GOAD is not a band I have come across before which is strange given that they name check acts that I adore with VDGG, King Crimson, Genesis, PFM and Procol Harum being very instrumental in developing the sound of the band; sadly, some bands are destined to forever fly under the RADAR! GOAD is an..
Photo: Terhi Ylimainen On January 21st, BATTLE BEAST unleashed their brand new masterpiece Circus of Doom, via Nuclear Blast. In true BATTLE BEAST fashion, the 10 tracks blend true heavy metal with pop and rock-vibes, paired with Noora Louhimo's unique voice. Since its release, the album has entered the charts worldwide, including #1 in their home country Finland, #5 in Switzerland and..
Shadow Puppet Theatre, (or ‘SPT’ for short), are a 4-piece Malaysian rock band based in the city of Kuala Lumpur, named after the beautiful and ancient art of shadow puppetry. In keeping with their chosen name, they meld both storytelling and what they call "the feels": an indefinable element adding a special ‘sparkle’ of life..
Following their latest, critically acclaimed masterpiece, the Emblas Saga (2020) – taking the listener on an epic trip into the realms of Northern Mytholgy and Viking adventures – today the Falun-based collective fronted by the voice of the Valkyries, Ylva Eriksson, surprised with a stunning new song entitled The Other Son Of Odin. A sign for a..
Everyone knows the story of Immortal, their fallout and constant mud-slinging between present and ex band members, so I’m not going to bore you to death with that. Their legendary frontman Abbath formed the band bearing his artistic name in 2015 and has since released two full lengths, in 2016 and 2019, respectively. Dread Reaver,..
There seems to be so many releases these days by hard rock bands featuring earth shattering female vocals and so many of them operate in the symphonic and gothic rock arenas. The latest name to watch out for is SheWolf which is the new vehicle the Greek born and now UK based Angel Wolf-Black. The..
Photos: James Sharrock Demonic outfit Cradle Of Filth are proud to release an extraordinary new video, accompanying their magnificently mournful track How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?. The video premiered last night as part of Cradle Of Filth's Infernal Vernal Equinox Deadstream, and now fans all across the globe can also bask in its sublime black magick. Directed by Vicente Cordero, the stunning video winds a..
I sometimes wonder what the European rock scene would look like without the uncountable bands leased to us from Norway, Sweden and Finland and, for sure, the melodic rock scene would most certainly be smaller and quieter. House Of Shakira is yet another of those essential Swedish rock bands that works hard and furious to..
Photo: Earl A Wakes French metallers STENGAH have released their debut album SOMA SEMA via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. To celebrate they have revealed the lyric video for new song Swoon, which you can watch below. Stengah have also kicked off their French tour. Talking about the song Eliott Williame says, "Swoon is the sad story of a person who falls..
The Norwegian hard rock band Warzaw has rapidly followed up on the most impressive and wonderfully titled album Werewolves On Wheels and it's great to see a band keen to keep up the impetus they began with the debut. This was a great old school hard rock album with more than one foot in the..