Black Swan – Generation Mind (Frontiers Music)

It was in 2020 that Black Swan arrived on the hard rock/heavy metal scene with the triumphant debut album Shake The World which was a real tour-de-force and a major statement of intent from a team of stellar musicians and most deserving of the term supergroup. How can you not get excited when you see a..

PARADOX OBSCUR : ‘Morphogenesis’ – new album by Greek post-punk synthwave duo out 06 May 2022 on CD/digital, vinyl release 30 June 2022 via Metropolis Records

Paradox Obscur are an Athens, Greece-based post-punk synthwave duo comprised of Kriistal Ann and Toxic Razor. They have built a devoted worldwide following over the course of four albums since debuting in 2014 and signed to Metropolis Records to issue the explosive Singles & Rarities collection in early 2021. The brand new Morphogenesis marks their..

Veonity – Elements Of Power (Scarlet Records)

A new release by Swedish power metal outfit Veonity is always a reason to celebrate with Elements of Power being the bands fifth album to date in a career which began when the band formed in 2013. All of the previous albums have been high quality power metal dealing in the usual epic fantasy themes..

ALTER BRIDGE announce tour with HALESTORM and MAMMOTH WVH

Photo: Chuck Brueckmann Rock titans ALTER BRIDGE are pleased to confirm an extensive European tour this winter.  The ‘Pawns & Kings’ tour will hit 25 cities over 18 countries, kicking off on November 1st in Hamburg, Germany and wrapping up on December 12th in London, England.  Bursting with riffs, Alter Bridge are currently hard at work recording their seventh..

DAEDRIC releases stunning new single & video ‘Dawnbreaker’, out now on FiXT

Texas-based industrial metal group Daedric releases their anticipated third single Dawnbreaker with an alluring official music video overlaid with a vocal performance that dashes between brutal and ethereal, industrial guitars, pulsing electronics, and heavy rhythm. Dawnbreaker pushes the boundaries into even heavier territory for the band and is another triumphant chapter in the Daedric saga.  "During production, we basically said..

First Signal – Closer To The Edge (Frontiers Music)

First Signal was a project put together in 2010 by Harry Hess, the vocalist with Canadian rock band Harem Scarem whilst the band was on hold, and the bassist and producer Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera, Place Vendome). The self titled debut featured Hess and Ward alongside former Harem Scarem member Darren Smith on..

HELD BY TREES – Solace (Tweed Jacket Music)

It's an odd thing, but as I have grown older, with a free bus pass tantalisingly close, my approach and attitude to ambient instrumental music has very much shifted. Time was, and not all that long ago, when - aside from a liking for a few early Tangerine Dream albums and the like - the..