July 6, 2020

Author: Terry Craven

A former reviewer and member of the Classic Rock Society having been involved since its early days. .Enjoys virtually all forms of music but first real love is Progressive Rock. Top three band, in no particular order, are Pink Floyd, Rush and the mighty Judas Priest.

PARALYDIUM – Worlds Beyond (Frontiers Music)

Paralydium is another new band from Stockholm, Sweden, being formed in 2015 - with Worlds Beyond being their very exciting debut release. The level of sophistication and maturity shown on this album is quite amazing, which really should come as no surprise as the three-track EP called The Paralydium Project (the band’s original name before..

SAPPHIRE EYES – Magic Moments (Pride And Joy Music)

Sapphire Eyes is yet another Swedish band and, for a country with just ten million inhabitants, its contribution to the world of music is quite remarkable.  Formed as a project in 2011 by Niclas Olsson (Alyson Avenue, Second Heat), the self-titled debut was released in 2012 with the musicians effectively being hired guns. The reception..

Syteria – Reflection (Syteria Records/Cargo Distribution)

Syteria is a mainly female rock band from Yorkshire, England and put together by Jackie Chambers, the lead guitarist with Girlschool in1999. Syteria released their debut EP in 2016 and followed this the following year with their debut album, Rantobot, both of which were independent releases and showed a fast and furious kick-ass rock band...

Runescarred – The Distant Infinite (Self-Released)

Hailing from Austin, Texas this is the debut release by the band Runescarred, a hard hitting and brutally powerful heavy metal group that flirts between hard rock, black metal, hardcore but with some of the intricacies of progressive metal thrown in for good measure. Formed in 2017, the band released the We Are EP in..

Restive Nation – Luidicum EP (Independent Release)

Restive Nation is an alternative rock band from Dublin in Ireland and specialises in a delicious electronic cross-over that produces a huge, epic and all encompassing sound. They are a seven-piece which allows them to create a monumental sound full of complex and intricate rhythms that draws you into their magical world of delight and..