ULTIMA GRACE : ‘Ultima Grace’ – Anette Olzon teams up with Japanese keyboardist for new metal project, out 9 September 2022 via Frontiers

Ultima Grace is a new metal project formed by Japanese keyboard player Yuhki (Galneryus, Alhambra) that features lead vocals by Anette Olzon (The Dark Element, ex-Nightwish). A self-titled debut album was released in March 2022 in Japan, but Frontiers Music Srl are making it available elsewhere on 9th September. A single from the record entitled..

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast)

Richmond, Virginia crossover act Municipal Waste arrived and not only at the point of the rejuvenation of thrash but going some way as to leading its charge.  Those not in the know or wondering whether crossover is just another sub-genre for the sake of it, Municipal Waste is very much from the D.R.I. and Suicidal..

‘VIRTUALLY UNCLASSIFIABLE’ SPACE-ROCK BAND SPEEDVARK EMBARK ON JULY UK GIGS – FREE ENTRY FOR THREE ‘VELVET THUNDER’ READERS

SPACE ROCK BAND FROM OUNDLE, HEMEL, BEDFORD AND LONDON WITH A TENDENCY TO SLIP INTO LATIN ANNOUNCE FIRST LIVE DATES SINCE 1995. NEW SINGLE ‘PRESSURE RISING’ RELEASED 15th July “Hemel Hempstead’s answer to Talking Heads” - UNCUT “April Ashby’s Brand New Start breaks down halfway through to excellent effect… the record may well be a..

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band member Jeff Cotton to release his Debut solo album The Fantasy of Reality

AUGUST 12TH 2022 ON MADFISH  Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame to release his first ever solo album – The Fantasy of Reality. After playing guitar, lap steel and vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, appearing on the ground breaking album Trout Mask Replica (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as..

Deaf Lingo – Lingonberry

Italian four-piece Deaf Lingo have now released their second studio album Lingonberry on Lövely Records. Combining melodic punk, lo-fi garage, and bittersweet indie, the release showcases a unique blend of alternative rock. Back in the autumn of 2015, Sandro Specchia (Low Dérive, Muruhuay) decided to record a few songs on a 4-track recorder in the..

Erja Lyytinen and Dom Martin announce November 2022 Co-headline UK Tour

ERJA LYYTINEN & DOM MARTIN CO-HEADLINE NOVEMBER 2022 UK TOUR TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM  WWW.ERJALYYTINEN.COM & WWW.DOMMART.IN NEW ERJA ALBUM "WAITING FOR THE DAYLIGHT"RELEASED FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2022PRE-ORDER ALBUM INCLUDES THE NEW SINGLE "BAD SEED"STREAM SINGLE | WATCH MUSIC VIDEO Hot on the heels of Erja Lyytinen's new single Bad Seed and new studio album Waiting For The Daylight, the Finnish slide guitarist and singer..

Robert Jon & The Wreck announce February 2023 UK Tour

ROBERT JON & THE WRECK FEBRUARY 2023 UK TOUR PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 7 JULY 2022VIA WWW.ROBERTJONANDTHEWRECK.COM Robert Jon & The Wreck are pleased to announce they will return to tour the UK from February 7-18, 2023. Tickets are on sale 9am GMT on Thursday 7th July 2022 from www.robertjonandthewreck.com. The February 2023 UK tour follows Robert Jon & The..

FALLUJAH – release new single “Embrace Oblivion”, NEW ALBUM “EMPYREAN” OUT SEPTEMBER 9TH on Nuclear Blast

Photo: Stephanie Cabral Bay Area masters of atmospheric technical death metal FALLUJAH have revealed the next single, Embrace Oblivion, featuring Katie Thompson, from the band's eagerly awaited 5th studio album, Empyrean, that's out September 9th via Nuclear Blast. Watch the visualizer for Embrace Oblivion below. Commenting on the single, vocalist Kyle Schaefer says: "Embrace Oblivion is about accepting change on a personal level, and..

Chaos Magic – Emerge (Frontiers Music)

I guess the big question now is whether Chaos Magic remains as a project or is it time to consider it as a bona fide band? Chaos Magic burst into life in 2015 although the first album was released as 'Caterina Nix featuring Timo Tolkki Chaos Magic'. The idea for the project came to life..