Plenty - 1988 photo: Robert Whitrow Plenty originally formed in Liverpool in the mid-'80s as a post-punk/art rock hybrid and were fronted by singer Tim Bowness, who subsequently hooked up with multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson in 1987 to found No-Man. Having reunited for the well received It Could Be Home in 2018, the trio will release..
Frontiers have announced the forthcoming release of Come One, Come All, the debut album by Circus Of Rock, a massive new project masterminded by drummer Mirka Rantanen of Finnish hard rock group King Company. A first single entitled 'Desperate Cry' that features vocalist Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell) is out now. "My influences for..
Hard rock outfit Heaven & Earth return in July with the release of their fifth studio album, the aptly entitled V. With a line-up that now includes Gianluca Petralia (vocals), Stuart Smith (guitars), Lynn Sorensen (bass), George Barabas (Hammond organ and keyboard) and Simon Wright (drums, percussion), they have become a truly international band. With an..
[St Johns] is pretty much the sound you would expect if Ian Anderson had elected to split Jethro Tull after Aqualung and join Uriah Heep instead. Another day, another Esoteric reissue from a band I'd never heard of! This one is baffling, however, as a good proportion of this album is right in the wheelhouse..
GUI OLIVER of MAYANK Mayank is a new melodic rock band centred around Brazilian vocalist Gui Oliver, who is joined by guitarist Rolf Nordström (Perfect Plan), keyboardist/producer Alessandro Del Vecchio and drummer Nicholas Papapicco. Their self-titled debut album is out on 6th August via Frontiers Music Srl. "I was really inspired by the songs Ale [Del..
Swedish rockers Cruzh are back with a long-awaited second album, Tropical Thunder, which features vocalist Alex Waghorn, who joined the band in 2019. Set for release on 6th August via Frontiers Music Srl, fans of melodic rock will be thrilled by the cavalcade of melodies, hooks and catchy songs on display. "We wanted more edge, more..
NEW ALBUM 'CONSOLAMENTUM' RELEASED 2ND JULY (PELAGIC RECORDS) YEAR OF NO LIGHT have revealed their latest single, 'Alètheia', described by the band as, 'a double movement of light and darkness before burning our memories on the altar of the void'. The track is taken from their new album "Consolamentum" set for release via Pelagic Records on 2nd July.Listen to Alètheia now..
Despite everything, this has been a Very Good last twelve months for being constantly surprised and wowed by new music, new bands of every description and genre. Whatever your taste, I bet you've unearthed something very tasty and new to help you Keep The Faith! The latest new arrivals to massively impress me are these..
Russian Karelian Neofolk outfit THEODOR BASTARD are now announcing the re-issue of their 2020 masterpiece Volch'ya Yagoda, which was originally released on April 9 last year. The album will be re-released via Season of Mist on June 25, 2021 in various formats. THEODOR BASTARD comment on the re-issue: "Volch'ya Yagoda is the Russian folk name for any poisonous forest berries. But there..
This is an album four years in the making and recorded by three guys, all of whom have come out of different musical backgrounds, but who’ve combined their talents to put together an album very different from their norm. Brian Langan is a veteran of the indie scene in Philly, playing in bands like The..