Steelhouse: Europe are Sunday Headliners, Von Hertzen Brothers return and Graham Bonnet Band debut

Steelhouse Festival is delighted to announce that this year's Sunday Headliners will be Europe. The Swedish Rock legends, in a UK festival exclusive, will make a triumphant return to The Mountain having first appeared at the 2014 event. Hot off a UK arena tour, they return to make good on their commitment to headline the 2022 event after being announced for..

Kreator – Hate Über Alles (Nuclear Blast Records)

The year so far is developing as a landmark for thrash, with new releases announced (or already released) by Destruction, Tankard, Megadeth, Municipal Waste, Toxik, Razor and who knows what else. The celebratory mood is even more relevant when Kreator are joining the company with their 15th full length, coming out on June 10th via..

CERI JUSTICE – Walk In Shadow

Thunder [is] perhaps the pick of the album for me. It traverses different moods, alternating laid-back calm with dramatic, sweeping majesty in a beautiful study in contrasting emotional heft. It hits the spot and then some. This is an interesting one and no mistake. Another of those 'who is this, I wonder?' releases which land..

Farewell, Alan White

It's no small feat to seamlessly assume the drum throne from one of the true greats of the classic progressive rock era. But with breathtaking courage and a touch of swagger, that's just what Alan White did when the baton was passed from the suddenly departing Bill Bruford of Yes back in 1972. He was..

Crematory – Inglorious Darkness (Napalm Records)

Celebrating their 31st year together as a band, German gothic metal institution Crematory are back with their 16th studio album, coming out tomorrow via Napalm Records. Back in 2020, I was far from impressed with their latest release Unbroken, so this time, understandably, my expectations are moderate for Inglorious Darkness. One of the setbacks of..

A-tota-so – Lights Out

Midlands based math-rockers a-tota-so are back though not quite as "mathy" as you might remember them. When COVID19 hit the UK and the never ending lockdowns and lack of support for the music industry started signalling the end of live music for what many thought might be a very long time, a-tota-so decided to change..