SLADE – All The World Is A Stage (BMG)

It is practically possible to feel the (Reading Festival) crowd's own realisation that, hey, these guys aren't just an over the hill glam rock outfit, they are the real deal - hard, heavy, in your face, and so working class and 'laddish' that they make Liam Gallagher sound like the love child of Bryan Ferry..

Interview with Dave Carlo (Razor)

Life’s a bitch sometimes, and in the case of Razor’s leader Dave Carlo – much more often than usual. The Canadian trash/speed veterans’ guitar player has bravely and even stubbornly pushed the band forward through hard and harder times in the Eighties, before throwing the towel in the early nineties. Now, somehow miraculously, Razor’s ninth..

King’s X launch lyric video for ‘Let It Rain’ / new album ‘Three Sides of One’ hits the charts

The legendary King's X, comprised of dUg Pinnick, Ty Tabor & Jerry Gaskill, recently released their long-awaited 13th studio album 'Three Sides of One', their first new music in 14 years. the happy trio! The album has been receiving incredible reviews, and reached the following chart positions: #10 USA Current Album Sales #2 USA Current Hard Music..

The Black Cheetahs – Slow Doomed Fever (Wave Records)

Imagine Siouxsie Sue on one of her very darkest days, accompanied not by an edgy New Wave band but by a sort of Goth /Industrial backing, slow fuzzy electronica and riffs under-pinned by pounding, almost tribal, programmed drums - and you have The Black Cheetahs! The Black Cheetahs in disconcertingly cheerful mode! Slow Doomed Fever..

Barking Poets – Back to Abnormal (Engineer Records)

This is a very accomplished debut EP, from a 'New Wave' (in the 70's sense) foursome based (surprise, surprise) in Barking, and often to be seen/heard in and around Camden. Barking Poets are a melodic punk rock band based in London, founded in 2019 by four experienced musicians from the London, Bristol and Dublin underground scenes...

Birds In Row release two new singles – ‘Noah’ and ‘Cathedrals’

WATCH THE STUDIO SESSION NOW  FORTHCOMING ALBUM GRIS KLEIN / OUT OCTOBER 14 VIA RED CREEK RECORDINGS  French experimental punk / hardcore band Birds In Row have released two new singles today. "'Noah' / 'Cathedrals' is a diptych," the band explains. "'Noah', speaks about the seeking of truth and reality, in a collapsing world, and how answering philosophical questions by economical answers is..

Charlie Griffiths (Haken) launches video for ‘Digging Deeper / taken from debut solo album ‘Tiktaalika’

Charlie Griffiths, guitarist with British progressive metal heavyweights Haken, recently released his debut solo album 'Tiktaalika'. With musical roots still firmly in the progressive realm, Charlie draws from his love of old-school 80s thrash, 90s tech-metal and alternative rock. Running the gamut from melodic to avant-garde to straight-up heavy, you might say Tiktaalika bridges the..

CRADLE OF FILTH prepare for Halloween’s The Monstrous Sabbat event & European Tour, SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT, THE MONSTROUS SABBAT, ON OCTOBER 29 IN LONDON

Photo: James Sharrock Extreme metal ghouls CRADLE OF FILTH return to European stages this autumn, starting October 1 in Paris. Led by inimitable, iconic frontman Dani Filth, CRADLE OF FILTH will visit 22 cities across 12 different countries, accompanied by blackgaze pioneers Alcest and Naraka. The far-reaching tour climaxes on Saturday, October 29th at London's indigo at The O2 where CRADLE OF FILTH will celebrate..