Reviews

  • Review: Pay No Respect – Hope for the Hopeless

    Pay No Respect, one of UK’s most relentless & hard working names in hard core. After countless road trips, years of touring around Europe an...

  • Review: Soulfly – Archangel

    It’s not easy being a SoulFly fan. Numerous members of the band have been and gone since the band formed in 1997, the latest being bassist Tony Campos...

  • The Darkness ‘Hot Cakes’ Review

    10 years ago it seemed like rock was dead: nu-metal was getting more cringe-worthy by the second and Nickleback had a hit single in the UK top 10. All...

  • Live Review: Molly Hatchet @ Hard Rock Hell

    Southern rock may be led by bands like Black Stone Cherry these days, however along with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet started it all. This legendary ...

  • Bad Sign Album – De L’Amour

    In the past I’ve mentioned that I like to write a music review by using two methods. Either make a clever word play or pun using the album title...

  • Review: Factor Hate – The Watcher (EP)

    Available in limited numbered collector editions, French heavy metal act Factor Hate have brought out a four track EP, prior to a full length album in...

  • Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’ Review

    Hard Rock Hell (HRH) VII now in its seventh year is a festival filled with classic rock and metal bands. Each year the festival is themed differently,...

  • Top 5 Tracks By Written by Wolves

    It is amazing what you come across by listening to bands on YouTube. You go to hear a track and end up clicking on another link and by doing so discov...

Scardust – Sands Of Time

Israel’s leading progressive metal band Scardust have made their album Sands Of Time available worldwide. They have also released ‘Arrowhead’, the first of several videos planned. Scardust ScardusScaScconsist of vocalist Noa Gruman, drummer Yoav Weinberg, guitarist Yadin Moyal, bassist Yanai Avnet, and keyboardist Itai Portugaly. Sands of Time was released last year in their homeland, following an epic launch concert in ...

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We Were Sharks

Canadian pop-punkers We Were Sharks release Lost Touch

We Were Shark, the Canadian six-piece pop-punkers have recently released their second album Lost Touch and more apt an album name they could not have picked, as this release, while enjoyable, does feel as though it has lost touch with the bands earlier, more hard-hitting releases, 2012’s debut LP Highways and 2015’s EP  Not A Chance. There appears to have been little ...

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The Bellrays

The Bellrays and Fuzzy Vox at Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent | Live Review

The resurgence of the South-East Kent music scene has been on an uphill ascent for these past few years, and not only just favour of bigger local music venues. Local independent music venues are where the real live music gems tend to lie, especially in these economically troubled times. But one very much loved and applauded award-winning small live music ...

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Avatar Country

Avatar continue to impress with Avatar Country

Avatar Country is not your ‘typical’ metal record, in the same way that Avatar are not a ‘typical’ metal band. Avatar Country perfectly captures Avatar’s bizarre look and outlandish stage show and hands it to you in the form of a 10-song album, which is by far one of the most unique and enjoyable metal albums of the last few ...

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Axel Rudi Pell

Axel Rudi Pell releases Knights Call

Axel Rudi Pell or ARP, as I will call him to save my fingers, has been on the scene for over for over thirty years. His first band, Steeler, released four albums between 1984 and 1988. He then went solo and including live albums and compilations, has over thirty albums bearing the ARP name. All of them have been firmly ...

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W.E.T. Earthrage

W.E.T. release melodic rock album Earthrage

W.E.T. are Robert Säll (the “W” from Work of Art), Erik Mårtensson (the “E” from Eclipse) Jeff Scott Soto (the “T” from Talisman), along with the engine room from Eclipse, guitarist Magnus Henriksson and drummer Robban Bäck. Now, it is unusual to say the least that a band is brought into existence by the desires and interests of a record label executive. ...

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Pit Brothers Band

Pit Brothers Band release Rock and Roll album Rosce

The Pit Brothers Band began as a collaboration between two brothers from New York, Eric (guitars/vocals) and David Pitagorsky (Keyboards, vocals). Joined by Hide Omachi on bass and Flaco on drums and vocals they have new album Roscoe on release. On first listen it comes across as a blend of Tom Petty, Joe Walsh with a bit of John Mellencamp thrown ...

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David Hannah

David Hannah crafts some great rock tracks without words

David Hannah is a songwriter, arranger and an in-demand session musician from a small market town in Ayrshire, Scotland. His main passion is instrumental heavy rock and he lists Priest, Satriani, Stratovarius and Nightwish amongst his favourite bands. So far he has self-released five albums including his latest, Long Road Home, which has just been issued. A multi-instrumentalist, Hannah also plays Bass, Keyboards, ...

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Karabas Barabas

The quirky yet captivating sound of Karabas Barabas

Karabas Barabas formed in late 2015 in Jacksonville Florida when Andrew Tuzhilin (bass/vocals), Josh Davis (drums) and Phranque Gallo (guitar/vocals) got together. The name comes from a villain in a Russian fairytale and they have released a follow up to their first album, Return of the Sexy Demon. Subtly titled Sex With The Devil this new one features guest musicians, ...

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MYLES KENNEDY …Year of the Tiger   

Myles Kennedy’s Year of the Tiger full of emotional sensitivity

Alter Bridge singer and Slash compadre Myles Kennedy has decided to forsake the rock route on this, his first solo album, and take a route less well travelled by those who frequent the rock genre, namely the acoustic singer-songwriter route. If your only exposure to the music of Myles has been with Alter Bridge or Slash, you may well be ...

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