Sometimes I wonder if the Cherry Red label was set up purely for me as it seems that just about every release they put out is something that I either want, need or just simply desire! I must admit that Magnum has been a guilty pleasure of mine since the 1970s and the Tony Clarkin/Bob..
Today, 14-year-old metalcore sensation STORM has dropped his new single After a Lie, out now via Indie Recordings. After a Lie offers a relatable exploration of the feelings that occur when you pretend to be someone you're not, just to fit in. The song also represents a shift in the musical direction, going into a more melodic approach and experimenting..
ALTERIUM, the new Italian power metal quintet led by Nicoletta Rosellini (ex. Kalidia, Walk in Darkness), is premiering a music video for their brand new single Siren's Call, taken off their much-awaited debut album, that is slated for an early 2024 release on AFM Records! Born in late 2022, ALTERIUM consists of vocalist Nicoletta and former bandmates Paolo Campitelli (guitars) and Dario Gozzi (drums)..
Dutch psych-rock renegades DeWolff have announced their first ever UK headline tour. They will begin in Newcastle at The Cluny on 13 March and will call through Edinburgh (The Voodoo Rooms), Aberdeen (The Tunnels), Glasgow (Hug & Pint), Manchester (Night & Day), Bristol (The Louisiana), Oxford (The Bullingdon), Nottingham (Bodega), Hastings (Black Box) and it finishes on 23 March at Omera, London. Tickets are available at the link below...
January 19, 2024 sees Swedish melodic power metal band METALITE unleash their most gigantic album to date! Expedition One, that tells the fictitious story about life on our planet in the year 2055, will be released via AFM Records. Following previously-released album appetizers such as Disciples Of The Stars, Blazing Skies and New Generation, today, METALITE are premiering a lyric video for..
The charity one day progressive music event PROG the FOREST returns for its fifth year at the famous Fiddler's Elbow in Camden, North London, on Sunday 3rd December. As always, event will showcase the diversity of modern progressive rock music and related genres, and all profits will be donated to the World Land Trust. “The..
Swedish AOR outfit Grand have announced that their second album, the appropriately entitled Second To None, will be released on 19th January 2024 via Frontiers. A first single and video from it for the song Crash And Burn are available now. A beacon of excellence even in the ultra-vibrant scene of their home territory, the..
Stephen Tayler has managed the almost impossible here. Yes, the instruments are all far better defined, the stereo panning more expansively impressive and the vocals clearer in the mix. But somehow the essential 'sonic soup' of the original is still there having lost none of its indefinable greatness. You can still get lost in the..
Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2019, Los Angeles-based quartet Pattern-Seeking Animals have been one of the prog scene’s most prolific outfits, following up with albums in 2020 (Prehensile Tales) and 2022 (Only Passing Through). Now, only a year since their previous effort, the band return with their 4th album Spooky Action..
Brace yourselves, metalheads! In a seismic announcement that has sent shockwaves through the metal community, three of Sweden's most iconic metal bands, In Flames, Arch Enemy and Soilwork are teaming up for a UK and EU tour titled the Rising From The North 2024 tour. The line-up promises an unforgettable night of Swedish metal mayhem. Anders Fridén from In Flames stated: "Couldn't be more..