Compiled by David Waterfield
Kreator – Fallen Brother
German thrash band Kreator returned with their new album ‘Gods of Violence’ on 27th January. The ‘Fallen Brother’ video pays tribute to the rock and metal heroes that have passed on including Lemmy, Bon Scott, Phil Lynott and Ronnie James Dio.
Eclipse – Never Look Back
A track lifted from the Swedish melodic rock band’s forthcoming album ‘Momentum’, which is scheduled for release in late March.
Athanasia – The Order Of The Silver Compass
A new video from Los Angeles based metal band Athanasia. The Matt Zane directed video is the title track from their upcoming debut album.
Dead Witches – Drawing Down The Moon
Getting horribly lost on the way home from the church picnic are Dead Witches, featuring Mark Greening (With The Dead, Ramesses) and Virginia Monti (Psychedelic Witchcraft). It’s taken from their debut album ‘Ouija’, which is released this Friday (10th February).
Frozen In Time – Unfold
The new single from the Danish melodic metal band.
Bad Touch – Heartbreaker Soulshaker
The new video from Bad Touch taken from their current album ‘Truth Be Told’. Having previously toured with The Answer, Bonafide and Snakecharmer, the band will be out on the road again during March and April with Broken Witt Rebels. Catch them at Nottingham’s Bodega (25th March) or Birmingham 02 Academy (7th April).
Asia – Heat Of The Moment
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Wetton last week. Not only was John a tremendous vocalist, musician and songwriter with King Crimson, UK and Asia (to name but three), but having had the privilege of interviewing John for Midlands Rocks in 2014 I discovered he was also a kind, intelligent, thoughtful, funny and fascinating guy. I could have talked to him for hours. I’ll miss him. Here’s one of his many great tracks with Asia. R.I.P John…
Black Sabbath – Paranoid (Live In Birmingham)
I also couldn’t not pay tribute to the mighty Black Sabbath who played their last ever gigs here in Birmingham last weekend. All hail Sabbath – Midlands Rock legends indeed!