Toundra – Hex

Spanish post-rock outfit Toundra are releasing their eighth studio album, Hex, on January 14th, 2022. Like many bands all across the globe, 2020 forced a new and unexpected reality upon the Madrid natives, who found their touring plans cut short last year, and would begin shifting their focus towards recording new material under unusual circumstances...

Northtale – Eternal Flame (Nuclear Blast)

Many people quite rightly sat up and took notice when NorthTale was born, a veritable power metal supergroup with the musicians and talents surely destined from greatness. Certainly the debut album, Welcome To Paradise, which came out in 2019 was a phenomenal rock album but what many of us didn't realise at the time was..

Tim Bowness & Giancarlo Erra announce 10th anniversary reissue of Warm Winter

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION OF TIM BOWNESS AND GIANCARLO ERRA'S 2011 ALBUM WARM WINTER TO BE RELEASED AS MEMORIES OF MACHINES Released 25th February 2022 (Kscope) An expanded and remixed, 10th Anniversary version of Tim Bowness and Giancarlo Erra's 2011 album Warm Winter (now issued as Memories Of Machines, the original project name) will be released on 25th February through Kscope.  Giancarlo (left); Tim (right) Featuring contributions from Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill, Julianne..

Hammerfall – Renegade 2.0 (Nuclear Blast)

I doubt that there is anyone out there who is unaware of HammerFall, the Swedish power metal outfit that delivers hard rock with the power of a strategic nuclear strike. Always guaranteed to deliver power metal of the highest quality the band has quite rightly taken its place at the top table of metal bands..

CANADIAN PROGGERS MACHINES DREAM RELEASE NEW EP ‘EARTH’

The starting point was 2009 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada when some friends began free-jamming for fun. However, the chemistry was right and things soon started to take off. In 2011 Machines Dream released their self-titled debut, which paid homage to progressive bands of the past and showcased a talent for writing memorable songs...

NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL LEGENDS MORTEM TO RELEASE NEWLY RE-RECORDED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF ‘SLOW DEATH’ DEMO ON VINYL AND CD

Peaceville to release a new edition of the legendary Mortem Slow Death recordings, fully re-recorded and reworked including extra tracks, plus the original 1989 demo with booklet featuring an extended band history and rare images. Before Arcturus there was Mortem. Originally comprised of members now known from such classic bands as Arcturus, Mayhem & Thorns,..

Hawkwind – Dust Of Time: 1969-2021 (Cherry Red)

...anyone who has more than a passing interest in Hawkwind really must own this superbly comprehensive six-CD box set. I know, I know. You are probably thinking ‘oh no, not another another Hawkwind compilation album’. After all, there have been so many Hawkwind compilations that if you laid them back-to-back then you might be able..

Rhys Fulber – Brutal Nature (FR Recordings)

Rhys Fulber is a Canadian producer and musician specialising in electronic music and is a member of the influential bands Front Line Assembly and Delerium both alongside Bill Leeb as well as having his own solo career. Fulber specialises in eclectic soundscapes with Front Line Assembly being an industrial electro unit whilst Delerium is more..