This iteration of Abel Ganz has produced a modern prog masterpiece. Scottish neo-prog band Abel Ganz have had a curious history. While many bands in the neo-prog wave of the 1980s burnt brightly for a short period and then faded away, Abel Ganz spluttered through the 80s - with their chance of recognition sunk by..
The band has delivered an excellent album that has something to offer to a broad spectrum of rock fans. If you don’t like doom music, please keep reading! Lapsus Dei are a band from Chile with a well-established reputation as a doom metal band, with all the usual trappings of long slow dirge-like songs, and..
So, you learn something new every day. I was and still am a big fan of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM, as it was of course known), and often refer to this in reviews as it influenced so many bands and not just British too. In fact, I always found it..
Calling all fans of classic Southern Rock! The Allman Betts Band release their second full-length studio album titled Bless Your Heart on Friday 28th August. The album is released on BMG records, and follows on the heels of the first single, Magnolia Road, which came out in June. The new album is available to pre-order from https://theallmanbettsband.lnk.to/BlessYourHeart and https://amzn.to/2NKWYz5 To summarise: In November..
The latest project from Frontiers is a sure fire winner, with the well known American vocalist Mark Boals combining with Italian guitarist Ölaf Thörsen (aka Carlo Andrea Magnani) to form a hard hitting and most accessible heavy melodic rock band. The immediate impression you get on hearing it for the first time is just how..
Can anyone truly say when the right time is to release a "best of" compilation? Even "greatest hits" means something completely different to what it did in times gone by but for Powerwolf the time is now that they unleash a collection after a seventeen year, seven album career so far. There is something different..
Madhouse is a German heavy rock band that was formed in Hamburg in 1987 by vocalist and guitarist Karsten Krekow and fellow guitarist Thomas Gamlien. They recruited bassist Lars Rothbarth and drummer Paul Slabiak and released a couple of demos, Goin’ Crazy and Madhouse in 1988 and 1989 respectively. These garnered several positive reviews in..
Some reviews are relatively easy to do whilst others less so, and this Canadian symphonic/power metal band definitely falls into the latter category. Hailing from Toronto in Canada and formed in 2005, Operus is a power metal band with a difference, being something of an amalgamation of symphonic metal and extravagant musical theatre a la..
If you like a little theatre with your rock, with a tinge of goth and metal, let me introduce you to Accidental President! The band are based in Sydney, Australia, and have had more than their fair share of line-up changes since their formation in 2015. They are currently a trio, comprised of Bethany Neville..
Having already brought us a box set rounding up the first three solo albums recorded by Ken Hensley for Bronze Records back in the '70s (see review), Cherry Red have now turned their attention to a period rather closer to the present day, with this five-disc box containing four very different albums, all of which..