Author: Richard Proctor

Former reviewer in the CRS "Rock Society" magazine. Formative music years were the 70's, from psychedelia, folk-rock, blues-rock, heavy rock, punkdom, New Wave through to Indie. I love pretty much all rock music, .... I just don't do soul and disco! ūüėĀ

Lesoir to stream live this Saturday at Midsummer Prog Festival

MIDSUMMER PROG FESTIVAL TO HOST LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY 20th JUNE FROM LESOIR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM 'MOSAIC' Following the release of their latest studio album Mosaic, Netherlands art rock quintet LESOIR will join the many bands across the globe that have turned to live streamed performances to keep music alive during the COVID-19 pandemic...

SPELL – Opulent Decay (Bad Omen Records)

"Music, like dreams, exists in feeling rather than explanation. In sleep, the strangest things can elicit joy or terror ‚ÄĒ this is why dreams are so difficult to articulate. Creating music, for me, is similar; often, I'll wake in the dead of night with a powerful feeling or melody in my mind, not connected to..

Rory Gallagher – 25th Anniversary commemoration, 14 June 2020

Sunday the 14th June, will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the unveiling of a statue outside of the Ulster Hall in Belfast, and the annual Rory Gallagher four-day music festival, in Ballyshannon, Ireland plus other planned..

COMBOS – Steelo (Loyal Blood)

Loyal Blood Records, an independent record label based in Bergen, Norway, has signed up Trondheim-based punk / thrash-rock quintet Combos, to add to their 'abrasive' little stable containing the likes of Jabba, Bosakka, Timeworn, Blood Command! Combos sort of emerged from nowhere at the end 2018, as the result of a long line of coincidences..

Kyros – Celexa Dreams (White Star Records)

Kyros are a London-based prog rock outfit dating back to 2009 through a number of phases, not least being previously known as Synaesthesia. The name change was for a variety of reasons but it marks the point at which they perhaps became a fully fledged "ensemble" of a band rather than a solo project of..

Tallah – Video release, news of new album

Best described as 'nu-core', a genre painted with throwback elements to 2000s-era nu-metal but with a more modern, hardcore energy, Tallah shares a passion for playing intense, angry, loud, and heavy music. Building on the notion of innovative metal with panic-stricken guitar screams with added distortion, Tallah's screaming vocals mix with melodic choruses and driving bass..

King King – news of tour and new album

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album Maverick on Friday 16th October 2020 via Channel 9 Music ‚Äď King King's new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk. In support of this, details of their re-arranged tour are now available (see below). The first single I Will Not..

“A Bit of What You Fancy” – The Quireboys 30th Anniversary Tour, December 2020

Following the announcement of the release of the re-recorded version of their 1990 debut album ¬†A Bit Of What You¬†Fancy¬†‚Äď to celebrate its 30th¬†Anniversary ‚ÄstThe Quireboys¬†will embark on a special UK tour from¬†December 2020 to February 2021, where they will play the classic album in its entirety. To mark this happy event, the Quireboys are..