March 6, 2021

Author: Steve Pilkington

Former editor of the CRS magazine 'Rock Society'. Presenter of weekly radio show A Saucerful Of Prog on Rock Radio UK. Author of several music biographies. 70s throwback...

NARYAN – THE WITHERING (Progressive Gears)

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..

AL STEWART – 24 CARROTS (Esoteric)

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..

BUDDERSIDE REVEAL ANIMATED VIDEO FOR SECOND SINGLE FEATURING PHIL CAMPBELL (MOTÖRHEAD)

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 – New single ahead of forthcoming album

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...

HUMBLE PIE – The Atlanta Years (SFM)

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..

INGLORIOUS PRESENT HILARIOUS CHRISTMAS VIDEO FOR FANS

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..

KEN HENSLEY – NEW ALBUM SCHEDULED FOR MARCH

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..