This is where hope comes to die and Attan is its executioner. Spawning from a place where sunlight doesn’t exist for six months of the year, Attan are a darkened force of thick pure aggression who dance with calamity. The five-piece have been building to this moment since they unleashed their rabid EP From Nothing back in 2015. Stretching out the ...Read More »
I wonder why there is always a shroud of mystery surrounding black metal bands? All I have to go on are four ordinary names and have no idea what each...
London’s West End is full of prog-hunters on this cold and chilling February weekday evening. Jeff Wayne’s “Musical Version of The War of ...
Linkin Park founded in 1996, since the early 00’s they have made a big mark in the music industry. With ‘Hybrid Theory’ in 2000 selling ov...
Author Paul Roland has written three previous books on Marc Bolan, each taking a different point of view, presumably offering new insights as added re...
Heavyweight promotion told us to invest our ticket money on the likes of The Kings of Chaos and Hollywood Vampires but The Dead Daisies (featuring peo...
Whoever says that the metal music scene is dead in Cardiff need to stop applying their eyeliner and take a minute to go and support the huge amount of...
Hailing from Kuopio, Finland, responsible for 80’s heavy metal band Tarot and members of Nightwish, Erja Lyytinen releases her tenth studio album, Sto...
Two years since Blackmore’s Night released their Dancer And The Moon album their latest release may be getting lost in the furore concerning Ritchie B...
This year I have already had the pleasure of seeing this band playing live several times, but that didn’t stop me from attending one more gig tonight. This time, LA Guns are playing at the O2 Academy in Islington, supported by the mighty Jared James Nichols. Due to an early start, unfortunately, when Jared got on stage around 7.15 pm ...Read More »
Ah, Metal Allegiance, the band where my entire music journalist life started! A few years ago their self-titled debut was my first ever album to review, not having a clue what I was doing other than being straight with myself and stating what I felt about the album, I couldn’t flaw it! It still gets played often to this day ...Read More »
As the rising ac of an organ wafts over the open air stadium I’m half expecting some Deep Purple offshoot about to make their cock rock appearance, but once those 12 bar chords take hold we know the Quo have arrived. A piano tinkles furiously and Francis Rossi sings out ‘Caroline’. More mid-paced pumping than raging guitars, come the chorus ...Read More »
It may not have been long ago, but it feels like forever since their last release, Psychic Warfare. It was short and sharp, our reviewer back then on release didn’t find himself much of a fan. Sometimes it is hard being a reviewer, but we all have to be honest with ourselves and everyone else when it comes to us ...Read More »
Swedish technical death metal act Terminal Function release The Great Liberator a new four track EP. The Great Liberator follows last year’s Krakstören EP. The band commented of such releases: “The EP format works great for us because it lets us try out new stuff in faster iterations, which effectively means more music to our fans, more often.” The Great Liberator was produced by Terminal ...Read More »
As EP’s go, this probably has a title longer than most songs, let alone an entire EP. 6 minutes of intensity, dirty riffs, beastly drums and visceral vocals. Technical minds may not find anything of value here, but those that like their music like a sledgehammer are worth spending their time checking them out. Opener ‘Massive’ is a brute and ...Read More »
A little research can go a long way when it comes to checking out a band you’re set to review, a small taste of what you’re letting yourself in for, on my search I came across a review (albeit a positive one!) of this album that I thought set me up for a certain sound, and after a long, stressful ...Read More »
Kicking off like a many have for decades, those calm, clean and slowly layered builds that lead into an explosive wall of distortion soaring with inspiration, German band Horseman with their now third release, ‘Of Hope, Freedom And Future’ are out to show claim eardrums. Metal to the bone, they blend that thrash speed and accuracy with groove and ...Read More »
Music is an acquired taste, for the stuff we love, there are people that hate it. Back in the mid-eighties when what we love was the blame for many things, our music found itself at the end of a barrel with the PMRC at the trigger. You didn’t need to be a fan back then of Twisted Sister or anything ...Read More »