Photo: Sandra Artigas As bassist of prog legends OPETH, Martin Mendez has gained world-wide popularity and now he returns with another virtuous death metal crusher that captures the fear, loss of control and despair of lockdown in eight new tracks. For Dancing Into Oblivion, his project WHITE STONES goes further down the path of progressive extreme metal with haunting growls, jazz..
Southern California psychedelic/progressive rock unit, Birth, has signed with respected rock label Bad Omen Records (Wytch Hazel, Spell, Satan's Satyrs). Founded by members of San Diego's revered retro rockers Astra, along with current or former members of Joy, Psicomagia and Radio Moscow, Birth owns a cavernous cache of credibility rarely found in newly-formed musical groups. Birth is currently in the studio, assembling its debut full length..
Photo: Timothy M Schmidt On his aptly-titled Provogue Records' debut, What Happens Next, out October 22nd, roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles boldly steps forward with timeless and cohesive song writing; sleek modern production; and a lyrical, play-for-the-song guitar approach informed from soul, folk, rock, and blues. The 12-song album is just as influenced by..
With the release of last month’s single, Underground Star, GREYFACE are once again pushing the boundaries of their genre-bending sound, with their new single/video, Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles). Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles)’ sees GREYFACE present a wonderfully sombre ballad-like opus, that blossoms into a gargantuan aural monolith, loaded with their, now,..
The title track of the forthcoming new album by LA based hard rock act Edge Of Paradise has been released as a single today. Vocalist Margarita Monet describes the song as "dynamic and cinematic, interlaced with meaningful and intimate lyrics that come from the depths of the band's soul. It is the centrepiece of the album..
Special Forces is a criminally underrated album in the Southern catalogue and deserves re-acquaintance … Now, where's that dang fightin' whiskey, boy? Looking in the rearview mirror at the career of .38 Special can easily result in a false memory of the band's musical identity. Forming at the end of the '70s, and fronted by..
Belched from Hell's depths into the rustic charms of the Witch County, Suffolk, thirty long and disturbing years ago, Cradle Of Filth are undisputed giants of the heavy metal realm. Imperious purveyors of a perennially unique strain of dark, dastardly and wilfully extreme metal, with deep roots in the worlds of gothic horror and occult curiosity, the..
Given the name of the band and the album title I was all prepared for a bit of power metal but, oh boy, was I surprised. The actual album cover is the first hint that this was not what I expected and when the first track kicked in with an up-tempo new wave-ish indie rocker..
Jade Danielle Williams (aka Jade Like The Stone) was born into a Welsh/Italian family and raised in the one time Welsh Capital, Merthyr Tydfil, in South Wales. Blessed with a special voice, she was a finalist in the national Eisteddfod at 15 and a career in Opera beckoned until the tragic death of her brother..
Meeting in Vancouver’s dusty music and comedy clubs, Canadian trio Bad Pop have shared their mutual love for rock and humour for the past eight years. They now release their single ‘Heartache on the Reddit Boards’ with a mesmerising video to accompany. “The song is written through the perspective of a young artist who feels..