That sharp contrast between doom and hardcore is a known characteristic of this band and it certainly does make for fascinating listening. How many songs can trace their inspiration back to Black Sabbath eponymous song on the band’s eponymous debut album? The list must be awfully long and listening to the opening Four Shrines on..
Italian melodic-metallers Ravenscry have released their new music video and single for Maybe, the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album 100, which will be out on May 15th, 2020. The video - directed by Salvatore Perrone - can be viewed below: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE 100 tracklisting 01 - Maybe 02 - Binary 03 - The..
Sacred Reich have launched their new video for Salvation. Front-man and bassist Phil Rind comments: "We want to put something positive out there right now.Salvation is about music's ability to encourage and inspire us and bring us together." Salvation is off the band's latest album, Awakening. Watch the video (shot and edited by Fiaz Farrelly) below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QGvcSD5V8A Sacred Reich's first record in twenty-three years, the towering Awakening showcases..
I guess we all know that this project features Russell Allen, the vocalist of immense US rockers Symphony X and Anette Olzon formerly of Nightwish (what a great job she did in replacing the irreplaceable Tarja Turunen) and The Dark Element with Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen? Effectively, this is a continuation of the project..
I’m the guy who comes up with the ideas, sees the big picture, and puts it all together... “I just love recording my various projects in the studio,” says Arjen Anthony Lucassen, mastermind behind the soaring series of concept albums set in the Ayreon universe, “but I’m not a live performer. I’m the guy who..
Son Of Man, led by George Jones (son of man legend Mickey) recently released the album State of Dystopia (see review posted 27 Feb 2020). Following the release of the album, I have the opportunity to sit down with George for Velvet Thunder, and discuss the latest news about the band and also the strange..
Mark the name, as these guys are going to be huge in the progressive rock universe! This is the debut album by this UK progressive metal band formed in 2013 and they already have an outstanding EP in their locker with the quite staggering 32-minute Secondary Genesis featuring three lengthy prog metal tracks - and..
Joe Satriani releases statement on rescheduling the Shapeshifting UK Tour “The current COVID-19 virus has now reached pandemic proportions and is making daily life for all of us very challenging. As always, my concern for the health and safety of my fans, my band and crew always take precedence when touring, and now is no..
I went to live in Italy in 1990 and as well as being eager to enjoy the wonderful climate and delightful food I was curious to discover what the local music scene was like. Listening to the radio, I was not inspired by the general diet of soggy melodic pop but there was one song..
The 1983 debut album from the Mad Marillos is the latest in the ongoing deluxe reissue series of the first eight albums for EMI, and it is a cracker of a set. Have a gander at the goodies included this time around: On the first disc, a sparkling new 2020 remix of the album -..