Steve Hackett is an immense talent, as well as also being a very significant and influential figure in prog rock. He’s in the uniquely enviable position of being lauded for his work with seventies prog luminaries, Genesis, and for his work as a prolific solo artist, which means he has a huge body of work..
There's been no shortage of releases for IQ fanatics to absorb since the most recent studio album The Road Of Bones came stampeding into their lives five years ago. Two lengthy live sets (including their first ever blu-ray), a jam-packed deluxe anniversary edition of their classic Ever album, the wonderfully charming Tales From A Dark..
Strigoi is the name of a new band, created by Paradise Lost guitarist Gregor Mackintosh, after the demise of Vallenfyre (a crust/ doom metal project, with three albums released between 2011 and 2017). Strigoi will release their debut album Abandon All Faith, on November 22nd via Nuclear Blast. Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian..
You might not know the name Nova Cascade, but gather round and listen... Perhaps best described as a collective around the hub of Dave Hilborne (vocals and keys), the band known as Nova Cascade released their debut album Above All Else around a year ago, and it had much to recommend it. Fast Forward to..
Peterborough 5-piece Austin Gold released their debut album Before Dark Clouds in 2017, gathering a couple of newcomer awards and securing a main stage spot at 2019’s Ramblin’ Man Fair along the way. Unfortunately, progress towards their second album has been stymied six tracks in by the departure of guitarist Jack Cable, leaving the rest..
One might be inclined to think that an 86 minute album of guitar instrumentals could wear out its welcome and tempt the attention deficient among us to turn it off before it was halfway done. Certainly that has been the case with past releases from some of the flashier players in Guitarland, with their endless..
In times when Dutch death metallers Bodyfarm should be happy with excitement about the forthcoming release of their best album yet, the mood is exactly the opposite. Founding member Thomas Wouters (vocals and guitars) lost his battle with cancer on August 6th this year, not long after he recorded his, it turns out, magnum opus...
Do you remember 1997’s album The Dark Command – the album Exciter released in the darkest period for old school metal? If you are a fan of one of Canada’s all-time greatest bands, then you should, because this album was an amazing display of speed metal awesomeness when no one expected it and, also, introduced..
Chicago’s own purveyors of death/doom Novembers Doom will darken our days once again on November 1st with their eleventh album Nephilim Grove. The 9-song release will come out through Prophecy Productions and, as usual, is topped with another beautiful cover artwork. The band, led by only original member – frontman Paul Kuhr, is premiering an..
You remember Samson, right? Sure you do, the band which Bruce Dickinson was in before he left to join Iron Maiden and make history. If that describes your first thoughts about the band, and maybe your only ones, then you’ve got a lot in common with a whole lot of listeners, rock fans or no,..