Djiin – Mirrors (Klonosphere Records / Season of Mist)

French psychedelic/prog-rock collective Djiin have just released their fourth full-length album Mirrors. Djiin is a psychedelic stoner-rock band from France whose name is inspired by spirits and other beasts from Semitic beliefs and traditions. Formed in 2017 and influenced by 70’s progressive rock and krautrock bands, doom scene and heavy rock from the glory days of the early-Sabbath..

Mandoki Soulmates – A Memory Of Our Future (InsideOutRecords)

Some 50 years ago, László Mándoki was a dissident student in communist Hungary. With strong political views coupled with a love of western music, especially prog rock and jazz fusion, his protest songs were bound to draw attention, and he found himself constantly in trouble with the authorities; censored, often banned, and forbidden to travel...

The Dame – II

The Dame is a progressive rock band formed in 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands, their unique retro style intriguing listeners with what the band likes to call "a chic, sexy version of Progressive Rock". The band aims to evoke the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, although this theme may not be immediately apparent in digital..

Renaissance – Tuscany (Cherry Red / Esoteric)

Renaissance have a cherished place in ‘70s progressive rock music history. Annie Haslam’s marvellous voice combined with the group’s ability to produce epic symphonic landscapes created a truly unique sound. That period was immortalised on stage in the album Live At Carnegie Hall in 1976, but a subsequent attempt to write music oriented towards an..

Bat – Under The Crooked Claw (Nuclear Blast)

For those unfamiliar, Bat is the speed-punk side project of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos from Municipal Waste. Their debut full length Wings Of Chains came out in 2026, followed by the Axestasy EP three years later. Under The Crooked Claw, which will hurt your ears next Friday, is the band’s first album for Nuclear..

Marty Friedman – Drama (Frontiers Music)

The melodies are strong, and Friedman gets the balance right between meditative playing and more bombastic passages. He’s come a long way since Megadeth and the good news is that he’s still worth listening to. Having reached fame and fortune as guitarist in Megadeth during the ‘90s, you could have forgiven Marty Friedman for sitting..

THE TANGENT – To Follow Polaris (InsideOut)

The original title of this album was to be Tangent For One because, although the album is being released under the band’s name, this is actually an Andy Tillison solo album in that, not only did he write all the songs, he also played all the instruments, which meant having to learn how to play..

Maidavale – Sun Dog (Silver Dagger Records)

Swedish psych-rock wonders MaidaVale released their new album Sun Dog on May 3rd. It seems like ages since their last release, 2018's Madness Is Too Pure which followed their 2016 debut Tales of the Wicked West, but it's certainly been worth the wait! For those not familiar with the band, MaidaVale is a rock band that..

Demon – Invincible (Frontiers Music)

It is an interesting phenomenon how perceptions change and are influenced a lot when put in context. British hard rock veterans Demon are a very good example. On the one hand, you have the band name, the music on their first two albums and the album artwork and lyrics, which put them firmly in the..