark sheer joy into my blackened heart and the album cover is just superb! Now onto the main reason – the music! ...Read More »
Kicking it since 2008, Rain of Acid, a melodic death metal band from Vaasa (Finland) will release its second album ‘Ghost Town’ through Violent Journey Records on January 24, 2014. Before starting the recording sessions of the second album in 2012, Rain of Acid had the opportunity to be a supporting act for Before the Dawn on a massive Finish ...Read More »
Opening with Mother Nature, a track that pours out the gates loudly with the rhythm section prowling and pounding about, a keyboard in support while a mean guitar shakes and shrills the lion’s share of the song into tasty morsels, vocalist Mike Freeland giving it some and a little bit more on the old throat delivery quota, screaming out: “Mother ...Read More »
Hometown shows are normally a cause for a party and Gnarwolves certainly know how to put on a party. On Friday 20th December, Brighton skate punk trio Gnarwolves played their final show on their headline tour at The Haunt. The night started off with Brighton’s newest punk sensations, His and Hers. Although His and Hers sound isn’t too far off ...Read More »
Keen Eyed hail from Trieste in Italy and began life as a club band in 1985 covering classic songs from the 70s onwards. As the line-up changed they began to write their own material and play nationally, breaking up in 1991 after having established themselves at what’s gone down in Mediterranean metal circles as a “memorable concert” at the Valentinis ...Read More »