Reviews

Review: Feed The Rhino – The Sorrow And The Sound

The difficult third album. It is often seen by bands as a point where some changes need to be made and they are not always good. There are an immeasurable number of bands that have gone too far down the rabbit hole of creativity and emerge at the other end with something that either taints or destroys what would otherwise have been a pivotal ...

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RedFest 2014 Preview

RedFest is back for it’s 8th year! Last year saw headliners Bastille play a tremendous performance. Lead singer Dan Smith said “It’s crazy that we are headlining anything, let alone such an awesome festival as Redfest” before they descended into worldwide fame. The alt stage also saw great performances from Bleed From Within, Bury Tomorrow, and Feed The Rhino. This ...

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Review: Stars & Flights – Moral Colour

South Wales has a bit of a reputation for doling out some great rock music, and progressive-alt-rock trio Stars & Flights certainly do nothing to dent this reputation. Having had praise from the likes of Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P. Carter and critical acclaim for their debut album, Dropping Anchors, this June sees the release of their latest effort, ...

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Review: Arthemis – Live From Hell

The principal rival to Mozart – Antonio Salieri – came from the city of Verona. It is also home to Arthemis – our favourite Italian metal band. Verona is a place where emotions run high. Where Dante imagined Purgatory. And Caesar came to retreat from politics. Verona is where the incessant feuding between Shakespeare’s Capulets and Montagues was interrupted by burning ...

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Review: Peter Frampton – Hummingbird in a Box

In April 2013, as part of its spring production, the Cincinnati Ballet performed a series of dances accompanied by Peter Frampton and his band at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Most were classics from his extensive repertoire but one section featured new material composed by the guitarist, along with producer Gordon Kennedy who he had previously worked with on the ...

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Review: Tomas Doncker Band – Moanin’ At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project

Tomás Doncker started out in the down-town “No Wave” scene (New York) in the early 1980s, before going international, and touring and recording with the jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi (in Japan.) He then went on to complete production and studio sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, and Grammy nominated Reggae vocal group The Itals, plus the Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles ...

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Review: Donnie Vie – Goodbye Enough Z’nuff

Armed with an acoustic six string, in 2013 former Enuff Z’nuff singer/songwriter Donnie Vie headed out with tongue-firmly-in-cheek for what he called the Magical History Tour. Ostensibly, a way for him to bid farewell to his past, giving many of those band songs a final airing, and offering his more devoted fans a chance to see him close-up solo in ...

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Review: Dead Inside – Millions Dead

Biography DEAD INSIDE are an upcoming hard core/death core band from Nottingham, UK. In a genre that’s completely oversaturated, their use of 8 string guitars, stupidly low tunings and gigs that are ever increasingly intense makes them fairly unique both in the local scene and in the genre as a whole. Having formed early 2013 they have made a massive ...

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Witheria – Devastating Return

Biography A cornerstone of the diverse and thrashing Finnish metal, Witheria released their fourth full length album on Friday the 30th of May. Witheria are still heavily relying on their thrash-based approach they have been perfecting since the turn of the Millennium. This time around, even more of their trademark usage of progressive parts and various influences can be heard. ...

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Bad Company: THE BAND. THE MUSIC. THE STORY. 40TH ANNIVERSARY DOCUMENTARY

Bad Company were founded in 1973 by singer Paul Rodgers (formerly of Free), drummer Simon Kirke (also formerly of Free), guitarist Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople), and bassist Boz Burrell (King Crimson). Bad Company already branded as a ‘Rock Supergroup’ were also first managed by Led Zeppelin manager Peter grant. There is not a juke box out there that hasn’t ...

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