On a bitterly cold night in Sheffield, what better way to warm the heart and soul than by hearing some of the very best live sounds around - no exaggeration. The Backroom stage at the rear of The Greystones is proving to be a consistently fine venue in Sheffield, with a varied line-up of acts..
Woman, the new album from Gordon Giltrap, is released via Angel Air on 28 February 2020. The album features a set of melodic yet touching and profound songs that were created by Gordon to celebrate some remarkable individuals. On the one hand utterly personal, and yet on the other universal in theme, this is a..
Molly Karloff (great name!) are a hard-hitting, three-piece British alt-rock metal/grunge band, who release their highly anticipated second EP, Supernaturalation on Friday 6th March 2020. The EP is distributed digitally by Cargo, physically by Roulette Media and is available to order via www.mollykarloff.co.uk/super-ep. The band’s EP launch will be held at The Blackheart in Camden Town, London, on Thursday 27th February. The first single She Said was released..
There are moments of great restrained melodic prog beauty here, and there are also sections of sheer metallic hammer to make even the most carnivorous of metalheads nod appreciatively. It's Prog Metal Jim, but not as we know it. Zio. Let's start with a little explanation about who, or what, constitutes Zio. Essentially, it is..
Yorkshire-based Tim Hunter is a prolific singer/songwriter, who also counts script-writing, acting and music-producer as his other skills. He also has his own record label Northern Soundscapes and in a previous life he's been a freelance IT professional so he's a busy man! His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have..
The time has arrived for legendary Bay Area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. Today..
1972’s Cabbage Alley is often lauded as the band’s finest collection, and it certainly has a strong case It’s been said many times (often by me, come to think of it) that the early to mid 1970s were an unrivalled time of experimentation and boundary-blurring, as bands discovered and played with new influences all the..
This is a masterclass of hard melodic rock. It is relentlessly brilliant. Those unfamiliar with Swedish rockers H.E.A.T might assume this is the band’s second album. Those who know the band might also hesitate, thinking that this could be their eleventh album (actually, it is their eighth album if you include two live albums). The..
The song Glass Mountain would grace any Eagles album without a doubt. Marty and The Bad Punch is certainly an original name for a band and one got me curious about what music to expect. Guitars and all writing credits go to one Martin Punsch, a German I believe, and hence the origin of the..
With Homeless, Anubis have stretched themselves, creating their own unique sound that is well worth listening to. Anubis are a six-piece band hailing from Australia with a history of producing good listenable neo-prog music, often with extended songs heading to the ten minute mark and beyond. Their 2014 effort Hitchhiking To Byzantium has been their..