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Death SS – Rock ‘N’ Roll Armageddon (High Roller)

Things I’ve always loved in music are shock, cheese and the utterly weird, from the early days of Alice Cooper and Arthur Brown to the easy listening Glam style of Sweet, Slade and Wizzard, two of which had cracking Christmas… Continue Reading →

Jess by the Lake – Under the Red Light Shine (Svart)

Jess By the Lake is a solo project of Jasmin Saarela, singer of the band Jess and the Ancient Ones. While her main band is known for a heavy psych sound featuring a bit of the occult, her solo project… Continue Reading →

Wendigo – Wasteland Stories (S/R)

German five piece Wendigo have been sighted around the wilds since their first surfacing in 2012. Seven years on, the band with the monstrous name, steeped in the lore and sounds of desert rock and stoner/doom/classic rock influences, this monstrously… Continue Reading →

Green Lung – Woodland Rites (Kozmik Artifactz)

There now appear to be as many retro minded occult rock bands using Hammer Horror samples as there were films made by those masters of the macabre.  South London’s Green Lung are coughing up their debut Woodland Rites on the date… Continue Reading →

Avatar – Avatar Country (Century Media)

Gothenburg’s Avatar describe themselves as “a dark, twisted circus sideshow that’s built around bombastically grooving melodic death n’ roll”. Now on their seventh album with a multitude of singles, a live pedigree and a larger than life persona, this album… Continue Reading →

Blue Oyster Cult: 45th Anniversary Tour – Manchester Academy 25-06-17

I have two lists of bands I would like to get round to seeing. One is the ‘Bands to see before I die’, the other is ‘Bands to see before THEY die’… Morbid and inappropriate? Maybe… BUT the fact remains,… Continue Reading →

Interview – Earth Electric (Rune Eriksen)

There’s a new power station lighting up the grid, designed to enlighten those into progressive metal and classic rock with its timeless sound. Those behind it are not such new names though as the band rose from the ashes of… Continue Reading →

Danko Jones – Wild Cat (AFM)

Radio host, Rock and metal columnist, Spoken word enthusiast, Danko Jones is many things, but the most important thing in this particular area of interest currently, is a hard rock magician. The Ontarian frontman and his three piece have been… Continue Reading →

Messenger – Threnodies (Inside Out)

This version of Messenger is the London-based progressive rock band. I’ve heard of them but I confess that this is the first time I’d listened to any of their work. What struck me at first was the clean and dreamy… Continue Reading →

Psychedelic Witchcraft – The Vision (Soulseller)

Legend has it that the ancient gods of Blues and Doom brought forth a four piece from the heart of Tuscany (Florence) to spread their message through the medium of music. With divine backing and a sultry and seductively voiced… Continue Reading →

Spiritual Beggars – Sunrise To Sundown (Inside Out)

You know, I tend to grit my teeth whenever I hear a new rock or metal band described as a “Super Group”, an overused moniker that often means a hodgepodge of disparate artists thrown together by label pressures or a… Continue Reading →

Gentlemans Pistols – Hustler’s Row (Nuclear Blast)

Gentlemans Pistols is a band that I’ve been lucky enough to see live a few times, and like each album release, each time was fantastic, and each time also accompanied by a line up change, most famously bringing on board… Continue Reading →

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