September 21, 2020

Watch Ian Anderson unveil the new Ballad Of Jethro Tull book

It’s Ian Anderson unveiling the marvelous Ballad of Jethro Tull, the official illustrated history of one of rock’s most influential acts. All 500 ‘Signature Edition’ copies are sold-out but fans can still order the ‘Classic Edition’ (£40 / $50) which features: 200+ page hardback Fully illustrated throughout More than 200 photographs MP4 download of two..

Hysteria – Night Closing In (Church Recordings)

Well, this certainly looks like a match made in …. hm… (heavy metal) heaven? Hysteria is not a new band, but a thrash project of drummer Mike Smith and vocalist and guitarist Jake Nunn (both from Hell Fire), which has self-released two albums so far, the last one of which – as far back as..

Slayer – The Repentless Killogy (Nuclear Blast)

What is left to say about Slayer? For nearly four decades the LA foursome have been the pure embodiment of thrash metal, unrelenting and at the same time - reliable. Even in the 1990s when thrash seemed like nothing more than a memory, Slayer entered the decade on the still stunning Seasons In The Abyss..

Marcel Kunkel – 4th Labyrinth

Well, it’s better than a slap in the face with a wet fish! Oh, for the good old days, when drummers were the bane of the band – time-consuming, notoriously unreliable and dreadfully hard to come by. In an unthinkable about-face, I have had a couple of bands in recent times tell me it’s regular..

Anchor Lane – Casino (R7 Records)

Anchor Lane are a young Scottish band in the Classic rock mould, hailing from Glasgow and continuing a proud tradition of cracking bands from that city. They’ve been together since (I think) 2017, having released a 4-track EP New Beginnings that year. Since then, they’ve plied their trade in the time-honoured manner, touring constantly and..

Patrick Moraz/Syrinx – Coexistence (Esoteric/Cherry Red)

Esoteric Recordings might be my favourite current label. Their attention to detail with regard to each of their reissue series is unmatched, and they fearlessly dive in to the back catalogues and long forgotten titles by artists who weren't always million-sellers (even if some of them deserved to be). Legendary keyboardist Patrick Moraz is one..