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 »
Tonight I saw Asking Alexandria play in London for the 5th time! I’m quiet a big fan of the band and have followed them since 2009 so seeing the...
British shores have a history of Viking invasions, thankfully these days they are more than welcome, and the current assault across the nation had Swe...
I have never been to a show quite like this before. With only two bands playing and we all have to be kicked out before 10 O’clock as the venue turns ...
The clue’s in the name, here we have a band with their roots firmly in the late 60’s. Picture Blue Cheer, the 13thFloor Elevators, Jodo and earl...
If you are not a fan of slow, heavy, soul destroying doom, then just stop reading, go away now and find something light and fluffy for your weak mind!...
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 be...
Venue: The Globe, Newcastle If you read a lot about newer bands, or bands ‘on the rise’, it might mention something to do with this fictio...
Last year, Australian rock n roll sextet, Palace Of The King, released their debut album White Bird/Burn The Sky. It was full of anthemic, feel-good t...
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 »
Haken were once described (by Classic Rock presents Prog Magazine) as: “Prodigiously talented youths that will benefit prog.” And it appears that they have now repaid that complement, by creating a masterpiece that can be enjoyed by all. After Haken’s début album ‘Aquarius’ enjoyed international release in 2010, the band began to spread their music across Europe , and started ...Read More »
Sometime back in the 2000s, a five-piece from rural North Norfolk, who could have been neatly slotted into the post-hardcore/screamo scene, took to the stage in front of a relatively small crowd at The Waterfront in Norwich. Fast-forward to 2013, the same band have played to huge crowds at major UK festivals, sold out tour venues across the UK, changed ...Read More »
Marc Bolan, what a chancer. He played the fame game time and time again, but once he’d struck gold stayed too close to a formula that worked and it proved to be his creative downfall. The fact that he actually had talent wrapped up in his precocious elfin frame would have made him the envy of today’s X-Factor wannabes. A ...Read More »