Israel’s Orphaned Land are one of the progenitors of what’s become known as Oriental Metal, where power playing nestles comfortably alongside a range of Middle Eastern influences. In existence since 1991, and still with two members of the original band, the music they play contains very poignant lyrics which attempt to promote the idea of peace in a troubled world, and ...Read More »
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 Bonama...
Palace of the King have just released ‘I Am the Storm’, their second single from their new album Get Right With The Maker due out on 23rd March throu...
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 a...
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 ...
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. Al...
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 u...
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 to...
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 &...
Machine Head have long since earned their right to be included among the greats of Thrash Metal despite having a few tragic missteps over their 25 years plus career. It brings me no pleasure in writing that this is among one of those missteps but is by no means one of the worst albums of all time, like some have ...Read More »
For those who do not know, iamthemorning is a Russian rock duo /chamber pop duo formed in 2010. It consisted of singer Marjana Semkina and pianist Gleb Kolyadin. Their name was taken from a song by Manchester band, Oceansize. Pianist Gleb Kolyadin has now taken his Chamber Prog away from the pop world of iamthemorning [perhaps just temporarily] and into ...Read More »
Diva Demolition formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2013 from the ashes of progressive rock punk band Legless. They were the Australian national support for the international Monster Tour of Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Thin Lizzy. They have also supported Aerosmith in New Zealand and Australia. Not a bad recommendation then? It was last year that Sherree Newton (Guitar/Vocals), Kylie Cowling ...Read More »
Take the DNA from Sabbath’s Master of Reality, punk it up a bit, and you have the enigmatic new band called Ardbeggar! Formed in Gothenburg, Sweden with past experience in the Scandi metal scene they must have decided to put the music first and to keep distractions to a minimum, as their promo photograph is of a group of characters ...Read More »
The Globe, Cardiff Fair play, anyone who can get a people off their arse to a show on a Monday night must be doing something fucking right. Not a bad turnout in the Welsh capital who still seemed to be drunk-pumped from the rugby result a few days prior. “So, who’s been to North Korea then?” cautiously chuckles Dead Shed ...Read More »
Having spent many years away from the UK and having a number of tour cancellations, The Faceless finally return to Manchester in support of their brand new album In Becoming a Ghost. First on stage North Eastern Deathcore outfit Osiah. While their brand of seemingly simplistic Deathcore works for some, it feels strange that they would open for a band that ...Read More »
Apparently, when Michigan native Leigh Kakaty formed POP EVIL in 2001, he chose the name for a reason: He loved hard rock, played with a good melody but he also loved propulsive rhythms. For Kakaty, these were natural elements found in the songs he grew up with: the groovy soul of Motown, the grand funk of the railroad, the proto ...Read More »
Venue: Riverside, Newcastle. Date: 23/01/18. Special Guests: Cane Hill, Ice Nine Kills. Every movement in rock has that one band. That one band that all the youngsters love, but their parents HATE. The kind of band they plaster their walls with magazine cuttings of, and they constantly watch YouTube videos of (the latter is more recent of course). In the ...Read More »
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, the music is rock all of the way. Welcome to the world of Thundermother, a Swedish band that has gone through some lineup changes and is reborn with their self-titled new ...Read More »