Rokets – Break Free (The Sign Records)

Rokets, formed in 2017, is a rocking and rolling band from Helsinki, Finland. They have earned a reputation of a ferocious and electric live act through their constant gigging around Finland and the Baltic states. The band's first EP Speed & Sound has been sold out for quite some time and their debut album Fast Times gained a lot..

Liar Thief Bandit – Diamonds (The Sign Records)

Which one is the Liar, which one is the Thief and which one is the Bandit? When reviewing Liar Thief Bandit's last creation, the Deadlights album in March 2021 (see VT coverage!), I suggested there isn't a massive amount of variety or boundary-pushing with these guys. I did however qualify it by saying that’s not..

Symphonic Metal Icons XANDRIA Announce Upcoming Album “The Wonders Still Awaiting”

Photo: Tim Tronckoe Following the release of their two latest singles Reborn and You Will Never Be Our God, symphonic metal icons XANDRIA have finally announced their upcoming new studio album, The Wonders Still Awaiting, out February 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. The legendary German band, founded by mastermind Marco Heubaum, introduces its new lineup after six years..


There are times when you just want to get in the car and drive, with something sunny and uplifting on the stereo, and it is for those occasions that this band were made. There are always an array of weighty and challenging releases to review (or at least in my 'to do pile' there are..


The Italian vocalist known for her work with Kalidia and Walk in Darkness have just released a cover version of the World of Warcraft soundtrack Daughter of the Sea. The cover also features Alessandro Jacobi (bass player of Elvenking, Moonlight Haze) on vocals and choirs. Nicoletta comments on the new single: "Daughter of the Sea..

Las Vegas Rockers OTHERWISE Announce New Album ‘Gawdzillionaire’, out March 10, 2023 + Reveal Video For “New Way To Hate”

OTHERWISE have announced their new album GAWDZILLIONAIRE, to be released on March 10 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. To coincide with the news, they've released the lyric video for the snarling monolithic new song, New Way To Hate." Watch the video below. The band has started a 12-date tour of the US with Drowning Pool. Whether you desire success or even just..

Omni Of Halos – Omni of Halos (Lövely Records)

Invitingly warm, intense, grungy and rugged, the Swedish indie-band Omni of Halos launch themselves into the ether as a happy burst of noisy alt-rock, based on solid guitar-driven melodies but then topped with the rich sound of pedal steel! The band hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, as a five-piece band with lo-fi garage-rock tendencies alternating with..