Words cannot describe ‘New Horizons’ – the latest EP from A Tale of Two Cities. It has phenomenal guitar harmonies that flow over poetic vocals that the core fan base of melodic rock will love and an attitude not to mess with. ‘New Horizons’ opens up with the masterful ‘Four Words’, a track that lays the foundation to the brilliance ...Read More »
Face The Chronos, the Russian progressive metalcore band from Moscow, have released their debut album Advent. Let’s delve into this review. For a debu...
The release of Travis Barker‘s 2011 debut hip hop album Give The Drummer Some was met with mixed reviews. Generally met with praise by the hip h...
After a five hour car journey with two pit stops and sweltering heat we finally made it to UK Tech Fest at Newark Showground. Being my first time at t...
From the early days when every teenager with a fringe had ‘Juneau’ lyrics splashed across their MySpace page to the softer alt-rock dallia...
Grammy-nominated Joe Bonamassa gets my vote for the most over-hyped guitarist out there today. Not because the guy can’t play because he sure as hell ...
An all-American sounding album, heavily influenced by System of a Down (or at least that’s what it sounds like), Kamizake Test Pilots offering is very...
Fearless Vampire Killers could be the busiest band in rock at the moment. 2014 saw the British rockers release their 2nd full album Unbreakable Hearts...
Avatar, no not the film, it’s the crazy Sweedish band and tonight they invade Manchester. A circus theme intro song is played, one by one members of A...
What really pisses me off these days is how certain bands and individuals can relentlessly churn out musical garbage, devoid of any emotional content. What ever happened to music being about expression yourself in an artistic way, as opposed to just putting in some loops and expression how much you want to bang someone? Being As An Ocean are guilty ...Read More »
So before I get into Sylosis’s homecoming performance in support of their new album Monolith, I feel I need to talk about Chimp Spanner. By their own description they are “Retro Futuristic Djazz Metal”, which just screams of desperation to be different mixed with pseudo intellectual wordplay… also known as how I write most of my articles and blogs. Part ...Read More »
Canterbury have released the next single from the critically acclaimed second album Heavy In The Day prior to hitting the road on their autumn/winter tour, supporting Deaf Havana. The song, Something Better clears away all the dust and clutter, making things seem a lot cleaner and clearer . It’s a pure song about putting things into perspective. And looking forwards, ...Read More »
Future Shock is a brand new hard rock project born in the early part of 2011 in London, UK. The stated intent of this band is to reintroduce the power and vitality of the 80s and 90s rock music with a personal touch. The band have now released their self titled EP, produced by Mel Gabbitas (who has worked with such ...Read More »
I have seen Yes Sir Boss play live a total of three times. The first time I watched them was at Shambala 2011, and I had no idea who they were, needless to say, they impressed me so much that I willingly went to go see them play the Blind Tiger in Brighton at some point before Shambala 2012, when ...Read More »
Ah, Green Day. What a wonderfully divisive little band. Are you a fan of Dookie, or did you enjoy American Idiot? Arguments over what is better will continue to rage over Internet forums, and their newest release will only add fuel to the fire. On the face of it, ¡Uno! is a return to more irrelevant, less preachy days. On ...Read More »
These Are The Good Old Days is the debut album by indie-rockers The Finest Hour. The press release accompanying the tracks extolled the quality of this new infusion of rock, indie, ska and folk. Now I don’t know about you, but I found that to be quite a terrifying statement. So with much trepidation, I put on my headphones, not ...Read More »
Well, what can you say? True to form, those Surrey boys have knocked out another pop punk smasher. ‘Reckless’ shows this band can still remain fresh and relevant while still staying faithful to their back catalogue. If you loved anything from Take Off Your Colours (or any of the other albums for that matter) then this will have you bouncing ...Read More »
It was metal legend Lemmy that hand picked Diaries of a Hero to support him on tour: the highest honour for any metal band really. Diaries of a Hero may not be all that well known across the scene at the moment but after a tour with Motorhead and Anthrax and a debut album like ‘Behind The Mask’ that’s sure to be a thing of the past. ...Read More »