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RSSArchive for 2017

Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony

Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony

Put it on the short list for Album of the Year

Heir – Au Peuple de l'Abîme

Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme

Desolate, despairing, and devastating…

John Carpenter - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

John Carpenter – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

Cooler than cool and spooky as f***

Kinesis 4 – Dreams Of Rainbows

Kinesis 4 – Dreams Of Rainbows

Retro rock and prog from the extra trippy side of the moon…

Reece – Ignited

Reece – Ignited

F-F-Funky!

Bigfoot – Bigfoot

Bigfoot – Bigfoot

Tailor-made for montages and action movies…

Gary Numan

Gary Numan – O2 Institute, Birmingham – Wednesday 11 October 2017

An artist, a pioneer, a performer with no equal…

Ufomammut – 8

Ufomammut – 8

Come in No.8

Black Sabbath release The End

Black Sabbath release The End

Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged.  The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as “the most incredible adventure you could think of”, a journey that would go on to […]

Dweezil Zappa @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Thursday 12 October 2017

Dweezil Zappa @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Thursday 12 October 2017

Review by Dean Pedley. Town Hall is a venue that holds a unique place in Frank Zappa folklore as it was at this grand old venue that way back in 1969 Frank and the Mothers Of Invention recorded the title track of what would become Weasels Ripped My Flesh. Opening the second part of what […]

Kroh stream new EP "Pyres" in full

Kroh stream new EP “Pyres” in full

Birmingham’s stoner/doom metal collective KROH are now streaming their new EP “Pyres”.

Bryan Adams - The Ultimate Tour sees UK dates in May 2018

Bryan Adams – The Ultimate Tour sees UK dates in May 2018

Multi-million selling recording artist Bryan Adams is back and will embark on a seven-date UK arena tour in May 2018. The tour comes in support of his new album Ultimate, which is out Fri 3 November and features two brand new tracks plus all the hits. Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour will hit the Genting […]

The Haxans – Party Monsters

The Haxans – Party Monsters

A full-on B-movie soundtrack feel with a huge sense of fun…

Vuur – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities

Vuur – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities

Fire, drive and passion…

CJ Wildheart – Blood

CJ Wildheart – Blood

F**king angry…

Yes release Topographic Drama - Live Across America album on 24th November

Yes release Topographic Drama – Live Across America album on 24th November

In the Summer of 2016, Yes toured in the USA. They performed Drama in its entirety, together with Sides 1 and 4 of Tales from Topographic Oceans – the first Yes album to top the UK charts… as well as a selection of classic Yes tracks.

Machine Head to tour UK in May 2018

Machine Head to tour UK in May 2018

Bay Area metal beasts Machine Head have announced a string of UK tour dates in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, ‘Catharsis’, which is set for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018.

Couretsans announce headline UK tour

Couretsans announce headline UK tour

Courtesans follow ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ EP success and Bloodstock slot with ‘Subspecies’ UK headline tour this November / December.

The Who - Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD

The Who – Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD

Respectful and cathartic

Damnation Festival 2017 - Preview

Damnation Festival 2017 – Preview

Fire and Damnation…