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! ?

Under Attack – Virus Alert (Sliptrick Records)

Under Attack is a heavy metal band from Italy, founded in 2018, in the style of Saxon, Ozzy, Dio or Judas Priest. All fans of the above will thoroughly enjoy this! The core of the band is duo Daniele Sciacca handling vocals, with multi instrumentalist Nando Bonini on guitar, bass and drums. For this album, they're also joined..

Ritualist industrial metal offering ‘BLöD’ out now by mvsic2mvrder2

MVSIC2MVRDER2 PAVE THE WAY FOR RITUAL INDUSTRIAL METAL WITH NEW OFFERING 'BLöD'NEW SINGLE OUT NOW mvsic2mvrder2 - 'BlakGod' EP out February 22nd 2021  -Hardcore kicks and occult guitar licks- mvsic2mvrder2 live to do something off key. Coming from the Belgian darksynth and metal scene, tired of hearing the same sounds everywhere, m2m2 started combining black metal riffs and..

Hot Breath – Rubbery Lips (The Sign Records)

Hot Breath are another hard-hitting foursome from Gothenburg, Sweden, maintaining the tradition from those parts for steaming Garage Rock / Power Pop. Straight-forward rock'n'roll without too many frills, but with a powerful woman lead singer who reminds me of Girlschool, Ellen Foley, Joan Jett and the Runaways, Pat Benatar.....you get the picture! The band is..

Joanna Connor releases New Album, produced by Joe Bonamassa

CHICAGO'S RENOWNED QUEEN OF GUITAR JOANNA CONNOR ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE NEW STUDIO ALBUM "4801 SOUTH INDIANA AVENUE" PRODUCED BY #1 BLUES ARTIST JOE BONAMASSA RELEASED VIA BONAMASSA'S KTBA RECORDS ON FEBRUARY 26 PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW ON CD AND DIGITAL FROM KTBARECORDS.COM Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the reigning Queens of..

Voyager cover Aussie Modern Classic “This Boy’s In Love”

AND: Australian Tour Cancelled due to Covid. Online show #2 now in the works. Australia's premiere synth-prog outfit have played to their strengths and have covered the Australian Modern Classic 'This Boy's in Love', originally by Electronic duo The Presets. Fusing together Voyager's signature Epic Electro Progressive Power Prog Metal with a huge pop song, the..

When Rivers Meet – The Interview

It's been one heck of a year for blues rock twosome When Rivers Meet! It started off with the British husband-and-wife duo busily touring while beginning to plan for their debut studio album We Fly Free; electing to work tirelessly on social media during the pandemic, releasing an EP in May, being highlighted on BBC..

Grande Royale – Carry On (The Sign Records)

I reviewed Grande Royale's last release a year ago, almost to the day. That album Take It Easy had a distinctly southern rock flavour to it, being packed with great tuneful chunks of classic but contemporary southern rock, juicy riffs, great lead licks, melodic vocals and thundering bass lines, with plenty of variety along the..