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..
As it was recently announced, King Diamond will return with a new album, The Institute, in early 2020. This Metal Blade Records release will be his first new music since 2007’s Give Me Your Soul... Please. The long pause was caused by health issues and a heart surgery intervention on King, which are now happily..
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..
Back in the day, the UK may have been a little late to the thrash party but there were plenty of bands wanting to make their mark. One of those bands is Acid Reign who were formed in 1985 and were picked up by Music For Nations’ subsidiary label Under One Flag on the back..
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..
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 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..
Today, legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne shares his first new solo music since 2010’s album Scream. The single Under The Graveyard comes off a whole brand new album, called Ordinary Man, which will be released early in 2020 through Sony Music Entertainment. “It all started when Kelly comes in and says ‘do you want..
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..
The complete works Of The Pretty Things' alter ego, collected for the first time This is a fascinating artifact from the rarely encountered underbelly of the great ‘60s / ‘70s UK music scene A word of explanation is almost certainly in order here, for any of those people who may have scratched their heads and..