THE RAGGED SAINTS – Sonic Playground Revisited (AOR Heaven)

The Ragged Saints is a hard, driving rock band from Finland and was formed in 2011 by guitarists Tomi Julkunen and Toni Bite and, very quickly, they brought onboard vocalist Markku Kuikka, bass player Jukka Hoffrén and drummer Miikki Kunttu. Together, they released their debut, The Sound Of Breaking Free, in 2013 which established them..

EASY ACTION – That Makes One (AOR Heaven)

Easy Action is a Swedish rock band that formed in 1981 and it released just two albums only, Easy Action in 1983 and That Makes One in 1986. They had a very chequered start to their career which resulted in major personnel changes in the band and something of a alteration in style too as..

Body Count – Carnivore (Napalm Records)

Body Count - the crossover metal side venture of west coast hip-hop giant Tracy Marrow - better known as Ice-T - has been around for nigh on 30 years. As Ice-T himself explains on the 2017 album Bloodlust, 'moshing' occurred at hip-hop shows and Ice wanted to give his friend Ernie C an outlet to..

Jerkstore – The Great Time Robbery (Art Gates Records)

Jerkstore is a three-piece blues infused heavy rock band from Aalborg in Denmark with several quality albums already in the bag and a few personnel changes too but it appears that Keld Rudd (vocals and guitar) and Stefan Korsgaard (drums) have been ever present with bassist Lars Jørgensen completing team. The come across as a..

Our City Fires – Foundations (EP), Incendia Music

Fostering influences from the likes of You Me at Six, Foo Fighters, Incubus and Paramore, five-piece alternative rock band Our City Fires may be a relatively fresh face on the UK’s music scene (having formed only in 2018), but the Leicester lads are keen to make their mark in 2020, following the recent release of..

The Fangs Of The Dodo – The Curtained Sleep

Heavily inspired by iconic super-villains from the Marvel and DC school of fame, The Fangs Of The Dodo are five otherworldly and downright wacky individuals hailing from Bath and collectively producing some fairly dark, gothic, art-rock that will delight fans of My Chemical Romance, Creeper and Evanescence. The principal characters in this stage-show are Count..