You know those deluxe sets we’re all becoming familiar with nowadays, as landmark albums or bands are celebrated by means of a huge box full of CDs, DVDs, books, posters, vinyl, all sorts of treasures essentially? Well courtesy of Wymer Publishing, what we have here is the equivalent to that audio concept but instead via..
The truest of the true and one of the most cult and appreciated bands from the 80s is back with its first new studio album in 29 years. Yes, it is Californians Cirith Ungol we are talking about. Forever Black is out since April 24th through Metal Blade (who else?) and it’s like the last..
The Third Grade is a rather superior progressive metal band from Valencia in Spain, having been around since 2010; this is now their third album, although they have released several EPs and singles too. They released their self-titled debut in 2012 with Deeper, Darker following in 2016 so, you may ask, why is this album..
Great news for vinyl fans, the iconic and ground breaking Gentle Giant have had their first four albums re-released on vinyl this month, which will be music to your ears if you have been missing your GG vinyl fix! These releases have been prompted by the success of last year’s Unburied Treasure, the all encompassing..
Death metal institution Vader are entering their 37th year of existence with a lot of confidence and hunger. Well – the first can be easily explained: after all, they have been on the top of their game with each of their 11 studio albums of original songs. So where does the hunger come from, so..
...if you are after a well-crafted, well-produced, melodic rock album which isn't afraid to go for the grandiose jugular when the opportunity arises, you can safely order a helping of this particular seafood Fish. They seem to exert a curious fascination with prog rock, as the piscine influence has intertwined itself with the music for..
There has never been anything close to a better way to own this album, and I very much doubt there ever will. I have to open this review by stating clearly that this album was a hugely important one for me personally on its original release in March 1983, and remains a thing of fond..
Carolinian-born Hannah Wicklund will release The Inbetween, an unusual 10" inch vinyl EP of four stripped-back solo performances on Friday 17th April 2020. Produced and recorded by her older brother, Luke Mitchell (The High Divers), in their parents' home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the EP features intimate performances that sees Hannah getting back..
Esoteric have a well-deserved reputation for digging up forgotten gems from the back-catalogue and remastering them brilliantly. They’ve once again hit the jackpot here with a fascinating six CD set covering Snowy White’s early solo career. The set spans the six studio albums from 1983’s debut album White Flames through to 1994’s Highway To The..
Roadhawks quickly came to be seen as a sort of bookmark, in a 'last of the "old" Hawks' kind of way. Add to that the glorious gatefold cover artwork, based on an original Barney Bubbles poster, and you have a very iconic and, indeed, nostalgic package indeed. To the legions of Hawkwind fans who were..