A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing New Riot’s single release Live Fast, Die Young, which in my mind was a triumph in terms of the great balance the single had between Pop Punk mixed with top notch and very well thought out Brass riffs. The song was very anthemic in terms of excellent uplifting sounds coupled ...Read More »
Friday 27th November has been a chaotic day for me. I went into London bright and early to go to Winter Wonderland, to drink some viking blood and enj...
When you pay for a cover or tribute band, you pretty much know what you’re going to get… all your favourite tracks from the band they are ...
Former Enuff Z’nuff lead vocalist Donnie Vie takes his infatuation with The Beatles to extremes with The White Album, not least in paying homage with ...
The Rolling Stones… How many front-men have taken tips from Mick Jagger? There’s even a very catchy tune by that terrible lot Maroon 5 cla...
Each year the fabulous people at HRH arrange and deliver a superb competition. It’s Britain’s ‘Rock Factor’. Hundreds of bands go through the prelimin...
Persistence Tour 2019 – The Sleeping Dragons Wake As Sick Of It All Lead The Charge In A Wild All Day Sonic Onslaught
Let’s clear the air from the get go, the Persistence Tour is arguably one of the finest travelling tours in Europe. A compendium of incredible a...
All photos by Mark Lloyd. Traditionally Saturday is the most ‘fun’ day at a festival, and looking at the line-up for today, Bloodstock 201...
If you have never listened to Hands Off Gretel – you need to start now. Start with this record. No kidding. Let me explain… Hands Off Gret...
This has been a damn hard review to write. There is nothing particularly wrong with this album. It is a perfectly polished, tightly put together piece of thrash, bordering slightly into death metal. It gets off to a brilliantly heavy start, and mostly keeps that up for the entire album. You can’t fault technicality here, it’s a well put together ...Read More »
When you see the name Reel Big Fish, you’re going to think of high quality, mad and eventful gigs full of bright colours punctuated with the horns of ska. Either that, or you going to be confused. What is this fish, and indeed how big is it? For just over twenty years, Reel Big Fish have been soldiering on. Candy ...Read More »
The first thing heard upon listening to The Gaslight Anthem’s fourth album is confidence. Handwritten is the album of a band that has settled comfortably with their own sound, the changes being taken by the band found in the tone of the album. Brian Fallon has written an intensely personal record, one that contains examples of the band at their ...Read More »
From the moment While She Sleeps released ‘Dead Behind the Eyes’ as a free download, their unnamed album became one of the most anticipated metal records of 2012. The boys from Steel City have managed to build an army of followers off the back of a mini-album, and wherever you go, kids are wearing their famous WSS emblem t-shirt. Now ...Read More »
Testament are probably one of the most underrated bands in the entire world. Coming out of the Bay Area thrash scene in the early 80s along with bands such as Metallica and Slayer, and releasing such classic albums as “The Gathering” and “The Legacy” they have often been somewhat in the shadow of these higher selling bands. However, with this ...Read More »
You may think festival season stops at the end of August, but if you think the party’s over you are truly misinformed. With this years’ summer festivals being a bit of a drag, we all remember the mud plains of Download Festival, and the cancellation of Sonisphere, so it’s the smaller festivals that are coming out on top and Petersfield’s ...Read More »
If I could sum up Hevy Fest 2012 in one sentence… I’d be out of a job, but more importantly I’d be doing this year’s festival no justice what so ever. In the run up to the festival I was deliberating the chances of a niche line up along with forty days and forty nights of torrential flooding and squelchy ...Read More »
Festivals come thick and fast during the summer months in the UK, but none with more of a spirited growth such as this year’s Hevy Fest. In its fourth year now, the festival boasts a large following for any Rock or Metal fan; converging in the fields of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent in its most recent years, ...Read More »
Despite having formed little over a year ago, Portsmouth 5 piece Housefires have been causing quite the stir. With reviews from Kerrang, interviews in Planet Loud, and with the backing of Marianne Harris they have been able to propel themselves outside of being just another local band. Debut EP ‘Before the Celling Caves’ shows just why they are getting such ...Read More »