Bonfire – Roots (AFM Records)

The Coronavirus has truly impacted on society and our way of life has been on hold for a year now. So many things that we took for granted have not been possible, holidays, visiting friends, nights out in the local pub, meals in restaurants, the list is endless and it has been, virtually, death by..

Aeonblack – The Time Will Come (Black Sunset)

Aeonblack is a hard rock/power metal band from Baden-Württemberg in the South West of Germany who formed in 2003 and prior to this, from 1988 to 2003 were known as Groggy Elks. There is not a lot of recorded product available with a solitary EP in 2007 and it was not until 2015 that their debut,..

Liar Thief Bandit – Deadlights (The Sign Records)

We all need an energy-booster from time to time. Coffee, Red Bull, whatever works for you that gives that extra kick. For many, Garage rock is the cure for any kind of tiredness, and Scandanavian bands seem particularly prominent in that genre. The latest addition to a very healthy stable is Liar Thief Bandit, a power trio seemingly born to play live with the sole purpose of having fun. Whether you badge it Garage-Rock, Power-Pop, Pub-Rock or whatever, this is top-tier no-frills energetic..

Birdpen – All Function One (JAR Records)

We now come to the much anticipated sixth album by BirdPen, an eclectic English rock duo formed by Dave Penn and Mike Bird in 2003. The band seems to operate at the edge of the cultural mainstream and remain an underground delight that will one day, surely, dine at the top table. They have an..

Nightrage – Demo 2000 (Despotz Records)

Nightrage is a hugely popular melodic death metal band that was formed in Thessaloniki in Greece in 2000 by the two guitarists Marios Iliopoulos and Gus G. The band subsequently released three demos before putting out the debut album Sweet Vengeance in 2003 and, since, then, the band has relocated to Gothenburg and released a..