If there’s a prize for the best new prog debut release of 2021 then it must surely go to The Flying Caravan. Think about legendary progressive rock double albums for a moment. What comes to mind? The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway? Tales From Topographic Oceans? The Wall? All of those are examples of bands..
OAK mix genuine prog moments, with jazz, folk and Italian elements to create a quite fascinating musical cocktail. What would Ian Anderson have sounded like if he’d been born in Solopaca rather than Dunfermline? For those of you without an encyclopaedic knowledge of geography: Solopaca is a tiny hamlet somewhere in Southern Italy that I..
Powerhouse rockers Fozzy drop their breath taking, unprecedented music video for SANE, filmed on the longest wooden rollercoaster on the planet today! Get a first-hand view of the madness as the band literally defies gravity, by reaching top speeds of 70 mph and terrifying drops of 154 feet! It's an edgy, heart-stopping thrill ride that represents both the power and physicality..
The bombastic duo IN THE WHALE is an extremely unique act. They push sonic boundaries to the limit and deliver a relentless pounding to the senses. Their alternative, post-rock intensity creates a seismic event, showing a band not afraid to take chances or show any fear in their song writing. They have just released their new single Smoke..
I suppose the way you look at the Deluxe Edition, Bonus Edition or Tour Edition of an album depends on your circumstances and your approach to music. To some, it's damned annoying that you have spent your hard earned cash on an album only see an expanded version released shortly afterwards. There are those who..
Bay Area Thrashers INFEX will self-release Burning in Exile August 13 on CD, digital, and limited edition red translucent 12" vinyl formats. The official video for album track Acid Reign is available below. Though the sound of Burning in Exile is firmly anchored in a ripping form of thrash metal, elements of old school hardcore and crossover metal are present as well...
"REMIXED, REVAMPED...REMARKABLE" is the best way to describe this brand new compilation album from UK classic rockers CATS in SPACE. To be released this autumn, the 11 track clear vinyl LP and 14 track CD features the cream of the Cats' catalogue but each song has been remixed and also re-vocaled by lead singer Damien Edwards. Amongst the..
It's not too very often that the names of the people involved alone are enough to document the great importance of a new project. DATOG - short for DIRKSCHNEIDER & THE OLD GANG - consists of Accept/U.D.O./ Dirkschneider frontman Udo Dirkschneider and his long time companions Peter Baltes (bass; ex-Accept), Stefan Kaufmann (guitar; ex-Accept, U.D.O.)..
This is a release which seems to have been a long time coming out, and has surely been eagerly anticipated by the people who saw the shows put on by the Hayley Griffiths Band in the year prior to the Covid pandemic resetting the whole rulebook! For my part, I was involved in the organisation..
"Nothing lasts forever" is how the saying goes but since its renaissance at the dawn of the millennium, thrash metal appears pretty much invincible right now. It is certainly outliving the lifespan that the naysayers afforded it. What is incredible - and four decades on - is that the founding bands, the originators and pioneers..