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! ­čśü

Acolyte harbour ‘Resentment’ in new song where classic prog and modern metal collide

Classic 70's synths denoting the past, and Modern Metal riffs painting the future collide in this powerful new offering from Melbourne's Acolyte. ACOLYTE'S ALBUM 'ENTROPY' OUT MAY 14TH 2021 PRE-ORDER NOW VIA WILD THING RECORDS AND BLOOD BLAST DISTRIBUTION Acolyte listens to: Dead Can Dance, Porcupine Tree, Opeth'Resentment' FFO -  Deep Purple, Haken, Voyager, Janis Joplin, Rush..

Vokonis’ fourth studio album “Odyssey” out May 7

Vokonis will release their fourth studio album "Odyssey" in May 2021. More dynamically diverse than ever, the 6 new tracks feature guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard. Odyssey is Vokonis' first true prog-record. A record for the new decade. The album has gained a lot of hype in the stoner metal..

Opeth announce ‘Blackwater ParkÔÇÖ 20th anniversary reissue (Music For Nations releases)

RELEASED 16TH JULY / MUSIC FOR NATIONSTwo decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, Opeth's magnum opus 'Blackwater Park' is dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog's ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced..

Paradise Lost announce “Obsidian Moon” UK tour for February 2022

Following on from the release of their new album 'Obsidian' in May 2020,  PARADISE LOST finally bring their masterpiece live on stage in February 2022. Today, the British gothic metal legends announce their "Obsidian Moon" tour, featuring special guests MOONSPELL. PARADISE LOST┬áfrontman┬áNick Holmes┬ásays:┬á"We're looking forward to doing┬áa full UK tour again and playing some long-awaited shows in support of 'Obsidian',..

Arielle announces live streaming sessions and new single “Inside & Outside”

Arielle is pleased to announce the release of her new Fleetwood Mac-flavoured single 'Inside &Outside' on Friday April 16, 2021. The single coincides with the news of four livestream sessions that she will undertake on May 13, June 17, July 22, and August 19. Tickets for the livestream sessions are available from The new single is taken from Arielle's highly anticipated new album 'Analog Girl In..

Nephila – Nephila (The Sign records)

Now then , cast your mind back to a Velvet Thunder review last Autumn of the Italian retro-rock band Witchwood, described in those pages as an imagining of Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull playing together on the same stage. That perfectly captured the sense of the band, enough for me to rush out and invest!..