The Norwegian rock band Theatre Of Tragedy built up quite a reputation during a career that began in 1993 and ended in 2010 during which they morphed from doom metal through industrial rock to become a fully fledged Gothic metal band. They produced seven very interesting albums during their career and they were always capable..
Portuguese melodic death metal titans APOTHEUS have released a new video for Save Our Ship, which is taken off from their latest release The Far Star. Heavily inspired from Asimov sci-fi stories, APOTHEUS creates their own world which they describe in music and in a physical book. With the global pandemic, withdrawn from the stages, the band..
Sole Syndicate is an '80s inspired hard/melodic rock band from Sweden with Last Days Of Eden being the band's second album following on from the debut, Garden Of Eden, released in 2016. I haven't heard the first album but the lyrical theme of this follow up is very much COVID influenced with a dark warning..
Siren is a heavy metal band from the Tampa Bay area of Florida which formed in 1981 and after releasing several debuts the band was picked up by a German label which led to a couple of albums being released with No Place Like Home in 1986 and the curiously titled Financial Suicide in 1988...
It is that time of year again and the round up of VELVET THUNDER's writers choices for albums of 2020. It is unlikely that anyone would argue that 2020 has been a unique year with our daily lives being altered by a global pandemic. Music and the arts have truly suffered with tour after tour..
Photo Credit: Peter Leukhard W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session: Four covers of ultimate rock and metal hits transformed into enchanting acoustic anthems! Right in time for Christmas, symphonic/melodic shooting stars BEYOND THE BLACK are gifting their fans with a really special treat: their new EP, W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session, available digitally now via..
Steelhouse Festival is delighted to reveal that Europe will return as headliners for the first time since 2014, whilst the recently reformed Black Spiders will make a triumphant return trip to The Mountain having appeared at the very first Steelhouse 10 years ago. Alternative punk/grunge 4 piece, Hands Off Gretel and Cornish hard rockers King Creature make their Steelhouse debuts. With Anthrax already announced as Saturday night headliners..
Ignitor is a rather brutal heavy rock band that was formed in 2003 in Austin, Texas and The Golden Age Of Black Magick is now the seventh album from this hard hitting outfit. Photo: S Miller Photography The band has received numerous accolades over the years but has also seen numerous changes in personnel with..
One-man melodic post-hardcore band One-man melodic post-hardcore band THESE COLORS FADE will release new album Contemporary Tragedy on January 29, 2021 The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Keelan Donahue, who handled everything from the music to the artwork, Contemporary Tragedy is the third release from THESE COLORS FADE. The album follows the 2020 EP Pentamerous Laceration and the debut full-length The Attrition Complex (2018). Keelan’s..
...in front of 8,500 people, the day before his 12th birthday. At 7:25pm on a show night, with the gig scheduled for an 8:00pm start, self-confessed guitar geek Joe Bonamassa is backstage in his civilian scruffs and baseball cap. “I always tell people,” he explains, “Excuse, me, I’ve got to go become ‘the other guy’.”..