Provogue will be releasing a new album, featuring previously unreleased material, from the iconic blues-rock master Gary Moore. How Blue Can You Get will be released on 30 April. Ahead of this Provogue has revealed the previously unreleased version of Freddie King's I'm Tore Down. This year marks ten years since the tragic passing of the iconic Northern Irish musician and singer-songwriter. He left..
Eagle-eyed viewers will have already seen a Velvet Thunder news story last week about Katatonia & Solstafir heading out together in January and February 2022 on the "Twilight Burials" tour, a 31-date co-headline tour of the UK and Europe. This follow-up fills in the details from Katatonia's point of view! The coming together of these two revered masters of..
Arielle is pleased to announce the release of her new Fleetwood Mac-flavoured single 'Inside &Outside' on Friday April 16, 2021. The single coincides with the news of four livestream sessions that she will undertake on May 13, June 17, July 22, and August 19. Tickets for the livestream sessions are available from www.noonchorus.com/arielle. The new single is taken from Arielle's highly anticipated new album 'Analog Girl In..
Industrial-tinged extreme metal pioneers FEAR FACTORY are proud to announce that their tenth studio album, Aggression Continuum, will be released on June 18th via Nuclear Blast, just in time for the band's 30th anniversary. Today, FEAR FACTORY offers fans the first preview of the album with the music video for Disruptor. Watch the video, directed by Riivata Visuals below.Dino Cazares comments, "This record is one of my proudest achievements and I'm really..
There came a point midway through Pastoralia, the new album from Nordic folk-proggers Jordsjø, where I realized they might be on to something with the switch from monochromatic cover art to a decidedly more vibrant impression. The Oslo-based outfit have been on a steady incline for several years, with recent albums Jord and Nattfiolen garnering..
Photo: Susumu Miyawaki The record is the third in a series that began with Tokyo Jukebox in 2009, and then Tokyo Jukebox 2 following in 2011. The trilogy presents Friedman's inspired performances to Japanese repertoire he's chosen to cover. Friedman has also included The Perfect World, which he wrote, recorded and originally released in 2018...
Enslaved (photo credit: Roy Bjørge) Utgard-Loki beckons! Blackened avant-gardists Enslaved have launched into their30th year with thunder and flames. Although their Utgard European Tour will now take place in spring 2022, with support coming from Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown, the band are proud to announce four new live albums/DVDs. Out June 25th, the audio and visuals for these releases have been taken from..
CLUTCH announces the Clutch Collector’s Series, limited edition vinyl reissues of initially four catalogue albums on their own label Weathermaker Music. Blast Tyrant is the first release in the series and this one has been curated by drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, who states, “I worked with the album’s original artist Chon Hernandez to create a new look and feel for the Clutch Collector’s Series release of Blast..
Trope is a new alt-rock band from Hollywood in California that was formed in 2016 and the musicians have spent the time since then fine tuning the songs and music that has become their debut album and it is most obvious that it has been time very well spent. Some albums benefit from raw passion..
Now then , cast your mind back to a Velvet Thunder review last Autumn of the Italian retro-rock band Witchwood, described in those pages as an imagining of Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull playing together on the same stage. That perfectly captured the sense of the band, enough for me to rush out and invest!..