These days it seems like bands are constantly trying to straddle genres like an errant cowboy straddles two horses. This could be to appeal to the most amount of people, so the most amount of people will buy their music and come to their shows – the music industry is such, that bands can’t really afford to be picky about ...Read More »
If the name ‘Lee McKinney’ rings a bell, it’s probably because you’re a BORN OF OSIRIS fan, however Lee has decided to step outside of the OSIRIS ligh...
Alter Bridge are one of those rare musical commodities the rock world, they are constantly reliable in the content the write, the time of release afte...
An incredibly intense EP, Race Car Hearts give us their beautiful debut Tender/Vicious. Opening the EP is their latest single ‘Pins’, and it is very u...
Southampton Metalcore giants Bury Tomorrow are set to released their third full length studio album soon tilted ‘Runes‘. The album cover s...
Formed in Bologna, Italy in 1999, Malnàtt has moved away from the folk approach of the early albums to focus on much more extreme and experimental sou...
Wytch Hazel’s 2016 debut Prelude suggested these Lancastrians had the potential to become a significant entry into the world of hard rock. Two years o...
Thanks to a number of stellar albums and glorious live performances all over the globe, The Dead Daisies have been on an upward spiral ever since the ...
Any spare time I get throughout festival season, you can find me in a field in a tent – that’s my happy place. Each year I face the same d...
It was quite a surprise to hear Six Feet Under were bringing out another album as their previous was released less than a year ago. Buy hey, who am I to complain? That would be blasphemous! More metal = smiley faces all around. ‘Unborn’ is the 10th studio album from the death metal unit who have now been rocking out ...Read More »
Have you ever been in this situation? You’re in your local boozer and surrounded by your friends and they start wax lyrically (to talk about something with a lot of interest and excitement) about a band or genre of our wonderful heavy metal and you haven’t got a damned clue about any of it. You start to sweat, then shake ...Read More »
Still Cyco After All These Years? It has been 13 years since Suicidal Tendencies’ last studio album ‘Free Your Soul…And Save My Mind’ which is quite a considerable gap for a band to have in their discography. If you’re hoping for a return to 80’s era Suicidal Tendencies then I’ll go right ahead and say flat out that this album ...Read More »
Cambridgeshire-born Daniel O’Dell, aka Dropout Dan, began writing songs from an early age, describing his sound as acoustic lyrical rock with a twist. ‘Forever, Instead’, this year’s follow-up to his 2011 debut EP ‘Do You Remember’, consists of five tracks that showcase Dan’s innovative take on acoustic music. Opening track ‘Oh Little Red’ features a breathy, ethereal sound to the ...Read More »
Ursa Major, the Shepperton five-piece, has recently dropped their latest release ‘Old Bones’. The bands blend of metal and hardcore makes this one of the more interesting releases to come out this year. While most bands that fly under the same genre flag may be content to push out a generic release, made up of an almost paint-by-numbers style of ...Read More »
In the fantastical world of Heavy Metal music, sights such as massive armour-clad Bushido warriors – rising like phantoms from icy mists- are not unusual. These demonic samurai figures, along with a number of other lurking ghosts, gruesome blood soaked zombies, evil vampires and associated monsters … made up the crowd at this year’s Hammerfest – Episode V “In Fear ...Read More »
Southampton groove-metallers Ravenous have finally released their debut album, titled in partial-homage to the famous quote from the Bhagavad Gita, We Are Become Death. Much like many songs on the album, Ravenous construct an intense, catchy intro in the first song Abhor before leading off into an addictive riff, instantly displaying one of the records main strengths. These aren’t just ...Read More »
Mothership wear their influences on their sleeves, it’s in everything they do, every riff, lick and bridge is simmered with bands like AC/DC, UFO and Black Sabbath. The self-entitled eight track EP is as follows: We open with a sort of spaceship-feel (don’t laugh) and it actually immediately puts me in the mind of ‘Black Sabbath’ by Sabbath with the ...Read More »
The Black Country Blues/Grunge/Stoner three-piece outfit God Damn was formed by Thomas Edward (Vocals/Guitar) with Dave Copson (Vocals/Guitar) and Ash Weaver (Drums) in 2010. The trio released a collection of early recordings put together under the title ‘Demonstration’ late last year. Since formation, the band have shared the stage with underground legends such as The James Cleaver Quintet, Kong, The ...Read More »