Tag Archives: Grunge


Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott: Coventry Empire, 25th November 2017

Late opening their doors, the bitter cold we suffered outside isn’t warmed by the reception received within: left confuse waiting in a room with a closed bar before then being directed upstairs. As many among us appear to be here for the first time, it’s unclear if this Fawlty Towers type service is par for the course at the Coventry ...

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Chris Cornell found dead, aged 52

Today the sad news that legendary vocalist for Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog, and his own solo projects: Chris Cornell was found dead after performing in Detroit with Soundgarden. It was later found out the cause of death was suicide by hanging. A spokesperson told the BBC: “He was found on the bathroom floor, our medical unit were called ...

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Bardus – Stella Porta

Review: Bardus – Stella Porta

Bardus are a three piece band hailing from Philadelphia, having never heard of them and seeing the artwork for Stella Porta I found myself instantly interested. The artwork that adorns the album, the style their name is written, all of it just screams to the stoner/doom fan in me, so far so good. A quick look over to their facebook ...

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The Smashing Pumpkins release ‘The Aeroplane Flies High’ special editions

Alt-rock royalty, The Smashing Pumpkins, are releasing four separate versions of their 1996 platinum-selling box set The Aeroplane Flies High as part of the continuing series of re-issues. The set will be available as a 6-CD +1 DVD; 5-LPs and Deluxe Digital and Standard Digital editions. The re-mastered and re-issued set will be released on July 23rd. The set will ...

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Alice in Chains – Dirt

I always thought that grunge was an interesting concept. Plenty of bands came out of that Seattle hotbed in the early 90s, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. However, one band had that crossover appeal into metal and with their dark, brooding lyrics and melodies, became the thinking man’s grunge band. With their seminal album “Dirt”, the band bridged that ...

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Pearl Jam – Ten

Grunge is certainly a branch of the metal family tree that has divided opinion. However, Pearl Jam with their seminal release “Ten” created an album that bore all the hallmarks of metal. There were riffs, big sweeping choruses and more melodies than you could shake a stick at. Frontman Eddie Vedder’s signature vocal style really set this album apart from ...

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