70% Maiden, 10% Angel Witch, 10% Mercyful Fate and 10% something of their own – this is the easiest way to describe the sound of Spanish old-schoolers Witchtower. Their debut EP from 2013 Return to the Witches’ Castle was praised and promoted by Fenriz on his radio show and deservedly so. Almost 7 years later,..
A name new to me but Märvel is a Swedish high-energy rock band and they seem to have a slightly warped view of the Universe and a definite liking for enjoying themselves. They have a very American vibe to them too which can probably be ascribing to soaking up far too much American culture when..
Formed in Alicante in 2015, this is the accomplished debut album by the Spanish heavy metal band War Dogs. They line-up with Alberto Rodríguez on vocals which he supplies in English but with a rather delightful Spanish inflection with the hard working and riff hungry twin guitarists of Eduardo Antón and Enrique Mas and the..
Mariana Semkina is one half of Russian duo Iamthemorning, alongside virtuoso keyboard man Gleb Kolyakin. They’ve been variously described as being either Neo-Folk or Chamber Prog. You pays your money, etc etc .. but whilst they’re still a relatively unknown quantity in the UK with many Prog fans, nonetheless several publications have given their music..
Dragonfly is a power metal band that formed in Argentina in 2000 and then re-located to Spain in 2001 so they have plenty of experience behind them and they also have the confidence to back their sound by singing in Spanish - and I always find it refreshing when a band offers their music in..
Swedish rock band H.E.A.T will play three exclusive UK shows in May 2020. The band will tour with British rock band VEGA, award winning band Mason Hill and 4-piece Collateral. The four bands will play Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill (May 28), the London Garage (May 29) and Swansea Patti Pavilion (May 30). H.E.A.T will release..
Well, this is a nice surprise. Plague is an old school death metal band from Athens, Greece, which has been active since 2011, with one single released as far back as 2014. Now, almost 6 years later, they are releasing their full-length debut on Valentine’s Day. This is actually a quite suitable release date, if..
It's been forty years since his solo debut. Since then, Thomson has worked with musicians all over the world. He finally decided to head back to the studio to record his own music again, with Songs From the Playroom. The album is comprised of nine tracks, all written (or co-written) by Thomson. He plays piano..
Vision Divine is a rather superior Italian progressive/power metal rock band that easily straddles the ground between Stratovarius and Dream Theater and, due to the singer, has a feel of Muse about it too. Formed back in the '90s as a solo project by Olaf Thörsen aka Carlo Andrea Magnani, it was only when the..
Just days away from kicking off their North American tour, Wednesday 13 and his boo crew have debuted a new lyric video for the latest single, Monster (Feat. Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil) from their recently released album, Necrophaze that is available now from Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE_m7Ya9c6s&feature=youtu.be Monster is..