Lights go down a harmonica howls loud and an old blues number makes out like its speeding down a train track as from my vantage point I see Joe Bonamassa and his band, led by torches, walk a small flight of stairs and take up their positions on stage. Across the raised backline drummer Anton Fig on drums is shouldered ...Read More »
You may have heard of the awesome Patent Pending before, you know, the New York pop-punk band that came out to the Chuckle Vision theme at Download 20...
Founded in 2000. Todesstoss translated into English means Deathblow. Ever wondered just what you walked into? Ever questioned what your eyes see and y...
‘Cyanide’ is the second single taken from the debut album None For One by Flat Earth, featuring former members of HIM and Amorphis. “I have a strong t...
“I thought this day would never come! My talking show is finally out for all to see! I guarantee that this show will make you laugh. Guarantee! Who do...
Braille is not an album that messes around. Palm Reader kick things off with ‘Swarm’ which is the aural equivalent of a big boot to the face. It is he...
Steve Hill’s Solo Recording series of albums are pretty much all recorded live, so what could an actual album recorded live in front of a Canadian aud...
Harmony lead guitars signal their defiant historic rock lineage with the opening notes of The Killer Instinct but they’re taut and defying middle-aged...
Foreigner haven’t been shy about putting live CDS out since Mick Jones rebuilt the band from the ground up a couple of years into this millennium. Cho...
Four albums in, 50,000 albums sold, several awards under his belt, guest slots supporting acts as diverse as Status Quo, Van Morrison, Joe Bonamassa and Jools Holland… Before hearing a single note you get the impression mainstream attention awaits young “one to watch” blues rock guitarist Laurence Jones. If that’s his goal, or his management’s dream, then with this, his ...Read More »
One thing’s for sure, Fit For An Autopsy won’t be someone’s little opening bitch this evening. Despite all the deathcore wannabes we’ve had to wade knee high to get through, the strongest of these bands are now showing their true colour. With FFAA firmly in the superior camp after showcasing what they’re capable of, their progressive maturity in their sound ...Read More »
The former Rainbow and Deep Purple vocalist that is the legendary Joe Lynn Turner is still out there touring and rarely (if ever) puts on an anticlimactic show. Yours truly has caught quite a few performances by Turner over the years and has never gone home even remotely disappointed afterwards. The man possesses a set of heavenly pipes and there ...Read More »
So, what’s in a name, eh? Well, according to the band once known as ‘Agent’, there’s plenty, especially when your current name is too low profile to be noticed. So, they changed their name because “we weren’t standing out online, especially on Google and Spotify, where it counts, so we decided to relaunch the band and reinvent ourselves a little ...Read More »
While Nu Metal is no longer the most popular genre in Metal, it is important to remember that at one point it was almost unavoidable on rock radio. Alien Ant Farm and Soil return to Manchester to deliver a tour package that is rooted in nostalgia and will help give insight into why Nu Metal was as popular as it ...Read More »
Gus G’s ‘Letting Go’ can now be heard on rock radio and there’s also a video released featuring the track. ‘Letting Go is taken from G’s upcoming album Fearless to be released on 20th April through AFM Records. Fearless is the successor to 2015’s Brand New Revolution and marks the Firewind guitarist’s first release since exiting Ozzy Osbourne’s band in ...Read More »
For all those that do not know, let me tell you a little bit about the musical culture of Margate. Being a resident of this rather pleasant seaside town, it has a rich yet diverse cultural history which has been inspired and motivated by various forms of musical genres and movements. Be it the rockers and the mods, the skins ...Read More »
Having made a name for themselves throughout the Midlands, last year The Bad Flowers began their assault on the UK at large. Tom Leighton (guitar & vocals), Dale Tonks (bass & backing vocals) and Karl Selickis (drums) found themselves on support slots and scoring a couple of rock radio hits. Now, in 2018, they’ve released their debut album and it ...Read More »
Live at Manchester Academy Straight out of Tokyo, Man With A Mission, blast us with hard-hitting rock stirred up with some nu-metal and a dose of electric to surge up the crowd with excitement. Adding to their uniqueness the band are dressed in what seems to be wolf masks, adding more fun to the set. They play some of their ...Read More »