The phrase ‘New Wave of Classic Rock’ has always seemed a bit of a contradiction, as ‘new’ and ‘classic’ generally refer to opposite ends of the time scale. And of course, the more time marches on, the less ‘New Wave’ this genre appears. Nevertheless, the continuing surge of new bands espousing classic rock virtues is..
Maybe not a name familiar to everyone, Checking For Echo is a prog rock project revolving around multi-instrumentalist Jon Farley, previously with prog duo The Hollow Moon. Far from being a one-man 'vanity project', however, CFE utilises the talents of a whole range of guests, some well known and others new discoveries. The result is..
It is release day for Steel Rhino! Their debut single Boom Boom sends a much needed infusion of hard rock with a kick of heavy metal to music fans worldwide. This is the first single from their upcoming self titled full length album Steel Rhino that will be releasing on August 23, 2021 through GMR Music. With an attitude, heavy..
Arizona's Go Ahead And Die are raw and unrelenting; their self-titled debut album will be released on June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. This past Friday, they've released an animated music video for their second single Toxic Freedom. Watch the video created by Costin Chioreanu below. Max Cavalera comments, "Toxic Freedom is about police corruption, police brutality, and police racism. It can be seen and felt all..
Emily Wolfe is an Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter and guitarist who has spent the last few years making a name for herself as an electrifying, live rock solo artist. Described as the sonic merging of PJ Harvey and Jack White, her 2019 self-titled debut album was co-produced with Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes. It was..
Provogue will be releasing a new album, featuring previously unreleased material, from the iconic blues-rock master Gary Moore. How Blue Can You Get will be released on 30 April. Ahead of this Provogue has revealed the previously unreleased version of Freddie King's I'm Tore Down. This year marks ten years since the tragic passing of the iconic Northern Irish musician and singer-songwriter. He left..
Eagle-eyed viewers will have already seen a Velvet Thunder news story last week about Katatonia & Solstafir heading out together in January and February 2022 on the "Twilight Burials" tour, a 31-date co-headline tour of the UK and Europe. This follow-up fills in the details from Katatonia's point of view! The coming together of these two revered masters of..
Arielle is pleased to announce the release of her new Fleetwood Mac-flavoured single 'Inside &Outside' on Friday April 16, 2021. The single coincides with the news of four livestream sessions that she will undertake on May 13, June 17, July 22, and August 19. Tickets for the livestream sessions are available from www.noonchorus.com/arielle. The new single is taken from Arielle's highly anticipated new album 'Analog Girl In..
Industrial-tinged extreme metal pioneers FEAR FACTORY are proud to announce that their tenth studio album, Aggression Continuum, will be released on June 18th via Nuclear Blast, just in time for the band's 30th anniversary. Today, FEAR FACTORY offers fans the first preview of the album with the music video for Disruptor. Watch the video, directed by Riivata Visuals below.Dino Cazares comments, "This record is one of my proudest achievements and I'm really..
There came a point midway through Pastoralia, the new album from Nordic folk-proggers Jordsjø, where I realized they might be on to something with the switch from monochromatic cover art to a decidedly more vibrant impression. The Oslo-based outfit have been on a steady incline for several years, with recent albums Jord and Nattfiolen garnering..