Being of a certain age, there was a time when all of the great heavy metal bands were British. For sure, America came up with the odd creditable hard rock band (this was in the days when you were heavy metal, rock or rock ‘n’ roll, and no other genres really existed) and Germany had..
Imagine a brand of heavy psychedelic rock with added Greek folk instruments! (Heaven only knows what sub-genre that might be called!). Villagers Of Ioannina City are that merry band of boundary-pushers, producing this really quite addictive new album Age of Aquarius. Some interesting facts for the inquisitive among you: Ioannina is the capital city of..
Jethro Tull - Living With The Past (CD/DVD)Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick: Live In Iceland (2CD/DVD) Ian Anderson: the hoary old question resurfaces again; namely 'is he effectively Jethro Tull?' Probably as many would answer that yes, he is, as would retort that no, without Martin Barre in particular the material cannot be..
The band's exciting new album Last Light On The Highway will be released on Friday 8th May 2020, available on CD / vinyl / limited deluxe edition coloured vinyl plus bundles. The single Oh Miss Carolina and video were released Friday 27 March, the album can now be re-ordered via www.robertjonandthewreck.com .The band will also..
Wielding a stunning, combined arsenal of post-rock, prog, shoegaze and traditional metal, UK three-piece COLDBONES have announced the forthcoming arrival of their highly-anticipated second studio album - the ominously-titled The Cataclysm - as well as the album’s first single, which arrived on 12th March. Planned for release on 17th April 2020 via Dunk! Records, Coldbones' forthcoming studio offering..
Long John Silver / Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (Jefferson Airplane)Baron Von Tollbooth And The Chrome Nun (Kantner - Slick- Freiberg) If anyone is unfamiliar with the work the Airplane did in that historical 'no-man's land' between the end of the '60s and the arrival of the Starship they will find this pair of releases enlightening..
Arkado is a melodic rock band from Ödåkra, Helsingborg, Sweden. They were founded as far back as 1983 and were originally known as BB2 (Better Be Together) and - interesting fact alert - they recorded a single that the local football club, Ödåkra IF, still play at every match to this day. It takes me..
Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on June 26, 2020. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video “We are really excited for our fans to be able to get..
Pattern-Seeking Animals arrived suddenly on the scene in July of last year when producer and writer John Boegehold teamed up with current and former members of Spocks Beard he had worked with in the past (Ted Leonard, Dave Meros and Jimmy Keegan) and delivered an eponymous debut album that was met with high praise from..
Another quick jump in the time machine takes us back to the '80s when several fledgling Norwegian bands were just starting out with bands like TNT and Stage Dolls gaining international recognition but it just did not seem to happen for Return, a melodic rock band out of Stange, Hedmark. Whilst not gaining the recognition..