October 27, 2020

IQ – Resistance (Giant Electric Pea)

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..

New extreme metal band Strigoi to release debut album this fall

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..

NOVA CASCADE – A Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows

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..

AUSTIN GOLD – AUSTIN GOLD (MINI-ALBUM)

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..

Anthony Phillips …in conversation

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..

Bodyfarm – Dreadlord (No Dust Records)

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...

NOVEMBERS DOOM SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM NEPHILIM GROVE

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..