March 2, 2021

Fraternity (featuring Bon Scott)

Scott’s tenure in the band ensured that Fraternity would at least gain some historic significance... Music is the universal language, so they say. It transcends speech and cultural barriers and gives the whole human race a basis for communication. That being the case, it’s a peculiar phenomenon how some bands can become massive in one..

Viral – Viral (self-release)

Swedish newcomers Viral are one of the examples to prove that sometimes, you can actually judge a book by its cover. The beautiful artwork and stylish logo immediately draw the attention and scream classic heavy/power metal. The surprise actually comes from the first few minutes of music, when one realizes Viral have much more in..

Wig Wam – Never Say Die (Frontiers Music)

Wig Wam is a glam/sleaze rock band that formed in 2001 in Halden, Norway and built up quite a reputation in their homeland and further afield with their high energy, hard hitting glam metal that was delivered with style, class and always with fun in mind. The band even built up something of a Eurovision..

AL STEWART – 24 CARROTS (Esoteric)

By 1980, Al Stewart had experienced his greatest sales to date with the albums Year Of The Cat and Time Passages, having moved from his folkier beginnings into a somewhat more mainstream rock direction - albeit always with something of an off-kilter edge, as his old folk wordplay and songwriting construction would regularly twist otherwise..

BUDDERSIDE REVEAL ANIMATED VIDEO FOR SECOND SINGLE FEATURING PHIL CAMPBELL (MOTÖRHEAD)

Hollywood, CA-based heavy rock & roll outfit BUDDERSIDE have shared the second single, “Pardon Me,” featuring Motörhead's Phil Campbell, from their upcoming sophomore album SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE out March 26 via Motörhead Music/Silver Lining Music. Available now across all digital platforms, “Pardon Me” was inspired by none other than the late Motörhead vocalist Lemmy Kilmister who..

THE DUST CODA – New single ahead of forthcoming album

The Dust Coda is thrilled to begin the new year with their second single Breakdown, taken from their forthcoming full length album Mojo Skyline set for release on 26th March 2021.Breakdown sees the band developing a more mature song-writing direction; the track is a classic hard rock anthem, but there is nothing obvious about it...

Grande Royale – Carry On (The Sign Records)

I reviewed Grande Royale's last release a year ago, almost to the day. That album Take It Easy had a distinctly southern rock flavour to it, being packed with great tuneful chunks of classic but contemporary southern rock, juicy riffs, great lead licks, melodic vocals and thundering bass lines, with plenty of variety along the..