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

Introducing: I Am The Night – featuring members of Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Paradise Lost and Bodom After Midnight. First single out soon.

BEHOLD! I AM THE NIGHT The new band featuring Finnish metal scene legends opens an ancient chasm of Black Metal, born of an epic tradition. Rising from the deep valleys of Kymi in southernmost Finland, I Am The Night is Black Metal rooted in the classic early 90's tradition, where walls of guitars and synthesizers..

The Damn Truth’s new album now out, plus livestream gig announced

NEW ALBUM "NOW OR NOWHERE" OUT NOW! THE BAND PERFORM VIRTUAL ALBUM¬†RELEASE LIVESTREAM SHOW ON JUNE 9 TICKETS ON SALE TODAY AT 3PM EASTERN (8PM UK) FROM¬†https://lepointdevente.com/billets/evk210609001 DON'T MISS THE DAMN TRUTH ON TOUR IN¬†THE UK WITH KING KING IN FEBRUARY 2022TICKETS -¬†WWW.KINGKING.CO.UK Canadian rock and roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce their critically..

Lustmord & Karin Park share new single ‘Hiraeth’

NEW ALBUM 'ALTER' RELEASED 25TH JUNE (PELAGIC RECORDS) Nordic pop diva KARIN PARK of √ÖRABROT adds her ethereal, mournful voice and keys to the primordial sound of legendary electronic pioneer LUSTMORD for this sublime and poignant collaboration. ALTER is a ritual of our times and 'Hiraeth' is the new single. On the pair's frst collaborative work,..

The Ellis Mano Band – Ambedo (Jazzhaus Records)

Now then, listen up, this is something special! Imagine a band remarkably like Dire Straits, playing quality blues-rock but with Ian Gillan on lead vocals, with hints of Graham Parker and Chris Rea thrown in for good measure! Swiss-based foursome the Ellis Manos Band will release their second album Ambedo on 25th June 2021 on Jazzhaus Records. In Switzerland, the Ellis..

Davey Dodds – The Rite of Spring (Coalshed Music)

Davey is a multi-talented English individual who has seen more than his fair share of life's twists and turns - mostly music-related but also including creative writing, and working as a fly-fishing guide in such fabulous, remote places such as Northern Manitoba! As a young rock fan, he got interested in traditional folk music, started..

Caligula’s Horse announce global streaming event ‘Live After Lockdown’

BRISBANE PROG METAL OUTFIT CALIGULA'S HORSE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL STREAMING EVENT 'LIVE AFTER LOCKDOWN' 'Live After Lockdown' - Sunday June 20, The Triffid, Brisbane Worldwide Livestream (+ Ticketed Live Show)  BUY LIVE  SHOW + LIVESTREAM TICKETS AND MERCH BUNDLESLISTEN TO CALIGULA'S HORSE [INSIDE OUT MUSIC // WILD THING PRESENTS] Caligula's Horse are making their return to the..

Darkthrone announce new studio album ‘Eternal Hails’

'ETERNAL HAILS'  THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM OF EPIC BLACK HEAVY METAL FROM THE NORWEGIAN LEGENDS DARKTHRONE RELEASED 25TH¬†JUNE (PEACEVILLE) /¬†PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW As John Peel once said of The Fall, "Always different, always the same,"¬†so too one could say the same of Darkthrone. Things change, times change, people change, and yet even when sounding fresh..

Giancarlo Erra returns with new album ‘Departure Tapes’; Shares first single

GIANCARLO ERRA RETURNS WITH SPELLBINDING NEW ALBUM DEPARTURE TAPES TO BE RELEASED ON KSCOPE ON 2ND JULY 2021 ¬∑       First single & video for track "Departure Tape" premiered  (photography by Caroline Traitler www.carolinetraitler.net ) UK based Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Giancarlo Erra will release his new album Departure Tapes on 2nd July 2021 through Kscope.  Departure Tapes is an album consisting of..