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Kayak – Seventeen

Kayak – Seventeen

Will this float your boat?

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun

A Wolfe in sheep’s clothing…

Five Finger Death Punch + In Flames + Of Mice & Men @ Wembley Arena, London - Thursday 21st December 2017

Five Finger Death Punch + In Flames + Of Mice & Men @ Wembley Arena, London – Thursday 21st December 2017

Review by Claire Frays

Dokken - Greatest Hits (Bonus Version / Remaster)

Dokken – Greatest Hits (Bonus Version / Remaster)

Old rock bands never die . . .

Barbarian Wrath Records round-up

Barbarian Wrath Records round-up

Grapes of Barbarian Wrath…

Exalter – Persecution Automated

Exalter – Persecution Automated

A promising progression from one of Bangladesh’s top Thrash Metal outfits…

Sixx A.M. – The Heroin Diaries (10th Anniversary Reissue)

Sixx A.M. – The Heroin Diaries (10th Anniversary Reissue)

…not comfortable listening

Nadja top Hammer & Anvil triple header

Nadja top Hammer & Anvil triple header

Drone and doom… Ambient drone duo Nadja are set to headline an eclectic night at the Hammer and Anvil in Birmingham early in the New Year. Joining them on the Subterranean-sponsored show are Hundred Year Old Man and local underground favourites Khost, writes Paul Castles. Originally from Toronto, since relocating to Berlin Nadja have toured […]

Fish

Fish @ Leamington Assembly – Sunday 10th December 2017

Roy Wood's Rockmas @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham - Saturday 16 December 2017

Roy Wood’s Rockmas @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Saturday 16 December 2017

Roy Wood and his Rock and Roll Band played their annual festive show at Symphony Hall and were once again joined by an array of special guests.  Kicking off the evening and getting everyone in party mood were the pirate-themed Galleon Blast, fronted by long-time BBC broadcaster Mark Radclifffe. The drummer / vocalist and his […]

Gutslit  – Amputheatre

Gutslit – Amputheatre

A hacker and a slasher of an album  from the Indian death metal scene…

Interview with Virginia Monti of Psychedelic Witchcraft

Interview with Virginia Monti of Psychedelic Witchcraft

Simply Spellbinding…

Jono – Life

Jono – Life

A must-listen…

Auðn- Farvegir Fyrndar

Auðn- Farvegir Fyrndar

Ice men cometh…

Therion announce release date of of rock opera 'Beloved Antichrist'

Therion announce release date of of rock opera ‘Beloved Antichrist’

On February 2nd, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson’s monumental brainchild ‘Beloved Antichrist’, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s ‘A Short Tale Of The Antichrist’. The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours and the dramatic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by […]

Rush – A Farewell To Kings – 40th Anniversary Edition

Rush – A Farewell To Kings – 40th Anniversary Edition

A fine, fine record…

Raintimes – S/T

Raintimes – S/T

A last-minute entry for excellent Melodic Rock albums of 2017…

Laurence Jones announces new album 'The Truth'

Laurence Jones announces new album ‘The Truth’

25-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones, will release his new studio album The Truth on Friday 9th March 2018.

Butcher Babies announce 2018 UK and European Tour

Butcher Babies announce 2018 UK and European Tour

Butcher Babies will return to the UK and Europe in February and March 2018 to crush stages and eardrums with their vicious live performances and explosive energy.

Samarkind – S/T

Samarkind – S/T

Top quality blues rock…