If you are a fan of virtuoso musicianship, you will find this one hard to match… There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe Steve Vai’s technical mastery of the guitar. As it happens, this is the album that shouldn’t have been – early in the pandemic, Vai was already deep into a..
PEACEVILLE NEW SIGNINGS, MORTUARY DRAPE, TO RELEASE WISDOM-VIBRATION-REPENT THE NEW FIVE TRACK MINI ALBUM CD & DIGITAL ON 11TH FEBRUARY / LTD ED PURPLE VINYL 12" ON 11TH MARCH Cult band Mortuary Drape was formed in Italy in 1986 as a trio, by the visionary Wildness Perversion. Highly inspired by the dark arts & combining..
Among the musical talent assembled on this record, you get Manfred Mann, Gary Brooker, Gary Moore, Alvin Lee, Stephane Grappelli, Chris Spedding, Brian Eno and Keith Tippett. Oh, and the drummers deserve their own mention: that would be Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, Jon Hiseman and Cozy Powell. Not exactly a pub band, then… Peter And..
THE DEATH OF DEATH' RELEASED 18TH MARCH / WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ALBUM TITLE TRACK Greece has spawned countless instances of criminally underrated music acts in diverse genres ranging from black metal to electronic to avant garde pop music, and the sophomore album of modern progressive metal act Playgrounded titled 'The death of Death' is..
The rather curiously titled Rachel Mother Goose is a Japanese neoclassical band with large elements of power and symphonic rock incorporated into their glorious and all action style. A new name to me, the band was formed in 1999 by the band's guitarist Hideshi Ueki with Synra Bansho now being the bands sixth album to..
Brood of Hatred is a Tunisian Death Metal act founded in 2010 by Muhammed Mêlki, with no specific boundaries on genre or philosophies, presenting haunting atmospheres that guide the listeners through a progressive journey of unconventional writing inspired by the strange state of mind that characterizes this one-man concept. Muhammed Mêlki The third album titled..
Heart Attack is an unpredictable groovy blend of modern thrash metal and their first new song, Septic Melody, marks Heart Attack's debut on their new label home Atomic Fire Records. The song tilts from unleashed thrash fury into soaring melodies and back again in no time. No wonder the French armada chose it as their first single. "We wrote..
This came as something of a surprise as melodic rock is not a genre I normally expect from French bands with Heart Line being a new and exciting team put together in 2020 with Back In The Game being a very suave and sophisticated debut release indeed. The band was formed by the French guitarist..
One of the new songs on Serious Black’s upcoming studio album Vengeance Is Mine is called Album Of Our Life and hits the nail on the head in several respects. On the one hand, the international power metal band surrounding bassist and founder Mario Lochert has succeeded in creating what is probably the most powerful and..
Kaasin is a new band put together by the Norwegian guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and some of you may know him for his work with Come Taste The band, a vehicle he shared with some pretty top notch musicians in Joe Lynn Turner, Glen Hughes, Doogie White and Bernie Marsden. The clue is in the..