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.

Alta Reign – Mother’s Day (Rat Pak Records)

The beginnings of Alta Reign go back 30 years when the drummer Jeff Plate (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO)/Metal Church) started the seeds of the project which has taken until now to come to fruition. He has brought on board a quality team of musicians with TSO keyboard player Jane Mangini alongside Tommy Cook (guitars/lead vocals), Collin..

Avaland – Theater Of Sorcery (Rockshots Records)

I'm not sure where to start with this release by Avaland other than to say it may be wise to put all of your senses into overload mode as this recording is epic and literally off the scale when it comes to grand, operatic metal with a seeming cast of thousands! Avaland hail from beautiful..

Maverick – Ethereality (Metalapolis Records)

The hard rock band Maverick was formed in 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland by the Balfour brothers with David supplying vocals and Ryan on guitar. They have previously released three fine and well received rock albums which have helped increase the band's exposure and led to European tours with The Poodles and Treat and numerous..

ScreaMachine – ScreaMachine (Frontiers Music)

Sometimes, you need some pretty straight forward heavy metal just to blow away the cobwebs; something not pretentious or arty or clever for the sake of being clever but just loud, hard and direct from a band with a singer with a voice like a machine gun, cataclysmic drums and bass and two guitarists trading..

Infinite & Divine – Silver Lining (Frontiers Music)

Infinite & Divine is a new rock duo from Sweden comprising the musician and song writer Jan Åkesson who plays guitars, bass, keyboards, programming and also supplies backing vocals alongside the lady with the big, big voice simply known as Tezzi (aka Terese Persson). Apparently, they got together in 2019 and decided to combine the..

Icon Of Sin – Icon Of Sin (Frontiers Music)

As we all know by now, Frontiers Music love a new project but this should not come as too much of a surprise as they have so many amazing musicians on their roster which means they have the ability to fit some established, quality musicians around any new musician or singer in town and, hey..

Sullen – Nodus Tollens – Act 1: Oblivion (Self Released)

Sullen is a Portuguese progressive rock band that takes traditional prog and adds a little prog metal and the occasional dirty vocal combined with time changes and mazy challenging passages to create a unique sound that is almost a metal derivative of Echolyn, Spock's Beard and Gentle Giant. In truth, the album is only 34-minutes..