Can anyone truly say when the right time is to release a "best of" compilation? Even "greatest hits" means something completely different to what it did in times gone by but for Powerwolf the time is now that they unleash a collection after a seventeen year, seven album career so far. There is something different..
I have no objection to music that makes you want to head-bang, as long as it remembers that you dance with your legs and feet.Andy Tillison, july 2020 The Tangent are one of the most skilled and interesting bands of modern times. Like all naturally gifted musicians, band leader Andy Tillison seems wholly incapable of..
One thing right now is certain - 2020 managed to turn the world on its ear. Nothing is the same as it was on New Year’s Day. Masks are no longer the purview of thieves and surgeons. “Social distancing” doesn’t mean feigning a headache to avoid a dinner party - to be fair, dinner parties..
Madhouse is a German heavy rock band that was formed in Hamburg in 1987 by vocalist and guitarist Karsten Krekow and fellow guitarist Thomas Gamlien. They recruited bassist Lars Rothbarth and drummer Paul Slabiak and released a couple of demos, Goin’ Crazy and Madhouse in 1988 and 1989 respectively. These garnered several positive reviews in..
Some reviews are relatively easy to do whilst others less so, and this Canadian symphonic/power metal band definitely falls into the latter category. Hailing from Toronto in Canada and formed in 2005, Operus is a power metal band with a difference, being something of an amalgamation of symphonic metal and extravagant musical theatre a la..
If you like a little theatre with your rock, with a tinge of goth and metal, let me introduce you to Accidental President! The band are based in Sydney, Australia, and have had more than their fair share of line-up changes since their formation in 2015. They are currently a trio, comprised of Bethany Neville..
BLUES PILLS will release their new album Holy Moly! on August 21st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has revealed the official video for their new single Kiss My Past Goodbye. Guitarist Zack Anderson comments: "Kiss My Past Goodbye is a song full of raw power, funky riffs, and wild drumming. It's a clear message about..
Having already brought us a box set rounding up the first three solo albums recorded by Ken Hensley for Bronze Records back in the '70s (see review), Cherry Red have now turned their attention to a period rather closer to the present day, with this five-disc box containing four very different albums, all of which..
Seminal US Bay Area melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors are set to unleash their searing new studio album Celebration Decay on August 21st, 2020 as a Digi-Pak CD, double gatefold red vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves, download and stream. The follow-up to 2016’s highly acclaimed Concussion Protocol offering, Celebration Decay, Vicious Rumors’ thirteenth..
Magnificent German classic melodic hard rockers Mad Max, who formed nigh on forty years ago, have confirmed the release of their stonking new studio album Stormchild Rising on August 21st, 2020 on Steamhammer/SPV as a Digi-Pak CD (+ bonus track), limited edition (500) blue vinyl LP (with printed inner sleeve + bonus track), download and..