Hang the Bastard have been making some reasonably sized ripples in the pond since their inception on the dirty streets of London around half a decade ago. And yet, they still seem to have remained relatively underground, despite having toured with some pretty noticeable names; TRC or Baroness anyone? That should give you some idea as to what kind of ...Read More »
In 2011 Swedish lead singer Elin Larsson, with drummer Cory Berry and bass player Zack Anderson – all just in their early Twenties – forme...
Third Eye Blind are back, touring around Europe giving the UK just two dates – London and then Manchester. Just like Stephen Jenkins (Lead Vocal...
There is a clue on the cover of this album, it is a fist with the wrist showing a leather cuff. The fingernails are painted, the line-up is all female...
Recent years have seen a series of blues-orientated albums being released in a rather rapid succession from Robin Trower. It’s not as if the legendary...
It’s not often you come across a band like Trepalium. One struggles to define what sub genre this band falls under. The closest approximation mi...
British rock four piece DON BROCO released their third album Technology this month. The new album finds the band filtering their post-hardcore rock th...
Woooooahhhoooh it’s Mallory Knox live in Liverpool! They open with ‘QOD II’! This track features on the Deluxe version of new album ...
Aquarius, Haken’s full debut album was released upon the world some seven years ago and now, has been released once again. You may ask yourself why a ...
You’ll all have seen them by now – these ‘electronic cigarettes’ that claim to help you cut down on smoking, with the aim of eventually quitting. Long gone is the stigma that cigarette smoking is ‘cool’ and in comes the new generalisation that it damages your health, makes you smell and you have to stand in the freezing cold throughout ...Read More »
Advocates are a metalcore group formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2010. Next year, they look forward to releasing their debut album, beginning their headlining home country tour along with numerous European tour dates and festival appearances, which isn’t bad for a band that only formed 3 years prior. However for now they have graced us with an 8-track sampler, ...Read More »
Miami based quintet Abiotic (formed in 2012) create sumptuous symphonic tech-death/metal sounds. They released their ‘A Universal Plague’ EP in September 2011. Employing complex rhythms, virtuoso bass-play, sophisticated vocals and elaborate guitar-work, Abiotic have created a masterful new album entitled ‘Symbiosis’. The album starts with Metamorphilia and this is a taster intro that will lead you onto Vermosapien. This track introduces ...Read More »
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 hop community but less so by the alternative/rock press. The confusion from the latter, in my opinion, was that they were expecting it to have a larger rock element to it with Travis playing ...Read More »
Whenever I start to think about writing a review I always try and think back to a past link I’ve had, probably while photographing a band. It always make me think of this….. ….. but actully, I digress. When thinking of Amy Can Flyy I always remember their bass player (not their current one before I get anyone in trouble) coming up ...Read More »
All new city-thrashonistas, these days, seem to come from Stavanger, The Oil Capital of the south-west Norway. Home of glamorous doomsters such as Theatre of Tragedy, Tristania and Sirenia – the place appears to be a fertile breeding ground for the many rising stars of the ear-blasting, thrash-metal persuasion. Now, from the Kingdom of Norway comes Overthrow. Having already played ...Read More »
Fans of Faye, while you may not have heard that name just yet don’t worry, because it won’t be long before debut album Designed to Be will be resonating through the ears of anyone with a sense of hearing. When I read the press release for this Stourbridge 5 piece I was taken aback, so much so that I spat out ...Read More »
After staring at my laptop screen for about half an hour or so, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a difficult album to describe succinctly. Very basically, it sounds like BWP have taken a hard look at Root Of All Evil and Sleep Paralysis and picked and chose the best sounding elements of each release and then neatly ...Read More »
The Russian AN602 hydrogen bomb is the most powerful weapon ever created. It was built and tested in 1961.The resultant explosion created a mushroom cloud that was seven times higher than Mount Everest. It was named the ‘Tsar Bomb’. And so is this band. You do not think of sunny Malaga (Spain) as a fertile place for an Armageddon inducing, ...Read More »