IN THE NURSERY : ‘Ektachrome (The Animator)’ – first single from new album by Sheffield-based group “Humberstone” out 25 February 2022 via ITN Corporation

Currently celebrating their 40th anniversary year, Sheffield-based In The Nursery will release a brand new studio album in late February 2022. Entitled HUMBERSTONE, the family surname of core group members Klive and Nigel (who are also identical twins), it is a deeply personal record that sees them in reflective mood as a year in which..

Xavier Boscher – Earthscapes (Self Release)

Sometimes, you just have to sit back and marvel at the talents that some people have and which marks them out as very special indeed. To the ever growing list must be added the name of Xavier Boscher, a French musician, painter and poet. Citizen of Nice, he has been releasing albums since around 1995..

Thundermaker – The Road (Sliptrick Records)

Thundermaker initially began life 2013 as a heavy metal project put together by the Swedish pairing of multi-instrumentalist Marty Gummesson and drummer Eddie Juneskär with the debut, The Thundermaker, coming out in 2014 and it featured a number of guest vocalists which was a pattern repeated on the follow up, Gods Of The Earth, in 2018...

CITY OF LIGHTS : ‘Before The Sun Sets’ – debut album by new melodic hard rock collaboration out 11 February 2022 via Frontiers

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Before The Sun Sets, the debut album by City Of Lights. The group is an exciting new hard rock collaboration between British songwriter/guitarist Neil Austin and Greek vocal sensation Manos Fatsis (Odyssey Desperado, Hideaway). They deliver hard-edged melodic anthems driven by crunchy riffs and lush keyboard..

Grace And Fire – Elysium (OOB Records)

Grace And Fire is a new outfit from England which describes itself as ‘fusing progressive rock with melodic hard rock in a melodic, song-based, accessible format’. That description certainly pricked my interest, as did the presence of bassist Tim Ashton who had a couple of stints with UK prog veterans Galahad. The other musicians were..

Whyzdom – Of Wonders And Wars (Scarlet Records)

Whyzdom is a female fronted French symphonic metal band which formed in 2007, and Of Wonders And Wars is the fifth studio release plus they have one live DVD too. The band was initially formed by guitarist Vynce Leff who appears to play bass on the new album despite being one of the guitarists on..

Allen Key – The Last Rhino (Canil Records)

Allen Key (yes named after the tool) is a female led hard rock band from São Paulo In Brazil which formed in 2009 and came to prominence by winning Girl Rock, a musical competition that attracted an initial entry of over 10,000 bands with one of the jury members being Tarja Turunen and I think..