The Bay Area of San Francisco. Not only home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the infamous Alcatraz island and taking in cities Oakland and San Jose but also the beacon of the US thrash movement that included Metallica. With its roots stemming as far back as 1979 - and it is not forgotten as to..
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..
Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this..
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..
Things get even more interesting on the second disc, with the lost tracks by the big guns jostling with ever more eye-opening lesser lights The 1960s are rightly remembered as being perhaps the most pivotal decade in the development of what we now know as rock music, and that largely comes from specific events. The..
In these strange and disturbing times, the music we love is not only still here to put a smile on our collective faces, but very much coming up with at least A DOZEN of new traditional heavy metal albums until the end of April. Yes, that’s right. I will try and say a few words..
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..
Sadly, the cancellation of the BIFF BYFORD solo tour previously scheduled for April & May 2020 has been announced. The cancellation is mainly due to low ticket sales, which may or may not have been affected by the current Worldwide Covid 19 Virus pandemic. Biff Byford “The honest truth is the tickets for the forthcoming..
The first thing to get straightened out before diving into this particular artefact is not the question ‘who are Ars Nova?’, but rather ‘which Ars Nova is this?’ as, strange though it may seem, there have been two bands both laying claim to this fairly unlikely title. The ‘other’ Ars Nova are a Japanese progressive..
"Your Favorites" is the raw and primitive debut album from Dictator Ship, the latest band to have been signed up by Swedish record label The Sign Records. (It seems The Sign are on a mission to spread the word about 'Scando-Rock' in all its forms to a global audience!) The CD continues a recent trend..