Reviews

Sevendust

Sevendust live at Manchester Academy with All That Remains and Blind Channel

First up to play is Finish band Blind Channel. Like pretty much most of us here we have never heard of this band, and after doing some quick back checking this is what stood out… their genre is violent pop. I have never heard of this genre and as it turns out Blind Channel say they are the ‘pioneers of ...

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The Three Tremors

The Three Tremors featuring Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Sean Peck and Harry Conklin set to release their self titled debut album

Featuring such renowned musicians as Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host), and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann), The Three Tremors are understandably often referred to as an all-star project or a supergroup in various metal publications out there. Those terms do have a tendency to be somewhat misleading in ...

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Zeal and Ardor

Zeal and Ardor at The Electric Ballroom – His command dominates as his intent glare stares through the centre of the crowd.

Following the release of Stranger Fruit, Zeal and Ardor have exploded from being a small, underground band, to a band that really are on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream. Their blend of gospel blues and black metal hasn’t come without its fair share of hate from elitists, but if you’re getting hate, clearly you’re doing something good. Currently ...

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Eat Defeat

Leeds-punks Eat Defeat latest release ‘I Think We’ll Be Okay’

Eat Defeat, the Leeds based 4 piece pop-punkers latest release I Think We’ll Be Okay is nothing if not an upbeat collection of well crafted, enjoyable tracks. It will never change anyone’s preconceptions of the genre, and true, none of them particularly memorable in the long run. This ordinarily would be cause for concern were it any one else, however where ...

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa – Redemption

This is Joe Bonamassa’s heaviest record for some time, and I’m not just talking musically. He aired a few of these numbers back during his spring UK tour where their subject matter didn’t  register, though obtuse comments made by the guitarist in press releases, alongside him having moved to Nashville and the album’s title being what it is, it gave ...

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Uli Jon Roth

Guitar wizard Uli Jon Roth enchants London

Spanning over five legendary decades, Uli Jon Roth‘s career is still constantly on the rise. This former Scorpions superstar started playing guitar at a very young age and his expertise and uniqueness has made him increasingly popular throughout the years. Since day one his classical roots have been blending with his rock ‘n roll style creating something beautiful and innovative, ...

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Polt Her Geist - Haemorrhage

Polt Her Geist release Haemorrhage in all their twisted glory

After captivating and terrifying many in the music industry with a PR campaign involving cryptic emails from beyond the grave, disturbing paintings, and a Chinese restaurant, (it’s a long story), Hertfordshire based “death punk” band Polt Her Geist announced the release of a new EP earlier this year, and today that EP has arrived on 7” vinyl, in all it’s ...

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Uriah Heep

Return To Fantasy – The Legendary Uriah Heep Still Reign Supreme

Progressive hard rock lords Uriah Heep are still a musical force to be reckoned with as evidenced by last night‘s glorious performance at USF in Bergen, Norway. On the back of their excellent Living the Dream album, which is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year, the band ploughed through an exhilarating 90-minute set in front of an ecstatic ...

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mc5 Micheal Monro

MC5 celebrate their 50th anniversary in style supported by an extraordinary Michael Monroe

Shepherd’s Bush Empire is filled with a sense of anticipation, two outstanding bands are about to rock this venue. Michael Monroe, the Finnish multi-instrumentalist who stole the glam punk scene with Hanoi Rocks and later kept on doing so with his own band, and of course MC5, American punk legends who are celebrating the fifty year anniversary of their first album ...

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The Tangent Proxy

Intelligent Prog Rock by The Tangent

The Tangent, despite having been around for fifteen years, are quite likely one of the best prog rock bands you’ve never heard of. They’re lauded by their musical peers and their fans devour their every release. The fact they’re held in high esteem in the prog world can be seen by their last studio album, The Slow Rust of Forgotten ...

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