Enuff Z’nuff formed in 1984 and released their self-titled debut five years later. Founding members, Chip Z’Nuff and Donnie Vie along with guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vikki Foxx enjoyed huge success with that album and the two singles from it – ‘New Thing’ and ‘Fly High Michelle’. Bass player and vocalist Chip is still in the band today and has recruited ...Read More »
Manchester-based The Room 1985 trio included Sam Stone (vocals/bass), Chris Crysand (guitars/synths) and John Hulse (drums/programming). They mix elec...
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...
The cool stylings of Downfall of Gaia are displayed in their latest album Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes, a real floaty album with points of music...
Today a lot of bands sing about battles and battlefields, the enemy, the good guys and nine times out of ten it is sung to the killer roar of heavy me...
‘I Am The Bad Man’ starts with thunderous lures. Mindscar kick up some dirt throttling the ears with their metalcore madness and vocally ripping out s...
Formed in early 2012, the Essex pop-punk charmers ‘Forever After’ have already gained huge experience, having performed with the likes of Mallory Knox...
If you are not a fan of slow, heavy, soul destroying doom, then just stop reading, go away now and find something light and fluffy for your weak mind!...
Christmas came early this month, for those of the stoner scene in London. The Underworld was set to become “tonehenge” for the evening wit...
With the departure of original vocalist Jeffrey “Nothing” Hatrix and guitarist Tommy Church, Volume III shows US alt metallers Mushroomhead can live on. Despite their inconsistent lineup, they have been consistently entertaining, and the DVD reflects that. From official high definition music videos and live recordings to clips shot from a phone camera, they are all equally as immersive. It opens ...Read More »
Manchester-based The Room 1985 trio included Sam Stone (vocals/bass), Chris Crysand (guitars/synths) and John Hulse (drums/programming). They mix electronica with various rock genres and a chunk of psychedelia thrown in. Their self-titled debut came out in 2017 and they follow that up now with The Bliss, if you imagine Floyd all synthesised up and performed by Dépêche Mode, you’ll be close to their ...Read More »
Twelve years on from their debut, Daughtry are set to release their fifth album called ‘Rattle That Cage’. Firstly, let’s dispense with the American Idol rubbish – Chris Daughtry and his eponymous band have always been rock and not the fluff that the Idol stuff suggests. In saying that, the new album, is different to the previous releases in that it ...Read More »
Mad Max are celebrating 35 years of producing quality metal fused AOR and musicians Michael Voss (vocals/guitar), Jürgen Breforth (guitar), Axel Kruse (drums) and Thomas “Hutch” Bauer (bass) have titled their new release with the imaginative moniker ‘35’. The album sounds like they are still firmly planted in the 80s, but there is enough originality to give it a genuine ‘new’ tag. ...Read More »
The Pineapple Thief is about to unleash their 12thalbum called Dissolution. Always classed as prog, in my mind this band is one of the few of that ilk that actually fulfils the definition of progressive. They do not just pump out 20-minute songs and call it a concept album. Sure, there are concepts in the Thief’s music and the themes this time ...Read More »
Whilst most certainly a beloved genre of music, it would be critically safe to say that the genre of metal has certainly had its peaks and troughs over the years. Some periods of time are saturated with formulaic slices of generic predictability, whilst other times are exciting, invigorating, and unpredictable. Right now in metal music, we are on the verge ...Read More »
Germany’s Mob Rules are close to celebrating their 25th anniversary as purveyors of power-metal, and Beast Reborn is their 9th album together. You could say they’ve been around long enough to be called veterans yet, as can be heard, they still retain the same infectious enthusiasm for the music which propelled them to begin in 1994. Compared to other albums ...Read More »
Upon hearing the news that The Defiled had broken up in late 2016 to say that i was shocked is an understaement… … in my opinion they were one of the brightest and most original bands to have come out of the UK in a very long time, but despite always having hoped it was just a hiatus situation: I ...Read More »
When did you find out Voodoo Sioux were playing Bloodstock Festival? A little while ago now. Our drummer Nige was away on holiday in Wales when he received the email. The wi-fi over there is a bit hit and miss, so it could’ve been a few more days before he picked it up. He made sure he found some telephone ...Read More »