“One of the quintessential metal bands of our time” was how Kerrang! magazine once described American band Lazarus, before they were finally laid to rest, but three members have risen from their ashes under the name of Awaken: Glenn DaGrossa (vocals/guitar), Nick D’Alessandro (drums) and Freddy Villano (who also played bass with Quiet Riot and Widowmaker) form the core of ...Read More »
Co-produced with Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) with longtime associate John Cuniberti on board ha...
Back in the late 70s three former Birmingham school friends formed a band, deriving their name from one of the guitarist’s former groups called Ocean....
An apocryphal story has it that Stone Temple Pilots (STP) began when original vocalist Scott Weiland and guitarist Rob DeLeo met up at a Black Flag gi...
The Hu & Fire From The Gods recently played a sold out, electric show in Brighton sharing their messages of both unity and peace. Fire From The Go...
Unfortunately due to the show starting very early at O2 Ritz Manchester (doors were at 5PM and the band started at 6PM) myself and a load of fans were...
Homeless is the sixth studio album from Australian prog band Anubis, who are in the process of making a name for themselves down under. Despite a coup...
PENGSHUi are a newer formation, but the men in the makeup of this trio are veteran composers with cultivated roots in a variety of genres. After a str...
Yours truly is a massive fan of Evil 1999 by the ugly Norwegian black metal scumbags collectively known as Tulus, and such foul and deeply atmospheric...
LANTERN was formed in summer 2007 by Cruciatus, in the eve of Cacodaemon’s death. The line-up changes necessary for Cruciatus’ work to proceed didn’t leave the moniker Cacodaemon rights to exist under even a slightly different sound. Thus LANTERN barged in as a completely new entity, risen from the shambles of an elder beast. An old friend, namely Necrophilos swore ...Read More »
Imprecation decided to part ways in 1998. In 2002, Ruben, Phil, Wes and Dave reunite to play the ‘Infernal Horde of Manifestation’ Fest in Houston, Texas. Bass player, Mark Beecher, was not available to play in this event. The show was recorded live and released on cassette, which successfully sold 100 tapes. …. Now years later, they return again! Here ...Read More »
Mechanical Swan a band that are said to combine the power of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with an orchestra and electronica. With that description this album certainly caught our eye. Here is our track-by-track review of Mechanical Swans newest release ‘Black Dawn Romance’. No more tears to Cry So far so good, those simple melodic keyboard notes come fluctuating ...Read More »
What an incredible Festival, this is probably one of the luckiest Festivals in the UK. For the past two years the weather has been perfect for the onslaught of phenomenal live Bands from all over the world. It’s pretty unheard of for a festival to hand out stage times of all the bands playing on the day as you usually ...Read More »
Within a minute or so of hearing ‘I Won’t Forget’ the album’s opening track I was hit with the same level of energy of ‘Madness And The Damage Done’ the opening track from Shining’s previous effort ‘Blackjazz’. Yet it’s a different kind of energy, not that dissimilar from ‘Blackjazz’ but definitely a step away. It’s still experimental and still completely ...Read More »
Well who would have thought a band from Norway, would, or even could sound like a Southern American, whisky slugging band? Suddenly everyone wants to be a redneck, well maybe I have exaggerated a little here, but this kind of music certainly takes me back to the days of Lynryd Skynryd and the Allman Brothers rock, incorporating a southern mix ...Read More »
It’s fairly safe to say that Les Claypool is a bit of an odd chap when it comes as far as music. I don’t think I ever heard song titles like the ones he comes up with both for Primus and his various other projects. He’s quite unique in that respect and also in the respect of his bass playing. ...Read More »
Lordi at The Garge, London Remember that Finnish heavy metal band who many moons ago won the Eurovision? Well they are back, and they have come back strong! Fans were queuing outside of The Garage in the rain to see the monsterific Mr Lordi and his band. True Lordi fans are aware that Mr Lordi is part of the KISS ...Read More »
There are many ways one could describe The Dillinger Escape Plan but most of what you will hear in day-to-day life will be factually inaccurate. Those who aren’t fans of the music, band or are, for want of a better word, closed-minded, will have you believe that it’s nothing more than a chaotic ‘noise’ without structure or timing which serves ...Read More »