Finland. A lot of people probably don't give a lot of thought to this particular Nordic country, except for the fact that it's probably pretty cold. Let's have a look at a couple of interesting facts, however, to see where we go. Firstly, the ubiquitous Angry Birds game originated from Finland, which may or may..
By 1980, Al Stewart had experienced his greatest sales to date with the albums Year Of The Cat and Time Passages, having moved from his folkier beginnings into a somewhat more mainstream rock direction - albeit always with something of an off-kilter edge, as his old folk wordplay and songwriting construction would regularly twist otherwise..
Hollywood, CA-based heavy rock & roll outfit BUDDERSIDE have shared the second single, “Pardon Me,” featuring Motörhead's Phil Campbell, from their upcoming sophomore album SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE out March 26 via Motörhead Music/Silver Lining Music. Available now across all digital platforms, “Pardon Me” was inspired by none other than the late Motörhead vocalist Lemmy Kilmister who..
The Dust Coda is thrilled to begin the new year with their second single Breakdown, taken from their forthcoming full length album Mojo Skyline set for release on 26th March 2021.Breakdown sees the band developing a more mature song-writing direction; the track is a classic hard rock anthem, but there is nothing obvious about it...
This rather interesting two-disc set has, in fact been released before, albeit with slightly different tracklisting and completely different packaging, some fifteen years ago. It wasn't exactly a high profile release, however, and in all likelihood escaped the notice of all but a few die-hards, so it's well worth having it available again. What we..
Looking back through the annals of recorded rock music, there are quite a number of things which, when put together, manage to complete the phrase 'an unlikely union of...' with some accuracy. Some with more successful results than others. Bing Crosby and David Bowie springs to mind as an example. Aerosmith and Run DMC as..
As well as next album coming in the New Year British rock quintet Inglorious will be releasing their new studio album, We Will Ride, on the 12th February 2021. Pre-orders for physical product and pre-saves for streaming services are available now, including limited edition colour vinyl from the Frontiers EU and U.S. web-stores and from the..
To sum it up, picture one of those huge four-man turf rollers and what they do to a cricket pitch. This album is the roller, and you are the pitch. Enjoy. Let me set the scene here a little. Like many others of a certain age, I was raised on the downtuned, crushing metal of..
The late Ken Hensley had completed work on his new album My Book Of Answers shortly before his untimely death on 4th November 2020. My Book Of Answers is to be released on 5th March 2021 as a CD/DVD and Vinyl Album with Lyric Book package through Cherry Red Records. For half a century Ken Hensley..
PHOTOS: Howard Rankin It might seem a strange thing to say, after 2020 seeming to last for an eternity, but it really is astonishing how time flies sometimes. Still synonymous in many people's minds with Mostly Autumn - the band she fronted for fourteen years - it is astonishing to realise that it is now..