Japanese post-rockers MONO have revealed details on their 11th studio album, 'Pilgrimage of the Soul' which is set for release on 17th September (Pelagic Records). The album sees MONO once again working with longtime partner Steve Albini. Pilgrimage of the Soul is the 11th studio album in the 22-year career of Japanese experimental rock legends, MONO set for..
DEBUT ALBUM 'STALKER' RELEASED 27TH AUGUST (APF RECORDS) Utopia, the technical metal group centred around guitarist John Bailey and Corrupt Moral Altar vocalist Chris Reese have shared the 2nd video from their upcoming debut album 'Stalker' set for release on 27th August (APF Records). New single 'It's Not The End' sees John and Chris joined..
As the drummer of the legendary rock band Scorpions, Herman Rarebell was the rhythmic backbone of the band for many years and remains one of the most influential drummers in the rock world today. Recorded 40 years ago, his first solo album "Nip In The Bud" will be re-released this year, remastered and available digitally..
Nitrate is a band I have not come across before with Renegade being the third album to date. The group was formed in 2015 in Nottingham, England by guitarist and keyboard player Nick Hogg to play melodic hard rock that was mainly '80s inspired with a lead taken from the likes of Def Leppard, Europe..
A short while ago the book Decades: Uriah Heep In The 1970s was published by Velvet Thunder writer Steve Pilkington via Sonicbond Publishing, telling the eventful take of the band's first decade in existence. We present here an exclusive sample chapter of the book for anyone to get a feel for what it contains. The..
TOUNDRA, the instrumental rock band from Madrid, Spain, are back! Two years after recording their last release, their own soundtrack for the iconic Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari, the post-rockers are already working on their next album. TOUNDRA The new album, at this time untitled, will be the band's eighth since its formation in 2007..
Anyone familiar with Troy Redfern solely from his 2015 and 2017 releases may well think of him as a country blues rocker. Check out the video for The Line from 2017’s Dirt Blues Ritual, and you’ll see Troy in full Grand Ole Opry Regalia, complete with bootlace bow tie, black leather Stetson and an echo-heavy..
Stephen Crane is an American musician with Kicks (reviewed on Velvet Thunder in April 2021) initially being released in the '80s and despite some most excellent musicians involved it received little or indeed no help from the record label and subsequently passed into history as little more than a curio. However, AOR Heaven has rescued..
JOE BONAMASSA'S SOUND IS RAW & VITAL WITH HIS EPIC NEW ROCK ANTHEM "NOTCHES" BLUES JOURNEYMAN TAKES THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED WITH NEW SINGLE FROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM BONAMASSA LIVES UP TO HIS BLUES ROCK CREDENTIALS Blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa is back with a brand-new single from his highly anticipated upcoming album, due out later..
Ten years after their last studio album, Don't Talk Science, hard rock titans VICTORY have announced their return with a brand new album! Gods Of Tomorrow will be released on November 26, 2021 through AFM Records, today VICTORY revealed the first and long- awaited details. The iconic band, who formed in 1984, belongs to one of the most distinctive hard rock acts and spearheads..