February 24, 2020

Collateral – The Interview

British four-piece rock band Collateral are set to release their highly anticipated eponymous debut album on February 21st. The album is released through Roulette Media Records and distributed worldwide through Cargo. The band are looking to promote the album through several gigs in the near future, - touring with Jared James Nichols in February and..

Anchor Lane – The Interview

Scottish rock band Anchor Lane released their debut full length album Casino on 31 January. They're a young band, but they've been developing this first album over quite some time, and they're understandably excited about it, and very happy that people can now hear their recorded material. The band is a classic four-piece, comprising singer..

The return of Nektar

The title track of The Other Side is 18 minutes long, occupying a full side on the vinyl version, and has all the characteristic trademarks that will probably make it a genuine Nektar classic. I recall a football commentator once saying that everyone remembers the teams that make it to any big cup final but..

Velvet Thunder albums of 2019

Lee Vickers Acid Reign - The Age Of Entitlement (Dissonance)Oomph! - Ritual (Napalm)Sacred Reich - Awakening (Metal Blade)Soilwork - Verkligheten (Nuclear Blast)Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)Overkill - The Wings Of War (Nuclear Blast)Rotting Christ - The Heretic (Seasons Of Mist) Wednesday 13 - Necrophaze (Nuclear Blast)Witch Vomit - Buried Deep In A..

IAN ANDERSON

I think you can look at many, if not most of the Jethro Tull albums, as containing elements of progressive rock - not necessarily prog, which is a bit more fanciful, but progressive rock. In November 2019, Ian Anderson announced that in September and October 2020, he’d be playing a series of eleven dates across..

Roger Dean

I can’t honestly say I had a conversation with Syd Barrett. We had a few shots at it, but it really didn’t work... “I have often said, I wish Relayer wasn’t called Relayer, I wish it was called Gates of Delirium,” muses the artist Roger Dean, sitting at a huge wooden table in a large..

ANDY SCOTT (SWEET)

The Sweet today: Bruce Bisland, Lee Small, Paul Manzi, Andy Scott. Sweet. Or ‘The Sweet’ if you prefer. To anyone who was fortunate enough to be growing up in the ‘70s, just the mention of the name evokes such a groundswell of nostalgia as to be almost palpable. Mental images of the band on Top..