The reunion “trend” has always been a two-sided card. On the one hand we have bands which simply do not live to the expectations and release mediocre new music just for the sake of it, with no heart or feel anymore. I will not give examples, because someone will be offended, but you definitely have..
Vicious Rumors have been carrying the flag of US power metal for more than 4 decades now and Geoff Thorpe, as the only original band member remaining, knows the story best. The perseverance this band has soldiered on with through personal tragedy (the loss of legendary frontman Carl Albert in 1995) and the grunge dominated..
Those of us who teethed musically in the 70s were blessed to witness the flourishing of a triumvirate of amazing keyboard players: Tony Banks, Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. All three were in their prime and playing in bands also at their musical peak. Yes were my favourite band in those years, and while Jon..
We had a very American sound, and when we came over, bang, it just fitted... A common theme with articles about classic European bands is their failure to ‘crack America’. It seems strange that bands that are household names over here, or even part of the British or European psyche, are virtually unknown to our..
UK rock band, SILK ROAD, have released a video teaser for Sonder and the cover artwork, it’s the third single out on August 21st, 2020. The song is taken from their debut album Grit For The Pretty, which will be out later this year. Drummer Charles Evans also plays for Jizzy Pearl’s LOVE/HATE. Recorded, Mixed,..
Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released the second single, the title track Empire Of The Blind. Heathen (photo credit Chrissie Dieu) HEATHEN comments, "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new album..
BENEDICTION are without a doubt one of the few remaining originals in the death metal scene and have achieved legendary status through their output over the years. Still, today, they love what they do and always do their job without compromise - both on record and on stage. After more than 30 years in the..
This iteration of Abel Ganz has produced a modern prog masterpiece. Scottish neo-prog band Abel Ganz have had a curious history. While many bands in the neo-prog wave of the 1980s burnt brightly for a short period and then faded away, Abel Ganz spluttered through the 80s - with their chance of recognition sunk by..
The band has delivered an excellent album that has something to offer to a broad spectrum of rock fans. If you don’t like doom music, please keep reading! Lapsus Dei are a band from Chile with a well-established reputation as a doom metal band, with all the usual trappings of long slow dirge-like songs, and..
So, you learn something new every day. I was and still am a big fan of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM, as it was of course known), and often refer to this in reviews as it influenced so many bands and not just British too. In fact, I always found it..