Manchester alt-rockers The Slow Readers Club have gone from strength to strength in their 10+ year career, through playing a litany of festivals including Isle of Wight and last year’s Victorious, and releasing their first UK top 20 hit album Build a Tower. Showing no sign of stopping, they take on the country with a headlining tour, supported by the ...Read More »
Recent Whitesnake addition Joel Hoekstra has released an album under his new 13 side project, albeit that it was instigated prior to his joining Cover...
The queue at the Roundhouse started quite early with hundreds of fans ready to get their rock ‘n roll dose. This eventful evening starts around ...
Hailing from the Greater Reykjavik region in Iceland, a land more in tune with its forbears’ Scandinavian folklore than even those residing on mainlan...
Nazareth were never a straight-up hard rock band, they bothered the Top 20 singles charts too much in their glory days for that and one look from thei...
Grimmest Hits, the latest album from Zakk Wylde’s outfit Black Label Society is, surprise, surprise, a festival of riffing. What it’s not as the...
There are very few people who can claim: they have played in several influential rock bands and continue to tour, packing out venues, 40 years on. Gl...
Track by track review Releasing the Disease Let the crunch begin!!!! Orgasmic rhythms come pumping from the speakers in constant succession with a sam...
After laying complete waste to Camden’s The Underworld in front of 500 rabid punters just days earlier, Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon look set to t...
If the name ‘Lee McKinney’ rings a bell, it’s probably because you’re a BORN OF OSIRIS fan, however Lee has decided to step outside of the OSIRIS light by releasing a solo album, namely his upcoming Infinite Mind, available on March 2019 under Sumerian Records. This purely instrumental album stages not only McKinney’s musical taste but his musical talent, for over ...Read More »
It’s ‘One More Day’ from five-piece rock ‘n’ roll engine Piston having recently completed a series of dates throughout the UK and releasing their latest single, ahead of a full length album debut later in the year, and a “’One More Day’ is about learning to trust in the natural progression of life,” said vocalist Rob about the single, “We can’t turn ...Read More »
Four Different Shades Of Norwegian Darkness – Dominanz, Madder Mortem, Helheim & Vulture Industries Lay Waste To Bergen
Last night was something quite special in that four rather unique bands convened in Bergen and laid siege to the cool and dimly lit venue that is Kvarteret in Bergen, Norway. While legendary viking metallers Helheim and the progressive outfit that is Matter Mortem have been around for what seems like ages, the hugely experimental Vulture Industries burst into the ...Read More »
Before the first band came on the venue was packed with fans and the atmosphere was infectious. We were in for a night of mosh pits, crowd surfers and head banging, as In Flames, Norma Jean and Light The Torch took over the O2 Ritz in Manchester. The lights dimmed and the crowd were screaming, everyone’s on their feet including the upper floor ...Read More »
With a supporting tour, a headlining tour, and dates in between, The Xcerts have not only kept themselves busy, but everyone else involved, including the fans. Tonight, they’re headlining tour reaches The Garage in London, and it’s obvious that the dedicated fans have gathered. But no fan looks alike. These days, it’s rare to see the older and younger generation ...Read More »
Venue: Head Of Steam Even though the UK is no doubt going through some very challenging times politically and socially in 2019 – we are also known for our ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ attitude, and looking at the bigger picture positively. Especially in the live music scene. One great thing about this country in 2019 is the thriving rock ...Read More »
If you have never listened to Hands Off Gretel – you need to start now. Start with this record. No kidding. Let me explain… Hands Off Gretel were a bunch of grunge-loving guys and girls in Yorkshire in 2015 and decided to form a band making music you just don’t hear anymore. Fronted by songwriter Lauren Tate, with a clear ...Read More »
The latest iteration from Periphery’s numerical albums offers up nine new tracks for it’s forth chapter, Hail Stan. This sixth studio album by the quintet offers an eclectic range of emotions, energy and styles, truly pushing the boundaries of progressive alternative metal. Opening with the nearly seventeen minute roller coaster that is ‘Reptile’, we find a mix of aggressive djent ...Read More »
Sometimes going to a gig without any prior knowledge or listening to the bands can be a fine line between fantastic and dreadful. You can come away feeling completely euphoric and blown away, or the polar opposite, and get more annoyed the more you dwell on the time and money wasted. Rarely do you find any medium between. With Soen, ...Read More »